Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oregon Historical Society symposium on death, dignity and the settlement of Oregon

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.”


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