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It is our pleasure to announce that Professor of History Elliott Young has been awarded a $6,000 American Philosophical Society (APS) Franklin Research Grant.
EJ Carter, who received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois and decided to become a librarian to continue engaging with academic research, has worked as
one of Watzek’s Special Collections and Archives librarians since May 2014. Last summer, he became the library liaison to the History Department.
Did you know the History Department is offering two courses this summer?
Session I: Hist 227 Medieval Europe, 800-1400 - Krystle PerkinsSession II: Hist 217 The Emergence of Modern South Asia - David Campion
An article by Elliott Young
Azen Jaffe ’19 on “Vietnamese Portland: Memory, History, Community”
What is SAAB? The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) is a student-run committee that awards funds for tutoring, student-lead research, attendance at academic conferences or programs, and assistance with a musical/theatrical performance. It also provides money to bring visiting scholars to campus.
The petition on change.org, co-sponsored by Professors Elliott Young and Reiko Hillyer, is in response to the The Oregonian/OregonLive’s analysis that one in two arrests made by the Portland Police Bureau last year was of a homeless person, while less than 3 percent of Portlanders are homeless.
In a recent “Meiji at 150” podcast interview (https://meijiat150.podbean.com/e/episode-54-dr-andrew-bernstein/), Prof. Andrew Bernstein charts both the modernization of Japanese death practices and the nationalization of Mt. Fuji from the Meiji period (1868-1912) to today. After discussing the invention of Shinto funerals, the Meiji government’s short-lived ban on cremation, and the impact of street traffic on funeral processions, he turns to the emergence of Fuji as a national symbol and then to the development of military training grounds at its base. Prof. Bernstein also briefly describes the interdisciplinary Mt. Fuji study program that he co-led with LC geologist Elizabeth Safran in 2014 and 2017.
Footnotes is the Lewis & Clark History Department’s annual newsletter. It covers the major developments in the department during the academic year and highlights the various activities and accomplishments of our students and faculty.
“The Light in Islam: Liberalism and Muslims in South Asia.” 55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture by Dr. Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University.
Professors Andrew Bernstein and Elizabeth Safran Lead Second Mt. Fuji Program
Inside Out: Student Reflections on Reiko Hillyer’s Crime and Punishment Course
Sam Bussan (Hist ’18) rediscovers a Geneva Bible dating to 1599 in Watzek Library.
Professor Hillyer wins the Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award
History Professor researches, writes and curates exhibit.
Alexander Kraemer ’15 is awarded the Davies-Jackson Scholarship for first-generation college students.