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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 ...
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Rejuvenating Nahuatl Scholarship in the 21st Century

Rejuvenating Nahuatl Scholarship in the 21st Century presented by Lidia E. Gómez García Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:00–6:00 p.m. 375 McKenzie Hall Mexican Ethnohistorian linguist Lidia E. Gómez García, who teaches at the Benem​érita Universidad de Puebla, will speak about colonial ...
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Voices of the Enslaved

The Department of History presents guest speaker Sophie White with her talk, “Voices of the Enslaved: Tales of Love and Longing” Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Noon–1:30 p.m. EMU 230 (Swindells Room) This event is free and open to the public. Sophie White is Associate Professor of ...
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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 ...

History Workshop: Danger River with Marsha Weisiger

Please join us for the next History Workshop featuring Marsha Weisiger: “Danger River: Narrating Adventure Down the Great River of the Southwest” Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:30–5:00 p.m. 375 McKenzie Hall Danger River explores the ways that men and women experienced adventure down ...
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The Seattle General Strike of 1919

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. ...
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The Known Citizen: Exploring Privacy in Modern America

All are welcome to attend this free public event featuring Sarah E. Igo: February 27, 2019 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 175 Knight Law Center This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s 2018-19 Public Affairs Speaker Series. This series brings prominent scholars and activists to the University ...
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Impermanent: Migrant Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean

Join us for the next History Pub talk, featuring Lindsey A. Mazurek with “Impermanent: Migrant Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean” Monday, February 11, 2019 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00) WOW Hall, 291 W. 8th Avenue Beer and wine will be available. Lindsey A. Mazurek is a specialist ...

“The Cradle of Hope:” African Americans, Haitian Sovereignty, and the Birth of Black Internationalism

Join the Department of History’s own Leslie Alexander for this OHC Work-in-Progress talk: “The Cradle of Hope:” African Americans, Haitian Sovereignty, and the Birth of Black Internationalism Friday, February 15, 2019 Noon–1:30 p.m. OHC Conference Room (159 PLC) The ...
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History Workshop: Allies and Adversaries with Gabe Paquette

Join us for the next History Workshop event: Allies and Adversaries: Anglo-Portuguese Relations in the Nineteenth Century presented by Gabe Paquette, Dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:30–5:00 p.m., EMU 230 This paper examines Anglo-Portuguese relations in the ...
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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 ...
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Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of An Idea

The history community is invited to attend this free public talk presented by the 2018-19 Wayne Morse Chair, Mae Ngai: “Nation of Immigrants: A Short History of An Idea” 6:30–8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 175 Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. Free and open to the public This ...
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Monumental Mobility with Jean O’Brien

The Department of History presents Jean O’Brien and “Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit” Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:30–5:00 p.m., 375 McKenzie Hall Jean O’Brien is a historian at the University of Minnesota, specializing in American Indian history, ...
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Keep us in the loop! We need your help knowing all the great things the history community is doing. We want to hear from faculty, graduate students, majors, and alumni. Please send us specific updates from your research, teaching, work with a professor, or related work in the community. Did you ...
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History Pub: The History of Innovation

What is New is Old Again! History Pub presents Vera Keller and “The History of Innovation”: Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) WOW Hall, 291 W. 8th Avenue Drinks by WOW Hall (no food truck for this event) Co-sponsored by the UO Department of History and the Lane ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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), ...
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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 ...

OHC Work-in-Progress Series, “Creating Confidentiality”

Miles Wilkinson, PhD candidate, History, and 2018-19 Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellow will give a Work-in-Progress talk: “Creating Confidentiality: Physician-Patient Privilege and Medical Confidentiality in the United States, 1776–1975” Friday, November 30 Noon–1:30 p.m. ...
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History Pub talk: “Red Spouts: How the Soviet Union Nearly Destroyed the World’s Whales”

Monday, December 3, 2018 The talk starts at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Located at the WOW Hall (291 W. 8th Avenue) The History Pub speaker series presents “Red Spouts: How the Soviet Union Nearly Destroyed the World’s Whales” featuring Ryan Tucker Jones, associate ...
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History Pub talk: “Five Million Secrets: The Hidden History of Native American Slavery”

This hard-hitting topic comes from Dr. Brett Rushforth, a scholar of the early modern Atlantic world whose research focuses on comparative slavery, Native North America, and French colonialism and empire. He has written Colonial North America and the Atlantic World: A History in Documents, and Bonds ...
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History Workshop: Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: the WHO Campaign in Zanzibar, c. 1968 and Contemporary Implications

Join us for the next History Workshop featuring Melissa Graboyes, Clark Honors College Thursday, November 8, 3:30 p.m. McKenzie Hall, Room 375 This paper chronicles the history of malaria elimination attempts in Zanzibar, taking a close look at the World Health Organization’s failed elimination ...
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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 ...

History Pub talk: “Bully! Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again!”

Joe Wiegand, Wednesday, October 17. Doors at 6:00 pm, talk at 7:00 pm. Ninkasi Administration Building, 155 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402.

Lecture: “Indian and Slave Royalists in the Revolutionary Age.”

Dr. Marcela Echeverri, Assistant Professor of History, Yale University. Thursday, September 27, 12:00-1:30 pm. McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

Lecture: “Environmental Change and Migration in Historical Perspective.”

Uwe Lübken, LMU Munich, Friday, September 28, 4:00 pm, McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

The Department of History is hiring!

We are seeking a fabulous Accounting & Communications Coordinator. Click here to apply.

History Pub talk: “Old Poop and the Peopling of the Americas”

Dr. Dennis Jenkins, Senior Research Archaeologist, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Monday, September 24. Doors at 6:00 pm, talk at 7:00 pm. WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401.

“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).

History Workshop: “Justice and Fair Play for the American Indian: Harry Lane, Robert Hamilton, and a Vision of Native American Modernity.”

Marc Carpenter, UO History, Thursday, June 7, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

Lecture: “Embracing the ‘Killers’: The Origins of our Love Affair with Orcas.”

Jason Colby, University of Victoria, Friday, June 8, 12:00 pm, McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

2018 History Graduate Student Conference

History Workshop: “The Compilers: The Production and Presentation of Knowledge in African Colonial Contexts, 1830–1900.”

Dr. Lindsay Frederick Braun, UO History, Friday, May 25, 10:00-11:30 am, McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

Pierson Lecture 2018: Dr. Geoff Eley, “Fascism and Antifascism, 1920-2020: Slogan, Impulse, Theory, Strategy.”

Dr. Geoff Eley, Professor of History, University of Michigan. Thursday, May 10. 3:30-5:00 pm, Gerlinger Lounge.

Lecture: “Making Religious Peace: A Historical Interpretation.”

Dr. Wayne P. Te Brake, Professor Emeritus of History, SUNY Purchase College. Wednesday, May 2. 3:30-5:00 pm, EMU 230, Swindells Room.

History Workshop: “Please Do Clean this Town: U.S. West Mining Town Environments and Postwar Urban Development, 1940 – 1970.”

Nichelle Frank, UO History, Friday, April 27, 10:00-12:00 pm, McKenzie Hall, Room 375.

Lecture: “Memory As Medicine: Reflections on History.”

Dr. Brett Walker, Regents Professor of History, Montana State University, Bozeman. Thursday, April 19. 3:30-5:00 pm, Jaqua Center Auditorium.

History Pub talk: “Why are there so many Mexican immigrants in the United States?”

Dr. Julie Weise, Associate Professor, UO Department of History. Tuesday, March 20. Doors at 6:00 pm, talk at 7:00 pm. Sprout Regional Food Hub, 418 A Street, Springfield, Oregon 97477. Why are there so many Mexican immigrants in the United States, and why are so many of them undocumented? In this ...

Major Collection of Historic, Rare Books Donated to UO Libraries

Gift from Eugene residents Gordon and Sherry Paine will significantly enrich UO’s holdings of rare books.

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.

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: Click here to watch the full interview.

History Pub talk: “The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and Revolution in America.”

Dr. Curtis Austin, Associate Professor, UO Department of History. Tuesday, February 27. Doors at 6:00 pm, talk at 7:00 pm. Sprout Regional Food Hub, 418 A Street, Springfield, Oregon 97477.

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:  

History Pub talk: “Kalapuya Archaeology: The Cultural Record of the Willamette Valley before 1850.”

