Loyola University Maryland

Department of History

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Faculty News


  • HS 478  Global Histories of Sexuality is a new course being offered by Dr. Andrew Ross

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  • Dr. David Carey, The Doehler Chair will be hosting a Distinguished Scholar Lecture on Central American Immigration 

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2016-2017 Whiteford Medal Winner

The History Department wishes to congratulate Calix O'Hara for his receipt of the 2016-2017 Whiteford Medal in History!  The Whiteford Medal is the greatest honor and most prestigious award of the History Department and was bestowed on Calix 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. Congratulations, Calix!

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. 

2016-2017 Essay Contest Winners

Seminar Papers

  • First place: Peter Berry, "Honor and Violence in the Slave Quarters," HS 479 (Hughes)
  • First place: James Kelly, "Hamilton, Jefferson, and the Constitutionality of a National Bank," HS 466 (Mulcahy)
  • Second place: Megan Bottino, "Elizabeth Hamilton and Women’s Rights in the Early Republic," HS 466 (Mulcahy)

Upper Level Long

  • First place: Nick Capicotto, "The Impact of Tiyu on China," HS 377 (Diehl)
  • Second place: Sasha Korn, "Colonial South Carolina’s Balance of Power: The Middle Ground in the Death of Acorn Whistler," HS 343 (Johnson)
  • Second place: Calix O’Hara, "A Second War: Moses Van Campen in the American Revolution," HS 346 (Mulcahy)

Upper Level Short

  • First place: Katherine Walpole, "A Historical Essay on the Power of the Gestapo," HS 319 (Sandler)
  • Second place: Amanda Waggoner, "News Coverage of the Freedom Rides in Alabama May-June 1961," HS 366D (Pegram)
  • Third place: Phoebe Labat, "What We Have Here is Failure to Reciprocate," HS 343 (Johnson)

100 Level

  • First place: Kaili McDonald, "A Critique on the Shear Power of a Haircut," HS 101.11 (Sandler)
  • Second place: Justin Worster, "Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from Concerned African-Americans and their Prejudiced Neighbors," HS 103.01 (Pegram)

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Matthew Mulcahy

Matthew Mulcahy, Ph.D.

From sugarcane to hurricanes, this history professor specializes in Colonial America and the history of disasters