Dr. Elliot Gorn was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times advocating for a statue to be built in honor of labor advocate Mother Jones. Check out the article here.
PhD candidate Nathan Ellstrand presented "Crisis and the Growing Importance of Women in the Partido Liberal Mexicano, 1915-1922" from his seminar in Borderlands and Latino/a Studies at the Newberry Library.
Dr. Elliott Gorn is the author of Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till, just released in paperback by Oxford University Press. View an interview with Dr. Gorn regarding his book here.
Dr. Benjamin Johnson was quoted in a Texas Tribune article that examines the controversial history of the Texas Rangers, especially its legacy of state-sanctioned violence against Tejano communities.
Dr. Elliot Gorn and Dr. Rosemary Feurer co-authored a Chicago Tribune article on Mother Jones on July 14, 2020.
Dr. Michael Khodarkovsky contributed three op-eds to Russia's premier news channel, Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow). All three essays focused on criticizing different aspects of Putin’s regime with one discussing the new, government-sanctioned narrative of Russian history. Ekho Moskvy remains one of the very few semi-independent news channels in Russia. Check these out: “Diktatory vsiakie nuzhny,” in Russian, Ekho Moskvy (Moscow), April 1, 2020; “O Putine i polovtsakh,” in Russian, Ekho Moskvy (Moscow), April 10, 2020; and “Ob istoricheskoi pravde,” (“Of Historical Truth”), in Russian, Ekho Moskvy (Moscow), May 20, 2020. Dr. Khodarkovsky was also interviewed on NPR about Russian presidential term limits, March 10, and his book Russia’s Twentieth Century: A Journey in 100 Histories (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) was short-listed for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.
Dr. Michelle Nickerson was interviewed about the historical and ideological roots of Sunbelt politics in the United States. Listen the podcast here, July 7, 2020.
Dr. Ellie Shermer shared her thoughts on the deterioration of American leadership, unity, and shared purpose with the Washington Post on July 22, 2020. The article discusses how she will wrestle with these questions in class this Fall.
Emeritus Professor Dr. Barbara Rosenwein's new book, Anger: The Conflicted History of an Emotion (Yale University Press), was released July 14, 2020.
Kelly L. Schmidt (PhD candidate in Public History/American History) is Research Coordinator for the Jesuits; Slavery, History, and Memory Reconciliation. Check out the project here.
Dr. Robert Bucholz was featured on "Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain," episode three of Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths and Secrets!
Dr. Elena Valussi: “Men Built Religion, Women Made it Superstitious: Gender and Superstition in Republican China”, Journal of Chinese Religions 48.1, 2020 This article was featured in a recent blog post on gender and religion in China.
Dr. Theodore Karamanski’s new book, Mastering the Inland Seas: How Lighthouses, Navigational Aids, and Harbors Transformed the Great Lakes and America (University of Wisconsin Press) is featured in an article in the Great Lakes Echo. Read the article here.
We look forward Emeritus Professor Barbara Rosenwein’s new book, Anger: The Conflicted History of an Emotion, which Yale University Press will release on July 14.
Dr. Theodore Karamanski was elected to the Board of the Midwest History Association.
Dr. Michelle Nickerson is the recipient of a Louisville Institute grant and a Cushwa Center Research Travel grant for her study of the Camden 28, Catholic activists who protested the Vietnam War.
Dr. Elena Valussi was elected Vice President of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions.
Professor Ben Johnson has been selected as one of the winners of this year's AHA Herbert Feis Award for exceptional public history work on the project "Refusing to Forget"
On October 3rd, Professor Gema Kloppe-Santamaria presented the recently published co-edited volume on human security and chronic violence, Seguridad Humana y Violencia Crónica en México, in the Mexican Congress (with federal congressmen from all the states of Mexico), and at two of the largest universities of Mexico (ITAM and CIDE)
Professor Theodore Karamanski and undergraduate alum, Joseph Karamanski, led a docent training workshop at the Chicago Maritime Museum on October 1st.
Public History MA student, Austin Sundstrom, was awarded a scholarship from the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table for his essay on the importance of preserving Civil War battlefields for future generations.
History Department Chair, Stephen Schloesser, is featured as the first commentator in an online symposium offering a response on the new work by Catherine Osborne, "American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow".
