History Communication Fellowships

Past Fellows

2019-2020

keeley_tulio

Fellowship Year: 2019-2020

Degree: Master of Arts in History

 

Testimonial:

"Working as a Lepage Center fellow appealed to me because of my previous work and studies in public history. During my fellowship, I enjoyed the collaboration within the Lepage Center team and across campus. Conveying history to the public truly involves different levels of collaboration, and this fellowship embodied that."

Fellowship Activities:

The Lepage Center’s third Graduate Fellow in History Communication, Keeley Tulio worked on a variety of projects.

Keeley assisted with several Lepage Center events, including live-tweeting, and helped devise the agenda for the 2020 History Career Day.

Keeley helped design several of the Center’s online resources, including classroom posters on “Revising Early America” and “Revising the Cold War.” With the undergraduate fellow, she interviewed scholars for three the Lepage Center blog posts: “Why Medieval History Gets Used to Support Today’s Political Claims” ; “Revising Women’s Suffrage” ; and “Revising the Planet.”

Keeley also helped to redesign the Lepage Center's meeting space and worked with the Lepage Center staff to help execute the Center’s first high school essay contest.

james_lyons

Fellowship Year: 2019-2020

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History and Economics

Testimonial:

"I wanted to help expand historical conversations to those who do not study history or those who do not necessarily consider themselves a 'historian.' Working in the Lepage Center was the perfect opportunity to help achieve this goal."

 

 

Fellowship Activities:

James Lyons served as the third undergraduate History Communication Fellow.

James assisted with several Lepage Center events, including live-tweeting, and helped devise the agenda for the 2020 History Career Day.

James helped create several of the Center’s online resources, including classroom posters on “Revising Early America” and “Revising the Cold War.” With the graduate fellow, he interviewed scholars for three the Lepage Center blog posts: “Why Medieval History Gets Used to Support Today’s Political Claims” ; “Revising Women’s Suffrage” ; and “Revising the Planet.”

James also helped to expand the Lepage Center's weekly "Lunch @ Lepage" conversations and helped to execute the Center’s first high school essay contest.

2018-2019

andrea spencer

Andrea Spencer

Fellowship Year: 2018-2019

Degree: Master of Arts in History


Testimonial:

"I chose to do this fellowship because I wanted to experience working outside of academic history. This fellowship helped to widen my perspective and see all the work it takes to translate history to the public."

Fellowship Activities:

The second Graduate Fellow in History Communication at the Lepage Center, Andrea Spencer worked on a variety of projects at the Center.

Andrea researched and designed several of the Center’s online resources, including posters on American democracy and global democracy, a guide to op-ed writing, and a resource on how activism and everyday life affect democracy.

Andrea helped coordinate several Lepage Center events throughout the year, advertising those events to various audiences. She also served as a co-host of the Center's podcast episode on student activism in 1968.

jubilee marshall

Jubilee Marshall

Fellowship Year: 2018-2019

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History with a concentration in Peace and Justice

Testimonial:

"I’m really interested in public history and education, and I found that this fellowship was a great way of learning the pedagogical methods and the practical skills that are necessary to translate history to a broader audience."

Fellowship Activities:

Jubilee Marshall served as the Lepage Center’s second undergraduate History Communication Fellow. Her work included assisting in website design, selecting topics for the weekly "Lunch @ Lepage" roundtables, developing graphics for Lepage Center programs, and live-tweeting events.

Jubilee also wrote two articles for the Lepage Center’s Hindsights blog, “Sports have Long Been Political. ‘Comrade Gritty’ is no Exception,” and a piece on the presence of Native American artifacts in museums.

Jubilee additionally contributed to the Lepage Center’s debut podcast series, 1968: In Hindsight by designing the cover artwork.

2017-2018

Maggie Strolle

Margaret "Maggie" Strolle

 

Fellowship Year: 2017-2018

Degree: Master’s in Public History with a Certificate in Non-Profit Management

Testimonial:

"I wanted to be a Lepage Center Fellow because after graduate school I wanted to go into the field of Public History. I really enjoyed my time as a Fellow. It was a wonderful opportunity. I learned that writing for general consumption is different than writing for a graduate history paper, and saw just how much background work goes into a program or creating a podcast."

Fellowship Activities:

The first Graduate Fellow in History Communication at the Lepage Center, Maggie Strolle worked on a variety of projects at the Center.

Maggie conducted extensive research for the Center’s debut podcast, 1968: In Hindsight, analyzing primary and secondary sources, identifying potential interviewees, and editing and revising episode scripts.

She wrote two articles for the Lepage Center’s blog, Hindsights, an examination of the memorialization (or lack thereof) of the 1968 Miss America protests in Atlantic City, and on the place of the American woman in society.

Maggie helped coordinate several Lepage Center events throughout the year, advertising those events to various audiences. She also served as the Villanova representative for the 2018 Public History Community Forum.

Claire Hoffman

Claire Hoffman

 

Fellowship Year: 2017-2018

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History and Classical Studies

Testimonial:

"I was immediately drawn to the Lepage Center because it tied together two of my main interests, historical research and communications. Our events featured historians and experts from a wide variety of backgrounds. This provided a greater depth of understanding, and signaled to me that having a wide variety of interests and skills would only serve to benefit me in my future aspirations."

Fellowship Activities:

Claire Hoffman served as the Lepage Center’s inaugural undergraduate History Communication Fellow. Her work included assisting in website design, developing graphics for Lepage events and programs, and photographing and providing administrative assistance at events.

Claire also wrote two articles for the Lepage Center’s Hindsights blog, “The Link–or Lack Thereof–Between White Nationalism and Ancient Civilizations,”  and a piece on the Stonewall Riots and the Mafia, examining the role of the mafia in constructing the narrative around one of the most influential events in LGBTQ history.

Claire additionally contributed to the Lepage Center’s debut podcast series, 1968: In Hindsight by designing artwork, researching music, and advising on structure and narrative development.

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

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