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History Pub Talk with Vera Keller

Please join us for the next Eugene History Pub talk: “Allen Hendershott Eaton (1878-1962), Rural Craft, and the History of Collections at UO” featuring Vera Keller, University of Oregon ...

History Pub Presents: Eminent Oregonians

Eugene History Pub Talks presents “Eminent Oregonians: Three Who Matter” Monday, December 13, 2021 7:00–8:30 p.m. PST Live via Zoom (registration required, see below) Authors and ...

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 ...

Join the Undergraduate Advisory Committee

The University of Oregon’s Department of History is seeking five undergraduate history majors to serve as members of the Undergraduate Advisory Committee. Members of the Undergraduate Advisory ...

Black Exclusion and the 1858 Exodus to British Columbia

Eugene History Pub Talks presents “Black Exclusion and the 1858 Exodus to British Columbia: African Americans’ Search for Civil Rights in Oregon, California and the British Empire” with ...
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The True History of Oregon’s Bottle Bill

Eugene History Pub talks presents “The True History of Oregon’s Bottle Bill” with Brent Walth, UO School of Journalism Monday, October 11 7:00–8:30 p.m. PDT live via Zoom (sign ...
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History Pub Talks Kick Off

This year’s Eugene History Pub Talks kick off with “The War of the Worlds” In 1938, Orson Welles’ radio production of the science fiction novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. ...

Spencer Abbe Gets Firsthand Experience Researching Earthquake History

On July 29, 2021, Alaska experienced a magnitude 8.2 earthquake, deemed the largest earthquake to hit the state since 1965. In a stroke of strange luck, University of Oregon doctoral student Spencer ...
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Reclaiming the Black Past

Don’t miss the final History Pub Talk of the year! “Reclaiming the Black Past: Black Women in Pacific Northwest History” Quin’Nita Cobbins-Modica, visiting assistant ...

Summer 2021 Courses

Summer sessions are a great way to earn credits quickly and knock out some of those course requirements. History courses are offered during all three sessions, in a variety of intriguing topics. Check ...
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Guest Speaker Kim Warren

“The Mind and Memory of Mary McLeod Bethune” Presented by Kim Warren, Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, School of Social Welfare and Associate Professor of History at ...

History and Modern Conscience with Priya Satia

The Department of History is proud to present the Annual Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture. “History and Modern Conscience: Evidence from the British Empire” Priya Satia, author and professor ...
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Crossing Borders: International and Transnational Histories

HIST 407/507 Virtual Conference

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 A series of virtual presentations on undergraduate and graduate student research. All are welcome to attend. Join for either the entire ...

The Age of Megafires

The Eugene History Pub talks presents “Oregon and the American West: The Age of Megafires.” Presented by William Robbins, emeritus professor of history, Oregon State University. Monday, ...
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New Book on the History of Mahjong

Page updated May 21, 2021 Assistant professor Annelise Heinz has published a new book, Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2021). This book ...
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Odalis Aguilar-Aguilar Speaks for Farmworkers’ Rights

History major Odalis Aguilar-Aguilar met with the Oregon House Committee on Business and Labor on March 29, 2021 to give a historically informed testimony in support of a new farmworkers’ ...
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Survivance Alliance with Holly Guise

Guest speaker Holly Guise, assistant professor in history at the university of New Mexico, presents “Survivance Alliance: Alaska Native Mutual Aid and Sovereignty 1942–1945.” Tuesday, ...
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Bulldozer in the Playground

Eugene History Pub presents Jeff Sanders at this upcoming talk “Bulldozer in the Playground.” Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00–8:30 p.m. PDT live via Zoom (RSVP required) This event is ...
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Caste in Translation?

Join the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics for this research talk: “Caste in Translation? Community, Genotyping, and Risk in Postgenomic India and Its Diasporas” Arafaat Valiani, ...
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Daniel Pope on Failed Nuclear Aspirations

Daniel Pope discusses the failed aspirations of nuclear power in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective. The article, “The Unkept Promise of Nuclear Power,” looks at the renewed ...
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Brown Awarded Grant for Academic Excellence

Congratulations go out to Madelyn Brown, graduate student in the Department of History, who has been awarded the Incentive Grant under the Nisga’a Post Secondary Education Assistance Program. ...
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Glowark Awarded WHA Dissertation Prize

Congratulations to history graduate student Erik Glowark for winning the 2020 World History Association Dissertation Prize with his research, “The Christianization of Kyushu: A World-Historical ...

RESCHEDULED: Jesse Applegate and the Modoc War

The Eugene History Pub talks presents “Jesse Applegate and the Modoc Wars” with R. Gregory Nokes, author and historian: Monday, March 8, 2021 (rescheduled from February 8) 7:00–9:00 p.m. PST ...
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We Are the Land

The Department of History hosts guest speaker William Bauer, presenting “We Are the Land: New Perspectives on the History of California’s Native Peoples.” Tuesday, February 23, 2021 ...
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Group of Professors Makes Statement: The Capitol Insurrection Was Not ‘Unprecedented’ #everythinghasahistory

January 15, 2021 We, the undersigned faculty and staff of the University of Oregon’s History Department, stand with activists, politicians, concerned citizens, and the larger community of ...

Jewish Women, A Chinese Game, and the Paradoxes of Postwar Domesticity

The Eugene History Pub talks presents “Jewish Women, A Chinese Game, and the Paradoxes of Postwar Domesticity” with Annelise Heinz, assistant professor of history Monday, January 11, ...

Injustice and Resistance

Diversity Course Offerings for Winter 2021

The fights for inclusion and equality we see in protests around the world today are rooted in historical injustices. To understand the bigger picture, take ...
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Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

History professor Ellen Herman provides crucial historical information to a Supreme Court case on religious freedom, at the request of the ACLU. Herman worked with Michael Grossberg, Indiana ...
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Woman Suffrage, Racism, and Civil Rights

View recording of this event on YouTube: Lane County History Museum History Pub presents “Woman Suffrage, Racism, and Civil Rights: An Oregon Overview” With Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of ...
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New Book on Peruvian History

Carlos Aguirre, University of Oregon Department of History, has just published the book Alberto Flores Galindo. Utopía, historia y revolución (Lima, La Siniestra Ensayos, 2020), coauthored with ...
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I, Too, Am Eugene

View recording of this event on YouTube: Lane County History Museum History Pub presents “I, Too, Am Eugene” featuring Mark Harris: Monday, November 9 7:00–9:00 PM Live via Zoom (RSVP Only) ...
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Bohemians West

View recording of this event on YouTube: Lane County History Museum History Pub presents “Bohemians West: Free Love, Family and Radicals in Twentieth Century America” featuring Sherry ...
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Should Lane County Change Its Name?

View recording of this talk on YouTube: Lane County History Museum History Pub returns this month with a panel discussion event, cosponsored by Lane County History Museum, University of ...
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Revolution and Republicanism in Venezuela

Don’t miss this new article by Reuben Zahler, associate professor of history, in the recent edition of the Journal of World History. “How Civic Virtue Became Republican Honor: Revolution ...
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Congratulations, Bob Haskett!

Join us in offering congratulations and profound thanks to our colleague and friend, Bob Haskett, who became Professor Emeritus of History earlier this month. An internationally renowned scholar, an ...
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Marc Carpenter Speaks on Statue Removal

As Native students and people of color have argued and historical records confirm, the 1919 Pioneer (toppled on June 13, 2020 by parties unknown) was meant from its creation as a celebration of ...

Group of Professors Makes Statement on Racism and Violence

A group of history professors at the University of Oregon have signed the following statement condemning racist police and vigilante violence.   June 5, 2020   Dear Community Members: The ...
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Allison Madar Awarded Kluge Fellowship

Allison Madar, assistant professor of History at the University of Oregon, has been recently been awarded the 2020 Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress. The John W. Kluge Center was established ...
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History Grad Students Awarded Fellowships

The Department of History congratulates two graduate students, Tara Keegan and Hayley Brazier, for winning prestigious and competitive fellowships to help support their dissertation research. Tara ...
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History Faculty Awarded Fellowships in Humanistic Study

Professor Carlos Aguirre and Associate Professor Julie Weise have both been awarded a 2020–21 Presidential Fellowship in Humanistic Study. The Presidential Fellowship awards provide funding support ...
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Goodman Named National Humanities Center Fellow

Bryna Goodman, professor of history and affiliated with Asian studies, was selected as one of the 2020–21 National Humanities Center Fellows. The National Humanities Center is the world’s only ...

UO Historian Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

Vera Keller has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for her research project “Curating the German Enlightenment: Johann Daniel Major (1634–1693) and ...

Canceled Events

To increase social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and protect students, faculty, staff, and the broader community, the following events have been canceled: “From Lewis and ...
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History Pub presents The Immigrant Goddess

“The Immigrant Goddess: Worshipping Isis in Roman Greece” presented by Lindsey A. Mazurek, assistant professor of History and 2019-2020 Oregon Humanities Research Fellow Monday, March 9, ...
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Troubling Monuments with Erika Doss

History Workshop presents “Troubling Monuments: Cultural Vandalism and Creative Practices of Dissent and Destruction” with Erika Doss, Chair of American Studies at the University of Notre ...
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Humans and the Coast

This interdisciplinary speakers series celebrates Oregon’s Year of Water, a statewide theme of events hosted by various University of Oregon programs. Co-organized by the Department of Earth ...
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Stolen, a Book Talk with Richard Bell

The Department of History is pleased to present this book talk with author and historian, Richard Bell. “Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home” ...
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History Alumnus Receives International Award

Zach Bigalke is a UO alumnus who earned his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in the Department of History. Now a PhD student at Penn State University, Bigalke has just received the 2020 ...

The Secret Lives of Glaciers

History Pub presents “The Secret Lives of Glaciers” with M Jackson, National Geographic Society Explorer. Monday, January 13, 2020 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub 2490 ...
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History Pub Presents the Centralia Tragedy

History Pub presents “The Centralia Tragedy: 100-Years Later” with Steven Beda, assistant professor of history at the University of Oregon Department of History Monday, December 9, 2019 ...
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Hidden Fields with Breann Goosmann

History Workshop presents “Hidden Fields: The Sphere of Commoner Economic Activity in Early Medieval Southern Kyushu” Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:30–5:00 p.m. McKenzie Hall, room 375 ...
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Patience Collier Receives Research Award

Join us in congratulating Patience Collier on receiving the Margaret Wiese Graduate Research Award. Patience is a graduate student with the Department of History, researching Native American ...
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Aziza Baker Receives Grant for Research in Cuba

Aziza Baker received a 2019-20 Tinker Field Research Grant for her research project, “Recalling Runaways: Studies of Slavery and Absenteeism in Cuba.” This grant was awarded by the Center for ...
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The Ethical Choices of Whales

All are invited to a free book talk presented by Bathsheba Demuth: “The Ethical Choices of Whales: Bowheads, Hunters, and the Nature of History” Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:30–5:00 ...
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Jeff Ostler Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations go out to Jeffrey Ostler, who has been honored by the Western History Association with the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award. The Western History Association was ...
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It’s What He Intended

Join us for a special guest speaker event: ‘It’s What He Intended’: Translation, Authorial Intent, and Racism in Classics Presented by Dr. Shelley Haley, Edward North Chair of ...
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The Reclamation of Memory

The Department of History welcomes Professor Christian Anderson, University of South Carolina “The Reclamation of Memory: Richard T. Greener and the Reconstruction-era University of South ...

Nancy Langston on Mongolia’s Reindeer Herders

History Pub talks presents “A Voyage to Mongolia’s Reindeer Herders: Conservation in a Changing Climate” featuring Nancy Langston, Mellon Visiting Scholar with the Center for ...
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“She Said Her Answers Contained the Truth”

History Workshop launches a new, once-quarterly format with next week’s event featuring Brett Rushforth, historian of early American history. Join us for an afternoon of friendly critique and ...
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New Course Sequence

Interested in studying Nazi Germany and the Holocaust? This year, the Department of History is offering a sequence of three upper-division courses on these topics, one each in the Fall, Winter, and ...
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White Women and the Slave Marketplace

History Workshop is back for the new academic year, with Dr. Stephanie Jones-Rogers presenting: “That ‘oman took delight in sellin’ slaves”: White Women and the Slave Marketplace Tuesday, ...
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Lincoln and Oregon

History Pub presents “Lincoln and Oregon: A Cross-Continental Story” with Richard Etulain Monday, October 14, 2019 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00) Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub 2490 ...
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Congratulations to Jeff Ostler

Jeff Ostler is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History. Along with associate professor Vera Keller, he is a recipient of the 2019 Presidential Fellow in Humanistic Studies award. This new ...
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A New Fellowship for Vera Keller

Congratulations go out to associate professor Vera Keller, who has been named a 2019 Presidential Fellow in Humanistic Studies, along with fellow History faculty member Jeff Ostler. Earlier this ...
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Myth and Memory in Oregon’s Pioneer Monuments

History Pub presents: “Myth and Memory in Oregon’s Pioneer Monuments” with Cynthia Culver Prescott Monday, July 15, 2019 7:30–9:00 p.m. Viking Braggot Southtowne Pub 2490 ...

