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History News


Inside Higher Ed: A Small Pennsylvania College’s Big Investment in the Humanities

Kathryn Palmer writes:  Lycoming College is providing more research and experiential learning opportunities for students in hopes of setting itself apart in a tough enrollment environment.

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Lycoming College introduces Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review for undergraduate research

Lycoming College today unveiled the inaugural volume of the Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Research (MHR), featuring twelve essays from undergraduate students from the mid-Atlantic region, including three from Lycoming College students. The annual publication is available in both print and digital formats https://www.lycoming.edu/humanities-research-center/mid-atlantic-humanities-review/.

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Local digital history research enabled by $150,000 grant

A $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of Lycoming College’s Humanities Research Center (HRC) has enabled student interns to spend the summer months working collaboratively with faculty members to develop a digital history of the College.

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Lycoming College marks first Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference a success

Lycoming College concluded its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference this weekend after presenting awards to six students for their dedication to excellence in research. More than 100 conference goers representing 24 institutions of higher education from across the region and beyond participated in the event, attended student presentations, a keynote address, and enjoyed lunch together, all while helping to bridge the gap between their status as students and their futures as professionals in their fields.

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American history expert to keynote at inaugural Lycoming College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

Lycoming College will welcome published author and expert on American history Robert Parkinson, Ph.D., as keynote speaker for its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, with a talk entitled “Making Thirteen Clocks Strike as One: Race, Fear, and the American Founding.” Parkinson’s lecture will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 5 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room of the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Hudson Valley Press: Professor Sarah Silkey Delivers A Powerful Talk

Lycoming's Sarah Silkey spoke at Mount St. Mary College about Ida B. Wells in a talk entitled “To Tell the World the Truth: Ida B. Wells and the Fight Against Lynching.”

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Lycoming College Ewing Lecture to address Loyalists in Revolutionary America

Lycoming College welcomes T. Cole Jones, Ph.D., for the 48th annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture. The event, entitled “The Tory Rising: Insurrection in the Revolutionary South,” will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room, at the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Bucknell University and Lycoming College collaborate to present bestselling author talks

New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary will lecture at both Bucknell University and Lycoming College March 7 and 8 respectively about her book, The Foundling, an historical fiction novel based on the Laurelton Village for Feebleminded Girls and Women of Childbearing Age. Bucknell will host Leary on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in Bucknell Hall. Lycoming will host her on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center. These collaborative events are free and open to the public.

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Annual PA Historical Association meeting held at Lycoming College

The Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA) held its 91st annual meeting at Lycoming College from Oct. 13-15. With a focus this year on “Health and Resilience in the Commonwealth and Mid-Atlantic,” the conference included seminars, student research, film presentations, a keynote banquet, and more.

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Lycoming College welcomes Vietnam veteran to speak on experiences

Lycoming College students in the course, "Vietnam War at Home and Abroad," had the opportunity to welcome guest speaker Walter T. Steinbacher, a Vietnam War veteran from the Williamsport area. Sarah Silkey, Ph.D., professor of history and department chair, invited him to speak after connecting with him in 2019 when she helped to publish his memoir, "Point Man Up: One Marine's Memories of Vietnam."

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WNEP: History class considers Ukraine conflict

WNEP visits history class learning about how teachings from more than 1,000 years ago relate to what is happening now in Ukraine.

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Medieval historian from Princeton University to speak at annual Ewing Lecture Series

Medieval historian William Chester Jordan, Ph.D., of Princeton University will speak at this year’s annual Ewing Lecture Series. His talk, entitled “The Harvest Indeed is Great, but the Labourers are Few”: Strangers in the Medieval Countryside, will be delivered on Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., in the Academic Center, D-001. Jordan was previously slated to speak at Lycoming in March of 2020, but the event was postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Reproductive justice expert Crystal Eddins to speak at Lycoming College’s Race Equity? Symposium

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome Crystal Eddins, Ph.D., assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as the keynote speaker for the College’s Race Equity? Symposium. The discussion, titled “Racial Capitalism and Reproductive Justice,” will take place Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the Mary L. Welch Theatre.

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Lycoming faculty member earns second research fellowship for upcoming book

Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-coordinator of American studies at Lycoming College, has earned a fellowship from the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, enabling him to conduct research for his upcoming book about the creation of executive power during the American Revolutionary War.

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