Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Upcoming HGSA events

HGSA Fall 2018 Events Calendar


Navigating Loyola

Friday, September 7, 3:30-5:00 pm, Crown Center 528

Gather insider tips on surviving and thriving in grad school from fellow students.


HGSA Meeting

Monday, September 10, 4:45-5:45 pm, Crown Center 528

Join us for the first meeting of the semester and find out what’s going on in the grad program!


Navigating Conferences: Tips on Attending and Presenting

Thursday, September 20, 3-4 pm, Crown Center 528

Panel discussion about how to attend and present at conferences. Wondering how it all works? Come for the presentation and ask questions about


Taskstream Party

Monday, Sept. 24 4:45-5:45 pm, Crown Center 528

Need to make or update your Taskstream bio? Bring your computer to the Taskstream Party, eat pizza, and complete your bio with other students. A limited number of laptops will also be available.



HGSA Meeting

Monday, October 1, 4:45-5:45 pm, Crown Center 528

Update on planned events, tours, activities, and of course the HGSA Conference. 


Folded Map tour

Saturday, October 13, 1 pm, LUMA

Tonika Lewis Johnson’s ongoing Folded Map project connects residents who live at corresponding addresses in North and South Side neighborhoods of Chicago. Documenting architectural aspects of the neighborhoods and conversations between residents, Johnson demonstrates how a city of renowned institutions and robust tourism is also a city that struggles with issues of racial inequality and segregation. By comparing images of homes in Englewood in the south to Edgewater, Rogers Park, and West Ridge in the north, Folded Map invites the viewer to consider how segregation impacts Chicago neighborhoods and their residents.


How to Handle Social Media Professional Development

October 22, 2018, 12-1pm, Crown Center 528

More and more job descriptions require applicants to manage social media accounts for the institution. What does that mean and how do you translate your skills into meeting that requirement? This event will explore these issues.


How to Do Research

October 29, 2018, 4pm, Crown Center 528

So you’ve made it to the archives—what now? Get advice on how to search and document archival materials, take good notes, and organize your findings from a panel of faculty members.



15th Annual HGSA Conference

Saturday, November 3, all day, Information Commons

This year’s theme, Building Bridges, asks for presentations that broadly demonstrate ways in which history helps us form connections. Volunteer to help, stay to hear the amazing panels. 


Public History Committee Internship Review

TBD November TBD

Need an internship next year? Come to the Internship Review and hear about internship opportunities, where to go, and what to avoid from graduate students who’ve been there.



HGSA Meeting

Monday, December 3, 4:45-5:45 pm, Crown Center 528

Wrap up the calendar year with pizza and information about HGSA activities. 


HGSA Holiday Party!

December 14, June Coyne’s Apartment

You're done! It's time to relax and have fun at the annual holiday party. 

*This calendar does not include meetings of the Public History Committee, Dissertation Writing Group, or the Conference Committee. Those will be announced separately. Details subject to change. 





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