Lore Kephart

The History Department and The Art History Program

The History Department has established a Distinguished Historians Lecture Series in memory of Lore Kephart '86 through an endowment to the University by her husband Horace L. Kephart. The first Lecture was given in September 2009 by James McPherson Ph.D., the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University and the 2003 president of the American Historical Association. Along with other historical lectures throughout the year presented by the department, the Kephart series will have a featured speaker every Fall semester.  See the "History Lecture Series" for information on the any upcoming lectures.

The Art History Program offers a lecture series throughout the year with speakers of various interests, including Ancient, Modern and Islamic Art.  See the "Art History Lecture Series" for current information on any upcoming lectures.  

Anna Marley

The Artist's Garden

The Art History Program welcomes guest speaker Dr. Anna Marley, Curator of Historical American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, on Friday, February 20th at 3:00 p.m. in Bartley 2001. 

"A Great Thing for Our People": The Institute for Colored Youth in Civil War Era

Celebrate Philadelphia's (First) School of Civil Rights! This event celebrates the launch of a new website telling the surprising story of a school in Philadelphia that trained young African Americans to teach the freedmen, to lobby for civil rights, and to train the next generation of activists. Tuesday, February 10th from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204. Click here for further details!

Project supported by A Grant From The Pennsylvania Abolition Society, reception sponsored by The Department of History.

History Professor, Dr. Isabel V. Hull, Delivered 

Dr. Isabel V. Hull, John Stambaugh Professor of History, Cornell University, delivered the 6th annual Lore Kephart Lecture,"Reinterpreting the First World War through the Lens of International Law," on Thursday, October 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center.

The digital recording is available online.  



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College Offers Access to Mideastwire.com

The College of Liberal Arts and Science is pleased to offer to its students, faculty, and staff access to Mideastwire.com, an Internet-based news service that employs a team of translators from around the region to gather important stories from and about the Middle East. Its core product is a daily e-mail newsletter to English speaking subscribers that aggregates key English language stories about the Middle East. The majority of English speaking business-persons, students and journalists who have an interest in the affairs of this region are largely unaware of what the Middle East media is covering.  Mideastwire.com aims to close this gap by offering a daily e-mail newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic, and opinion pieces appearing in the media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Arab Diaspora.  For more information, please contact Mideastwire.com. To receive the daily email newsletter in English, please send an e-mail to this address — info@mideastwire.com — for immediate activation.