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History Alumnus Gresick Awarded Maryland Teacher of the Year

Matthew Gresick ’02 was recently awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2020 History Teacher of the Year for Maryland.

Posted on 8/11/2020 11:47:49 AM

History Department 2020 Commencement

The History Department will celebrate its 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Department and scholarship awards will also be announced during the event.

Posted on 5/6/2020 10:34:47 AM

History Alumnus Richards Publishes Trinity Hall Research

Samuel J. Richards ’04 recently had his research on Trinity Hall in Washington County published by the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Trinity Hall was an Episcopalian boys’ school that operated in the late 1800s and eventually became what is now Trinity High School.

Posted on 4/29/2020 10:08:47 AM

Honors History Class Chronicles IUP and COVID-19

History students in the Cook Honors College are submitting  videos about their lives in isolation, class work online, and how they are managing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on 4/17/2020 1:51:05 PM

History Alumnus Lynn Receives Student Teaching Award

Roy Lynn, a May 2019 graduate from the History Department and the Cook Honors College, received the 2018–19 Student Teacher Award from the Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies.

Posted on 11/1/2019 10:54:45 AM

Local Student Confirmed as Student Member of State System of Higher Education Board of Governors

Alexander Fefolt, of Indiana, a history pre-law and political science major in the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been confirmed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors.

Posted on 9/26/2019 1:24:49 PM

Conlin Receives Arthur W. Thompson Award for Article

Erin Conlin, assistant professor of History, was awardedthe Arthur W. Thompson Award by the FloridaHistorical Quarterlyfor the most outstanding article published in 2018.

Posted on 6/6/2019 9:29:19 AM

Conlin Publishes Article on Farmworkers in Age of Industrial Agriculture

Erin Conlin, a faculty member in the Department of History, recently published her chapter “African American and Latino Workers in the Age of Industrial Agriculture” in a new edited volume titled Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power.

Posted on 4/22/2019 1:39:54 PM

History Undergraduate Conference, February 27

Students will present their research on various topics at the fourth annual IUP History Department Conference. The day will conclude with the keynote speaker, Philip Nash, presenting “Myths and Misconceptions of World War II.”

Posted on 2/15/2019 2:54:41 PM

Baumler Publishes Article on China and International Opium System

Alan Baumler’s article, published in the journal Frontiers of History in China, is a study of the Chinese Republican government’s attempts to influence the emerging international drug control system.

Posted on 11/5/2018 9:05:21 AM

Conlin Publishes Chapter on African American and Latino Workers in Age of Industrial Agriculture

Erin Conlin recently published a chapter, “African American and Latino Workers in the Age of Industrial Agriculture,” in a new book, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power.

Posted on 10/3/2018 8:11:12 AM

Mannard Receives CPA Press Award

History Department faculty member Joseph Mannard recently received first place for Best Feature Article by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada for his article, “Our Dear Houses Are Here, There and Everywhere: The Convent Revolution in Antebellum America.”

Posted on 7/31/2018 8:33:48 AM

Finkelman to Give Black History Month Lecture on February 20

Paul Finkelman, Fulbright research chair in Human Rights and Social Justice, University of Ottawa, will present “The Hidden History of Civil Rights in the North,” a public lecture to celebrate Black History Month and the 209th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Posted on 2/8/2018 10:31:48 AM

Moore Delivers Lecture About Archaeological Work on Cyprus

R. Scott Moore recently delivered an invited lecture, “Trade and Commerce on Cyprus in the Roman Period,” for the Archaeology Lecture Series hosted by the College of Wooster.

Posted on 11/27/2017 9:35:58 AM

Marcus Inducted Into Walk of Fame

Dr. Irwin Marcus, emeritus professor of history at IUP, was recently part of the first class of inductees to the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival Walk of Fame in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 9/19/2017 3:59:51 PM

History Department Publishes Book on “Trans Pacific Conversations”

The IUP History Department, in collaboration with Hebei University in China, recently published “Trans Pacific Conversations: Doing History in a Global Age.”

Posted on 4/17/2017 8:29:53 AM

Moore Publishes Linked Digital Version of Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal Town

William Caraher (University of North Dakota), R. Scott Moore (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), and David Pettegrew (Messiah College) have released a digital version of the results of their archaeological survey on Cyprus: Pyla-Koutsopetria I: Archaeological Survey of an Ancient Coastal Town.

