Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Accomplishments

April 2018

Garrett Gutierrez won the Susan Ramonat Award for Scholarly Excellence for his paper "Mission Memory: Analyzing the Public Memory of Mission San Juan Capistrano."

2017 Ramonat Scholar Amanda Malmstrom has been awarded the prestigious Cole fellowship, a one-year, residential fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic site.

2017 Ramonat Scholar Matthew Petersen has been accepted into the Meddeas program to teach English as a second language in Spain after graduation.

Several graduate and undergraduate students presented at the Weekend of Excellence, including Lisa Hartman and Emily Davis. The event profiled History Major Matthew HendersonHistory minor Jessica Talwar was awarded second place in the Loyola University Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Award. History major Robert Baurley was also a Loyola Experience Engagement Key Recipient.

PhD student Ina Cox has been named the inaugural Home Grown Curatorial Fellow for the DuSable Museum for African American History.

At the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Stephen Petrie, Julia Lacher, and Ella Wagner presented a poster, "Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells: Creating an Interpretive Plan for a Controversial History." Kate Johnson and Marie Pellissier moderated a working group on Crossing the Line: Facilitating Digital Access to Primary Sources", on which Kelly Schmidt served as a panelist. Hope Shannon facilitated a session. Dr. Theodore Karamanski, PhD candidate William Ippen, and alumni Rachel Boyle, Stella Ress, Dan Ott, and Devin Hunter were also part of NCPH committees and working groups.

Professor Aidan Forth, as one of the four finalists for the 2018 Sujack Family Award, has been designated a Master Researcher.

Dr. Ben Johnson was a recipient of the Autry Public History Prize  from the Western History Association for his project “Refusing to Forget.” Dr. Johnson was also awarded a Lloyd Lewis Fellowship at the Newberry Library and was given an honorable mention in the competition for the Presidents' Book Prize from the Society for the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era for his recently published book Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation (Yale, 2017).

Dr. John Donoghue received the Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, as well as the  The Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.

Dr. Kyle Roberts was also awarded the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History by the New York Academy of History for his book Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (Chicago, 2016) and named as a Fellow of the New York Academy of History.

March 2018

Katherine Macica presented her paper, "Planning for Prosperity, Planning for War: The New Deal and War Mobilization in the Pacific Northwest" at the American Society for Environmental History Conference in Riverside, CA.

Angela Rothman won an award for outstanding scholarship from the University of Oregon Libraries for her undergraduate senior thesis Well-Intentioned But Ineffective: A Legislative History of the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 2001. The paper will be hosted in Scholars’ Bank, the library’s open access digital archive for UO research.

Professors Patricia Mooney-Melvin and Kyle Roberts participated in the 2017-2018 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institute, hosted by the American Historical Association. They also submitted a successful application for the AHA's 2018-2020 Career Diversity Implementation Grant.

February 2018

Professor Alice Weinreb's monograph Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany (Oxford 2017) was awarded the 2017 Wiener Library Ernst Fraenkel Book Prize.

Public History masters student Lisa Hartman received the Loyola Research Experience for Master’s Programs Fellowship for her work on “Race: Are We So Different?” exhibition at Chicago History Museum.

 

January 2018

Ella Wagner accepted a part-time summer position as Administrative Assistant for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.

Katherine Macica wrote a book review for The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War that was recently published in Western Historical Quarterly.

December 2017

Nathan Ellstrand published an article, “Resilience amidst Upheaval: Raphael and Mathilda’s Letters, 1872-1878,” in Chicago Jewish History.

November 2017

The following Loyola M.A. and PhD students presented papers at the 13th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference: Janette Clay, Lucas Coyne, Nathan Ellstrand, Meagan McChesney, Marie Pellissier, Angela Rothman, and Ella Wagner.

October 2017

Nathan Ellstrand presented “Chicago’s St. Augustine College: Education, Language and Race at a Crossroads,” at the Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, Illinois.

September 2017

Katherine Macica presented "'Here are your ships, Uncle Sam': Shipbuilding in the Pacific Northwest during World War II," at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Fraterrigo was interviewed by CBS Evening News about the passing of Hugh Hefner.

Marie Pellissier and Kelly Schmidt presented a poster on Explore Common Sense at AASLH in Austin, TX. Alumna Rachel Boyle accepted an award and gave a presentation on behalf of the Chrysler Village History Project. Hope Shannon and Marie Pellissier served on the Emerging History Professionals Committee.

