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Events

All events, unless specified otherwise, are open to the public and free to attend.

Department and Sponsored Events

April History Pub Talk
“Russia’s War on Ukraine.” Featuring Julie Hessler, historian of the Soviet Union and associate professor in the UO Department of History. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co. Monday, April 11, 2022. 7:00–8:30 p.m. PDT. Virtual via Zoom.

2022 Carroll Lecture
“Two Tales of a German city: Big Data and Urban History from the Nazis to the ‘Economic Miracle’.” Featuring Christoph Rass, spring 2022 Carroll Professor in History. Tuesday, April 12, 2022. 3:30–5:00 p.m. Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall.

Translations of Migration Conference
An international conference of historians and cultural studies scholars exploring the many ways that migration and mobility have been translated across time and space, languages, cultures, and academic disciplines. April 27–28, 2022. Visit gsi.uoregon.edu for detailed schedule of speakers and locations.

Guest Speaker Sebastian Felten
“History as Resource: Mining Metals and Collecting Data in Central Europe.” Featuring Sebastian Felten, Universitätsassistent at the Department of History at the University of Vienna. Monday, May 2, 2022. 3:30–5:00 p.m. PDT. Erb Memorial Union, room 119 (Diamond Lake Room).

Totem Pole Journey
A series of events led by members of the Lummi Nation and the House of Tears Carvers, celebrating 20 years of Indigenous-led environmental and social activism grounded in arts and ceremonies. Cosponsored by the Department of History. See the Center for Environmental Futures for details and complete schedule of events.

May History Pub Talk
“Displacing Black Portland: A History of Housing Discrimination.” Featuring Zachary Stocks, Oregon Black Pioneers. Monday, May 9, 2022. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co. 7:00–8:30 p.m. Virtual via Zoom.

History Guild Lecture
“The Nuclear Exceptionalists: Planning for a Post-Carbon Age in France, 1955-1974.” History Guild lecture featuring Joseph Bohling, Portland State University. 5:00–6:30 p.m. Zoom.

Annual Pierson Lecture
“When the Archives Don’t Easily Speak: The Life and Times of Julia Chinn.” Presented by Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Indiana University. Tuesday, May 17, 2022. 3:30–5:00 p.m. Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, Gerlinger Hall.

Little Tools of Knowledge
Lightning round discussions with historians and philosophers addressing “tools of knowledge” to aid academic work. Friday, May 27, 2022. 3:00–5:00 p.m. McKenzie Hall room 375.

History Showcase
Annual History Showcase and Undergraduate Awards Celebration. Thursday, June 2, 2022. 3:00–5:00 p.m. EMU 145 + 146, Crater Lake Rooms. Details TBA.

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Ongoing Exhibits

medieval painting

Red Thread: A Journey through Color

The story of the color red, a digital guide created by Vera Keller, associate professor of history. Hosted by the Digital Scholarship Center.

 


Past 2021-22 Events

“Sex, Lies, and Legal Tape: Whaling the Pacific World.” Beekman Professorship job talk presented by Lissa Wadewitz, professor of U.S. history, Linfield University. Candidates for the Beekman Professorship of Northwest and Pacific History. March 10, 2022.

“Extraction, Sovereignty and Nationalism in post World War II Indigenous California.” Beekman Professorship job talk presented by William Bauer, professor of history, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Candidate for the Beekman Professorship of Northwest and Pacific History. March 14, 2022.

Imagined San Francisco: Digital Mapping and Public History — Eugene History Pub talk presented by Ocean Howell, associate professor of history, University of Oregon. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co. March 14, 2022. 7:00–8:30 p.m.

“Teapot: Oil, Scandal, and Extractive Colonialism in the American West.” Beekman Professorship job talk presented by T. Andrew Needham, associate professor of history, New York University. Candidate for the Beekman Professorship of Northwest and Pacific History. Friday, March 18, 2022.

Colonial Books: The Fenton Collection at UO from a Critical History of the Book Perspective — Student presentations on the book collection of William D. Fenton, cofounder of the Oregon Historical Society. March 2, 2022.

Allen Hendershott Eaton (1878–1962), Rural Craft, and the History of Collections at UO — Eugene History Pub Talk featuring Vera Keller, associate professor and department head, Department of History. January 10, 2022. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co.

Eminent Oregonians — Eugene History Pub talk featuring authors Jane Kirkpatrick, Steve Forrester, and R. Gregory Nokes. December 13, 2021. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, Oregon State Capitol Foundation, and Viking Braggot Co. 

Black Exclusion and the 1858 Exodus to British Columbia — Eugene History Pub Talk featuring Stacey Smith, Oregon State University. November 8, 2021. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co.

The True History of Oregon’s Bottle Bill — Eugene History Pub talk featuring Brent Walth, assistant professor of journalism. October 11, 2021. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, Oregon State Capitol Foundation, and Viking Braggot Co.

The War of the Worlds — Eugene History Pub talk featuring Patrick Lucanio, PhD. September 20, 2021. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co.