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.


Students and Faculty standing in McKenzie courtyard in conversation.

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

Associate professor of history presenting on "Ethnicity and Conflict in Iraq's Oil City"

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.

See the full schedule here:

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.


BBQ History

Event Calendar AY 23-24 

Fall 2023

09/25      College Block     

10/02      Departmental Coffee Hour 

10/05      Welcome Back BBQ 

10/09      Departmental Coffee Hour 

10/10      Department Seminar - Jackson Smith 

10/16      Departmental Coffee Hour

10/17      Department Seminar - Bob Reinhardt 

10/23      Departmental Coffee Hour

10/24      Department Seminar - Arbella Bet-Shlimon

10/30      Departmental Coffee Hour

11/06      Departmental Coffee Hour

11/13      Departmental Coffee Hour

11/13      History of Woman in Science Symposium 

11/27      Departmental Coffee Hour

12/04      Departmental Coffee Hour

Winter 2024

01/08      Departmental Coffee Hour

01/16      Faculty and GE Professional Development Workshop 

01/22      Departmental Coffee Hour

01/29      Departmental Coffee Hour

01/30      Department Seminar - Julie Weise

02/05      Departmental Coffee Hour

02/12      Departmental Coffee Hour

02/12      History Pub Lecture Series

02/19      Departmental Coffee Hour

02/20      Department Seminar - Coll Thrush

02/26      Departmental Coffee Hour

02/27      Pierson Lecture - Louis Warren

03/04      Departmental Coffee Hour

03/06      Undergrad/Major Lecture - Daniel Menning

03/11      Departmental Coffee Hour

Spring 2024 

04/01      Departmental Coffee Hour

04/08      Departmental Coffee Hour

04/09      Faculty and GE Professional Development Workshop 

04/15      Departmental Coffee Hour

04/22      Departmental Coffee Hour

04/23      History Work-in-Progress Workshop

04/29      Departmental Coffee Hour

05/06      Departmental Coffee Hour

05/07      Department Seminar - Juliette Levy 

05/13      Departmental Coffee Hour

05/13      History Work-in-Progress Workshop 

05/20      Departmental Coffee Hour

05/21      Department Seminar - Lane Windham

06/06      History Showcase

06/08      Graduate Conference

06/17      Department Commencement & Celebration