Why study History?
An essay written by Peter Stearns, Professor of History and Provost at George Mason University. Prof. Stearns is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social History, which he founded in 1967. The JSH is one of the most often-cited historical journals in the United States.
How much is a bachelor’s degree in History worth?
A recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that U.S. History majors are the highest earners in the humanities.
Upcoming Conferences & Events:
Thursday, September 19, Pacific University in Forest Grove: Fifth Annual Kniep Lecture in History, sponsored by Pacific’s History Department and Gender for Gender Equity. “Making Manhood Harder: Roman Representations of Military and Erotic Masculinity,” a lecture by Professor Judith Hallett of the University of Maryland. Lecture is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 3, Boise State University: The Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series at Boise State University presents noted Chinese historian Jonathan Spence, former Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. Lecture is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 24, Portland State University: “Portland State of Mind: Why Vikings,” a lecture by Anders Winroth, Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Yale University. Lecture is free and open to the public.
November 14-16, Portland: Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States. The theme of this year’s VISAWUS conference is “Victorian Modernities.”
Thursday, January 30, 2014, Portland State University: The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities presents a lecture by Professor David Cohen, “Testimony and Accountability: Witnessing and Observing War Crimes Tribunals and Truth Commissions.” Cohen is a professor in the Graduate School at UC Berkeley, Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Lecture is free and open to the public.
April 3-5, 2014, Vancouver, WA: 65th annual Pacific Northwest History Conference, sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society, will take place at the Inn at the Quay on the Columbia River in Vancouver. The theme of this year’s conference is “Citizenships in the Pacific Northwest.”