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History Showcase 2020

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Welcome to the 2020 Department of History Showcase!

The showcase event is an annual celebration of undergraduate research and achievements. Traditionally held as an award ceremony each spring term, this event has served as an opportunity to display history students’ research and to acknowledge those history majors that have earned special awards.

The 2020 virtual showcase continues this tradition of celebration and allows us to reach all members of the University of Oregon community, near and far. Please join us in honoring the accomplishments of our students.


Jason Ashcraft

Criminal Activity and Crime & Punishment in Revolutionary Russia

man in military hat captioned "the secret ingredient is crime"

Research poster exploring the roles that criminal activity and crime and punishments systems played in revolutionary Russia.

Kyley Canion Brewer

Timber & Termination: The Economic Context of Bill 587—Klamath Termination

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Presentation on the economic motivations, specifically the pursuit of valuable timberlands, behind the termination of the Klamath Tribe

Hunter Coy

Salmon and the State: A History of Treaty Fishing, Its Complications, and Possible Solutions

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Presentation on the history of Native American fishing rights and the conflicts of salmon allocation.

Samuel TenBrook

Salmon, Anglers, and Conservationists: Decreasing Salmon Runs and Their Historical Context


Research poster addressing the current issues and debates surrounding the maintenance of salmon populations while also placing the debate in its proper historical setting.

Alyssa Zemp

Women’s Sports in the 1960s and 1970s: “The Good, the Forgotten, and the Advertised” for Second Wave Feminism Through the Women Sports Magazine

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Research poster discussing how the magazine, Women Sports, viewed and envisioned women’s roles in various sporting arenas, as they approached these topics often with the idealized vision of the second-wave feminist movement.

Awards and Honors

Each year the department bestows several undergraduate awards and honors. These awards recognize distinguished academic achievement of history majors.

2019–2020 History Award Recipients