Posted on 2/15/2017 9:04:29 AM

Trans-Pacific Conversation on History

Professor Jiang Xidong from Hebei University, China, will give a talk,  “Why Do We Need to Study Song China?” in Room 123 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Posted on 11/29/2016 12:10:15 PM

Historian Botelho Gives Keynote Address at Conference in Belgium

In August 2016, Lynn Botelho was invited to give the keynote address for “Wise or Worn Out? Growing Old in the Seventeenth-Century Low Countries,” Conference of the Netherlandish Study Group the Seventeenth Century in Leuven (Belgium).

Posted on 10/31/2016 4:23:57 PM

Historian Finegan Spent Time Teaching History in China

In summer 2016, Caleb Finegan was an invited lecturer/professor in the JNC International Summer Program at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.

Posted on 10/31/2016 4:19:58 PM

Conlin to Discuss African American and Latino Workers in the Age of Industrial Agriculture

Please join Erin Conlin (history) on Wednesday, October 12, in a discussion of her current research on pesticide exposure. This talk is part of the newly created Sustainability Studies minor.

Posted on 10/9/2016 8:36:42 AM

Historian Franklin-Rahkonen Selected as Speaker of the Year for Finlandia Foundation

The Finlandia Foundation has invited Franklin-Rahkonen to be their Speaker of the Year for 2016-2018.

Posted on 9/7/2016 9:22:38 AM

Historian Baumler Presents “Aviation, Gender, and Modernizing the Chinese Race, 1938–1944”

Alan Baumler presented a paper, “Aviation, Gender, and Modernizing the Chinese Race, 1938–1944,” at the International Society for the Study of the Chinese Overseas conference, University of British Columbia, July 6–8, 2016.

Posted on 7/25/2016 12:36:54 PM

Historians Conlin and Baker Publish Blog Post on Oral History Project

Erin Conlin and Christine Baker collaborated on an oral history project in spring 2016. In Baker's HIST 331, History of the Modern Middle East, with Conlin's assistance, students collected oral histories of Middle Eastern students studying at IUP.

Posted on 7/8/2016 7:53:10 PM

Historian Baumler Publishes Article on Chinese Pilots

Alan Baumler's newly published article, "Keep Calm and Carry On: Airmindedness and Mass Mobilization during the War of Resistance,” can be found in The Journal of Chinese Military History 5, no. 1 (June 1, 2016).

Posted on 7/8/2016 7:39:09 PM

Congratulations to History Students Who Received 2016 Chacivity Awards

The History Department is incredibly proud of Holly Kresge, Kyle McCollum, and Callie Campbell, three history majors who received Chacivity Awards this week.

Posted on 4/26/2016 3:44:09 PM

Congratulations to History Students Inducted into Phi Alpha Theta

Last week, several IUP History students were inducted into the IUP chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for history students. Members must have a minimum of 3.1 GPA in their History courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.

Posted on 4/25/2016 12:03:10 PM

Historian Mannard Presents on “The Strange Elopement of Sr. Ann Gertrude Wightt”

Joseph Mannard presented a paper titled “‘Enveloped in a Fog of Mystery’: The Strange Elopement of Sr. Ann Gertrude Wightt from Georgetown Visitation in 1831,” in the History Department’s brown bag series on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Posted on 4/25/2016 11:48:35 AM

Bodle Invited Signatory to Amicus Curia Brief to Supreme Court

Wayne Bodle was an invited contributor and signatory to an Amicus Curiae brief to the Supreme Court recently filed by the Constitutional Accountability Center in Washington D.C. in the case of "David A Zubic, et. al. v. Sylvia Burwell, Sectetary of Health and Human Services, et. al."

Posted on 3/4/2016 9:33:37 AM

Successful Spring 2016 History Student Conference

On Feb. 17, 2016, the History Department held an all-day student and alumni conference.The conference involved 18 student papers (from both undergraduate and graduate students).

Posted on 2/23/2016 10:24:20 AM

Historian Baker Publishes on Identity and Environment in Medieval Iran

Christine Baker published a chapter titled "The Lost Origins of the Daylamites: the Construction of a New Ethnic Legacy for the Buyids" in The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds.

Posted on 2/23/2016 9:52:51 AM

Historian Baker Presents on Medieval Sectarianism in Islamic World

Christine Baker attended the international Middle East Studies Association Conference and presented a paper titled “Remembering the ‘Shi’i Century’: The Fatimids, Buyids, ‘Abbasids, and local reactions to Tenth-Century ‘Sectarianism’.”

Posted on 12/1/2015 7:25:11 PM

Thomas Goodrich

Professor Goodrich was a specialist on the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamic World

Posted on 11/11/2015 10:17:44 PM

Conlin Presents on “Oral History Education in the 21st Century”

Erin Conlin attended the national Oral History Association Annual Conference and presented a paper titled “Incorporating Oral History” on a panel entitled  "Beyond the Interview: Oral History Education in the 21st Century.”

Posted on 11/2/2015 8:41:25 AM

Botelho Wins Gold at World Fencing Championships

Lynn Botelho of the IUP History Department competed at the 2015 Veteran World Fencing Championships in Limoges, France. Botelho, currently ranked 22nd in the world, was part of the U.S. Women’s Foil Team that won Gold, earning the World Championship title.

Posted on 10/29/2015 9:48:17 AM

Franklin-Rahkonen and Rahkonen Serve on Program Committee for FinnFest USA

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen of the History Department and Carl Rahkonen, music librarian, both served on the program committee for the national FinnFest USA, which took place in Buffalo, N.Y. on October 9–11, 2015.

Posted on 10/27/2015 10:21:47 AM

Social Studies Education/History Student Becker Receives Student Teacher Award

Katlyn Becker, Department of History and Cook Honors College, was chosen as a co-recipient of the 2015 Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies Student Teacher Award at the PCSS Conference in Harrisburg.

Posted on 10/21/2015 8:39:56 AM

Social Studies Students Attend PCSS Conference

Students majoring in History Social Studies Education attended the Pennsylvania Council of Social Studies Conference (PCSS) in Harrisburg from Oct 15 to 17.

Posted on 10/20/2015 8:22:43 AM

Historian Baker Presents on Paper-Making and the Exchange of Ideas

Professor Christine Baker presented a paper at the Mid Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR AAS) conference at the University of Pittsburgh. The theme of the conference was "Asia: Conflict and Cooperation."

Posted on 10/17/2015 11:14:03 AM

Historian Whited Presents on Food History and the Environment

Tamara Whited presented “Cheese and Pastoral Ecosystems in the Western Pyrenees” at the Fifth International Conference on Food Studies, held at Virginia Tech (Sept. 18–19, 2015).

Posted on 9/28/2015 2:11:41 PM

History/Social Studies Education Alumna Valeski Receives Teaching Award

Teddi Valeski, IUP alumna, received a David Wolkowsky 2015 Teachers of Merit Award.

Posted on 9/2/2015 8:51:04 AM

Free History Books

In preparation for our move to the new Humanities building, the History Department faculty are clearing out some of our books. If you enjoy history, then we have the books for you, for free!

Posted on 7/7/2015 2:13:22 PM

Baker Discusses Her Research on Islamic Sectarianism on Persian Culture and News Site

Christine Baker’s research into the origins and development of ideas of Islamic sectarianism (and why we’re so interested in the topic) was featured on a prominent news and culture blog called Ajam MC.

Posted on 4/29/2015 8:50:22 PM

Baumler Presents On “Nationalist Fliers and Mass Propaganda” at Asian Studies National Meeting

Alan Baumler presented “Nationalist Fliers and Mass Propaganda During the War of Resistance” at the Association for Asian Studies National Meeting in Chicago, March 2015.

Posted on 4/3/2015 11:11:35 AM

IUP Public History Graduate Discovers WWII Poster Cache

Hilary Lewis Walczak, an archivist at Grove City College, discovered a locked drawer that had not been opened in about 60 years containing 175 World War II-era posters.

Posted on 3/17/2015 9:52:58 AM

Recent IUP History Graduate Promoted to Assistant Vice President

Rebecca Lingenfelter, a recent History Department graduate, has been promoted to assistant vice president, BSA compliance specialist, and internal audit coordinator with Indiana First Bank.

Posted on 3/15/2015 3:05:42 PM

Baumler to Discuss “Nationalist Fliers and Mass Propaganda” on March 24

Alan Baumler will deliver a History Department talk, “Nationalist Fliers and Mass Propaganda During the War of Resistance,” on March 24. This talk, part of the departmental lecture series, is open to the public.

Posted on 2/25/2015 9:11:26 AM

Baker Presents on Sectarianism in the Middle East

Christine Baker delivered a talk on the Sectarian Crisisin the Middle East at St. Andrew’s Village on February 17 as part of the 2015 GreatDecisions series on Foreign Policy.

Posted on 2/19/2015 4:11:55 PM

Moore Publishes Book on Cyprus Research

Scott Moore, along with his co-authors William Caraher and David Pettegrew, published a book detailing their findings from 10 years of archaeological research at the site of Pyla-Koutsopetria, Cyprus.

Posted on 11/19/2014 8:33:25 AM

Botelho Gives Richard Geiger History Lecture at St. Ambrose University

Lynn Botelho presented “The Gender Neutrality of Old Age: Ageing, Medicine, and Money in Early Modern Europe” on November 13, 2014.

Posted on 11/14/2014 2:41:09 PM

Moore Publishes on Early Christian Basilica in Cyprus

R. Scott Moore recently published an article on his archaeological work in Cyprus at the ancient site of Arsinoe (modern Polis).

Posted on 10/21/2014 9:43:41 AM

Baumler Discusses Geneva Opium Conferences

Alan Baumler, a faculty member in IUP’s History Department, recently delivered a talk “The Chinese People on Trial: The Geneva Opium Conferences 1924–1925” at Penn State University.

Posted on 10/16/2014 10:08:42 AM

Introduction to Public History Students Visit Heinz History Center

This History Department graduate course introduces students to the diverse fields comprising “public history.” Students learn both theory and practice by reading relevant materials, speaking with professionals in the field, and generating public history projects.

Posted on 10/10/2014 9:24:39 AM

Mannard Publishes on Antebellum Visitation Convents in Maryland Historical Magazine

Joseph Mannard published the article "‘We Are Determined to Be White Ladies’: Race, Identity, and the Maryland Tradition in Antebellum Visitation Convents”

Posted on 9/17/2014 9:43:58 AM

Mannard Awarded a Lord Baltimore Research Fellowship

Joseph Mannard, Department of History, was recently awarded a Lord Baltimore ResearchFellowship by the Maryland Historical Society.

Posted on 9/10/2014 9:41:11 AM

Conlin Joins History Faculty

The History Department is pleased to welcome Erin Conlin as our newest colleague.

Posted on 8/21/2014 11:48:45 AM

Arpaia Elected Vice President of American Academy in Rome Council of Fellows

Paul Arpaia, Department of History, was elected to a two-year team as a vice president of the Council of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.

Posted on 2/24/2014 8:51:18 AM

Social Studies Education Majors win Student Teacher Award

Teddi Valeski (Fall 2012) and Beth Kromka (Spring 2013) were named corecipients of the Student Teacher of the Year Award given by the PA Council for the SocialStudies at its annual conference in Harrisburg on October 17, 2013.

Posted on 11/13/2013 5:22:56 PM

Social Studies Education Majors Attend 2013 Pennsylvania Council for Social Studies Conference

Subsidizedby ESF funds from the History Department, 31 Social Studies Educationmajors attended the annual Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies conference in Harrisburg on October 18,2013.

Posted on 11/7/2013 10:53:18 AM

Whited Participates in Environmental History Program

Tamara Whited, Department of History, traveled to Lavin, Switzerland, in mid-August 2013 to participate as afaculty instructor in an environmental history summer school geared toward theneeds of mid-level graduate students from Europe and North America.

Posted on 9/20/2013 9:24:19 AM

Mannard Presents on Antebellum Visitation Convents at History of Women Religious Conference

Joe Mannard of the History Department attended the ninth triennial meeting of the Conference on the History of Women Religious, held at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 23–26, 2013.

Posted on 7/2/2013 1:34:54 PM

History Day at IUP

On March 8, 2013, Indiana University of Pennsylvania hosted the regional competition of this year’s National History Day with the theme “Turning Points in History.”

Posted on 4/12/2013 9:41:27 AM

History Graduate Student Featured in Newspaper

A History Department graduate student, Joshua McConnell, is doing an internship at the Altoona Area Public Library. His discovery of rare finds in a storage area is featured in the Altoona Mirror.

Posted on 4/8/2013 1:00:13 PM

History Professor Emeritus Tom Goodrich Honored with Journal Issue Dedication

The Journal of Ottoman Studies has dedicated two issues to Tom Goodrich, history professor emeritus, in honor of his significant contributions to research in this field.

