History

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May 25, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Remembering Veterans on Memorial Day

Dr. Peter Siskind Associate Provost for Finance and Planning Years at Arcadia: 16 Expertise: post-World War II American political and urban/suburban history Advice to students: “I'm a big fan of complexity. It's a trait of a lot of historians, to try to not reduce things to single causes or...

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Apr 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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Nicholas Schiavo Feb 6, 2020 11:13 am

Return to Sender

If you told me in my senior year of high school that I would spend the rest of my career there, I would have laughed and walked away. I was so ready to graduate and forget about the awkward, embarrassing, and goofy four years I just spent in school.  Yet there I was, on Oct. 3,...

Elizabeth Heiland with her poster at the conference.

Dec 9, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Honors Students Present on Holocaust, Migrant Children, and First Amendment at National Conference

Four students presented at the 54th National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC) in New Orleans from Nov. 6 to 10 on the rescue efforts of Jewish people during the Holocaust, the education of detained migrant children, the First Amendment and how it relations to American war memorials, and the need...

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 Jen 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...