Professor Michelle Nickerson's April lecture on 1970s and 80s Deindustrialization of the U.S. aired on C-SPAN on September 28th.
Loyola University hosted the 66th annual Midwestern Conference on British Studies from September 26-29th. Drs. Bucholz and Forth acted as the local organizers of the conference and alumni Drs. John Krenzke and Steven Catania acted as the Program Chair and Technology Chair, respectively. Read a recap of the conference here.
Professor Khodarkovsky's essay, "Putin’s Nightmare: The Ballot Box" was published in the New York Times, just ahead of the publication of his newest book, Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories.
Loyola alumna, Karen Sieber, recently published her essay, "Experiential Education and Classrooms on Wheels" in the AHA's Perspectives on History.
PhD candidate Ruby Oram received an Arhur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship in Leadership and Service for 2019-2020.
PhD candidate Kate Macica received the OAH Graduate Student Award.
Recent PhD graduate Meagan McChesney won the Council of Graduate School Programs Dissertation of the Year – Humanities Award for “Exhibiting Sovereignty: Tribal Museums in the Great Lakes Region, 1969-2010.”
History BA/MA alumnus and first Ramonat Prize winner, Dan Snow, recently published an article on the French in Chicago in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society.
Professor Elena Valussi has organized a conference on Spirit-Writing in Chinese History which will take place June 25-26, 2019.
PhD student Cate LiaBraaten won the Robert W. McCluggage Award for the Outstanding Graduate Research Paper for “Playing Properly: Adult Supervision and Gender in Chicago’s Progressive Era Playgrounds.”
PhD student June Coyne has been elected as the 2019-2020 Loyola Graduate Student Advisory Council President.
Graduate students Nathan Ellstrand and Kristin Jacobsen presented at Northwestern's Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies Graduate Conference entitled "Walls and Bridges: Migration and it's Histories."
PhD candidate Kelly Schmidt, received the 2019 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America –IL award for graduate study in American history.
PhD candidate Hope Shannon published an article, "5(+1) Ways Small Cultural Organizations Can Generate Discussions About Voting Rights," in New England Museum Association's New England Museums Now.
Oxford University Press published their Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History, a two volume, 1712-page scholarly achievement for which Professor Timothy Gilfoyle served as editor in chief.
PhD candidate Katie Macica presented at the Organization for American Historians 2019 conference in Philadelphia.
PhD candidate Chelsea Denault was awarded the Spirit of Laudato Si Sustainability In Learning Award during this year's weekend of excellence. The "Sustainability in Learning" recognition rewards students for their efforts incorporating sustainability into their academic experience through research, publication, or coursework advancing sustainability knowledge.
Public History MA/MLIS student Bianca Barcenas has been awarded a Midwest Archives Conference Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students in Archival Administration.
Professor Emerita Barbara Rosenwein's A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition (2018) has been awarded a 2019 Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.
Professor Gema Santamaria published her article, "Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in Post-Revolutionary Puebla 1930-50s" in The Journal of Latin American Studies.
Professor Elizabeth Tandy Shermer will be an Obama Fellow at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the University of Mainz this summer 2019. Professor Shermer has also received a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University for the 2019–20 academic year.
PhD candidate Kelly Schmidt received a Research Travel Grant from the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.
Donna M. Neary, one of the first Public History MA graduates from Loyola, has published a chapter in a new book describing her use of public history venues to aid education for English as a second language classes in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Her chapter, “I Saw Wonderfull Things in There”: Reflection on an Art Museum Field Trip for High School English Language Learners," can be found in Knowledge Mobilization in Teaching English as a Second Language (Brill, 2018).
Professor Michelle Nickerson has been invited to record an upcoming lecture of her "U.S History from 1865 to Present" course on C-SPAN's Lectures in History podcast series.
PhD candidate Kelly Schmidt and recent MA graduate Kate Johnson published a new essay entitled "Digital Paxton: Collaborative Construction with Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Collections" with Will Fenton in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
Alumnus Dr. Timothy Neary published an article entitled “Basketball, Nuns, and Civil Rights: Loyola University Chicago Confronts Race in 1963” in the U.S. Catholic Historian, 36:2 (2018): 101-39.
