Past Events

William Sturkey, PhD, MA
May 19, 2022

How the Facts of the Past Shape Our Medical Future

The Oregon Bioethics and Humanities Colloquium presents

“The Negro Doctor Will be Limited to His Own Race”: How the Facts of the Past Shape Our Medical Future

By William Sturkey, PhD, MA, Associate Professor, History University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Located in the Richardson Life Sciences Building (RLSB) 3rd Floor - Conference Room 3A003A

April 25, 2022

Senior Reading: Fiction

Please join us in Armstrong Lounge for an evening of seniors reading selections of their fiction writing.
April 22, 2022

Literary Review Release Party

Join us Friday, April 22nd at 6 pm in the Manor House, Armstrong Lounge, to celebrate bone meal, the 49th edition of the Literary Review! Contributors will read and discuss their art.
April 7, 2022

An Evening with Michele Glazer

Please join us to hear poet Michele Glazer read her work and discuss the art of poetry. Glazer’s new collection, Fretwork, confronts gradual, impending loss with humility, bravery, and mordant humor. 
April 7, 2022

An Evening with Michele Glazer

April is Poetry Month! Join us for An Evening with Michele Glazer as she shares her poetry and process. Michele Glazer is the author of four books of poems, most recently fretwork (Iowa 2021). She says of these, “In part, the poems are inspired by language, by feeling at a loss for language, and trying, in language, to give shape to a silence that gets at loss.” Her previous books are It Is Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We’d Come to See, which won the AWP Poetry Award (Pittsburgh 1997); Aggregate of Disturbances, awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize (Iowa 2004); and On Tact, & the Made Up World, published in the Kuhl House Poets series (Iowa 2010). Glazer teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Portland State University.
April 6, 2022

Fiction Submissions to Lewis & Clark Fiction Award due April 6th

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.
April 6, 2022

Poetry Submissions for Vern Rutsala AAP Prize due April 6th

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.org.
April 1, 2022

An Evening with Vu Tran

Please join us to hear NEA Fellow author Vu Tran read his work and discuss the art of fiction. Tran’s first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book and a SF Chronicle Best Books of the Year.
March 17, 2022

58th Annual Throckmorton Lecture, Unsettled: Citizens, Migrants, and Refugees

Today, no one really thinks of Britain as a land of camps. Camps seem to happen “elsewhere,” from Greece to Palestine to the global South. Yet over the course of the 20th century, dozens of British refugee camps housed hundreds of thousands of Belgians, Jews, Basques, Poles, Hungarians, Anglo-Egyptians, Ugandan Asians, and Vietnamese. But refugee camps also housed Britons who had been displaced by war and poverty, as well thousands of civil servants and a fractious mix of volunteers. This lecture explores how these camps have shaped multicultural Britain. They generated unique intimacies and frictions, illuminating the closeness of individuals and groups that have traditionally been kept separate - “citizens” and “migrants,” but also refugee populations from diverse countries, conflicts and generations. This talk will speak to all who are interested in the plight of the encamped, and the global uses of encampment in our present world.
Corey van Landingham
March 16, 2022

An Evening with Jacques Rancourt and Corey van Landingham

Please join us to hear Stegner Fellow poets Jacques Rancourt and Corey van Landingham read their work and discuss the art of poetry. 
March 4, 2022

First Fridays: An Arts Series

Join Arts@LC and Watzek Library for a cross-departmental arts experience showcasing the best of what LC has to offer.
March 3, 2022

8th Annual Historical Project Runway!

Calling all fashionable history enthusiasts: Come join us for the History Department’s 8th Annual Historical Project Runway! For this event, teams of 3 will compete in a fashion-design competition inspired by historical events. Students are mentored along the way by Andy Bernstein as Tim Gunn. Contestants then will strut their stuff before a panel of illustrious guest judges. First prize: gift cards to Red Light Vintage or Buffalo Exchange!

This year’s theme is… FAKE NEWS: HOAXES IN HISTORY

When and Where: Thursday, March 3rd in Miller 105. The designing and fabricating of the event begins at 5:30 (with pizza provided for contestants, if allowed!!) Even if you are not interested in competing, all are welcome to come watch the runway show at 7pm.

Interested students should contact Gabe Huerta at gabehuerta@lclark.edu

?Karkiv is Ukraine? Feb. 5, 2022, Reuters.
March 2, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Panel Discussion

Comments by Lewis & Clark faculty.

Leah Gilbert, Political Science
Mo Healy, History
Maria Hristova, World Languages
Kyle Lascurettes, International Affairs
Nikky Finney
February 28, 2022

An Evening with Nikky Finney

Join us for An Evening with Nikky Finney as she shares her work and discusses her marvelous craft. Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry (pub date April 15, 2020) is her first poetry collection since winning the National Book Award in 2011. In addition to the poems, there are hotbeds, a horticulture term introducing her readers to her journals, the place where most of her poems have always found their calcium and strong knees. There are also artifacts, images and photographs, that assist the words in composing how the poet’s poet-life came to be. Over the last 30 years each and every Nikky Finney book has always been wonderfully different but this long awaited new minglement of word and image crafts a new kind of American poesy.
February 24, 2022

A Reading with Youssef Rakha (online)

Youssef Rakha is a novelist, poet, essayist and journalist who writes in both Arabic and English. His interests include Arab porn and the possibility of a post-Muslim perspective. His first two novels The Book of the Sultan’s Seal and The Crocodiles appeared in English in early 2015. Frequently anthologized and translated into many languages, he has written widely on Arabic literature and Egyptian history.

