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Humanities News

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 12:22pm

Recent research updates include faculty-authored articles and other contributions, presentations, and the award of a highly competitive dissertation fellowship to a Penn State Harrisburg Ph.D. candidate.

Penn State Harrisburg faculty: Update us on your latest research

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 9:31am
Women posing on Chicken Bone Beach

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s American studies program, thought she would do her thesis on the history of hip-hop. But a chance sighting of black-and-white photos in a Philadelphia gallery window in 2014 would eventually change her mind and open up to her a world during the 1930s to 1960s in which African Americans ruled a section of Atlantic City beach, known as “Chicken Bone Beach.”

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:16am
Dr. Simon J. Bronner

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished professor in American studies and folklore, has co-edited a book titled “Youth Cultures in America” with Cindy Dell Clark, a visiting associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University.

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:07am
Buccitelli Book Cover

Anthony Bak Buccitelli, assistant professor of American studies and communications at Penn State Harrisburg, had his book titled “City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston” published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:21pm
Jen Hirt

A new anthology co-edited by Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, is featured in Essay Daily, an online journal that focuses on creative nonfiction.

The book, “Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers,” was published in March by SUNY Press and co-edited with Erin Murphy, professor of English at Penn State Altoona.

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 9:49am
Alumni Achievement honorees from left to right: Carlton (Andy) Klinger, Martin Ciccocioppo, Daniel Fichtner, Ophelia Chambliss

Alumni from each of Penn State Harrisburg’s five academic schools were recently honored for their outstanding professional achievements.

See photos from the awards dinner

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:12am
Ukrainian decorative egg art

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies, affiliated with the college’s School of Humanities, recently acquired a treasure trove of Pennsylvania folk art and folk life materials, which weave a unique, colorful tale about the diverse people and communities in Pennsylvania.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:46pm
Jen Hirt

Jennifer Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and composition in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, will present “Not Less Than 1,000 Bottles for Horseradish: A Reading and Discussion of Creative Nonfiction” on Wednesday, January 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge.

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 1:53pm
Hate Film Poster

Penn State Harrisburg will present a screening of the film “Hate [La Haine],” followed by a faculty panel discussion on Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in 102 EAB, Educational Activities Building on campus, as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series.

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 12:01pm
Cast of "Tell Mama I'll Find Her"

For the 18th year, Penn State Harrisburg and PenOwl Productions Theatre Company will present a dramatic production as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This year, the play, “Tell Mama I’ll Find Her,” centers on family unification after slavery and will be performed on Monday, January 18 at noon and Tuesday, January 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the Capital Union Building at Penn State Harrisburg. 

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