Preparing for the future by studying the past
History at Loyola is an integral part of the university’s liberal arts program. As such, it seeks to free the mind from common prejudices and faulty intellectual assumptions through a broad-based study of the human past. Students become familiar with the principal forces of change and adaptation that have marked humanity’s cultural, social, political and economic development.
Departmental course offerings reflect the broad expertise of the history faculty, and treat such diverse areas as American, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African history, with thematic courses in intellectual, social, legal, political, and military, as well as African-American, Church, women’s histories, and documentary and oral history. Learn more about our academic programs »
Guiding the students’ intellectual formation is a dedicated history faculty made up of professional educators who themselves are engaged in the quest for knowledge through continued research and active scholarship. Learn more about our research »
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently interviewed the History Department's Dr. Ashley Howard concerning the recent riots in Baltimore, drawing on her expertise in urban riots and unrest. Please follow the link to view this interesting, timely, and illuminating interview with Dr. Howard.
The Hon. Sean O'Keefe '77 (history), a current trustee of Loyola University and former CEO and chairman of Airbus Group Inc., was awarded the 2014 James Forrestal Industry Leadership Medal by the National Defense Industrial Association.