February 9, 2022

Literary Arts One Page Wednesday (online event)

Here is an online event opportunity for students to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired!

Hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. This month’s featured reader is Amy Baskin.

December 14, 2021

A Celebration of Voices: Inspiring Stories from the Inside-Out

This event will highlight a handful of formerly incarcerated folks who have either been taking Inside-Out courses virtually over the past year and/or have been involved in our virtual Inside-Out Instructor Training Institutes as coaches.

Our panelists hail from various parts of the country. We have: Jesse Dorsz (Maryland), April Lee (Philly), Kenny Matthews (West Virginia), Giovanni Reid (Philly), and Joe Schwartz (Philly). They will discuss the impact that Inside-Out has had on their lives and their ongoing involvement with the program. 

Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is a Center for Community and Global Health community partner. Our partnership is funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation titled, “Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative”.
History Poster Session
December 7, 2021

History Dept. Thesis Poster Session

History majors in Professor Mo Healy’s HIST 450 Transnational Europe seminar present their theses in the library atrium on Tuesday, December 7 from 5:00-6:30 PM.

Donut holes will be provided!
December 7, 2021

History Department Thesis Poster Session

[Please note: the start time has been pushed to 5 pm.] Come support senior History Majors in Professor Mo Healy’s HIST 450 Transnational Europe Seminar as they present their theses.
November 9, 2021

2020 & 2021 Dixon Awards Presentations

We cordially invite you to come and hear our 2020 and 2021 Dixon Award recipients present their work. The Dixon Award was established in 2002 by the Dixon Family Foundation, thanks to the generous efforts of alumni Hillary (”99) and Adam (”01) Dixon. Each year, junior English majors are awarded a $2,500 research and travel grant to enrich their current studies in preparation for senior year. Interested junior English majors may learn how to apply for the 2022 Dixon Award grant here.

Guests of Lewis & Clark College are required to show proof of vaccination.

Light refreshments provided.


Green with Milk and Sugar
November 8, 2021

Green with Milk and Sugar: When Japan Filled America’s Tea Cups

Lecture by Robert Hellyer
Daniel Chard Book Talk
November 4, 2021

Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerrillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism

Daniel Chard, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Western Washington University, will be discussing his recent book, Nixon’s War at Home: The FBI, Leftist Guerillas, and the Origins of Counterterrorism (UNC Press, 2021). Drawing on research in declassified FBI documents, Nixon’s War at Home explains how war with homegrown guerrilla groups like the Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army helped bring down the presidency of Richard Nixon while prompting the FBI and White House to develop the preemptive policing practices of American counterterrorism, entrenching mass surveillance as a cornerstone of the national security state in the 21st century.
October 28, 2021

Fall 2021 Joint Virtual Career Fair: Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific, U of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Lewis & Clark College, and Evergreen State College

Find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and more! This virtual fair is an opportunity for you to present yourself professionally to a potential employer, while showcasing your communication skills. You will have the chance to interact with the employers on a 1:1 and group basis.
Reiko Hillyer, associate professor of history, teaches her popular Inside-Out/ History 338: Crime...
October 19, 2021

Inside-Out, History 338: Crime and Punishment Information Session

This information session is for students and faculty interested in learning about Reiko Hillyer’s spring 2022 Inside-Out class, History 338: Crime and Punishment in the United States, and how to apply.

When and where: Tuesday, October 19th at 3:30pm in Miller 105

October 19, 2021

Reimagining Justice: An Inside-Out Global Town Hall

Presented by the Inside-Out Prison Exchange,  a Center for Community and Global Health Community Partner, this discussion series consider the ways that justice is instrumental to healing.

What We Can Learn from the T.V. Series “Philly D.A.”

The TV series “Philly D.A” is a riveting, up-close look at Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s progressive District Attorney (who will be joining us for the event) and his recent election, with all of the requisite complexity and political drama that ensues.

We will watch the first episode together, followed by an in-depth conversation with a fascinating panel (see below) that will be focused on the possibilities and challenges of making change. This event provides a stepping-off point for us all, wherever we are located, to think about how we might reimagine justice. Though the series takes place in Philadelphia, it can be regarded as a harbinger of wider social change writ large.

A special aspect of this series is that Ted Passon, one of its co-creators and directors, took an Inside-Out course back in the early 2000s. Please mark your calendar and share this information with others.

PANELISTS:
Larry Krasner: District Attorney of Philadelphia
Mike Lee: Chief of the Diversion Unit and Government Affairs in the D.A.’s Office
LaTonya Myers: Formerly Incarcerated Activist and Co-Founder of AboveAllOdds.com
Ted Passon: Co-Creator and Director of the Philly D.A. series
Kempis (Ghani) Songster (Inside-Out Alumni) — Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (“YASP”), Philadelphia
Trevor Walraven (Inside-Out Alumni) — Oregon Justice Resource Center

MODERATORS:
John Pace and Tyrone Werts, Inside-Out Staff

September 23, 2021

Meet Your Major: History!

Learn why you should become a History major or remind yourself why you are one.
May 7, 2021

Graduation Toast

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!
April 27, 2021

Environmental History Thesis Presentations

Please 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.
Arturo Jiménez
April 15, 2021

DREAMers Nightmare: The US War on Immigrant Latinx Children

2021 Pamplin Society of Fellows Distinguished Visiting Scholar lecture
April 15, 2021

History Department Spring Lecture

Quinn 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.
York: Terra Incognita
March 30, 2021

York: Terra Incognita

Portland’s Monuments & Memorials Projectfirst discussion
Cover of the book A Rainbow Palate by Carolyn Cobbold.
March 19, 2021

Food to Dye For: How Man-Made Chemicals Became Food Ingredients.

