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Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching

The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching is at the heart of the OSU Department of History's effort to promote innovative and effective teaching strategies. The Goldberg Center is committed to advancing cutting edge research, engaged teaching, and substantive community outreach to prepare our students and other citizens to become life-long learners and responsible leaders in all walks of life.

Center for Historical Research

The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective.  The annual program of the Center is organized around a central theme, which will be explored through a series of seminars, colloquia, and lectures.

Affiliated Centers

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is an interdisciplinary center in the College of Arts and Sciences dedicated to the study of history, culture, society, technology, and the arts from late Antiquity to the early modern era. CMRS activities promote teaching and research in all aspects of medieval and renaissance culture, including art, music, literature, religion, history, philosophy, and government.

Samuel M. Melton Center for Jewish Studies

The Samuel M. Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University was the first such center at an American public university and remains one of the largest. Approximately thirty-three faculty members from various disciplinary departments are members of the Melton Center, which supports student and faculty travel and research, and runs educational programs on campus and in the community.

Mershon Center for International Security Studies

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research on national security in a global context.

Projects and Initiatives

  • eHistory is a free public site with articles, primary sources, documentary material, online books and reviews for students and scholars of history
  • Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective is an online magazine featuring work by leading historians. It is produced by The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching and Public History Initiative.  
  • Picturing Black History is an ongoing collaborative effort between Ohio State’s Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective and Getty Images, Picturing Black History seeks to uncover untold stories and rarely seen images of the Black experience, providing new context around culturally-significant moments by bringing them into the light and into view. Blending the breadth and depth of Getty Images’ imagery archives with the renowned expertise of Origins' and Ohio State’s History Department, we seek to inform, educate, and move the world forward, by exploring the past.  
  • A Well-Informed People expands Origins' goal of making the lasting implications of history accessible and understandable to everyone by providing summaries of historical events that impact the issues that are important to the American voter as well as opportunities to dive further. With this information, we hope to ensure an informed electorate who is both capable and prepared to make the important decisions that await them at the ballot box.
  • History Teaching Institute (HTI) is the P-16 portal of The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching.  
  • Museum of Classical Archaeology is designed to provide a significant focus for ongoing teaching, research, and outreach in a number of areas within the University. The museum is located in Dulles Hall 028 (230 W. 17th Avenue) on the main OSU campus.   

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