Integral to the Lepage Center's mission, the Lepage Center hosts a variety of events and workshops that explore timely topics through a historical lens.



The Lepage Center presents an annual series of events tied to a timely theme of public interest. These virtual and in-person events bring together diverse voices in the humanities and social sciences to put contemporary issues in historical perspective.

2022 – 2023 Series: Climate Change in Historical Perspective

The series of panels and talks will examine the problem of climate change denial, climate justice activism, the national security implications of climate change, the rise of climate refugees, and the future of the city. The series will showcase the ways in which historians have engaged the issue of climate change in their scholarship and in their advocacy, both informing the public and inspiring it to act.



In partnership with Villanova faculty, journalists, teachers, schools, and institutions in the Greater Philadelphia area, the Lepage Center offers workshops and professional trainings.

Doing History in the Public Interest

“Doing History in the Public Interest” is a workshop series that offers training on diverse methods of producing historical content for public consumption. From writing op-eds to producing podcasts to public speaking, the series brings industry professionals to campus to teach Villanova students, staff and faculty the fundamental skills required to present historical knowledge to public audiences.

The "Doing History" series will return in fall 2022.

Digital History Series

The Lepage Center partnered with the Falvey Memorial Library to host a workshop series that will explore how history and digital scholarship tools and resources intersect.


The Lepage Center records most of their events, making them accessible to the wider community. You can watch these recorded events on YouTube.