News and Events
- NEWSGrace Starling BA ’20 is spending the summer in Oman intensively studying Arabic through the Critical Language Scholarship Program. The highly immersive eight-week program is equivalent to one year of college language studies.Bradley Davis BA ’18, Caia Jaisle BA ’18, and Kelley Koeppen BA ’18 have been chosen to participate in the Fulbright program, a highly competitive award which fosters international scholarship and understanding through travel and research.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).
Past EventsFebruary 29, 2020
You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at Lewis & Clark’s 6th annual Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) Symposium, which will proceed under the following theme:
Alternative and Emerging Histories of the Middle East and North Africa
The sixth annual MENA Symposium will strive to uphold the legacy of Edward Said, one of the founders of postcolonial studies, whose criticism of Orientalism started a movement to rethink and rewrite histories of the region.
The speakers and panelists at this symposium are invited to think critically about how to represent the Middle East and North Africa in academia and beyond. Papers, presentations, and performances will help to shift our conversations in order to make room for alternative perspectives, methods, and media so that we may better understand the full spectrum of human experience, including marginalized and underrepresented communities, in the region.
We welcome submissions of any and all presentations that develop this theme or that pertain to the MENA region, geographically inclusive of North Africa, Turkey and the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. We also will accept research in Southwest Asia (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan).
Selected presentations will be organized into thematic panels. Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
To send a proposal, please complete this submission form.
Proposals must be received no later than Feb. 29, 2020.January 28, 2020Baseem Yousri will be visiting as part of the Lewis & Clark Art Department Spring 2020 Visting Artist Lecture SeriesApril 21, 2019The Ettihad Cultural Festival features over 15 countries from South, Southwestern, and Central Asia & Northern Africa! The festival includes various cuisines, languages, performances, and clothes! Come learn about different cultures through free food, performances, fashion, and much more! Volunteers to work the event are also appreciated. This event is held in Corvallis, on the campus of Oregon State University.