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 p

December 9, 2020

History Poster Session 2020

Please join the History Department and Watzek Library on Wednesday, December 9 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for a virtual presentation of the 2020 History Thesis Poster Session. To view the presentation schedule and zoom links click here.
November 19, 2020

Emeriti Faculty Lecture Series: Featuring Jane Hunter

“Missionary Daughter to Daughter of the Revolution: Isabel Crook’s Journey to China’s Great Hall of the People”
October 29, 2020

“Patriotic Education” in Historical Perspective

Please join members of the Lewis & Clark History Department for a conversation, “Patriotic Education” in Historical Perspective.

Moderator: Mo Healy

Presenters:
  • Elliott Young- “Monuments, museums and archives and the politics of vandalism”
  • Andy Bernstein- “Revering the emperor, loving the homeland: patriotic education in the schools of imperial Japan”
  • Susan Glosser-“‘The Forgotten Ally’: China and the United States in the Second World War”
Followed by Q&A
October 15, 2020

Meet Your Major!

Join the History Department on Zoom for Meet Your Major!

Hear from faculty members and current majors about what it means to study history at Lewis & Clark. Through your attendance, you will be entered into a raffle for $50 at Powell’s Books!

Click here to join us on Zoom!
July 10, 2020

History at Noon

The faculty of the History Department will host a three-part summer discussion series, “History at Noon,” that will allow us to indulge one of the fun things about being a history student: reading primary sources! We will meet over zoom.

There is no reading required in advance: each session we’ll be looking at one or more brief historical documents particularly relevant to our time. The documents will be posted ahead of time, but you can also jump on the call and read as we go. This is a low-key opportunity for faculty, current students, recent alumni and new incoming students to connect with each other and consider some of the historical undercurrents shaping our current events. Please join us!

Historian and activist Garrett Felber, assistant professor of History at the University of Missis...
March 9, 2020

FIGHTING PRISON NATION: The Nation of Islam and the Challenge to Criminalization

Historian and activist Garrett Felber, assistant professor of History at the University of Mississippi, will discuss his new book, Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Struggle, and the Carceral State. Felber documents the interplay between law enforcement and Muslim communities in the postwar United States, decisively showing how state repression and Muslim organizing laid the groundwork for the modern carceral state and the contemporary prison abolition movement which opposes it.
Image of a fashion show runway
March 5, 2020

7th Annual Historical Project Runway

Calling all fashionable history enthusiasts: come join us for the History Department’s 7th Annual Historical Project Runway! For this event, teams of 3 will compete in a fashion-design competition inspired by historical events. Students are mentored along the way by Andy Bernstein as Tim Gunn. Contestants then will strut their stuff before a panel of illustrious guest judges. First prize consists of gift cards to Buffalo Exchange. Look out for the announcement of this year’s judges and theme, coming soon!

Thursday, March 5, in Miller 105. The designing and fabricating of the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. (with pizza provided for contestants)! Even if you are not interested in competing, all are welcome to come and watch the runway show at 7 p.m.
February 27, 2020

57th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

Missionary Daughter to Daughter of the Revolution: Isabel Crook’s Journey to the Great Hall of the People

Professor Emerita of History Jane Hunter
 taught U.S. social and cultural history at Lewis & Clark beginning in 1990. Her first book, Gospel of Gentility:  American Women Missionaries in Turn-of-the Century China, won the Governors’ Award from Yale University Press at its publication and came out in translation in China in 2014. She has spent over four years living in East Asia, first teaching English in Hong Kong from 1971-73, and then in 2003-4 teaching American studies as a Fulbright lecturer in Shanghai, and again in 2012-13 at Sichuan University in Chengdu. This fall, she was a fellow at Shanghai Normal University’s Guangqi International Center working on this project.  (Another book, How Young Ladies Became Girls:  The Victorian Origins of American Girlhood won the 2004 outstanding book prize from the Society for the History of Education.)
The Use and Abuse of History in Japan and Korea
February 17, 2020

The Use and Abuse of History in Japan and Korea

Lecture by Kenneth Ruoff, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies at Portland State University
December 11, 2019

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the students in Professor David Campion’s history research seminar on 20th Century Britain and Empire 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.
Donuts and coffee will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!
November 11, 2019

Panel: What’s Going on in Hong Kong?

November 11, 5pm, Miller 105
October 8, 2019

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!
October 1, 2019

Panel: Brexit and the Future of Europe

A campus-wide panel presentation and discussion titled “Brexit and the Future of Europe” that will focus on the political, historical and cultural dimensions of Brexit and its possible consequences for Britain and Europe.
Lewis & Clark College History Department
May 2, 2019

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the students in Professor Ben Westervelt’s history research seminar on Making Europe 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.
Donuts and coffee will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!
The Revd. Dr. Euan K Cameron
April 18, 2019

56th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

Euan K. Cameron is Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation Church History at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, New York.  The title of Professor Cameron’s talk is “Making Meaning of Time and History in the pre-modern Era.”
A talk by Jessics Stites Mor, Associate Professor of History, University of British Columbia
March 21, 2019

The Art of Solidarity: An Introduction to Visual History in Cold War Latin America through Cuban Political Posters

Please join Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Ashley Black, and her Hist 400 Reading Colloquium students for a talk by Jessica Stites Mor, Associate Professor of History at The University of British Columbia. 
Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor History, University of Notre Dame
March 19, 2019

A Lecture by Julia Adeney Thomas: The Historian’s Task in the Anthropocene

If our future looks nothing like our past because of climate change, why bother with history?  That’s the central question of this talk.  Earth System scientists are saying that we’ve entered a new geological epoch, an unprecedented condition, they’re calling “the Anthropocene.” Thomas explores what this means scientifically and the challenge it poses to historical practice.  

