At the end of June 2016, Professor Robert O. Bucholz will conclude his three-year term as Chair of the History Department. During his tenure, Bob cultivated a culture of excellence that stressed the importance of teaching, research, and service.
Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, and Nathan Jeremie-Brink, U.S. History PhD candidate, were selected to join the Newberry Library's Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Click for more about the program. Congratulations, Rachel and Nate!
The bar tour, which began as a Public History Lab project in Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin's introductory graduate public history course, explores how Rogers Park's bars and liquor laws have shaped the neighborhood. The tour is one project of many that students involved in the graduate-student-run Public History Lab have undertaken with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.
Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, won the 2016 Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies for his book, Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914.
At the final Research Colloquium of the Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture, undergraduates presented on their research projects and Dan Snow won the Susan Ramonat Prize for Scholarly Excellence.
Fall course registration begins on April 18. Consider taking one of the history department’s many 300-level classes. From presidential elections and pirates to China and the Caribbean to film and memoir, there's something for everyone.
Open to majors, minors, and non-majors.
Professors Edin Hajdarpasic and Kyle Roberts won the Sujack Awards for Research and Teaching Excellence. Professor Suzanne Kaufman was named 2016 Master Teacher. Congratulations to our award winning faculty!
Loyola undergraduate and graduate students presented their scholarship in poster and oral presentations and Secondary Education and History Double Major Kyle Jenkins '16 (center right) won the Outstanding Loyola Undergraduate Researcher Award.
Congratulations to Ruby Oram on her award winning essay, "'They Taught Us to be Ladies:'The Forgotten History of Flower Tech , 1927-1960." History MA student Michael O'Hara also received an honorable mention for his essay “‘Roosevelt is My Religion’: Mayor Edward Kelly, the New Deal, and Urban Politics in Chicago, 1933-1947.” Congratulations Ruby and Michael! Click here to view past award winners.
The Public History Lab started with a handful of students. What it has turned into, however, is a full-scale campaign of projects, art walks, community days, faculty consults, and numerous proposals-- all to support Chicago’s historic neighborhoods.