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.
Check out the History Department Spring 2015 Newsletter.
We are delighted to welcome a new colleague to the Department of History: Willeke Sanders (Assistant Professor)!
"Whiteford Medal Winner"
The History Department wishes to
congratulate Samantha Van Doran for her receipt of the 2014-2015 Whiteford
Medal in History! The Whiteford Medal is the greatest honor and most
prestigious award of the History Department and was bestowed on Samantha at
graduation. It is granted to a graduating senior history major who
achieved an outstanding grade point average and whose written work holds
promise of noteworthy contributions to historical scholarship. Of particular
note was Samantha's superb senior honors thesis, "And this is the
Wretchedness of that Fatal Kingdom”: Spenser, Moryson, and the Elizabethan
Conquest of Ireland." Congratulations, Samantha!
Congratulations to the History Department Essay Contest Winners 2014-2015!
2014-2015 Essay Contest Winners
First Place: Theresa Bering, "Divine Intervention: Competition Between Religiously Motivated Relief Organizations in Palestine during World War I" (for Sara Scalenghe's HS 489D, "America in the Middle East").
Second Place: Nicole Meily, "Developing Memory: The Role of Photography in National and International Memory of the Pinochet Years" (for Bill Donovan's HS 488, "Political Violence and Terrorism in the Modern World").
First place (tie): Nicholas George: Naba, The Chief of All Diseases: Medicine, Socierty, and Prestige in the Balttimore Smallpox Epidemics 1871-1882" (for Matt Mulcahey’s HS 423, “Disasters in American History” AND Rachael Martines, "Women and the Mexican Revolution of 1910 thought the lens of Como Agua par Chocolate" (for David Carey’s HS385, “History of Mexico”)
Second Place (tie): Thomas Bagley, "New" Dealing with the Unexpected: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 and Federal Disaster Response" (for Matt Mulcahey’s HS 423, “Disasters in American History” AND Jessica Valenti, "Transformation of Egyptian Nationalism through Cinema" (for Sara Scalenghe’s HS 449 The Modern Middle East Through Literature and Film)
Upper Level Short:
First place: Kelley Murphy, "An Oasis in the Battlefield: Children's Literature as a Democratic Education Tool and an Escapist Medium for Children during World War Two," written for Tom Pegram's HS 350.02: WWII in America, Fall 2014.
Second place: Megan Wilson, "Northern and National Papers Provide Support and Sympathy for Birmingham Campaign," written for Tom Pegram's HS 366D.01, Civil Rights Crusade, Spring 2015.
First Place (tie) Stephen Gorson, "Shame, Cynicism, and a Love for Roosevelt," (for Tom Pegram’s HS 103, Making of the Modern World: United States) AND Kate Amalfitano, "Silent Saviors," (for Katherine Brenna’s HS 101, Making of the Modern World: Europe)
Second Place: Jessica Molz, "Harmful Intercession in Africa: Decolonization and the Cold War," (for Betsy Schmidt’s HS 106D, Making of the Modern World Africa)
History Professor Elizabeth Schmidt named 2008 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award Recipient and the African Politics Conference Group's 2008 Best Book Award Recipient
- 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.
- Congratulations to Professor Thomas Pegram, whose new book on the Ku Klux Klan was recently reviewed in the New York Times. Read a review of Dr. Pegram's book.
- Dr. Schmidt talks about her service-learning courses and the Refugee Youth Project in the current issue of Loyola Magazine: http://magazine.loyola.edu/issue/academics/2533/cura-personalis-elizabeth-schmidt-phd.
- Congratulations to Professors Kelly DeVries, Thomas Pegram, and Keith Schoppa on their books! Read about Besieged Rhodes: A New History, One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, and In a Sea of Bitterness: Refugees during the Sino-Japanese War, and watch Professors Pegram and Schoppa discuss their work in a video interview.
- Check out Prof. DeVries's recent interview
- The Fall 2011 HS 101 Non-Western Lecture was delivered by Father Charles J. Borges, S.J. on November 10, 2011, titled, "Getting to Know India: The Land with Unique Histories, Cultures, and Religions"
- Winners of the History Department 2010-2011 Essay Contest
- Congratulations to James Hankel, the 2010-2011 Whiteford Medalist!
- Professor John R. McNeill (Georgetown University) delivered a lecture entitled "Revolutionary Mosquitoes: Plantation Ecology, Tropical Diseases, and Anti-Colonial Revolutions in Haiti, Venezuela, and Cuba, 1791-1898"
- Professor Matt Gallman (University of Florida) gave a lecture on February 15, 2011, 5:45-7:00pm, called "'Every Citizen Should Do Everything in His Power': Conscription and the Meaning of Citizenship in the American Civil War"
- History Department Fall Coffeehouse on Tuesday, October 19, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Evergreen Cafe on Cold Spring Lane
- History Professor Kelly DeVries interviewed for PBS Documentary
- Winners of the History Department 2009-2010 Essay Contest
- History Professor Elizabeth Schmidt honored for Excellence in Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship
- History Professor Steven C. Hughes wins 2010 Nachbahr Award
- Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program: Public Lecture Feb. 4, 2010 by Dr. William Hitchcock, Liberation: The Human Cost of Allied Victory in World War II Europe
- History Professor Kelly DeVries quoted in New York Times article, "Historians Reassess Battle of Agincourt"
- Professor Elizabeth Schmidt on the Recent Massacre in Guinea: A Historical Perspective
- History Professor Kelly DeVries named 2008 Nachbahr Award Recipient