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HIST 3333: WWII - Study Abroad Opportunity May 2019

Follow in the footsteps of Allied soldiers during World War II as you travel from London to Paris via the Normandy region. Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day with ceremonies and special programming, and gain context of this important invasion at Bletchley Park. During this program, you’ll visit World War II sites that will help put this major conflict into perspective.

Dr. John Kinder will lead this 10-day excursion in May 2019. Enroll today

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Students Love Reacting to the Past!

We are really proud of the work and creativity the students in our inaugural Honors-Reacting to the Past course displayed last semester and thank Dr. Anna Zeide​ for launching the course.
Reacting to the Past is an immersive, historical simulation pedagogy that puts students directly into the time period under study. Students are assigned roles informed by classic texts, and lead class sessions in game play. OSU’s first Reacting to the Past class was a History Honors seminar in the Fall of 2017, which played the game “Greenwich Village, 1913.” Students engaged with debates about woman suffrage, labor activism, and bohemian ideals in the context of a New America. See for yourself!
Don't miss our next Honors-Reacting to the Past course in Fall 2018 taught by Dr. Holly Karibo MWF 11:30-12:20.

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

Check out last summer's program:


RESCHEDULED: Dr. Carol Anderson at OSU to Discuss White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Don't miss Dr. Carol Anderson speak on White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 6:00 pm in the Noble Research Center Room 106. Dr. Anderson is an extraordinary lecturer and this will be a powerful and timely event. The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Dr. Carol Anderson is professor of African American Studies at Emory University. White Rage has received numerous awards and accolades, including National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, New York Times Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2016, and a Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016.

Dr. Anderson's research has garnered substantial fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, National Humanities Center, Harvard University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

She has also served on working groups dealing with race at Stanford’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. In addition, based on the strength and accessibility of her research, the leadership at Amnesty International, USA, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Ford Foundation, and others have used Eyes Off the Prize to frame and examine their human rights work in the United States.

This has also led to sought after commentary in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and that places contemporary issues dealing with race, human rights, and politics in a historical perspective. Her Washington Post op-ed, “White Rage,” was the most widely shared for the paper in 2014.

Professor Anderson was a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

This lecture is part of OSU's African American History Month programming and is co-sponsored by the following:

OSU Office of Institutional Diversity 
OSU College of Business 
OSU College of Arts and Sciences 
OSU College of Education, Health, and Aviation 
OSU Library 
OSU Department of History
OSU Center for Africana Studies
OSU Department of Political Science 
OSU Gender and Women's Studies Program
OSU Department of Philosophy 
OSU Department of Sociology 
OSU Department of English 
OSU American Studies Program

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.

View on Arts & Science Outreach.