Past Events

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[Videos of some of our past events are available here.]

How does Ideology Drive U.S. Foreign Relations?

Panelists:

  • Christopher McKnight Nichols, Professor of History and Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security Studies at The Ohio State University.  An Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Award winner and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, Nichols is a frequent public commentator on U.S. politics and foreign policy. Nichols is the author or editor of six books, including most recently Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations: New Histories (2022).
  • Nicholas Breyfogle (Moderator), Associate Professor of History and Dir

November 21, 2022, Noon - 1:00 p.m.


Overturning Roe: The Past and Future of Abortion in the United States

Panelists:

  • Susan Hartmann, Emeritus Professor of History, The Ohio State University
  • Alison Norris, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University
  • Mytheli Sreenivas, Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University
  • Nicholas Breyfogle (Moderator), Associate Professor of History and Director, Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, The Ohio State University

November 7, 2022, Noon-1:00 p.m.
(There is no video of this event.)


Sweet Fuel: The Remarkable Story of Brazilian Ethanol

Speakers:

Jennifer Eaglin, Assistant Professor of History and Sustainability Institute
Nicholas Breyfogle (Moderator), Associate Professor of History, Director, Goldberg Center

May 10, 2022, Noon-1:00 p.m.


Seed Money: Monsanto's Past and Our Food Future

Speakers:

Bart Elmore, Associate Professor of Environmental History and Core Faculty, Sustainability Institute
Nicholas Breyfogle (Moderator), Associate Professor of History and Director, Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching

April 11, 2022, Noon-1:00 p.m. 


Picturing Black History

Panel:

  • Bob Ahern | Director of Archive Photography for Getty Images
  • Dawn Chitty, (Ed.D.) | Director of Education at the African American Civil War Museum
  • Daniela Edmeier (Moderator) | Ph.D. Candidate History, Ohio State, and Managing Editor of Picturing Black History
  • Damarius Johnson | Ph.D. student History, Ohio State, and Associate Editor of Picturing Black History
  • James Morgan | Programming Consultant with the African American Civil War Museum

Monday, March 21, 2022, Noon-1:00 p.m.


The Gospel of Judas: The Rediscovery of the Earliest Gnostic Gospel

David Brakke, Professor and Engle Chair in the History of Christianity, The Ohio State University
Nicholas Breyfogle (Moderator), Associate Professor of History and Director, Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, The Ohio State University

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, Noon-1:00 p.m.


The Global War on Drugs

Panel:
Dr. Isaac Peter Campos
, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati
Brionna Mendoza, Doctoral candidate in History, Ohio State
Dr. Sarah Brady Siff, Drug Enforcement & Policy Center, Moritz College of Law; Ohio State University
Nicholas Breyfogle, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching, Ohio State

Monday, January 24, 2022, 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Cultural Diplomacy and the Global Cold War

Panel:
Nicholas Breyfogle | Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Goldberg Center
Theodora Dragostinova | Associate Professor, Department of History

December 9, 2021


China and Africa: Historical Perspective on a Rising Power

Panel:
Nicholas Breyfogle (Moderator) | Associate Professor, Department of History
Patrick Nash | Graduate Student, Department of History
Joe Parrott | Assistant Professor, Department of History

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Ideas of Race & Racism in History

a panel discussion with Department of History Faculty and Alumni

Panel:
Nicholas Breyfogle | Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, Goldberg Center, The Ohio State University
Alice Conklin | Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University
Robin Judd | Associate Professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University
Hasan Jeffries | Associate Professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University
Deondre Smiles | Ph.D. Geography '20; Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Victoria, Canada

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India

Mytheli Sreenivas
Assistant Professor

Department of History
Ohio State University

September 9, 2021


Leaving Zion: Jewish Emigration from Palestine and Israel after WWII

Ori Yehudai
Assistant Professor

Department of History
Ohio State University

August 16, 2021


Diet for a Large Planet

Christopher Otter
Professor

Department of History
Ohio State University

June 7, 2021


Medieval Women's Rights: Setting the Stage for Today

Sara Butler
Professor and King George III Chair in British History
Department of History
Ohio State University

March 8, 2021


The Global History of HIV

Thomas McDow
Associate Professor

Department of History
Ohio State University

Dec. 1, 2020


A Historian’s Guide To Saving the Planet: What the History of Coke Can Teach Us About Curbing Pollution

 

Bart Elmore
Associate Professor

Department of History
Ohio State University

December 5, 2019


"Post-Truth" Moments in History


A panel discussion by John Brooke (History), Greg Anderson (History), Melissa Curley (Comparative Studies) and Bert Harrill (History)
Ohio State University Professors

April 13, 2017


Magic & Witchcraft at the Dawn of Modernity: Why Then & What Now?

Professor Matt Goldish
Samuel M. and Esther Melton Chair in Jewish History

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Climate Change, the Anthropocene and the Deep History of the Earth

John Brooke
Humanities Distinguished Professor of History, The Ohio State University

Thursday, October 13, 2016 


American Ways, An Overview of Four Centuries of Consistent National Behavior

Steve Millett

Thursday, September 22, 2016 


The History of "Radical" Movements in Islam

Jane Hathaway
Professor, Ohio State University

Monday, April 18, 2016


How the History of Poindexter Village Challenges Popular Stereotypes about Public Housing

Patrick Potyondy
PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University

Monday, March 21, 2016


Making Sense of the Madness: Race, Racism, and Politics in the Age of Obama

Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University

Monday, January 25, 2016


"I had the Best Childhood": Growing up in Ohio Orphanages in the 20th Century

Birgitte Søland
Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Devouring the Earth: How British Food Changed the World

Chris Otter
Assoc. Professor of History

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road

Dr. Scott Levi
Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Russia and the Race for the Arctic

Dr. Nicholas Breyfogle
Associate Professor

Friday, April 10, 2015


Is Google 'Making us Stupid?' A Deep History and Future of the Internet

David J. Staley
Associate Professor of History, The Ohio State University

Friday, October 24, 2014


Was the Qing Dynasty "China"?

Ying Zhang
Assistant Professor

Saturday, November 2, 2013


U.S.-Iraqi Relations in Historical Perspective

Peter Hahn
Professor and Chair of History

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empire: Athens and Sofia Compared

Theodora Dragostinova
Assistant Professor

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Dangerous Aesthetics: The Fascist and Nazi Appeal to Emotion

Alan Beyerchen
Associate Professor of History

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Aristocratic Values in Republican Rome

Professor Nathan Rosenstein

Friday, September 16, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm