Growing up in Los Angeles, Mike Amezcua heard stories about how his great-grandparents emigrated from Michoacán, Mexico to find work in Chicago during the 1920s. Such stories influenced Amezcua’s academic path, inspiring him to focus on how Mexicans helped shaped Chicago’s mid-20th century history. His journey will bring him to South Bend in fall 2014 as an assistant professor of history and faculty fellow in the College of Arts and Letters’ Institute for Latino Studies.Read more
The Department of History affirms the understanding that individuals possess innate dignity, an idea underscored by the Judeo-Christian belief that all persons are made in the image and likeness of God. Informed by the University of Notre Dame's "Spirit of Inclusion" statement (1997), the Department of History welcomes "all people, regardless of color, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social or economic class, and nationality" and works to sustain an inclusive environment.
Exposing Notre Dame history students to a diverse array of career options and connecting students to successful alumni are the goals of the Department of History’s successful “History 20/20” speaker series. “The alumni we invited back to campus represent well the wide spectrum of vocations pursued by history graduates: investment bankers, social entrepreneurs, lawyers, sports journalists, political consultants, and teachers—and that’s really just the tip of the iceberg,” says Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Graff, who launched the series in fall 2012.Read more
During the past year, faculty from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of History received multiple awards and fellowships in recognition of their research. The honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, two invitations to the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, N.J., several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Haskins Medal—the highest award granted by the Medieval Academy of America.Read more
History Faculty Books
"Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855"
Oxford University Press (2013)
Stanford University Press (2013)
To Alex Martin - this year’s Marc Raeff Book Prize winner, for his recently published monograph Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855. This prize is awarded annually by the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association for the best book, in any discipline or language on the history and culture of 18th century Russia.
To Prof. R. Scott Appleby on his appointment as director of academic planning for a proposed School of International Affairs.
History faculty win Joyce teaching awards
Congratulations to Brad Gregory and Jon Coleman, recipients of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.