Beyond Footnotes

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Melissa Lang, the current Oregon Women’s History Consortium fellow, discusses her thesis work on women’s organization and activism for civil rights in Portland, Oregon. She conducted her research using the Verdell Burdine & Otto G. Rutherford Collection and illustrates for us how in addition to health services and educational funds, letter writing served as an […]

Doctor Cynthia Culver Prescott, author and professor of history at the University of North Dakota, joins us to discuss her work on Avard Fairbanks, pioneer monuments and gender on the frontier. + More information on pioneer monuments + An interactive map and timeline of pioneer monuments in the United States

We’re joined by Laura Robson, a professor of modern Middle East history at Portland State University. Her research focuses on the history of religious and ethnic minorities in the twentieth century Arab world. We discuss her forthcoming book, the Mandate system in the Middle East and the current refugee crisis. Further Reading: More about Laura […]

We are joined by two Portland State University master’s students of history who are researching two of the Native American leaders: Wilson Charley and David Sohappy, Sr. In the 1950s Charley fought the construction of The Dalles Dam which submerged Celilo Falls. In the 1980s, Sohappy and his son were imprisoned for defying restrictions upon […]

Katie Nelson, a second year graduate student of Public History at Portland State University, joins us to discuss her thesis research. She is examining how communities in Portland responded to the 1975 police killing of Ricky Johnson, an African-American high school student.

In this episode, we sit down with Jenna Barganski to discuss the relationship between masculinity and domestic violence on the Oregon frontier, the Charity Lamb case and her research process. Oregon State Penitentiary circa 1880 (Courtesy of Oregon Hospital for the Insane (Courtesy of Oregon State Hospital Museum Project)

We sat down with David Horowitz to discuss his latest book entitled Getting There: An American Cultural Odyssey. Professor Horowitz discusses his own encounters through America’s history, including his role in the 1970 PSU student strike. Click here to watch The Seventh Day The entirety of the faculty meeting on November 7th, 1969 discussing the […]

In this episode of Beyond Footnotes, we sit down with Taylor Rose, a second-year graduate student in the Department of History at Portland State University. His thesis looks at the growth of multi-use roads in the forested mountains just east of Portland, Oregon, from the Columbia Gorge Highway to Clackamas River logging roads. We discuss […]

An interview with Catherine McNeur, assistant professor of environmental and urban history here at PSU. We discuss the Heritage Tree program, environmental history and upcoming history-related events. We also share a series of podcasts produced by your hosts and other students as part of the Heritage Tree course that Professor McNeur taught last spring. + […]

An introduction to your hosts and the concept behind Beyond Footnotes followed by an interview with Professor Garrison, the chair of the history department at Portland State University. We have a conversation about the department, the study of history and the outlook for future historians.


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