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April 19th, 2018
3:30pm - 5:00pm:
Special Collections Invites You to Tea Time
Watzek Special Collections invites you to join us to welcome newly declared History and English majors with a traditional tea and appetizers. Gather and celebrate while introducing Lewis & Clark’s rich resources in Special Collections and Archives. The winners of the book collection contest will also be announced at this ceremony.
April 12th, 2018
Historical Project Runway
The History Department is proud to present our sixth annual Historical Project Runway! In this event, teams of two or three (majors or non-majors welcome) will compete to accurately and creatively represent historical events through fashion. Clothing and design materials will be provided. Come strut your stuff historical style!
April 2nd, 2018
“But how could we sing the Lord’s song in a strange Land?” Slave Religion and Consciousness in the Afro-Peruvian Diaspora
Consortium for Faculty Diversity Dissertation Fellow, James Padilioni, Jr., will give a lecture that interrogates the experience of Black chattel slavery by centering slave religion. In particular, I focus on Martin de Porres (1579-1639), a mixed-race friar from Lima, Peru who ministered to the enslaved community. The Vatican canonized Martin in 1962 as the patron saint of social justice. Martin and the enslaved community’s Catholic practices reveal the ways Africans made sense of their American captivity by selectively braiding together aspects of their indigenous traditions with the trappings of Baroque Spanish Catholicism. By reinterpreting their worldviews in additive and expansive ways, enslaved Africans creatively worked out new forms of spiritual knowing that related them to the material conditions of their lives. I approach these ritual practices as critical expressions of Afro-Peruvian values that harbored memory, catalyzed everyday politics, and populated integrated social worlds that span spiritual and material planes, returning the full potentiality of the divine to those most-marginalized on Earth.
March 19th, 2018
Fast Food Civil Rights
Dr. Marcia Chatelain is Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Her current book project tells the story of black capitalists, civil rights leaders, and even radical nationalists who believed that their destiny rested with a set of golden arches. And it tells of an industry that blossomed at the very moment a freedom movement began to whither.
March 1st, 2018
Realist Montage: Reinventing Modernism at the Mid-Century
Benjamin Kohlmann is Assistant Professor of English at Freiburg University, Germany, having previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. The title of his talk is “Realist Montage: Reinventing Modernism at the Mid-Century.” This lecture is co-sponsored by the English and History departments.
February 22nd, 2018
55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture
Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University where she teaches at both the History Department and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She will give the 55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture. The title of her talk is “The Light in Islam: Muslims and Liberalism in South Asia.”
December 12th, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm:
History Senior Thesis Poster Session
The Department of History invites you to attend presentations by senior students enrolled in Professor Mo Healy’s HIST 450 Seminar. Students have created posters that highlight their seminar topic and will be sharing their research with attendees.
November 1st, 2017
History Department Meet Your Major
Join the History Department on the fourth floor of Miller for Meet Your Major! Hear from faculty members and current majors about what it means to study history at Lewis & Clark. Pizza will be provided, so don’t be late!
April 25th, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm:
History Senior Thesis Poster Session
Please join the students in Professor Elliott Young’s history research seminar on Migration and Diaspora in the Americas as they present their theses at the end-of-semester poster session. The research seminar is the capstone course of the history major. Student theses involve in-depth primary source research, mastery of historical literature on a chosen subject, and intense editing, revision, and peer review. The goal of the seminar is the completion of an original and rigorously researched thesis that advances historical scholarship.
April 6th, 2017
Life Behind Barbed Wires: A First-Hand Account of the Wartime Incarceration of Japanese Americans
Please join us for a talk by Lewis and Clark alumnus George Nakata (class of ’57) about what it was like to be imprisoned as a Japanese American during World War II. Mr. Nakata will also speak about the legacy of the Japanese American incarceration and what it means to us today.