Winners of the The Vincent P. DeSantis Prize, The Philip Gleason Prize and the John Highbarger Memorial Dissertation Award.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.
“How do we tell a more inclusive story that represents the broad and deep history of religion in the lands that became the United States?” said Thomas Tweed, the W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies…Read more
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
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.
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"
Oxford University Press (2013)
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.