This lecture is financially assisted by the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.  It is co-sponsored by the History department and Asian Studies program.

The Viet Brothers
February 21, 2019

Watzek Screens: THE VIET BROTHERS - Films of Vu Pham

Come and join us for a special screening of the short films of local Portland Vietnamese filmmaker Vu Pham. Director in attendance and Q&A session to follow. Not to be missed!

FREE and open to the public!

Euan Cameron, Union Theological Seminary in New York City; Columbia University
February 11, 2019

CANCELED: CANCELLED: 56th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

This event has been cancelled and is tentatively scheduled to take place in April.  Please continue to check this website for updates.
Lewis & Clark College History Department
December 12, 2018

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the students in Professor Susan Glosser’s history research seminar on Transnational East Asia 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.

Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Leah Goldman, Visiting Assistant ProfessorCore Program
November 13, 2018

Operatic Agitation: The Crimean Annexation and the Politics of Performance in Post-Soviet Russia

Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 shocked the global community but generated robust approval for Vladimir Putin at home. Amidst this wave of support, experimental director Iurii Aleksandrov undertook an unusual project: a revival of Soviet composer Marian Koval’s long-forgotten opera Sevastopol’tsy in radically revised form.
6th Annual Historical Project Runway
November 1, 2018

6th Annual Historical Project Runway

Come join us for the History Department’s 6th Annual Historical Project Runway! For this event, teams of 3 will compete in a fashion-design competition inspired by historical events. The theme this year is “Tim Gunn, Germs, and Steel.” Students are mentored along the way by Andy Bernstein as Tim Gunn. Contestants then will strut their stuff before a panel of illustrious guest judges (Bruce Suttmeier, Kim Cameron-Dominguez, and Hannah Crummé). First prize consists of gift cards to Buffalo Exchange.
History Meet Your Majors
October 17, 2018

History 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!
History 388: Crime & Punishment in the US
October 9, 2018

Free Your Mind: Learn In Prison

Are you interested in understanding mass incarceration? Do you think that education should be transformative? Come learn about the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (History 338: Crime and Punishment in the United States, offered Spring, 2019, taught by Reiko Hillyer). This course will be held at Columbia River Correctional Institution and is an integrated class with incarcerated students. Enrollment is limited and only upon approval by the instructor. If you are interested in the course but not able to attend the info session, please contact Reiko Hillyer, rhillyer@lclark.edu
Calvin Duncan
September 27, 2018

Criminal Justice Up Close

From Jailhouse Lawyer to Law Student: The Story of Calvin Duncan
At age 19, Calvin Duncan was wrongfully convicted of murder. After serving over 28 years in Angola prison for a crime he did not commit, he was released in 2011.  While incarcerated, Mr. Duncan learned the law and offered legal services to hundreds of fellow prisoners, including those on death row. Since his release, he has been awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship to vindicate the rights of incarcerated people and is the program director of The Light of Justice Program, which helps incarcerated people gain access to the courts. Mr. Duncan is now applying to law school. He will discuss his remarkable journey, the challenges that incarcerated people face when trying to litigate from inside prison, and his ongoing efforts to create systemic reform in the indigent defense system.
April 24, 2018

History Senior Thesis Poster Session


Please join the students in Professor Jane Hunter’s history research seminar on Power and Culture in the United States (and 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 19, 2018

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 12, 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!
James Padilioni, Jr.,   Consortium for Faculty Diversity Dissertation Fellow
April 2, 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.
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown U...
March 19, 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 1, 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 22, 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 12, 2017

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 1, 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 25, 2017

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 6, 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.
March 16, 2017

Historical Project Runway

The History Department is proud to present our fifth annual Historical Project Runway! In this event, teams of three (majors or non-majors welcome) will compete to accurately and creatively represent historical events through fashion. Clothing and design materials will be provided. Team designing begins at 5:30pm.  THE RUNWAY SHOW BEGINS AT 7:00PM. Come strut your stuff historical style!
March 16, 2017

Research Talk by History Dissertation Fellowship Candidate James Padilioni

Please join the History department for a research talk by 2017-2018 Dissertation Fellowship Candidate James Padilioni.  The title of his talk is, Finding Martin in Atlanta: Entangling Martin Luther King, Jr​. and St. Martin de Porres at Atlanta’s Oldest Black Catholic Church.
Martha Hodes: Professor of History, NYU
February 27, 2017

54th Annual Throckmorton Memorial Lecture in History

NYU Professor of History, Martha Hodes, to give the Annual Throckmorton Memorial Lecture in History. The title of her talk is “Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Meaning of the Civil War.”
February 23, 2017

More Messages from the Grassroots: Afro-Muslim Anti-Imperial Geography and Community Activism During the War on Drugs

Please join the History department for a research talk by 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow candidate Alaina Morgan.  The title of her talk is, More Messages from the Grassroots: Afro-Muslim Anti-Imperial Geography and Community Activism During the War on Drugs.
December 7, 2016

History Thesis Poster Session

Please join the students in Professor Andy Bernstein’s history research seminar on Environmental History 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 26, 2016