Posted on 2/2/2013 7:51:55 PM

Botelho Interviewed on English Radio

Lynn Botelho, who is currently on sabbatical from the Department of History with a Fulbright–King’s College London Scholar Award, was recently interviewed by Mike Stonard of Future Radio about her current research project.

Posted on 10/5/2012 9:35:24 AM

Arpaia Discusses Antisemitism Through the Fall of Mussolini

Paul Arpaia, Department of History, delivered a lecture, “Antisemitism, Italian Style: The Italian Royal Academy, 1938–1943,” at the New York Public Library on May 18, 2012.

Posted on 8/27/2012 6:44:05 PM

Penn Hills Native Delves Into Indiana County History

IUP History graduate student Chris Lamonde is featured in an online article on TribLive speaking about his service learning project.

Posted on 7/31/2012 7:32:46 PM

Botelho Receives Fulbright Award

Lynn Botelho, a faculty member from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s History Department, received a Fulbright–King’s College London Scholar Award to enable her to research at King’s College London on one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Posted on 5/23/2012 8:14:02 AM

Hess Presents on “Lessons” of the Vietnam War

The History Department and Asian Studies program are sponsoring a public lecture by Gary Hess, “Explaining Failure: The Debate over the ‘Lessons’ of the Vietnam War,” on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

Posted on 3/27/2012 10:45:22 AM

History 195 Replaced by Three New Classes

In the new Liberal Studies curriculum starting in Fall 2012, “History 195: History of the Modern Era” will be replaced by three new classes.

Posted on 3/27/2012 10:40:33 AM

Mazak-Kahne Discusses Organized Crime in Pennsylvania

Jeanine Mazak-Kahne, Department of History, recently published an article entitled “Small Town Mafia: Organized Crime in New Kensington, Pennsylvania” in the Autumn 2011 edition of Pennsylvania History.

Posted on 2/20/2012 9:10:44 AM

Baumler Interviewed on WIUP about China

Dr. Alan Baumler was interviewed on WIUP radio by philosophy student Ian Todd about China's rise to its new position as an international power. Dr. Baumler's research interests center on the political and cultural history of the Chinese Republic.

Posted on 12/9/2011 8:09:10 AM

Mazak-Kahne Presents Paper on Organized Crime

Dr. Jeanine Mazak-Kahne presented a paper "The War on Organized Crime The Mannarino Family and the Feds, 1951 1963" at the Pennsylvania Historical Association annual conference on October 14, 2011.

Posted on 12/5/2011 10:55:13 AM

Arpaia Publishes “The Battle over Nationalism and the War for Libya”

Dr. Paul Arpaia, Department of History, published the lead article in the 2011 issue of the Annali della Fondazione Ugo La Malfa.

Posted on 11/10/2011 10:10:55 AM

Botelho Featured in “Around the Oak Grove”

Dr. Lynn Botelho was recently featured in the IUP blog Around the Oak Grove for her research on old age and the aging body in early modern England, as well as for her success in competitive fencing.

Posted on 9/13/2011 11:58:36 AM

Botelho to Discuss Aging on WTAJ-TV

IUP professor of history and University Professor Dr. Lynn Botelho will be featured on a new television show on WTAJ-TV called Central PA Live on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

Posted on 9/12/2011 9:58:32 AM

Arpaia Letter Reflects on September 11 Attacks

Paul Arpaia, Department of History, published a letter to the editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reflecting both his thoughts on the September 11 attacks.

Posted on 9/12/2011 8:59:26 AM

Lu to Participate in NEH Summer Institute

Dr. Soo Lu, an associate professor in the History Department, will participate in the NEH Summer Institute in Honolulu on June 20–July 22, 2011.

Posted on 4/8/2011 12:09:43 PM

Arpaia Selected for September 11 Organization Steering Committee

Dr. Paul Arpaia of the History Department will join the steering committee of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization founded by family members of those killed on that day.

Posted on 4/5/2011 12:39:49 PM

Botelho Gives Plenary on “The Disappearing Female”

Dr. Lynn Botelho, Department of History, gave the lunchtime plenary address to the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Posted on 3/28/2011 9:50:08 AM

Mannard Publishes Article on Escaped Nun Phenomenon

Dr. Joseph Mannard of the History Department has published an article in the latest number of the Maryland Historical Magazine entitled “‘What Has become of Olivia Neal?’: The Escaped Nun Phenomenon in Antebellum America.”

