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July 12, 2019

Congratulations to Jeff Ostler

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Jeff Ostler is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History. Along with associate professor Vera Keller, he is a recipient of the 2019 Presidential Fellow in Humanistic Studies award.

This new fellowship provides funding support to faculty research and projects in the arts and humanities. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exceptional scholarly or creative accomplishments. Learn more about the Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Studies awards.

About Jeff Ostler

Jeff Ostler specializes in the history of the American West, with a particular focus on American Indian history. His recent book, Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas (Yale University Press, 2019), takes a detailed look at the genocidal removal of Native people during U.S. expansion from the 1750s to the start of the Civil War.

July 10, 2019

A New Fellowship for Vera Keller

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Congratulations go out to associate professor Vera Keller, who has been named a 2019 Presidential Fellow in Humanistic Studies, along with fellow History faculty member Jeff Ostler.

Earlier this year, the UO announced that President Schill would fund a new set of fellowships to support faculty arts and humanities research and creative projects. These awards, of $13,000 each, are supported by discretionary donor funds and are intended to support productive scholars in their professional development and scholarship. Learn more about the Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Studies awards.

About Vera Keller

Vera Keller, a historian of science of early modern Europe, has been quite active lately giving talks and presentations about her research. Specifically, Keller looks at human curiosity and the history of scientific research. Her current project, tentatively titled The Experimental Century: Curating the Early German Enlightenment, examines the work of 17th-century German academics and experimental science.

May 22, 2019

UO Today with Lindsey Mazurek

Catch the latest episode of UO Today, featuring assistant professor Lindsey Mazurek. Here she discusses material culture and the cult of Isis in ancient Greece during Roman occupation. She also discusses her work with the Mediterranean Connectivity Project, a digital humanities initiative that maps social connectivity during the Roman Empire.

Lindsey Mazurek is a specialist in ancient history with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean under the Roman Empire. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and taught in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Bucknell University. Her research focuses on questions of ethnicity, migration, materiality, and identification in antiquity.

UO Today is a half-hour television interview program hosted by the Oregon Humanities Center that highlights the work of UO faculty and administrators. You can view episode #743 with Lindsey Mazurek on on multiple platforms:

YouTube

UO Channel

SoundCloud

May 20, 2019

Nuestro South Podcast

Check out this new podcast, co-produced by Julie Weise, associate professor of History, along with Ricky Hurtado and Erik Valera.

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Nuestro South Podcast is five-part series that explores the stories of Latina/o/x people in the U.S. south from the Jim Crow era on through to the present. The first two episodes are now available for listening, beginning with Episode #1, “A time Mexicans lived as Europeans in New Orleans.” This episodes takes a look at New Orleans nearly a century ago and the experiences of Mexican immigrants that were able to “blend in” to whiteness.

You can listen to Nuestro South Podcast on several of your favorite podcast platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

This podcast is made possible by support from the Whiting Foundation, University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, and LatinxEd.

About Julie Weise

Julie Weise is an interdisciplinary historian exploring themes of identity, citizenship, migration, race, and nations in hemispheric and global context. She teaches topical courses on race and immigration for the University of Oregon’s Department of History, including a bilingual Latinxs in the Americas course that she co-developed with Claudia Holguín Mendoza, an assistant professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of California, Riverside.

April 15, 2019

The Experimental Century: Curating the Early German Enlightenment

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The Department of History’s own Vera Keller will give a Work-in-Progress talk, hosted by the Oregon Humanities Center.

“The Experimental Century: Curating the Early German Enlightenment”

Friday, April 19, 2019
Noon–1:25 p.m.
OHC Conference Room (159 PLC)
https://ohc.uoregon.edu/

The Works-in-Progress series features talks by humanities faculty and graduate students on their current research or recently published books. All talks take place on Fridays at noon in the OHC Conference Room, 159 PLC. These are free and open to the public. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.

Please direct disability accommodation requests to the Oregon Humanities Center at 541-346-3934.

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About Vera Keller

Vera Keller is an associate professor with the UO Department of History and a 2018-19 OHC Faculty Research Fellow. Her work primarily focuses on the history of science in early Modern Europe. Keller’s first book, Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725 (Cambridge, 2015), explored the once novel idea, now a truism, that knowledge should “serve the public interest.” She has also authored or co-authored numerous articles, most recently, “Deprogramming Baconianism: The meaning of desiderata in the eighteenth century” for Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science.

April 3, 2019

The Rise and Fall of the Mexican New Deal

Congratulations go out to Julie Weise for her contribution to the newly published Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

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This book incorporates the writings of diverse scholars to analyze how American political history has been formed by underlining “structures of state power” such as race and gender, as opposed to more typical analyses based on moments of high-profile national crisis.

Weise, in her chapter titled “La revolución institucional: The Rise and Fall of the Mexican New Deal in the U.S. South, 1920–1990,” examines the bracero program, which allowed millions of Mexican laborers to work temporarily in the United States, and the role played by these migrant workers in the politics of the New Deal era.

Learn more about Shaped by the State.

About Julie Weise

Julie Weise is an interdisciplinary historian exploring themes of identity, citizenship, migration, race, and nations in hemispheric and global context. She teaches topical courses on race and immigration for the University of Oregon’s Department of History, including a bilingual Latinxs in the Americas course that she co-developed with Claudia Holguín Mendoza, an assistant professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of California, Riverside.

Weise’s first book, Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910 (University of North Carolina Press, 2015), won the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of American Historians in 2016. Her current project, “Citizenship Displaced: Migrant Political Cultures in the Era of State Control,” seeks to place Mexico-U.S. migration in a global context.

February 22, 2019

Launch of Red Thread

Celebrate the launch of the Red Thread digital project and traveling scriptorium with an open reception:

Thursday, March 7, 2019
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Knight Library DREAM Lab

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March 7, Knight Library DREAM Lab

About the Exhibition

Red Thread is a digital exhibition that explores the history of red pigments and the varied use of the color in material culture throughout civilizations. Featured objects in this exhibition come from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum, and Knight Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibition is co-curated by Vera Keller, historian of science with the UO Department of History, with contributions of student research from Keller’s course Global History of Color, 1400-1900.

Accompanying the digital exhibition is a traveling scriptorium of rare books and manuscripts from Special Collections.

This project is supported by the UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Center Faculty Grants Program; Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; and the Department of History.

portrait of Vera Keller

About Vera Keller

Vera Keller is an associate professor of history, specializing in the history of science in early modern Europe. Her first book, Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725 (Cambridge, 2015), explored the once novel idea, now a truism, that knowledge should “serve the public interest.” She has also authored or co-authored numerous articles, most recently, “Deprogramming Baconianism: The meaning of desiderata in the eighteenth century” for Notes and Records: the Royal Society Journal of the History of Science.

February 20, 2019

Digital Humanities on Visualizing the Mediterranean

Hayley Brazier interviews Lindsey Mazurek, assistant professor of ancient history, about the Mediterranean Connectivity Initiative—a project focused on globalization around the Mediterranean Sea.

You can listen to the podcast of Visualizing the Mediterranean: A Conversation with Professor Lindsey Mazurek at DH@UO.

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The Mediterranean Connectivity

The Mediterranean Connectivity Initiative, formerly known as the Ostia Connectivity Project, “combines GIS and Social Network Analysis to reconstruct potential social groupings and their participation in the urban fabric of Rome’s main port city of Ostia.” Lindsey Mazurek co-directs this project with other experts on archaeology and social history. Mazurek is a specialist in ancient history with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean under the Roman Empire. She is also interested in questions of globalization and social networks in the Mediterranean.

DH@UO

Digital Humanities at the University of Oregon (DH@UO) is a campus group working to develop the growing interdisciplinary field of digital humanities by building an inclusive community of digital humanities teachers and scholars. The DH@UO website and weekly blog includes scholarly resources, announcements about workshops and events, and information about the new Digital Humanities minor offered through the Department of English.

About Hayley Brazier

Hayley Brazier is the DH Program Coordinator for Digital Humanities at the University of Oregon. She is a Graduate Employee and PhD candidate with the Department of History, researching environmental history and seabed technologies. In addition, she has a background in museum studies and historic preservation.

