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History Pub

The History Pub Talks is a monthly event series cosponsored by the department, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Company. History scholars and experts are invited to present talks on historical events, concepts, and research in a setting with local beer, wine, and food.* All talks take place in the evenings on the second Monday of each month, September through May, unless noted otherwise. Events are open to everyone and free to attend.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, History Pub events will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees must RSVP no later than 5 p.m. the day of the event to be granted access.

2021-22 Schedule

View recordings of these and previous events on YouTube

September 20, 2021
The War of the Worlds” with Patrick Lucanio, PhD

October 11, 2021
The True History of Oregon’s Bottle Bill” with Brent Walth, UO School of Journalism

November 8, 2021
Black Exclusion and the 1858 Exodus to British Columbia: African Americans’ Search for Civil Rights in Oregon, California, and the British Empire” with Stacey Smith, associate professor of history, Oregon State University

December 13, 2021
Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter” with authors Jane Kirkpatrick, Steve Forrester, and R. Gregory Nokes

January 10, 2022
Allen Hendershott Eaton (1878–1962), Rural Craft, and the History of Collections at UO” with Vera Keller, associate professor and department head, University of Oregon, Department of History

February 21, 2022 DATE CHANGE
A One-Man NAACP: Dick Gregory and the Black Freedom Struggle” with Malcolm Frierson, assistant professor of history, University of Oregon. This event has been rescheduled from February 14

March 14, 2022
Imagined San Francisco: Digital Mapping and Public History” with Ocean Howell, associate professor of history, University of Oregon

April 11, 2022
Russia’s War in Ukraine” with Julie Hessler, associate professor of history, University of Oregon

May 9, 2022
Displacing Black Portland: A History of Housing Discrimination” with Zachary Stocks, executive director of Oregon Black Pioneers