2021-2022

2021

A Historical Perspective on the White Power Movement, the January 6 Insurrection, and the Domestic Legacies of Overseas Wars
The Oregon Historical Society is excited to re-launch the popular “Historians and the News” (#HATN) series with a conversation between Kathleen Belew, assistant professor at the University of Chicago and Christopher McKnight Nichols, associate history professor at Oregon State University. This free virtual event promises to offer valuable insights, informed by years of scholarly analysis of the past, into the news stories that fill our screens and newspaper pages. Wednesday, September 8 at 5:45 p.m. Learn more and register to attend via Zoom.
 

A Constitution Day Event: Individual Rights and Collective Responsibilities
In 2004, the United States Congress designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” and required educational institutions receiving Federal funds to host programming for students on that day annually. Given the ongoing global pandemic and related social, political, and legal turmoil, OSU’s Constitution Day event will explore the theme of “Individual Rights and Collective Responsibilities." Our focus will be on understanding and exploring the Constitutional, social, political, legal, ethical, and economic underpinning of contemporary battles that have pitted assertions of individual rights against those of collective responsibility, including on such hot button topics as vaccination and mask mandates. Friday, September 17 at 4 p.m. Register to attend via Zoom