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 in historical perspective.

2021 – 2022 Series: Turning Points in History

We seem to be living in a time of unprecedented change. Are we at a turning point in history? What exactly is a turning point in history? To deepen our understanding of significant transitions in the present, the Lepage Center’s 2021 – 22 programming on “Turning Points in History” draws our attention to the past. In this six-month series of virtual events, experts on critical topics look to past turning points to impart lessons for today’s world.



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“Doing History in the Public Interest” is a workshop series that offers training on diverse methods of producing historical content for public consumption.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.