Professor Jennifer Thigpen has been awarded the 2015 Donald J. Sterling, Jr., Senior Research Fellowship, which will support four weeks of research in the collections of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. Professor Thigpen is currently conducting research for her next book length project, “Going Out to the World: The American Foreign Mission Movement in the Global West.”
Sue Peabody’s article, “French Emancipations in Comparative Context” has been published in the volume, Abolitions as a Global Experience, edited by Hideaki Suzuki, (Singapore: NUS Press, 2015)
Professor Kawamura just published this book, Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War. Information on the book here.
Professor Sue Peabody will deliver an invited paper, “S’affranchir ou s’enraciner : le droit de la migration depuis les colonies françaises vers la métropole à l’époque de l’esclavage [Emancipation or Integration?: Migration Rights from the French Colonies towards Mainland France in the Age of Slavery]” for an international interdisciplinary colloquium, “Archeology of Migrations,” sponsored by the Institut national de recherches archéologiques preventives (National Institute for Archeological Preservation Research), at the Musée de l’Immigration in Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015.
Karen Phoenix will be presenting a paper “Recreation as Re-Creation: The US Young Women’s Christian Association, the Manila YWCA, and Physical Fitness/Recreation as Education,” at the History of Education Society annual meeting in St. Louis this weekend.
Professor Jeffery Sanders gave a lecture at the Oregon Historical Association on October 15th. He was invited to speak in conjunction with an exhibition about World War II at OHS.
Professor Lawrence Hatter’s essay “To Acquire the Equivocal Attributes of American Citizen and British Subject: Nationality and Nationhood in the Early American West, 1796-1819” has been published in a new interdisciplinary volume titled The Meaning of Citizenship.
The History Department and the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program sponsored an event on October 20th with Dr. Mark Swanson who spoke on “Burning Issues: The Past, Present and Future of Fire and Forest Management in the North American West.”