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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. She published two articles in 2017: “Exchange Cards: Advertising, Album-making, and the Commodification of Sentiment in the Gilded Age,” Winterthur Portfolio 51, no. 1 (2017): 1-56; and “Citizenship and Caricature: Teaching the American Past with Images,” in Art & Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges, ed. Rebecca Bush & K. Tawny Paul (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), 47-70. In April 2018, Dr. Black will present a paper at the annual meeting of the Business History Conference.


Christopher Stevens published an article on the Libyan Debate on June 20, 2017 in the Diplomacy and Statecraft Journal. The study argues that the "coercive diplomacy perspective needs slight modification to account for the Libyan case."

Stevens, Christopher A. 2017. The libyan debate: Coercive diplomacy reconsidered. Diplomacy & Statecraft 28 (2) (04/03): 320-43.


The Department of History and Government congratulates the following faculty on receiving research grant funding for 2018-2019:

  • Dr. Allan Austin, “The Limits of Racial Sympathy: Popular Culture & Remembering the Wartime Exile & Incarceration of Japanese Americans”
  • Dr. Jennifer Black, “Branding Trust: Advertising & Trademarks in the US, C. 1830-1920”
  • Dr. Rebecca Padot, “The Active Shooter Policies of Colleges in a Post 9/11 Era”
  • Dr. Christopher Stevens, “Image Theory & Strategic Relations in the Post-Soviet Space”
  • Dr. Luke Williams, “Parties Matter, Even When they’re Weak: Party Battles in the Progressive Era”


Speakers and Events 2017-18

September 14, 9:00am

Dr. R. Luke Williams presents a master class on Aaron Kaufer.

McGowan Room, Bevevino Library

Click here for more information on the master class on Aaron Kaufer.

September 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Constitution Day Panel Discussion: "A Review of Trump's First Year in the Presidency"

McGowan Room, Bevevino Library

Click here for more information on this panel.

September 29-30 2017

Digital Humanities & Pedagogy Symposium

Funded by the Soyka Fund for the Humanities

  • Friday 2:30-5:30pm Technology Workshops, INS 218-219
  • Friday 7pm Keynote Address: Digital Humanities in the Classroom / Dr. Michelle Moravec, McGowan Room, Bevevino Library
  • Saturday 8:30a-2:30pm, Teaching Workshops, INS 218-219

For more information on the Symposium and to RSVP, click here.

October 16-19, 2017

Reformation Anniversary Panels

Insalaco Hall

Dr. Christopher Stevens will speak in Panel I on October 16th at 7:00pm about The Lessons of the Thirty Years' War: Then and Now

For more information on the Reformation Anniversary Panels, click here.

January 16, 2018
A series of film screenings and discussions will be held during the week of January 16, 2018, in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More information about these events can be found here.

March is Women's History Month

Click here for more information and events!

March 17, 2018

National History Day Region 2 Contest
8am-5pm, Insalaco Hall

Read more about the History Day event here!


Student News

History Majors Present Research at the Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting.

In October 2017, history majors Briana Scorey and Amber Kelley presented research posters at the Pennsylvania Historical Association conference in Scranton, PA.

Nicole Negron (class of 2016) recently accepted the position of Education and Volunteer Coordinator at Eckley Miners' Village and Museum.

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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