Study Abroad Research Presented

Lily Goetz (Professor of Spanish) and William Holliday (Assistant Professor of History) presented two co-authored studies on content-focused language use and student engagement at the 7th Annual Conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) in Richmond, Virginia.  One study compares Spanish oral proficiency development among students who studied in a short-term CLAC immersion […]

History Professor publishes opinion piece

Larissa Smith Fergeson recently had an opinion piece commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the Birmingham church bombing and the opening of the Free Schools  in Prince Edward County appear in four newspapers in Richmond, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Newport News. The article can be read here:

History Professor Jim Munson publishes article

Associate Professor Jim Munson published an article entitled “A Nation of Shopkeepers:  England in French Economic Discourse in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras” in the 2011 Consortium on the Revolutionary Era: Selected Papers.  The article uses archival research to examine how French writers and policy-makers modeled the British economy in an era of warfare and intense commercial […]

Scott Senn

Scott Senn, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “The ‘Irony’ of Plato’s Socrates: A Look Beyond Avowals and Disavowals of Wisdom” at the inaugural meeting of the Central New York Humanities Ancient Philosophy Working Group on August 9th at Syracuse University.

William Holliday publishes on the transatlantic silk trade

William Holliday published an article in the Colonial Latin American Historical Review entitled, “The Silk Merchant of Cádiz: Changing Markets, Trust, and Fashion Trends in a Late Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Commodity Chain.”  The article, which appears in the Spring 2013 issue, is based on archival research conducted in the Biblioteca Valenciana – Archivo del Colegio del Arte […]

Scott Senn

Scott Senn, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has recently published a paper in the 2012 volume of the Journal of the International Plato Society.  The paper is titled “Socratic Philosophy, Rationalism, and ‘Obedience’”, and may be viewed on the journal’s open-access website:

William Holliday – MACLAS

William Holliday, Assistant Professor of History, presented “A Merchant’s Tale: Silk and Valencia’s Commercial Ties to the Americas in the 18th Century” for the 33rd Annual Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference held at American University in Washington D.C., March 22-24, 2012.

Melissa Yeager

Melissa Yeager has co-edited,  with Charles Carter, a new book Pacts and Alliances in History: Diplomatic Strategy and the Politics of Coalitions.  It is published by I.B. Tauris “The result of a unique collaboration by historians and political scientists, this book delineates, defines and assesses the idea of pacts and alliances as a key model of […]

William Holliday

Dr. William Holliday presented a paper entitled “Developing Cultural Competence in Short-term Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Programs” for the 6th Annual Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 9-10, 2012.  The presentation was part of the panel, “Uniting Disciplines: Longwood University’s General Education Summer Abroad as a Model for Meaningful Content-focused Language Use […]

History Professor Interviewed for a Magazine Article.

Phil Cantrell, of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, was interviewed for an article by Christianity Today  magazine about the politics behind the recent break between the Anglican Church of Rwanda and the Anglican Mission in the Americas.  Cantrell’s research and publishing focuses on colonial and post-genocide Rwanda.  He and Longwood were cited in the […]