Dr. Tom Connolly, Director of Archaeological Research, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 pm, Ninkasi Administration Building, 155 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402.

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.”

Oregon Humanities Center 2018-19 Fellowships

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues! 

History Pub talk: “Spotted Owls Won’t Feed My Family: Loggers, Environmentalists, and the Battle for Oregon Timber Country”

Dr. Steve Beda, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon, Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 pm, Noble Estate Urban Tasting Room, 560 Commercial Street, Eugene, OR 97402.

Talk: “So You Want to Publish in a History Journal…”

Dr. Joshua Piker, Editor, William and Mary Quarterly, Monday, November 27, 12:00-1:30 pm, McKenzie 375

History Pub talk: “The Question of Genocide in American History”

Dr. Jeff Ostler, Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History, Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 pm, Hop Valley Brewing, 990 W. 1st Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401

History Workshop: “Why did you kill your baby?”

Dr. Reuben Zahler, UO History, Friday, October 27, 10:00-11:30 am, McKenzie Hall 375

Workshop on African American Intellectual History

In connection with the new program in Black Studies, the Departments of Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, and Women’s and Gender Studies are collaborating with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Equity and Inclusion to host a “mini-conference” focused on Black ...

History Pub talk: “A Global History of the Cascade Hop”

Dr. Peter A. Kopp, University of New Mexico, Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 pm, Ninkasi Administration Building, 155 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402

Lecture: “Makah Voices and the Sea”

Dr. Joshua Reid, University of Washington, Monday, October 16, 1:30-3:00 pm, McKenzie Hall 375

Lecture: “The East is Red”

Artist Hung Liu from Oakland, CA, Saturday, October 7, 2:00 pm, Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Lecture: “The Lawful Empire: Legal Change and Cultural Diversity in Late Imperial Russia”

Dr. Stefan Kirmse, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Humboldt University of Berlin, Tuesday, October 3, 4:00 pm, Erb Memorial Union, Room 023

Lecture: “The Place and Process of Public Lands”

Dr. Kevin Marsh, Professor of History at Idaho State University, Thursday, October 5, 3:30 pm, McKenzie Hall 375

History Workshop: “Rethinking the U.S. Policy of Indian Removal”

Dr. Jeffrey Ostler, UO History, Friday, October 6, 10:00-11:30 am, McKenzie Hall 375

Congratulations Josh Fitzgerald!

History Ph.D. candidate Josh Fitzgerald has received a 2017-18 Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Innovation Award!

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. 

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).

Congratulations Augustine Beard!

History major Augustine Beard has been selected as a Udall Scholar!

New book released: Deportation: The Origins of U.S. Policy

Alumna Torrie Hester (History, 2008) has released a new book, Deportation: The Origins of U.S. Policy (Penn Press, 2017).

History Workshop: “The Other Juan and the Cult of Castillanxochitl: Rose Rituals, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and How to Die in Sixteenth-Century New Spain”

Josh Fitzgerald, History Friday, May 19, 10:00-11:30 am, McKenzie 375 Light refreshments will be served. Abstract: What can a barebones list of the dead from the sixteenth century tell us about colonial education and the practice of indigenous Christianity under Spain? Surprisingly, a lot, ...

New book released: The Lima Reader

UO History Professor Carlos Aguirre is the co-editor of The Lima Reader (Duke University Press, 2017).

Congratulations Lacey Guest!

History MA student Lacey Guest has received a 2017-18 CSWS Research Grant Award for her project “Magic and Power: Educating African-American College Students in the Science of Marriage, 1920s-1960s.”

Oregon Humanities Center 2017-18 Fellowships

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues! 

“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:    

History Degree Pays Off for Investment Banker

Mark Kolt (History, ’10) uses research skills to help investors find The Next Big Thing.

While his college studies as a history major were focused on the past, Mark Kolt’s job is all about the future. As a venture capitalist and investment banker, the 2010 graduate makes investments in ...

Lecture: “Tuna and Post-War Pacific Policy”

Carmel Finley, Historian of Science at Oregon State University, Wednesday, February 22, 12:00-1:20 pm, Willamette 112

Lecture: “Bloodsport in the Pacific Whaling Fleet”

Lissa Wadewitz, Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Linfield College, Monday, February 13, 1:30-2:30 pm, McKenzie Hall 375                                               ...