August 2017

Chelsea Denault wrote the introduction for the Pritzker Military Presents programs, "Back Over There" and "My Fellow Soldiers" featured on WTTW Prime.

July 2017

Matthew Amyx, Ellen Bushong, and Julia Lacher presented the poster ““The Local Option”: Bringing a Neighborhood Museum into Chicago’s North Side” at the Association of Midwest Museums Annual Meeting and Conference.

Gale Researcher, a research database aimed at undergraduate students published several freelance essays written by Ella Wagner. The topics included 18th, 19th, and 20th century U.S. History; Soviet history; and the history of Communism.

June 2017

Dr. Alice Weinreb published Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany.

May 2017

Ruby Oram nominated the Lucy Flower Technical High School for Girls to the National Register of Historic Places. It was approved by the National Park Service in May 2017.

Chelsea Denault accepted a two-year Fellowship from Loyola's Office of Sustainability.

Nathan Jeremie-Brink accepted the Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Graduate students Ina Cox, Nathan EllstrandKristin Jacobsen, Stephen Petrie, and Ella Wagner received a grant from Loyola's Student Innovation Fund for their Immigration Advocacy History Project.

April 2017

Marie Pellissier, Public History M.A. student, and Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, won the History Department's McCluggage Award.

Undergraduate Alexa Lindsley, '17, won the Lietz Award for Outstanding Historical Scholarship.

Chelsea Denault accepted a position as Driehaus Preservation Awards Intern at Landmarks Illinois.

Dr. Elena Valussi joined the "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication" project at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

March 2017

Katherine Macica presented "Forests or Flying Fortresses? Defining the Public Good in Washington State during World War II," and William Ippen presented "Cotton and the Ecology of Industrial Capitalism in the Indo-Atlantic" at the American Society for Environmental History Conference in Chicago.

Graduate students Kate Johnson, Marie Pellissier, and Kelly Schmidt contributed to the Digital Paxton project.

February 2017

Chelsea Denault won second place in Loyola’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.

January 2017

Graduate Student Hope Shannon became editor of the Urban History Association Newsletter.

November 2016

The following Loyola M.A. and PhD students presented papers at the 13th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference: Karen Sieber, Matthew Amyx, Marie Pellissier, Ina Cox, Ruby Oram, Daniel Snow, and Sebastian Wuepper

October 2016

The following Loyola MA and PhD students presented papers or posters at the 8th Biennial Urban History Association Conference, held at Loyola University Chicago: Charis Caputo, Julia Lacher, Ruby Oram, Kelly Schmidt, Shannon Pimmel, Rachel Boyle, Lucas Coyne, and Hope Shannon.  

September 2016

Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, Chelsea Denault and Kelly Schmidt, Public History and U.S. History PhD students, presented "Chrysler Village: From Historic Preservation to Community Engagement" at the American Alliance of State and Local History Annual Meeting.  

June 2016

Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, and Nathan Jeremie-Brink, U.S. History PhD candidate, were selected to join the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Newberry Library for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Stephen Schloesser, SJ, PhD, Professor of History, joined the Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu in the role of advisory editor.

Keith Gill, public history MA 2005, accepted the position of Director of Exhibits and Museum Programming at Air Zoo - Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum.

May 2016

Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, accepted an assistantship with The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Megan Baumann, B.A. alumna in history and sociology, won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She is pursuing a graduate degree in geography at Penn State University.

Matthew Amyx, U.S. History PhD student, presented "The Last Word in Segregation: Jim Crow Cemeteries in Chicago" at the University of Michigan History Graduate Student Conference. 

Matthew Amyx, U.S. History PhD student, Ellen Bushong, Public History MA student, Julia Lacher, Public History MA student, and Hannah Zuber, Public History MA/MLIS student, created and presented "Legal Limits: A Historic Bar Crawl" in association with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society once in May and twice in July. 

April 2016

Theresa Gross-Diaz, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Medieval Studies Program, published entries in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicagopart of the Art Institute's Online Scholarly Catalogue. 

Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "Religion in the American City, 1600-1900," in American History: Oxford Research Encyclopedias, 2 May, 2016.

Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, won The Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies for his book, Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1910, published by Cornell University Press in 2015. 

Andrew Kelly, history undergraduate student, won first place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest for his paper, "Development and Dependency in Burkina Faso, 1983-2014."

Alexa Lindsley, history undergraduate student, won second place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest for her paper, "Going Old School: A Spatial Analysis of Ancient Roman Education and its Purposes." 

