Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

Dr. Steven Hughes

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Dr. Steven HughesProfessor
Office: Humanities 301

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization

  • Modern Italian History
  • Masculinity
  • History of Crime


  • HS 101 Europe and the World since 1500
  • HS 317 Making of Modern Italy
  • HS 330 Crime and Punishment
  • HS 418 Mussolini
  • HS 479 Masculinity and Honor in Modern Europe


Steve Hughes, scholarly activities 2014-15

  • May 21, 2015: Presented a lecture entitled Duello d’onore versus delitto d’onore in the 19th century: diverse questions and various answers at the law school at the University of Catania in Sicily, Italy. Despite the English title the lecture and discussion was in Italian.
  •  May 6, 2015: Presented a lecture entitled “Virility, Blood, and Honor? Italy’s Belated Intervention into WWI in May 1915” sponsored by the Italian Fulbright Commission and the American Academy in Rome.
  •  Jan. 2, 2015: Presented a paper entitled “Honor and Crisis: the Chivalric Assumptions of Italian Intervention in 1915” at the American Historical Association meeting in NYC.
  • Dec. 10, 2014: Conducted a three hour “walk and talk” historical tour for the American Academy entitled Memory and monuments on the Janiculum: Or how the people who died in the Academy's backyard made and remade the country of Italy.
Shorter Items:
  • May 8, 2015: Offered a segment on Pius IX and archeology for the American Academy’s trip to Ostia Antica.
  • Mar. 17, 2015: Participated as a native speaker in a reading of David Mamet plays for class at University of Rome 3.
  • Feb. 20, 2015: Participated in the “ten minute talks” program at the mid-year meeting of the Italian Fulbright Commision.
  • Dec.  3, 2014: Gave an invited lecture for Catholic U. and Loyola students at the St. John’s Rome campus on “Delitto d’onore”.
  • Nov. 25, 2014: Participated in the “five minute talks” program at the American Academy in Rome.
  • Oct. 18, 2014: Represented the American Academy of Rome at the book presentation of The Secret Price of History, hosted by the Cipriani Society of Rome.
  • Watch Loyola History Professor Steven Hughes help Marisa Tomei to uncover her family's history in Italy on the NBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?"! He appears 22 minutes into the show: http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/video/marisa-tomei/1384453.