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Department of History
Oklahoma State University
101 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078

(405) 744-5680
http://history.okstate.edu/

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One of only historic Black schools still standing in Oklahoma was purchased 12/09/2022

A new future for Stillwater's historic Booker T. Washington school is on the way. The City of Stillwater has been approved to purchase the school due to a donation from an anonymous donor. Since the last school year, groups of Oklahoma State University Public History and Engineering students have worked alongside Dr. Laura Arata to help document the historic school and push for its preservation. Check out this KOCO News article that dives more into the City's purchase and Washington School's preservation.
https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-booker-t-washington-school-purchased/42170437

One of only historic Black schools still standing in Oklahoma was purchased One of the only historic Black schools still standing in Oklahoma has just been purchased.

11/28/2022

Come fuel up on coffee from Phi Alpha Theta as you prepare for the end of the semester!

From 10:00am-3:00pm, on Wednesday, December 7, Phi Alpha Theta will be hosting a coffee bar for all to use. It will be located in the Social Sciences and Humanities building, room 148.

Photos from Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar's post 11/12/2022
Photos from Oklahoma State University - Department of History's post 11/11/2022

Reposted from our own Dr. Laura Arata about the new display that opened at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar last night during the Night at the Museum event!
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Tonight we mark the official opening of Those Who Served, honoring the military legacies of Stillwater over the decades. OSU Public History students curated displays on the American Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, and Iraq and Afghanistan. We are proud to put these items from the Stillwater History Museum’s collections, as well as our hard work and team work on display.

OKState Univ. Public History Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Student Union Activities Board - OKstate OKState History Club

11/10/2022

Last Friday, some students joined Phi Alpha Theta for a visit to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. They enjoyed visiting with the museum curators and going on a behind-the-scenes tour where they learned about the inner workings of museums!

Phi Alpha Theta hosts many great events throughout the school year, so stay tuned to our page for what they're up to next!

"OAKLAWN" Film Premiere | CfPS 11/08/2022

"OAKLAWN" Film Premiere | CfPS “OAKLAWN” is a new documentary film about the human experience of searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The film will premiere at the Center for Public Secrets, located at 573 S. Peoria Ave., during a special ticketed event on Saturday, Nov. 12.

11/06/2022

Night at the Museum with Student Union Activities Board - OKstate and OKState History Club

Join us for an adventure through time as we honor our United States Veterans. Explore the Stillwater History Museum afterhours and enter to win a grand prize!

A come and go event from 7-9 pm on
Thursday, November 10th
Stillwater History Museum, 702 S Duncan St
Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar

Students will have a chance to win a grand prize through a passport style adventure. Participants will be tasked with getting their “historical passports” stamped at various check points in the museum and auditorium. These checkpoints will feature faculty specializing in military history, students in living history attire, OSU ROTC and more!

10/29/2022

Join Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences & Oklahoma State University - Department of History for the Department of History Fall Reception. Stop by Student Union Exhibit Room 1 (Room 413) between 2-4pm on Tuesday, November 1st for food, drinks, and to learn more about the department!

If you're an undergraduate student interested in declaring a major or minor in history, this is the event for you!

10/26/2022

Interested in the Civil War?
Join Oklahoma State University - Department of History Civil War Club for their next meeting on Monday, October 31st, in the Social Sciences & Humanities building room 128. This meeting will last from 4:00-5:00pm.

10/26/2022

Join the OKState History Club on Thursday, October 27 for a night of Halloween festivities. Located in the Social Sciences & Humanities Parlor (SSH 130), there will be Halloween cookie decorating and a screening of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920), with commentary from our own Dr. Rebecca Kaplan!

This event starts at 6:30 pm.

10/06/2022

Don't forget -- if you're interested in Graduate College and/or History Graduate Studies, join the virtual recruitment fair tomorrow!

Our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Holly Karibo, will be hosting sessions for the History Department during the graduate college virtual recruitment fair. She will be there to discuss our M.A. and Ph.D. programs. See the rest of the post for more information!

Interested in furthering your education with a master’s or doctoral degree? Not sure how to pay for graduate school? Want to learn more about a particular graduate programs at Oklahoma State University?

