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2020 Events at the Lepage Center

Tuesday, Jan. 28

"Revising the Holocaust

Deepening our understanding of Nazi-directed Genocide

Part 4 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

7:00pm-8:30pm, Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University

When linked to the Holocaust, the term “historical revision” often implies a soft-pedaling of Nazi Germany’s mid-twentieth-century attempt to destroy Europe’s Jewish population. Distinct from these pernicious efforts, historical understandings of the Holocaust have nonetheless evolved, situating it with broader scholarship on genocide, the experiences of refugees and migrants, and evolving concepts of human rights. Join us for a panel conversation to discuss new directions in Holocaust scholarship and education.



"Revising Women's Suffrage

Marking an anniversary by expanding the conversation

Part 5 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

The 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage offers an opportunity to shine light on historical scholarship that challenges familiar myths and draws our attention to people and stories that these celebrations often overlook. Join us for a discussion that revises how we think about this anniversary and what histories it comprises.



"Revising the Planet

Adding a historical perspective to today’s climate conversations

Part 6 of a six-part series on "Revisionist History"

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day offers an opportunity to re-examine our changing conceptions of our planet and how new insights in environmental history can help us to assess our relationship to the world around us. Join us for a discussion broadens our notions of how the human relationship with the planet has changed over time.


On-campus events

Friday, Jan. 31

How Academics and Journalists Can Best Work Together: A Workshop with Charlotte Sutton

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

Join Charlotte Sutton, Assistant Managing Editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, for a special workshop hosted by the Lepage Center on what comprises a successful relationship between editors, journalists and scholars. As a career-long reporter and editor, Mrs. Sutton has worked with hundreds of researchers and academics, as well as leading workshops for scholars on how to pitch their research to media members. She will bring her experience to Villanova for an intimate lunchtime presentation and conversation.

BIO: Charlotte Sutton is now Assistant Managing Editor for Business, Health and Environment at the Philadelphia Inquirer, after several years as the Inquirer’s Health and Science editor. Under her leadership, the Inquirer launched its ongoing Health Costs project, expanded coverage focused on the health of millennials, and this summer launched a year-long series on the Delaware River Watershed, supported by the National Geographic Society. Charlotte joined the Inquirer in 2015 from the Tampa Bay Times, where she was health and medicine editor. As a career-long reporter and editor, she has covered a wide range of topics, from politics to consumer issues to the arts. She holds a BA in English literature from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida. She organized the Inquirer’s “Telling Your Story: A Community Health Journalism Workshop,” in September for providers, patients, students and caregivers who write about their health care knowledge and experiences.

Open to Villanova faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP to


Friday, Feb. 7

History Career Day

11:00am-3pm, Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University

A signature program of the Lepage Center, "History Career Day" showcases for students how history majors put their degrees to work in the history profession and beyond, helping to shape our world and create enriching careers for themselves and others.

Open to all Villanova History graduate students, undergraduates majoring or minoring in History, and all students interested in a History degree. RSVP to