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the History department in the atrium of Watzek Library to celebrate the hard work of senior history majors in Professor Mo Healy’s seminar as they present their final thesis projects.  Refreshments will be provided.
March 7, 2016

53rd Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

The History department is delighted to announce Dr. Tara Zahra, Professor of East European History at the University of Chicago, as the 2016 Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecturer.  Dr. Zahra’s talk is entitled “The Great Departure: Emigration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World.”
February 25, 2016

History Faculty Research Presentations by Mo Healy and David Galaty

Come join the History department for a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the paper prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop.
January 28, 2016

Intersecciones: Havana/Portland

Showcasing six young Cuban artists, this show is a conversation between two crossroads of the Americas. Each artist has considered the particular history of Portland in their unique work for this exhibition.
January 27, 2016

Preview & Artist Talk, Intersecciones: Havana/Portland

An opportunity to meet four of the artists who have traveled from Havana to install site-specific work.


Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Elizabet Cerviño  
Reynier “El Chino” Novo
Rafael Villares

December 9, 2015

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the students in Professors Reiko Hillyer and Susan Glosser’s history research seminars 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.
December 7, 2015

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.

Elliott Young
November 24, 2015

History Faculty Colloquium: Research Presentations by Elliott Young and Khalil Johnson

Come join the History department for a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the paper prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop.
Sikh Refugees in the Partition of India, 1947
November 19, 2015

Panel Discussion: Refugees, Migrants and History

Please join Professors Elliott Young, Mo Healy, and David Campion for a panel discussion that will place current patterns of migration into a larger historical context.  We will examine how present-day migration and the political and social reactions compare to earlier examples and what we can learn from them.  Questions from the audience are welcome.  Professor Reiko Hillyer will moderate.
British soldier at Third Battle of Ypres, 1917. Image: Imperial War Museum (Q. 2756)
November 11, 2015

The Great War: 100 Years Later Guided Tour

Please join us for a guided tour of the Watzek Special Collections exhibit, “The Great War: 100 Years Later” by Professor David Campion and student researchers, Emma Hoch-Schneider & Sten Eccles-Irwin. 

November 5, 2015

Historical Project Runway

The History Department is proud to present our fourth annual Historical Project Runway! In this event, teams of three (majors or non-majors welcome) will compete to accurately and creatively represent historical events through fashion. Clothing and design materials will be provided. Team designing begins at 5:30pm.  THE RUNWAY SHOW BEGINS AT 7:00PM. Come strut your stuff historical style!

November 4, 2015

Black Lives Matter: The Black Panthers and Their Legacy

Join us for the second panel on Black Lives Matter as we look back to the Black Panthers to understand their legacy as a black nationalist organization. To what extent is Black Lives Matter a legacy of the Black Panthers? Join us at 5:30 at the council chamber to hear from our panelists. Q&A to follow.
October 29, 2015

A Fiction Reading by John Treat

John Whittier Treat, a native of New Haven, joined the Yale faculty in 1999 after teaching for eighteen years at the University of Washington, Berkeley, Stanford and Texas. He has been Professor Emeritus at Yale since 2014. He continues to teach courses in modern Japanese literature and criticism, and occasionally Korean studies and LGBT studies.  He has recently completed his first novel, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House and is at work on a second, First Consonants.  This event is co-sponsored by the departments of English, History, and Gender Studies.
October 20, 2015

History Faculty Colloquium: Research Presentation by Andrew Bernstein

Come join the History department for a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the paper prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop.
October 16, 2015

Homecoming Weekend: Lewis & Clark Oral History Project

Exploring Lewis & Clark’s Past. Reception & brief presentation on the Lewis & Clark Oral History Project, featuring students, alumni & faculty emeriti. Hear from interview pairs, listen to audio clips, and learn how you can be involved.
Gasmask Angel, Gent, Belgium
September 16, 2015

Opening Reception: The Great War 100 Years Later: The College, the Country, and the World

Please join Watzek Special Collections for the opening reception for their current exhibit: The Great War 100 Years Later: The College, the Country, and the World.  The reception will be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Watzek Library Heritage Room.  Refreshments will be served.
May 1, 2015

Thinking About Oregon

After a year of Oregon history, the “Thinking About Oregon” series ends with Prof. Jane Hunter (Lewis & Clark History Dept.) and Prof. Richard Etulian (Emeritus, University of New Mexico) who will offer two perspectives on the Oregon story in national context.
April 29, 2015

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the students in Professor Ben Westervelt’s history research seminar 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.
March 20, 2015

Professional Development Workshop with Senior Research Analyst Kate Doyle

The history department invites currently enrolled undergraduate Lewis & Clark students to a special professional development workshop with Senior Research Analyst Kate Doyle, aimed at students interested in careers in human rights, international affairs, and policy work in Washington, DC.   Breakfast is included.  Space is limited so RSVP now to reserve your spot.  This event is co-sponsored by the departments of SOAN, International Affairs, Latin American Studies, and funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

March 19, 2015

Film Screening of Granito followed by Q&A with Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst for the National Security Archive

Please join the History department for an open screening of the documentary Granito: How to Nail a Dictator.  This film tells the story of the search for justice in Guatemala for genocide crimes committed under former military dictator General Efrain Rios Montt’s regime. Kate Doyle will give a brief talk after the screening and participate in a question and answer session, as she was one of the key interview subjects in the documentary.  Ms. Doyle currently serves as senior analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive, based at George Washington University.    This event is co-sponsored with International Affairs, Latin American Studies, SOAN, and funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
February 24, 2015

