beyond footnotes

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 […]

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 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, […]

DJ: Joshua Justice Shows: Static + Distance & Beyond Footnotes, Fridays @2pm; Cold Discovery Hometown: Waterford, Michigan   What inspired you to become a DJ? I saw a flyer and I heard the station playing in the hallway at PSU. I realized there were all kinds of musical tastes within KPSU, and whatever I’d want […]

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 […]

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 […]