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M.A. History, University of British Columbia, 2022
B.A. History (Hons.), Portland State University, 2018
Lily Hart is a first-year PhD student. She is interested in looking at the history of historytelling in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia and the intersection with how settlers portrayed histories of settler-colonialism, using material culture (roadside plaques, items in small museums, stained glass windows) as a starting point.
She is currently the Digital Manager at Confluence, where she maintains a research library, interview collection, manages and edits a podcast, and coordinates a new NEH-funded journal, Voices from the River.
- North American West
- Public History and Memory
- Vancouver Holocaust Education Center, student researcher, 2021.
- Oregon Historical Society, volunteer fact-checker and proofreader for the Oregon Historical Quarterly and the exhibit “Beers, Barley, and Brew,” 2018.
- “Restricted PDX: An Exploration of Restrictive Covenants & Residential Segregation,” Student Researcher, Spring 2018.
- Beyond Footnotes Podcast, PSU History Department, Co-Host, May 2017- June 2018.
Conferences and Presentations
“The Moundbuilder Myth in Canada.” Western Historical Association Conference. October 2022. San Antonio, TX.
“John McLoughlin, Dragon Slayer,” in the Down the Rabbithole of Uncomfortable Settler Histories panel with Sarah Fox and Neil Christensen. Pacific Northwest History Conference. September 2022. Kennewick, WA.
“The Moundbuilder Myth in Canada.” Shifting Tides, March 2022, Parksville, BC.
“Political Activism Through Words: Arab Americans in WWI.” Paper presented at the History Slam, Portland State University, (2018)
“Misconceptions of “Stupendous Antiquities”: Native American Mounds, Euro-Americans, and Racial Ideas.” Paper presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Spokane, (Spring 2018) and the Phi Alpha Theta Biannual National Conference, New Orleans, (Winter 2018)
“Neglect of “Stupendous Antiquities”: Nineteenth-Century Perceptions of Ancient Indigenous Cities in North America.” Paper presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, (2017) and the PSU Student Research Symposium, (2017)
“Voices of the River: The Confluence Story Gathering Interview Collection.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 119, no. 4 (2018)
“Invisible Walls: Mapping Residential Segregation In Portland.” Katrine Barber, Lily Hart, Curtis Jewell, Madelyn Miller, and Greta Smith. Oregon Historical Quarterly 119, no. 3 (2018)
- Affiliated Fellowship, University of British Columbia (2021-22)
- The Global Undergraduate Awards, Highly Commended for two papers (2018)
- Papers: “Political Activism Through Words: Arab Americans in WWI” and “Misconceptions of “Stupendous Antiquities”: Native American Mounds, Euro Americans, and Racial Ideas.”
- Outstanding Service to the History Department, Portland State University (2018)
- Urban Honors College Laurels Scholarship, Portland State University (2018)
Dr. Paige Raibmon and Dr. Coll Thrush