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Oral History in Latin America, Unlocking the Spoken Archive, by Dr. David R. Carey

This field guide to oral history in Latin America addresses methodological, ethical, and interpretive issues arising from the region’s unique milieu. With careful consideration of the challenges of working in Latin America – including those of language, culture, performance, translation, and political instability – David Carey Jr. provides guidance for those conducting oral history research in the postcolonial world. In regions such as Latin America, where nations that have been subjected to violent colonial and neocolonial forces continue to strive for just and peaceful societies, decolonizing research and analysis is imperative. Carey deploys case studies and examples in ways that will resonate with anyone who is interested in oral history.

Copies of the book can be found here.

"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. 

Check out the History Department Spring 2016 Newsletter.