Department of History

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi Dr. Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt will be coming to Kent State University on Thursday, April 7 to speak to the University community. Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, has been a force to be reckoned with on the political issue of climate change. In her book Merchants of Doubt, Oreskes boldly...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center has been selected by the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC) to receive its Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit. This award is given yearly to select individuals and organizations that are engaged in activities designed to preserve historical sites and raise...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi The Kent State University Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a presentation by Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Ph.D., a social anthropologist at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Cohn Jewish Student Center on the Kent Campus.  Her talk, “Representing the Shoah in Poland and...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi Mindy Farmer, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the May 4 Visitors Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. She started her new position on July 1. Farmer also will teach public history courses in Kent State’s Department of History as an assistant professor starting in spring 2015. She most recently...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi A showcase of rare books from Kent State University's Special Collections Library titled "The Printed World: European Travel Writing in an Age of Global Encounters (1500-1850)" will take place on Friday, May 9  from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Kent State University Main Library, Read Special Collections Classroom, Room 1018, on the 10th floor....

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent VerdiDr. Julio Cesar Pino presented his paper "My Afro-Latin-America: Introduction to Cosmological History" at the AFRICA AND THE GLOBAL ATLANTIC WORLD CONFERENCE: "Revisiting Black History, Identities, Sexualities, and Popular Culture Conference". Pan-African Studies Department, Kent State University, April 11, 2014.

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi You are cordially invited to celebrate the publication of The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939   edited by Kenneth J. Bindas Professor and Chair, Department of History, Kent State University   Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro Road Peninsula, Ohio 44264  ...

Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Photo by Vincent Verdi Public lecture by Kent State historian Kenneth Bindas on April 8 at Cuyahoga Valley National Park One of the most popular trails to hike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the Ledges, which takes visitors in a circular path past Ice Box Cave, massive ledge walls and a vista overlooking Akron and Cleveland, the elevations eased by hewn stone...