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Recent Publications

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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Head of the Department of History-Internal Search

Position Announcement-Head of the Department of History-Internal Search

As chief academic and administrative officer, the Department Head works with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, department faculty, and students to encourage teaching and research excellence, as well as growth in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  The Department Head administers fiscal, curricular and personnel matters for the Department.  These duties include budget management, supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff, course scheduling, advocacy of the department’s interests, and fundraising. Given these responsibilities, the teaching load is normally one course per semester.  The Department Head reports directly to the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.

EEOC and/or Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Interested candidates must email with: a letter outlining your interest and fit to the position, your current CV, and names with contact information for three references from outside of the department by March 16, 2019. 

Internal Search- only open to current tenure-track faculty members of the Department of History. 

Yeakley Awarded at the MVHC

Last weekend 10 graduate students attended and presented papers at the Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, NE. Sheldon Yeakley won the conference award for best graduate student paper for his presentation on Wyandot Indian removal from Ohio to Kansas during the nineteenth century. 

Sheldon Award

Congratulations Sheldon!


Dr. Miller Honored at Convocation

Congratulations to Dr. Miller who was awarded during the Fall 2018 Convocation for Excellence in General Education Teaching!

Read the full article here.

 Convocation slide

Dr. Graham Honored at Convocation

Dr. Emily Graham was honored at the University Awards Convocation on December 4th, 2018. She received a distinguised teaching award. 




New Pre-Law and Pre-Business Options

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The OSU History major now offers pre-law and pre-business essentials tracks for students who want to use their History degrees to go on to law school, MBA programs, or the broader business world. 

These options require the same number of hours, 120, as the general History track, but offer specialization for enhanced career opportunities. 

All three degree options are linked here:

History (BA)            
- Business Essentials (BA)
- Pre-Law (BA)

 Contact the undergraduate advisor, Dr. Zeide, with questions!