Peace activism & the American Friends Service Committee in "Ambassadors of Goodwill"
At Misericordia University, we are working with our students to provide quality professional development alongside rigorous academic training in history and the humanities. Students in the humanities have the opportunity to work on a variety of community projects, service-learning courses, practicum experiences, and paid & unpaid internships throughout the region. The projects featured here are part of the Digital Humanities & Pedagogy Initiative at Misericordia University.
Recent student work includes a new exhibit on the peace activism of the American Friends Service Committee in the 20th century; oral history projects with the Greater Pittston Historical Society and the Center for Nursing History in NEPA; online exhibits on 20th-century life in the Wyoming Valley; and research essays featuring local history source materials and narratives.
Be sure to check out our students’ blog in the Interns’ Corner, and read about their experiences interning at the National Federation for the Blind (Baltimore, MD), the Anthracite Heritage Museum (Scranton, PA), and Eckley Miners’ Village (Eckley, PA).
Recently our student Gina Coticchio was featured for her internship at Eckley Miner’s Village