Events

All FOH events are free and open to the public.

 


Upcoming Events



SEE the Events Calendar for a list of upcoming History Department and Friends of History lectures and functions.

 


Past Events



Click on dates below for information on past events sponsored by the Friends of History.

2017

October 12, 2017
"Does History Matter?"
lecture by Margaret MacMillan, University of Toronto

 

May 30, 2017
"The Ethnic Cleansing Solution? Partition and Population Exchange in Syria and Iraq"
lecture by Professor Laura Robson, Portland State University

 

April 19, 2017
"Can A Political Activist Be A Good Historian?"
lecture by Professor Michael Kazin, Georgetown University

 

March 24, 2017
"Some Portable Sundials and Their Roman Owners: Issues of Intellect and Values"
lecture by Professor Richard J. A. Talbert | UNC Chapel Hill

 

2016

October 27, 2016
Sailing from Europe, Sailing from China: Charting Convergences in the 17th-Century World
lecture by Professor Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia in Vancouver



October 6, 2016
"Armies of the Dead: Medieval and Modern"
lecture by Professor Scott G. Bruce, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

April 28, 2016
26th Annual Young Historians Conference

 

lecture by Harold James, Professor of History, Princeton University

 

March 30, 2016
The Pacific is Not a Barrier: Unexpected Crossings Between the Japanese and the French Auto Industries, 1952-2016 Lecture by Professor Patrick Fridenson, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris

 

2015

October 6, 2015
"Lincoln and the West"
lecture by Professor James M. McPherson, Princeton University
Photos from event 

 

April 28, 2015
25th Annual Young Historians Conference

 

April 16, 2015
"On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II"
lecture by Professor Sheldon Garon, Princeton University

 

April 2, 2015
“Out of the Trash Heaps: Shantytowns and the Informal Economy in Nineteenth-Century Manhattan”
lecture by Professor Catherine McNeur, Portland State University

 

February 26, 2015
Memory Wars in East Asia II: Master Narratives of Modern Korean History Told in Museums in Korea
lecture by Professor Ken Ruoff, Portland State University
 

2014

October 22, 2014
"Modern America's Mysterious Religious Anomalies"
lecture by Professor Jon Butler, Yale University | University of Minnesota
Photos from event 

 

April 10, 2014
"The Sacred State in Turkish Political History: Continuities and Transformations"
lecture by Prof. Carter Findley, Ohio State University 

 

2013

October 24, 2013  
"Why Vikings?"
lecture by Professor Anders Winroth, Yale University 
Photos from event 

 

May 22-24, 2013
Richard Robinson Business History Workshop: 
The Cultural History of Money and Credit

 

2012

November 1, 2012
"Segregated Life in U.S. Cities—An Era of Racial Borderlands"
lecture by Prof. Al Camarillo, Stanford University

 

June 5th, 2012
"Termination is Not the End"
lecture by Roberta Ulrich, historian and former Oregonian journalist 

 

April 25, 2012
"Mad Men, Working ‘Girls,’ & Desperate Housewives: American Women at the Dawn of the 1960’s"
lecture and book signing by Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College