University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters
Fall 2012
Olivia Remie Constable
Examining Christian Perceptions and Muslim Identity

Notre Dame historian Olivia Remie Constable has been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for her book project Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval Spain. Read More

Joseph VanderZee
History Major Explores Work of Missionaries in Peru

History major Joseph VanderZee traveled to Peruvian and Italian archives to research how Spanish colonial missionaries in the Andes thought of the indigenous population—and how those attitudes affected the development of the Peruvian Church. Read More

Daniel Hobbins photo by Annette Hornischer
Medievalist Daniel Hobbins Joining Faculty

Associate Professor Daniel Hobbins’s arrival at the University of Notre Dame this fall will be a homecoming of sorts. A cultural and intellectual historian of the late middle ages, Hobbins received his Ph.D. in medieval history from Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute in 2002 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University in 2004. Read More

Senior Jordyn Smith
History Major Plus Internship a Powerful Combination

Think of the study of history, and you might conjure images of dusty books and timelines. But Notre Dame history majors John Karol and Christine Affleck, both Class of 2012, and senior Jordyn Smith demonstrate how the versatile skills they developed in the College of Arts and Letters can be applied to a wide array of challenging internships and career paths. Read More

Sheila Nowinski and Monica Bykowski
Ph.D. Students Expand Horizons in International Exchange

Students in Notre Dame’s Department of History are making invaluable connections with German and Russian scholars as part of a graduate-student workshop now in its third year. Read More

Also in This Issue

Patrick Griffin Revisits America's Revolutionary Myths and Realities

Brad Gregory's New Book Explores "The Unintended Reformation"

Jon Coleman Explores a Mountain Man, a Myth, and the American West

In Memoriam: Sabine MacCormack, Hesburgh Professor of Arts and Letters

Ph.D. Students Awarded Prestigious Fellowships

Recent Graduate Honored by Gilder Lehrman Institute

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