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Dean of Libraries Named 2015 ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

The Association of College and Research Libraries recognizes the outstanding achievements of Dean of University Libraries, Robert A. Seal, and names him Librarian of the Year.

Anthony Di Lorenzo Gives Talk at the Newberry Colloquium

Come see Loyola History PhD Candidate, Anthony Di Lorenzo, give a talk on Transatlantic Radicalism and American Antislavery Politics at the Newberry Library! Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 4:00pm

Undergraduate Essay Contest

The History Essay Contest gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence. Students whose entries are judged to merit awards by the History Department faculty will be eligible for cash prizes. Entries must be submitted by March 10, 2015.

John Donoghue to present talk on Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger

Dr. John Donoghue will present a talk on Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Court of "King Death" on February 12 as a part of the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series.

Drs. Fraterrigo and Kaufman speak at the Newberry's Women and Gender Seminar

Drs. Elizabeth Fraterrigo delivers a paper and Suzanne Kaufman comments at the February 20th meeting of the Newberry Library Women and Gender Seminar series, "Feminism, Sexuality, and the Media".

Check out the Feminist Forum Records at the Women and Leadership Archives!

The Feminist Forum is a student organization at Loyola University Chicago which seeks to provide students with a supportive, safe, and open environment to discuss feminist issues. Founded in 1995 through the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program, the first meeting was held on September 19, 1995 on the Lakeshore campus.

GIS Workshop for History Graduate Students on February 4

Wondering how to spatially analyze your latest research? Want to visually spice up your next presentation or public history project? Attend the HGSA sponsored GIS workshop for graduate students on Wednesday, February 4 at 12:30 in Crown 530.

Three History Professors Nominated for Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence

History professors Aidan Forth, Suzanne Kaufman, and Michelle Nickerson receive nominations for the College of Arts and Sciences' Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence.

Student Spotlight: Pamela Johnson

Meet Pamela Johnson, a Masters student in European History, who specializes in French history and has interests in micro-history, women & gender, race relations, and urban studies. After reading about Pam in the Lakefront Historian's Student Spotlight, find out how you can apply to graduate programs and be a part of the History Department's brilliant and supportive student body.

Public History Project Commemorates Ellacuría & Salvadoran Martyrs

The History Department of Loyola University Chicago commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador through the launch of the public history project, The Ellacuría Tapes: A Martyr at Loyola. We applaud the vision for and management of this project by the department’s Professor Dina Berger, and her collaborative work with PhD Candidate Katie Macica and undergraduate student Albert Salatka, among many others from other departments within the university.

Two Undergraduates Present Conference Papers

History Majors Megan Meagher and Evan Thompson presented their research this semester at conferences at Freie Universitat Berlin and Bucknell University.

Professor Patricia Mooney-Melvin Profiled in AHA Member Spotlight

Learn more about why Professor Mooney-Melvin first developed an interest in History and the book she is currently writing.  

New Members Inducted into Phi Alpha Theta

On November 3, twelve students were inducted into Loyola's Chi Mu chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.

Atlantic Research Earns Di Lorenzo Newberry Residency

Discovering Atlantic Abolitionism in Chicago Archives: PhD Candidate Anthony Di Lorenzo on his Research and Residency at the Newberry Library

History Professor Johnson's Book Among Writer's Top 10 Books on Texas

John Phillip Santos listed Professor Ben Johnson's Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans as one of ten books every Texan should read in a recent article for Texas Monthly. Dr. Johnson answers a few questions about Revolution in Texas and his current book project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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