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History News


Sarah Silkey on WVIA’s ArtScene

Sarah Silkey discusses her book, “Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Transatlantic Activism,” and the Ida B. Wells’ recent Pulitzer Prize, with Erika Funke on WVIA’s ArtScene.

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Lycoming faculty member named inaugural fellow by the David Center for the American Revolution

The American Philosophical Society’s The David Center for the American Revolution has named Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-coordinator of American studies at Lycoming College, its inaugural resident research fellow, enabling him to conduct research for his upcoming book about the creation of executive power during the American Revolutionary War.

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Bourgeoning medievalists share research at annual conference

Near the close of the fall semester, seven Lycoming College students presented papers at the Fourteenth Undergraduate Conference in Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. The conference provides students with the opportunity to share their research in a professional setting with peers and faculty from across the country. This year, the conference drew more than seventy students from Virginia to New York.

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Fulbright award winners from Lycoming College tackle global teaching assignments

Lycoming College today added two recent graduates to its list of Fulbright award winners. Recently named among the 2019-20 class of prestigious Fulbright scholars, the two will travel to opposite ends of the globe to pursue teaching endeavors, to enrich their understanding of different cultures, and to share American culture with their students.

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Jane Dailey to address history of racially-restrictive marriage laws at Lycoming College

Lycoming College welcomes guest lecturer Jane Dailey, Ph.D., for the 46th annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture. Dailey’s presentation, “White Fright: Sex, Race and the African American Freedom Struggle,” will be held on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College students get a taste of Australian culture during winter break

While most Lycoming College students and faculty members spent the long winter break celebrating holidays with family and friends, students enrolled in “Colonizing the Pacific World,” rang in the New Year exploring Australia and Shanghai through a collaborative effort between the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) and the College’s history department.

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Beyond the classroom: Lycoming College provides students with enriching travel experiences

This spring provided excitement and adventure for many Lycoming College students as they broadened their horizons and traveled to various parts of the world for a variety of learning opportunities. Four May Term courses provided 55 students travel experiences to England, France, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and the Adirondacks.

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Lycoming students intern with the Smithsonian Institution through new institutional partnership

As part of a newly-developed institutional partnership, three Lycoming students began their summers with an internship at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Katie de Melo ’19 (Tiverton, R.I.), Jazmin Jones ’20 (Gloversville, N.Y.), and Xiyue Yang ’20 (Beijing) each lived in Washington, D.C., and interned in various Smithsonian offices and museums from May 14-June 8.

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Lycoming College professor named mediaeval fellow at University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Cullen Chandler, Ph.D., associate professor of history and department chair, as well as director of the Scholars Program at Lycoming College, has been appointed the Donald Bullough Fellow in Mediaeval History by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Lycoming College history students recognized for original research at regional, national conferences

Several Lycoming College history students received accolades for their original historical research at conferences this spring. Additionally, the College inducted several new members into its history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.

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Two Navies, One Highway: Britain, America, and Global Sea Power since 1968

Lycoming welcomes guest lecturer Peter John Brobst, Ph.D., to discuss the significance of maritime security, drawing from his ongoing book about sea power, globalism and the Anglo-American alliance during the Cold War, on April 4 on the Lycoming College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public, and begins at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

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