Hope Shannon

Hope Shannon

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Program: Joint Doctoral Program in United States 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, Book website

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Education

Ph.D. Student, United States History and Public History
     Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL


M.A., History, 2012
     Simmons College, Boston, MA
     Thesis: Urban Renewal and Local History in Two Boston Neighborhoods

B.A., History and Archaeology, 2008
     Boston University, Boston, MA

Archaeology Field School, Pompeii, Italy, Summer 2005
     University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

 

Professional Experience

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

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago (August 2013 – present)

  • Grader, HI 101: Western Civilization to 1500
  • Discussion Section Leader, HI 102: Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present

Public History Projects

Member, Board of Directors, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL (March 2014 – present)

Chair, Media Committee, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL (March 2014 - present)

Team Member, Evaluation Study Project, Glessner House and Clarke House Museums, Chicago, IL (Spring 2015)

Interviewer, Visitor Evaluation Study for “RACE: Are We So Different?” Exhibition, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL (December 2014 – January 2015)

Facilitator, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Walking Tour Project, Chicago, IL, (Fall 2014)

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

Co-Creator, “Pierre Jean De Smet’s Deerskin Coat” digital exhibit and video, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (Spring 2014)

Publications

Books (non-academic)

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

 

Articles

Shannon, Hope. “New Media at the Museum.” Catholic Library World 85, no. 4 (2015).

 

Web-Based

Contributor, South End Patch, http://patch.com/users/hope-shannon#
 

Awards and Honors

Summer 2015, Research Assistantship with Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin Loyola University Chicago

Summer 2014, Research Assistantship with Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin Loyola University Chicago

2013-2018, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago

Spring 2012, Research Assistantship with Dr. Laura Prieto, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Spring 2012, Student Travel Award, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Spring 2008, Golden Trowel Award, Boston University, Boston, MA

Phi Alpha Theta

Conference Presentations

2015, (Upcoming) “Using the Past: Historical Societies and Civic Engagement in Metropolitan Chicago,” Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, IL, September 25

2015, (Upcoming) “Using the Past: Historical Societies in Postwar Chicago” Poster Presentation, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, September 18

2014, "Jesuit History and Public History," Crossings and Dwellings Conference, Chicago, IL, October 18

2013, "Urban Renewal and Local History in Two Boston Neighborhoods," Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, November 9

2012, "Paul Revere in Boston's Memory," Louisiana State University History Graduate Student Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 24

Public Lectures

2014, “Introducing Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End,” United South End Settlements, Boston, MA, May 16

 

2014, “Introducing Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End,” Boston Public Library, South End Branch, Boston, MA, May 27

 

2012, “Four Families and Their South End Rowhouse,” South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, November 20

 

2012, "South End History, An Overview," Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA, February 23

 

2012, “South End History, An Overview,” South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, February 16

 

2010, “Christmas in New England,” South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, December 15

 

2009, “The 1872 Great Fire of Boston,” South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, November 12

 

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, Summer 2015

Research Assistant, Dr. Elliot Gorn, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, Fall 2014

Research Assistant, Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, Summer 2014

Research Assistant, Dr. Laura Prieto, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Spring 2012

Lab Director, St. Peter’s Churchyard Excavation, Town of St. George, Bermuda, Summer 2008

Trench Supervisor, James Blake House Excavations, Spring 2008

Lab Intern, Boston City Archaeology Lab, Boston, MA, 2007-2008

Student Archaeologist, Anglo-American Project in Pompeii, Italy
, Summer 2005

Service

President, History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago (2015-2016)

Vice-Chair, International Federation for Public History Student and New Professional Committee (2015-present)

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

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

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

Student Research Paper Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair (2014, 2015)

Volunteer and Founding Member, Public History Lab, Loyola University Chicago (2013-present)

Volunteer, South End History Collection, South End Branch of the Boston Public Library (2011-2013)

Author: Hope Shannon
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