The grant, awarded by the American Historical Association and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support the implementation of new programs and initiatives designed to better prepare PhD students for a wide array of careers within and outside the academy.
Tyler Carrington received his MA in History at Loyola University Chicago and is now an assistant professor of German Studies and History at Cornell College. His book, Love at Last Sight: Dating, Intimacy, and Risk in Turn-of-the-Century Berlin is set to be published in early 2019. Read more about his work!
Dr. Theodore Karamanski, Professor of History and Director of the Public History program at Loyola, was awarded the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for Lifetime Achievement in Midwestern History on June 6, 2018.
Julia Stasch, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Loyola History Alumna (BA '74, Summa Cum Laude), is the featured speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences morning commencement ceremony on May 11. Learn more about Ms. Stasch. LEARN MORE
Saturday, April 28 from 2-5:30pm in Piper Hall, join the 2017-2018 Ramonat Scholars for discussion of their original research from the course, "Vision Questers and Mission Makers: The Encounter Between Catholic Missionaries and American Indian Spirituality." Presentations followed by a reception and the awarding of the Ramonat Prize!
This spring, the Department of History hosted a series of book talks to discuss faculty members' research! Each month, a different professor presented on his or her recent work before engaging in a moderated, interdisciplinary discussion and Q&A session. Attendees learned about their colleagues' interests, discussed research and publishing, and helped encourage cross-field collaboration. Keep an eye out for more next semester!
Hope Shannon, a PhD candidate in the U.S. History and Public History doctoral program, served as guest co-editor of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) magazine, History News. This Winter 2018 issue focused on emerging museum professionals. LEARN MORE
It is with sadness that we share the news that Professor Emeritus Robert Bireley, S.J. passed away on March 14. We are deeply grateful for all that Father Bireley did for the History Department and the profession during his long tenure at Loyola. We remember Father Bireley, his family, friends, and the many students and colleagues who mourn his passing in our thoughts and prayers.
This summer, the History Department is offering a number of exciting courses both online and in-person, including a graduate-level course on Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Displacement around the world with our own Dr. Aidan Forth. We're also offering a number of undergraduate options. Read more and sign up today!
For graduate and undergraduate students, summer is a fantastic time to gain important workplace experience and apply skills learned in the classroom through jobs and internships. Current Loyola History students have participated in exciting internships in Chicago and beyond. LEARN MORE
The Ramonat Seminar is an interdisciplinary, two-semester course that provides Loyola undergraduates with the unique opportunity to explore changing topics within American Catholic history, literature, and culture through hands-on research. Learn more about applying here.
Loyola History department alumnus Kyle Mathers and current PhD student Kelly Schmidt recently completed a new digital exhibit, Kenilworth Centennial Structures, for the Kenilworth Historical Society. Learn more about the project and explore it for yourself! LEARN MORE
The Immigration Advocacy History Project at Loyola University Chicago is seeking people willing to be interviewed about their work standing up for immigrants. The project is designed to document both past and current immigration advocacy at Loyola and in the surrounding areas and to illuminate contemporary activism by understanding its roots, as well as to give participants a chance to have their work and stories documented. LEARN MORE
On Saturday, Jan 27, History alum Amelia Serafine, assisted by Master's student Angela Rothman, led students and faculty in a day-long Reacting To The Past game exploring the 1968 Democratic National Convention with an innovative new teaching method. Recap some of the highs and lows with the "official" conference Twitter feed.
The official blog of the Urban History Association has named our own Dr. René Luís Alvarez, a Lecturer in History at Arrupe College and Loyola Alum, as their Member of the Week! Check out this feature to read more about Dr. Alvarez's scholarship and insights on teaching.