We are scholars and teachers with a passion for understanding the past in all its dimensions. Our distinguished and innovative faculty conducts research on the history of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, colonial North America and the United States, and the world as a whole.

Professor Annelise Heinz interviewing Deborah Edel at the Lesbian Herstory Archives

Our Research Interests

Our faculty conduct interdisciplinary research across a broad range of fields and interests. Explore our areas of interest to find a faculty expert or advisor.

Research Interests


Public History

Knowledge of history is critical to the world outside the university, and our faculty frequently share their expertise in media interviews as well as serving on historical commissions, curating museum exhibits, and co-authoring legal briefs.

Public History

Recent Publications

Discover the latest research from faculty members in the Department of History.

Recent Publications


November 16, 2023
HISTORY - While researching the Russian fur trade, Department of History Professor Ryan Tucker Jones kept encountering whales, both in literature and in real life. Upon learning that the Soviet Union had conducted a massive illegal whaling campaign in the 20th century, he knew he had something important to write about.
November 2, 2023
HISTORY - The History of Women in Science Symposium will highlight the role of women in science for the past 600 years. It is one of the events marking the 50th anniversary of the UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13.
September 1, 2023
GEOGRAPHY, GLOBAL STUDIES, HISTORY - Read the stories of six alumni whose work in international affairs is making a global impact.