History major and Bleacher Report founder Dave Finocchio ’05 to discuss how his Arts and Letters education helped him launch a successful career as an internet entrepreneur. Read More
When history professors Karen Graubert and Jaime Pensado saw what the Art Institute of Chicago was showing this season, they planned a road trip and invited their students to come along. Read More
The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Oct.1) the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century — the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby, a scholar of global religion and a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994, will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school. Read More
During the summer of 2014, University of Notre Dame senior Anastasia Wright spent three weeks in Ireland studying the 19th century astronomer William Parsons, the 3rd Earl of Rosse. Read More
Notre Dame’s annual Graduate Research Symposium on Feb. 27 showcased the accomplishments of Notre Dame graduate students in the Graduate School’s four divisions: humanities, social science, engineering, and science. Read More
Notre Dame’s Department of History is a place where undergraduates aren’t just invited to attend lectures by world-renowned visiting scholars—they also get opportunities to converse one-on-one and even share meals with them. Read More
Olivia Remie Constable, Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, died of cancer at home Wednesday (April 16). A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1995, Constable had directed the Medieval Institute since 2009. Read More
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
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
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.