Beyond Footnotes

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 […]

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 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, […]

Click here to download or follow this URL: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/john-ott-resident-medievalist In this episode of Beyond Footnotes we interview PSU Professor John Ott, who teaches Medieval History, with a focus in Northern France and Flanders in the 11th and 12th centuries. Professor Ott discusses the training needed to be a medievalist and the medieval church, including the […]

Click here to go to the episode or copy and paste link: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/david-peterson-del-mar In this episode we interview PSU professor of history, David Peterson Del Mar. We discuss his upcoming book, African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father – Africa in the U.S. Imagination, which delves into the perceptions of Africa by white […]

Click here to go to the episode or copy and paste link: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/corinne-rupp-maddie-mott In this episode, two lovely and lively women share their experience as new museum professionals at the Clackamas County Historical Society’s Museum of the Oregon Territory. Corinne Rupp graduated with her Bachelor’s in History from PSU in 2016 and is the Director […]

Click here or follow link below to listen to episode. [Link may not work on some mobile devices. You can listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and just about any streaming app or you can copy and paste this link in your browser: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/eliza-canty-jones-community-engagement]. Did you ever wonder what historians can do outside of academia? Well, here […]

Click to Download Extensive legislation in the United States restricts and/or regulates the labor, voting, and reproductive rights of women. In this episode, we discuss the history of women’s health legislation with an emphasis on abortion legislation. Oregon holds a unique place in this history. Today, I interview second-year history graduate student Tanya Monthey. Tanya is studying modern American legal history and […]


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