The Omohundro Institute at the College of William & Mary has awarded Professor Kyle Roberts a Lapidus Initiative Fellowship for Digital Collections. He will be working with his fellow award winner, Benjamin Bankhurst (Shepherd University), on “The Maryland Loyalist Project"
PhD Candidate, Meagan McChesney, successfully defended her dissertation to become Dr. McChesney.
PhD Candidate Ella Wagner was named as a 2019 Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellow. As a fellow, Ella will participate in a summer workshop aimed to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy.
Professor Alice Weinreb's book, Modern Hungers, was awarded the inaugural 2017 Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize.
PhD Alumna Erin Feichtinger was elected to the Board of Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska.
Undergraduate alumnus Pedro Regalado published an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled "What the narrative about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets wrong."
Professor Aidan Forth's "sophisticated and beautifully written" first book, Barbed-Wire Imperialism, has been awarded the 2018 Stansky Prize for the best book in British Studies since 1800. Learn more about Dr. Forth's work in this interview.
History Major Matthew Pajor of the St. Joseph Seminary was a recipient of this year's Presidential Medallion. Pajor is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History, Philosophy, and Political Science. The Presidential Medallion is awarded by the University's deans to students "who have exemplified a commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service throughout their time at Loyola."
Masters Student Bryan Morey recently completed a wall case exhibit for the University Archives highlighting the life of Loyola’s founder, Fr. Arnold Damen, S.J. The exhibit is on the second floor of Cudahy Library to the right of the elevators, so be sure to check it out next time you're nearby!
PhD Candidate Kelly Schmidt presented a poster on “Mapping Kinship in an Enslaved Community" at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science in Chicago, Illinois.
Alumnus Devin Leigh published an article entitled "The origins of a source: Edward Long, Coromantee slave revolts and The History of Jamaica" in the journal Slavery & Abolition.
Dr. Ben Johnson recently completed his five-year term as co-editor of The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
Dr. Michelle Nickerson contributed to the new Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History.
Graduate students Jenny Clay and Nathan Ellstrand worked with the Women and Leadership Archives to create the Voices from Mundelein: Media Portal. Showcasing images alongside more than 30 interviews, the site shares the stories of women religious, students, staff, and faculty from Mundelein College.
PhD Candidate Kelly Schmidt presented on “Digital Pedagogy and the Radical Networks of Common Sense,” at the International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies in New Rochelle, New York.
After much planning and organization by students and faculty alike, the History Club became an official Loyola student organization! Much credit goes to Norman Frazier, the club's first President, for his hard work getting this project off the ground. Congratulations are also in order for the club's additional inaugural officers: Matty Lewis (Vice President), Amela Kalezic (Secretary), and Meghan Olson (Treasurer).
Alumnae Rachel Boyle, PhD, has curated an online exhibit showcasing fifteen case studies of Chicago protests, spanning nearly 150 years of history, for the Chicago Collections Consortium. View the exhibit, "Place of Protest: Chicago's Legacy of Dissent, Declaration, and Disruption" here.
PhD Student Nathan Ellstrand published an article on “Ranchos" and PhD Candidate Kelly Schmidt published an entry on “Mourning Clothes" in The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia, Volume 1.
Graduate students Nathan Ellstrand, Emily Davis, Lisa Hartman, and Alexandra Gradwohl worked with the Rogers/Park West Ridge Historical Society on the two day Open Houses of Worship event, highlighting the religious diversity of Chicago's Far North Side.
Current History MA Candidate Angela Rothman was named as a winner of the Undergraduate Research Awards competition by her alma mater, the University of Oregon. Read Angela's winning paper, "Well-Intentioned but Ineffective: A Legislative History of the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 2001," here.
Public History MA candidate Bryan Morey completed the Loyola Research Experience for Master's Programs Fellowship for his work on, "Shabbona Woods, Conducting Public History for the Forest Preserves of Cook County."
PhD candidate Kate Macica served in the Oregon State University Libraries Resident Scholar Program.
PhD Candidate Kelly Schmidt presented on “Insights and Methodologies for Researching Slavery at Religious Archives" at the Association for Catholic Diocesan Archivists Conference in Mundelein, Illinois.