Posted on 3/14/2011 9:42:33 AM

Civil War Conversation: “Secession, States’ Rights, and Slavery”

Dr. Joe Mannard, Dr. Gwen Torges, and Dr. Theresa McDevitt will raise awareness of the Sesquicentennial of the U.S. Civil War at the Six O’Clock Series discussion on Monday, March 14, 2011.

Posted on 2/22/2011 9:08:32 AM

Arpaia Publishes Review of Riley’s “Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe”

Dr. Paul Arpaia, History Department, has written a book review of Dylan J. Riley’s the Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870-1945 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2010).

Posted on 2/5/2011 11:23:25 PM

Moore to Deliver Danielle Parks Memorial Lecture in Canada

Dr. Scott Moore, Department of History, will deliver the Danielle Parks Memorial Lecture at the AIA Niagara Peninsula Society at Brock University on December 5, 2010.

Posted on 11/29/2010 5:49:51 PM

Botelho Completes Term as President of Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies

Dr. Lynn Botelho of the History Department has just finished her term as president of the Middle Atlantic Conference on British Studies. She capped her tenure by hosting the national meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) in Baltimore on November 12-14, 2010.

Posted on 11/16/2010 9:34:26 PM

Arpaia to Deliver Paper in Australia

Dr. Paul Arpaia, Department of History, will give a paper on Fascist memoirs at an international conference in Australia titled “War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature” from November 22–24, 2010.

Posted on 11/8/2010 3:19:08 PM

Moore Elected to Board of Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

Dr. Scott Moore was elected to a three-year term on the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute Board of Trustees.

Posted on 9/24/2010 9:57:40 AM

Franklin-Rahkonen Elected to Finnish Council in America

Dr. Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen of the History Department has been elected to serve on the Finnish Council in America, an advisory body to the President of Finlandia University.

Posted on 9/17/2010 9:17:22 AM

Paper on Virtual Archaeology Published in Anthropology News

“Public Archaeology in Virtual Worlds,” an article by Anthropology and History faculty members and students, was included in a special section on anthropological education in the September issue of Anthropology News.

Posted on 9/13/2010 9:53:56 AM

Arpaia to Present on Gerarca Luigi Federzoni at Rome Conference

Dr. Paul Arpaia will present “Converging and Diverging Parallels: The Case of the Gerarca Luigi Federzoni (1878–1967)” at a Catholicism and Fascism in Europe 1918–1945 conference, held from September 15–17, 2010.

Posted on 9/3/2010 9:26:06 AM

Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project 2010 Field Season Completed

From May 20 to June 21, 2010, the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project conducted a study and field season in the coastal zone of Pyla Village on the south coast of Cyprus.

Posted on 8/15/2010 9:21:07 PM

Baumler Presents Opium Paper at Sichuan University

Dr. Alan Baumler, Department of History, presented a paper entitled “The Opium Trade and the Opium Problem in Republican China.”

Posted on 7/19/2010 9:28:12 PM

History Club Raises Funds for Slebodnik Scholarship

IUP’s History Club raised $1,000 for the Eric Slebodnik Scholarship at a fundraising dinner it held April 16, 2010, in the Indiana Zion Lutheran Church.

Posted on 5/24/2010 9:01:03 AM

Moore Awarded Faculty Professional Development Council Grant

Dr. Scott Moore, Department of History, was recently awarded a 2010 PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council Grant for his proposal “Remote Sensing, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Archaeology in Cyprus.”

Posted on 5/3/2010 11:07:07 AM

Mannard to Discuss “Escaped Nun” Phenomenon

Dr. Joseph Mannard, Department of History, will deliver a paper, “The ‘Escaped Nun’ Phenomenon in Antebellum America: The Case of Olivia Neale,” at the eighth triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious—Confronting Challenges: Women Religious Respond to Change, taking place in Scranton, Pa., June 27–30, 2010.

Posted on 4/29/2010 8:59:46 AM

Lu to Present on “Educating Overseas Chinese Youth in the Early Cold War”

Dr. Soo Lu, Department of History, will present “‘The Youth Problem’: Educating Overseas Chinese Youth in the Early Cold War” at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas in Singapore on May 8, 2010.

Posted on 4/28/2010 1:25:47 PM

Botelho Publishes Article in Histoire Sociale-Social History

Dr. Lynn Botelho published an article titled “London Calling! Paul Griffith’s Lost Londons: Change, Crime, and Control in the Capital City 1550–1660 (2009),” with R. Conners in Histoire sociale-Social History (Spring 2010).

