University of Oregon

Department of the History of Art and Architecture


‘Art and Politics’ speaker highlights intersections of gender, politics, history

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift spoke at UO on “Hair, Hemlines and Husbands: The Image of the Female Politician.” She was invited to UO by Professor James Harper as part of his “Art and Politics” class, offered every election year.

Harper and Swift


A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.

new faculty


Research on Mongolian rock art culminates in awards, books, preservation legacy by UO art history professor

After nearly two decades of field research in Mongolia’s rugged backcountry to document the region’s archaeology, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, UO professor emerita of art history, was recently honored by the Mongolian government for her leadership in preserving that nation’s cultural heritage. Around the O recently featured an extensive profile about her work, which integrates human culture and landscape.

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer


New A&AA dean thinks globally, shares locally

For Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, "university life-research, education, teaching-connects to everything." Lindner shares his enthusiasm about making those connections at the University of Oregon and A&AA's growing global reach. He brings his own far-reaching global experience to the table as well, having most recently come from Amsterdam. Read more at AroundtheO

Christoph Lindner


UO researcher honored by Mongolian government

Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, professor emerita and international scholar, always finds surprises when she travels to Mongolia. This time she was honored with two lifetime achievement awards by the President of Mongolia and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences for her work.

James Meachem and Esther Jacobson-Tepfer