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History Undergraduate and Graduate Students Present Research, Win Awards

Several History majors and graduate students presented their research at symposiums as part of Loyola's "Weekend of Excellence."

"Dictator in the Dock" Film Screening

The Latin America Matters Speaker Series presents a screening of the documentary "Dictator in the Dock: Genocide on Trial in Guatemala" on Tuesday April 17th. Filmmaker Pamela Yates and Producer Paco de Onis will be on hand for a discussion of the documentary.

History Department Faculty Awards

Four History Department faculty receive awards for their teaching and research excellence.

John Pincince, Marek Suszko, and Elena Valussi Promoted to Advanced Lecturer

Three History Department Lecturers have been promoted in recognition of their contributions to teaching and leadership in the University.

Loyola Public Historians Featured at the NCPH Conference

If you thought two time zones and over 2,000 miles prevented Loyola from having a strong presence at the National Council on Public History annual conference, then read on.

Ellie Shermer Granted Prestigious Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Tandy Shermer will be spending the 2014-15 academic year as a Visiting Fellow of the Russell Sage Foundation. She will be working on her new book, The Business of Education: The Corporate Transformation of America's Public Universities.

Public History Graduate Program Alumni and Students Find Success on the Job Market

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.

Introducing the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project

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.

Loyola Alumnus Named Executive Director of the Urban History Association

The Urban History Association has selected Timothy B. Neary (PhD, 2004) to be its new executive director.

Introducing the Spring 2014 Undergraduate Interns

Polar vortexes and near record snow falls might have grounded many of us this winter, but not the 17 intrepid Loyola students participating in HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship, this semester. Each week these interns are traveling to venerable institutions in the Loop; basements in Edgewater; and (from the comfort of the library or their dorm rooms) seventeenth-century Jamaica, nineteenth-century Chicago, Nazi Germany, and post-Katrina New Orleans. In their internships, students are putting the skills they have learned in the classroom to work in various “real world” applications.

Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members

Eleven students were initiated into Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, in the Fall 2013 induction ceremony of the Chi Mu Chapter.

Fellowships Available for Mentored Undergraduate Research

Are you an undergrad looking to work on a historical research project as part of a class, an internship, or simply on your own free time? Are you a faculty member who can envision an undergrad assisting you with your own research while you teach them skills of historical inquiry? If yes, you should look into LUROP Fellowships. Applications are due March 1st.

Five Faculty Nominated for Sujack Teaching Awards

Professors John McManamon, S.J., and Stephen Schloesser, S.J.; Associate Professors Dina Berger and John Donoghue; and Assistant Professor Kyle Roberts have all been recognized for their commitment to undergraduate teaching with this nomination.

LUC Graduate School Features Public History Alumna

Kristin Emery (2013 Public History MA) chose Loyola’s Public History program because she wanted to engage with history in a unique way.

Students Curate Exhibit on Campus Activism in the 1980s

As students in Dr. Dina Berger’s Cold War in the Americas course (HIST 300) have learned this fall semester, the Cold War was just as hot in the Western Hemisphere as it was in Europe and Asia. Dr. Berger’s course offered students the unique opportunity to learn about the Cold War in Latin America by developing an exhibit based on materials held at the University Archives.

Loyola History Graduate Student Conference 2013

Images from the 2013 HGSA Conference held at Loyola's Water Tower Campus on November 9, 2013

A Spate of New Books by Recent PhDs

Recent PhDs have been busy publishing impressive monographs of late! On topics ranging from Vegetarianism to the memory of the Great War in Irish culture to the idea of Great Books, these books evidence the rich diversity of scholarship that began as dissertations in our department.

Activist Mundelein: Civic Engagement at a 20th Century Women's College

A new online exhibition created by Public History graduate Annie Cullen ('13) and PhD candidate Will Ippen traces the history of student activism at Mundelein College from the 1940s through the early 1970s.


Christopher Manning on the NOLA Oral History Project

Christopher Manning, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, discusses the NOLA Oral History Project, a forthcoming book and online oral history repository documenting and preserving the oral testimony of aid workers and volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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