[21 Feb 2017] On Saturday, 18 February Dr. Christine Eisel delivered the keynote address at the Sons of the American Revolution Washington Day Gala. Her talk was titled "George Washington: The Construction of a Patriarch," and in it she discussed the ways Washington, his contemporaries, historians, and artists all contributed to the creation of the "Washington myth." Though motivations varied, the result was the intentional construction of a patriarch. Both the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution attended.
[20 Feb 2017] On Friday, 17 February Dr. Beverly Bond was at the NAACP 14th Annual Freedom Awards and Mahogany Ball. She was the 2017 Education Honoree. Thank you to Ms. Kimberly Reese for the photos, and congrats to Dr. Bond on this achievement.
[ 13 Feb 2017] Rebekkah Mulholland has authored the book Wright State University, a history of the first public institution of higher education in Dayton, Ohio. The book is published through the "Campus History" series at Arcadia Publishing. Ms. Mulholland holds a master of arts in public history, master of humanities, and bachelor's degree in liberal studies, all from Wright State. She is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at the University of Memphis.
[13 Feb 2017] The Department of History helped cohost the Midwest Japan Seminar on 11-February 2017. You can read more about it here. According to their website, "The Midwest Japan Seminar is an association of scholars who devote a significant portion of their effort to Japan studies. The seminar meets five times a year at various host institutions throughout the Midwest, once in conjunction with the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs." Dr. Catherine Phipps was the official host of Saturday's seminar for these scholars of Japanese studies.
[1-Feb 2017] Dr. Susan O'Donovan was reappointed for another three year term as an OAH distinguished lecturer. She's served in this capacity since 2008.