History Professor Participated in Conference in Scotland

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dr. Timothy Cuff, Westminster College associate professor of history, chaired a panel at the European Social Science History conference April 11-14 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Each paper in "The Founders and Survivors Project" panel described newly-developed strategies to document the life histories of men and women transported from England to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) as convict labor during the 19th century.  The results of some of this preliminary work were also presented.

The biennial conference brought together European geographers, demographers, political scientists, and economists working within a historical context.

Cuff, a Westminster College graduate who joined the faculty in 2000, earned a master's degree from Bowling Green State University and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact Cuff at (724) 946-6152 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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Dr. Timothy Cuff