History Faculty Colloquium: Research Presentations by Ben Westervelt and Craig Colbeck

Come join the History department for a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the paper prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop.
photo by Scott Langly
February 4, 2015

An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean and the 20th Anniversary of the film “Dead Man Walking”

Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty. Sister Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph and began working at Hope House from 1981 – 1984. During this time, she was asked to correspond with a death row inmate Patrick Sonnier at Angola. She agreed and became his spiritual adviser. After witnessing his execution, she wrote a book about the experience. The result was Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States.
February 4, 2015

Bookwarming for Elliott Young

Join the Lewis & Clark Bookstore Wednesday, Feb. 4th for a bookwarming to celebrate the work of Elliott Young, Professor of History.
February 3, 2015

Lecture by Dr. Ed Baptist (Cornell University): “I looked for a story about families. I found a story about capitalism.” (by the author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and The Making of American Capitalism”)

Ed Baptist grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.  He did his graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.  Since then, he has taught first at the University of Miami, and, since 2003, at Cornell University. He will speaking about his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.
Dipesh Chakrabarty
February 2, 2015

52nd Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

The Department of History is delighted to announce Dr. Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago, as the 2015 Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lectuerer.  Dr. Chakrabarty’s talk, titled “Historical Research: The Indian Career of A European Ideal,” will track some of the debates and processes through which certain Rankean ideas about historical sources, research, and telling the “truth” about the past found a home in British India.
January 22, 2015

Deportation, Coercive Mobility, and the Statecraft of American Migration: Roots and Routes of State Capacity, 1914—1941

Ethan Blue is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Western Australia.  His talk will examine the emergence of American mass deportation in the early 20th century.  The United States currently has one of the most intricate deportation regimes in the history of the world, and deports some 400,000 people per year.  It is a bipartisan political effort, with widespread support among Democrats and Republicans alike.
December 15, 2014

History Faculty Colloquium: Research Presentations by Andrew Bernstein and David Galaty

Come join the History department for the second in a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the papers prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the papers, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the papers in advance of the workshop.
December 4, 2014

3rd Annual History Office Crawl

Join the History Department for its 3rd Annual Office Crawl!  

After the Senior Thesis Poster Session come meet professors and check out their offices while mingling and eating tasty field-themed snacks. Professors will be in costume and you’ll have the opportunity to get to know them and other majors or potential majors. 

Think pub crawl but better!

December 4, 2014

US History Seminar Poster Session

Please join the students in Prof. Jane Hunter’s US history research seminar as they present their theses at the end-of-semester poster session in the Watzek Library atrium.  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.
November 17, 2014

History Faculty Colloquium: Research Presentations by David Galaty and Khalil Johnson

Come join the History department for the first in a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the paper prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop.
November 15, 2014

Book Launch with Professor Elliott Young

Please join Professor of History Elliott Young for the launch of his new book Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II. This event is off-campus and open to the public.
November 5, 2014

93 Year Old Tuskegee Airman Lt Col Alex Jefferson to Speak at Lewis & Clark College

Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, is a 93 year old retired US Air Force officer, and one of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen”, also known as the 332nd Fighter Group. During World War II, Black Americans throughout the U.S. were subject to Jim Crow laws which legalized segregation and the American military was also segregated. President Truman signed an executive order ending segregation in the military in 1948 (3 years after the war’s end). Lt. Col. Jefferson’s book, “Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW”, is a personal memoir of those who served America in World War II and after. 

Please join us for this very special opportunity. Lt Col Alexander Jefferson will speak from 7-8pm in the Chapel at Lewis & Clark College.  A book-signing and reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Leonardo Padura. Autor. En su estudio en La Habana, Cuba.
October 31, 2014

Escribir en Cuba en el siglo XXI (Writing in Cuba in the 21st Century) by Leonardo Padura

Please join us for a lecture by renowned novelist Leonardo Padura. The lecture will be given in Spanish with a simultaneous English interpretation. This event is sponsored by Lewis & Clark Colleges’ Departments of History, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino and Iberian Studies Association (LALISA), and the NEH Arts and Lectures Fund.
October 23, 2014

Historical Project Runway

Please join the History Department in this exciting and entertaining event! Come strut your stuff (historical style), on the runway whether you are a major or non-major.  To compete in the designing competition, please email juliaduerst@lclark.edu with a team of 3 and submit the names of your team members as well as a team name.
October 18, 2014

Oregon Archives Crawl

The 4th Annual Oregon Archives Crawl will take place on Saturday, October 18, to celebrate Oregon Archives Month.  Visitors are welcome at the Portland Archives and Records Center, the Multnomah County Central Library, and the Oregon Historical Society.  At each location there will be a variety of activities to choose from. This event is free and open to the public. See the Portland City Auditor’s website for more details.
October 14, 2014

Free Your Mind. Learn in Prison.

Are you interested in the criminal justice system?

Do you think that education should be transformative?

Come learn about History 337: Crime and Punishment in the U.S., Lewis and Clark’s prison-exchange program, to be held in the Columbia River Correctional Facility, Spring, 2015. Taught by Reiko Hillyer.

Enrollment is limited and upon approval of the instructor. If you cannot make the session but are interested in applying for the course, please email Professor Hillyer at rhillyer@lclark.edu ASAP. Applications are due on October 17.

