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 and

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.

What's New?!


Diggin' History! Series

Link to view Diggin' History! Series and Alumni Mentor Series online: Click here!

Stay tuned for next semester's Diggin' History! Series programs!

Previous talks:

A Talk by historian and conservator: A. Newbold "Newbie" Richardson

"Quilts In Context: Women's History, Craft, and Material Culture in America"

Date: Thursday, November 12 2015 Location: Rowland Hall 200 Time: 7:30

Scheduling Information

-Registration for Spring 2016 and Winter 2015 begins on October 26th

-Know your scheduling time: login to myship, Student, My Academics, under Registration Tools select Registration Status to see your scheduling time.

-Check for Holds (traffic tickets, unpaid fees or fines): myship, Student, My Academics, under Registration tools, Check Holds

-Make an appointment with your advisor:  You must have a PIN number to schedule classes.  If you don't know who your advisor is go to myship, Student, My Academics, My Student Resources, My Advisor.

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: