Loyola History faculty, graduate students and undergraduates are active both in and out of the classroom, publishing papers and books, presenting at conferences, developing web projects, and working in the field. Learn more about history department members are up to!
Spring is a time for change! This spring, the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) and the History Club both held elections for new officers. In addition, there are new members who will be inducted into Phi Alpha Theta and Alpha Sigma Nu.
Our students are getting hands-on experience! In the fall of 2019, students in the HIST 480: Public History Method and Theory, wrote blog posts for the Evanston Women’s History project’s Suffrage 2020 Illinois website.
The Urban History Association (UHA) Board of Directors announced the appointment of long-time UHA member Hope Shannon to the position of UHA Executive Director effective May 11, 2020. Hope will graduate with her PhD in United States history and public history from Loyola University Chicago this May.
Timothy B. Neary earned both his MA and Ph.D. (with distinction) in History from Loyola University. Now, he will be presenting "Education Practical and Sacred: Bishop Bernard J. Sheil's Vision for Lewis University" as part of the 17th Annual Signum Fidei Lecture.
Alum Maria Reynolds, Ph.D., works as a curator at Staatsburg State Historic Site in Staatsburg, NY. She will be sharing her knowledge and love of figure skating and the Gilded Age at a two-hour tea-and-talk series on February 22nd. LEARN MORE
This year's HGSA Conference took place on Nov. 2nd in Mundelein and McCormick Lounge. There were three panel sessions throughout the day with the first beginning at 9:45 AM. The theme, Conscience-Driven History, saw papers and presentations addressing questions of morals and ethics in producing and analyzing historical work. The HGSA conference has been organized and run by Loyola graduate students since 2003 and gives graduate students from around the country the chance to dive into the conference world in a friendly environment. Read on for a recap of this year's conference! READ MORE
On October 1st, Professor Theodore Karamanski and Joseph Karamanksi, Loyola undergraduate alum now at the Alder Planetarium, led a docent training at the Chicago Maritime Museum. The recent workshop marked a longstanding relationship between the Loyola Public History program and the Chicago Maritime Museum. READ MORE
From September 26-29th, Loyola University was home to the annual Midwestern Conference on British Studies. Loyola welcomed over one hundred scholars with sessions on a wide variety of topics encompassing both history and English literature, from the Middle Ages to the present. Read on for a recap of the conference including interviews with two Loyola alumni who served as the Program Chair and Technology Chair at the conference! LEARN MORE