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)!
Click on this link for a list of the courses offered by the History department in Spring 2015.
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"
How Real Is The 'Game of Thrones' Medieval World?
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.”
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
- Please join us at the History Department annual picnic and farewell to seniors on Monday, April 29, 2013, 5pm-7pm, in the Humanities Hug Lounge and Refectory. View the poster here.
- Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Schmidt on the publication of her latest book, Foreign Intervention in Africa: From the Cold War to the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2013)!
- PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, MD are currently accepting applications for multiple paid openings for Summer 2013 with a submission deadline of Monday, April 1, 2013. The website is http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/intromsa/employ/html/employ.html. Please contact Emily Oland Squires with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-260-6443. Internships include: Digitization, Archival File Management and Electronic Archives Internship; Paper and Book Conservation Internship; IT Application Developer Internship; Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Research Internship; Revolutionary Military History Research Internship; Special Collections Newspaper Project Internship;
Women's Hall of Fame Research Internship.
- Grace Marconi, a Classics major, is featured in a video by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University (U.K.). She appears around the 2:00 minute mark: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/historical/study/postgraduate/.
- Congratulations to our outstanding History senior Emma Cogan, who has won a prestigious Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Malaysia!
- Winners of the History Department 2011-2012 Essay Contest
- The History Department held the annual department picnic on April 30th
- Read Professor DeVries's article in the prestigious journal Foreign Affairs about the new HBO show "Game of Thrones" (based on novels by George R.R. Martin)!
- The History Department is now on Facebook. Visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/History-Department-Loyola-University-Maryland/275336255830318 to "like" us and receive news and announcements from the department.
- Do you love learning about American history, literature, culture? Consider a minor in American Studies at Loyola! Go to www.loyola.edu/americanstudies and view the American Studies Fall 2012 Flyer for a list of Fall 2012 courses.
- 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