Celebrate Women's History Month with the Women & Leadership Archives and the Chicago Area Women's History Council. Come hear multimedia excerpts of oral histories by Columbia College honors students featuring Chicago women activists and leaders. The event will be held on Sunday, March 16th from 2:00pm-5:00pm on the 1st floor of Piper Hall.
The Urban History Association has selected Timothy B. Neary (PhD, 2004) to be its new executive director.
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.
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.
Eleven students were initiated into Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, in the Fall 2013 induction ceremony of the Chi Mu Chapter.
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.
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.
Kristin Emery (2013 Public History MA) chose Loyola’s Public History program because she wanted to engage with history in a unique way.
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.
Images from the 2013 HGSA Conference held at Loyola's Water Tower Campus on November 9, 2013
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.
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, 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.