Join the OSU Graduate College for the 2022 Virtual Recruitment Fair, Friday, October 7th.

Learn about graduate school at OSU and explore our graduate programs. Participate in small group or one-on-one sessions with faculty and program staff to get your questions answered.

View the schedule of events for the Graduate College 2022 Virtual Recruitment Fair at our website. You are not obligated to stay all day and are able to come and go as needed to work around your busy schedules.

For more information
https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/virtual-recruitment-fair/index.html

Registration
https://grad.okstate.edu/register/gcrecruitmentfair

09/29/2022

Our Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Holly Karibo, will be hosting sessions for the History Department during the graduate college virtual recruitment fair. She will be there to discuss our M.A. and Ph.D. programs. See the rest of the post for more information!

Interested in furthering your education with a master’s or doctoral degree? Not sure how to pay for graduate school? Want to learn more about a particular graduate programs at Oklahoma State University?

Join the OSU Graduate College for the 2022 Virtual Recruitment Fair, Friday, October 7th.

Learn about graduate school at OSU and explore our graduate programs. Participate in small group or one-on-one sessions with faculty and program staff to get your questions answered.

View the schedule of events for the Graduate College 2022 Virtual Recruitment Fair at our website. You are not obligated to stay all day and are able to come and go as needed to work around your busy schedules.

For more information
https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/virtual-recruitment-fair/index.html

Registration
https://grad.okstate.edu/register/gcrecruitmentfair

09/23/2022

Want to join a vibrant intellectual community populated by young, smart scholars working in a collegial environment? Well, we're hiring! Please note our search for an Assistant Professor in the History of Africa, and consider applying (or forwarding the announcement).

African History

The Oklahoma State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the History of Africa, to begin in August 2023. Periodization and research specialty are open but candidates should be able to teach an upper division class on Modern Africa. Applicants should have strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD at time of employment.

Responsibilities include carrying on a program of research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in African History, including lower-division surveys in World History, upper-division courses, graduate seminars in the area of specialization, and courses cross-listed with Africana Studies. The teaching load is 2-2. Candidates are expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods, and engage communities across and beyond OSU. Opportunity to coordinate with Africana Studies, conference travel funding, and research/project support are available.

Submit cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to
https://apply.interfolio.com/113664 . To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1, 2022. Candidates may be requested to supply additional materials. Salary competitive. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, s*x, color, national origin, marital status, s*xual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.

Apply - Interfolio

09/20/2022

Join us for a special presentation- “The Mexican American Community Press of San Diego, California” -from our own Dr. Francisco Beltrán, Assistant Professor of History! This event is Thursday, September 22, at 6:30pm in the Social Sciences and Humanities Parlor (room 130). You are all invited to this event hosted by OKState History Club!

09/20/2022

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21, for this event looking at the Civil War through material culture! This will take place in the Social Sciences & Humanities Parlor from 12pm-4pm.

09/16/2022

Join OSU Career Services, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Oklahoma State University - Department of History, and the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History for a panel and networking event at Oklahoma City Museum of Art!

This event is Thursday, October 27 at 3pm. If you register ahead of time, transportation and a meal will be provided! Those who drive themselves can meet at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Register at hireosugrads.com under the Career Fairs & Events tab.

He played with Dylan, Clapton and Lennon: the unsung genius of guitarist Jesse Ed Davis 09/07/2022

This is a nice introduction to the life and music of Jesse Ed Davis, the Kiowa guitarist and who played on many of the most famous recordings of the classic rock era. What makes this article especially important is the central place of our own Dr. Douglas Miller in the conversation. One of the most important scholars of Native American history working today, Doug has devoted the past several years researching Davis' life and times. Grounded in scores of interviews with those who knew and worked with Davis, Doug is producing a singularly intimate work that tells the story of a Native American rock star. OSU's great history department is proud beyond words of Doug's accomplishments and can't wait to read this book.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/sep/07/guitarist-jesse-ed-davis-real-gone-music-rerelease

He played with Dylan, Clapton and Lennon: the unsung genius of guitarist Jesse Ed Davis He was the go-to session guitarist for some of the biggest music stars of all time yet his incredible highs and tragic lows have often been overlooked

John M. Kinder and Jason A. Higgins, "Service Denied: Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History" (U Massachusetts Press, 2022) by New Books in History 09/01/2022

You'll want to check out New Books Network recent podcast episode featuring our own Associate Professor of History Dr. John Kinder! This episode is dedicated to Dr. Kinder's new book, Service Denied: Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History. Give it a listen!

