2018

Friday, Jan. 5

Public Historians' Reception

Sponsored by the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

8pm, Maryland Suite A, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

A reception sponsored by the Lepage Center at the American Historical Association annual meeting. Learn about programs and initiatives and connect with other public historians. Hosted by the Lepage Center, the event is open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Open to attendees of the American Historical Association annual meeting

 

Thursday, Jan. 11

History Briefing for Business Leaders: Brexit

Co-sponsored by the Irish American Business Chamber Network of Philadelphia

7:30am, Law offices of Volpe & Koenig, P.C.

A briefing series for business leaders that brings historical scholarship to bear on issues facing the business community.

Invitation only. Please contact lepage@villanova.edu to schedule a briefing.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Scholarly Podcasting 101: A Workshop with Liz Covart, Host of Ben Franklin's World

11:30am-1pm, Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library, Villanova University

The Lepage Center welcomes Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast "Ben Franklin's World," to Villanova's Idea Accelerator for a workshop on how academics can use podcasts to communicate scholarly research. "Ben Franklin's World" was created by Liz Covart in 2014. The show now has more than 160,000 downloads per month and was recently awarded "Best History Podcast" by the Academy of Podcasters.

Open to Villanova faculty, staff, and students. RSVP to lepage@villanova.edu.

 

Friday, Feb. 2

History Career Day

12pm-4pm, Falvey Library, Villanova University

The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, along with the Villanova Career Center, will host its first-ever “History Career Day” on February 2nd, 2018. The day will include insights into career opportunities for students with history degrees; a realistic look at the history job market; and expertise from the Career Center on resumes, cover letters, and job skills. All undergraduates and graduate students majoring or minoring in history are welcome. Food and refreshments will be served.

Open to Villanova M.A. students in history, as well as undergraduate history majors and minors. RSVP required.

 

Friday, Mar. 27

A Conversation with The Honorable John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State of the United States

Hosted by the World Affairs Council; sponsored by Villanova University's Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership; the Center for Irish Studies; and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

5:30pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center, Villanova University

Please visit the World Affairs Council website for event information and tickets.

 

Thursday, Apr. 5

PubComm 2018

Public History Community Forum on Racism and Resistance

10:00am - 3:00pm, William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Public History Community Forum - or PubComm - is an annual graduate student-organized event intended to create a platform for Philadelphia-area public history professionals and students to share ideas and inspire collaboration via workshops, presentations, and panels. It is co-sponsored by Rutgers University-Camden and Temple University. Additional support is provided by the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest.

 

Friday, Apr. 20

1968: Philly and The World

Sponsored by the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

9:00am, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA

Fifty years ago, Philadelphia and the world were rocked by war, protest, and social unrest. In 2018, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest convene a group of scholars to examine the legacy, resonance, and lasting impact of that tumultuous year.

Speaker line-up

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and introductions

  • Beth Twiss-Houting, Senior Director of Programs and Services, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Jason Steinhauer, Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University

9:15 a.m. - "Music, 1968"

  • Steven Garabedian, Assistant Professor of History, Marist College
  • Larry Magid, Founder, Larry Magid Entertainment Group & owner, concert booker and promoter, Electric Factory
  • George W. Miller III, Journalist, Associate Professor of Practice, Temple University 

Moderated by Jason Steinhauer, Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, Villanova University

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - "Sports, 1968"

Moderated by Sarah Leu, Edwin Forrest Curator of Performing Arts Collections, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

12:00 p.m. - Lunch break

1:15 p.m. - "War, 1968"

  • Marc Gallicchio, Chairperson and Professor of History, Villanova University
  • Nick Molnar, Assistant Professor of History, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Katherine A. S. Sibley, Professor, Director of American Studies Program, St. Joseph's University

Moderated by Paul Steege, Faculty Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest & Associate Professor of History, Villanova University

2:30 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - "Protest, 1968"

Moderated by Christina Larocco, Editor, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography & Scholarly Program Manager, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

4:00 p.m. - Conclusion

 

Tuesday, Jul. 10

History Briefing for Business Leaders: The World Cup

Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Union

8:30am, Talen Energy Stadium.

A briefing series for business leaders that brings historical scholarship to bear on issues facing the business community.

Invitation only. Please contact lepage@villanova.edu to schedule a briefing.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Fall Opening Lunch

St. Augustine Center, Room 410, Villanova Campus

A fall open house sponsored by the Lepage Center. Learn about our programs and initiatives, see our space, and connect with other students and faculty. Hosted by the Lepage Center, the event is open to all members of the Villanova community. Refreshments will be served.

Open to Villanova students, faculty and staff

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Annual Kephart Lecture

The Education of Ms. Grace Halsell: An Intimate History of the American Century

7pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center, Villanova Campus

Keynote speaker: Robin D.G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA

A Texas-born journalist, Grace Halsell, granddaughter of Confederate slave owners, daughter of a once wealthy cattle rancher and Indian fighter, began her career as a correspondent (domestic and foreign) for several Texas papers during the 1940s and 50s, eventually worked as a staff writer for President Lyndon B. Johnson, before setting out in 1968 to chemically darken her skin and live as a black woman for a year. Known as the female John Howard Griffin, she published the best-selling Soul Sister: The Journal of a White Woman Who Turned Herself Black and Went to Live and Work in Harlem and Mississippi (1969). She would go on to write twelve more books, including an expose about living as a Navajo and working as a domestic in a California suburb (Bessie Yellowhair), a book about passing as an undocumented worker from Mexico and crossing the border three times (The Illegals), and several other unrelated texts. In her final masquerade, she passed as the person she was probably supposed to become: a right-wing Christian fundamentalist.

Hosted by the Department of History at Villanova University

 

Friday, Oct. 19

Villanova on the Hill

12pm in Washington, D.C.

The Lepage Center will participate in the second Villanova on the Hill in Washington, D.C., with a program on history and policymaking. Villanova on the Hill is a week-long immersion program in Washington for a select group of Villanova students interested in politics and public affairs.

Open to Villanova students participating in Villanova on the Hill

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

"Paywall: The Business of Scholarship"

12pm, Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205

Screened as part of Open Access Week 2018, the new film "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship" delves into issues surrounding free and open access to research and scientific journals. Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored with Falvey Memorial Library

 

Monday, Oct. 29

Histories of Democracy - Part 1

American Perspectives: Promises & Shortcomings

6pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Driscoll Hall, Villanova Campus

Free and open to the public

 

Monday, Nov. 12

Histories of Democracy - Part 2

Global Perspectives: Revolutions & Empires

6pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Driscoll Hall, Villanova Campus

Free and open to the public

General info:

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4660

Web: lepage@villanova.edu
Twitter: @LepageCtr

In person:

The Lepage Center is located on the campus of Villanova University, inside the St. Augustine Center, Room 410.

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