Beyond Footnotes

Are we more divided than ever? In this episode of Beyond Footnotes we interviewed Amy Rathfelder, an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science, but with a large amount of history credits and experience. This spring she presented her thesis, “The Myth of Adam’s Thirteen Clocks” at the Northwest Regional Phi Alpha Theta (history honors society) […]

In this episode of Beyond Footnotes we interview Maddie Mott, a PSU history undergraduate and development coordinator at the Clackamas County Historical Society.  This is Maddie’s second time on the show– in winter quarter we interviewed her and her colleague Corinne Rupp  their work at the Clackamas County Historical Society. Recently Maddie had an article […]

In this episode of Beyond Footnotes, we explore the history of the American West through music. Our guest is William Schneider, a second-year graduate student who recently completed his Master thesis “Music and Race in the American West.” We discuss how music is a valuable form of historical analysis, despite being underutilized by historians, and […]

Click here to download or follow this URL: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/john-ott-resident-medievalist In this episode of Beyond Footnotes we interview PSU Professor John Ott, who teaches Medieval History, with a focus in Northern France and Flanders in the 11th and 12th centuries. Professor Ott discusses the training needed to be a medievalist and the medieval church, including the […]

Click here to go to the episode or copy and paste link: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/david-peterson-del-mar In this episode we interview PSU professor of history, David Peterson Del Mar. We discuss his upcoming book, African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father – Africa in the U.S. Imagination, which delves into the perceptions of Africa by white […]

Click here to go to the episode or copy and paste link: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/corinne-rupp-maddie-mott In this episode, two lovely and lively women share their experience as new museum professionals at the Clackamas County Historical Society’s Museum of the Oregon Territory. Corinne Rupp graduated with her Bachelor’s in History from PSU in 2016 and is the Director […]

Click here or follow link below to listen to episode. [Link may not work on some mobile devices. You can listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and just about any streaming app or you can copy and paste this link in your browser: https://soundcloud.com/beyondfootnotes/eliza-canty-jones-community-engagement]. Did you ever wonder what historians can do outside of academia? Well, here […]

Click to Download Extensive legislation in the United States restricts and/or regulates the labor, voting, and reproductive rights of women. In this episode, we discuss the history of women’s health legislation with an emphasis on abortion legislation. Oregon holds a unique place in this history. Today, I interview second-year history graduate student Tanya Monthey. Tanya is studying modern American legal history and […]

In this episode, we discuss the first successful orca whale capture by Marineland of the Pacific. While the whale, Wanda, didn’t survive long, her capture caught the imagination of entertainers and the interest of the scientific community. We delve into the events of that day, subsequent captures, Judy Collins and approaching biology from a historical […]

The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Portland State University becoming the editorial home for the Pacific Historical Review. The PHR is one of the longest continually published academic journals in the country and is highly regarded for its role in covering U.S. and transpacific history. The PHR is now in its ninth decade […]


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