History in the public interest from the Lepage Center at Villanova University
1968: In Hindsight
This year the Lepage Center marks the 50th anniversary of 1968, and we’ve created a special page on our website for 1968-related content.

The 50 th anniversary has been written about widely to-date, from the Tet Offensive to the Kerner Commission. Special conferences and magazine issues have been planned around the world.

On our blog to-date , our faculty director Paul Steege has written about the true value of anniversaries and guest blogger Samer Abboud, Associate Professor of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University, has written on the transnational dialogue between black activists and Palestinians that arose in 1968 and continues today.

Check back in the months ahead for more 1968-related content from us, our guest contributors, and our partners.

Our special thanks to Claire Hoffman, the Lepage Center's undergraduate History Communication Fellow, for her outstanding 1968 banner graphic.
Upcoming event: "1968: Philly and the World"
Friday, April 20th at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
On Friday, April 20th, the Lepage Center teams up with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a full-day symposium titled, " 1968: Philly and the World ."

Scholars and journalists from Philadelphia and beyond will examine the legacy, resonance, and lasting impact of this tumultuous year for Philadelphia and the nation.

Confirmed speakers include scholars from Villanova, Temple, Rutgers, Marist and Allegheny College; Philadelphia journalists; and staff of the Lepage Center and Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The event will occur at the Historical Society headquarters, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information, and please save the date !
More events
Tuesday, Mar. 27
A Conversation with the Honorable John Kerry, 68th U.S. Secretary of State
5:30pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center, Villanova University

The Lepage Center joins the World Affairs Council and Moran Center for Global Leadership for an evening with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The event is organized by the World Affairs Council and Moran Center for Global Leadership at Villanova. The Lepage Center, Center for Irish Studies, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are among the event sponsors. Visit the event page for more information.

Thursday, Apr. 5
PubComm 2018
10am-3pm, William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Each year local graduate students organize a community public history conference called PubComm. This year’s PubComm occurs April 5th and the Lepage Center is proud to be a sponsor. We are delighted that our graduate History Communication Fellow Maggie Strolle is among this year’s organizing committee. Click here for more information.
Hibba Abugideiri
Last month’s newsletter incorrectly spelled the surname of one of our colleagues and faculty bloggers. The correct spelling is Hibba Abugideiri .
Catherine Kerrison
Last month’s newsletter inaccurately summarized the new book by Villanova historian Catherine Kerrison. The book explores the lives of all three of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters. Read the New York Times Book Review here.
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