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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.

The History Department Spring 2014 newsletter is here!

Dr. Kelly DeVries was interviewed about "Game of Thrones"
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Medieval Combat

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