Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History at Bowling Green State University!

We are a diverse community of faculty, staff, students and alums brought together by pursuit of historical thinking and historical knowledge. Our mission is to further historical thinking to answer problems that matter to our world today. Through our courses our students become creators of engagingoriginal and rigorous historical knowledge that enrich the conversation in our society. Paired with professional development opportunities, we apply our history education to multiple, rewarding career tracks, such as consulting, education, government, law, museums, public relations, to name a few. Our faculty and alums are recognized for their expertise in historical research and their leadership in the field of policy history.

We invite you to discover our programs for undergraduate and graduate students, our people, and our current activities in our blog and and social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.


What do we learn in History?

News and Stories

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Dr. Apollos Nwauwa Awarded Title of Professor of Service Excellence

Dr. Apollos Okwuchi Nwauwa was conferred the title of Professor of Service Excellence for his outstanding achievement in public service in June 2023.  

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Using Family History in the Classroom

Dr. Douglas Forsyth of the Department of History at BGSU presented on how teachers can use their own experiences with family history to inform their teaching. Touching on the implications of expanded access to genealogy research tools like Ancestry and FamilySearch, Dr. Forsyth discussed how the personal experience of discovering difficult truths about ancestors can inform classroom practice.

This lecture was presented in November 2023.

Roma Aeterna Study Abroad Experience

This summer, Dr. Casey Stark taught a study abroad course called Roma Aeterna (“Eternal Rome”) and it was designed to give students an immersive experiential learning opportunity to study ancient Roman history. This course was assisted by BGSU’s partner language school for Italian, the Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri (CLIDA).

Updated: 11/29/2023 01:42PM