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October 9th, 2018

  • History 388: Crime & Punishment in the US 3:30pm: 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,

October 17th, 2018

  • History Meet Your Majors 5:00pm: History Meet Your Majors!
    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!


  • Reiko Hillyer
    October 3
    The petition on, 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.
  • May 1
    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.
  • Professor Reiko Hillyer
    October 4
    Professor Hillyer wins the Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award
  • UCR created a splash on 17 May 1941 when the junk Amoy arrived in New York after an 87-day voyage...
    October 3
    History Professor researches, writes and curates exhibit.
  • Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies, Elliott Young
    October 4
    The 2016 Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award Committee awarded an honorable mention to Alien Nation:Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), by Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies, Elliott Young.
  • Mae Johnson BA '19 and Sydney Owada BA '19 at the opening reception for their new exhibit.
    September 24
    Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • July 5
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections has been awarded a $30,100 competitive grant in support of a five-year project to interview members of Portland’s Vietnamese community, collecting oral histories that will document the region’s complex and changing urban landscape.
  • September 20
    “The Great War 100 Years Later” is a centenary commemoration of the First World War funded by a Mellon grant for faculty/student collaborative research.
  • February 15
    The fourth annual student-run symposium, History and Movement: Transition in the Middle East, explores the development of modern and historical discourse through the lens of transition. Students will discuss gender, religion, politics, and the implications of continuity and change in the region over time. The symposium kicks off on Monday, February 19.
  • September 25
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art annually welcomes a vibrant group of graduate students, museum professionals, and senior scholars to undertake independent study and research related to the Museum’s collections. Fellows become immersed in the life of the Museum through behind-the-scenes tours, weekly gatherings with members of the Museum staff, and tours of the collections and exhibitions. Each spring, we offer a series of fellows’ colloquia, providing an opportunity for the scholars to present short papers on their work in progress to university colleagues, Museum staff, and the academic community.
  • September 13
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
  • August 16
    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.
  • July 31
    Funds two years of study at University of Cambridge for first-generation college student.
  • January 30
    “When the ‘Yellow Peril’ Became Just Like Us,” on exhibit at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library, explores the complexities of the United States’ perception of China through images, artifacts, and documents from 1800 through the 1950s. Curated by Susan Glosser, Associate Professor of History and Program Director of Asian Studies, the special collection runs through February.
  • October 14
    The Washington Posttells the story of how a student’s curiosity, and some librarian detective work, uncovered the unique and peculiar history of a 400-year old Geneva Bible. The tome is part of Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
  • September 22
    PiLA fellows spend a year of full-time service with nonprofits and NGOS in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • September 18
    The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation and its fellowship program was created by Captain Jerome E. Levy, USNR (Ret.) to honor his mother’s memory.
    The fellowship is for one or two years of study at The Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • October 23
    “I take photographs to tell important stories to people who weren’t there,” says Bob Fitch B.S. ’61, whose images document some of America’s greatest 20th-century human rights campaigns.
  • September 9
    From strengthening her foreign-language and professional skills, to practicing the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira, Daniela Jimenez BA ’14 is eager to serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil in 2016.
  • March 10
    Alexander Kraemer ’15 is awarded the Davies-Jackson Scholarship for first-generation college students.
  • January 8

    Meet three of our dynamic professors.

  • Photo by Jessika Chi.
    December 18
    To teach the Lewis & Clark community about its history of engagement with social justice, the Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (IME) has created a tour that highlights events in the college’s past.
  • Erin Law '17 models the Mexican Revolution.
    November 12

    Deriving inspiration from the popular television program Project Runway, Lewis & Clark’s Department of History established its own annual fashion design competition in 2013. This fall, the third installment of Historical Project Runway challenged 10 teams of three students to interpret the past in creative and entertaining ways.

  • October 20
    Roger Ferland B.A. ’68 was recently named the 2014 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
  • Photo by Daphne Yuen ’17.
    October 14
    Thirteen students spent their summer studying the geology, art, religion, and history of one of the world’s most famous volcanoes.
  • August 21
    Get to know Khalil Johnson, Lewis & Clark’s 2014-15 postdoctoral fellow in Native American history and history of the American West.
  • August 19
    Get to know Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer.
  • Maia Erickson ’15 is creating a digital archive of documents for the Rabat Genizah Project.
    July 17
    After working extensively with Rabat’s Jewish community leaders to determine what should be preserved, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Oren Kosansky received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2010 to create an archive of approximately 4,000 digital images.
  • Professor Andy Bernstein, acting as Tim Gunn, gives one team pointers on their fashion interpreta...
    July 16
    The history department’s Historical Project Runway event, currently in its second year, is a competition that serves as a means for style savvy historians and non-majors alike to see who has what it takes to make it in the world of fashion history.



  • You have been given much in your completion of a liberal arts education at Lewis & Clark.  Now you have the responsibility to return what you have learned by using your talents and new understandings to lift up your communities, country, and this world.  Stay optimistic and stay the course.

  • Collaborate. Collaborate. Collaborate. Maybe you (like me) never really enjoyed group projects in school, but it turns out that “real life” is basically a series of group projects. Like in school, sometimes you can choose your teammates, and sometimes you can’t. When you can, be picky. And when you can’t…well, I’ve probably learned the most about myself in situations where I couldn’t choose. So take those opportunities to learn what you need to be successful the next time you can choose your collaborators.

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