What's New?

  • Congratulations to Dr. Gretchen Pierce on the publication of her book, Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History, from the University of Arizona Press!

  • The History/Philosophy Department's Major's Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 6 from 3:45-4:45 pm in Dauphin Humanities 151. All majors, minors, and graduate students are invited to enjoy cookies, coffee,cocoa, and socializing from 3:15-3:45 pm outside DHC 151.

  • Peer Tutoring for Students in History Classes Begins!

  • The SU History Club meets Monday night in Dauphin Humanities 205. Contact President Aaya Kingsbury for more information: ak9515@ship.edu

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History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
 

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062
history@ship.edu 

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Center for Applied History

The Shippensburg University Center for Applied History provides Shippensburg University students with opportunities to engage in hands-on work doing projects focused on research, service, and community outreach. 

The Center for Applied History also provides a venue for publishing original research produced by students in the Shippensburg University History program. 

Two notable recent projects include a collection of student research essays on African-American Civil War soldiers at rest in Chambersburg's Mt. Vernon Cemtetery entitled Dum, Spiro, Spero: Chambersburg's Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors. The title is available for purchase through Amazon.com and Lulu.com.

Dum Spiro

Another book forthcoming in 2014 will be entitled, Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War.  The book will feature original essays written by Applied History graduate students about the way civilians in the Midstate experienced the events of the First World War.