Aidan Forth, history professor at Loyola University Chicago, talks about the publication of his book Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1876-1903, his recent experience teaching in Prague, and some of the challenges of writing about and teaching difficult histories.
Join visiting scholar Sharon Farmer of UCSB for an exciting talk on Wednesday, October 18, from 4:00-5:30pm in Crown Auditorium. Farmer will discuss the ways in which Mediterranean immigrants both transformed the constitution of the northern French population and contributed to the vibrancy of its material culture.
On Wednesday, October 18 from 4:00-5:30pm in Cuneo 116, visiting scholar Amélie Ribieras will give a special guest lecture on American conservative darling Phyllis Schlafly. At a time when conservatism seems to be reinvigorated, it is crucial to reflect on the history of female conservatives and inscribe them on the history of American women. Ribieras will focus on questions dealing with image making, intention and manipulation in order to demonstrate how Phyllis Schlafly willfully wished to favor a militant memory of her own conservatism.
Father Joseph Brown, SJ, PhD, Professor of Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University, will host a Documentary Screening and Brown Bag Lecture on the 1917 Race Riots of East St. Louis, Illinois, focusing on the historical significance of these riots, and the impact the riots had on race relations in America.
The night was dark and full of terrors-- But it was also entertaining! On October 4 the Medieval Studies program explored the questions: What did ancient and medieval people do after the sun went down? Did they admire the night sky or fear the darkness?
Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Loyola University Chicago professor and author of "Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America," talks to CBS News on the passing of Hugh Hefner, beginning at 1:25 min. mark.
How do we remember problematic history? Three Loyola professors have recently explored this timely question through work with Civil War prison camps, state-sanctioned violence on the Texas border, and Chicago memorials. Want to learn more? Join us Tuesday for a panel discussion on Monuments and Memory
Loyola's Fourteenth Annual History Graduate Student Conference, taking place this November 18, is currently accepting poster submissions! This year's theme, "Hearing Silences" focuses on how scholars and public historians approach silences int he historical record. Paper submission are closed, but poster submissions are still open until October 27th.
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense inspired American colonists toward revolution, but what did the British think of his words? Three Loyola graduate students created a digital site to show what they found out.
Congratulations to Lauren O'Brien (MA '16) for being awarded a United States Agency of International Development (USAID) Research & Innovation Fellowship for Cape Town, South Africa. Read more about what she will do on the fellowship.
Loyola History Department PhD Candidate Nathan Jérémie-Brink has been awarded a Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. This competitive writing fellowship is given to PhD candidates whose research contributes to the study of North American Christianity.
Profs. Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Kyle Roberts, and Stephen Schloesser were selected to take part in an on-going discussion of emerging models for integrating Career Diversity into doctoral education sponsored by the American Historical Association.
Graduate students Kate Johnson, Marie Pellissier, and Kelly Schmidt collaborated with PhD student Will Fenton's project "Digital Paxton: A Digital Archive and Critical Edition Edition about the Paxton Pamphlet War" to create pedagogical tools for the site.
The inaugural issue of The Chicago Style has arrived. Created by the Chi Mu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the undergraduate History Honor Society, this new online journal showcases exemplary student scholarship.
Fall course registration begins on April 4! Consider taking one of the history department’s many interesting 300-level classes. From food and Pompeii to heresy and Chicago to film and music, there's something for everyone in every major! Classes are open to majors, minors, and non-majors.