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Unearthing Untold Stories: Team Researches Early Multiethnic Settlement near Johnstown

Students and faculty members from the anthropology, history, and geography areas teamed up to uncover the story of an early multiethnic settlement near Johnstown. Read more about this model for future projects that will benefit both communities and developing researchers.

IUP Hosting Author and Academic Montás for Discussion on Importance of “Great Books”

Author and academic Roosevelt Montás will present “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Sutton Hall’s Gorell Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the community.

“Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation”

Roosevelt Montás recounts his story of growing up in the Dominican Republic and then in Queens, New York. He explains how reading the classics of Western thought and literature changed his life and why those books still matter today, especially to members of historically marginalized communities.

Botelho Discusses Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and Professions Certificate

Lynn Botelho was the invited guest to the Aspen Institute’s Undergraduate Consortium to share IUP’s Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and the Professions certificate.

IUP History Alum wins honorable mention for article

IUP History graduate Samuel Richards ('04) recently was awarded an "honorable mention" during the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church's Annual Meeting for his article on Edward Colston. 

Mannard Wins Best Feature Article Award

Joseph Mannard’s article “’Our Prospects Are Mighty Dark … Still I Confide in God’: The Ordeal of the Sisters of the Visitation in Antebellum Wheeling” was recognized as the Best Feature Article in the Journal of American Catholic Studies for 2021. This is Dr. Mannard’s second such recognition.

History Alumnus Gresick Awarded Maryland Teacher of the Year

Matthew Gresick ’02 was recently awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2020 History Teacher of the Year for Maryland.

History Department 2020 Commencement

The History Department will celebrate its 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Department and scholarship awards will also be announced during the event.

History Alumnus Richards Publishes Trinity Hall Research

Samuel J. Richards ’04 recently had his research on Trinity Hall in Washington County published by the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Trinity Hall was an Episcopalian boys’ school that operated in the late 1800s and eventually became what is now Trinity High School.

Honors History Class Chronicles IUP and COVID-19

History students in the Cook Honors College are submitting  videos about their lives in isolation, class work online, and how they are managing during the COVID-19 pandemic.