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Historian Studies Impact of Mexican Immigrants in Chicago

Author: Mike Danahey

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

History 20/20: Alumni and Student Career Connections

Author: Carrie Gates

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

History Faculty Awarded Numerous Honors

Author: Carrie Gates

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

Arts and Letters Alumnus Combines Storytelling and Sports

Author: Mary Kate Malone

As a history and economics major at Notre Dame, David Finocchio ’05 wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life, but he felt certain it would not involve sitting at a desk and crunching numbers. Instead, he took a shot and created bleacherreport.com, now the third most-visited sports website in the country. Last summer, Finocchio and the site’s two other founders sold the company to Turner Sports for $200 million. Read More

Global Dome Exchange Program Benefits Grad Students, Faculty

Author: Aaron Smith

Eight Notre Dame graduate students from the history and English departments joined eight peers from U.K. partner universities this summer for an intensive workshop designed to foster cross-disciplinary training, accelerate dissertation progress, and build international networks of young scholars. Held July 1-17, 2013 at the University of Notre Dame London Centre in Trafalgar Square, the first Global Dome Dissertation Accelerator was organized around the theme of transnationalism. Read More

History Graduate Student Awarded Two Fellowships

Author: Kate Garry

Adam Asher Duker, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, has been awarded two major external fellowships that will allow him to continue his dissertation research this year in Paris, France. Duker received the Bourse Jeanne Marandon, a humanities fellowship awarded by the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique, and the Huguenot Scholarship from School of Advanced Study at the University of London’s Institute for Historical Research. Read More

Aaron Willis Named the 2013-2014 Murphy Irish Exchange Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Aaron Willis, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, has been named the 2013-2014 Murphy Irish Exchange Fellow. In its second year, the Exchange Fellowship was established to promote research in Irish Studies through a greater understanding between graduate students at Notre Dame and the University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. Read More

Video: Meet History Major Camille Suarez

Author: Arts and Letters

“When I watch the news I’m really concerned about social problems. And I’ve found that whatever the social ill may be, the answers are found in history,” says Camille Suarez, a senior history major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters who will attend graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania next fall. Read More

Noteworthy

History Faculty Books

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

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

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 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.