Jenny Clay and Nathan Ellstrand created a digital exhibit about the creation of Peace Studies at Loyola University Chicago in June 2018. Created with WLA Director Nancy Freeman and Sociology Professor Kathleen Maas-Weigert, the project uses oral histories to trace the development of the Peace Studies program as part of Mundelein College in 1989.
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.
PhD Candidate Kelly Schmidt gave a speech on “Enslaved Experience among the Missouri Jesuits: An Update on Our Findings" at the Province Day of the Jesuits US Central and Southern Province in St. Louis, Missouri.
Professor Emerita Dr. Barbara Rosenwein published The Middle Ages in 50 Objects with Elina Gertsman.
Professor Emerita Dr. Barbara Rosenwein published a 5th Edition of A Short History of the Middle Ages.
Garrett Gutierrez won the Susan Ramonat Award for Scholarly Excellence for his paper "Mission Memory: Analyzing the Public Memory of Mission San Juan Capistrano."
2017 Ramonat Scholar Amanda Malmstrom has been awarded the prestigious Cole fellowship, a one-year, residential fellowship at the Thomas Cole National Historic site.
2017 Ramonat Scholar Matthew Petersen has been accepted into the Meddeas program to teach English as a second language in Spain after graduation.
Several graduate and undergraduate students presented at the Weekend of Excellence, including Lisa Hartman and Emily Davis. The event profiled History Major Matthew Henderson. History minor Jessica Talwar was awarded second place in the Loyola University Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Award. History major Robert Baurley was also a Loyola Experience Engagement Key Recipient.
PhD student Ina Cox has been named the inaugural Home Grown Curatorial Fellow for the DuSable Museum for African American History.
At the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Stephen Petrie, Julia Lacher, and Ella Wagner presented a poster, "Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells: Creating an Interpretive Plan for a Controversial History." Kate Johnson and Marie Pellissier moderated a working group on Crossing the Line: Facilitating Digital Access to Primary Sources", on which Kelly Schmidt served as a panelist. Hope Shannon facilitated a session. Dr. Theodore Karamanski, PhD candidate William Ippen, and alumni Rachel Boyle, Stella Ress, Dan Ott, and Devin Hunter were also part of NCPH committees and working groups.
Professor Aidan Forth, as one of the four finalists for the 2018 Sujack Family Award, has been designated a Master Researcher.
Dr. Ben Johnson was a recipient of the Autry Public History Prize from the Western History Association for his project “Refusing to Forget.” Dr. Johnson was also awarded a Lloyd Lewis Fellowship at the Newberry Library and was given an honorable mention in the competition for the Presidents' Book Prize from the Society for the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era for his recently published book Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation (Yale, 2017).
Dr. John Donoghue received the Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, as well as the The Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Dr. Kyle Roberts was also awarded the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History by the New York Academy of History for his book Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (Chicago, 2016) and named as a Fellow of the New York Academy of History.
Katherine Macica presented her paper, "Planning for Prosperity, Planning for War: The New Deal and War Mobilization in the Pacific Northwest" at the American Society for Environmental History Conference in Riverside, CA.
Angela Rothman won an award for outstanding scholarship from the University of Oregon Libraries for her undergraduate senior thesis Well-Intentioned But Ineffective: A Legislative History of the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 2001. The paper will be hosted in Scholars’ Bank, the library’s open access digital archive for UO research.
Professors Patricia Mooney-Melvin and Kyle Roberts participated in the 2017-2018 Career Diversity for Historians Faculty Institute, hosted by the American Historical Association. They also submitted a successful application for the AHA's 2018-2020 Career Diversity Implementation Grant.
Professor Emeritus Dr. Harold Platt published Sinking Chicago: Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment.
Professor Alice Weinreb's monograph Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany (Oxford 2017) was awarded the 2017 Wiener Library Ernst Fraenkel Book Prize.
Public History masters student Lisa Hartman received the Loyola Research Experience for Master’s Programs Fellowship for her work on “Race: Are We So Different?” exhibition at Chicago History Museum.
Ella Wagner accepted a part-time summer position as Administrative Assistant for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.
Nathan Ellstrand published an article, “Resilience amidst Upheaval: Raphael and Mathilda’s Letters, 1872-1878,” in Chicago Jewish History.
