THE ALBERT LEPAGE CENTER FOR HISTORY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
The Lepage Center is founded on the belief that historical scholarship and historical perspective are indispensable tools for analyzing and understanding our contemporary world.
The Lepage Center creates space for historically informed conversations about how the past shapes the present. We work in partnership with public institutions, journalists, universities, and scholars worldwide to offer public-facing events, professional and training opportunities for students and teachers, and grants for individuals and institutions to study and promote history in the public interest.
THE CENTER'S IMPACT
The Lepage Center will spend the 2022 – 2023 academic year exploring the multiple dimensions of climate change in historical perspective. Learn more about the Climate Change in Historical Perspective series.
We offer academic year fellowships and summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about opportunities for current students.
The Lepage Center supports public-facing historical projects at the local, national and international levels.
Read about our 2022-2023 Climate Change in Historical Perspective grants.
Read about the recipients of the 2021 – 2022 Turning Points in History grants.
The "Doing History" series brings industry professionals to campus to teach Villanova students, staff and faculty the fundamental skills required to present historical knowledge to public audiences. Learn more about the workshops.