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The Importance of Oral Histories to the Master Narrative, Part I

During my initial research this summer on the intricacies of El Salvador’s Civil War, I stumbled upon historian Dr. Erik  Ching’s book,  Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle Over Memory. Within its 262 pages, Ching exposes a few significant patterns within published oral histories of the El Salvadoran Civil War. This post is an evaluation of his argument as well as critical background knowledge needed to understand Part II […]

Social Studies Advising Info- Summer & Fall 2018

Attention Social Studies Majors! As we conclude the academic year, please note the following advising information for Summer and Fall 2018. If you need to complete entrance interviews, exit interviews, or other social studies advising during the summer please contact Ms Carolyn Kinkoph to schedule an appointment with History Department Chair, Dr. Tom Humphrey. Carolyn […]

2018 Social Studies Highlights

2018 Social Studies Program Highlights It’s been another exciting and successful year for the Social Studies program! Congratulations to the Class of 2018! This post highlights their achievements and other great news as we wrap up the semester. History Dinner & Awards Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alums gather each spring at our History Dinner to celebrate […]

CIFF 2018 Social Studies Film List

The Cleveland International Film Festival is here! We are keeping up with the tradition to look through the schedule and see which films will be interesting and useful for History and Social Studies teachers. Every year key themes emerge from this list. This year’s dominant themes are education, geography, gender, and LGBQT+. Let’s get the […]

Social Studies @ CSU is hiring!

CSU undergraduates: Interested in working with Social Studies @ CSU and the CPHDH this summer?  The CSU Office of Research has generously funded an undergraduate summer research position for 2018! Dr. Rose and Dr. Souther are sponsoring a project called “Out of the Archive and Into the Classroom: Oral History Resources for Education.” This project focuses on increasing […]

April 11: History Dept Film Night

Please join us for a movie night featuring the classic Orson Welles film, The Third Man, which is set in Cold-War era Vienna. The film will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Matthew Berg (Professor and History Department Chair, John Carroll University). For more on his scholarship in Austrian history see Carroll Collected. All faculty, students, staff, […]

April 5: Film Screening “The Last Refugee”

Attend the 2018 Holocaust Remembrance events organized by Dr. Mark Cole! Film Screening The Last Refuge: The Story of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Discussion and Q&A with Survivors after the Film When & Where: Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:00-8:00 PM Mather Mansion Ballroom-MM 301 2605 Euclid Avenue The Shanghai Jewish Museum traveling exhibit in Michael […]

ASC 101 Peer Mentor Interviews

First Year Experience is hiring Peer Mentors for Fall 2018!! First Year Experience at Cleveland State University is looking to hire Peer Mentors for the Fall 2018 semester. The ASC 101 Peer Mentor serves as a guide to support and provide academic assistance to first year students at Cleveland State University. The Peer Mentor serves […]

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