The following Loyola M.A. and PhD students presented papers at the 13th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference: Janette Clay, Lucas Coyne, Nathan Ellstrand, Meagan McChesney, Marie Pellissier, Angela Rothman, and Ella Wagner.
Nathan Ellstrand presented “Chicago’s St. Augustine College: Education, Language and Race at a Crossroads,” at the Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, Illinois.
Katherine Macica presented "'Here are your ships, Uncle Sam': Shipbuilding in the Pacific Northwest during World War II," at the McMullen Naval History Symposium at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD
Marie Pellissier and Kelly Schmidt presented a poster on Explore Common Sense at AASLH in Austin, TX. Alumna Rachel Boyle accepted an award and gave a presentation on behalf of the Chrysler Village History Project. Hope Shannon and Marie Pellissier served on the Emerging History Professionals Committee.
Chelsea Denault wrote the introduction for the Pritzker Military Presents programs, "Back Over There" and "My Fellow Soldiers" featured on WTTW Prime.
Matthew Amyx, Ellen Bushong, and Julia Lacher presented the poster ““The Local Option”: Bringing a Neighborhood Museum into Chicago’s North Side” at the Association of Midwest Museums Annual Meeting and Conference.
Gale Researcher, a research database aimed at undergraduate students published several freelance essays written by Ella Wagner. The topics included 18th, 19th, and 20th century U.S. History; Soviet history; and the history of Communism.
Dr. Alice Weinreb published Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany.
Chelsea Denault accepted a two-year Fellowship from Loyola's Office of Sustainability.
Undergraduate Alexa Lindsley, '17, won the Lietz Award for Outstanding Historical Scholarship.
Chelsea Denault accepted a position as Driehaus Preservation Awards Intern at Landmarks Illinois.
Katherine Macica presented "Forests or Flying Fortresses? Defining the Public Good in Washington State during World War II," and William Ippen presented "Cotton and the Ecology of Industrial Capitalism in the Indo-Atlantic" at the American Society for Environmental History Conference in Chicago.
Chelsea Denault won second place in Loyola’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.
Graduate Student Hope Shannon became editor of the Urban History Association Newsletter.
The following Loyola M.A. and PhD students presented papers at the 13th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference: Karen Sieber, Matthew Amyx, Marie Pellissier, Ina Cox, Ruby Oram, Daniel Snow, and Sebastian Wuepper.
The following Loyola MA and PhD students presented papers or posters at the 8th Biennial Urban History Association Conference, held at Loyola University Chicago: Charis Caputo, Julia Lacher, Ruby Oram, Kelly Schmidt, Shannon Pimmel, Rachel Boyle, Lucas Coyne, and Hope Shannon.
Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, Chelsea Denault and Kelly Schmidt, Public History and U.S. History PhD students, presented "Chrysler Village: From Historic Preservation to Community Engagement" at the American Alliance of State and Local History Annual Meeting.
Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, and Nathan Jeremie-Brink, U.S. History PhD candidate, were selected to join the Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Newberry Library for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Keith Gill, public history MA 2005, accepted the position of Director of Exhibits and Museum Programming at Air Zoo - Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum.
Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, accepted an assistantship with The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Megan Baumann, B.A. alumna in history and sociology, won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She is pursuing a graduate degree in geography at Penn State University.
Matthew Amyx, U.S. History PhD student, presented "The Last Word in Segregation: Jim Crow Cemeteries in Chicago" at the University of Michigan History Graduate Student Conference.
Matthew Amyx, U.S. History PhD student, Ellen Bushong, Public History MA student, Julia Lacher, Public History MA student, and Hannah Zuber, Public History MA/MLIS student, created and presented "Legal Limits: A Historic Bar Crawl" in association with the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society once in May and twice in July.
Theresa Gross-Diaz, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Medieval Studies Program, published entries in Roman Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, part of the Art Institute's Online Scholarly Catalogue.
Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, won The Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies for his book, Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1910, published by Cornell University Press in 2015.
Andrew Kelly, history undergraduate student, won first place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest for his paper, "Development and Dependency in Burkina Faso, 1983-2014."
Alexa Lindsley, history undergraduate student, won second place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest for her paper, "Going Old School: A Spatial Analysis of Ancient Roman Education and its Purposes."
