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Elizabeth Todd-Breland named OAH Distinguished Lecturer

The UIC Department of History would like to extend the warmest congratulations to our colleague, Elizabeth Todd-Breland, for being named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. Elizabeth is Associate Professor…

Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez

Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez wins two prestigious dissertation awards

Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, won two prestigious dissertation awards in 2022. Columbia University recently awarded her the prestigious 2022 Bancroft Dissertation Award. She was also won the Outstanding Dissertation Award…


Osofsky Lecture and Spring 2022 Accomplishments

The UIC Department of History hosted its annual Gilbert Osofsky Lecture on Tuesday April 27, 2022. In addition to relishing in the company of great friends and colleagues, this event is an opportunity…

Phi Alpha Theta Society

Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society

The UIC Department of History honored some of its best students on Thursday, April 15, inducting 28 of them into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society during an afternoon ceremony.  Department Chair…

Leo Schelbert, PhD

Remembering Professor Leo Schelbert, 1929-2022

Professor Leo Schelbert, a historian of American immigration and especially of Swiss migration to the United States, died March 30, 2022, having just turned 93.  Schelbert got his PhD in 1966 from Columbia…

Nicole Jordan

Remembering Professor Nicole Jordan, 1950-2022

The Department of History is saddened to report the sudden death of Nicole Jordan, a member of this Department since 1984.  A specialist in twentieth-century Central European and French history, Prof. Jordan received…