 

February 8, 2019

The Austism History Project

The Autism History Project is a new website that provides an extensive exploration of autism and a multitude of information sources together within one archive.

The website was created by Ellen Herman, a professor of History at the University of Oregon. Herman is also a codirector of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and the vice provost for Academic Affairs. The project was based on work supported by the UO through a Summer Research Award as well as a Fellowship form the American Council of Learned Societies.

Launched in January 2019, the website is now available to anyone interested in learning about autism. Included is a timeline of key events in recognition and understanding of autism, biographies on prominent people in autism history, and a breakdown of vocabulary that has shaped society’s perception of autism. The site is also a resource for information about the history of medicine, human sciences, and social welfare.

February 6, 2019

The Seattle General Strike of 1919

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This week marked the 100-year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike, a five-day period that saw nearly half of the city’s workforce walking off their jobs in protest of low wages. Though the strike was a comparatively short event, its effect on society was lasting and far-reaching.

“the Seattle General Strike offers an important lesson about the power of organized laborer”

Steven Beda, assistant professor with an interest in labor history, discusses this event in this piece, Why the Seattle General Strike of 1919 should inspire a new generation of labor activists, posted to The Conversation. Beda explains what factors led thousands of workers to strike, and what lessons we can derive from their story.

“In my view,” Beda writes, “the story of this particular strike is surprisingly hopeful for the future of labor. And I believe it holds lessons for today’s labor activists—whether they’re striking teachers in West Virginia or Arizona, mental health workers in California or Google activists in offices across the world.”

January 10, 2019

UO Today: Annelise Heinz and Mahjong in American Culture

 

Learn about mahjong and the role this popular Chinese game plays in American culture, with Annelise Heinz on UO Today.

Annelise Heinz is an assistant professor of History here at the University of Oregon, specializing in modern American history. Her work also engages with the growing field of transpacific history, examining the flows of people, goods, and ideas between the United States and China from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century. Her current book project, Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture, explores the American history of the Chinese parlor game mahjong, and how its history helps us understand redefinitions of gender, ethnicity, and consumerism in modern American culture.

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Heinz discusses her research on UO Today, a half-hour television interview program hosted by the Oregon Humanities Center that highlights the work of UO faculty and administrators. You can view episode #726 with Annelise Heinz on YouTube or the UO Channel.

 

January 4, 2019

Establishing Latin American Studies in the United Kingdom

Gabe Paquette, professor of history and Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College, has a new article with the prestigious Historical Journal (UK), “The “Parry Report’ (1965) and the Establishment of Latin American Studies in the United Kingdom.” This article deals with the geopolitical and academic factors that gave rise to Latin American Studies as an established discipline in the United Kingdom.

View the full text article and learn more about this topic at Cambridge Core.

Article Abstract:

This article examines the origins of the ‘Parry Report’ (1965), the implementation of which led to the massive expansion of Latin American Studies in the United Kingdom. Drawing on material from several archives, the article argues that the Report was the product of a peculiar geopolitical conjuncture—decolonization, the 1959 Cuban Revolution, Britain’s rejection from the European Economic Community—that prompted the Foreign Office to convene a group of academics (and selected others) from institutions then in the process of formalizing links with US-based private foundations. It seeks to show how extramural and intramural factors, geopolitics and academic politics, combined to generate an interdisciplinary area study that survived long after the conditions that had given rise to its genesis had disappeared.

Gabe Paquette is a Professor of History, with a secondary appointment in International Studies. His research focuses on aspects of European, Latin American, and International History. He has co-edited a new special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies (vol. 24, no. 2), entitled “New directions in the political history of the Spanish-Atlantic world, c. 1750–1850.”

 

Wings: History of the Black Panther Party

In November 2018, the Department of History’s own Professor Curtis Austin presented one of four talks in the 2018 Wings: UO Presidential Speaker Series in Portland.

Hosted by University of Oregon President Michael Schill, the Wings series consists of curated talks and performances to highlight the research, innovation and creativity of UO professors. This session included diverse topics on natural disaster monitoring, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Black Power Movement, as well as a chamber choir performance.

