Author: Emile

Ever wanted to know: what in the world is “public history?” Well, this week we spoke with Professor Patricia Schechter about just what it means to be a public historian, the nitty gritty details of the important work involved, and specifically, a public installation she coordinated at the Multnomah County Library celebrating the newspaper “Street […]

Join us as we talk with Professor Jennifer Kerns about the Progressive era. political activism and social change colored the world. Workers rose up and demanded higher wages and humane working conditions from the corporations and factories they worked for. Industrialization, urbanization, picketing, strikes fires, labor movements, all you wanted to know about the progressive […]

Navigating the murky waters of past and present we had a striking conversation with Professor Marc Simon Rodriguez about Chicano and Race history in the United States. Join us to learn about the Pacific Historical Review, the history of the Carceral State in the West, and how the Chicano Movement changed the ethnic identities of […]

    Have you ever wondered how accurate those period movies are? Maybe you haven’t, but if you have…never fear Christian and I are here! We recently saw the 2018 version of Mary Queen of Scots, and boy did we have a lot to say. With its high budget and award winning cast, it’s sure […]

   He’s back! Professor John Ott kindly returned to the show to discuss religion in medieval Europe and the different relationships it created and affected. Join Christian and myself as we discuss the role of religion in the lives of the average Medieval European as well as some of the important events and evolution of […]

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 […]


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