Presented by Professors Ann Waltner and Mary Jo Maynes, University of Minnesota on Oct. 9, 2015 at the Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University Department of History. Their talk draws upon their co-authored book, "The Family: A World History" which is described as, "Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner tell the story of this fundamental unit from the beginnings of domestication and human settlement. They consider the codification of rules governing marriage in societies around the ancient world, the changing conceptions of family wrought by the heightened pace of colonialism and globalization in the modern world, and how state policies shape families today."
The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research (chr.osu.edu) provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world. Each year the Center 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 twelve seminars. For more information, please visit chr.osu.edu.