The Oberlin Review

182 Years of the Oberlin Inn

182 Years of the Oberlin Inn

September 18, 2015

Stories of Kendal

Stories of Kendal

April 17, 2015

Historian Eugene D. Schmiel, author of Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era

Off the Cuff: Eugene D. Schmiel, Civil War historian and author

February 6, 2015

Eugene D. Schmiel first came to Oberlin in 1969 as a graduate student at the Ohio State University writing his dissertation about Jacob Dolson Cox, OC 1850, a Civil War general who left his papers to the College archives. Cox later became governor of Ohio and secretary of the interior. Schmeil worked in the Foreign Service for 24 years. He served in five different countries during his career before retiring five years ago. He has spent the last four years writing Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and ...

Symposium Honors Kornblith, Showcases Obie Historians

Elizabeth Dobbins

February 24, 2012

A symposium titled “Doing American History” will be held in Craig Lecture Hall tomorrow, Feb. 25, to honor Professor of History Gary Kornblith’s retirement after 30 years of teaching at Oberlin. Instead of using the symposium to showcase scholarly papers, 12 of Kornblith’s former students are coming back to give speeches on becoming American historians and the future of the field of American history. “My idea here is to have some fun, not just serious academic stuff,” said Kornblith. Many of the speeches will draw on the speakers’ autobiographical experiences pursuing careers in history. Kornblith says that this will provide ideas for students as to what to do with their history major after graduation....

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