Magdalena Jachymiak, history undergraduate student, won third place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest for her paper, "The Unofficial Diplomat: Congressman Dan Rostenkowski's Impact on Polish-American Relations from 1975-1990." 

Daniel Snow, history B.A./M.A. student, won first place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Blog Contest for his blog, Dan of Loyola: Perspectives from the Ramonat Seminar 

Olivia Raymond, history undergraduate student, won second place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Blog Contest for her blog, Mustard Seed Catholicism: The Ramonat Seminar 2015-2016.

Hector Bryan Escobar, history M.A. 2013, accepted the Cultural Arts- Arts and History Specialist position with the Waukegan History Museum. 

Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, won the Sujack Family Award for Teaching Excellence.

Suzanne Kaufman, PhD, Associate Professor of History, was named a Master Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

David Dennis, PhD, Professor of History, won the Provost's Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Freshman.

Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, won the Sujack Family Award for Research Excellence.

Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, won the Regents' Award

Kyle Jenkins, B.A. student in Education and History, Secondary Education and Teaching, won the Outstanding Loyola Undergraduate Research Award

Lauren O'Brien, history MA student, accepted fall 2016 admission to Rutgers University's American Studies PhD program.

Ruby Oram, U.S. and Public History PhD student, won the History Department's McCluggage Award for her paper, "'They Taught Us to be Ladies': The Forgotten History of Flower Tech, 1927-1960." Michael O'Hara, history MA student, received an honorable mention for his essay, "'Roosevelt is My Religion': Mayor Edward Kelly, the New Deal, and Urban Politics in Chicago, 1933-1947."

Peter Kotowski, PhD, U.S. History, successfully defended his dissertation, "The Best Poor Man's Country?": William Penn, Quakers, and Unfree Labor in Atlantic Pennsylvania." 

Chelsea Denault, U.S. and Public History PhD student, accepted a summer archives and oral history internship with the Chicago Archdiocese, as well as the World War I Centennial Marketing summer internship at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.

Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, accepted a summer internship with Next Exit History.

Anthony DiLorenzo, PhD, U.S. History, successfully defended his dissertation, "A Higher Law: Transatlantic Revolution and Antislavery Radicalism in Early America, 1760-1800."

Thomas Greene, PhD 2012 and Adjunct Professor of History, was appointed to a one year lecturer's position at Texas A&M San Antonio.

Erin Feichtinger, PhD, Transnational Urban History, successfully defended her dissertation, "Remains to be Seen: Execution and Embodiment in the Early English Atlantic."

Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "'I have hitherto been entirely upon the borrowing hand': The Acquisition and Circulation of Books in Early Eighteenth-Century Dissenting Academies" in Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis.

March 2016

Timothy Gilfoyle, PhD, Professor of History, was appointed to the Society of American Historians' executive board.

Amelia Serafine, U.S. History PhD candidate, published “He Filled My Heart with Doubt: The Southern Belle’s Love and Duty in the Civil War,” in Romance Fiction and American Culture, edited by William Gleason and Eric Selinger and released by Ashgate Press.  

Katherine Macica, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, joined the "Environmental Impacts of World War II in the Pacific Northwest" roundtable at the American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle, WA.

Benjamin Johnson, PhD, was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of History. 

Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, presented “Imperial Internment: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1871-1914” at the European Social Science History Conference, University of Valencia, Spain.

Peter Kotowski, U.S. History PhD candidate, presented "Honest Men and Covetous Men: Gender and William Penn’s ‘Holy Experiment’” at an American Philosophical Society seminar, Philadelphia, PA. 

Ruby Oram, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented "They Taught Us To Be Ladies:” The Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, 1927-1960" at the Women's and Gender History Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, presented “Public Women and Intimate Economy in Working-Class Chicago, 1870-1919” at the Women’s and Gender History Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Nathan Jeremie-Brink, U.S. History PhD candidate, and Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, each won an Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship In Leadership and Service for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, was part of the "Standing Up for History in the War on the Humanities" working group at the National Council on Public History annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented "Using the Element of Surprise to Challenge 'Mythconceptions' about the History of Race and Slavery" with Alexa Wallace at the National Council on Public History annual meeting poster session, Baltimore, MD.

Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean of the Graduate School, was part of the "Re-interpreting Relevance: Preservation, Herstory, and the Challenge to the Traditional Narrative" roundtable at the National Council on Public History annual meeting, Baltimore, MD. 

February 2016

Rachel Ramirez, public history M.A. 2012, accepted the position of Curator at the Winnetka Historical Society. She also won a Workshop Scholarship from the American Association for State and Local History.

