News and Events


Apr 15, 2014

Students in the Veterans Voices course will submit their interviews with older veterans about their time in the military to the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center.

Apr 7, 2014
Professor Paul Lockhart

Professor Paul Lockhart is participating in a two-part interview with Dayton-area journalist and radio host Ron Rollins.  Professor Lockhart speaks about why the First World War was important for Americans and explains how Wright State University, Dayton History, the Dayton Philharmonic, and others are teaming up to commemorate the centennial of the war.  The first part of the interview will be broadcast on WHIO 97.5 FM on Sunday, April 7, at 8.00 a.m., and the second part of the interview...

Mar 31, 2014
Image of Environmental Crises Symposium

All too often academics’ analyses of environmental issues are confined to the narrow bounds of individual disciplines.  In an effort to address this challenge, the symposium will bring together scholars from a range of fields in an effort to explore issues of environmental justice at the intersections of urban and rural concerns, and to discuss their scholarship with a diverse audience.  Symposium speakers and their topics include:

Mar 17, 2014

Steve Libert has spent the last 30 years searching for his Holy Grail: the Griffin, the flagship of French explorer La Salle that sank in the Great Lakes in the 17th century. After decades of research, thousands of dives, and …

Mar 4, 2014

Scheduled for March 14, the annual Public History Graduate Symposium will focus on “The Future is Our History" and include presentations by public history graduate students.

Feb 20, 2014

Excerpt Each year, the public history students at Wright State University hold a graduate symposium to enable them to present their research and capstone projects. If you love local history, you won’t want to miss some of the great stories …

Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Professor Sean Pollock


Professor Sean Pollock will speak on the region's history, the contemporary situation, and his experiences there.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.; Schott 10th-floor lounge, Xavier University

Jan 15, 2014
Pride and Prejudice bicentennial logo

On October 10-12, CELIA, an Ohio Center of Excellence that fosters collaborative education, leadership and innovation in the arts, hosted a celebration of the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. The event, titled Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial, featured public lectures by internationally-recognized experts on Jane Austen and British...

Dec 17, 2013

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments...

Nov 5, 2013
Joseph Mason

Joseph Mason, Ph.D., the historian of the Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, received his M.A. in history from Wright State University in 1998, while serving as an aerospace engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He received his Ph.D. in history from Iowa University in 2004.  As an Air Force historian, he has worked at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and later at headquarters, U.S. Central Command. During this time, Dr. Mason deployed to the Persian Gulf region to document...