History in the public interest from the Lepage Center at Villanova University
Meet the Lepage Center directors
Earlier this year we promised a newsletter to introduce the Lepage Center directors.

This month, we introduce you to Jason Steinhauer & Paul Steege -- via our new Medium page!
But first... big news with The Washington Post
The Washington Post has launched a new history blog, " Made By History." The site brings historical analysis to political, cultural and legal affairs.

The Lepage Center is proud to be a founding sponsor and contributor .

As a founding sponsor, the Lepage Center joins other humanities centers and university presses across the country helping to get this new initiative off the ground and contributing pieces to the site.

Stay tuned for articles by Villanova historians and scholars and please visit " Made By History" for analysis of contemporary issues from historians around the world. 
Plus, an op-ed on CNN
A new op-ed by Lepage Center director Jason Steinhauer on CNN.com argues that historians have great power in separating myth from fact on social media, particularly Twitter. The piece ran on the homepage of CNN.com on Sunday, July 2nd. Read it here >>

And speaking of...
Meet Jason Steinhauer, Director
Meet Jason Steinhauer!

Jason is the inaugural director of the Lepage Center. Prior, he worked at the U.S. Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and Veterans History Project. He has fifteen years of experience in museums, archives, government and academia and has been working with historians nationwide to create a new field of History Communication.  Meet Jason >>
Meet Paul Steege, Faculty Director
Meet Paul Steege!

Paul is an Associate Professor of History at Villanova University where he has been since 2000. He is the author of Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949, and a historian of Germany, soccer, and everyday life. He teaches a popular course on the history of soccer.  Meet Paul >>
Foreign Policy Research Institute publishes remarks
Lepage Center director Jason Steinhauer delivered several lectures in Europe last month at invitation of the U.S. Department of State .

Those remarks have now been published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

In his lecture, Jason speaks about the current alarm over "fake news" and media literacy, and explains why, in his estimation, "fake history" and historical literacy are as much--or perhaps even greater--challenges facing society. Read it here >> 
Save The Dates
Please save the dates for two public events hosted by the Lepage Center:

  • Monday, September 18th at 7 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium (Villanova campus) on the topic of fake news.

  • Wednesday, November 1st at 7 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium (Villanova campus) on the topic of endless war.

Full details in next month's newsletter. We'll have several exciting events and initiatives to share.
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