Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Public History Lab

Public History Lab (PHL) is a history graduate student-led effort to apply public history skills at organizations and sites of history in the greater Chicago area. PHL currently has two ongoing initiatives: a partnership with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and the Chrysler Village History Project.  

Articles and information about Public History Lab:

Lakefront Historian blog articles

"Loyola Public History Graduate Students Making an Impact in Chicago Neighborhoods," Loyola University Chicago University Marketing and Communication.

Chrysler Village History Project

News about the Chrysler Village History Project

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society


PHL is an ad hoc committee within HGSA and is open to all current history graduate students at Loyola. To learn more about Public History Lab, contact 2016-2017 PHL chair Hope Shannon at hshannon1@luc.edu.