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The Eve of D-Day: Possibilities and Roads Not Taken

Keynote Address of "Remembering D-Day: A 70th Anniversary Commemoration" at the Department of History, The Ohio State University, delivered by Williamson Murray, academic program fellow at the Potomac Institute and Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio State, June 2014. This talk explores the alternate options open to the Allies on the eve of D-Day and how different decisions could have influenced the outcome of the invasion, as well as the war itself.

The Family between Antiquity and the Middle Ages: New Perspectives

Presented by Kate Cooper, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Manchester, UK and Kyle Harper, Department of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma at the Center for Historical Research in the Department of History at Ohio State University.
 
The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world.

The Family from 10,000 BCE to the Present

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 Founding of Modern States

Presented by Richard Bensel, Cornell University, at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History at The Ohio State University on March 27, 2015.

The General Crisis is dead; long live the Little Divergence!

The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century is an expression that refers to several efforts to supply early modern history with a new organizing principle. They seek to account for the decisive entry of Europe, or a part of it, to a recognizable modernity. Resistance to these efforts has been motivated, in part, to the claims of other historical “turning points” to act as the portal to modernity. For some time, all efforts to “explain” modernity, or to impose master narratives in general, has been out of fashion, and interest in the crisis waned. But over the past fifteen years, the influence of global history and the concept of the Great Divergence has revived interest in the early modern period as the locus of a fundamental parting of ways. Do these new studies have implications for the general crisis?

The Granville Times

Created by Ryan Taylor. This video is a digital project completed as part of Professor Lilia Fernandez's History 4015: Research in Modern U.S. History course at Ohio State University in the spring of 2015. 

The Great Stock Market Crash

Created by Julianna Patterson-Blight. 

This video is a digital project completed as part of Professor Lilia Fernandez's History 4015: Research in Modern U.S. History course in the spring of 2015.

The Greening of China? (a History Talk podcast)

As the world considers how to respond to climate change, China has emerged as the great paradox. With its fast-growing economy, China has become the leading producer of CO2 (though not on a per-capita basis). Simultaneously, it has become the world's leading producer of green and renewable energy.

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