At The Ohio State University history is alive, and it's probably not what you would expect. In today's world where war, revolution, famine, and social upheaval occur with frightening regularity, history is the key to understanding these crises. History is not a recitation of facts and names, but involves analysis and understanding. History is the sum total of the human experience, and that experience serves as a mirror reflecting today's events.
Our faculty travel the world conducting research and bring that wealth of knowledge and expertise back to the classroom. Their research topics are wide-ranging from environmental history such as the history of water to ancient history and the study of medieval monastaries. They remain excited about their teaching and research while active in the process of historical inquiry.
The Department of History offers a variety of options for undergraduates to pursue research in history.