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Meet the Summer Session B Interns

A monument, a controversial legal maneuver, an oral history: all three have provided the jumping off points for exploring the past for bright History students enrolled in HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship, this Summer Session B. As they earn three credit hours and satisfy Loyola’s Engaged Learning requirement, these students are working closely with faculty and public historians to apply the skills they learned in the classroom to real world projects. Read on to learn more about their projects – and then visit their blogs to learn about their experiences in their own words!

New Graduate Student Orientations, August 19th & 29th!

Incoming History Graduate Students, Please mark your calendars for the New Graduate Student Orientation dates on August 19th & the 29th!

Unearthing the Atomic Past with the Public History Program

Loyola public historians have completed an interpretive project for one of the world's most important atomic history sites.

Edin Hajdarpasic Reflects on Sarajevo 100 Years Later

As the world commemorates the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Assistant Professor Edin Hajdarpasic speaks to NPR about what has happened in Sarajevo since World War I.

Michelle Nickerson Talks Sunbelt Rising

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.

Meet the Summer Session A Interns

This summer Loyola History undergraduates have undertaken HIST 398 internships in order to learn how to design and build things: online exhibitions, digital archives, classroom curricula, and complex statistical analyses. Working closely with archivists, educators, and faculty, they are putting the skills they have learned in the classroom to work in various “real world” applications.

These students helped bring LUMA exhibition to life

The research conducted by these four students was vital to the “Crossings and Dwellings” exhibition that runs from July 19 to October 19 at LUMA. Read more about their projects, what they learned, and why at least one of them felt like a modern-day Indiana Jones.

Loyola Undergraduates Win Competitive Research Fellowships for 2014-15

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.

Recent Graduates Secure Tenure-Track Positions

Several recent graduates of Loyola's doctoral program have accepted full-time teaching positions at universities around the world.

Graduating soon? Advice on Careers in History

We have asked Keyalo Gray, the History Advisor in the Career Development Center, to offer advice for graduating seniors about finding a fulfilling job. Keyalo will be leading a workshop for all History students thinking about careers on Friday, April 25th, from 2-3:30 in Life Science Building 312. Refreshments will be offered.

Essay and Blog Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's undergraduate and graduate essay and blogging contests. The winning entries demonstrate the rich range of work undertaken by Loyola's talented History students.

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."

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.

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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.


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