Hope Shannon

Hope Shannon

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Program: Joint Doctoral Program in American History and Public History

Research interests: Local history, urban history, historical representations in visual media, digital humanities, historic site management

Email: hshannon1@luc.edu

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin

Find me on the web: Linked In, Twitter, Blog

 

Education

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (2013-present)

  • Joint Doctoral Program in American History and Public History

Simmons College, Boston, MA (2011-2012)

  • Master of Arts, History

Boston University, Boston, MA (2004-2008)

  • Bachelor of Arts, double major in History and Archaeology

University of Bradford, Bradford, UK (July-August 2005)

  • Archaeology field school in Pompeii, Italy

Professional Experience

Employment

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago (August 2013-May 2014)

  • Assisted instructor with course responsibilities, including grading and lecturing; answered student questions in office hours.

Executive Director, South End Historical Society, Boston, MA (August 2009-August 2013)

  • Directed and worked with members of the Board of Directors, various committees, and volunteers to meet organizational goals. 

Lab Director, St. Peter's Churchyard Excavation, Town of St. George, Bermuda (Summer 2008)

  • Supervised and directed volunteers in the cleaning, recording, and storage of artifacts. Assisted in the archaeological excavation and in the interpretation of finds.

Internships

Community Outreach and Social Media Intern, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (June 2014-October 2014)

  • Identified and sought community outreach opportunities for the Museum's exhibition, "Crossings and Dwellings;" created and organized "Crossings and Dwellings" social media content for the Museum.

Intern, Boston City Archaeology Lab, Boston, MA (May 2007-May 2008)

  • Cleaned, recorded, and stored artifacts from various archaeological excavations located in the city of Boston.

Trench Supervisor, James Blake House Excavations, Boston, MA (October 2007-May 2008)

Volunteer

Member, Board of Directors, and Media Committee Chair, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL (March 2014-present)

Volunteer, Public History Lab, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (October 2013-present)

Publications

Shannon, Hope. Legendary Locals of Boston's South End. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 

Conference Presentations and Public Lectures

Conference Presentations

"Jesuit History and Public History," Crossings and Dwellings Conference, Chicago, IL, 10/2014

"Urban Renewal and Local History in Two Boston Neighborhoods," Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, 11/2013

"Paul Revere in Boston's Memory," Louisiana State University History Graduate Student Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, 03/2012

Public Lectures

"Four Families and Their South End Rowhouse," presented at the South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, 12/2012

"South End History, An Overview," presented at the South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, 02/2012; presented at the Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA, 02/2012

"Christmas in New England," presented at the South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, 12/2010

"The 1872 Great Fire of Boston," presented at the South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, 10/2009

Service

Co-Chair, 2014 History Graduate Student Association Conference, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Treasurer, History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (2014-2015)

Contributor, The Lakefront Historian, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (September 2014-present)

Student Research Paper Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair, Chicago, IL (Spring 2014)

Awards and Assistantships

Research Assistantship with Elliot Gorn, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (August 2014-present)

Research Assistantship with Patricia Mooney-Melvin, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL (Summer 2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University, Chicago, IL (2013-present)

Research Assistantship, Simmons College, Boston, MA (Spring 2012)

Student Travel Award, Simmons College, Boston, MA (March 2012)

Golden Trowel Award, Boston University, Boston, MA (May 2008)

Author: Hope Shannon
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