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“[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.

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March 19th, 2015

  • Image preview 5:30pm: Film Screening of Granito followed by Q&A with Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst for the National Security Archive
    Please join the History department for an open screening of the documentary Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.  This film tells the story of the search for justice in Guatemala for genocide crimes committed under former military dictator General Efrain Rios Montt’s regime. Kate Doyle will give a brief talk after the screening and participate in a question and answer session, as she was one of the key interview subjects in the documentary.  Ms. Doyle currently serves as senior analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive, based at George Washington University.    This event is co-sponsored with International Affairs, Latin American Studies, SOAN, and funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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