History News


Lycoming College student completes inspiring internship at Mt. Vernon Estate

For Lycoming College student Maggie Slawson, portraying a member of George Washington’s household during the summer was altogether a different experience than she expected — it was life-changing.

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Student hobnobs with history legends at national Civil War conference

Rebecca Reed, a senior American studies and history major at Lycoming College, learned details about the Civil War from nationally-known historians during a Civil War Trust conference held June 1 through 5. Reed earned one of six coveted scholarships to the annual conference held in Gettysburg, Pa.

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History professor earns recognition for promoting strong research fundamentals

Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Lycoming College received the Howard C. Berthold Faculty Research and Information Competencies award for 2016 during a presentation on April 19 in the college’s Snowden Library.

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A love for spices and fanfare are highlights of medieval cooking

Yale historian Paul Freedman, Ph.D., shared some of the outstanding characteristics of cooking techniques and food preferences of medieval Europe during a presentation at Lycoming College April 7.

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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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Jefferson expert presents for inaugural James and Emily Douthat lectureship

Peter S. Onuf, senior research fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, shared insights into the mind and soul of Jefferson during the first lecture sponsored by the James and Emily Douthat lectureship in the liberal arts and sciences. More than 120 people attended the lecture held on Nov. 10 in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus.

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Jefferson authority to discuss former president's vision of liberty Nov. 10

Peter S. Onuf, senior research fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, will discuss “Thomas Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty” at 7 p.m., Nov. 10. The free event is open to the public and will be held in Honors Hall located at the corner of 4th and Basin Streets on the Lycoming College campus.

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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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