Halina Peabody was a young girl when World War II and the German occupation of Poland turned her life upside down. Her father was imprisoned. She and her mother had to hide their Jewish identity and rely on inner strength, courage, and the compassion of others to survive. She joined host Hannah Belayachi and history professor Dr. Brian Crim to share the human side of what history students learn about the podcast.
A president stands accused of wrongdoing. A nation is divided on the president’s policies and fitness for office. A polarized media environment plays to each end of the political spectrum with little agreement on reality. Sound familiar?
University of Lynchburg students started a new archaeological dig at Historic Sandusky Saturday. The students worked along with archaeologists from Hurt & Proffitt, an engineering firm with a lab at Sandusky, and history professors. With the new dig, they are looking for the lost smokehouse that once served the historic home but was demolished long ago.
Dr. Brian Crim, a history professor at the University of Lynchburg, will talk about “Unrepentant Nazis” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14. The lecture, “From ‘Unrepentant Nazis’ to ‘Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State’,” will be held in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Adam Dean, a University of Lynchburg history professor, will give a lecture about Andrew Johnson — the 17th president of the United States and the first to face impeachment — at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 24, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture, “‘A […]
This summer, Ashani Parker ’21 is fulfilling a dream of helping preserve endangered languages and cultures. She’s an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in a program called Recovering Voices, which helps indigenous people preserve their native languages and cultures. Parker has wanted to work with this program for a long time. […]
Lynchburg-area history comes to life in a new series of interactive maps produced by University of Lynchburg students and Historic Sandusky staff. The map project was launched Monday, the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Lynchburg in the Civil War. A map of that battle is a cornerstone of the project. On June 17, 1864, […]
Dr. Adam Dean helped The Virginia Mercury, an online newspaper, examine and debunk several myths about slavery and the Civil War this week. Journalist Rex Springsteen wrote the article to address a wide range of incorrect ideas about slavery, including beliefs that are sometimes used to dismiss criticism of slavery. Dr. Dean is one of […]
Marc Propst ’19 wishes that he, as a freshman, could have seen the person he’s become today. Propst said he’s more mature, less stubborn, and better at building bridges than he was four years ago . He’s also found a second family at the University of Lynchburg, and he’s spent the past few years working […]
Freelance television producer Ted Duvall ’83 was at Lynchburg recently talking with history students about how he leveraged his history degree into a career in the TV industry.