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    October 2
    Last semester, two history majors, Daniela Jimenez and Musa Ahmed, conducted interviews with Lewis & Clark History Department faculty regarding their experiences traveling in search of research materials.  The goal was to understand the kinds of obstacles an historian might face while plying a foreign archive, or while getting their foot in the door to an area of interest.
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    May 1
    Check out the latest History department news in the 2012-2013 edition of Footnotes, the student-edited History Department newsletter.
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    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.
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    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.
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    July 10
    Two Lewis & Clark history professors, Reiko Hillyer and Elliott Young, have books due out this coming fall.
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    July 10
    The history department is excited to welcome new visiting faculty members and announce Professor of American History Reiko Hillyer as the new tenure-track faculty member.
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    July 7
    Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer challenges students to think critically on campus and within the walls of the Columbia River Correctional Institute.
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    July 7
    A student leader reflects on her experience of leading an alternative spring break trip focusing on education equity in Arizona.
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    July 7
    Garrick Imatani, professor of art and studio head of foundations at Lewis & Clark, has been receiving recognition for his collaboration with Kaia Sand, local poet and professor at Portland State University, on a project commissioned by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
  • June 5
    Lewis & Clark’s own improbable journey from pioneer vision to premier institution of higher education begins near the confluence of Oregon’s Willamette and Calapooia Rivers, some 60 miles south of present-day Portland.
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    April 21
    Get to know Abby Vining B.A. ’12, a major in history and recipient of a Fulbright award.
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    March 13
    Associate Professor of History Elliott Young teaches courses on migrations and diasporas in the Americas. He also runs a summer workshop in Mexico and an overseas trip to Cuba.
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    January 15
    With a series of events, including a talk by renowned journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and take part in Black History Month.
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    December 5
    Associate Professor of History Andrew Bernstein has received a Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funding rate for this highly competitive program averages just 8 percent each year.
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    October 31
    With inspiration from the popular television show Project Runway, Lewis & Clark’s Department of History offered students an opportunity turn their historical knowledge into tangible entertainment.
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    October 21
    When she’s not on campus, Assistant Professor with Term of History Reiko Hillyer can often be spotted leading historical walking tours through the Portland neighborhoods of Chinatown and Old Town.
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    August 26
    Musa Ahmed ’14 and Dana Bronson ’14 are working with Associate Professor of History Maureen Healy to answer a series of historical questions about World War I. While most scholarship has focused on the Western Front, the research team wanted to look into the “Great War” in Austria and Hungary. In the following Q&A, the team members reflect on their experience:
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    May 15
    Susanna Morrill, associate professor of religious studies, has received a Charles Redd Fellowship in Western American History.
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    April 23
    Video of the Project Runway challenge held on April 16th.
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    March 4
    In case you missed it, you can watch the full Throckmorton lecture online.
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    February 26
    Summer 2013 Course Offerings for History!
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    February 12
    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.
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    January 31
    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.
  • January 31
    The Lemmermann Foundation offers scholarships in the classical studies and humanities to master’s and doctoral students. Fields of study include Archaeology, History, History of Art, Italian, Latin, Musicology, Philosophy, Philology, etc.
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    January 31
    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.
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    December 3
    We live in an interconnected world. Yet the process we know as globalization cannot be understood without history to explain its significance in both past and contemporary world affairs. The research-orientated dual Master’s degree in International and World History offers an opportunity to explore these transnational inquiries, while connecting vibrant intellectual communities in two global epicenters: New York and London.
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    August 1
    Supporting students who plan to pursue a career in teaching and research at the university level.
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    May 4
    Susanna Morrill, associate professor of religious studies, has been awarded a second fellowship in support of her project, “Protestant Women’s Birth and Death rituals, 1780-1920.”
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    March 23
    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded Andrew Bernstein, associate professor of history, a $6,000 summer stipend. This highly competitive program provides scholars with funding for two months of full-time research and writing.
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    April 7
    Professor Paul Powers offers a cautiously optimistic analysis of the transformational events in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

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