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.



The Lepage Center hosts a variety of other lectures, workshops discussions and more for the Villanova community and beyond. Some of those ongoing events include:

Lunch@Lepage: Every Wednesday at noon, the Lepage Center invites a guest speaker to share a presentation and engage in discussion over the lunch hour (may be in-person or virtual).

Public Interest Lectures: In addition to the themed lecture series, the Lepage Center hosts an assortment of lectures that address topics in the news—sometimes organized in the days immediately following a influential event.

Digital History Series: The Lepage Center partners with the Falvey Memorial Library to host a workshop series that explores how history and digital scholarship tools and resources intersect.

The Lepage Center records these events and offers a repository of resources discussed during the event.


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