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March 19th, 2019

  • Julia Adeney Thomas, Associate Professor History, University of Notre Dame 5:00pm: 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.

March 21st, 2019

April 18th, 2019

  • The Revd. Dr. Euan K Cameron 5:30pm: 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 Thought in the Pre-Modern Era.”

May 2nd, 2019

  • Lewis & Clark College History Department 5:00pm - 6:30pm: 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!




  • 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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