Happenings

Study Abroad in Ireland

Visiting Tipperary.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Selfies in Cork.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Visiting a museum and "meeting" a local.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Intact tower at a historical site.

Study Abroad in Ireland

So much to learn at historical sites.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Visiting ancient Irish burial mounds.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Visiting a shrine.

Study Abroad in Ireland

How beautiful the Irish countryside is!

Study Abroad in Ireland

Historic site in Dingle.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Along the shore in Dingle.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Learning on-site in an outdoor classroom.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Dunluce Castle remains.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Stopping for lunch in Cork.

Study Abroad in Ireland

The students enjoyed exploring ancient sites.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Castle ruins.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Visiting ruins.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Dressing in historical finery.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Visiting a historic site.

Group of KU students, instructors and other tourists standing in front of a stone castle
Four Kutztown professors smili8ng and posing in front of a mural of a map with the word Cork on it
Kutztown students in a museum looking at a display case with a human skeleton lying on its back
Group of students and instructors smiling together in front of a stone tower
Closeup on stone ruins in a field in Ireland
Instructor speaking to a group of students in an open field of grass
Kutztown class smiling behind a cross-shaped grave marker with flowers on it in the middle of a forest
Distance shot of a rushing stream with mountains and pine trees in the background
Overhead shot of smiling students in the bottom of a stone well
Distant shot of students on a beach on a cloudy day, with the ocean and cliffs in the background
Kutztown class seated in a semicircle around their instructor, with stone ruins behind them
Small corridor in ancient stone castle ruins, with a stone castle tower visible in the distance
Students smiling at a picknick table full of food, one female student standing and gesturing at the table
Ancient stone ruins, with only a cobblestone floor and large stone walls preserved
Distant shot of a large, abandoned stone castle on a high cliff during a stormy day
Students walking on a path to stone ruins in the background, with a half-face selfie of a professor in the foreground
Costumed actors posing in a lavish gold and red throne room, dressed in historical garments, with knights kneeling in front of a king and other royal attendees sitting on thrones beside the king
Kutztown class lined up in front of a waist-high stone wall with a stone house and large stone tower visible behind them

As soon as the spring '22 semester wrapped, Drs. Johnson, Vogel, and Lanter were off to Ireland with students on a study abroad trip. They traveled from place to place around the country learning as they went. Classes were held outside in nature at historic sites and students were given free time to explore cities for themselves. The history department encourages all students to look into taking a study abroad trip during your time here at Kutztown.

Lytle Carnival event ticket

Coming Soon:

Lytle Carnival September 20, 2022

Congratulations to Rob Crites

President Hawkinson presides over graduation on 6/28/22

Congratulations to Rob Crites

History faculty celebrating Rob's B.A. in history on 6/28/22.

Congratulations to Rob Crites

Provost, LAS Dean, Rob, Drs. Gabriel and Reynolds enjoying an anecdote.

Congratulations to Rob Crites

Administration congratulating Rob.

Congratulations to Rob Crites

Dr. Johnson shares a story.

Robert Crites with President Hawkinson
Rob Crites with history faculty
LAS Dean Rob Crites and history faculty laughing
LAS Dean, President, and Provost with Rob Crites
Dr. Johnson wearing ceremonial robes, standing and presenting to a crowd of people who are seated around him
Modern Conspiracies in America book cover, with a burnt American flag behind the title

Modern Conspiracies in America: Separating Fact from Fiction

released May 2022

Dr. Gambone's newest book, "Modern Conspiracies in America - Separating Fact from Fiction" was published in May 2022 and grew out of the class he teaches on the topic. Modern Conspiracies in America will appeal to a broad audience of readers interested in American history and those seeking to become better informed consumers of news in an era when social media spreads misinformation widely and quickly.

NHD (National History Day) logo

2022 National History Day was February 26, 2022. Congratulations to our winners who will go on to State competitions.

2023 National History Day is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. If you would like to be a judge, contact Eric Johnson for more information.

  • More Information on National History Day

    NHD engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, websites, and papers based on research related to an annual theme. Individually or in teams of two to five, students research a historical topic, develop a thesis, and create a project to present their argument. Students enter their projects in local and regional competitions and compete for the opportunity to advance to higher levels of competition.

    The NHD program teaches students important literacy skills and engages them in the use and understanding of museum and library resources. The program inspires students to study local, regional, or state history and challenges them to expand their thinking and apply that knowledge to the national or even worldwide scene. The program also teaches students to become technologically literate through the use of computer and Internet research methods and the use of technologically advanced applications in their presentations.

Avalanche visiting the prize table

at the Lytle Carnival in September 2021.

Avalanche at the prize table, gesturing to the display

Dr. Michael Gabriel recently published Physician Soldier, The South Pacific Letters of Captain Fred Gabriel from the 39th Station Hospital through Texas A & M University Press. It is a compilation of letters that his father, Dr. Fred Gabriel, wrote home during World War II while he was serving in the Pacific Theater as a physician. 

Book jacket for Michael P. Gabriel's book Physician Soldier