November 8, 2013 11:40
Join graduate students from across the country as they present their work on a wide variety of topics, ranging from Hawaii's response to the American Civil War to religious identity in colonial Morocco, at Loyola's 10th Annual History Graduate Student Conference this Saturday.
November 12, 2013 4:34
Professor Michael Vorenberg of Brown University will lead a discussion for graduate students and faculty on History and the Movies, focusing on the recent Steven Spielberg film, "Lincoln" on November 13th.
Loyola University Chicago concludes its Fall 2013 programming commemorating the bicentennial of the Jesuit Restoration with two events on Tuesday, November 5th: A lecture with John Padberg, S.J. on the Jesuit Restoration at 3 pm and a discussion with John McGreevy of a chapter draft from his forthcoming history of 19th-century Jesuits in the United States at 6 pm. more
October 21, 2013 3:26
On October 30, Anne Flannery and Adam Strohm of the Newberry Library, and Greg Ruth of Loyola will speak on "The Civil War in Letters: Crowd Sourcing the Transcription of the Newberry Library's Collection of Civil War Letters." The seminar will take place at 12:30 pm in Life Sciences Building 312.
September 30, 2013 9:13
Brad S. Gregory will deliver Loyola University Chicago's annual Edward Surtz Lecture on Tuesday, October 22nd, at7:30 pm in Piper Hall, Lake Shore Campus. His talk is entitled: "Buying In: The Reformation Era and the Makings of Modern Consumerism."
"Circulation Patterns: Print Culture, a Chicago Jesuit Library, and American Catholic Identity" is a seminar series cosponsored by the Loyola History Department and the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage that is bring leading scholars of religion, history, and print culture to Loyola in October and November. more
October 9, 2013 4:36
Kim Wagner will examine the forms and functions of colonial violence in British India between 1857 and 1919 on Wednesday, October 16th, at 4 pm in McCormick Lounge. Come learn more about how at a time when most modern states had long replaced the spectacle of the scaffold with prisons, the British in India still had recourse to exemplary punishment on a significant scale.
Acclaimed Author and Documentary Filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick Screened and Discussed "The Boys of St. Columb"
October 9, 2013 4:29
Loyola’s Department of History cordially invites you to a film showing and talk by acclaimed author and documentary filmmaker: Maurice Fitzpatrick The Boys of St. Columb Friday, October 11, 2013 3:00 pm Crown Center 530 Fitzpatrick’s The Boys of St. Columb tells the story of eight former St. Columb’s students who took advantage of Northern Ireland’s revolutionary 1947 Education Act, which allowed students from working-class families to attend grammar schools in Northern Ireland for the first time. The eight alumni profiled in the documentary are: Nobel Prize winners Seamus Heaney (Literaure), John Hume (Peace) singer and songwriter Phil Coulter, civil rights campaigner and writer Eammon McCann, Irish ambassador James Sharkey, and retired Bishop of Derry, Dr. Edward Daly.
Professor of History Michael Khodarkovsky discusses his scholarship, which relates the history of the Russian Empire from the perspectives of non-russian peoples, the frontier, and people straddling ethnic identities and situates Russia in the context of other empires.more
May 2, 2013 10:43
Kyle B. Roberts, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, has been awarded the 2013 Justin G. Schiller Prize for his essay, “Rethinking The New-England Primer,” by the Bibliographical Society of America.
May 10, 2013 8:27
The Department honored the winners of the 2013 Undergraduate Awards at the year-end Ice Cream Social in the Medieval Garden on Wednesday, May 8th. Awards were given for best essay, best blog, and outstanding graduating senior.
May 2, 2013 10:33
Elliott J. Gorn, Joseph A. Gagliano Professor of Urban History at Loyola University Chicago, has been elected to the Society of American Historians. Gorn is among a small and select number of authors to be nominated this year by the Society.
July 26, 2013 2:55
Dr Andrew Jackson O’Shaugnhessy will speak on his new book, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire, on Friday, September 6th, at 4 pm on the Fourth Floor of the Information Commons. The event is free and open to the public.
