History News


Lycoming College hosts educator and scholar-activist Rhonda Y. Williams

Lycoming College will host Rhonda Y. Williams, Ph.D., as one of several guest speakers in the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” initiative series. Williams’s presentation, “Rethinking Black Power and Black Politics,” will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall at the corner of Fourth and Basin streets in Williamsport. This event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming brings Created Equal initiative to Williamsport

Starting in January, Lycoming College will be hosting a series of events as a part of the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” initiative.

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History students conduct research at David Library of the American Revolution

Three Lycoming College history majors recently participated in a research trip to the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pa., under the guidance of Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., assistant professor of history. Kerri Kearney, Shannon Sheridan and John Sibel conducted original research on topics including the influence of the French Revolution on American politics in the 1790s and the regulation movement in colonial North Carolina.

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History major develops displays for city library

Lycoming College freshman Maggie Slawson is volunteering at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., where she creates displays about Pennsylvania’s history in the Rotunda area of the library.

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History professor co-edits and contributes to book

Cullen Chandler, Ph.D., professor and chair of the History Department at Lycoming College, has co-edited and contributed to “Discovery and Distinction in the Early Middle Ages: Studies in Honor of John J. Contreni,” a book published by Medieval Institute Publications in 2013.

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Ewing Lecture to address politics in the Civil Rights era

The Lycoming College History Department will welcome Leslie Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Williams College, for the 41st annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture. Her presentation, “Power Politics in the Civil Rights Era,” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. A reception sponsored by the Presidential Inauguration Committee will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

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College receives Created Equal grant

Lycoming College has received a Created Equal grant to show the film set, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” along with a programming stipend from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The grant is a part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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New graduate publishes book about Union County lumber company

Jonathan Bastian, a recent graduate of Lycoming College, has published his first book, “Lumbering: A Way of Life at Pardee,” which is based on a lumbering empire in Central Pennsylvania during the 19th century.

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Annual Ewing Lecture to focus on freedom

The Lycoming College History Department will welcome Dr. Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, for the 40th annual Ewing Lecture. His presentation, “Where Did Freedom Come From,” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Students present at medieval and early modern studies conference

Thirteen Lycoming College students presented papers at the Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies held in December at Moravian College. The interdisciplinary program explored and celebrated the literature, history, art and philosophy of the periods ranging from 500 CE to 1800 CE. The event is one of the nation's few undergraduate conferences focused on humanities and was the first to feature medieval and early modern studies.

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Archaeologist to present "David and Solomon - Dead or Alive?"

The Lycoming College Archaeology Department will host biblical archaeologist Dr. Garth Gilmour of the University of Oxford for a free, public lecture, titled "David and Solomon: Dead or Alive?" on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.

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Holmes to discuss "God and the White House"

Lycoming College will host Dr. David L. Holmes, author and professor of religious studies emeritus at the College of William and Mary, for a free public lecture, titled "God and the White House: Religion and the Presidency in American History," on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. During his two-day visit to Lycoming, Holmes also plans to speak at a variety of courses in history, political science and religion.

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Archaeology program holds summer dig report

Lycoming College archaeology students and faculty gathered for the annual Archaeological Summer Dig and Internship Report on Friday, Sept. 7. The event included individual and group presentations.

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Edgar recognized as leader in nonprofit sector

Bob Edgar, a 1965 Lycoming graduate, has been honored by The Nonprofit Times in its annual "Power & Influence Top 50" listing of nonprofit executives.

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