Because we believe so strongly that what we do within the university is critical to the world outside it, University of Oregon historians are always out there, bringing history to bear on the pressing issues of our day.
Our faculty are interviewed in outlets such as The Atlantic, PBS Newshour, The Washington Post, CBC Radio, and MIT Tech Review. They serve on historical commissions that consider the renaming of buildings and monuments. They advise the National Parks Service on programming. They curate exhibitions in museums and online. They co-author legal briefs in Supreme Court cases.
Our students offer testimony in legislative debates. Our department hosts a public history postdoctoral fellow who collaborates with students and connects them with internships and other experiential learning opportunities.
Look out for courses and other experiential opportunities organized by our new Postdoctoral Fellow in Public History, Katherine Macica, Ph.D.
Faculty members affiliated with the Department of History are involved in a range of research and teaching projects with an online presence. These include:
- The Medieval Elbe: Slavs and Germans on the Frontier
- The UO Veterans’ Oral History Project
- Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910
- The Adoption History Project
- The Historical Atlas Project
- The Wired Humanities Project
- Red Thread: A Journey through Color
- The Artful Fabric of Collecting