Magdalena Jachymiak, history undergraduate student, won third place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Essay Contest for her paper, "The Unofficial Diplomat: Congressman Dan Rostenkowski's Impact on Polish-American Relations from 1975-1990."
Daniel Snow, history B.A./M.A. student, won first place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Blog Contest for his blog, Dan of Loyola: Perspectives from the Ramonat Seminar.
Olivia Raymond, history undergraduate student, won second place in the Loyola History Department's 2015-2016 Undergraduate Blog Contest for her blog, Mustard Seed Catholicism: The Ramonat Seminar 2015-2016.
Hector Bryan Escobar, history M.A. 2013, accepted the Cultural Arts- Arts and History Specialist position with the Waukegan History Museum.
Suzanne Kaufman, PhD, Associate Professor of History, was named a Master Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences.
David Dennis, PhD, Professor of History, won the Provost's Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Freshman.
Lauren O'Brien, history MA student, accepted fall 2016 admission to Rutgers University's American Studies PhD program.
Ruby Oram, U.S. and Public History PhD student, won the History Department's McCluggage Award for her paper, "'They Taught Us to be Ladies': The Forgotten History of Flower Tech, 1927-1960." Michael O'Hara, history MA student, received an honorable mention for his essay, "'Roosevelt is My Religion': Mayor Edward Kelly, the New Deal, and Urban Politics in Chicago, 1933-1947."
Peter Kotowski, PhD, U.S. History, successfully defended his dissertation, "The Best Poor Man's Country?": William Penn, Quakers, and Unfree Labor in Atlantic Pennsylvania."
Chelsea Denault, U.S. and Public History PhD student, accepted a summer archives and oral history internship with the Chicago Archdiocese, as well as the World War I Centennial Marketing summer internship at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.
Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, accepted a summer internship with Next Exit History.
Anthony DiLorenzo, PhD, U.S. History, successfully defended his dissertation, "A Higher Law: Transatlantic Revolution and Antislavery Radicalism in Early America, 1760-1800."
Thomas Greene, PhD 2012 and Adjunct Professor of History, was appointed to a one year lecturer's position at Texas A&M San Antonio.
Erin Feichtinger, PhD, Transnational Urban History, successfully defended her dissertation, "Remains to be Seen: Execution and Embodiment in the Early English Atlantic."
Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "'I have hitherto been entirely upon the borrowing hand': The Acquisition and Circulation of Books in Early Eighteenth-Century Dissenting Academies" in Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis.
Timothy Gilfoyle, PhD, Professor of History, was appointed to the Society of American Historians' executive board.
Amelia Serafine, U.S. History PhD candidate, published “He Filled My Heart with Doubt: The Southern Belle’s Love and Duty in the Civil War,” in Romance Fiction and American Culture, edited by William Gleason and Eric Selinger and released by Ashgate Press.
Katherine Macica, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, joined the "Environmental Impacts of World War II in the Pacific Northwest" roundtable at the American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle, WA.
Benjamin Johnson, PhD, was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of History.
Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, presented “Imperial Internment: Britain’s Empire of Camps, 1871-1914” at the European Social Science History Conference, University of Valencia, Spain.
Peter Kotowski, U.S. History PhD candidate, presented "Honest Men and Covetous Men: Gender and William Penn’s ‘Holy Experiment’” at an American Philosophical Society seminar, Philadelphia, PA.
Ruby Oram, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented "They Taught Us To Be Ladies:” The Lucy Flower Technical School for Girls, 1927-1960" at the Women's and Gender History Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, presented “Public Women and Intimate Economy in Working-Class Chicago, 1870-1919” at the Women’s and Gender History Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nathan Jeremie-Brink, U.S. History PhD candidate, and Rachel Boyle, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, each won an Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship In Leadership and Service for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, was part of the "Standing Up for History in the War on the Humanities" working group at the National Council on Public History annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented "Using the Element of Surprise to Challenge 'Mythconceptions' about the History of Race and Slavery" with Alexa Wallace at the National Council on Public History annual meeting poster session, Baltimore, MD.
Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean of the Graduate School, was part of the "Re-interpreting Relevance: Preservation, Herstory, and the Challenge to the Traditional Narrative" roundtable at the National Council on Public History annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Rachel Ramirez, public history M.A. 2012, accepted the position of Curator at the Winnetka Historical Society. She also won a Workshop Scholarship from the American Association for State and Local History.
