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Category Archives: Department News

Prof. Mary Dudziak to Give 2018 Hess Lecture

The Department of History at BGSU is delighted to announce that Professor Mary L. Dudziak, a leading U.S. legal historian and the 2017 President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), will present this fall the 2018 Gary R. Hess Lecture in Policy History on Monday, October 22ndat 4:30pmin the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, […]

Dr. Nicole Jackson’s Presentation at Way Library

“Toledo’s Great Migrations: Two or Three?”  BGSU’s own Dr. Nicole Jackson, Associate Professor of History, posed this question to a diverse audience at Way Public Library in Perrysburg on Wednesday evening, June 27. The usual story identifies Toledo as part of two great migrations:  Migration #1 was the movement of former slaves away from their […]

We’re hiring!

The Department of History is recruiting a full-time instructor in the field of Ancient History. Please check for the full description. (If the link doesn’t work, please check go to, then search the History Department posting.) It’s a great time to join us: excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, professional development, curriculum innovation, and great […]

New Course: Slave Resistance, Fugitivity and the Underground Railroad

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Dr. Jackson will be offering a new course in the fall: HIST 3910, “Slave Resistance, Fugitivity and the Underground Railroad.” The course counts as an elective in the History major and minor, it is cross-listed with Ethnic Studies 3000, and fulfills the upper-division requirement of the […]

Recognizing Excellence in Our History Students

We held our annual Celebration of Excellence in History today. This was a collaborative effort of faculty, staff, Phi Alpha Theta and alums to recognize undergraduate and graduate student achievement with awards and scholarships.   GRADUATE AWARDS   LAWRENCE FRIEDMAN OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD Established in 1993 in honor of Dr. Lawrence J. Friedman, […]

Dr. Grunden’s guest lecture at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing

  On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, BGSU History Department Professor Walter Grunden visited the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing to present an invited guest lecture at the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences. The lecture, entitled, “The Left Behind: Travel Restrictions, Science Policy, and the Cold War in Occupied Japan,” examined how […]


BGSU History students, faculty, and alumni formed a lively presence at the Ohio Academy of History’s recent conference at the University of Dayton on March 23-24, 2018.  Their participation showed that History Falcons foster a valuable network within the state and help maintain the profession of teaching, researching, and writing History. Rebekah A. S. Brown, […]

Meet Our New Senior Secretary!!

Get to know our new Senior Secretary, Nicki Lee Reimer, with this brief introduction of her via interview questions! Q. How long have you been at BGSU? What brought you here? I have been at BGSU since June 2014 when I took a part-time position as a secretary at the Speech and Hearing Clinic. The […]

Partners of the Public History Program Receive Grants to Support Their Work

Two key partners of the Graduate Certificate in Public History have received grants from Ohio History Connections to support their work in preserving and making accessible our region’s history. First, the Center of Archival Collections at BGSU, in partnership with the History Department, has obtained an Ohio History Connections grant to digitize interviews with WWII veterans and holocaust survivors. The interviews were collected from 2001 […]

Trivia Night Recap

The History Department’s Annual Trivia Night occurred last Friday, February 23. Here is a quick recap of the night’s events. Michael Ginnetti and Phi Alpha Theta sponsored the event, with Ginnetti serving as the MC/providing commentary. Carol Singer served as official scorekeeper. The Professor’s team, aptly named after the Aztec God of War Huitzilopochtli and […]

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