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Click here to go to the episode or copy and paste link: 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: 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:]. 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 […]

Natan Meir, professor and chair of the Judaic Studies department at Portland State University, joins us to discuss the ways in which Jews nonviolently resisted the Nazis. Natan holds his Ph.D in Jewish history from Columbia University. His research has focused on the social and cultural history of East European Jewry, Modern European Jewish history […]

Melissa Lang, the current Oregon Women’s History Consortium fellow, discusses her thesis work on women’s organization and activism for civil rights in Portland, Oregon. She conducted her research using the Verdell Burdine & Otto G. Rutherford Collection and illustrates for us how in addition to health services and educational funds, letter writing served as an […]

Doctor Cynthia Culver Prescott, author and professor of history at the University of North Dakota, joins us to discuss her work on Avard Fairbanks, pioneer monuments and gender on the frontier. + More information on pioneer monuments + An interactive map and timeline of pioneer monuments in the United States

We’re joined by Laura Robson, a professor of modern Middle East history at Portland State University. Her research focuses on the history of religious and ethnic minorities in the twentieth century Arab world. We discuss her forthcoming book, the Mandate system in the Middle East and the current refugee crisis. Further Reading: More about Laura […]


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