Department News

Faculty Presentations and Publications

Allan Austin recently accepted a book contract with the University of Texas Press, for his forthcoming book, All New, All Different?: A Graphic History of Race and the American Superhero, 1938-2015, co-authored with Patrick Hamilton.
Dr. Austin, with Dr. Patrick Hamilton (English), was recently featured in a number of national newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Baltimore Sun for his work on the racialization of comic-book characters.

In the spring 2017, Dr. Austin will collaborate with Dr. Black on a student web exhibit highlighting the humanitarian work of the American Friends’ Service Committee (headquartered in Philadelphia).

Jennifer Black recently finished mentoring a student exhibit on the changing scope of Main Street Pittston, PA, which you can read more about here. Dr. Black was also recently recognized by Proclamation of Recognition by the City of Pittston, for her work with the Greater Pittston Historical Society and MU students. In the spring 2017, Dr. Black will collaborate with Dr. Austin on a student web exhibit highlighting the humanitarian work of the American Friends’ Service Committee (headquartered in Philadelphia). Finally, Dr. Black will present several papers this spring at professional conferences, including the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, the Business History Conference, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.


The Department of History and Government congratulates the following faculty on receiving research grant funding for 2017-2018:

-Dr. Allan Austin: “Embarking on the Anxious “American Century”: Superman & the Rise of the US as a World Power during WWII”

-Dr. Jennifer Black: “Branding Trust: Advertising & Trademarks in the US, c.1830-1920”

-Dr. Rebecca Padot: “Leadership Trends in the Private Sector during the US Great Recession Era”

-Dr. Christopher Stevens: “Image Theory & Strategic Relations in the post-Soviet Space”


Speakers and Events

Wednesday, January 25
"Oral Histories in Northeast Pennsylvania: The Importance of Stories"
Part of Mining History Month
7:00 p.m., McGowan Room, Bevevino Library
For more information, click here.

January-March 2017
Deadly Medicine
An exhibit and lecture-series sponsored by the Medical Health and Humanities Program in collaboration with the US National Holocaust Museum. Includes a lecture by Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor.
For more information, click here.


March is Women's History Month!
Check out our events here.


Saturday, March 25
National History Day, PA Region 2 Contest
12:30pm in McGowan Room of the Library,
Read more about the event here!

Tuesday, April 25
GLNS Club Senior Celebration
5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 1

"Ambassadors of Goodwill", Student Research Presentation and Exhibit Unveiling

Funded by the Soyka Fund for the Humanities


Student News

Quaker Project in the News

Intern's Blog

Misericordia places students in professional internships across the region. Follow their experiences through our special interns' blog.

In the spring of 2016, GLNS major John Eisenhauer (class of 2017), studied foreign policy at American University in Washington, DC, as part of MU’s Semester in DC program. John is shown here with Congressman David Jolly of Florida. While in DC, John also interned in Jolly’s office in the House of Representatives.

GLNS Major Recalls Meeting with Justice Scalia

Students Collaborate with Center for Nursing History to Preserve Regional History

Graduate Placements

Class of 2016

  • Rebeka Buczeskie will attend Widener Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Mason Moher plans to pursue a graduate degree in Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research(New York, NY)
  • Patrick Gallagher plans to pursue a graduate degree in Military History through University of Norwich (VT) while working in logistics management
  • Collin Sibilia plans to attend Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA) to pursue a graduate degree in History, and has secured a position as an Assistant Coach for Women's Volleyball at the University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cailey Ware plans to attend Villanova Law School (Philadelphia, PA)



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