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.
Early applications are due May 1 for this ten-week graduate seminar. The course will examine the relationship between gender, sex differences, and politics—defined broadly—in medieval Europe, exploring the ways in which systems of power mapped onto perceived sex differences and bolstered, reproduced, or authenticated those systems.
The History Department is very pleased to offer the second annual Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture for the 2016-17 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.
We found out as we researched material culture in Medieval England (HIST 329). Using cookbooks from fourteenth-century England and France, we created a menu such as might have been enjoyed at the abbot’s table of a fairly unreformed Benedictine monastery: no meat, but plenty of cheese and eggs. (No beer or wine, of course, per University regulations… )
Congratulations to Professor Gilfoyle on his election to the Society of American Historians'(SAH) executive board! SAH was founded in 1939 by the journalist and Columbia University historian Allan Nevins and several fellow scholars to promote literary distinction in the writing of history and biography.
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.
Professor Benjamin Johnson and the Refusing to Forget Project’s new exhibition, "Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920," sheds new light on one of Texas’ most difficult (and silenced) historical legacies.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Rachel Boyle on winning the President's Medallion. The President's Medallion is one of the highest honors bestowed by the University, recognizing outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship, and service.
Congratulations to Master's student Lauren O'Brien on being named a 2015–2016 Achieving College Excellence (ACE) Master's Mentor. Loyola's ACE program (a federal TRIO program) is designed to support the college success of first generation and low-income undergraduate students and students with documented disabilities.
History undergraduates Sarah Deas, Lauren Rogers, Katherine Will, and Melanie Zagorski were recently awarded Provost Fellowships by Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (LUROP). This is “the largest, most flexible, and most diverse fellowship” offered by LUROP. The Provost Fellows will conduct research projects under the guidance of a faculty member and will present their research projects in either an oral presentation or poster presentation at next spring’s research symposium.