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Think Tank Competition for Funding Projects

The Humanities Research Lab is seeking project proposals.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:45

Get funding for a collaborative interdisciplinary project with faculty. The Humanities Research Lab (2035 Church Rd) is hosting a Think Tank Competition for students and faculty working on cutting-edge humanities projects (Art History, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages). The groups working on the project must include faculty and students. 

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Dec 18, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Siskind Organizes Urban History Association Conference

Dr. Peter Siskind, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, assistant professor of History, and executive director of the Urban History Association (UHA), was a primary organizer of UHA’s Ninth Biennial Conference, held in Columbia, S.C. from Oct. 18 to 21. More than 400 scholars...

Dec 17, 2018 Patricia Greenwood

MLK, Jr. Holiday Program 2019

This year's annual holiday recognition program and celebration, in collaboration with the Cheltenham Area Branch of the NAACP, and Arcadia student clubs: the Black Awareness Society, POWER (Pushing Our Women of color to Excel in the Real world), and Scarlet Steppers, is entitled "YOUTH FORUM 2019...

Dec 7, 2018 Patricia Greenwood

Student Exhibition, Landman Library

Corsets to Camisoles: Beaver College Girls from Victoria to Gatsby, 1880-1930 Curated by William Freedman, Class of 2019, this exhibition explores the period of dramatic social change that took place in America over the course of fifty years between the 1880s and 1930s, through the lens of...

Isabela Secanechia Apr 20, 2017 12:00 am

David Jerez-Szathmary ’19, Art and History Major

What made you choose Arcadia? The climate. I visited another college, looked at the people there, and thought, “It’s gonna be high school all over again. It’s just gonna be cliques of popular people and people who feel like they’re above being your friend.” Arcadia was so much more...

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Dec 22, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Paradis Publishes on African-American Cavalry in Civil War

Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history, published “Men of Nerve: The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War” in the December 2015 issue of Military Images, a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. Paradis writes on the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, one of...

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Nov 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in...

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Aug 18, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Paradis’ Account of Black Union Infantry Highlighted in Military Images

Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history, was quoted in the Summer 2015 issue of Military Images, a magazine dedicated to the photographic history of the Civil War. The article details the history of the 6th United States Colored Infantry, one of 11 regiments to train at Camp William...

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Mar 10, 2015 Purnell Cropper

HAPS Alumni Return to Speak on Finding Work, Professional Skills

On March 2, nine recent alumni of the Historical and Political Studies department returned to campus to speak to more than 40 students and graduating seniors about working in the field. Through the panel, current students saw “the range of different types of careers that majors in the department...

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Feb 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Dr. Paradis Presents on Role of Black Troops in Civil War at La Mott Community Center

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Civil War expert and Adjunct Professor of History Dr. James Paradis presented “1865 The Union Is Saved” at the La Mott Community Center and Free Library. Dr. Paradis spoke on the role of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in the Civil War and the war’s aftermath on...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read her...

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Sep 10, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Babcock Provides Q&A for ‘So What Can You Do With a History Major?’ Series

Caitlin Babcock, a graduate of the M.A. program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, was interviewed by “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” blogger John Fea, a professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, for a Q&A...