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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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September 16th, 2015

December 7th, 2015

  • Image preview World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed

    The Oregon Historical Society presents World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed, an original exhibition opening 70 years following the end of World War II featuring historic documents and artifacts from the OHS archives and private collections. The exhibition runs from now through December 7.

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