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Monday, October 27, 2014

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Us!

The Heritage Studies department is going to be busy the next few days as it prepares for Dia de los Muertos. Be sure to check back in in a few days to see all the pictures from the setup and event!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

PHI Wine

Ahhh, Dionysus. The patron Greek god of winemaking, wine, grape harvests, fertility, and of course, one of the patrons of our program. One of the most beautiful Greek gods to be sure, he gives inspiration to both the arts and revelry making around the world. 

Whoops, that's Hurley from "Lost," played by Jorge Garcia. 

There we go, that's Dionysus. Actually,.. I'm still having a hard time telling them apart.

Anyways, to get back to the point of this post, during the 2012-2013 school year Prof. Florio and his students made their own wine. Last spring we posted an update of that process after Margaret and some other students, both graduate and undergraduate, bottled some of the finished product. 

Some time had passed and there were fears that that nectar of the gods had started the slow but inevitable transformation into vinegar. Earlier this week Ana, Ben, and Prof. Florio took a trip down into the depths of College Hall to see how much of that delicious concoction we still had left. Turns was a lot. While the three of them recovered four gallons worth of vino there is still about four good gallons left. Here's to a new year with good wine!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Graduate Intern!

We would like to welcome Ben Remillard as our new Graduate Intern for the 2014-2015 school year. Ben will be taking over for Margaret Bogosian, who so efficiently managed the position last year.

Ben is in his second year of the Heritage Studies MA program. In 2013 Ben graduated from Providence College with a double major in History and English, with a concentration in Theatre. His graduate thesis focus is on the Native American memorialization of Boston Harbor's Deer Island.

Ben says that his focus this year for Heritage Studies is to make our events as "interdisciplinary as possible in order to connect to the most students on campus, regardless of major." 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Start of School!

It's a month into the school year and our office is a mess as we undertake the near herculean task of reorganizing. Hoping you're off to a good start to the semester!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lay Apostolate Website

Over the past semester students and faculty in the Heritage Studies program have been working on a project to honor and preserve the memory of the Lay Apostolate program at Regis College.  This project has included:  archival research, interviewing former participants, creating a website, and a documentary.  The semester may be over, but the project continues on through the website.  Participants in the program have an opportunity to share photos, stories, and memories.  On the site there are stories from those who were interviewed.  They tell of their journeys to places around the world, where they were able to make a difference.  If you would like to join the conversation or learn more about the program check out the website :

Monday, May 12, 2014

For his Landscape and Memory class's digital humanities requirement, Courtney Fisk designed a website dedicated to a group of hometown heroes and locations close to his heart; UGK, and Port Arthur, Texas.

Courtney had this to say:

"Port Arthur, Texas is the home to many celebrities including, but not limited to, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Johnson, and Evelyn Keyes. Although they are very recognized celebrities, the local history has only chosen to focus on the contributions of those in the white or middle class community while leaving out very important facts of many people and places. This website is dedicated to the little known history of the city’s historic places and its celebrities in the black community."

Check out Courtney's website using the link below:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pictures from the Past

As some of you may know, students from the Heritage Studies program put together an exhibit for the Carney Gallery on campus called "Following Our Path: Regis College Through Its Art". The exhibit was created to celebrate the history of Regis College, as well as the history of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. Alumnae were invited to send in pictures from their college days to further explore the history of the college. We were excited to receive pictures from students from the classes of 1967, from Ellen Szesy, and 1991, from Jodie Zinna.



Thank you to Ms. Zinna and Ms. Szesy!