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Showcasing the latest achievements, accolades, research, events and stories from the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University.
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Meet Alumnus Jared Wheeler

Jared Wheeler graduated with a degree in History from Temple University in May of 2004.  He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research and the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. He has written and contributed to several publications regarding the history of baseball, most notably, Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities…
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Meet Jon Kohl, Class of 2013, History and Film/Media Arts double major

What better place to study American history than Philadelphia? During my time in Temple’s History program, I learned that this town is the place to immerse oneself – that Philadelphia itself is a microcosm of our nation and its past, present, and future. It is all there – and sprawling across a landscape of three…
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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…
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Alumni Update

Rachael Young, who graduated as a history major in May 2013, was admitted recently to the MA program in Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, where she’ll begin her studies this fall.  Rachael is hoping to apply for PhD programs in the United States after completing her MA in Ireland.


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Alumni Update

Kyle Repella, who graduated as a history major last May, was admitted with fellowships to the PhD programs in history at the University of Pennsylvania and CUNY.  This fall, he’ll be starting in the program at UPENN and hopes to work on colonial American religious history.  Kyle was part of the History Honors Scholars program…
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Associate Professor Nguyễn Thị Điểu & Digital Preservation Workshop in Huế

Temple Associate Professor Nguyễn Thị Điểu spent two weeks this summer participating in a project sponsored by Temple University Libraries, Temple Center of Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society, and the Thừa Thiên Huế Library. It took place in the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Huế, and involved digitizing royal documents, genealogies, medical treatises, land ownship…
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Welcome Jessica Roney

Jessica Choppin Roney received her BA at Swarthmore College, her MA at the College of William and Mary, and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University.  Her book, Governed by a Spirit of Opposition:The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia, forthcoming in the fall of 2014, demonstrates the vitality of voluntary associations in colonial Philadelphia…
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Welcome Peter Lavelle, Assistant Professor of History

The department is excited to welcome Peter Lavelle as an Assistant Professor of History. This fall, look for his courses on Asian Environmental History (History 2680, Section 001) and Contemporary China! (History 3522). He received his Ph.D. in Chinese history from Cornell University in 2012. In 2013-2014, he was postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute…
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Public-history partnership leads to full-time work for Temple graduate

Seth Bruggeman, director of Temple’s Center for Public History, has long seen Philadelphia as a living, vibrant classroom. He has sent his students to study at the Eastern Penitentiary Prison and brought a roaming, interactive museum to the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington. Now, he is collaborating with the Print Center—an art gallery and education center…
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