Oregon History 101 Info

Oregon History 101

Oregon History 101 is a nine-month public history program series designed to give Oregonians a basic understanding of the state’s significant people, places, and events. Each month, historians will present a chapter of Oregon History, beginning with the earliest peoples and ending with the turn of the twenty-first century. The series will emphasize Oregon’s connection to historical themes in American History, including Native history, early exploration, western expansion, race, gender, and social justice, and the post-industrial economy. Series Editors Dr. Carl Abbott and Dr. William Lang have designed the series and invited many of the state’s most distinguished senior scholars to speak. Each presentation will feature images from the Oregon Historical Society archives and will be filmed and made available on the World Wide Web, along with research guides and other digitized material from The Oregon Encyclopedia and the Oregon History Project. All events will take place at McMenamins Kennedy School (Portland) and will be free and open to the public.

Series Schedule and Speakers

September 8, 2014: Native Life and Pre-Contact

Dr. David Lewis, Cultural Resources Director, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

October 6, 2014: Exploration and Fur Trade

Dr. William Lang, Emeritus Professor of History, Portland State University

Gregory Shine, Chief Ranger and Historian, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

November 3, 2014: Missionaries, the Oregon Trail, and State-Making

Dr. David Johnson, Professor of History, Portland State University

December 1, 2014: Immigration and Ethnicity

Dr. Jacqueline Peterson, Emeritus Professor of History, Washington State University

January 5, 2015: Cities and Towns

Dr. Carl Abbott, Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

February 2, 2015: Progressive Era and Women

Dr. Kimberly Jensen, Professor of History, Western Oregon University

March 2, 2015: Economic Change: Ships to Silicon Chips

Dr. Daniel Pope, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Oregon

April 6, 2015: New Politics – Environmentalism and Civil Rights

Dr. Steven Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Dr. Marisa Chappell, Professor of History, Oregon State University

May 4, 2015: Thinking About Oregon

Dr. Richard Etulain, Emeritus Professor of History, University of New Mexico

Dr. Jane Hunter, Professor of History, Lewis & Clark College


Sponsored by:

Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Encyclopedia

Oregon History Project