CFP: Fellowships in “Health, Disease, and Environment in World History” - Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University - Deadline: March 15, 2011

The Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University

he Center for Historical Research brings together faculty, students, and the general
public to examine the historical foundation and development of critical issues of global
importance. The Center offers resident fellowships for senior and junior faculty, as well as
those completing dissertations. We also invite members of the academic community and
independent scholars to make presentations at our seminars.

In the academic years, 2011-2013, we will be studying “Health, Disease, and Environment
in World History.” All human groups have modified their environments and battled endemic
and epidemic diseases. Societies have collapsed due to environmental degradation or
pandemics. We will examine many of the key issues and events in the interaction of peoples
with their planet from the Ancient World to the present. In the first year of this two-year
program (2011-2012), we will explore demographic transitions and epidemiology in history.
(2012-2013 will focus on the dialectic between environment and disease, and the
relationship of race, poverty, and inequality to disease.) We are open to scholars from any
discipline, and we are interested in exploring these issues on global, regional, and local

Application information for fellowships can be found on our website,, and are due by March 15, 2011. Those interested in making presentations at the seminars
should contact the CHR director, Alan Gallay, at

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action
employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to

Alan Gallay
The Center for Historical Research
The Ohio State University
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230 W. 17th Ave.
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