Beyond Footnotes

Join us this week on a new episode of Beyond Footnotes, in which I’m very excited to introduce my new co-host, Christian. In this episode we take on Ancient Greece with one of the funniest professors around, Professor George Armantrout. Listen while we talk just why Greek pottery is so iconic, why buildings aren’t important […]

With Halloween approaching, I thought it would be fun to take a historical look at one of October’s favorite players: the witch. I sat down with Dr. Jennifer D. Selwyn, to talk about some of the details, causes, and motivations behind the Witch-Hunts of Early Modern Europe. Listen as Dr. Selwyn de-mystifies something that has […]

Lily and Maddy have graced us with their lovely voices for the last year as they have conducted countless insightful and intriguing interviews of history professors, historians and students in our community. Recently graduated, Maddy and Lily are on to great things. Listen as I interview them on their thesis projects and get to know a […]

In this episode, we interview Dr. Tim Garrison, who is the Department Chair of the History Department at Portland State University. He received his PhD at the University of Kentucky. He studies the history of the Native American south, American Indian legal history, and the history of the removal crisis. We discussed a recent article […]

In this episode, we interview Courtney Yilk. She is the Program Manager at Confluence, a non-profit that connects people to place through art and education. She has a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Nebraska. We talked to her about her experience in Zimbabwe […]

In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Danny Kim. Dr. Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of History, who teaches Korean History. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Fulbright scholar at Seoul National University and Japan Foundation scholar at Waseda University. His work focuses on imperialism, feminism, […]

Think of all the things you hate – is a tree included in that list? In this episode of Beyond Footnotes, we sit down with Dr. Catherine McNeur to discuss her recent research into the much-aligned ailanthus tree and how it became to be so hated.   Also known as the Tree of Heaven, and […]

In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Katrine Barber. Dr. Barber received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University in 1999 and joined the PSU faculty in 2001. At PSU she teaches public history, oral history, and Oregon History. Her book, Death of Celilo Falls was published in 2005. It examines the impact The […]

  In this episode we interview Bryce Henry, archivist at the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Archive, and Cris Paschild, University Archivist and head of Special Collections here at Portland State.   We discuss the various pathways to a career in archival, library, and records management, talk about the differences between archivists and historians, and get […]

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Vivek Shandas, professor of Urban Studies and Planning here at Portland State. One of Dr. Shandas’ most recent projects, canopystory.org, connects environmental science and public history by providing a platform for Portlanders to share stories and memories about their favorite trees. We discussed the Canopy Story project, […]


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