A signature program of the Lepage Center, "Lunch @ Lepage" allows students and faculty at Villanova a weekly opportunity to examine current events and contemporary issues through the prism of history.
Each week a topic is selected based on conversations occuring within the news media, on social media, or among historians and academics. Students are then encouraged to think about the "history behind the headlines," and how historical scholarship or historical perspective can help better illuminate the selected topic or see it in a different light. The conversation occurs over a brownbag lunch in an open, welcoming, and informal environment.
Past "Lunch @ Lepage" topics have included Presidential funerals, women in politics, the significance of heritage months, Open Access scholarship, the student loan crisis, history in the movies, blackface photographs in yearbooks, and guilty pleasures.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "Lunch @ Lepage" will continue virtually on a biweekly basis throughout the summer.
Virtual "Lunch @ Lepage" dates:
Virtual "Lunch @ Lepage" occurs from 12:30 - 1:30pm via Zoom.
All are welcome; RSVP is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the URL.