Posted on 4/26/2010 9:09:32 AM

Mannard Publishes on Charles White and Catholic Domesticity

Dr. Joe Mannard, Department of History, published an article entitled “Mission and Duties of Young Women: Charles White and the Promotion of Catholic Domesticity in Antebellum Baltimore” in American Catholic Studies.

Posted on 4/23/2010 9:28:06 AM

Franklin-Rahkonen to Present on Finland’s Changing Image

Dr. Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen will present “The Changing Image of Finland among Finnish-Americans” at the joint conference of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies in Seattle, Wash., on April 23, 2010.

Posted on 4/15/2010 12:53:47 PM

Lu Appointed Visiting Affiliate at Asia Research Institute

Dr. Soo Lu of the Department of History has been appointed a visiting affiliate at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore.

Posted on 4/9/2010 9:23:54 AM

Mannard on Academic Advisory Board for “Annual Editions”

Dr. Joe Mannard of the Department of History is serving on the academic advisory board for Annual Editions: United States History: Volume I—Colonial Through Reconstruction.

Posted on 4/6/2010 4:02:31 PM

Botelho to Present on “Social History of Elite Peasants” in Belgium

Dr. Lynn Botelho of the Department of History will give a paper, as well as chair and comment on panels, at the Europe Social Science History Conference in Ghent, Belgium, on April 12–17, 2010.

Posted on 4/1/2010 10:23:55 PM

Arpaia Reviews “Genocide Before the Holocaust”

Dr. Paul Arpaia of the Department of History reviewed Cathie Carmichael, author of Genocide before the Holocaust, for the April 2010 issue of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Posted on 3/31/2010 3:34:19 PM

Moore to Talk about Archaeology in Cyprus

Dr. Scott Moore, Department of History, will give a talk at the Indiana Free Library on Wednesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. on his archaeological research in Cyprus.

Posted on 3/25/2010 10:08:37 PM

Marcus to Speak at Indiana Free Library

Dr. Irwin Marcus will present “The U.S. in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Irish, Italian, and Japanese Immigrations and Migrations” at the Indiana Free Library on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 3/25/2010 2:28:34 PM

Finegan to be Keynote Speaker for Conference of the Southern Alleghenies Learn and Serve Alliance

Dr. Caleb Finegan, Department of History, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 2010 Conference of the Southern Alleghenies Learn and Serve Alliance.

Posted on 3/24/2010 1:07:37 PM

Arpaia Elected to Council of Society of Fellows of American Academy in Rome

Dr. Paul Arpaia of the Department of History has been elected for a two-year term to the Council of the Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.

Posted on 3/19/2010 8:51:45 AM

Botelho Presents on “The Disappearing Female”

Dr. Lynn Botelho of the Department of History will present the keynote lecture, “The Disappearing Female: The Gender-neutral Body in Early Modern England,” at the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program in March 2010 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Posted on 3/2/2010 11:12:39 AM

In Memory of Judy McDonough

Her presence left fond memories of her as a colleague and as a friend.

Posted on 10/15/2009 2:07:26 PM

Baumler Presents “American Research on Republican China”

Dr. Alan Baumler of the Department of History recently presented “American Research on Republican China: Situation and Achievements” at the conference Collection Development, Research, and Service on Chinese Studies.

Posted on 9/8/2009 2:35:19 PM

2009 Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project Field Season

The Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP), under the direction of Dr. R. Scott Moore (History Department) and colleagues, has completed its seventh season of archaeological fieldwork in the coastal zone of Pyla Village near Larnaka Cyprus.

Posted on 8/24/2009 11:17:45 PM

Arpaia Promoted to Associate Professor

The faculty of the Department of History congratulates Dr. Paul Arpaia on his promotion to the rank of associate professor, effective with the Fall 2009 semester.

Posted on 7/24/2009 9:57:27 AM

Moore Presents Paper on Pyla-Koutsopetria Project in Cyprus

R. Scott Moore of the History Department recently presented a paper, “The Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project: Season 7,” at the twenty-seventh annual CAARI Archaeological Workshop (2009), in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Posted on 7/23/2009 10:35:33 AM

Marcus, Emeritus Professor of History, Presents “Chicago: 1880-1980”

Starting July 20, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. and running for three Mondays at the Indiana Free Library, emeritus professor of History Dr. Irwin Marcus will present “Chicago: 1880–1980.”

