Our colleagues at Oregon Historical Society are hosting a symposium on the theme of death in Oregon history, which may be of interest to many of our blog readers.
Death and the Settling and Unsettling of Oregon: An Oregon Historical Quarterly Symposium
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Oregon Historical Society
The full-day symposium includes presentations by historians, anthropologists, and tribal leaders. Lauren Kessler, Professor of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, will give a keynote speech titled “Death with — and without — Dignity: Oregon's Progressive — and Regressive — Attitudes toward Ending Life.”