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H-Ohio decommissioned, H-Midwest announced


On July 1, 2015, H-Net Council voted to decommission H-Ohio and its other networks dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Midwestern US states, witgh the consent of the currently editorial and advisory boards of H-Ohio and all the other involved networks. Council also approved a plan to create a new network, H-Midwest, dedicated to Midwestern Studies. H-Ohio will be decommission until H-Midwest is ready to go, which should be this coming Fall. At that time, subscribers to H-Ohio will receive another message and will be automatically merged into H-Midwest.

Article of possible interest to Ohio historians, January-July 2015

Baker, David B. “Nahum Ward to Scottish Farmers: Have I Got a Deal for You.” Tallow Light 45, no. 3/4 (Winter 2015): 90–92.

Barnes, L. Diane. “Slavery’s Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River.” Historian 77, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 350–51. doi:10.1111/hisn.12062_26.

Bednarek, Janet R. Daly. “The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry by Edward J. Roach (review).” Ohio History 122, no. 1 (2015): 103–5.

Sources on Black Columbus

I have a student working on a paper on the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in Columbus, the efforts to restore it in the late 19th/early 20th century, and the beginning of annual Memorial Day ceremonies at the cemetery. He is looking for sources that might provide the voice of Columbus' African-American community at this time. Did Columbus have an African-American newspaper during these years, and is it preserved on microfilm anywhere? Any other sources, primary or secondary, on the African-American community during these years that might provide information or at least context?  

Call for Local Historians and Authors of Ohio

The History Press is looking for local historians and writers who are interested in publishing accessible histories of the various communities throughout the state of Ohio. We are a traditional, full-service press that focuses exclusively on publishing works of local and regional interest. The History Press is dedicated to preserving and telling local stories that are too often overlooked by national presses.

DEADLINE APPROACHING! CFPs: New Paths in the Environmental History of North American and the Ohio Valley


New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley

October 8-10, 2015

Louisville, Kentucky

Conference Conveners:

David Stradling (University of Cincinnati)

Mark Hersey (Mississippi State University)