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?!

Welcome-Back Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 15, 2016 DHC "Fishbowl"

Come join the department students, faculty, and graduate students for make-your-own ice cream sundaes from 3:15-3:45 pm.  Starting at 3:45 pm we will be having the 1st Annual Quad Disc-Golf & History Trivia Competition. It should be a great way to start off the fall semester and reconnect with your fellow department members.

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