Notre Dame, Holy Cross Lead Transformational Liberal Arts Education Program at Indiana Prison

Author: Lisa Gallagher

Kris remembers the moment that everything changed.

It came as he was reading The Goldfinch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt. It was the moment he discovered the true power of literature. The way it could move him, shape him, change him. The way it could ignite a spark and make him want to read more, think more, learn more. Read More

Exemplary Mentoring Boosts Undergraduate Scholarship

Author: Morgan Lee

The mentoring of undergraduates is both a calling and a passion. It requires much of both the faculty member and the student—but the rewards can be enormous.

“Engagement at Kellogg is an intellectual, deep engagement,” says Kellogg Assistant Director Holly Rivers. “Excellent mentoring can propel an already-outstanding student into one who is passionate about both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate studies.” Read More

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

Historian Receives NEH Public Scholar Grant to Examine ‘Bible Wars’

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Linda Przybyszewski

Notre Dame historian Linda Przybyszewski has been selected as one of the first winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ new Public Scholar Grant Program, which aims to bring the humanities to larger audiences and make scholarship relevant to contemporary life. Her forthcoming book will tell the story of the Cincinnati Board of Education’s decision to stop Bible reading in public schools and the ensuing court battles that riveted the nation in the late 1860s and early 1870s. 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