Pennsylvania Historical Association Meeting

Villanova History made an impressive showing at the Pennsylvania Historical Association annual meeting recently concluded at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. A team from the 2009 public history practicum consisting of Kelly Weber, Dana Kellogg-Repash, and Brian Taylor presented their research in a session, "In Pursuit of Freedom: African American Court and Prison Stories in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia." They took the initiative to organize this session, arranged for Independence National Historical Park historian Coxey Toogood to chair, and impressed a number of historians in the audience with their knowledge and professionalism.

Our favorite part of the presentation was when a member of the audience asked the park historian, "So, what are you going to do with this good work?"


Art History Senior Thesis Presentations   Friday, April 21, 3:00-6:00pm, Old Falvey 105

The Art History Senior Thesis Presentations are scheduled to take place on Friday, April 21, from 3:00-6:00 pm in Old Falvey 105. The Department has five students who will present the results of their research, and each student is scheduled to speak for about 20 minutes, with a 10-minute Q&A session following the presentation. The presentations will end at 5:30, after which there will be a brief reception with refreshments.