Eliza Canty-Jones | Community Engagement

By Lyndsay Smith ::

Did you ever wonder what historians can do outside of academia? Well, here is one fine example.

In this episode, PSU alumna Eliza Canty-Jones discusses community engagement and how she works to give a voice to the diverse histories of Oregonians as the Director of Community Engagement at the Oregon Historical Society and the Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

Eliza’s passion for her community shows in her professional and personal endeavors.


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  • Laws, Ana Luisa Sánchez. Museum Websites and Social Media: Issues of Participation, Sustainability, Trust and Diversity. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015.


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Beyond Footnotes is a history-themed podcast on local KPSU, sponsored by Portland State University’s Department of History, and run by history graduate students, Lyndsay Smith, Evan Smiley and Jeffrey Stone. Beyond Footnotes features interviews with the talented faculty and students of PSU, providing a forum for local historians to share their work with each other and the community. The show was co-created and formerly hosted by Ryan Wisnor and Joshua Justice of Dive Audio and originally launched on October 9, 2015.