History News


Yale historian to speak about the history of European food culture on April 7

Yale historian Paul Freedman, Ph.D., will discuss the medieval history of food at a presentation at 7 p.m. on April 7 in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of 4th and Basin Streets. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Students present research at history conference

Three senior Lycoming students presented research at the 10th Annual Moravian College Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies in December.

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History student earns award for early American research

Caroline McMaster, a senior with a major in history from Budd Lake, N.J., won third place this summer in the inaugural Omar Vazquez Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research conducted by the David Library of the American Revolution.

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Lycoming alumnus published in Journal of Undergraduate Research

Carmen Niemeyer, a graduate of Lycoming College from Brookings, S.D., recently had her essay, “And What Say the Living? An Examination of Public Discussion of Anatomical Dissection Prior to the Doctors’ Riot of 1788” published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research, a peer review journal published by Monmouth College.

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Student wins Best Paper at regional conference

Rita Sausmikat, a Lycoming College senior with a major in history, won “Best Paper” at the Pennsylvania West Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference and Undergraduate History Forum on April 18.

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Sarah Silkey, Ph.D., receives research award

Sarah Silkey, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Lycoming College, received the fourth annual Howard C. Berthold Faculty Research and Information Competencies Award from the college during a presentation on Thursday, April 23 in the Lycoming College Archives.

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Faculty member publishes book

Sarah L. Silkey, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Lycoming College, published the book “Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism.”

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Student Wins "Best Paper" at Conference

Amanda Barrett, a Lycoming College senior with a major in history and education certification, won “Best Paper” at the Pennsylvania West Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference and Undergraduate History Forum on April 11.

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History honor society inducts new members

The Lycoming College chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society for history students, inducted seven new members during a ceremony on March 18.

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Ewing Lecture to feature dean at Yale University

Lycoming College will host Jonathan Scott Holloway, Ph.D., for the 42nd annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture. Holloway’s presentation, “Whose Memories Matter? Race, Identity, and the Battle for American History,” will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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Sarah L. Silkey, Ph.D., speaks at Thomas T. Taber Museum

Lycoming College will host Sarah L. Silkey, Ph.D., as one of several speakers in the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” initiative series. Silkey’s presentation, “Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells and the Struggle against Racial Oppression,” will be held on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m., in the Thomas T. Taber Museum, located at 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport, Pa. This event is free and open to the public.

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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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