October 2, 2014

Protest, Democracy, and the Future of Hong Kong

Skype call with some of the protestors in support of democracy in Hong Kong.
Photo by VICE News/Alice Speri
September 11, 2014

Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action

Please join Lewis & Clark Professor Reiko Hillyer, S. Bobbin Singh, J.D., Executive Director Oregon Justice Resource Center, and community activists Giovanni Blair McKenzie and Lakeitha Elliott for “Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action.”  Each panelist will share information; then, we will shift to community conversation about reactions and action steps we each can take. This event is free and open to the public.
May 1, 2014

History and English Office Crawl

Join the English & History Departments in a collaborative Fourth Floor Office Crawl in Miller!
May 1, 2014

History Senior Thesis Poster Session

Please join the History department to celebrate the hard work of senior history majors in Professor Elliott Young’s seminar as they present their final thesis projects.  Refreshments will be provided.
April 17, 2014

History Faculty Research Presentations

Please join the History department for the second in a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the papers prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss each paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the papers.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the two papers in advance of the workshop.

March 20, 2014

Alum Joe Conway(’02) to Discuss His Book About “Back-to-the-Landers” in Maine

Joe Conway ’02 will discuss his experience as a writer, his book and the movement he is documenting.  Get Back, Stay Back: 2nd Generation Back-to-the-Landers in Maine is published by The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Supported by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, the book is being released in conjunction with the larger Publication Studio project, which originated in Portland, Oregon and has since spread to eleven cities throughout North America and Europe.

February 17, 2014

51st Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

Please save the date for the 51st Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture.  The 2013 guest lecturer will be Greg Grandin, Professor of History at New York University.  Greg Grandin will discuss his new book, The Empire of Necessity, a true history of the events that inspired Herman Melville’s other masterpiece, Benito Cereno. The talk is entitled: “Who Aint a Slave:  Slavery in Fact and Melville’s Fiction.”
January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

MLK Jr. Week of Service kick-off celebration
December 11, 2013

2nd Annual History Office Crawl

Come see the Senior Thesis Poster session from 4:30-6:00 pm in Watzek, and then join the History Department for its second annual office crawl.  Ever wanted to meet a History professor or see his/her office but haven’t had the opportunity? Here’s your chance!
December 11, 2013

History Senior Seminar Poster Session

Join the History department in the Watzek Library atrium at 4:30pm as the senior students from Professor Campion’s 20th Century Britain and Empire seminar present their thesis posters and research findings.  Refreshments will be provided.
November 12, 2013

Chinese Coolies, Human Rights and the Limits of Liberal Freedom in an Age of Empire

Come join the History department for the first in a series of workshops on faculty research in progress.  All participants will be expected to read the paper prior to the workshop.  Participants will critique and discuss the paper, but there will be no formal presentation of the paper.  Contact Debbie Richman at drichman@lclark.edu to acquire a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop.

The first workshop entitled, “Chinese Coolies, Human Rights and the Limits of Liberal Freedom in an Age of Empire”, will be presented by Professor Elliott Young.
November 8, 2013

NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES 2013 ANNUAL MEETING

The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) is a scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British civilization.  The annual meeting of the NACBS will be held November 8-10, 2013 at the Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205.
November 4, 2013

Remembering Mulugeta Seraw

“Portland’s Legacy of Racism and Combatting White Supremacy,” a talk and presentation on the killing of Mulugeta Seraw, racial history in Oregon, and how Portland is combatting racial discrimination today.
Professor Jane Hunter
October 25, 2013

A Year in Chengdu During China’s Transition

Historians Jane Hunter and Joel Bernard spent 2012-2013 living, teaching and studying at Sichuan University in Chengdu. From their base in the university’s Foreign Experts’ Building, they saw a lot of China during a pivotal year of political transition – speaking at two Communist Party schools, observing an anti-Japanese demonstration, talking with ordinary Chinese, and with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in a dozen universities. They look forward to sharing their reflections – and pictures – of China during the first of Chinese President XI Jinping years.
October 23, 2013

Meet Your Major

Join the History Department on the fourth floor of Miller on October 23 for Meet Your Major!  Pizza will be provided.
October 17, 2013

2nd Annual Historical Project Runway

Do you have what it takes to make it in the fashion world? Are you historically inspired?  The History department is hosting the 2nd Annual Historical Project Runway.
April 16, 2013

Historical Project Runway

Do you have what it takes to make it in the fashion world? Are you historically inspired? Come strut your stuff and impress the judges at the first ever Historical Project Runway!
March 19, 2013

Emptying the Tang Hand: Okinawan Identity in the Japanization of Karate

Please join the History department for a talk by Lewis & Clark Alum Craig Colbeck who will speak on the history of karate.  Free and open to the public.
March 6, 2013

CANCELLED: France, Revolutions and the Abolition of Slavery: A Social Biography Approach

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
February 25, 2013

The 50th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

The Department of History is delighted to announce Dr. Philippa Levine, Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities and co-director of the British Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin, as the 50th Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecturer. The title of Dr. Levine’s talk is “Improving the Human Race One Gene at a Time: The Curious History of Eugenics in the Twentieth Century.”
December 12, 2012

History Office Crawl

Ever wanted to meet a History prof or see his/her office but haven’t had the opportunity? Here’s your chance! From 5:00-7:00pm join the History Department for its inaugural holiday office crawl!
December 12, 2012

Senior Thesis Poster Session

Come see the work of senior history majors as they present their final thesis projects. Learn about topics ranging from Appalachian folk music to sex panics in Portland. Snacks will be provided.