William Ippen, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, won a Pre-Doctoral Teaching Scholars Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Theodore Karamanski, PhD, Professor of History and Public History Program director, appeared as an on-screen commentator for the WTTW (PBS Chicago) documentary Stephen A. Douglas and the Fate of American Democracy.

Siera Heavner Erazo, public history M.A. 2012, accepted the position of Exhibition Developer at The Field Museum. 

Tanya Stabler Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, presented her paper, “Magistra and Magister: Women and the Intellectual Formation of the Secular Clergy at the Early Sorbonne (1254-1274),” at the Northwestern Medieval Colloquium.

Amber Bailey, public history M.A. student, won the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a competitive award sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS).

Devin Leigh, M.A. in history, 2015, recently published “Black Caesar’s Klan” in The Journal of History Miami Museum. His article started as a paper written for Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle’s spring 2015 seminar course. Devin is now a history PhD student at the University of California, Davis.

Elliott Gorn, PhD, Professor of History, presented “Emmett Till: Why His Story Still Matters” at the Newberry Library on February 11. Listen to the lecture audio here.

January 2016

Samantha Smith, public history M.A. 2015, accepted the position of Project Archivist at the Newberry Library.

Benjamin Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, and the Refusing to Forget project launched the “Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920” exhibition in partnership with the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Kyle Mathers, public history M.A. student and intern at WTTW Chicago, compiled research used to produce "What’s the History of Asylum Place?" for Chicago Tonight’s “Ask Geoffrey” feature.

Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean of the Graduate School, was selected to serve as a panelist for the Scholar Summit on Women’s History and Public History. The Scholar Summit was convened to assist the Congressional Commission charged with studying the feasibility of a National Women’s History Museum.

Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, won the History Department’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.

Michelle Nickerson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Graduate Program Director, co-edited “The Feminine Mystique at Fifty,” a journal roundtable for Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies (2:36), January 2016. 

December 2015

Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, was appointed to serve as chair of the American Association for State and Local History’s Emerging History Professionals Committee.

Theodore Karamanski, PhD, Professor of History and Public History Program director, was interviewed by Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5, for its Curious City story “Ferry-Tale: Could a Chicago-to-Michigan Ferry Return from Extinction.”

Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, presented "Gender as a Useful Category of Analysis in Chinese Religions," at Framing the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: Concepts, Methods, and New Research Paths, Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia, University of Groningen. She also presented "Women's Rights, Nationalism, and Religion in Republican China," at the Forum on Gender and Religion in China, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Christopher Manning, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Undergraduate Program Director, was invited by Loyola University Chicago Interim President John Pelissero to join the President’s Cabinet as a diversity adviser.

Timothy Gilfoyle, PhD, Professor of History, published “Wisconsin Roots – Making History Interviews with Richard M. Jaffee and John W. Rowe,” in Chicago History, vol. 40, no. 1 (Winter 2015).

November 2015

Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, published "The Transmission of the Cult of Lu Dongbin to Sichuan in the Nineteenth Century, and the Transformation of the Local Religious Milieu" in Daoism, Religion, History, and Society. She was also appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religions. 

Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, presented “History Wars: Facing the Past in Bosnia” at the Bosnia Twenty Years After Dayton symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also served as a panelist at the "Denial and Memory: 100 Years After the Armenian Genocide" Conference at Northwestern University. 

Mollie Fullerton, public history M.A. 2015, joined the John Wesley Powell River History Museum as Education and Programs Manager.

Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, won the Loyola University Chicago President’s Medallion.

Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "The Empire Through its Cities," a review of Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World by Tristram Hunt, in Historia. 

Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented “Acknowledging a Complicated Past: Race and Slavery at Xavier University, 1830s-1870s,” at the Jesuits and Race Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Harold Platt, PhD, Emeritus Professor of History, presented “Sinking Chicago: The Politics of a Flood-Prone Environment in the Age of Climate Change,” at the Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminar.

The following Loyola M.A. and PhD. students presented papers at the 12th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference: Matthew Amyx, Katherine Macica, Chelsea Denault, Patrick Fox, Matthew Sawicki, Maggie McClain, and Leah Henning. Rachel Boyle organized the lunch panel and Ruby Oram organized the Public History roundtable. Amelia Serafine and Fazila Kabahita co-chaired this year’s conference committee.

October 2015

Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, published Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1910 with Cornell University Press.

Rachel Boyle, Katherine Macica, and Hope Shannon were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education. Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus.