May 10, 2013 8:17
Associate Professor of History Elizabeth Fraterrigo has been awarded a Research Support Grant from the Schlesinger Library to work in the National Organization of Women (NOW) Papers at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Dr. David B. Dennis, Professor of Modern European and Cultural History, discusses his latest monograph, Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (20120, and ruminates on his role as educator at Loyola University Chicago.more
April 15, 2013 1:49
Two professionalization workshops for graduate students - on preparing for the academic job and for grant writing - were offered this spring by faculty members. Please email Amelia Serafine (email@example.com) if you would like to attend.
February 11, 2013 1:29
Dr Sandra Rebok spoke on "Transatlantic communication of knowledge and ideas: The personal relationship and ideological link between Alexander von Humboldt and Thomas Jefferson" on Thursday, April 18th, at 4 pm in Piper Hall.
March 17, 2013 12:5
Musician and historian Stephen Wade will discuss his newest book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, on Tuesday, April 9th, at 4 pm in Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center.
Listen to Professor Dennis speak with Milt Rosenberg about his newest book, Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture (2012). more
Interested Juniors must apply by March 15th. Follow the link or contact Dr Dennis for more information. more
Professor Stephen Schloesser and graduate student Joshua Wachuta reflect on using social media to reach audiences interested in Catholic history. more
Elliott J. Gorn, an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning undergraduate teacher, and the Joseph A. Gagliano Professor of American Urban History, talks about his scholarship.more
This past November several undergraduate and graduate students were inducted into the Chi Mu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society.more
One-day symposium celebrates Rosenwein's four decades of work bringing the medieval past into dialogue with contemporary questions, mainly through her engagement with other social sciences. more
Six New Faculty Join Department
Recent hires strengthen the Department's teaching and scholarship in urban history, gender history, transnational European history, and the digital humanities. more
Fourteen Loyola undergraduates are putting the skills they learned in the classroom to work in archives, museums, gardens, and even on the streets of Rogers Park this semester as part of HIST 398: the History Undergraduate Internship. more
Assistant Professor Michelle Nickerson talks about Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right (Princeton, 2012), an investigation of the housewives and mothers who shaped grassroots conservatism in 1950s California.more
In the wake of the Newtown Massacre, Professor Gorn reflects on what lessons the Emmet Till murder sixty-five years earlier might have to offer. more
Learn more about how Professor Hajdarpasic first developed his interest in history and his new book, Whose Bosnia? Imagination and Nation Formation in the Modern Balkans. more
Now in its ninth year, the Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference brings together graduate students from around the world to share their research in a formal and friendly setting. more
Graduate students under the direction of Professor Michelle Nickerson document the Occupy Chicago protest site in the financial district of the city's downtown through oral histories and photography. more
Eight Loyola undergraduates are interning in archives, museums, and even a Medieval garden this semester as part of HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship program. more
Explore material for the study of urban and Native American Catholicism in preparation for a major conference in commemoration of the bicentennial of the restoration of the Jesuits at Loyola in 2014. more
Anne E. Cullen and Rachel Boyle, students in Loyola's Public History Program, recently posted about their experience writing a history meme for the National Council on Public History’s blog. more
Every year the Women and Leadership Archives gathers invites young scholars to present their research in areas of women’s and gender history. more
Through the generosity of the CAS Dean’s Office, the History Department is able to offer seven fellowships a semester (fourteen for the year total) to History undergraduates to undertake HIST 398 internships at selected local cultural institutions in the 2013-14 academic year. more
Inside Loyola features History postdoctoral fellow Elizabeth Matelski. more
CAS welcomes Dr. Dina Berger as the new director of Latin American Studies. Dina Berger (Ph.D. and M.A., University of Arizona; B.A., Tulane University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History where she teaches courses on Latin American history and U.S.-Latin American relations. She brings an especially strong academic and civic background to the position. more