Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice (a History Talk podcast)

Reproduction: it's as essential to life as breathing (more, actually), yet the right to make decisions regarding one’s reproduction is among the most divisive issues of our time. On this episode, Patrick Potyondy and Mark Sokolsky sit down with Mytheli Sreenivas, Allison Norris, and Molly Farrell to discuss the past, present, and future of reproductive rights and reproductive justice. What are “reproductive rights,” and how have they evolved over time? When, how, and why did abortion become such a controversial topic in the United States?

Responses to Immigration

Created and developed by Gregory Kupsky

Since the 1880s, immigration patterns have changed in a number of ways, but what about Americans' responses to immigration? This video examines the various reactions to newcomers around the turn of the century and during the world wars. It also urges the viewer to compare present-day responses to those of earlier times.


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.