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- NEWSHistory major Jakob Mohr BA ’23 takes you behind the scenes into the Watzek library archives. This room contains a treasure trove of historical literature to research for your projects! If you’re a history major at L&C, you may likely have a class in this room at some point.Before you jump into a safe, long-awaited summer, please consider submitting digital files, videos, or images that represent your time at Lewis and Clark during the pandemic. We have all lived through history this year. With your help, we can document this unprecedented time. Submissions from in-person and remote students welcome. All students who submit something will be given the chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to Amazon!Calling all students! Before you jump into a safe, long-awaited summer, please consider submitting digital files, videos, or images that represent your time at Lewis & Clark during the pandemic.The History Department will celebrate a virtual graduation toast with the graduating seniors, their friends, and families.
We can’t all be together, but we can still celebrate!The Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.The History Department and Watzek Library hosted a virtual presentation of the 2020 History Thesis Poster Session on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Peruse what the students created!Both the David Savage Award and the Lorry Lokey Awards prioritize and celebrate inspirational leadership, rigorous scholarship, and creative accomplishments in the classroom and in the broader academic community. This year’s awards recognize four Lewis & Clark faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for their excellence.We are delighted to share the good news that Associate Professor of History Reiko Hillyer has been awarded a Franklin Research Grant by the American Philosophical Society for her book project, “Windows in the Walls: The Permeability of the Prison and the Rise of Mass Incarceration.”On Thursday, February 27th Professor Emerita of History Dr. Jane Hunter delivered the 57th annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture. Her lecture “Missionary Daughter to Daughter of the Revolution: Isabel Crook’s Journey to the Great Hall of the People” covered the life of Isabel Crook (now an impressive 104 years old), the daughter of Canadian missionaries in China who left behind the Protestantism of her parents to become an ardent communist.
Professor Elliott Young is doubly awarded for his article “Caging Immigrants at McNeil Island Federal Prison, 1880-1940”It is our pleasure to announce that Professor Elliott Young has been doubly awarded the James Madison Award as well as the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award for his article entitled “Caging Immigrants at McNeil Island Federal Prison, 1880-1940,” which was published in the Pacific Historical Review.To honor her daughter and to benefit other students who share Natasha’s passion for learning, Susannah White established the Natasha C. Priess ’12 Memorial Annual Scholarship the autumn of 2014. In 2020, Michael Mihalke and his daughter Amanda Mihalke ’19 endowed the scholarship. Michael wanted to recognize the profound impact Lewis & Clark had on Amanda, also a history major, and came across this scholarship online. He was greatly moved by Natasha’s story and wanted to ensure her academic legacy while also honoring Amanda’s accomplishments. This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need who are majoring in history and/or experience an unexpected, significant change to financial circumstances.
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Past EventsMay 7, 2021The History Department will celebrate a virtual graduation toast with the graduating seniors, their friends, and families.
We can’t all be together, but we can still celebrate!April 27, 2021Please join us over zoom on Tuesday, April 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM (Pacific Time) for the Spring 2021 History thesis presentations. The theme for this semester’s thesis seminar is “Environmental History,” so each project grapples in one way or another with historical relations between humans and nonhumans, the latter ranging from psychoactive peyote to catastrophic floods.April 15, 20212021 Pamplin Society of Fellows Distinguished Visiting Scholar lectureApril 15, 2021Quinn Slobodian - The Past and Future of Economic Globalism
With the outbreak of the pandemic, neoliberal globalism seems to have lost another of its nine lives. What remains of the consensus around global economic governance that seemed so solid from the end of the Berlin Wall until a few years ago? This talk will recount the history of the twentieth century that led to the naturalization of globalization in the long 1990s and consider the challenges we can expect from attempts to roll out progressive politics to address inequality and climate change from the top down in coming years.March 30, 2021Portland’s Monuments & Memorials Projectfirst discussionMarch 19, 2021
The Chemistry and History Departments have teamed with Watzek Library to host a special seminar with speaker Carolyn Cobbold, a research fellow at Cambridge University. Her most recent book, A Rainbow Palate, details the history of the use of chemical dyes as food coloring. Watzek owns an electronic copy of the book, which you can access here.
Join us at 2:10 pm for some food color trivia as a warmup (hint: review your Wizard of Oz trivia), followed by the seminar presentation beginning at 2:15 pNovember 19, 2020“Missionary Daughter to Daughter of the Revolution: Isabel Crook’s Journey to China’s Great Hall of the People”