Medieval Lyco to be held March 3
Lycoming College's English Society will host "Medieval Lyco" on Saturday, March 3, from 12-4 p.m. in Pennington Lounge.
Medieval Studies program sponsors trip
Lycoming College's Medieval Studies program sponsored a student trip to Washington, D.C.'s National Geographic Museum to view it's latest medieval exhibit. Dr. Todd Preston, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cullen Chandler, assistant professor of history, led the trip.
The exhibit, "The Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England's Dark Ages," featured more than 100 gold and jeweled artifacts from the largest find of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered. Found in rural Staffordshire in 2009, the collection of golden weapon fixtures, devotional objects and decorative art dates to the seventh century and has been called the most important archeological find of the century.
Bob and Mike's Excellent Battlefield Adventures
Bob and Mike have been friends for nearly 20 years. Every spring, the duo of military history enthusiasts leads a regiment across the Civil War battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa.
Library to sponsor Louisa May Alcott events
Snowden Library of Lycoming College was one of 30 libraries selected in the U.S. to receive a Louisa May Alcott grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
English professor to participate in Yale seminar
Dr. Andrew Leiter, a Lycoming College assistant professor of English, has been selected as one of 25 scholars to participate in The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's seminar, "Slave Narratives," at Yale University June 12-15.
Alumnus appears on MSNBC show
Lycoming College alumnus Bob Edgar '65, president and CEO of Common Cause, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show and talked about his organization's concern that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears to have had a conflict of interest in the Citizen United case because of his speaking engagements with a wealthy right-wing group.
Edgar earned a degree in history from Lycoming. He appears appoximately 5:20 into the clip.
History Department to hold annual Ewing Lecture
The Lycoming College History Department will host a lecture by Dr. David Witwer, associate professor of history and humanities at Penn State University, Harrisburg, as part of its annual Ewing Lecture Series. "The Acid Attack on Victor Riesel and the Racketeer Menace in Cold War America" will take place on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. The event is free and open to the public.
In 1956, Riesel, a syndicated labor columnist in New York City, was assaulted after finishing a radio broadcast during which he castigated the leadership of a local union. Riesel was also working hand-in-hand with federal prosecutors in a legal assault on New York's garment, trucking and other racketeering operations.
Professor of history receives grant for research in Spain
Lycoming College assistant professor of history Dr. Cullen Chandler has been awarded a grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation (PCC) to support a six-week sabbatical in Barcelona, Spain, during which he will be researching medieval Spanish history and culture.
While there, Chandler will have the opportunity to study scholarly work not easily available in the U.S., including hand-produced books from the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries inaccessible outside of Barcelona.
Students present at medieval and early modern studies conference
Eight Lycoming College students presented papers at the 5th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, held Dec. 4 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.
Student presenters collaborated with Lycoming faculty Dr. Todd Preston, assistant professor and chair of the English department, and Dr. Cullen Chandler, assistant professor of history, in preparation of their papers.