Senior History Major Maura Burns Wins Research Awards at Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Conference


Congratulations to Senior History Major Maura Burns for earning 2nd place in the poster competition at the Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Conference which was held October 12-14 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station in Scranton. Maura’s poster was the result of research completed during her Craft of the Historian course, under the direction of Dr. Aiala Levy, this past year. Burns’ poster drew on primary research at a variety of locations including the Lackawanna Historical Society, McDade Park Anthracite Museum, and the Lackawanna County Library System.  Her projects offered insight into the labor conditions faced by Scranton’s anthracite coal miners in the 19th and 20th centuries. Maura will also be donating her poster to the Lackawanna Historical Society, and is grateful to the society for their research assistance.  So noted that “they helped me tremendously when it came to finding primary sources”.  Maura’s poster will also appear in an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Historical Association magazine.  In addition to her History Major, Maura is minoring in Biology and plans to enroll in dental school in the fall.


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