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Douglas Miller

Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentith Century

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Christianity in Fifteenth Century Iraq

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 Dr. Thomas Carlson is co-editing The Syriac Gazetteer, a dictionary of Syriac cultural geography

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Cambridge Scholars Program - Study Abroad Opportunity!

Cambridge Scholars Program

Click Here for Information and to Apply for the 2018 Summer Program

Cambridge in the Middle Ages
Taught by Dr. Jennifer Borland (Art) and Dr. Emily Graham (History)

Hosted at Magdalene College, Cambridge University August 3-17, 2018

For over 25 years, Scholar Development has prepared students for the future, whether in competition for prestigious national/international scholarships, admission to top graduate schools, securing highly competitive jobs, or attaining the skills required to grow as a leader.  The past has taught us that a diverse range of programs, targeted to a wide range of majors, year classifications, and interests, has been the most successful way to elevate a large number of students’ educational experience. 

One of our most successful programs to play a role in achieving each of our aims has been the Cambridge Scholars program.  This two-week summer program brings up to 22 of OSU’s top students to the University of Cambridge for a special short course taught by OSU faculty or significant OSU alum.  One of the most significant factors to the program is its substantial scholarship support for students. 

The benefits to participating in the Cambridge Scholars program are numerous, especially if the course topic in a given year is of substantial interest to the student.  Some of the less known benefits to participating in the program include gaining a better understanding of British education in general and the education system at Cambridge in particular.  Many program alumni have gone on to later apply for graduate school at the University of Cambridge and many have been successful.

Please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment, call 405-744-7313, or drop by our office at 040 Student Union to discuss your potential participation in this year’s Cambridge Scholars program.

Click Here for Information and to Apply for the 2018 Summer Program

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Study Abroad Opportunities

In the Shadow of Pompeii: Heritage Conservation in Modern Italy

Italy HIST Summer 2018

Instructors: David D'Andrea and Cristina Gonzalez
Location: Italy
Courses: HIST 3980 or ART 4800/5900 - 3 credit hours (H and I designation pending)

Travel Dates: May 15 - 28, 2018 
Course Dates: April 23 - July 6, 2018

Explore the cultural and historical landscape of southern Italy, from the great archaeological sites and museums of Rome to the ruins of Pompeii. You will have the opportunity to examine an on-going excavation in the historic town of Nocera Superiore, home of Roman ruins, mendicant churches, and one of the oldest and largest early Christian baptisteries in existence. The course includes trips to Pompeii, Paestum, Herculaneum, and the museums in Naples.

Course Costs:                 
Tuition and Fees: $2,900*
     (includes $200 deposit billed at the time of enrollment).
     *Airfare is not included in the costs. Airfare estimate is $1,400 - $1,700.

The costs include tuition and fees, travel insurance, lodging, most major excursions and transportation. The costs do not include airfare, additional meals, some museum entrance fees, passport or additional airline fees, and any miscellaneous costs a student might wish to incur.

To enroll:
 Contact Shane O'Mealey in the Arts and Sciences Outreach office to set up an appointment and be accepted into the program.   405-744-5647.  All applicants must have an appointment to travel on the course. You can begin your course application, but you will not be able to proceed without an appointment.

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Outstanding Senior Jordan Stine Shares His Passion for History

Jordan Stine, History Department Outstanding Senior for 2016-2017, recently sat down with the College of Arts & Sciences to share his passion for history and his experience in OSU History classrooms. Check out his interview! 

PhD Student Jared Eberle Recieves the WHA Graduate Student Prize

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Jared Eberle is a recipient of this year's Western History Association Graduate Student Prize. Inaugurated in 2014, the prize is designed to foster graduate student professional development and to enhance collegial citizenship within the organization. Jared, along with the other recipients, will host the Graduate Student Reception at this year's WHA Conference in San Diego, California this November. 

Graduate Student Jared Eberle Receives National Phi Alpha Theta Dissertation Scholarship

Eberle JaredJared Eberle, doctoral candidate in the History Department, has received the National Phi Alpha Theta Doctoral Scholarship award for work on his dissertation, "More Than a Bunch of Rowdy Indians: Red Power and the Transition to the 1970s." Congratulations, Jared, on this well-deserved and prestigious award!