Climate Change: Insights From History

A conversation with Ohio State University’s Department of History faculty members John Brooke, Jennifer Eaglin and Samuel White about the historical context of climate change.

What’s “Natural” on the Galapagos Islands?

In geologic years, the Galapagos Islands are infants. Located on the perpetually moving Nazca tectonic plate, the islands were formed through repeated volcanic activity. Layer by layer, the islands have risen off the ocean floor, forming a chain that is approximately 5 million years old.

100 Years of Women and the Vote

On the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in August, the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences hosted a conversation with a panel of experts. They discuss the legacy of enfranchisement, gender disparity in elected officials and how history informs the US election.

Mom and Apple Pie

The History of the Respirator and Cloth Mask

Because of COVID-19, N95 respirators and cloth masks now dominate the news and are at the heart of often vitriolic public debates. Both futuristic and somehow archaic at the same time, millions now depend on their use to prevent infection of a potentially deadly illness.

The Contentious Affordable Care Act