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.

 

Recent News

History Department Essay Awards

April 02, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Department of History's annual prize competition for the best essays by History majors.  We encourage you to think seriously about entering this year's contest, and we also urge you to discuss with your professors the ways you might improve class papers before submitting them for consideration. Below are the award opportunities:…

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Noteworthy

History Alumnus Published in Cold War Journal

The Department of History would like to recognize Jared McBrady (Class of 2010) for his recent publication in the Journal of Cold War Studies. In his article "The Challenge of Peace: Ronald Reagan, John Paul II, and the American Bishops," Jared discusses the dynamics surrounding the drafting of the 1983 pastoral letter on nuclear weapons policy. The article, which was published in the journal's winter 2015 edition, was originally conceived as part of Jared's senior History thesis. Congratulations, Jared!

For those who would like to read Jared's article, follow this link.

History Major Brenna Gautam Wins 2015 Yarrow Award

Gautam

The Department of History would like to congratulate Brenna Gautam, a senior studying History and Peace Studies, on winning the Kroc Institute's 2015 Yarrow Award. The Yarrow Award is given annually to a peace studies undergraduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and commitment to service in peace and justice. Please join us in congratulating Brenna on this incredible honor. To learn more about Brenna, visit the Kroc Institute website.

Congratulations

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 founding dean of the forthcoming Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. The first new college at Notre Dame in nearly a century, the School of Global Affairs is set to open in August 2017. To learn more, follow this link.

History Faculty Books

"Enlightened Metropolis: Constructing Imperial Moscow, 1762-1855"
Alexander Martin
Oxford University Press (2013)

"Rebel Mexico"
Jaime Pensado
Stanford University Press (2013)

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.

Partners

  • Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
  • Gender Studies Program
  • Institute for Latino Studies
  • Kellogg Institute
  • Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
  • Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Medieval Institute
  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies
  • John J. Reilly Center