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CLA This Week — 7/27/15

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 5 — Assistant Professor of History Christopher Nichols will be at the Oregon Historical Society from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to speak on WWII and lead an exploration of the exhibit World War II: A World at War, a State Transformed, which includes artifacts and manuscripts from the premier Mark Family Collection. Please register online for this free event by Wednesday, July 29. For questions or to register by phone, contact Linzi Stolsig at 877-280-9797.


Assistant Professor of History Christopher Nichols was recently elected to lifetime membership on the prestigious Council of Foreign Relations. Nichols also appeared on a recent episode of OPB’s show “Think Out Loud.” During the program, Nichols spoke about the Iran nuclear accord, Greek austerity, former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber, and a recent “New Yorker” article on a potential catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.

Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Qwo-Li Driskill’s co-edited collection, Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, was recently reviewed: https://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/a-lush-firecracker-in-the-dark-a-review-of-sovereign-erotics-a-collection-of-two-spirit-literature/

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Stacey Smith, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, recently chaired in a plenary roundtable on African American history in the American West at the Organization of American Historians Regional Workshop in Glendale, California, July 16 – 18: http://www.oah.org/meetings-events/2015-regional-workshop/schedule-at-a-glance/#anchortext1

History and Its Uses in the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Network. Horning Professor Anita Guerrini has organized a session at the upcoming meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Baltimore (August 9-14) highlighting the diversity of possible historical approaches to ecological research and the challenges and rewards offered by different kinds of historical data. Guerrini, as well as OSU researcher Samuel Schmieding, will also be presenting during the session. Visit the ECO session page for more details.

Susan Shaw, director of the School of Language, Culture and Society, recently published a blog post titled “Still the Second Sex” on The Huffington Post website: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-m-shaw/still-the-second-sex_b_7798106.html

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