For more about the book: umasspress.com/9781625346537/service-denied/

John M. Kinder and Jason A. Higgins, "Service Denied: Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History" (U Massachusetts Press, 2022) by New Books in History An interview with John M. Kinder and Jason A. Higgins

08/31/2022

Join OKState History Club, OKState Univ. Public History, Oklahoma State University - Department of History, and the US Department of State for the Careers in Cultural Heritage event, Wednesday, September 14th. This event will include lively conversation with Joseph Angemi, Senior Curator for the Office of Cultural Heritage with the US Department of State.

This special event is at 6:30pm in 035 Social Sciences & Humanities. You're invited to join us beforehand, from 5:30-6:20 in the Social Sciences & Humanities Parlor (room 130), for a reception with refreshments.

See the attached flyer for more information!

Photos from Oklahoma State University - Department of History's post 08/25/2022

Over the summer, Public History graduate student Sam Walgren worked with the National Park Service at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields National Military Park. Sam interned with the NPS the entire summer (mid May to early August), working 40 hours a week at FSNMP. There, he was responsible for staffing the Visitor Center at Fredericksburg, but also did a variety of first and third person interpretation for battlefield visitors.
"My experience this past summer at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park was everything I dreamt it’d be! With the support of FRSP’s phenomenal staff, the internship enabled me to interact with a plethora of diverse visitors, write and give formal programs, learn the procedures of a National Park, and interpret some of the nation’s most important battlefield sites. Additionally, but most importantly, it reinvigorated my passion for the American Civil War and engaging with the public." - Sam Walgren

08/22/2022

The School of Global Studies and Partnerships Global Briefing Series is back for Fall 2022! There are three great speakers coming to the Wes Watkins Center this semester:

Tuesday, Sept 13 – International Feminist Social Justice Consultant Angelika Arutyunova will speak about grassroots responses to armed conflicts particularly in Ukraine.

Thursday, Oct. 6 – Victor Ochen, Founder and Executive Director for African Youth Initiative Network, will talk about multi-generational peace initiatives.

Monday, Oct. 24 – Ambassador Joseph W. Westphall will speak on the future of the US economic and national security interests in the Middle East.

See the attached flyer for more details!

08/18/2022

History, Art History, and Museum Studies Certificate Students and Staff or Faculty: Join the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and the Oklahoma State University - Department of History for a special tour of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism at the Philbrook Museum of Art! This field trip is Friday, September 2, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

Visit https://bit.ly/3bRhMok to register.

What Was the Fort Worth Narcotic Farm? 06/10/2022

Check out this article from D Magazine on Dr. Holly Karibo's new research project, the Fort Worth Narcotic Farm.

"... For several years, Oklahoma State associate professor of history Holly Karibo has been researching the Fort Worth Narcotic Farm in preparation for a forthcoming book on the subject. The facility, along with its counterpart in Lexington, Kentucky, was where addicts were both punished and treated, but Karibo argues that duality helped expand more punitive prison systems in the latter half of the 20th century."

What Was the Fort Worth Narcotic Farm? It began in 1929 as a progressive way to treat addiction, but it had a fatal flaw.

05/25/2022

Congratulations, Madison!

05/23/2022

Join us in congratulating Madylin on her graduation!

'Heartbeat' of Stillwater's Black community could join historic registry 05/18/2022

This recent KOSU Radio piece features discussions with members of the Stillwater community and Dr. Laura Arata, our director of Public History, on the possible future of Stillwater's Washington School building. Dr. Arata and a group of Oklahoma State University students have been working to document the history of the Washington School and push for its place on the National Historic Registry.

