Beyond Footnotes

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, […]

Get to Know Beyond Footnotes! In this episode, we take a break from interviewing local historians to interview each other about school, work, and our love of history. Lily Hart is a history major focusing on Indigenous history and Public History. When she’s not hosting Beyond Footnotes, Lily works at the Confluence Project and the […]

In this episode we interview Mary Rose, Executive Director of the Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. A historian and professional museum worker, she has a varied career, filled with interesting  jobs in history.   We discussed Mary’s background as an undergraduate at Evergreen State College and a graduate student in Museology at University […]

Get to Know Beyond Footnotes! In this episode, we take a break from interviewing local historians to interview each other about school, work, and Star Trek. Lily Hart is a history major focusing on Indigenous history and public history. When she’s not hosting Beyond Footnotes, Lily works at the Confluence Project and the president of […]

Are we more divided than ever? In this episode of Beyond Footnotes we interviewed Amy Rathfelder, an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science, but with a large amount of history credits and experience. This spring she presented her thesis, “The Myth of Adam’s Thirteen Clocks” at the Northwest Regional Phi Alpha Theta (history honors society) […]


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