On Saturday, April 18, the research of eleven history undergraduate and five graduate students will be featured in posters and presentations at the Weekend of Excellence, a research and engagement symposium.
Should history be a book discipline? What constitutes "acceptable scholarship" in history? Professor Timothy Gilfoyle considers the rich and diverse forms that historical scholarship take from books, digital media, and public history projects in his article "The Changing Forms of History" in April's edition of Perspectives on History, the AHA newsmagazine.
On April 8, five history majors and minors will present their research on Eastern Europe at the Polish Studies Program's Seventh Annual Forum for Undergraduate Students.
Samantha Smith, a dual degree graduate student in Public History and Library and Information Sciences, was named the recipient of the Midwestern Archives Conference's Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship.
The History Department is very pleased to offer the inaugural Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture for the 2015-16 academic year. The Ramonat Seminar is an interdisciplinary, two-semester course that provides Loyola undergraduates with the unique opportunity to explore changing topics within American Catholic history, literature, and culture through hands-on research.
Next month, Dr. Michelle Nickerson will deliver the talk "Burn Draft Cards Not Cities: Catholic Leftist Politics of the Vietnam Era" at the Urban History Association Luncheon at the Organization of American Historians meeting in St. Louis.
Professor Steven Schloesser, S.J. will receive the Sujack Award for Excellence in Faculty Research and Professor Suzanne Kaufman will be named a Master Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences at an awards ceremony on April 21 at Loyola. In Springfield on April 25, Professors Ted Karamanski and Eileen McMahon (Ph.D. Loyola, 1989) will be award the Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award.
Doctoral Candidate Steven Catania was awarded the Dissertation of the Year in the Humanities by the Graduate School.
History Graduate Students: Interested in the history of Nationalism and National Identity? Sign up for Dr. Edin Hajdarpasic's new course: History 533-Nationalism and National Identity. Fall 2015 Registration begins April 9th!
Public History Master's student Amber Bailey was named a 2015 Preservation Action Foundation Scholar and traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress on historic preservation policy issues as a part of this month's National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week.
Michael Conway '14 publishes "The Problem with History Classes" and makes the case for including historiography in high school history curriculum.
Dr. Michelle Nickerson's Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right is featured in the latest New Books in History podcast.
The arrival of Spring brings exciting news for the department faculty as Dr. Edin Hajdarpasic is awarded tenure and Dr. Tanya Miller will join the department next year.
In Fall of 2015 Loyola University Chicago will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II with a public symposium. Please join us in what promises to be a lively exploration of the Council's history and impact on women by proposing a paper, panel, or roundtable!
Loyola Seniors Evan Thompson and Zac Davis piece together important discoveries about the history and significance of the Loyola and Jesuit communities.
Loyola Undergraduate Julia Stasch (BA, History) has been chosen as the next President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Right-to-work or "right-to-starve?" Loyola History Professor Elizabeth Tandy Shermer investigates the history behind recent and hotly disputed right-to-work proposals in the Midwest.
Kelley Szany has been named Director of Education at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Kelley joined the Museum’s staff in 2001 and will now oversee all of the Museum’s education and public programming initiatives.
The Association of College and Research Libraries recognizes the outstanding achievements of Dean of University Libraries, Robert A. Seal, and names him Librarian of the Year.
The Feminist Forum is a student organization at Loyola University Chicago which seeks to provide students with a supportive, safe, and open environment to discuss feminist issues. Founded in 1995 through the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program, the first meeting was held on September 19, 1995 on the Lakeshore campus.
Meet Pamela Johnson, a Masters student in European History, who specializes in French history and has interests in micro-history, women & gender, race relations, and urban studies. After reading about Pam in the Lakefront Historian's Student Spotlight, find out how you can apply to graduate programs and be a part of the History Department's brilliant and supportive student body.
Masters student Charles Heinrich writes a history of the Madonna della Strada Chapel in connection with the recent Crossings and Dwellings exhibit.
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.
On November 3, twelve students were inducted into Loyola's Chi Mu chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.
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.