Student Essay on Medieval Law to be Published

Katherine Pierpont

An essay by recent graduate Katherine Pierpont on the variety of late medieval laws governing prostitution will be published in Proto: An Undergraduate Humanities Journal in 2014. Pierpont, a double major in History and English, started the research for a History course called Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Europe last fall. Read More»


Examining the Right to Bear Arms

As national headlines simmer on gun violence and gun rights, Tony Sierzega 2014 has been spending his summer examining the Second Amendment. More precisely, he is looking at the legal scholarship and politics behind the individual and collective right interpretations of this section of the United States Constitution.  Read More»


Professor Launches Innovative Way to Teach the Past

Professor Susanna Throop

Ready to play – and learn? Assistant Professor of History Susanna Throop will employ an innovative way to teach the past by having her students take on the roles of historic figures and solve problems in the language and culture specific to the times of those figures. Read More»


Speaker’s House Honors Ursinus Fraternity for Service

The Speaker's House

The Sigma Pi-Theta Sigma fraternity chapter of Ursinus College will be recognized for its community service and volunteer work by The Speaker’s House, a nonprofit historical organization dedicated to preserving the Trappe home of Frederick Muhlenberg, first Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Read More»