Russia and the Race for the Arctic

Global climate variations have caused unprecedented changes to the Arctic environment, especially a rapid decrease in the summer sea ice sheet. While perilous to the survival of the iconic polar bear, many humans are watching these changes with an eye to what riches an open Arctic Ocean might bring forth: in oil and gas, mining, and open-water transportation. Five countries can lay claim to the potential wealth of the Arctic Ocean: Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the United States.

Russia and the World (a History Talk podcast)

In recent years, Russia has gained prominence on the world stage. From hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, to regional interventions, to allegations of interference in foreign elections, the country's international activities suggest that its leadership is on a mission to shape world affairs. But what exactly does Russia want? And how does this compare to its ambitions in the past?

Russian Courts and the 1917 Revolution

Presented by Associate Prof. Aaron Retish, Dept. of History, Wayne State University at the Center for Historical Research in the Department of History at Ohio State University, Oct. 20, 2017. This talk was part of the 2017-2019 program, "You Say You Want A Revolution? Revolutions in Historical Perspective."

Sacrifice, "Fatalism" (Tevekkul), and Masculinity: Morale & Motivation in the Ottoman First World War

The Inaugural Ohio State University Department of History Ottoman and Turkish History Lecture presented by Associate Professor Yucel Yanikdag, University of Richmond, on Nov. 1, 2018. Professor Yanikdag, who received his Ph.D. from Ohio State, is the author of Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine, and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939 (Edinbrugh, 2013). He is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the Ottoman Empire's experience in World War I.


Setting the International Stage for Invasion: The Diplomatic Underpinnings of the Grand Alliance

Peter L. Hahn, professor of history and department chair at The Ohio State University, analyzes the diplomatic underpinnings of the Grand Alliance in the period leading up to the D-Day invasion. He explores the international conflicts and agreements that set the stage for the greatest amphibious invasion of the war. This talk was part of "Remembering D-Day: A 70th Anniversary Commemoration" sponsored by the Department of History at Ohio State in June 2014.

Sex and Socialization in Sororities

The eHistory MultiMedia Course Projects were developed by students in Professor Judy Wu's History course 525 in 2008 and 2009. Our project looks at how sororities influence the sexual aspects of their participants. We look at the beginning of sororities and the change that has occurred in the purpose of them over time. The issue of sexual violence among the Greek system in relation to its members is also examined.

Shifting Borders: The Many Sides of U.S.-Mexican Relations (a History Talk podcast)

Long before the recent initiatives to strengthen the border wall with Mexico and contentious debates surrounding immigration and deportation, the U.S. and Mexico have had a tangled history of both animosity and cooperation. From the Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War to the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, what can history tell us about the current state of affairs and prospects for the future between the U.S. and Mexico? Join us as hosts Brenna Miller and Jessica Blissit discuss U.S.-Mexican relations with three experts: Dr. Elena Albarran, Dr.

Stalingrad: The Turning Point of World War II in Europe

In August 1942, the most famous battle of the Second World War began. More than four million combatants fought in the gargantuan struggle at Stalingrad between the Nazi and Soviet armies. Over 1.8 million became casualties. More Soviet soldiers died in the five-month battle than Americans in the entire war. But by February 2, 1943, when the Germans trapped in the city surrendered, it was clear that the momentum on the Eastern Front had shifted.