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Miller Book

Douglas Miller

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

Carlson Book

Thomas Carlson

Christianity in Fifteenth Century Iraq

Zeide Cover

Anna Zeide

Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry

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Digital History Projects

Syriac gazetteer

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

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History Club Historical Costume Party

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The OSU History Club had a great time dressing up as various historical characters on Friday, October 21st. If you are interested in being a part of the History Club, visit their Facebook page for more information! 

Dr. Holly Karibo wins 2016 Michigan State History Award for her first book

SinCityNorthDr. Holly Karibo, assistant professor, received the 2016 Michigan State History Award for University PressBooks, for her first book, Sin City North: Sex, Drugs and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland. For more information, see Brian Perrota's interview with Dr. Karibo on the College of Arts & Sciences website. 




Join the Undergraduate History Club for an Exciting Semester of Activities!

This fall, History Club has an exciting line-up of events! We launched the semester with a campus-wide historical scavenger hunt that featured places and monuments across campus. The winning team won a $75 Amazon gift card. We’ll be featuring two “History of the Present” lectures that look at some contemporary issue through a historical lens—Dr. Holly Karibo on the long War on Drugs (September 6) and Dr. Laura Belmonte on the election season (November 1). History Club will also be taking a field trip (September 10) to the Crystal Bridges Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright House in Bentonville, AR; having a book sale on September 22 (great books across all genres for $1 or less!); learning about how to apply to graduate school (October 5); throwing a historical dress-up party for Halloween (October 21); hosting movie nights; and sharing lunch socials! See our calendar for full details, and email to get on the mailing list for announcements.

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 Students participating in the History Club Scavenger Hunt    Dr. Belmonte, Department Head, at the Scavenger Hunt 


Dr. Bob Blackburn Inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame

Dr. Bob Blackburn (M.A. History ’76, Ph.D. History ’79) was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame at a private banquet on Friday, September 9, 2016. Dr. Blackburn has served as the executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1999.  He has written or co-authored 18 books and numerous articles, journal entries, and screenplays.  He is a steady source of historical information to the media and has appeared numerous times on the History Channel.  Dr. Blackburn was also instrumental in planning and building the Oklahoma History Center, a 215,000-square foot museum and research center open to the public. 

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Dr. Blackburn (center, in the orange tie), was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame on Friday, September 9th. Dr. Blackburn is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. History faculty Dr. Bill Bryans (far left), Dr. Jim Huston (next to Dr. Bryans), and Dr. Richard Rohrs (far right) were also in attendance. 

New History Practicum Course Offers Amazing Hands-On Experience for Undergraduate Students!

With the launch of a new History practicum course, undergraduate history majors now have the opportunity to develop hands-on internship-like experience at a range of institutions. This semester, 6 students are learning and working at the OSU Museum of Art, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, and the Special Collections and University Archives. They are also learning about how to identify career paths, build connections with a wider network, and developing a portfolio of material to showcase their knowledge as they enter the job market in years to come.