History

Student veterans interview Iwo Jima survivor for Veterans Voices

Wright State student veterans received a firsthand account of Battle of Iwo Jima during an interview for the Veterans Voices Project. Continue reading

Wright State students to hold living history encampment during World War I commemoration

Graduate students in the War and Society program and their professor will participate in a ceremony marking the gathering of 200 Dayton men at Camp Triangle. Continue reading

‘Veterans Voices’ story featuring Wright State students wins national public radio award

The story by Cody Stevens, Cole Hamilton and Will Davis aired on WYSO Public Radio. Continue reading

Great ferment

Wright State history alum Jeff Fortney '08 putting FigLeaf Brewing Co. on the map

Jeff Fortney parlays a degree in history and the study of theatre set design at Wright State into a growing brewing business. Continue reading

New York Times interviews Wright State expert for story about beards

Excerpt Christopher Oldstone-Moore, author of the 2015 book “Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair,” maintains that history more than biology establishes meanings for facial hair. “I wonder if the positive effects of beards are a matter … Continue reading

Promised land

Wright State grad student Hadley Drodge pieces together pilgrimage of Randolph slaves to Ohio for museum exhibit

Graduate public history student Hadley Drodge is going through photos, drawings, Bibles and other materials to assemble the exhibit at the National Afro-American Museum. Continue reading

Wright State graduate student piecing together people’s stories lost in time

Fox 45’s Adam Aaro talks with Wright State graduate student Haldey Drodge about her project to piece together stories lost in history. Drodge has been combing through everything from pictures to 19th century Bibles, left behind by slaves who came … Continue reading

Linda Caron named dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Linda Caron has a wealth of experience and has been instrumental in the growth of the College of Liberal Arts — in facilities, events and programs. Continue reading

How World War I changed everything

Wright State University history professor Paul Lockhart wrote a column in the Dayton Daily News about how the First World War shaped our country like few other events. Lockhart’s column was excerpted from the forthcoming catalog for the exhibition “Over There: … Continue reading

More than 40 organizations to participate in first College of Liberal Arts’ Internship Partners Expo

The liberal arts Internship Partners Expo will be held April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Millett Hall Atrium. Continue reading