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Humanities Research Center News


Lycoming College student interns produce podcast series on institutional history

Fulfilling the requirements of a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the Humanities Research Center, Lycoming College today launched the Lycoming College History Podcast Series. The podcasts serve the dual purpose of functioning as one component of a larger strategy to digitally preserve the institution’s 200+ year history, as well as providing research experiences for student interns as they prepare to embark on careers or graduate studies.

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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 student wins undergraduate conference award for best paper with uplifting story

At the inaugural Lycoming College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, Spanish major and biology minor Jeovannee Castillo ’23 won the award for best research by a Lycoming College student for his paper, “The Cause and Cycle of Child Labor in Mexico.” Castillo’s presentation covered both his impressive research into the subject, as well as his own firsthand experiences having lived and worked as a youth in Mexico.

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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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Local author launches solarpunk novella at Lycoming College

Phoebe Wagner, Ph.D., Lycoming College assistant professor of English, is releasing her debut novella. Titled “When We Hold Each Other Up: A Solarpunk Novella,” the book mixes the sci-fi, fantasy, and solarpunk genres. It is being published by Android Press, and comes out on Tuesday, April 18.

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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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Lycoming College awarded $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Lycoming College has been awarded $150,000 over two years from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the College’s Center for Humanities Research, which opened in January 2022 to support undergraduate humanities research and experiential learning opportunities. The HRC identified expanded digital humanities capacity as an immediate priority to strengthen humanities education for enrolled students and to attract more humanities-oriented students to the College.

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New Humanities Research Center builds upon Lycoming College’s academic program

At a time when many institutes of higher education are eliminating humanities programs, Lycoming College is showing its commitment to the humanities with the launch of the Humanities Research Center (HRC), a dedicated center that supports collaborative student-faculty research, internships, guided scholarship, global study, and more.

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