Ned Blackhawk: 2024 Hatfield Lecture

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Tuesday, April 2, 7 pm
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Southwest Portland (Portland)
This is an in-person event
All Ages

The following description comes from the event organizer.

Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a professor of history and American Studies at Yale University and was on the faculty from 1999 to 2009 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in history from University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Washington and is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West, a study of the American Great Basin that garnered half a dozen professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

In his recent book, The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History, Blackhawk provides an Indigenous perspective on questions of citizenship and the literal and figurative shaping of what America is today. Blackhawk’s retelling of U.S. history acknowledges the enduring power, agency, and survival of Indigenous peoples, yielding a truer account of the United States and revealing anew the varied meanings of America.

For twenty-five years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top historians and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history. The series began at the suggestion of Senator Hatfield and continues as a tribute to his legacy of public service and as an opportunity to share stories of the people and events that have shaped history. Past speakers include notable historians and authors Heather Cox Richardson, David McCullough, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jon Meacham, Cokie Roberts, and Isabel Wilkerson.

Series tickets to the four-part 2024 Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series go on sale to OHS members on October 19 at 10am and to the public November 2 at 10am.

Tickets to individual lectures go on sale to OHS members January 17 at 10am and to the public January 24 at 10am.

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  • Ned Blackhawk | Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7pm
    The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History
  • H.W. Brands | Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7pm
    Founding Partisans: Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Adams and the Brawling Birth of American Politics

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97204 Venue website

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