Graduate Student Conference 2019

Don’t miss the Department of History’s Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, featuring exciting new research being done by first-year graduate students: Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:00 ...
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History Showcase

Celebrate undergraduate research and accomplishment at the 2019 History Showcase event! Thursday, June 6 3:30 p.m. Erb Memorial Union, Cedar + Spruce Rooms (EMU 231 & 232) Refreshments will be ...
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UO Today with Lindsey Mazurek

Catch the latest episode of UO Today, featuring assistant professor Lindsey Mazurek. Here she discusses material culture and the cult of Isis in ancient Greece during Roman occupation. She also ...
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Summer Courses 2019

Get ahead with exciting summer course offerings! This is your chance to earn credits quickly, so register now. History courses are offered during all three summer sessions, including online courses ...
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Nuestro South Podcast

Check out this new podcast, co-produced by Julie Weise, associate professor of History, along with Ricky Hurtado and Erik Valera. Click Here to Listen Nuestro South Podcast is five-part series that ...
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Vanishing and Visible Indians

The History Workshop series wraps up with “Vanishing and Visible Indians: Modernity, Indigeneity, and a 480-Mile Footrace” presented by Tara Keegan Friday, May 24, 2019 3:30–5:00 p.m. ...
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Race and Gender in the Digital Humanities: Ethics, Algorithms, and Archives

The Department of History proudly presents the 24th Annual Stan and Joan Pierson Lecture: “Race and Gender in the Digital Humanities: Ethics, Algorithms, and Archives” presented by Dr. ...
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Pioneer Problems: The University of Oregon’s First Statue, 100 Years Later

Join the Lane County History Museum and the University of Oregon Department of History for the next History Pub talk: “Pioneer Problems: The University of Oregon’s First Statue, 100 Years ...
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The Experimental Century: Curating the Early German Enlightenment

The Department of History’s own Vera Keller will give a Work-in-Progress talk, hosted by the Oregon Humanities Center. “The Experimental Century: Curating the Early German ...
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History Workshop: Taking Control with Julie Weise and Christoph Rass

All are invited to the next History Workshop event, “Taking Control: Transatlantic Knowledge for Migration Policy in the Interwar Period” with Julie Weise, Associate Professor of History, ...
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History Career Happy Hour

Discover what you can do with your degree–come to this History Career Happy Hour event. Meet UO alumni who used the skill sets from their history majors to launch careers in a variety of fields. ...
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Guest Speaker on Early Christian Communities

Please join the History community for this guest speaker event: “Dionysius of Corinth’s Travels in Early Christian Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean” presented by Professor Cavan ...
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The Rise and Fall of the Mexican New Deal

Congratulations go out to Julie Weise for her contribution to the newly published Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2018). ...
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Career Workshop for Prospective and Current History Majors

Are you a history major, or considering becoming a history major? Do you have questions about your future and what your career opportunities are? Don’t miss this free workshop, open to all all ...
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History Workshop: The Autism History Project

We invite you to the first History Workshop of spring quarter, “The Autism History Project” presented by Ellen Herman, introducing a new website that provides an extensive exploration of ...
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Celebrate Earth Day with a Pub Talk

In celebration of Earth Day, the Department of History and Lane County History Museum are teaming up with the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah for a special History Pub/Pints for Pisgah ...
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History Workshop: Medical Confidentiality with Miles Wilkinson

Don’t miss the last History Workshop of winter quarter, presented by Miles Wilkinson: Creating Confidentiality: Physician-Patient Privilege and Medical Confidentiality in the United States, ...
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History Pub presents Desperate Mothers, Anxious Lawyers

History Pub presents: “Desperate Mothers, Anxious Lawyers: Infanticide in Venezuela after Independence, 1810-1860” featuring Reuben Zahler Monday, March 11, 2019 7:00 p.m. at the Hop ...
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Event Cancellations

Due to inclement weather, the UO campus is closed today, February 27. Unfortunately, this means the events we had scheduled today with Sophie White and Lidia Gómez García are cancelled. Our regrets ...
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Launch of Red Thread

Celebrate the launch of the Red Thread digital project and traveling scriptorium with an open reception: Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:00–5:30 p.m. Knight Library DREAM Lab March 7, Knight Library ...
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Filming Screen and QA with Mae Ngai

The Department of History invites you to this special film screening event with Mae Ngai: Thursday, March 7, 2019 6:00–9:00 p.m. Lillis Complex, Room 182 We will be screening the The Chinese ...

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. ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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The Autism 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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Share Your News With Us

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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; ...

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:   ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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


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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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


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 ...

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 ...

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