Category Archives: Faculty Presentation

Dr. Robert Shaffern helps to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

On Tuesday, 26 September, University of Scranton professor of medieval history, Robert Shaffern Ph.D., delivered a lecture titled “Johan Tetzel and the Protestant Reformation.” The talk was organized by Phil Yevics and the Scranton-based ecumenical group, Christian Communities Gathering, as … Continue reading

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Dr. Poulson presents on “Divorce & Women’s Rights” in the Hoosier State

On February 20th, Dr. Susan Poulson presented a paper entitled, “Divorce & Women’s Rights: Robert Dale Owen, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Horace Greeley” at the Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1860, Greeley, an influential newspaper … Continue reading

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Scranton Faculty at the AHA

Dr. Sean Brennan, Dr. Shuhua Fan, and Dr. Adam Pratt all participated in the recent gathering of the American Historical Association in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2016.  Dr. Fan presented, “Francis Knight, President Eliot, Ko Kunhua, and the Harvard Chinese … Continue reading

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The Hope Horn Gallery Presents Former Scranton Mayor Ezra Ripple’s Civil War Memoir

James Taylor. Leaving Florence Prison. Digital reproduction of lantern slide.  1897. During the 1890s, Civil War veteran and Scranton mayor Ezra Ripple presented public lectures about his experiences as a prisoner of war in camps at Andersonville, Georgia, and Florence, … Continue reading

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Dr. Dzurec presents at University for a Day

The past September Dr. David Dzurec presented “Remember that Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism” at the Schemel Forum’s University for a Day.  The full talk can be viewed here.    

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Spring Semester Presentations

This Spring Dr. Shuhua Fan presented her paper “Francis Knight’s Scheme and the Harvard Chinese Class, 1877-1882,” at the “Taiwan and China in the World” International Conference sponsored by the University of Scranton’s Asian Studies Programs. Dr. Susan Poulson recently … Continue reading

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Dr. Shuhua Fan at the AHA in NYC

Dr. Shuhua Fan presented a paper titled “Preserving Chinese Scholarly Personnel: John King Fairbank and the Rescue Mission of the Harvard-Yenching Institute in Wartime China” at a panel she organized titled “Preserving China’s Human Resources: War, Everyday Resistance, and National … Continue reading

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Dr. Brennan Back in (what was once) the USSR

Dr. Sean Brennan will be presenting a paper entitled: “The German and Austrian Question at Yalta and Beyond” at a conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Yalta summit on February 25.  The meeting, held in Moscow, is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Things get Medieval in Chicago

On Saturday, October 18, Dr. Robert Shaffern delivered a paper entitled, “Indulgences, Syon Abbey, and the Revelations of St. Bridget of Sweden,” at the Midwest Medieval Conference, which was hosted by Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Dr. Shaffern’s paper … Continue reading

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The Jesuit and the “Maine Law”

Dr. David Dzurec recently presented The Jesuit and the “Maine Law”:  The Temperance Efforts of Fr. John Bapst at the Crossings and Dwellings Conference at Loyola University Chicago.  

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