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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/.
Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Research
Published under the auspices of the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Lycoming College, MHR celebrates excellence in undergraduate research in humanities and related disciplines: history, literature, philosophy, art history, modern & classical languages, religious studies, interdisciplinary humanistic studies, digital humanities, and social sciences with humanistic emphasis. The publication features the selected proceedings of the Lycoming Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference.
“The Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review provides an opportunity for undergraduates doing advanced work in humanities and humanities-related fields to showcase their research, engage the world of academic publishing, and develop professional skills in preparation for their careers or graduate study.”
The essays included in this first annual issue engage a wide range of intellectual inquiry from classical art history to indigenous rights, from Shakespeare to theories of consciousness, from feminist theology to Haitian political history, and much more. Together, the work speaks to the complex, beautiful, and often troubling cultural history of humanity, and they remind readers of the vibrant work being done in college classrooms to understand our past, ourselves, and our world.
“Launching a journal for undergraduate humanities research was a priority for the Humanities Research Center at Lycoming because there are not many opportunities for undergraduate students in the humanities to share their work with broader audiences in a professional venue,” said Andrew Leiter, Ph.D., professor of English and director of the HRC. “The Mid-Atlantic Humanities Review provides an opportunity for undergraduates doing advanced work in humanities and humanities-related fields to showcase their research, engage the world of academic publishing, and develop professional skills in preparation for their careers or graduate study.”
“I enjoyed learning about unique research that extended outside of my own work and knowledge,” said Sarah Lanphear ’25, a creative writing and biology double major at Lycoming College whose work on Shakespeare was published in MHR. “I am excited to be a part of this inaugural issue and hope readers appreciate the work we compiled from a plethora of outstanding submissions.”
Humanities Research Center
The Humanities Research Center at Lycoming College enhances educational opportunities for students studying the humanities by supporting collaborative student-faculty research, internships, guided scholarship, study abroad opportunities, education certification, digital humanities, graduate school placement, and fellowships. The HRC is dedicated to developing students' thoughtful engagement with the world around them and launching successful careers.