Curtis Austin’s talk, “History of the Black Panther Party”, addressed the context, development, and meanings around the Black Panther Party, which had primarily become a community service organization providing health checkups and daily breakfast to more than 25,000 children across the country. Later, an FBI counter intelligence program looked to radicalize the group.

Watch the recording of Austin’s talk on YouTube.

Curtis Austin is an associate professor for the UO Department of History, specializing in civil rights and the Black Power Movement. He is the author of Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.

January 3, 2019

French Translation on the Plains Sioux

Jeffrey Ostler is the Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History. He specializes in the history of the American West, with a particular focus on American Indian history. His book, The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee (Cambridge University Press, 2004), is now available to a wide French-speaking audience.

The French edition of Ostler’s book, translated by Florence Moreau and Alexandre Prouvèze, is available from Éditions du Rocher.

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From the Back Cover:

This volume presents an overview of the history of the Plains Sioux as they became increasingly subject to the power of the United States in the 1800s. Many aspects of the story—the Oregon Trail, military clashes, the deaths of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, and the Ghost Dance—are well-known. Besides providing fresh insights into familiar events, the book offers an in-depth look at many lesser-known facets of Sioux history and culture. Drawing on theories of colonialism, the book shows how the Sioux creatively responded to the challenges of U.S. expansion and domination, while at the same time revealing how U.S. power increasingly limited the autonomy of Sioux communities as the century came to a close. The concluding chapters of the book offer a compelling reinterpretation of the events that led to the Wounded Knee massacre of December 29, 1890.

Présentation:

Issu des plus récentes études sur les Sioux des Plaines, cet ouvrage est à ce jour l’un des plus abouti sur cette tribu qui, presque à elle seule, synthétise sur son nom la résistance et la funeste destinée des Indiens d’Amérique du Nord. Jeffrey Ostler démontre—avec solides arguments à l’appui, témoignages irréfutables de toutes les parties et documents officiels—comment l’Histoire peut aspirer dans sa spirale, pour mieux le broyer, un peuple entier comme les Sioux lakotas, notamment face au processus de colonisation qu’a, au départ, plus que symbolisé l’expédition de Lewis et Clark de 1804 ordonnée par le président Jefferson. Dans une parfaite et claire chronologie, Ostler rapporte les événements et les engrenages militaire, géopolitique, diplomatique, juridique et économique qui ont réduit à portion congrue les immenses contrées des Indiens des Plaines et tous les éléments ayant inéluctablement concouru au massacre de trois cents Sioux dans le Dakota du Sud, à Wounded Knee, en décembre 1890 quelques jours après le meurtre de Sitting Bull.
December 7, 2018

Vera Keller on the History of Curiosity

Catch Vera Keller on Jefferson Public Radio today, December 17, as she discusses the history of science and the history of curiosity itself. Listen live on the Jefferson Exchange at 8:00 a.m., or stream the recorded interview from the JPR website.

Vera Keller is primarily a historian of science of early modern Europe. She researches the origins of experimental science by looking at the intersections between technology, industry and political economy; craft and philosophy; sociability and science; and ideas of innovation, projects, and the public interest. In teaching the history of science, she refines her approach to the study of the history of curiosity.

JPR’s monthly “cUriOus: Research Meets Radio” segment is a continuing series that highlights research at the University of Oregon. You can listen to Keller’s interview and previous episodes from this series at www.ijpr.org/term/curious.

October 30, 2018

UO Today: History Professor Steven Beda on Labor Movements and Environmentalism

Steven Beda, assistant professor of History at the University of Oregon, discusses his research on labor movements in the timber industry and environmentalism in the Pacific Northwest during the 20th century. He talks about the tensions that arose between rural timber workers and urban industrial workers. His current book project is Strong Winds and Widow Makers: A History of Workers, Nature, and Environmental Conflict in the Pacific Northwest Timber Country, 1900–present.

Watch this interview on YouTube or enjoy the podcast.

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:  

https://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-today-history-professor-discusses-antebellum-new-york

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).
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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).
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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:

https://theconversation.com/six-charts-that-illustrate-the-divide-between-rural-and-urban-america-72934

 

 

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:

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/11/northwest_secession_and_ecotop.html

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

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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”

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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.

For more information, please visit brill.com.