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 »
On Saturday, 08 August, the History Department's Dr. Mark Fernandez will present a lecture at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The lecture, “Atomic Woody: Woody Guthrie, Einstein, and the Atomic Age,” examines Woody's experience of WWII and how he reflected on the implications of that conflict for the modern world.
The History Department is proud to report that two of its recent graduates, Joseph Patrick Dougherty (‘14) and Mara Steven (‘15), are among the more than 1,900 American students offered an opportunity to travel and study abroad for the 2015-16 academic year. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.
Mr. Dougherty will travel to Indonesia to teach English, and then return to New Orleans to teach.