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History is Active

Universities across the country, including here at BGSU, are increasingly hosting courses in active learning classrooms. As of 2018, these rooms are gaining traction nationally due to their immense resources, mobility, student engagement and positive reviews by professors. Within the last few semesters, the Department of History has taught multiple courses in these classrooms. Today, […]

The Origin of Thanksgiving

As we all ready to celebrate this time of giving and thanks, appropriately named Thanksgiving, it is important to remember the holiday’s origins- which is significantly different than many believe. Thanksgiving has evolved significantly since the Puritans landed in modern eastern United States and shared their infamous feast with the Natives. While many of us […]

What Happened to Political History?

by Dr. Joe Faykosh, PhD. Bowling Green State University and Professor of History at Central Arizona College We asked Dr. Joe Faykosh, alum of our History graduate program, to write a reflection on what the election of Donald Trump and his presidency so far means for political history. In August 2016, Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood […]

Job opening: Head Librarian and University Archivist position

Bowling Green State University University Libraries Head Librarian and University Archivist, Center for Archival Collections (CAC)   Reporting to the Chair of the Archival Collections and Branches Department, the Head Librarian and University Archivist will supervise and evaluate seven unit employees, lead the unit in establishing a forward-looking vision with an emphasis on achieving and […]

Martin and BGSU History Host Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference-June 18-21

Bowling Green State University will host “Borders, Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs,” the eighth annual Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference from Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the Department of History, serves as  president of the society and is […]

Grunden Presents at Conference on Chemical Weapons at Max Planck Institute

Dr. Walt Grunden recently presented at a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the use of chemical weapons in Belgium, conducted by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. Grunden presented “No Retaliation in Kind: Japanese Chemical Weapons Policy in China and the Pacific,” on Japan’s use of chemical weapons against the Chinese in World War […]

Graduate Students Deliver Panel at Ohio Academy of History

Liz Adamo, Alex Sycher, and Joe Faykosh presented a panel at the Ohio Academy of History Annual Meeting at Ohio Northern University on Friday, March 27th. One of the few graduate panels accepted, they titled their panel “The Power (and Art) of Persuasion in the Early Twentieth Century,” and focused on personal motivations behind public […]

Phi Alpha Theta Movie Nights a Fun Distraction…and Discussion!

Phi Alpha Theta organizes many events for the Graduate Program in Policy History at BGSU, but among its most popular is its twice-monthly “P.A.T. Movie Nights.” Created by Joe Faykosh and Michael Carver, current and past presidents of Phi Alpha Theta’s Gamma Upsilon chapter, P.A.T. Movie Nights were conceived as a way to unwind after […]

Graduate Program Welcomes New Students!

The Graduate Program in Policy History at BGSU welcomed a new cohort of Masters students into the department! Students were presented University-mandated sessions on issues like disabilities, counseling services, training for teaching and research asssitantships. History Graduate Students had sessions on Academic Requirements and Time Management, Ethics and Professionalism, What to Expect in Assistantships, and […]

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