The Lakefront Historian

A Student-Run Public History Blog from Chicago

People Power and Sacred Cows: More Thoughts on SELMA

I agree with much of what my colleague Devin Hunter has written, but am still struggling with my reactions to Selma. Something about it just didn’t entirely connect with me … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Some Initial Thoughts on SELMA

I was lucky enough to catch a pre-wide release showing of Selma earlier this week, when colleague Anthony Di Lorenzo and I braved Arctic weather to trudge to the multiplex. Overall, with … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Student Spotlight: Pamela Johnson

Loyola University Chicago’s history graduate program is home to dozens of students with a wide range of interests. This spotlight series highlights some of these interests and celebrates the history … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Resource Roundup: Historical Perspectives on Race, Police, and Crime

Mike Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice.  The deaths of young black men–and the lack of indictments for the policemen who killed them–have ignited outrage and urgent conversations on the structural … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 9 Comments

Neglected, Seemingly Forgotten Chicago Mural Is Now Extinct, Seemingly Forgotten

MIT professor of urban studies Larry Vale recently published a book that deals with what he terms, “twice-cleared” places. A prominent example he employs is the site of the Cabrini-Green … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

2014 HGSA Conference Program is Here!

Check out this year’s program in advance of Saturday’s conference!

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Introducing the LGBTQ History Lunch Panel!

Originally posted on Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference:
The eleventh Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association Conference lunch panel, “Changing Strategies for Collecting, Sharing, and (Re)telling LGBTQ…

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making Pre-Modern History Public: David and Goliath

Every historian knows the challenge of bringing history to the public. However, these challenges bring with them exciting possibilities. Public History takes as its raison d’etre the belief that people … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Six Things I’ve Learned after Six Weeks Teaching the American History Survey

What follows is an all-but-exhaustive list of tidbits of knowledge I’ve accumulated after my first six weeks teaching the first half of the U.S. history survey. After a month and … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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