Record-breaking Fulbright year, new faculty, compelling research, and more!
Record-breaking Fulbright year, new faculty, compelling research, and more!
Record-breaking Fulbright year, new faculty, compelling research, and more!
From investigating the lives of medieval Islamic scholars to studying 15th-century manuscripts from the confessors of Burgundy, Notre Dame history Ph.D. students are traveling the world to conduct original research. Six students won 2016-17 research grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. Read more

Associate professor wins NEH
grant to examine 'Bible wars'

Notre Dame historian Linda Przybyszewski is one of the first winners of the National Endowment for the Humanities' Public Scholar Grant Program, which aims to bring the humanities to larger audiences and make scholarship relevant to contemporary life. Her forthcoming book will analyze the Cincinnati Board of Education's decision to stop Bible reading in public schools in the mid-19th century. Read more

Scholars of American and
French history added to faculty

The Department of History added three faculty members this fall, strengthening its roster in 19th-century American history, 20th-century American history, and 18th- and 19th-century French history. Katie Jarvis and Emily Remus join as assistant professors, while James "Jake" Lundberg will be director of undergraduate studies. Read more

Undergraduates receive funding
to pursue research projects in Asia

One examined South Korea's relationship with the United States during a tumultuous movement toward democracy in the 1970s. The other investigated how Chinese workers are changing their views of the reigning Communist Party. The history majors each received funding from Notre Dame to conduct independent research projects during summer break. Read more

Arts and Letters dean explores
Jesuits' impact on global history

In his new book, American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global, John McGreevy, the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, uses individual 19th-century religious experiences as a gateway to a larger narrative. He argues that the Jesuits' odyssey of expulsion, reconstruction, and rapid growth powerfully shaped modern history. Read more
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