Posted on 7/22/2009 10:03:27 AM

History’s Baumler Publishes Article in “Glimpse”

Dr. Alan Baumler of the History Department recently published an article in the Spring 2009 volume of interdisciplinary journal Glimpse.

Posted on 7/21/2009 10:19:43 AM

History Department Fall Convocation Set for September 13

The History Department’s annual fall convocation will be held Sunday, September 13, 2009. This event includes a short program, workshops, a picnic, and a kickball game between the faculty and History majors.

Posted on 7/20/2009 8:55:55 AM

Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project Season Begins in Larnaka, Cyprus

The Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project (PKAP) began its annual fieldwork on May 25, 2009, outside of Larnaka, Cyprus. The project is a collaboration between Dr. Scott Moore of the Department of History at IUP and scholars from the University of North Dakota and Messiah College (Pa).

Posted on 5/30/2009 1:37:30 AM

IUP Students and Faculty Visit Cyprus

This summer, a number of IUP students and faculty members are visiting the island of Cyprus, located in the eastern Mediterranean.

Posted on 5/17/2009 10:17:05 PM

Moore Coedits Book on Archaeology and History in Roman, Medieval, and Post-Medieval Greece

History Professor R. Scott Moore recently coedited Archaeology and History in Roman, Medieval and Post-Medieval Greece: Studies on Method and Meaning in Honor of Timothy E. Gregory.

Posted on 10/16/2008 1:43:30 PM

Arpaia speaks on Luigi Federzoni at the American Academy in Rome

Paul Arpaia presented “A Preface to a Biography of Luigi Federzoni (1878-1967)” at the American Academy in Rome and served as a panel member on the Italian public television documentary “Il Viaggio di Hitler in Italia” (Hitler’s Trip to Italy).

Posted on 9/22/2008 1:13:52 PM

Bodle Publishes and Presents on American History

Wayne Bodle published in both the Bulletin de la Societe Archeologique du Vendomois and Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life.

Posted on 9/19/2008 1:59:03 PM

Botelho Organizes International Conference on Western Medical Cultures and Gender

Professor Lynn Botelho, of the History Department, coorganized the international conference “(Re)constructing the Aging Body: Western Medical Cultures and Gender, 1600–2000” at Johannes Gutenberg–University Mainz, Germany, September 26–29, 2008.

Posted on 9/19/2008 1:53:53 PM

History Professor, Students Participate in Cyprus Research Project

History professor Dr. R. Scott Moore recently completed the sixth season of an archaeological investigation in Cyprus.

Posted on 9/17/2008 1:20:15 PM

“Widows in Convents” by History Professor Mannard Published in U.S. Catholic Historian

The U.S. Catholic Historian published “Widows in Convents of the Early Republic: The Archdiocese of Baltimore, 1790-1860” by Joe Mannard in a special issue on Catholics in the Early American Republic.

Posted on 9/11/2008 2:24:39 PM

Franklin-Rahkonen Discusses Finnish War and Education

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen made presentations at Finn Fest 2008 in Duluth, Minn., and at the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies in Bloomington, Ind.

Posted on 9/10/2008 10:47:07 AM

Archaeologists Use Advanced Geospatial Technologies in Summer Field Projects

IUP faculty and student archaeologists had a busy summer investigating ancient sites and civilizations in Pennsylvania, Cyprus, and New Mexico. An exciting part of these projects was the use of advanced geospatial technologies combined with traditional archaeological research.

Posted on 9/3/2008 8:29:58 AM

2008 History Department Fall Convocation

The annual History Department Fall Convocation will be held on September 7, 2008, in Gorell Hall in Sutton Hall. The convocation will start at 2 00 with workshops, a picnic, and a faculty versus students kickball game to follow.

Posted on 7/25/2008 8:29:08 PM

IUP and Archaeology in Cyprus

The Pyla Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, under the direction of Professor R. Scott Moore and others, recently completed its sixth season of fieldwork at the site of Pyla-Koutsopetria on Cyprus.

Posted on 7/25/2008 8:26:38 PM

Dr. Botelho Honored with Distinguished Faculty Research Award

Dr. Lynn Botelho was recently honored with the 2008 University Distinguished Faculty Research Award.

Posted on 7/25/2008 8:10:45 PM

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