Anthony DiLorenzo, U.S. History PhD Candidate, was awarded a Research Fellowship with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City. 

Theodore Karamanski, PhD, Professor of History, and Eileen McMahon, PhD, Loyola alumna and Associate Professor of History at Lewis University, discussed their new book, Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History, for the Loyola Chicago Friends of the Libraries Speaker Series.

Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, presented "Daoism, Nationalism, and Gender in Republican Shanghai," at the Conference on Gender and Religion in Twentieth Century China, Rutgers University.

Chelsea Denault, U.S. and Public History PhD student, joined the Urban History Association’s 2016 Conference Local Arrangements Committee as Conference Coordinator.

Barbara Rosenwein, Emeritus Professor of History, published Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions, 600-1700 with Cambridge University Press.

Siobhan Heraty, M.A. in public history 2015, accepted a position as Collections Assistant at the West Chicago City Museum in West Chicago, IL.

Michelle Nickerson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Graduate Program Director, delivered the keynote address at the Deep Los Angeles Graduate History Conference, USC/UCLA, in Los Angeles, California. Her address was titled “Seeking Treasures and Finding Transformation in Los Angeles History.”

Stephen Schloesser, S.J, PhD, Professor of History, was a panelist on the roundtable “Jason C. Bivins’ Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion,” at the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame.

September 2015

Daniel Ott, U.S. and Public History PhD 2015, accepted the position of Historian at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. 

Samantha Smith, public history M.A. 2015, accepted the position of Modern Manuscripts Accessioner at the Newberry Library.

Maggie McClain, public history M.A. student, began an archives internship at the Evanston History Center.

Samantha Chmelik, public history M.A. 2013, published Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach with Rowman and Littlefield.

Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented her paper, “Using the Past: Historical Societies and Civic Engagement in Metropolitan Chicago,” at the Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, IL. She also presented a poster, “Historical Societies in Postwar Chicago,” at the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History.

Amber Bailey, public history M.A. student, joined the Loyola University Archives and Special Collections as its Oral Historian for the 2015-2016 year.

Kyle Mathers, public history M.A. student, began a research internship with the Chicago History Museum.

Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, was a panel commentator for “Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Russia” at the “The Carceral Archipelago: Transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960” meeting at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Stephen Schloesser, S.J, PhD, Professor of History, delivered the keynote address, “Biopolitics and What Happened after Vatican II,” at the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, University of San Francisco.

Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, was named a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia at the University of Groningen.

August 2015

Tanya Stabler Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, was named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, was awarded the Ramonat Faculty Fellowship for the 2015-2016 year.

Lauren O’Brien, history M.A. student, joined the Jane Addams Hull House Museum as the Cities of Peace Education Program Assistant.

Devin Hunter, U.S. and Public History PhD 2015, joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Springfield as Assistant Professor of U.S. and Public History. 

Matthew Norgard, public history M.A. student, joined the Loyola University Archives and Special Collections as an archives assistant for the 2015-2016 year.

Courtney M. Baxter, public history M.A. 2014, joined the St. Louis Art Museum as its 2015-16 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow

Timothy Gilfoyle, PhD, Professor of History, will serve as President of the Urban History Association for the 2015-2016 year.

Lauren O’Brien, history M.A. student, was named an Achieving College Excellence Master’s Mentor for the 2015-2016 year. 

Michelle Nickerson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Graduate Program Director, was awarded a Catholic Center for Intellectual Heritage Fellowship for the 2015-2016 year.

Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, was awarded the Joan and Bill Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage Grant for the 2015-2016 year.

Anthony DiLorenzo, U.S. History PhD Candidate, was awarded a Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship at Loyola University Chicago for the 2015-2016 year. 

Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "Britain's Archipelago of Camps: Labor and Detention in a Liberal Empire, 1871-1903" in Kritika: Explorations in Russan and Eurasian History, 16(3), summer 2015.

Undergraduate Essay Contest

First Place: Noah Beissel, "Locke, Racialized Chattel Slavery, and the Problem of Mercantile Freedom: Identifying the Source of Locke’s Contradictory Involvements with Atlantic Slavery”

Second Place: Margaret Miller, “Museum Wars: Politicizing the American Past under Ronald Reagan”

Third Place: Sarah Carrillo, “Dueling Identities: Religiosity and Theater in Early Modern Clerkenwell”

History Blogging Contest

First Place: Matthew Racchini, "Ramonat Reflections

Second Place: Bianca Barcenas, "Mapping Catholics with the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project