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, public history, 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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  1. H. Shannon CV.pdf H. Shannon CV.pdf

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

Instructor/Teacher of Record, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Fall 2016: Western Civilization 1500 to the Present

Discussion Section Leader, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Spring 2015: Western Civilization 1500 to the Present

Teaching Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Spring 2017: Slavery and Abolition: Then and Now
  • Spring 2014: Western Civilization to 1500
  • Fall 2013: Western Civilization to 1500

Related Experience

Community Engagement and Partnerships

Designer and Coordinator, Fundraising Project Partnership between Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

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

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

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

Designer and Coordinator, Walking Tour Project Partnership between Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society and Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2014

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

Oral History

Co-Interviewer and Transcriber, Lenny Jennings Interview for the Chrysler Village Oral History Project, Chicago, IL, Fall 2015

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

Exhibitions

“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

Digital Media

Researcher and Content Creator, Next Exit History, Summer 2016

Public Media Assistant, Loyola University Chicago History Department, Chicago, IL, August 2015 – August 2016

Website and Social Media Team Leader, Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL, 2014 – present, https://www.rpwrhs.org

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

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

Creator and Webmaster, Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End website, 2013 – present, http://www.southendlegendarylocals.com

Designer, “On Troy Street” blog, Boston, MA, 2012, http://troystreet.com/tspots/

Archaeology Experience

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

Trench Supervisor, James Blake House Archaeological Excavation, Boston, MA, Spring 2008

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

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

Other

Newsletter Creator and Designer, inaugural Loyola University Chicago History Department Alumni Newsletter, Summer 2016

Designer and Interviewer, with Katherine Macica, Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate History Major Experience Evaluation Study, Fall 2015

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

Regent's Award, Loyola University Chicago, June 2016

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) Panelist, “Chicago as a Model for Public History: Initiatives and Collaborations,” American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 24, 2017

“’A Neighborhood That Treasures Its Heritage’: Local History and Urban Change,” Urban History Association Conference, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2016

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," 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

Public Events and Invited Talks

(Upcoming) Organizer and Chair, “Next Steps: Navigating Career Pathways with People Who’ve Been There” session, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, September 7, 2017

“Making Exhibits: A Quick Guide,” for the Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 26, 2016

Organizer and Chair, Emerging History Professionals Mentoring Roundtable, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, September 15, 2016

First Annual South End Authors’ Book Festival, United South End Settlements, Boston, MA, November 16, 2015

“Presenting Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End” for the “South End Writes” author series, Boston Public Library South End Branch, Boston, MA, May 27, 2014

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

“Boston’s South End: Past and Present,” Susan Bailis House, Boston, MA, January 2013

"South End History" for the “Building Beantown: Exploring the Neighborhoods that Make Up the Hub” lecture series, Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA, February 23, 2012

For the South End Historical Society, Boston, MA

  • “Four Families and Their South End Rowhouse,” November 20, 2012
  • “South End History: An Overview,” February 16, 2012
  • “Christmas in New England,” December 15, 2010 
  • "The 1872 Great Fire of Boston," November 12, 2009

Service

Professional Service

Editor, Urban History Association Newsletter, 01/2017-present

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

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, Chicago, IL

  • Team Leader, Website and Social Media Team, 2014-present
  • Board Member, 2014-2016
  • Chair, Media Committee, 2014-2016
  • Team Leader, Public Relations Team, 2014-2016

Paper Judge, Chicago Metro History Fair, Chicago, IL, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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

  • Chair, Public History Lab, 2016-2017
  • Conference Commentator, 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

Author: Hope Shannon
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