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!
Loyola History Department faculty, recent alumni, and graduate students all presented at the Fifth Annual Midwestern History Conference in Grand Rapids, MI, on May 30-31. Read more about their presentations and their takeaways from the experience. READ MORE
American History/Public History PhD alumna, Dr. Rachel Boyle and current PhD candidate, Hope Shannon have operated Omnia History, a public history consulting business, since 2017. Learn more about Omnia History and some of their projects.
Cristina Nunez offers her advice to upcoming grads as she prepares to leave Loyola University for her next journey: teaching preschool with Teach for America. Read more about Cristina, her time at Loyola, and her upcoming plans on her College of Arts and Sciences Profile. READ MORE
Since January 2018, History Department Professor Dr. Gema Santamaria has been a member of a taskforce aimed at improving dialogue between Mexico and the United States regarding security matters. The initiative brings together scholars, experts, and former policy-makers from both Mexico and the United States. "I believe this type of initiative provides a unique opportunity to bring scholarly debates into policy discussions and decision-making processes," says Santamaria. The whitepaper that resulted from this Taskforce provides a roadmap to both U.S. and Mexican officials. READ MORE
Check out this preview of the in-progress documentary on Mister Kelly's, the preeminent Chicago night club from the 1950s-1970s. To date, three generations of Loyola Oral History graduate students have participated in compiling interviews for the Happy Medium Ventures project on this Chicago hot spot. Additionally, two Loyola grads have been hired as project organizers for the project, including the current organizer Adam Carston.