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.


What's New?!

Tea and History with Dr. Betty Dessants, Monday, Apr. 11, 2-2:30 pm, DHC Fishbowl

On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl, the History/Philosophy Department and the Shippensburg University Women in History Network will be hosting a Russian Tea with Dr. Betty Dessants, Shippensburg University Professor of History. Dr. Dessants will be discussing how she became interested in history, her challenges, observations, and career as a professional historian. Come join us for tea and great conversation with Dr. Dessants!

A View from the History Classroom: A Talk with Mr. Chris Pavone, Monday, Apr. 11, 7:30 pm DHC 205

The History Alumni Mentoring Network & the History/Philosophy Department are proud to welcome back to campus Mr. Chris Pavone,a recent graduate of the department who is now teaching social studies at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He will be sharing about his experiences at Ship in the history education program, and his journey from the campus to the high school classroom. The talk will be Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm in Dauphin Humanities Center 205.

Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

To view the Spring Newsletter for the History Department: Click Here!

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: tn9044@ship.edu