The Lakefront Historian

A Student-Run Public History Blog from Chicago

Preservation and Ephemerality in Public History: Reflecting on NCPH 2014 from a Mile High

This post is part of a series from Loyola public historians attending NCPH 2014. I am currently sitting in the Denver airport on my layover to Chicago after a fantastic annual meeting … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Call For Participants: Social Justice, Sustainability, and Activism in Public History

Public History Roundtable: Social Justice, Sustainability, and Activism Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:45pm – 4:30pm In Conjunction with the 10th Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference LUC Water … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Dark Double Bind: Criminal Women in the Eyes of Reformers

As part of a summer research project sponsored by the Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola University and the Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership, I created an online … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lincoln Review: Rachel Boyle

In this five-part series, Lakefront Historian contributors respond to the critically acclaimed blockbuster Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis. Spielberg’s Lincoln The opening shots were so promising.  A … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Public History Students featured on NCPH Blog

Two Lakefront Historian contributors and public history students at Loyola University Chicago are featured this week on History@Work, the blog from the National Council on Public History (NCPH).  Annie Cullen and Rachel Boyle discuss how the … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

“I Don’t Know What I Stand For Anymore”: Fun., Postmodern Angst, and Civil War Memory

The casual radio listener cannot avoid the chart topping hit “Some Nights” by the band Fun.  As with their other recent hit, “We Are Young,” Fun. produces upbeat tempos and … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

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