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Crossings and Dwellings closes with International Conference, Oct. 16-18

Loyola University Chicago will hold a conference marking the bicentennial of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus in 1814. The conference aims at locating works-of both restored Jesuits and their colleagues from women's religious orders-within the specific experiential context of building an American nation.

Graduate Students Nominate Chrysler Village to the National Register

Students in Dr. Karamanski's Management of Historical Resources class experienced the process of historic preservation firsthand when they set out to nominate the Chrysler Village Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.

Special Collections and University Archives host open house

In celebration of American Archives Month, Special Collections and the University Archives will host open houses on October 13, 16, 22, and 31.

Steven Pinker is coming to Loyola University to discuss his new book on writing

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, will discuss his new book, The Sense of Style, on Thursday, October 9 at 7 PM in the Crown Center.

Loyola History Ph.D. talks Scottish Independence

Dr. John Leazer, a graduate of Loyola's History Ph.D. program and Associate Professor of History at Carthage College talks about the Vote for Scottish Independence.

Spring Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar on Early Mexico and Peru

Advanced undergraduates are invited to apply for the Spring 2015 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar. This six credit course offers a unique opportunity to explore one of the nation's foremost research libraries.

Saints Preserve Us: Saints and Sanctity in the Middle Ages Lecture Series

Loyola University Chicago's Medieval Studies Center hosts an exciting line-up of presentations for their 2014-2015 lecture series "Saints Preserve Us: Saints and Sanctity in the Middle Ages".

Public History Graduate Creates Online Exhibit

Public History Master's Program Graduate Laura Pearce '14 creates an exhibit tracing the Legion of Polish Young Women from its founding at the outbreak of World War II to today for the Women and Leadership Archives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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