Category Archives: Talk

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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Dr. Shaffern addresses the German Historical Institute in Rome

Dr. Robert Shaffern addressed the German Historical Institute in Rome on June 9. This institute, founded by the Prussian government in 1888, is the oldest of its kind in Europe. His lecture, entitled “Tetzel and the Mendicant Orders,” was part … Continue reading

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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. 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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Upcoming Talk–A Searing Love: Protest in the 1960s

    The Royals Historical Society is sponsoring a talk by David Wyatt entitled “A Searing Love: Protest in the 1960s.”  The talk will take place on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in LSC 238 at 4:00.  The event is open … Continue reading

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