Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


History Students to Present at Student Forum on Eastern Europe

On April 8, history majors Joseph Karamanski, James Naughton, Mathew Obarski, Melanie Zagorski and history minor Dominic Van Dyke will presented their research on Eastern Europe at the Polish Studies Program's Seventh Annual Forum for Undergraduate Students. The history department's Professor Marek Suszko provided the opening remarks for this year's forum, "East-Central Europe between East and West: Realism and Fantasy”.

The departments students performed well at the forum. James Naughton was the first place prize for his paper Concentrated Time: The Antecedents, Implementations, and Reflections on Time in 20th Century Concentration Camps, which he wrote under the supervision of Professor Aidan Forth.

Joseph Karamanski's Soviet Amnesia: Selective Memory in Contemporary Eastern Europe and Dominic Van Dyke's Russian Military Policy in Eastern Europe: Connecting the Past to the Present both received the second place prize.

Melanie Zagorski's The "National Question" and the Marxist Answer: Luxemburg, Bauer, and Lenin on National Self-Determination received the honorary mention.

Congratulations to all!