In this live presentation Chelsea Rose of the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) will discuss archaeological and archival information about early Chinese residents across the state. The talk will include recent findings from the ongoing Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP): a multi-agency collaborative public archaeology and history project aimed at the research and education of early Chinese Oregonians. Themes will include Chinese miners, railroad workers, merchants, and more.
Chelsea Rose is a historical archaeologist who focuses on the settlement and development of the American West. Rose is co-director of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP), a collaborative research partnership that focuses on Oregon’s Chinese migrant history, and regularly works with the media, students, and community volunteers in an effort to promote archaeological awareness and encourage historical stewardship. Rose serves on the board of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, is chair of the governor appointed Oregon Heritage Commission, is co-host of Underground History on Jefferson Public Radio, and co-editor of the recent volume, “Chinese Diaspora Archaeology in North America,” available from the University Press of Florida.