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History

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

imageHISTORIANS 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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Events

October 18th, 2014

  • Image preview 10:00am - 3:00pm: Oregon Archives Crawl
    The 4th Annual Oregon Archives Crawl will take place on Saturday, October 18, to celebrate Oregon Archives Month.  Visitors are welcome at the Portland Archives and Records Center, the Multnomah County Central Library, and the Oregon Historical Society.  At each location there will be a variety of activities to choose from. This event is free and open to the public. See the Portland City Auditor’s website for more details.

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