Student and alumni success stories, Genius Grant winner, research and more!
Student and alumni success stories, Genius Grant winner, research and more!

History major travels to Thailand, Greece, and Washington, D.C., researching human trafficking

An Army ROTC cadet and Glynn Family Honors Scholar, senior Mary Ninneman‘s four years of academic, internship, and international experiences have culminated in a senior thesis analyzing how the issue she’s most passionate about impacts her home state of Nebraska.
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For history alumnus Micah Johnston, a year of service was a ‘master class’ in relationship building 

Now a senior program officer for IREX in Washington, D.C., Micah Johnston ‘06 spent his first year after graduation volunteering for the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Chicago. He spent his days visiting the homes of elderly individuals who did not regularly see friends or family. “Spending a year in service helps other people, but it can also be a master class in learning about the world, learning about other people, incorporating that into the education you get at Notre Dame,” he said.
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Video: Jon T. Coleman on environmental history and the importance of getting lost in America

The chair of the Department of History, Jon T. Coleman‘s research focuses on the overlap of social, cultural, and environmental history in early America and the American West. In this video, he discusses his research on how human beings continually get lost in the North American interior and how that experience has changed radically over time.
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Alumna wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a 1998 Notre Dame graduate, won a 2017 fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — commonly known as a “Genius” Grant. Hannah-Jones, who majored in history and African American studies (now Africana studies), is an investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, covering issues of racial inequality, especially in education. She won a Peabody Award for a series of three radio stories on school desegregation that she produced in 2015 for This American Life.
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Linda Przybyszewski wins U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society award for best journal article

Justice Sonia Sotomayor presented the Hughes-Gossett Award for best article published in the Journal of Supreme Court History to associate professor Linda Przybyszewski at the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual meeting this summer in Washington, D.C. The article, “Scarlet Fever, Stanley Matthews, and the Cincinnati Bible Wars,” stems from Przybyszewski’s research for an upcoming book, for which she received an NEH Public Scholar grant.
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Video: Medieval Institute director and historian on interreligious interaction in the Mediterranean

“The medieval Mediterranean world is the one really impressive laboratory we have for studying how Jews and Christians and Muslims interacted with each other over a long period of time,” said Thomas Burman, professor of history and Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute. Burman’s research focuses on scholars of the Middle Ages in Spain and the Middle East. His current project is on a Dominican priest who was proficient in Arabic and read extensively on Islam, yet almost exclusively engaged with Judaism in his writings. 
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