Join us for our next campus theme event of Fall term:

The Ordeal and Redemption of Christina Geisel and
Mary Harris:

The Rogue River War and Oregon’s own
Captivity Narratives

                                    The tragic stories of the Native American attacks upon the Harris and Geisel families during the Rogue River War of 1855-56 are cornerstones of any narrative about the pioneer settlement of southern Oregon. In each, a strong pioneer woman was required to defend her family from the depredations of Native Americans while enduring unimaginable suffering. Curious about the enduring strength of these stories to signify certain key elements of this colonial encounter, the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology has been exploring and re-constructing the facts of these events through the lens of archaeology, ethnohistory, gender studies, and the literary trope of the quintessentially American literary genre of the Captivity Narrative. 

Presenter: Mark Tveskov, Southern Oregon

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 • 7 pm
Meese Room of the Hannon Library

Link to poster on Shapes of Curiosity

 The Center for the Humanities at SOU consolidates the efforts of the departments of art, communication, language, literature, and philosophy, history, music, and theatre to promote the arts and humanities on the SOU campus and in the community.

The Center for the Humanities is the main organizing group for the SOU Campus Theme Activities.

Each year, the Center for the Humanities selects, with the support of other campus groups, a thematic focus for the year and coordinates lectures, courses and other events around that theme.

2016-17 Theme: Campus Theme: Shapes of Curiosity

Previous Themes

2014-15 Revolution

2013-14, Race

2012-13,  Exploring Happiness

2011-12,  Civility

20010-11, On Being Human

2009-10, Tocqueville Imagining America

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