Shamrock Series Academic Events to Tackle Irish History, Research on Poverty

Author: Josh Weinhold

“Irish in America: Immigration, Religion, and Politics” will offer an interdisciplinary look at the impact of Irish immigration on American religious and political structures, as well as the role of the U.S. in the 1916 Easter Rising.

The conversation will feature renowned experts on American and Irish history, including John T. McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a professor of history; Patrick Griffin, chair of the Department of History and the Madden-Hennebry Professor of History; and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, the Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and a concurrent professor of film, television, and theatre. Read More

Six New History Faculty Bring Transnational Research and Teaching Interests to Department

Author: Josh Weinhold

Hurley Globe

They bring expertise in subjects that span physical borders and chronological boundaries. They bring passion to their research and energy to their classrooms. And the six new faculty members joining the Department of History this fall bring additional prestige to an already elite group of academics. “For a long period of time, we’ve been working to assemble a group of scholars that could work across national boundaries, redefining the department and what it does," said Patrick Griffin, chair of the department. Read More

History Majors Find Success in Diverse Fields After Graduation

Author: Carrie Gates

Analyzing sophisticated financial data in New York City. Pursuing a law degree at Georgetown University. Teaching hands-on engagement and empowerment skills to community leaders in Seattle. Whether they begin their careers immediately, enroll in graduate school, or enter an elite public service program, history majors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters are well prepared for whatever path they choose. Read More

Recent Faculty Books

Author: Arts and Letters

Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico by Edward Beatty

A sampling of recently published works from the Department of History faculty. Read More

Historian’s Award-Winning Book Offers New View of Turbulent Times for Mexico

Author: John Slott

Jaime Pensado

Notre Dame historian Jaime M. Pensado has been awarded the Conference on Latin American History’s 2014 Mexican History Book Prize for his first book, Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties. An unprecedented look at student activism in 1960s Mexico, the book was judged to be the most significant work on the history of Mexico published in 2014. Read More

History Ph.D. Students Win Major Fellowships and Grants

Author: Josh Weinhold

Notre Dame Academic Seal

The projects took them them to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and England. The research offers new insights into the Renaissance, Protestantism, immigrant religiousness, monks, and begging practices. Eight graduate students from Notre Dame’s Department of History received competitive fellowships or grants in support of their research—awards including a Rome Prize, a Fulbright, and Louisville Institute, Newcombe, and Schallek fellowships. Read More

History Graduate Honored for Research and Peace Activism

Author: Arts and Letters

Brenna Gautam ’15

Notre Dame history and peace studies major Brenna Gautam ’15 received the Kroc Institute’s 2015 Yarrow Award, given annually to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to service in peace and justice. Read More

History Alumnus Patrick Burke Advocates for Safety and Inclusion in Sports

Author: Mary Kate Martin

Patrick Burke

Soon after graduating from Notre Dame, Patrick Burke ’06 found himself juggling three roles—scout for the Philadelphia Flyers, law student, and co-founder of a nonprofit organization. If ever there was a time when he needed to communicate well and quickly, this was it. Whether the topic was hockey or law or diversity, Burke has found himself calling upon skills honed during his time as a history major. Burke is now president of the nonprofit organization You Can Play and director of player safety for the NHL. Read More

New Book Sheds Light on Education of Muslim Youth

Author: Renée LaReau

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A new book by Notre Dame professor Ebrahim Moosa offers an expansive introduction to madrasas, the most common kind of religious schools in the Islamic world. “I wrote this book for those who are curious and eager to know what exactly transpires in these institutions,” said Moosa, professor of Islamic Studies and author of What Is a Madrasa?, recently published by the University of North Carolina Press.“I see myself as a translator between the world inside the walls of the madrasa and those on the outside. Read More

Professor Strives to Build World-Class Islamic Studies Program

Author: William Gilroy and Josh Weinhold

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For Ebrahim Moosa, the chance to develop an elite Islamic studies program at a Catholic university is full of opportunity. “Catholics and Muslims can potentially embark on a series of meaningful conversations on common concerns,” he said. “There are challenges both Catholics and Muslims face on gender issues, science, evolution, and values. How do strong religious values survive in the midst of formidable social and political challenges? Read More