FEB. 21-22, 2020
The first people in Ohio arrived more than 13,000 years ago. These Native Americans overcame rapid changes in climate, eventually building the state’s first homes and becoming the state’s first farmers.
More than 200 years ago a series of events and actions began to shape the state of Ohio we see today—its government, its economy, and its people. Empires clashed and diverse peoples mingled.
Immigrants “settling” Ohio came from the East Coast and Germany, from free people of African descent to slaves crossing the Ohio River, from merchants to Johnny Appleseed. They fought over what freedom in a rapidly expanding republican nation meant, and they left legacies and institutions of enduring significance, including Ohio University.
Hear from historians, scholars and the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Nation at Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond. The conference will take place at Ohio University’s Baker Center on Feb. 21 and 22. It is free and open to the public.
CEU CREDIT: If you are a teacher interested in receiving CEU credit for attending part of this conference, please contact in advance the Ping Institute, a cosponsor of this program, at [email protected].
SPONSORS: Office of the President of Ohio University, The Central Regional Humanities Center at Ohio University, The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities, The College of Arts & Sciences departments of Geography and History, and the Southeast Ohio History Center.