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Department of History adds scholars of American and French history to faculty

Author: Tom Lange

Notre Dame’s Department of History adds three new faculty members this fall, strengthening its scholarship in 19th century American history, 20th century American history, and 18th and 19th century French history. Katie Jarvis and Emily Remus join the department as assistant professors, while James “Jake” Lundberg will be director of undergraduate studies. Read More

History majors explore research interests in Asia

Author: Arts and Letters

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One examined South Korea’s relationship with the United States during a tumultuous movement toward democracy in South Korea in the 1970s. The other investigated how Chinese white-collar and factory workers are changing their views of the reigning Communist Party. Seung-Jae “David” Oh ’16 and Matt Souza ’16 in Notre Dame’s Department of History received funding to conduct independent research in South Korea and China, respectively, in summer 2015.  Read More

Six history graduate students win Fulbright Awards in record-breaking year

Author: Carrie Gates

From investigating the lives of medieval Islamic scholars to studying 15th-century manuscripts from the confessors of Burgundy, history graduate students at Notre Dame are traveling the world to conduct original research. Six Ph.D. students in the Department of History have been awarded 2016-17 research grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Read More

Recent faculty books

Author: Arts and Letters

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

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Professor, Cushwa Center director begins leadership of American Catholic Historical Association

Author: Brian Wallheimer

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Pope Francis has ignited increased public interest in the future of the Catholic Church, and Kathleen Sprows Cummings hopes she can use that to remind people of the Church’s past. Cummings, an associate professor of American studies and history and the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame, begins her term this month as vice president/president-elect of the American Catholic Historical Association. Read More