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“[History is] not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”
- Lord Acton

HISTORIANS study the past, yet they never become disconnected from the present. What we are and will be is rooted in what we were. In uncovering the past, historians reveal to us the political, cultural, and economic elements that have shaped our world. This is how we write and teach history at Lewis & Clark. Our curriculum is global in scope, inviting students to compare the traditions of various cultures and countries. We offer sufficient depth in the history of the Americas, Europe, and Asia to allow students to develop sophisticated knowledge of these regions in the modern and premodern eras. Moreover, our emphasis on research and writing equips our students with skills appropriate to a wide range of pursuits.

See the Lewis & Clark Catalog and Footnotes, our newsletter, to learn more about the department and the history major.

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March 16th, 2017

  • Image preview 7:00pm: Historical Project Runway
    The History Department is proud to present our fifth annual Historical Project Runway! In this event, teams of three (majors or non-majors welcome) will compete to accurately and creatively represent historical events through fashion. Clothing and design materials will be provided. Team designing begins at 5:30pm.  THE RUNWAY SHOW BEGINS AT 7:00PM. Come strut your stuff historical style!

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