History in the public interest from the Lepage Center at Villanova University
We're thrilled to announce our inaugural events and initiatives for fall 2017.

More details in the months ahead, but for now please mark your calendars:
Monday, Sept. 18
Fake News & Fake History: A Crisis of Authority
A public discussion on “fake news” in historical perspective, featuring historian and Lepage Center Advisory Council member Jonathan Zimmerman (University of Pennsylvania), historian Cristina Soriano (Villanova University) and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Bill Marimow. Who do we trust for information and how have we come to trust them? Two historians and a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist take a critical look at the fake news crisis. Free and open to the public, the event will be held at 6 p.m. on Villanova's campus. RSVP now >>

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Annual Kephart Lecture

The annual Kephart Lecture at Villanova University, made possible by the Kephart family. This year’s speaker is Craig Harline, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, and author of the upcoming book  A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation (Oxford University Press, ​2017).​
Thursday, Sept. 28
Fall Open House
A fall open house sponsored by the Lepage Center. Learn about our programs and initiatives, see our space, and connect with other students and faculty. Hosted by the Lepage Center, the event is open to all members of the Villanova community. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, Oct. 13
Villanova on the Hill
The Lepage Center will participate in the first-ever Villanova on the Hill in Washington, D.C., with a program on history and policymaking. Villanova on the Hill is a week-long immersion program in Washington for a select group of Villanova students interested in politics and public affairs.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Endless War: When Violence Becomes Normal
A public round table discussion on a world in a constant state of conflict with historian Jay Lockenour (Temple University), historian Elizabeth Kolsky (Villanova University), and Lt. Col. Guy Berry (US Marine Corps). Free and open to the public, the event will be held at 6 p.m. on the Villanova campus.


"History in the Headlines" lunchtime round table
A weekly round table discussion on historical topics in today's headlines. Open to all Villanova students and faculty, the conversation will occur weekly in the St. Augustine Center.
New Blog Content
A new online publication via our Medium page featuring fresh writing from Villanova historians Paul Rosier, Whitney Martinko, Paul Steege, Jason Steinhauer and new History Communication Fellows at the Lepage Center. Subscribe here >>
Plus more to come...
More to be announced in the months ahead, including podcasts, workshops, book talks and a major symposium. Please check our website for updates.
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