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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…


Fall 2021 Highlights of Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments Karl Kuehner was selected for to join the Mellon-funded Newberry Library seminar on “The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice.” Ismael Biyashev named one of the Resident Graduate Scholars at the Institute for…

Richard S. Levy

Richard Levy, 1940-2021

The Department of History is sad to announce the death of Richard S. Levy, who taught in this Department for 49 years before his retirement two years ago.  An outstanding teacher and a…


Spring 2021 Highlights of Accomplishments

Student and Alumni Accomplishments: Jordan Zimberoff (alumnus) was named Kane County High School Teacher of the Year Emily LaBarbera Twarog (alumnus) received a John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award Sophia Escobar (undergraduate) received…