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July 9, 2018

“Oregon Abroad: Staying Home to Investigate the Cultural and Natural History of Our Own Backyard”

Our colleague Matthew Dennis has authored a piece on his experience teaching an exciting experimental curriculum, “Oregon Abroad.” Click here to read the full essay, published in the Spring 2018 issue of Common-Place.


New book released: Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en América Latina. Siglos XIX y XX

UO History Professor Carlos Aguirre is the co-editor of Bibliotecas y cultura letrada en América Latina. Siglos XIX y XX   (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica, 2018). (more…)

February 23, 2018

Congratulations Marsha Weisiger!

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a $141,000 Collaborative Research Grant to Marsha Weisiger, of the History Department, and Stephanie LeMenager, of the English Department; together, they co-direct the UO Center for Environmental Futures. (more…)

February 21, 2018

UO Today: History Professor Leslie Alexander discusses antebellum New York

Our colleague Leslie Alexander discusses the challenges of identity and politics emancipated Blacks faced in antebellum New York with UO Today:

Click here to watch the full interview.

February 2, 2018

UO Today: History Professor Curtis Austin on the Black Panther Party

Our colleague Curtis Austin discusses his book Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party with UO Today:   (more…)

December 15, 2017

Congratulations Lisa Wolverton!

History Professor Lisa Wolverton has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for 2018-2019, in support of her project titled “Henry and Vratislav: Medieval Central Europe Transformed.” (more…)

December 14, 2017

Oregon Humanities Center 2018-19 Fellowships

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues!  (more…)

May 21, 2017

History Informing Public Policy

Jim Mohr, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History and Knight Professor of Social Science, has been appointed to the Editorial Committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards.  (more…)

May 20, 2017

New book released: The Peculiar Revolution

UO History Professor Carlos Aguirre is the co-editor of The Peculiar Revolution: Rethinking the Peruvian Experiment Under Military Rule  (University of Texas Press, 2017).

April 20, 2017

New book released: The Lima Reader

UO History Professor Carlos Aguirre is the co-editor of The Lima Reader (Duke University Press, 2017).

March 21, 2017

Oregon Humanities Center 2017-18 Fellowships

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues!  (more…)

March 20, 2017

“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:



January 25, 2017

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 University, Montreal), has appeared in the journal Early Science of Medicine.

The modern world would be unthinkable without the category of the “project” and yet the history of this idea, and genre, is surprisingly brief and contentious.

The volume includes an introduction by Vera and her co-editor, Ted McCormick, on the history of the idea of “projects,” “Towards a History of Projects,” Early Science and Medicine 21:5 (2016), 423-444

Other recent works by Vera Keller include:

Art Lovers and Scientific Virtuosi? The Philomathia of Erhard Weigel (1625-1699) in Context,Nuncius 31:3 (2016), 523 – 548. In this piece, Keller examines the long-standing view of the virtuoso as the pre-modern form of the scientist, based on English historiography, through comparison with a Central European case in which art, science, love and virtue were related differently.

“‘A Political Fiat Lux’. Wilhem von Schroeder (1640-1688) and the Co-production of Chymical and Political Oeconomy,” in ‘Eigennutz’ und ‘gute Ordnung’: Ökonomisierungen der Welt im 17. Jahrhundert, Sandra Richter and Guillaume Garner, eds. (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016), 353-378.

This article studies the work of Wilhelm von Schroeder, a German Fellow of the English Royal Society, an important early industrialist, economic writer, and alchemist, exploring the interrelationship between von Schroeder’s writing on alchemy and his thinking about the economy, and in particular, the various “paper tools” he developed to visualize and manipulated economic data and projects.

January 18, 2017

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 Award, Working-Class Studies Association
  • Honorable Mention, 2016 Deep South Book Prize, Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South


When Latino migration to the U.S. South became increasingly visible in the 1990s, observers and advocates grasped for ways to analyze “new” racial dramas in the absence of historical reference points. However, as this book is the first to comprehensively document, Mexicans and Mexican Americans have a long history of migration to the U.S. South. Corazón de Dixie recounts the untold histories of Mexicanos’ migrations to New Orleans, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina as far back as 1910. It follows Mexicanos into the heart of Dixie, where they navigated the Jim Crow system, cultivated community in the cotton fields, purposefully appealed for help to the Mexican government, shaped the southern conservative imagination in the wake of the civil rights movement, and embraced their own version of suburban living at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Rooted in U.S. and Mexican archival research, oral history interviews, and family photographs, Corazón de Dixie unearths not just the facts of Mexicanos’ long-standing presence in the U.S. South but also their own expectations, strategies, and dreams.

Please visit UNC Press for more information.

December 14, 2016

“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


November 20, 2016

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 university’s strategic commitment to improve its overall academic quality and reputation by supporting, recognizing, and retaining world-class tenured faculty.

Luebke is a historian of Europe, especially the German-speaking lands, during and after the Reformation. His latest book, Hometown Religion: Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia, shows how the ordinary inhabitants of one region in northwestern Germany managed to preserve relative peace and unity in the face of ever-escalating conflicts over religion during the period between 1535 and 1650.

November 9, 2016

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.

Julie Weise

October 26, 2016

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 and Lower Great Lakes, 1776–1810”


October 19, 2016

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
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Publications by UO Historians:

97984Andrew 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 the granular diary of a late sixteenth century urban physician, is the first study to elucidate the earliest evidence we have for the ubiquity and everyday rhythms of gift-giving at, across, and between multiple social levels in Japanese society.

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