Departmental Events

All events, unless specified otherwise, are open to the public and free to attend. Subscribe to our events mailing list to learn about future events.

Steve Beda lecture

Department Seminar Series

Join us as we invite guest speakers from some of the nation’s top universities to share their perspectives on history. The Department of History hosts several seminars throughout the academic year.

Attend a Seminar

Pierson Lecture

The annual Pierson Lecture brings distinguished scholars to the University of Oregon to share their work regarding cultural, intellectual, and political life. Founded in 1993, the lecture series honors UO alumni Stan and Joan Pierson, both exemplary citizens with a long history of community involvement.

Attend the Lecture

History Pub

History Pub

Enjoy local beer, wine, food, and history at the Eugene History Pub Talks, an event series cosponsored by the History department and the Lane County History Museum. Each month we invite scholars and experts to present talks on historical events, concepts, and research.

Attend a Pub Talk

History Showcase

Each spring, history majors display their work in a poster exhibit during our annual celebration of undergraduate research and achievements. The showcase is also an opportunity to acknowledge students who have earned special departmental awards and honors.

Attend the Showcase

Woman in science

History of Women in Science Symposium

History of Women in Science Symposium
Monday, November 13, 2023
Location: Browsing Room, Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid Street.

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This symposium brings seven speakers to campus to tell the often forgotten stories of women in science from the 16th-century to the present. This history can shape how budding and practicing scientists imagine themselves, the arc of their careers, their fields, and even their subjects of research and the way in which it is pursued. Through the history of science, we can re-imagine how science can connect to social justice.

Co-sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, The Center for the Study of Women in Society, Knight Library, Special Collections and University Archives, the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, Oregon Humanities Center,  the Center for Science Communications Research, Women in Graduate Sciences, Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, and the Departments of History, Philosophy,  and Earth Sciences