Hope Shannon

Hope Shannon

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Program: Joint Doctoral Program in United States History and Public History

Research interests: Urban history, local history, humanities advocacy, 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, 2013 - 2018 (anticipated)
     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

  • Spring 2015: Discussion Section Leader, HI 102, Western Civilization 1500 to Present
  • Spring 2014: Grader, HI 101, Western Civilization to 1500
  • Fall 2013: Grader, HI 101, Western Civilization to 1500

Related Experience

Museums/Historical Organizations

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Fundraising Project for Loyola University Chicago Public History Methods and Theory graduate course, Project Designer and Facilitator, Fall 2015

Evaluation Program for Glessner House and Clarke House Museums, Co-creator and Team Member, Chicago, IL, Spring 2015

Visitor Evaluation Study for “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibition at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Interviewer and Transcriber, December 2014 – January 2015

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Walking Tour Project for Loyola University Chicago Public History Methods and Theory graduate course, Project Designer and Facilitator, Fall 2014

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

Oral History

Chrysler Village Oral History Project, Interviewer and Transcriber, Chicago, IL, Fall 2015

The South End Oral History Project, Project Designer, Interviewer, and Transcriber, Boston, MA, 2011-2012

Exhibits

“Pierre Jean De Smet’s Deerskin Coat” digital exhibit and video, Author and Creator with Meagan McChesney and Samantha Smith for “Crossings and Dwellings” exhibition, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, Spring 2014

“South End History” Exhibit, South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, Fall 2009

“Institutional History of the South End Historical Society” Exhibit, South End Historical Society, Boston, MA, Fall 2009

Other Public History Projects

“Fort Sheridan: 125 Years of Adaptive Reuse” Walking Tour, Author and Leader with Katherine Macica, Fort Sheridan, IL, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

“The Changing South End: Population Change and Adaptive Reuse” Walking Tour, Author and Leader, Boston, MA, Fall 2012

Digital Media Experience

Public Media Assistant, Loyola University Chicago History Department, Chicago, IL, August 2015 – present

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Media Committee Chair, Webmaster, Chicago, IL, 2014 – present (rpwrhs.org)

Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End Website, Creator and Webmaster, 2013 – present (southendlegendarylocals.com)

“On Troy Street” Blog Designer, Boston, MA, 2012 (troystreet.com/tspots/)

Archaeology Experience

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

James Blake House Archaeological Excavation, Trench Supervisor, Spring 2008

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

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

Publications

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

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

Awards and Honors

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Loyola University Chicago, 2013-2018

Alpha Sigma Nu, the Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education, inducted 2015

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

Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society, Fall 2014

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

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

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

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

Conference Presentations

(Upcoming) Discussant, "Standing Up for History in the War on the Humanities" Working Group, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Service

Professional Service

Chair, American Association for State and Local History Emerging History Professionals Affinity Community, 12/2015-present

Vice-Chair, International Federation for Public History Student and New Professional Committee, 01/2015-present

Board Member and Media Committee Chair, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL, 2014-present

Paper Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair, Chicago, IL, 2014, 2015

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

Departmental Service

History Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL, 2015-2016

  • President, 2015-2016
  • Treasurer, 2014-2015
  • Co-Chair, Conference Committee, 2014-2015
  • Contributor, The Lakefront Historian, 2014-present

Community Service

Volunteer, South End History Collection, Boston Public Library South End Branch, Boston, MA, 2011-2013

Volunteer, South End Garden Tour, Boston, MA, 2010, 2011, 2012

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