• "Michael Caldwell, taking a question from the audience, at the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe"

    Michael Caldwell (B.A. Xavier History, ‘11), currently a law student at Loyola University in New Orleans served as a summer intern at the United States Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe. He presented a talk and hosted a discussion on youth and political involvement at the U.S. Embassy in Harare on July 6, 2012. More information on this event can be found at 

  • Dr. Elizabeth Manley, Asst. Professor, Dept. of History, published an article, “Intimate Violations: Women and the Ajusticiamiento of Dictator Rafael Trujillo, 1944-1961,” in the journal, The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History, Vol. 69: 1, July 2012.

  • Dr. Steven J. Salm, chair, Dept. of History, published a, co-edited book with Dr. Emmanuel M. Mbah, Globalization and the African Experience (Carolina Academic Press, 2012).  Salm also co-authored the Introduction to the book and authored the chapter, “Africanizing the West: Changing Expressions of Popular Culture among Urban Youth,” 213-235.

  • Evan Pipion (History, '14) has been selected for the prestigious UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. Evan will participate in the Summer Institute at Emory University, receive semester and summer stipends to assist with research costs and graduate school preparation, and can draw on an annual travel budget for research and conference presentations. The program, intended for those planning to pursue a Ph.D., helps prepare students for the challenges of graduate school by providing opportunities to sharpen their research, writing and presentation skills, and gain a better appreciation of scholarly research.

  • The Department of History is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Scholarship Essay Contest. Margaret Randall of Waggaman, La. and a senior at Academy of Our Lady, took the 1st place prize of $500. Earning 2nd place honors and $300 was Joseph Bates of New Orleans, a senior from Benjamin Franklin High School. Our 3rd place winner was Shavondria Jackson from Mandeville High School who won $200. We had a number of excellent essays and express our thanks to all of our entrants from the Greater New Orleans area. Congratulations to our winners! The winning essay can be viewed here.

  • Essay Contest 2012

  • Clio's Notes - History Department Newsletter, Vol.2

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