The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world. Each year the Center brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective. The annual program of the Center is organized around a central theme, which will be explored through a series of twelve seminars. The Center welcomes for year-long residency visiting senior, junior, and dissertation fellows chosen through an international competition. Additional visiting and OSU faculty will join the program to conduct seminars. Fellows will be chosen according to the relevance of their research projects to the annual theme of the Center. Since history is inherently a discipline that draws inspiration from the research methods of other academic disciplines, in addition to historians, visiting fellows and seminar leaders will be drawn from a range of fields whose scholarship relates to the annual themes, such as anthropology, art history, law, literary and cultural studies, philosophy, political science, geography and economics. The Center will also involve colleagues at Ohio State from history and other departments, since most of the annual themes proposed have broad interdisciplinary appeal.
State Formations: Histories and Cultures of Statehood
2013-2014 Topic: “The State as Idea and Practice.”
Program Steering Committee:
Leo Coleman, Comparative Studies
David Hoffman, History
Eric MacGilvray, Political Science
Chris Otter, History [on leave]
Kristina Sessa, History
Ying Zhang, History [on leave]
CHR Fellowship Appointees, 2013-2014
Senior Faculty Fellowship
Julia Strauss; Senior Lecturer, SOAS, University of London.
Junior Faculty Fellow
Diane E. King, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Univ. of Kentucky
Michael Martoccio. Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
2012-2013 CHR Fellows:
Tamara Mann, a 2011-2012 CHR Fellow, is in residence as an OSU affiliated scholar through July 31, 2013, with a carrel in Dulles 239.