Stay up-to-date with our faculty and students as they engage in teaching, study, research, and service in and around Northern Kentucky University's campus.
History, the arts, and music will take over Southgate Street in Newport this Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. MAPH students from NKU will be on hand to conduct oral history interviews with residents who attended the Southgate School, now the Newport History Museum. So stop on by!
On a clear, sunny Saturday afternoon in rural Boone County, Daniel Goff, an African-American soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War, finally got the recognition he deserved for his military service.
Check out what our history honor society students are up to this month!
Alum Steve Preston (MAPH) investigates the earliest buildings constructed by immigrants from Kentucky on the site of what would become Cincinnati.
Alum Steve Preston (MAPH) reports on the impact of early 19th century earthquakes on Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
The Queen City Invitational brought 14 teams for the men’s cross-country race with 178 runners on the course, and the women’s race had 12 teams with 149. Alec Sandusky was the top finisher for the NKU men's team, placing 12th. Alec is a Social Studies Education major.
Alum Steve Preston (MAPH) shares the history of Benjamin Van Cleve, son of a Cincinnati businessman who became an early founder of Dayton, Kentucky.
This week's edition of local history penned by alum Steve Preston (MAPH) focuses on the story of one of Northern Kentucky's wealthiest women, Keturah Moss Leitch Taylor.
Steve Preston (MAPH) writes about the earliest settlement in Campbell County, Leitch’s Station, founded circa 1789-91 by a Revolutionary War veteran.
Malcom Getter gave up on himself in high school. But two new mentors have helped him see his potential.
If you missed the original airing of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman," Season 12, Episode 7 that aired this past week, be sure to set your DVRs for upcoming repeats to catch Dr. Jackson talking about the Underground Railroad in the Northern Kentucky Region!
Volunteers are racing against time to save the four-decade old collection of 70 vintage passenger and freight cars known as the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati.
During the annual fall convocation, history professor Jonathan Reynolds, was honored for his appointment as an NKU Regents Professor by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. Congratulations, Doc Reynolds!
An avid traveler and dreamer, author James B. Anstead of Wilder, Kentucky, brings to us this fun and silly collection of one of the most unique styles of writing, the result of years of fascination with the limerick and its special wordplay.
History alum Marcus Harshaw ('13) was named the Vice President of Education and Facilities at the Kaleideum Museum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Harshaw will oversee educational initiatives at Kaleideum Downtown & North.
MAPH grad explores the life and Native American connections of Mary Means, wife of an officer garrisoned at Fort Washington in Cincinnati.
MAPH alum Steve Preston delves into the history of the first large tavern built along the Cincinnati riverfront.
Be sure to check out the PBS program, "10 That Changed America," to see Dr. Tenkotte speak about the modern marvel we in Northern Kentucky know as the Roebling Suspension Bridge!
Alumnus Andy Wyckoff (Social Studies '95) takes on a new challenge as principal of Connor High School in Boone County, Kentucky.
NKU Public History alum Steve Preston delves into the life and times of Revolutionary War officer James Wilkinson, who launched his political career in Kentucky.
Dr. Tenkotte kicks off a two-part examination of prominent Kentuckians and Ohioans who helped spur development in Florida.
The Dean's List recognizes undergraduate students attempting at least 8 credit hours during the semester and earning a grade-point average of 3.60 to 3.99. Congratulations to everyone!
The President's List honors full-time undergraduate students earning a 4.00 grade-point average. Congratulations!
Dr. Tenkotte looks into local incidents of ethnic tension during World War I.
Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Kristopher A. Teters about his new book, Practical Liberators, a look at the attitudes and convictions of Union Army officers about Emancipation as the Civil War progressed.
The Arts Council of Mercer County is holding an Open House on Saturday, July 7, an event the group, headed by Sarah Tolbert (NKU MAPH), hopes will become a regular event.
Several of Prof. Quinn's contributions to the recent Twitter thread #reversenotobsverse are featured in this article about changing our perspective on ancient art.
Did you miss Dr. Tenkotte's presentation to the NKY Forum? If so, you can hear a short discussion with the presenters on this clip from WVXU radio.
NKU Public History alum Steve Preston introduces us to John Filson, an early Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky personality.
NKU history professor and author Dr. Paul Tenkotte will discuss the history of poverty in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.
An NKU Social Studies Education major was one of two winners of Steely Library's annual Celebration Research Award for his project on ancient Carthage.
NKU History Professor Emeritus, Dr. James Ramage, speaks on the role General Grant played in the Vicksburg Campaign at the annual Hoosier Blue and Gray Civil War Roundtable.
Heritage Village Museum Director and NKU Public History alum Steve Preston explores the historical importance of the Ohio Valley.
Join us for the final City Barbeque Food for Thought series event with the return of Professor Kathleen Quinn from the NKU History and Geography Department.
A review of Kentuckians recently named to organizational leadership roles, including NKU's Dr. Paul Tenkotte.
Students and faculty from several departments and programs at NKU--including History and Geography--have spent much of the May term excavating at the Parker Academy site in New Richmond, Ohio.
Dr. Tenkotte recalls Tuesday, April 23, 1968, when a devastating tornado hit Falmouth, Kentucky. Were you there? Were your parents or grandparents?
Departmental alum (and now faculty member) Dr. William Landon, alongside Dr. Sharyn Jones, uses historical research into Mulefoot pigs to grow a new family farm in Campbell County!