 
September 20, 2012

Novo Anniversary Collection Exhibit Opening

Reynier Leyva Novo, the only Cuban artist chosen to exhibit at the Latin American pavilion of the prestigious 54th Venice Biennial, is coming to Portland.
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Berry
February 27, 2012

The 49th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture

The Department of History is pleased to welcome Mary Elizabeth Berry, chair of the Department of History and a Dean’s Professor of East Asian History at the University of California, Berkeley as the 2012 Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial guest lecturer.  The title of Dr. Berry’s talk is “Catechisms of Consumption for the Material Girl in Early Modern Japan.”
December 7, 2011

History Poster Session

Lewis & Clark History seniors will present posters that highlight their history thesis topics, Wednesday, December 7, from 5 to 6 pm in the Watzek Atrium. Swing by sometime Wednesday afternoon to see the products of their research, nibble on snacks, and sip a cup of coffee.
November 22, 2011

Film Screening: The Doe Boy

In conjunction with Native American and Alaskan Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is screening the award-winning film THE DOE BOY, a coming-of-age story of a young Cherokee boy with mixed heritage who suffers from hemophilia. The film examines issues of mixed-race politics, cultural preservation, and self-identity. THE DOE BOY was the first feature film from writer and director Randy Redroad, and  was based on his own experiences growing up in a Native American family; the film was shown in competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival where Redroad won the Filmmaker’s Award.


Co-Sponsored by Dr. Maureen Reed’s Exploration and Discovery class. 
November 15, 2011

Sustaining Cultural Lifeways: Sovereignty, Identity, and development in the Native Community

Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs at this panel discussion as part of Native American Heritage Month. Panelists will discuss issues surrounding cultural sovereignty and tribal identity, economic and community development, and the role of social media and the digital age.
November 15, 2011

Fuji at War: Turning Parasitic Militaries into Symbiotic Partners

Come hear Professor Andrew Bernstein discuss his research. In this talk, He will explain how the militarization of Fuji took shape in the years leading up to World War II and in the Cold War that immediately followed
October 23, 2011

History Alumni Reunion and Stephen Beckham Celebration

Alumni who majored or minored in history are invited to come home to Palatine Hill for this special weekend. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, meet and mentor current history students, and honor Stephen Dow Beckham’s years of service to Lewis & Clark at a special dinner.
until October 23, 2011
October 22, 2011

History Alumni Reunion and Stephen Beckham Celebration

Alumni who majored or minored in history are invited to come home to Palatine Hill for this special weekend. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, meet and mentor current history students, and honor Stephen Dow Beckham’s years of service to Lewis & Clark at a special dinner.
until October 23, 2011
October 21, 2011

History Alumni Reunion and Stephen Beckham Celebration

Alumni who majored or minored in history are invited to come home to Palatine Hill for this special weekend. Reconnect with old friends, make new ones, meet and mentor current history students, and honor Stephen Dow Beckham’s years of service to Lewis & Clark at a special dinner.
until October 23, 2011
April 20, 2011

History Seminar poster session

Students in HIST 450 with Professor Susan Glosser will be presenting their research. Come by and talk with the students and have have some refreshments.
Cockroftonline
April 7, 2011

Mexico’s Revolution Then and Now

Talk by Mexican historian J. Cockroft
US-Mexico Relations: Failed States, New Wars, Resistance
Novelist, Heidi W. Durrow
March 9, 2011

Heidi Durrow Reading: “The Girl Who Fell From The Sky”

Author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky” comes to Lewis & Clark
February 23, 2011

Black History Month Closing Reception

African American Studies Expert from Emory University, Rudolph P. Byrd (LC ‘75) as Special Guest.
February 22, 2011

Community Panel: Black Identity in a “Colorblind” Society

Student, faculty and community panel discussion.
Michele Norris, Host of NPR's All Things Considered
January 21, 2011

Michele Norris: The Grace of Silence

As part the week’s observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the commencement of our Black History Month celebration, the Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to hear Michele Norris, Host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and author of the new memoir The Grace of Silence on January 21 at 4 p.m. in Council Chamber.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   March from Selma to Montgomery.
January 18, 2011

Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement

Interactive, multi-media, and self-guided Walking Exhibit in Templeton Campus Center. Part of our annual observance and celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 
until January 18, 2011
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   March from Selma to Montgomery.
January 17, 2011

Going to the Mountaintop: King & the Civil Rights Movement

Interactive, multi-media, and self-guided Walking Exhibit in Templeton Campus Center. Part of our annual observance and celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 
until January 18, 2011
December 8, 2010

History Seminar Poster Session

The Department of History invites you to attend the presentations by students enrolled in the HIST 450 Seminar. Students have created posters that highlight their seminar topic and will be sharing their research with attendees.
October 2, 2010

48th Annual Thorckmorton Lecture

Professor Stephen Dow Beckham will be the 48th Annual Throckmorton lecturer.
May 8, 2010

History Department Senior Reception

Senior reception for History majors, family and friends
Dr. Carlos M.N. Eire
February 22, 2010

47th Annual Throckmorton Lecture- Dr. Carlos M.N. Eire

Dr. Carlos M. N. Eire will give a lecture titled “Flying Friars, Hovering Witches: On the History of the Impossible in Early Modern Europe” for Lewis & Clark College’s annual Throckmorton lecture in history.  This event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Monday, February 22, at 3:30 PM in the Council Chamber of Templeton Student Center.

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December 7, 2009

History Senior Expo: It’s Like a Science Fair

Seniors present their seminar papers
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October 13, 2009

History Department Fall Gathering

Annual gathering of History faculty, major and minors.