Published By Our Graduates

Andrew Warne

Andrew Warne (VU MA '06), "Psychoanalyzing Iran: Kennedy's Iran Task Force and the Modernization of Orientalism, 1961-3," The International History Review, 35.2 (2013): 396-422.

Matthew Landis

Matthew Landis (VU MA '13), “Friend and Foe: The Agent Provocateur in Late Imperial Russia," Madison Historical Review,  9 (May 2012): 58-77. 

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor (VU MA '10), "A Politics of Service: Black Northerners' Debates over Enlistment in the American Civil War," Civil War History 58.4 (2012): 451-480.

Sean Brennan

Sean Brennan (VU MA '03), The Politics of Religion in Soviet Occupied Germany:  The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg, 1945-1949, Lexington Books, 2011.

Dane DiFebo

Dane DiFebo (VU MA '11), "Old Baldy: A Horse's Tale," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 135.4 (2011): 549-552.

Siobhan Fitzpatrick

Siobhan Fitzpatrick (VU MA '11), "The Southern Famine Relief Commission: Feeding the South while Founding Reconciliation, Madison Historical Review,"  8 (May 2011): 1-23. 

Emily Hatcher

Emily Hatcher (VU MA '12), "The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Civil War," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 135.4 (2011): 528-530.

Beth Petitjean

Beth Petitjean (VU MA '12), "We Want Our Stuff Back:  A Look at Art Imperialism," Madison Historical Review, 8 (May 2011): 1-20.

Cathleen Rauterkus

Cathleen Nista Rauterkus (VU '01) Go Get Mother's Picket Sign: Crossing Spheres With the Material Culture of Suffrage, Lanham, MD:  University Press of America, 2010.

Angelo Repousis

Repousis, Angelo (VU '93), "The Cause of the Greeks: Philadelphia and the Greek War for Independence, 1821-1828," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 123, number 4, October 1999.  

Michael Smith

Michael B. Smith, "The Value of a Tree: Public Debates of John Muir and Gifford Pinchot," The Historian 60 (Summer 1998): 757-59.

Contact the Program Director

Judith Giesberg, Ph.D.
(610) 519-4668


Upcoming Events

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  • Old House, New Discoveries Event
    April 24th at 5:30 p.m. Come peek into the rarely seen service spaces in The Woodlands mansion and learn about the ordinary people who worked beneath the stairs. Graduate students from the Department of History at Villanova University will share new research on the Woodlands mansion.

  • On Friday, April 4, Villanova University will host its 25th annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference. The conference highlights research from a variety of disciplines, all connected by a focus on gender/women. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Click on the link below for further information:
  • Dr. Chris Haas has published the essay "Geopolitics and Georgian Identity in Late Antiquity: the Dangerous World of Vakhtang Gorgasali" in Georgian Christian Thought and Its Cultural Context: Memorial Volume for the 125th Anniversary of Shalva Nutsubidze (1888-1969), edited by Tamar Nutsubidze, Cornelia B. Horn, and Basil Lourié (Leiden: Brill Publications, 2014), pp, 29-44. 
  • Professor Bernard Reilly’s review of Miriam Shadis, Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages (2009) has been published in Speculum 88 (2013), 338-339.
  • In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the National Constitution Center presents a conversation with scholars Ted Widmer, Sean Wilentz, Judith Giesberg, and Adam Goodheart of the popular New York Times "Disunion" blog on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. more
  • Lynne Ann Hartnett, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Russian area studies, was interviewed on CBS Channel 3 News regarding the situation in Chechnya as part of the media reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings.