History Matters - News from Inside the Department of History
Thomas F.X. Noble
Thomas Noble Advocates Teacher-Scholar Model

In 2011, University of Notre Dame History Professor Thomas F.X. Noble received the prestigious Otto Gründler Book Prize in medieval studies, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and the Sheedy Award—the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters.

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Colin Rich
Majoring in History Provides Real-World Edge

As a student in Notre Dame’s Department of History, Colin Rich ’11 learned to uncover how and why things happen, to speak persuasively, to write concisely, and to synthesize an array of sources into a cogent argument.

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Maria Rogacheva
Ph.D. Student Studies Formerly “Invisible” Towns

Maria Rogacheva, a doctoral candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, is working to reveal the secrets of “invisible” communities that once housed the former Soviet Union’s scientific research facilities.

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Paul Ocobock and Rebecca Tinio McKenna
New History Faculty Share Colonial Interests

The Department of History’s two newest faculty members share a common interest in colonialism, although their research has led them to explore this issue in different parts of the globe.

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Nicole Farmer Hurd
Alumna Inspires New Generation of Students

Notre Dame Department of History alumna Nicole Farmer Hurd ’92 was recently featured on NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams for her efforts to help disadvantaged high school students enter the world of higher education.

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Fall 2011
Also in This Issue
Letter From the Chair
Gail Bederman Invited to Institute for Advanced Studies
John Van Engen Compiles Rare Medieval Writings
Felipe Fernández-Armesto Honored in Spain
History Department Announces Inaugural Klier Prize Winners
Recent Faculty Books
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