William Ippen, U.S. and Public History PhD candidate, won a Pre-Doctoral Teaching Scholars Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Theodore Karamanski, PhD, Professor of History and Public History Program director, appeared as an on-screen commentator for the WTTW (PBS Chicago) documentary Stephen A. Douglas and the Fate of American Democracy.
Siera Heavner Erazo, public history M.A. 2012, accepted the position of Exhibition Developer at The Field Museum.
Tanya Stabler Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, presented her paper, “Magistra and Magister: Women and the Intellectual Formation of the Secular Clergy at the Early Sorbonne (1254-1274),” at the Northwestern Medieval Colloquium.
Amber Bailey, public history M.A. student, won the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a competitive award sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS).
Devin Leigh, M.A. in history, 2015, recently published “Black Caesar’s Klan” in The Journal of History Miami Museum. His article started as a paper written for Dr. Timothy Gilfoyle’s spring 2015 seminar course. Devin is now a history PhD student at the University of California, Davis.
Samantha Smith, public history M.A. 2015, accepted the position of Project Archivist at the Newberry Library.
Benjamin Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, and the Refusing to Forget project launched the “Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920” exhibition in partnership with the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean of the Graduate School, was selected to serve as a panelist for the Scholar Summit on Women’s History and Public History. The Scholar Summit was convened to assist the Congressional Commission charged with studying the feasibility of a National Women’s History Museum.
Michelle Nickerson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Graduate Program Director, co-edited “The Feminine Mystique at Fifty,” a journal roundtable for Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies (2:36), January 2016.
Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, was appointed to serve as chair of the American Association for State and Local History’s Emerging History Professionals Committee.
Theodore Karamanski, PhD, Professor of History and Public History Program director, was interviewed by Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5, for its Curious City story “Ferry-Tale: Could a Chicago-to-Michigan Ferry Return from Extinction.”
Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, presented "Gender as a Useful Category of Analysis in Chinese Religions," at Framing the Study of Religion in Modern China and Taiwan: Concepts, Methods, and New Research Paths, Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia, University of Groningen. She also presented "Women's Rights, Nationalism, and Religion in Republican China," at the Forum on Gender and Religion in China, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Christopher Manning, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Undergraduate Program Director, was invited by Loyola University Chicago Interim President John Pelissero to join the President’s Cabinet as a diversity adviser.
Timothy Gilfoyle, PhD, Professor of History, published “Wisconsin Roots – Making History Interviews with Richard M. Jaffee and John W. Rowe,” in Chicago History, vol. 40, no. 1 (Winter 2015).
Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, published "The Transmission of the Cult of Lu Dongbin to Sichuan in the Nineteenth Century, and the Transformation of the Local Religious Milieu" in Daoism, Religion, History, and Society. She was also appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religions.
Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, presented “History Wars: Facing the Past in Bosnia” at the Bosnia Twenty Years After Dayton symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also served as a panelist at the "Denial and Memory: 100 Years After the Armenian Genocide" Conference at Northwestern University.
Mollie Fullerton, public history M.A. 2015, joined the John Wesley Powell River History Museum as Education and Programs Manager.
Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "The Empire Through its Cities," a review of Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World by Tristram Hunt, in Historia.
Kelly Schmidt, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented “Acknowledging a Complicated Past: Race and Slavery at Xavier University, 1830s-1870s,” at the Jesuits and Race Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri.
Harold Platt, PhD, Emeritus Professor of History, presented “Sinking Chicago: The Politics of a Flood-Prone Environment in the Age of Climate Change,” at the Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminar.
The following Loyola M.A. and PhD. students presented papers at the 12th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference: Matthew Amyx, Katherine Macica, Chelsea Denault, Patrick Fox, Matthew Sawicki, Maggie McClain, and Leah Henning. Rachel Boyle organized the lunch panel and Ruby Oram organized the Public History roundtable. Amelia Serafine and Fazila Kabahita co-chaired this year’s conference committee.
Edin Hajdarpasic, PhD, Associate Professor of History, published Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1910 with Cornell University Press.
Rachel Boyle, Katherine Macica, and Hope Shannon were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education. Selection to Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors that can be given on a Jesuit campus.