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 ...

Congratulations Ryan Patterson (History ’16)!

Ryan Patterson’s undergraduate thesis, “Resistance and Resilience:  Politicized Art and Anti-Feminicide Activism in Ciudad Juárez and Abroad,” published in The Yale Historical Review.

The murder of women is neither a new phenomenon nor a topic of historical research that has ...

Congratulations Paulla Santos (History, ’16)!

Paulla Santos’s undergraduate thesis, “Sexualtiy, Gender, and US Imperialism after Philippine Independence:  An Examination of Gender and Sexual Stereotypes of Pilipina Entertainment Workers and US Servicemen,” published in The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal

Paulla’s ...

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 ...

How did we get here?

Educate Yourself with the UO Department of History’s #Trumpsyllabus Winter 2017

Are you wondering about… the first Populists?  Take HIST 202: Building the US (Ostler) the Mexico-U.S. border? Take HIST 248: Latinos in the Americas (Weise) social inequalities? Take HIST 457: Gilded Age ...

Lecture: “Taytu’s Feast:  Nation, Food and History in Ethiopia”

African Studies Lecture Series

James McCann History, Boston University Tuesday, January 17, 12:00 pm Redwood Auditorium, 214 EMU Please note new location!

“Northwest Secession and Ecotopia’s Racist Past”

Our colleague Steven Beda writing in the Oregonian on our region’s racist past:

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

Remembering Pearl Harbor

“75 years after Pearl Harbor: ‘Real-life heroes’ from Lane County are not forgotten”

Article in the Register-Guard, December 7, 2016 by Rob Romig

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 ...

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.

Gender and Material Culture: The Female Artisan Gu Erniang and the Craft of Inkstone-Making in Early Modern China

Lecture by Dorothy Ko, Colombia University

While we celebrate the sumptuous material culture of Chinese empires–the terra cotta soldiers, the silk brocades, or the blue-and-white porcelains–we know almost nothing about the artisans who made them. In this talk, we present a new view of Chinese ...

Civil Procedure Reform in Republican China and Prewar Japan: Before the “Ma Xiwu Trial Method”

Lecture by Dongsheng Zang, University of Washington

The official narrative in China about modern mediation is that it originated in Mao’s revolutionary base in Shan-gan-ning Border Regions by a judge named Ma Xiwu in the early 1940s. Today, this is celebrated as the “Ma Xiwu trial method,” ...

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 ...

UO African Studies Lecture Series

All talks will be held in the Knight Library Browsing Room at 12:00

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 3:20 pm pst

Publications by UO Historians:

Andrew 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 ...

Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

A Talk by Mario Sifuentez, UC-Merced

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 12 P.M. — KNIGHT BROWSING ROOM  Mario Sifuentez is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Merced. The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez grew up in rural Oregon, and earned both a BA ...

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4 pm — 110 Knight Law Center

The National Committee on US-China Relations presents a national simulcast and live talk. China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections Henry A. Kissinger is the national simulcast speaker for the 10th annual China ...

China Now: Independent Visions Film Festival

Ford Lecture Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Presented with the support of CAPS (Jeremiah/NRC), Academic Affairs, EALL, Asian Studies and Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

Films will be introduced by China film curator, Shelly ...

Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Coll Thrush, Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia

Reza Aslan examines the crisis of identity in America at UO

“An Evening with Reza Aslan: Religion, Identity, and the Future of America”

  Reza Aslan is a best-selling author, public intellectual, scholar of religions, producer, and television host. Through the lens of his own experience—his family fled Iran during the Revolution in ...

History Prepared Nayeon Kim for Immigrant Advocacy Work

I am working as a legal assistant in a non-profit called Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, TX through Border Servant Corps. I do asylum casework, so I am constantly traveling between the detention center, court, and the office. My favorite thing about my job is that in a way, I get ...

History Major, Intelligence Officer, Teacher

As a naval intelligence officer in Iraq in 2006, Clair Wiles applied the skills she learned as a history major to discern patterns and understand cultures. The result? “Hundreds of lives saved.”

I graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in History in 1998. Wanting to dive ...