Lily Hart is a second-year MA student in the UBC Department of History. She received her BA from Portland State University. She is interested in looking at how settler academic research played a role in creating and justifying policy in the settler projects of the United States and Canada.
She is currently the Digital Manager at Confluence, where she maintains a research library, oral history collection, and coordinates a new NEH-funded journal, Voices from the River.
- the nineteenth century + early twentieth
- settler colonialism
- history of historytelling
- Indigenous histories
- public history and digital humanities
- Oregon Historical Society (Summer to Fall 2018), volunteer fact-checker and proofreader for the Oregon Historical Quarterly and the exhibit “Beers, Barley, and Brew.”
- “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 – upcoming, October 2022.
“The Moundbuilder Myth in Canada,” Shifting Tides, June 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