Travel is a fundamental part of every graduate student’s experience. Our graduate seminars frequently travel to nearby cities such as Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Pittsburgh to visit museum collections and archives, see current exhibitions, and meet curators. Often these field trips are made open to the entire department community so that graduate students who are not taking the seminar can still take advantage of the chance to visit collections in other cities.
Individual research travel is also a critical part of every graduate student’s experience in our department. Grants from the Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund, The Sara Jane Pyne Memorial Scholarship Fund, and The Cathleen M. Murnane Travel Scholarship Fund make it possible for every one of our graduate students to visit research sites and present at conferences nationally and internationally. These grants are supplemented by other travel awards from Ohio State as well as external funding.