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  • Historians study the past as a way to make sense of the present. Both in and out of the classroom, our faculty work together with students to discover and interpret historical materials—a personal letter, a propaganda poster, a game-changing manifesto—to do just that. Research for us is not just the collection of evidence but a process of discovery that challenges us to question our assumptions and critically assess those made by others. Our students become historians in their own right, producing theses based on the kind of intensive research, critical analysis, and careful writing that prepare them for careers in a wide array of fields, ranging from library management to the foreign service.


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  • No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study history at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/11315-mila-wolpert"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/80541_Ambassadors_Residence_Paris.rev.1569535516.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Mila Wolpert</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Santa Monica, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Teaching Excellence Program, French Club (president), Art Club</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Paris, France</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> In each class every semester, your confidence as a student is nurtured and strengthened. This is unique to L&C.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9450-hannah-exler"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72467_hannahexler.rev.1527709517.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Hannah Exler</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’18</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> West Lake Village, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Co-president of Hillel</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I wanted to be at a school where the students were eager to go to class and learn, and I really gravitated toward the small, conversational classrooms.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9093-sally-goldman"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71529_sallygoldman.rev.1521565725.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4>Sally Goldman</h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Little Rock, Arkansas</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Sailing Club, Philosophy Club</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I create community by hosting monthly programs in my residence hall.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
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