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- NEWSReiko Hillyer, associate professor of history, teaches a course about Portland’s multifaceted history, which encourages students to develop a deeper sense of place.Lewis & Clark’s full-day celebration of student scholarship and creativity returned to its in-person format on April 8.A panel of Lewis & Clark professors recently gathered to discuss the historical, political, and cultural underpinnings of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.As recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards, four members of the L&C community will work abroad next year: Meredith Stinger BA ’19 (India), Mila Wolpert BA ’19 (France), Amelia Madarang BA ’22 (Taiwan), and Alex Webb BA ’22 (Colombia).Show/Performance title: The Starry Road To FreedomPrécis: This show takes us on the journey of what it truly means to be free. From Frederick Douglass as a young boy who is heavily influenced by his grandmother to self realization through the power of the written and spoken word we witness Douglass dramatic discovery of freedom through 7 different characters played by Phil Darius Wallace. He creatively uses song, poetry, monologue and speeches to bring the Frederick Douglass Story to life.
This show is to be held in Evans Auditorium Monday, April 11th from 4:30pm-5:45pm.The 2022 Lewis & Clark Fiction Award is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. The winning writer is awarded a cash prize of $100 and the piece can be previously published.
The Vern Rutsala Academy of American Poets Prize Contest at Lewis & Clark College is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. Poems can be previously published. For more information about the Academy of American Poets visit www.poets.orgThe History Department and Watzek Library hosted an in-person presentation of the 2021 History Thesis Poster Session on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Peruse what the students created!The History Department is excited to welcome Adjunct Professor Sarah Thomsen Vierra to teach with our department this Spring.
HIST 298 Global Pandemics in History is an examination of global epidemics and pandemics in historical perspective, beginning with the infamous Black Death in Europe during the 14th century and ending with the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the late 20th century. The course will trace the development of pandemics from the first unexpected and often bewildering cases and early understandings of the sources and treatments to how the diseases influenced contemporary social relationships, cultural beliefs, and medical knowledge. In addition, the course will scrutinize how people’s ideas about disease shaped their responses to it, sometimes in ways that inhibited their efforts to successfully treat those affected. Through study of expert scholarship and historical firsthand accounts, the class will make connections between the pandemics of the past and the world we live in today.History 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!
- EVENTSOctober 4We are delighted to kickoff our LC English Fall ’22 Reading Series by showcasing work by Visiting Instructor and LC alumna Audrey Gutierrez! Audrey Gutierrez is a Cuban-American writer from Lafayette, Louisiana. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a finalist of the 2022 PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship and of the Mary Blodgett Fiction Prize from the University of Iowa.October 13
Professor of History Elliott Young provides a broad overview of the racist origins and continuing racism in immigration legislation with special attention to illegal entry charges. Given the importance of these criminal charges to the detention and deportation regime that incarcerates up to half a million immigrants and expels hundreds of thousands of them annually, it is crucial to understand how and why the US made unauthorized entry a crime and, even more importantly, how the government created mechanisms to enforce these laws.October 16The ENVX Symposium will present a showing of the film, The Ants and the Grasshopper. The film will be followed by a discussion.October 28LC English welcomes hurmat kazmi to our LC English Fall ’22 Reading Series! hurmat kazmi is a fiction writer and playwright from Karachi, Pakistan. They are currently an MFA candidate in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and have published fiction in The New Yorker, American Short Fiction, and McSweeney’s, and The Atlantic.