Archive: History

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Does Hollywood Get Witches Right? Demystifying Witchcraft History

For Amy Leonard, associate professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences, witches are not just a font for fall fun — they’re a source for deep fascination and.…

October 29, 2023

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Laura Liptrap (C’23): Mother, Business Owner and Lifelong Learner

Laura Liptrap (C'23) is a business owner, mother and lifelong learner. Soon, she'll also be a college…

May 16, 2023

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Wise Fools: College Students Reflect on First-Year

Last year, we took the opportunity to ask fresh faces on campus about themselves and their plans for their career at Georgetown. This year, we revisited with those students to…

October 19, 2022

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What Do Running a Marathon and Researching a Ph.D. Have in Common? A New Memoir Explores the Connection

Vanessa Corcoran, an advising dean in Georgetown College and a professor in the Department of History, is celebrating International Women’s Day with the publication of her new…

March 7, 2022

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Which Witch: Two Professors Use Historical Research to Teach Class on Different Forms of Witchcraft from Around the World

Alison Games, Ph.D. and Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History, and Amy Leonard, Ph.D., professor of History and director of undergraduate studies, co-instruct the…

October 29, 2021

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Three College Undergraduate Students Developing Career Skills Through Beeck Center Student Analyst Program

Ethan Fan (C’24), Katie Hawkinson (C’23) and Zega Ras-Work (C’23) were three of the four College undergraduates selected as this year’s student analysts for the Beeck…

October 28, 2021

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David Collins Appointed As New Program Director for Catholic Studies

David J. Collins, S.J., Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of History, was recently chosen as the new program director for the Catholic Studies Program. A proud…

July 29, 2021

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Mike Amezcua Named 2021 Emerging Faculty Leader After First Year on Campus

Mike Amezcua, assistant professor in the Department of History, was one of 10 junior faculty members named as a 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader (MEFL) by the Institute of…

July 13, 2021

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Marcia Chatelain Awarded Prestigious Pulitzer Prize in History for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

During the 105th Pulitzer Prize ceremony, Marcia Chatelain was chosen as this year’s winner in the category of history for her work, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black…

June 11, 2021

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CAC Hosts Second Virtual Colloquium for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities

The Colloquium for Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (CRSSH) is an annual conference that allows students from across the university to present their research…

May 26, 2021