Military Frontiers conference features graduate student research

April 8, 2019

Military Frontiers conference features graduate student research

Max von Bargen and Seth Myers

Every two years, doctoral candidates in the Department of History organize Military Fronters: A Graduate Symposium. This interdisciplinary conference brings together top scholars and Ohio State graduate students from multiple departments to discuss all aspects of military history.

This year’s Military Frontiers conference, organized by Max von Bargen (left in graphic) and Seth Myers (right in graphic), showcases the scholarship of 12 graduate students, all of whom study topics relating to the management of force and power in international affairs.

The presenters represent a range of academic fields, and their research is based in a variety of methodologies. By bringing together up-and-coming scholars in different fields working on similar topics, the conference aims to promote communication and cooperation across academic disciplines.

While all the papers to be presented share certain common themes, the subjects of the presentations are quite diverse. These include the public impact of memoirs published by intelligence officers, data governance in the European Union, and fear and rumors in the United States during World War I.

The keynote address will be given Saturday (4/13) at 10:45 a.m. by Hal Brands, Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. See the full conference program at