Professor Lynn Hudson is extensively quoted in a recent article in the New York Times. Hudson is interviewed in a profile of Mary Ellen Pleasant, who was entrepreneur, financier, real estate magnate and abolitionist.…
Professor Robert Johnston has been awarded the Roger D. Bridges Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service for the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The SHGAPE Executive Committee unanimously…
William Hoisington, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History has been awarded membership in the Ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of Academic Palms) at the rank of Chevalier, in recognition of his distinguished career as a…
Barbara Ransby, a University of Illinois at Chicago historian, writer, and activist, is the recipient of the American Studies Association’s 2018 Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship, which recognizes scholars who have…
Robert Johnson has recently completed a five-year term as co-editor of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. According to Dr. Kristin Hoganson, President of the Society for Historians of the Gilded…
Our Esteemed Faculty member and colleague, Elizabeth Todd-Breland will discuss her findings and the related ongoing implications during an Oct. 26 event hosted by UIC’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; Social Justice Institute,…
Congratulations to the UIC Department of History for being selected to be part of two American Historical Association-led initiatives funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. You can read the full article here.
Keely Stauter-Halsted, Professor of History and Hejna Family Chair in Polish Studies, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Joan Kelly Memorial Prize for her book _The Devil's Chain: Prostitution and Social Control in Partitioned Poland_ (Cornell Univ. Press, 2015). The Kelly Prize is awarded annually by the American Historical Association (AHA) to honor the best book in womens history and/or feminist theory.
Laura Hostetler gave a talk on the current disputes in the South China Sea at the San Francisco Museum of Asian Art as part of a symposium she co-chaired for the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco in April 2016. The symposium title was Reimagining the Globe and Cultural Exchange: From the World Maps of Ricci and Verbiest to Google Earth, the talk title Chinas Maritime Claims: Perspectives from the History of Cartography.
Graduate student Louis Mercer received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. This is a highly competitive award and will allow him to continue his dissertation research on policing in Chicago public schools.
Elizabeth Todd-Breland has received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her ongoing research on the history of education. This is a prestigious and highly competitive award.
Professor John Abbott has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award grantees are selected by graduating seniors; it is one of the highest distinctions UIC offers in recognition of classroom excellence. He will receive his award at the LAS Commencement ceremony on May 8 2016.
Professor Christopher Boyer's book Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico (Duke University Press, 2015) won the best book in Social Sciences from the Mexican Studies committee of the Latin American Studies Association.
Professor Kevin Schultz gave a talk entitled: "Dissent and Citizenship: How Could Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley, Jr. Be Friends Throughout the 1960s?" on March 3 at OSU as part of a series on citizenship.
In Plain Sight is a public exhibition inspired by an ongoing project called "I'm Still Surviving: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS in the United States." Professor Brier is the lead historian for the exhibition and book. The project's graphic design was led by Matt Wizinsky, assistant professor of design at the University of Cincinnati.
In These Times Magazine features an online column from Leon Fink, UIC distinguished professor of history, who writes about Senator Bernie Sanders and the Democratic presidential candidates self-identification as a democratic socialist. http://bit.ly/1PliGU7
Professor of History Emeritus and former chair of the department Melvin G. "Mel" Holli passed away on January 7, 2016. Holli was a founding member of the Department of History at what was then known as the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. An expert on urban history, particularly that of Detroit and Chicago, he had a strong interest in the history of mayoralty and of immigration to the United States.
2013 Ph.D. graduate Anne Parsons has been named a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow by the Open Society Foundation to complete work on a book exploring the link between the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and the rise of mass incarceration.
Javier Villa-Flores, University of Illinois at Chicago associate professor of Latin American and Latino studies and history, has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center for the 2015-16 academic year. Villa-Flores, who studies religious issues, colonialism, performance studies and the social history of language in colonial Mexico, will join 36 other distinguished scholars from 32 institutions across the United States and eight foreign countries working on a wide array of projects. He will also have opportunities to participate in seminars, lectures and conferences.
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories is very proud to announce the launch of a fundraising campaign to support the creation of an annual Ph.D. dissertation prize in U.S. LGBTQ history. The prize will be named in honor of John DEmilio and administered by the OAH.
The International Labor History Association (ILHA) is pleased to announce the ILHA Book of the Year Award for 2014. The volume, Workers in Hard Times, edited by Leon Fink, Joseph McCartin, and Joan Sangster (University of Illinois Press, 2014), represents a cogent contribution to labor history with lessons drawn from past and present worker struggles.
James Mestaz received the Adrian Bantjes Best Graduate Student Paper Award from The Rocky Mountain Council in Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) for his paper, Their Technology, Our Way: Mayo Uses of Fuerte River Infrastructure,1930-1950 which he presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, April 8-11 2015.
Graduate student Jeff Nichols found film clips of the SS Eastland disaster, an excursion vessel that capsized in the Chicago River in 1915. He found the footage while looking through archival films from the EYE Film Institute in the Netherlands. These precious few seconds of film are the only known moving images of the disaster. News of the discovery spread quickly via social media and online newspaper outlets. For more information and to view the film clips, visit: http://www.eastlanddisaster.org/news
Sunil M. Agnani's, book Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism (Fordham University Press, 2013) won the 2014 Harry Levin Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).
Professor Chris Boyer hosted the Diet of Globalization conference on Thursday, December 4, at the Institute for the Humanities. It included presentations from six of the leading experts on the history of food, the environment, and the global politics of production in Mexico. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://huminst.uic.edu/ifth/research-support/humanities-without-walls/christopher-boyer
The UIC SEE NEXT Working Group (Seminar: East European and Northern Eurasian Crosstalk) and the UIC Institute for the Humanities presents Yaroslav Hrytsak, from Lviv Catholic University, giving the lecture: "Center, Periphery and the Habsburg Dilemma: The Case of Ivan Franko (1856 1916)" November 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. Location: Institute for the Humanities, 701 South Morgan, lower level Stevenson Hall University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Hosts the Windy City Graduate History Conference begins Friday, October 17 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the 6th floor of Student Center East. There will be graduate student panels at 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM, and the keynote lecture will be at 4:30 PM, followed by a reception. The keynote speaker is James T. Sparrow, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. His talk is entitled, "Problems of the Democratic State." The conference continues with panels on Saturday, October 18. This event is free and open to the public.