'Heartbeat' of Stillwater's Black community could join historic registry Before desegregation in the mid 1950s, Oklahoma had nearly 100 schools educating Black students, but most of the buildings have disappeared. Now, a group of Oklahoma State University students is working to document the history of Stillwater’s Washington School, and possibly pave the way for the bu...

05/17/2022

Deadline Extended! The OSU History Department seeks a historian of museums and cultural institutions (broadly defined) to help develop our teaching, outreach, and public engagement efforts at the Tulsa Campus. You would be a full member of our main department but working principally in Tulsa. Take a look, new deadline is May 31.

Apply - Interfolio

05/14/2022

Congratulations to you, Garrett!

05/09/2022

Congratulations to our graduate and undergraduate students who graduated over the weekend or will be graduating this summer! Many cheers to you all!

WWII Day (Spring 2022) 05/04/2022

Check out these photos from "The Physical War-The Material Culture of WWII: Guns, Gear, Clothing, and More" event, hosted by Dr. Prince, history students, and other collectors.

Photos from Oklahoma State University - Department of History's post 05/03/2022
05/03/2022

A few weeks ago, freshman History major Thatcher Griffith displayed a poster in the Freshman Research symposium. Congrats on your presentation, Thatcher!

04/26/2022

Join us for the third event in the History Is Out There series!

04/25/2022

Join Phi Alpha Theta on Wednesday, April 27 for coffee and snacks while you prepare for finals! It will be available from 10am-2pm in Social Sciences & Humanities building, room 148.

04/22/2022

"In Guatemala, 25 languages are spoken: 22 Maya languages, two other Indigenous languages (Xinca and Garífuna), and Spanish. The linguistic map shows regions where speakers of different languages are concentrated, but it is important the use of these languages isn’t confined to the region designated on the map. Maya people live and speak their languages throughout Guatemala and are also transnational communities, with large populations in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada, to name a few. In fact, according to historian Dr. Rachel Nolan’s 2020 article in the New Yorker, three of the top 25 languages used in U.S. immigration courts in 2019 were Maya languages.

I first got interested in Indigenous and Guatemalan history through taking a K’iche’ Maya language course during my MA program at Vanderbilt University. Studying language became a vehicle for me to learn about Indigenous histories and cultures; in fact, my first time traveling in Guatemala was to attend a 6-week K’iche’ language immersion program in Nahualá, Guatemala."- Dr. Foss

To learn more about "Researching Indigenous Histories of Central America" from Dr. Sarah Foss, join us (April 26!) for History Is Out There - All Over The World!

Photos from Oklahoma State University - Department of History's post 04/20/2022

In preparation for his talk on Tuesday (April 26), enjoy this information about Southeast Asian food culture from Dr. Schauer! And don't forget to join us for History Is Out There - All Over The World!

In Southeast Asia, Food culture is embraced as a beloved representation of history and the exchange of cultures. For example, the soup Laksa, has different regional variations all over Malaysia and Sarawak. People often eat their meals at “hawker centers,” starting with coffee or dramatically pulled tea (teh tarik) at breakfast. Hawker centers are food courts and markets that contain numerous small restaurants often selling one dish. There are over 100 hawker centers in Singapore alone!

There are limits to this love of food, as hotels and public transportation often ban the famous durian fruit due to its rotting onion/ gasoline-like smell. It does taste great though.

04/17/2022

Don't forget--This event is happening tomorrow, April 18th, from 3:00-4:30pm via Zoom! While it will be especially helpful for students, it is open to the public!
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/9051407653

Another great event happening soon (that might be especially helpful for graduate students)!

Join the History Department for this special event with Dr. David Gray at 3:00pm on Monday, April 18th!
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/9051407653

"Propaganda posters, photographs, advertisements and motivational publicity: what do these and other visual sources bring to historical research and writing? How should we interpret and analyze them? What questions should we ask when working with such images? Ultimately, how can we make sense of visual culture when doing history?

To explore these questions and more please join us for an interactive workshop offered by Dr. David Gray, Teaching Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program and the Department of History. Dr. Gray will talk about his research on American workplace propaganda and provide a “how-to” on using visual images in historical writing."

For more on Dr. Gray, see: https://dgray807.wordpress.com/about/

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