Contemporary History Institute Events & Speakers
Contemporary History Institute Speaker Series
The Contemporary History Institute sponsors an active program of events, not only to increase the breadth of the program but also to providing opportunities for students to interact with prominent specialists from a wide variety of fields.
The Institute regularly brings distinguished speakers to Athens to conduct seminars and deliver public lectures.
The CHI Speakers Series welcomes between three and five people each quarter to lecture on a variety of ideas, contemporary research, and prominent issues. Students may make suggestions about the speakers they would be interested in hearing and often the Institute is able to fulfill those requests.
The Baker Peace Conference, usually held in the spring, draws participants from the highest echelons of academia and public affairs to discuss an issue of national, and oftentimes international, significance. Students and the public benefit from this serious, non-polemic examination of these important issues.
Recent Speaker Series Events
Ohio University alumnus Dr. Sebastián Hurtado-Torres talks about continued importance of diplomatic history and his book The Gathering Storm: Eduardo Frei’s Revolution in Liberty and Chile’s Cold War on Thursday, Jan. 28. Join the Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app. Contact CHI director Ingo Trauschweizer (email@example.com) for additional […]Read More
The Contemporary History Institute hosts the Elizabeth Evans Baker Endowed Lecture featuring Fati Abubakar on Thursday, Dec. 3, at noon. Join on Teams. Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and public health worker from Nigeria. She was born and raised in Maiduguri, Borno State. She has a bachelor’s degree in […]
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The Menard Family George Washington Forum hosts Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley discussing “Income Inequality” on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Register for this webinar. Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies. Previously, Bradley served as […]
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The Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Sebastian Hurtado Torres discussing “The endless relevance of diplomatic history: the case of Cold War Chile” on Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. A Teams link will be provided. Hurtado Torres is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Historia, at the Universidad San Sebastian […]
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Contemporary History | From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter: Tracing the Contours of Social Protest in America, Oct. 22
Ohio University’s Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Robyn C. Spencer discussing “From the Black Panther Party to Black Lives Matter: Tracing the Contours of Social Protest in America” on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Join on Teams. Spencer is a historian whose research centers on social protest after World […]
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To help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Ohio University hosts a talk by Shigeko Sasamori (age 88), survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. Her talk is titled “August 6th, […]Read More
Contemporary History | Mattson Discusses Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America, Sept. 17
The Contemporary History Institute features Dr. Kevin Mattson discussing his book, We’re Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. Mattson is the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University. Join this event on […]Read More
The Contemporary History Institute kicks off its fall speaker series with Dr. Alec Holcombe, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, addressing “Mass Mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam” on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 p.m. Join this event on Teams. Holcombe will be talking about his book Mass […]Read More
NOTE: This event has been canceled. The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are pleased to announce a symposium on “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines” at the Intrepid Sea, Air […]Read More
Contemporary History | Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I, March 5
The Contemporary History Institute welcomes Dr. Michelle R. Moyd discussing “Moving Men: Labor Mobilizations To and From Africa During World War I” on March 5 in Bentley 124 at 4:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Moyd is an Associate Professor in the Department of History; […]Read More