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Department of History

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Congratulations to all graduating History majors! Here is a short article you might find useful: "Entering the Job Market with a BA in History." 

Click here to read the recent Loyola Today article in written by Jenna Anne Chan, '15 about David Carey, Jr. entitled Uncovering hidden voices of the past.Congratulations to Professor David Carey Jr., the second holder of the Doehler Chair in History, who is the co-recipient of the Latin American Studies Association’s 2015 Bryce Wood Book Award for his book I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013)! LASA is the most important professional organization for scholars of Latin America in the United States. The book award is given each year to an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities that was published in English in the United States. 

Click on Webadvisor for a list of the courses offered by the History department in Fall 2015. 

Check out the History Department Spring 2015 Newsletter.

We are delighted to welcome four new colleagues to the Department of History: Michele Alacevich (Director of Global Studies and Assistant Professor), David Carey Jr. (Doehler Chair in History), Chad Diehl (Assistant Professor), andBrandon Parlopiano (Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor)!

Congratulations to the History Department Essay Contest Winners, 2013-2014.

Check out the photos of the 2014 History picnic on Facebook

Congratulations to Colleen Dorney, who has been named the 2014 Whiteford Medalist. The Whiteford Medal is the oldest departmental medal at Loyola and honors an outstanding senior history major. In addition to her excellent GPA, Colleen also completed an honors thesis entitled "A Vile Publication:" The Making of a Regency Sex Manual. The thesis was directed by Profs. Breihan and Hughes.

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Congratulations to the History Department Essay Contest Winners, 2012-2013

HS 101 Papers 

First Place (tie): Brendan Litavis, “The Search for Support;” Grace Boyan, “Ordinary Men or Ordinary Germans: A Historical Debate.” Second Place: Jennifer LaFalce, “Jesuits in the New World.” 

Upper-Level Short Papers

First Place: Margaret Dooley, “The Tyre Affair: A 12th Century Murder Mystery.” Second Place: Megan Heaning, “A Preservation Failure: the Southern Hotel.” 

Upper-Level Long Papers 

First Place: Meghan Rice, “Ancestry Genealogy Research Project: [The Mulcreevy/RiceFamily from County Clare, Ireland to Ellis Island].” Second Place (tie): Nicolas H. George, “An Exceptional Service:  The Story of William Pryor;” Kevin Sikora, “The Tactics & Leadership Behind an Allied Victory at the Battle of the Bulge: Eisenhower's Account.” 

Seminar Papers 

First place: Tommy Antorino, “Peasantry, Aristocracy, and Masculinity:  Seeing Philip III's Spain through Lope De Vega's Fuente Ovejuna.” Second place: Anthony Vitti, “The Long road to the ADA:  Disability Rights Movements across the 20th Century.” 

History Professor Elizabeth Schmidt named 2008 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award Recipient and the African Politics Conference Group's 2008 Best Book Award Recipient