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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 […]

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 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 […]


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