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Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship Position

The Department of History at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of women, gender, and sexuality, with a preference for a scholar whose research focuses on Europe. Time period is open. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the History department’s undergraduate curriculum through courses in the history of women, gender, and sexuality and its graduate program’s concentration in Environments, Cities, and Cultures. Additionally, the candidate is expected to teach courses in the College of Liberal Arts’ Global Studies Program, an undergraduate interdisciplinary program focusing on global economies and cultures. Applications should include:

  • A cover letter
  • CV
  • Sample syllabi for a course (at any level) on women, gender, and sexuality and an introductory global studies class for undergraduates.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover. Candidates may be asked subsequently to submit research materials in the form of articles or a dissertation chapter. Review of files will begin November 1, 2017. Submit materials via Interfolio at the following link. Temple University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Meet Olivia D’Aiutolo: Temple Alumna Dangerous with Flintlock

When I chose to major in history at the start of my undergraduate career, I was certain I would be going to law school and becoming a lawyer. When I changed my mind about that in my Olivia D'Aiutolo 1sophomore year, I knew I would stick with history because I loved it. I graduated from Temple in 2016 with a bachelor’s in history and a special foreign language certificate in Italian. I chose Italian because of my familial background and a desire to study abroad in Italy—which I did do in 2014.

A month after graduation, I moved to Newport News, VA, five minutes from Yorktown and twenty from Williamsburg. I applied for every job with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for which I could be qualified and obtained a postgraduate internship in development. I’ve gotten to be extremely involved in history despite working in development. In fact, I am writing this in my office in the St. George Tucker House, built in 1718, just off Palace Green.

Our division takes a day to engage in the activities that our visitors enjoy so that we may better convey information and relate to our donors. In September, I tested the new musket range, where I shot 18th century flintlock muskets and fowlers. That was one of the best experiences I’ve had here thus far—feeling the weight of the musket, trying to load it clumsily and slowly—because I felt closer to the part of history I focused on at Temple, the American Revolution.

In August 2017, I will be attending the College of William & Mary as a master’s student in the Higher Education Administration program with the hope of becoming an academic advisor. While I feel confident in this new direction, I won’t forget that studying history provided me with the skills and knowledge to get to this point. As a history student at Temple, I drastically improved my writing, research method, critical thinking, and historical understanding. I became significantly more organized, efficient, and detail-oriented. The only concern I’m left with after graduating from Temple is that I know Chicago format with my eyes closed—but in the School of Education at William & Mary, I will be writing almost exclusively in APA.


Meet Alumnus Jake Callahan: Development Producer, NBC Universal

For over a decade I’ve had the great pleasure of working in the television industry as a creative producer, developing original programming for the Military Channel, NFL Network, HBO, NBC Sports, CNBC and CNBC Europe.  Today I do the primary amount of my work for CNBC as a news producer, which appears in over 400-million homes worldwide.   While the broadcast and media industry are extremely competitive, my degree in history has helped me excel in this field over the last decade.  Studying history taught me invaluable research and writing skills that I use on a daily basis as a news producer.  Learning the trademark skills of historians has been and will continue to be instrumental in my career in television and entertainment.

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Meet Alumnus Nelson Boyle

Meet Nelson Boyle, Temple History ’97. Today, I’m a trial lawyer in Denver, Colorado, helping ordinary people. As a lawyer, I’ve won important appeals, received peer recognition, and served on boards of national and state trial lawyer associations.
I owe much of my professional success to the Temple History Department. Phil Evanson and the Latin American Studies Semester gave me more understanding of the world than I could explain in 300 words. Peter Gran taught me invaluable methods for systems analysis of modern nation states. Russ Weigley supported my love of America’s military past. Teshale Tibebu made me dig deep to try to understand the history of Southern Africa. Together, Temple history professors instilled in me rigorous research methods and critical thinking skills. These form the foundation of my professional life. As a lawyer representing ordinary people, I draw from my College of Liberal Arts education daily. Without CLA and Temple History, I would not succeed as a trial lawyer.

Photo Caption: Temple hat Montgomery after Selma March, March 21-25, 2015


Join former Temple students and faculty and Temple alumni at a special reception and lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Levitt, CLA ’91

Master’s and doctoral alumni from the Department of History are invited to a special reception and lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Levitt, CLA ’91.
Dr. Levitt is retiring from his post of librarian at the American Philosophical Society (APS) at the end of this year. APS is joining with Temple University—where he earned his doctoral degree and taught for many years—to honor his long and successful career as an educator and archivist.

Lecture: 6 p.m.: Privileging the Public in Public History
Dr. Morris J. Vogel, President of the Tenement Museum (New York)
The American Philosophical Society
Franklin Hall (427 Chestnut St., Philadelphia) Click here to RSVP


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Steven Elliot presents his research to the Seminar on the American Revolution

Steven Elliott attended the Annual Seminar on the American Revolution at Fort Ticonderoga, from September 19th to the 21st.  Steven presented a talk entitled “Civil-Military Relations in the War of Independence: The Case of the 1780 Morristown Encampment” to the roughly 150 seminar attendees.  Based on Steven’s M.A. thesis and reflecting his ongoing research interest into the intersections of conflict, space, and society during the War of Independence, the 40-minute talk traced the Continental Army’s relationship with civilian political leadership and the local population, and provided insights into the logistical and strategic problems the army faced during the war. This presentation focused on the particularly trying winter of 1779-1780 and the Continental Army encampment at Morristown to better understand how the army regulated its interaction with the civilian population.  The audience responded positively to the presentation and engaged in a lively Q&A session and lengthy follow-up discussions throughout the weekend.  The presentation particularly impressed Patrick Swan of the Army War College, who indicated a possible invite for Steven to speak at Carlisle on civil-military relations in the War of Independence.


Temple University’s History Truck Plans 12 Months of Events And Exhibits in North Philadelphia

Funding from The Barra Foundation also supports Philadelphia Public History Truck becoming a permanent part of Temple’s M.A. in Public History, guaranteeing academic credits for graduate students who manage the mobile museum.

PHILADELPHIA (September 7, 2014) – The Center for Public History at Temple University is proud to announce a generous award of $85,000 from The Barra Foundation in support of the Philadelphia Public History Truck. Funding will support a full, 12-month exhibit cycle in North Philadelphia, will underwrite a new web portal where Philadelphians will have permanent access to the museum’s extensive oral history archives and will help the truck become a permanent feature in the university’s master’s in public history program.

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Temple exhibit drives home local history

“Manufacturing Fire”, the debut exhibit of the Philadelphia History Truck, opened Friday, documenting a people’s history of East Kensington. Temple University hopes to make the student-run project part of its permanent curriculum, and it may be a national model.

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Jordan Klein, left, Exhibition Planning and Design Consultant, and Erin Bernard, right, Founding Director, are shown in the Little Berlin art gallery on April 2, 2014, where the exhibit is being installed. The painting “New Jerusalem” by Sister Helen Brancato, which is part of the exhibit, is shown by them. ( CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer )


History major awarded Philly Fellowship

History major Jane Allen has been awarded a highly competitive and prestigious Philly Fellowship, a one year fellowship that links top area graduating college students with full-time paid work in key non–profit organizations.  Allen wrote her senior honors thesis on the history of housing policy in Philadelphia.