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Oregon Humanities Center 2017-18 Fellowships

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues! 

“Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America”

Our colleague, Steve Beda, has co-authored a piece in “The Conversation” on mapping the urban/rural divide in America:    

History Degree Pays Off for Investment Banker

Mark Kolt (History, ’10) uses research skills to help investors find The Next Big Thing.

While his college studies as a history major were focused on the past, Mark Kolt’s job is all about the future. As a venture capitalist and investment banker, the 2010 graduate makes investments in ...

Lecture: “Tuna and Post-War Pacific Policy”

Carmel Findley, Historian of Science at Oregon State University, Wednesday, February 22, 12:00-1:20 pm, Willamette 112

Lecture: “Bloodsport in the Pacific Whaling Fleet”

Lissa Wadewitz, Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Linfield College, Monday, February 13, 1:30-2:30 pm, McKenzie Hall 375                                               ...

Publications by UO Historians: Vera Keller

Science and the Shape of Things to Come, a special issue of Early Science and Medicine 21:5 (2016)

A special issue co-edited by Vera Keller on the history of projects, resulting from a 2012 international conference on that topic that was co-organized by Keller and Ted McCormick (Concordia ...

Congratulations Ryan Patterson (History ’16)!

Ryan Patterson’s undergraduate thesis, “Resistance and Resilience:  Politicized Art and Anti-Feminicide Activism in Ciudad Juárez and Abroad,” published in The Yale Historical Review.

The murder of women is neither a new phenomenon nor a topic of historical research that has ...

Congratulations Paulla Santos (History, ’16)!

Paulla Santos’s undergraduate thesis, “Sexualtiy, Gender, and US Imperialism after Philippine Independence:  An Examination of Gender and Sexual Stereotypes of Pilipina Entertainment Workers and US Servicemen,” published in The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal

Paulla’s ...

Congratulations Associate Professor Julie Weise

Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 by Julie M. Weise wins awards and distinctions

Awards & Distinctions 2016 Merle Curti Award, Organization of American Historians Honorable Mention, 2015 Theodore Saloutos Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society 2015 CLR James ...

How did we get here?

Educate Yourself with the UO Department of History’s #Trumpsyllabus Winter 2017

Are you wondering about… the first Populists?  Take HIST 202: Building the US (Ostler) the Mexico-U.S. border? Take HIST 248: Latinos in the Americas (Weise) social inequalities? Take HIST 457: Gilded Age ...

Lecture: “Taytu’s Feast:  Nation, Food and History in Ethiopia”

African Studies Lecture Series

James McCann History, Boston University Tuesday, January 17, 12:00 pm Redwood Auditorium, 214 EMU Please note new location!

“Northwest Secession and Ecotopia’s Racist Past”

Our colleague Steven Beda writing in the Oregonian on our region’s racist past:

Environmental History of World War II in the Northwest

Colleague Steven C. Beda interviewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting for a series on the environmental consequences of World War II for the Pacific Northwest

Remembering Pearl Harbor

“75 years after Pearl Harbor: ‘Real-life heroes’ from Lane County are not forgotten”

Article in the Register-Guard, December 7, 2016 by Rob Romig

Congratulations David Luebke!

Our colleague David Luebke is one of this year’s recipients of a “Faculty Fund for Excellence” award.

The Fund for Faculty Excellence was established in 2006, thanks to generous gifts from Lorry I. Lokey to Campaign Oregon: Transforming Lives. The fund is designed to materially enhance the ...

Congratulations Julie Weise!

Selected as one of two recipients of the Norman H. Brown Faculty Fellowship in the Liberal Arts for 2016-2018.

Brown Fellows are awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences on the basis of their demonstrated excellence in teaching and their capacity for superior scholarship.

Gender and Material Culture: The Female Artisan Gu Erniang and the Craft of Inkstone-Making in Early Modern China

Lecture by Dorothy Ko, Colombia University

While we celebrate the sumptuous material culture of Chinese empires–the terra cotta soldiers, the silk brocades, or the blue-and-white porcelains–we know almost nothing about the artisans who made them. In this talk, we present a new view of Chinese ...

Civil Procedure Reform in Republican China and Prewar Japan: Before the “Ma Xiwu Trial Method”

Lecture by Dongsheng Zang, University of Washington

The official narrative in China about modern mediation is that it originated in Mao’s revolutionary base in Shan-gan-ning Border Regions by a judge named Ma Xiwu in the early 1940s. Today, this is celebrated as the “Ma Xiwu trial method,” ...

Publications by UO Historians:

Congratulations Jeffrey Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History

Co-winner of the Lester J. Cappon award for the best article in the William and Mary Quarterly for 2015 for the article:  “‘To Extirpate the Indians’: An Indigenous Consciousness of Genocide in the Ohio Valley ...

UO African Studies Lecture Series

All talks will be held in the Knight Library Browsing Room at 12:00

Publications by UO Historians:

Our colleague in the Honors College, Tim Williams, has published a fascinating piece in “The Conversation” on left-leaning Evangelicals.

For more information, please read here.

Publications by UO Historians:

In “The Conversation,” our colleague in the UO Honors College, Vera Keller, writes on patronage in the sciences before Nobel.

For more information, please read here. Live radio interview on this program with Vera Keller  November 1, 2016 3:20 pm pst

Publications by UO Historians:

Andrew E. Goble, “Physician Yamashina Tokitsune’s Healing Gifts,” in Martha Chaiklin, ed., Mediated by Gifts: Politics and Society in Japan, 1350-1850 (Brill, 2016).

Professor Goble argues that gift-giving is an integral phenomenon in Japanese culture. His essay, focusing on the ...

Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

A Talk by Mario Sifuentez, UC-Merced

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 12 P.M. — KNIGHT BROWSING ROOM  Mario Sifuentez is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Merced. The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez grew up in rural Oregon, and earned both a BA ...

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4 pm — 110 Knight Law Center

The National Committee on US-China Relations presents a national simulcast and live talk. China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections Henry A. Kissinger is the national simulcast speaker for the 10th annual China ...

China Now: Independent Visions Film Festival

Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Presented with the support of CAPS (Jeremiah/NRC), Academic Affairs, EALL, Asian Studies and Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

Films will be introduced by China film curator, Shelly ...

Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Coll Thrush, Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia

Reza Aslan examines the crisis of identity in America at UO

“An Evening with Reza Aslan: Religion, Identity, and the Future of America”

  Reza Aslan is a best-selling author, public intellectual, scholar of religions, producer, and television host. Through the lens of his own experience—his family fled Iran during the Revolution in ...

History Prepared Nayeon Kim for Immigrant Advocacy Work

I am working as a legal assistant in a non-profit called Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, TX through Border Servant Corps. I do asylum casework, so I am constantly traveling between the detention center, court, and the office. My favorite thing about my job is that in a way, I get ...

History Major, Intelligence Officer, Teacher

As a naval intelligence officer in Iraq in 2006, Clair Wiles applied the skills she learned as a history major to discern patterns and understand cultures. “The result? Hundreds of lives saved.”

I graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in History in 1998. Wanting to dive ...