The History Department of Loyola University Chicago commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador through the launch of the public history project, The Ellacuría Tapes: A Martyr at Loyola. We applaud the vision for and management of this project by the department’s Professor Dina Berger, and her collaborative work with PhD Candidate Katie Macica and undergraduate student Albert Salatka, among many others from other departments within the university.
History Majors Megan Meagher and Evan Thompson presented their research this semester at conferences at Freie Universitat Berlin and Bucknell University.
On November 3, twelve students were inducted into Loyola's Chi Mu chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.
Discovering Atlantic Abolitionism in Chicago Archives: PhD Candidate Anthony Di Lorenzo on his Research and Residency at the Newberry Library
John Phillip Santos listed Professor Ben Johnson's Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans as one of ten books every Texan should read in a recent article for Texas Monthly. Dr. Johnson answers a few questions about Revolution in Texas and his current book project.
Students in Dr. Karamanski's Management of Historical Resources class experienced the process of historic preservation firsthand when they set out to nominate the Chrysler Village Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.
Dr. John Leazer, a graduate of Loyola's History Ph.D. program and Associate Professor of History at Carthage College talks about the Vote for Scottish Independence.
Loyola University Chicago's Medieval Studies Center hosts an exciting line-up of presentations for their 2014-2015 lecture series "Saints Preserve Us: Saints and Sanctity in the Middle Ages".
Public History Master's Program Graduate Laura Pearce '14 creates an exhibit tracing the Legion of Polish Young Women from its founding at the outbreak of World War II to today for the Women and Leadership Archives.
Check out Professor Michelle Nickerson talking about her groundbreaking anthology on the Sunbelt (now out in paperback) on an inaugural podcast for a new series by the Urban History Association.
Over the coming academic year, undergraduate History majors will study Moroccan perceptions of the Arab Spring, examine the impact of the Chicago Metro History Fair, trace the ownership histories of Loyola's original library books, create an online exhibition commemorating the 1986 visit of Ignacio Ellacuria, SJ to Loyola, and uncover the social dynamics of modern-day sex trafficking.
Several recent graduates of Loyola's doctoral program have accepted full-time teaching positions at universities around the world.
Alumni and current students of the Loyola Public History graduate program are proving their value in even the most challenging hiring environment. A number of them have recently secured excellent jobs at institutions that represent the range of public history careers.
An innovative new project designed by History students and faculty uses the social media imaging-sharing site Flickr to reassemble the surviving books from Loyola's original (1870) library collection.