Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


History Honors Students Present Original Research on December 6th

History Honors Students Present Original Research on December 6th

Students in the history honors program will present their semester-long research projects in three panels on Tuesday, December 6th, from 2:30-5pm in Regis Hall.


Panel 1 
Outside the Mainstream: The Construction of Alternative Communities in Early Twentieth Century Chicago 

Bianca Barcenas, “Dismantling Chicago's Red-Light Community: The Levee Shutdown of 1912 and its Moralist Takeover”

Shannon Koelsch, “The Fair of Freaks, The Union of Eccentrics: Politics and Chicago's Dil Pickle Club”

Wyatt Miller, “No Regard for Musical Ethics: Uplift Ideology and Blues Music in the Chicago Defender”

Commentator: Professor Tim Gilfoyle


Panel 2 
Interpreting the Past: Memory, Violence, and Civilization

Michael Coffey, “Ideology and Archeology: Creating Narratives about Neolithic Societies”

Michelle King, “The Function of Remembrance: American Soldiers and the Liberation of Nazi Camps”     

Maggie Miller, “History Wars: The Politicization of the American Past under Reagan“

Andrew Kallgren, “The No Longer Silent Majority: How Public Support for the Military Found its Voice Under Reagan”  

Commentator: Professor Elizabeth Fraterrigo


Panel 3 
Making the Self and the Other: Race, Religion, and Gender in the Construction of Collective Identities 

Zach Ludwig, “Methods and Consequences: Gender Construction by Western Missionaries in China”

Jodie Casleton “Catholicism, Celts, and Clans: Anti-Jacobite Propaganda in Early Modern England”

Noah Beissel “Commodities Cannot Revolt: The reactionary continuation of African commodification in Jamaica”

Commentator: Professor John Pincince


Panels are followed by a catered reception which all are invited to attend!