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History Faculty Grant Projects

The College of Arts and Sciences published a report of externally funded research projects that UO faculty have been engaged in during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. This recognition list includes the work of several history faculty, demonstrating the diverse scope of research that UO historians are involved in.

old-fashioned globe showing African continent

Lindsay Frederick Braun

Cultures of Colonial Compilation: Collecting and Mapping Knowledge in Southern Africa, 1850–1910
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

As an NIAS Fellow, Lindsay Frederick Braun examined the history of mapping and book collecting in settler colonies and republics of southern Africa prior to 1910. This research addresses questions of curated knowledge the impact on the local and global perceptions of colonial spaces.

rocks under water

Mark Carey

Dissertation Grant: The Seafloor and Society: How Technological Development on the Ocean Floor Transformed North America
National Science Foundation

Mark Carey’s doctoral dissertation research analyzes seafloor histories in the Northeast Pacific Ocean during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing on the developments of offshore oil drilling, undersea cable systems for Internet and international phone traffic, and scientific observatories.

Chinese junk boats at harbor in front of skyscraper buildings

Bryna Goodman

Finance and Fortune: Economics, Individual Calculation, and the Fate of the Chinese Republic
National Humanities Center

Bryna Goodman spent the 2020-21 year in residence at the National Humanities Center, working on her book Finance and Fortune: Economics, Individual Calculation, and the Fate of the Chinese Republic, about the imagination of finance in twentieth-century China.

laptop keyboard with higana characters

Jeff Hanes

Oregon-Vietnam-Japan Collaboration and Exchange Project
Japan Foundation

The Oregon-Vietnam-Japan Exchange and Collaboration (OVJEC) Project works with partner universities in the United States, Japan, and Vietnam to promote the field of Japanese Studies. To date, the OVJEC Project has already enjoyed many successes including a kick-off conference at Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, academic residencies, professional development workshops, networking and mentorship programs, translation initiatives, and multiple discussions on curriculum and pedagogy.

museum display of dinosaur fossils

Vera Keller

Curating the German Enlightenment: Johann Daniel Major (1634–1693) and the Experimental Century
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Vera Keller was awarded a year-long Guggenheim Fellowship to work on her third book project, Curating the German Enlightenment: Johann Daniel Major (1634–1693) and the Experimental Century. This research explores the polymathic construction of research disciplines and Johann Daniel Major’s “science” of museum organization.

logo from Nuestro South podcast

Julie Weise

Nuestro South
Whiting Foundation

The Nuestro South podcast was created in 2019 to highlight Southern Latinx representation in regional history, specifically focused on Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina. With the help of this grant, the podcast has added a new season and is expanding into YouTube with a three-part series hosted by Latinx youth.

protest sign reading "Climate Justice Now!"

Marsha Weisiger and Mark Carey

with John Arroyo, Laura Pulido, Ana-Maurine Lara, Stephanie LeMenager, Kathy Lynn, James Meacham, and Joanna Merson

Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Just Futures Institute (JFI) is a three-year joint initiative with the University of Idaho and Whitman College and will be housed in the UO Center for Environmental Futures. Through partnerships, collaborative research, and multidisciplinary projects focused on climate change and racial justice, the institute will address inequalities experienced by historically underrepresented communities of the Pacific Northwest region.