Anthony DiLorenzo, U.S. History PhD Candidate, was awarded a Research Fellowship with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City.
Theodore Karamanski, PhD, Professor of History, and Eileen McMahon, PhD, Loyola alumna and Associate Professor of History at Lewis University, discussed their new book, Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History, for the Loyola Chicago Friends of the Libraries Speaker Series.
Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, presented "Daoism, Nationalism, and Gender in Republican Shanghai," at the Conference on Gender and Religion in Twentieth Century China, Rutgers University.
Chelsea Denault, U.S. and Public History PhD student, joined the Urban History Association’s 2016 Conference Local Arrangements Committee as Conference Coordinator.
Barbara Rosenwein, Emeritus Professor of History, published Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions, 600-1700 with Cambridge University Press.
Michelle Nickerson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Graduate Program Director, delivered the keynote address at the Deep Los Angeles Graduate History Conference, USC/UCLA, in Los Angeles, California. Her address was titled “Seeking Treasures and Finding Transformation in Los Angeles History.”
Stephen Schloesser, S.J, PhD, Professor of History, was a panelist on the roundtable “Jason C. Bivins’ Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion,” at the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame.
Daniel Ott, U.S. and Public History PhD 2015, accepted the position of Historian at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Samantha Smith, public history M.A. 2015, accepted the position of Modern Manuscripts Accessioner at the Newberry Library.
Maggie McClain, public history M.A. student, began an archives internship at the Evanston History Center.
Samantha Chmelik, public history M.A. 2013, published Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach with Rowman and Littlefield.
Hope Shannon, U.S. and Public History PhD student, presented her paper, “Using the Past: Historical Societies and Civic Engagement in Metropolitan Chicago,” at the Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, IL. She also presented a poster, “Historical Societies in Postwar Chicago,” at the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History.
Amber Bailey, public history M.A. student, joined the Loyola University Archives and Special Collections as its Oral Historian for the 2015-2016 year.
Kyle Mathers, public history M.A. student, began a research internship with the Chicago History Museum.
Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, was a panel commentator for “Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Russia” at the “The Carceral Archipelago: Transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960” meeting at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.
Stephen Schloesser, S.J, PhD, Professor of History, delivered the keynote address, “Biopolitics and What Happened after Vatican II,” at the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, University of San Francisco.
Elena Valussi, PhD, Advanced Lecturer in History, was named a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia at the University of Groningen.
Tanya Stabler Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, was named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Lauren O’Brien, history M.A. student, joined the Jane Addams Hull House Museum as the Cities of Peace Education Program Assistant.
Devin Hunter, U.S. and Public History PhD 2015, joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Springfield as Assistant Professor of U.S. and Public History.
Matthew Norgard, public history M.A. student, joined the Loyola University Archives and Special Collections as an archives assistant for the 2015-2016 year.
Courtney M. Baxter, public history M.A. 2014, joined the St. Louis Art Museum as its 2015-16 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow.
Timothy Gilfoyle, PhD, Professor of History, will serve as President of the Urban History Association for the 2015-2016 year.
Michelle Nickerson, PhD, Associate Professor of History and History Graduate Program Director, was awarded a Catholic Center for Intellectual Heritage Fellowship for the 2015-2016 year.
Kyle Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public History and New Media, was awarded the Joan and Bill Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage Grant for the 2015-2016 year.
Anthony DiLorenzo, U.S. History PhD Candidate, was awarded a Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship at Loyola University Chicago for the 2015-2016 year.
Aidan Forth, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, published "Britain's Archipelago of Camps: Labor and Detention in a Liberal Empire, 1871-1903" in Kritika: Explorations in Russan and Eurasian History, 16(3), summer 2015.
First Place: Noah Beissel, "Locke, Racialized Chattel Slavery, and the Problem of Mercantile Freedom: Identifying the Source of Locke’s Contradictory Involvements with Atlantic Slavery”
Second Place: Margaret Miller, “Museum Wars: Politicizing the American Past under Ronald Reagan”
Third Place: Sarah Carrillo, “Dueling Identities: Religiosity and Theater in Early Modern Clerkenwell”
First Place: Matthew Racchini, "Ramonat Reflections"
Second Place: Bianca Barcenas, "Mapping Catholics with the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project"