Student and New Professional Committee

About us

  • The IFPH Student and New Professional Committee works with the IFPH to consider the interests of public history undergraduates, graduate students, and new professionals around the world.
  • The committee shares information about public history projects, jobs and internships, educational programs, and resources across all borders.
  • Our goals include fostering an awareness of international public history opportunities and establishing and strengthening connections between student and new professional public historians internationally.

Thomas Cauvin, IFPH SC at large member responsible for the Student and New Professional Committee (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA, Chair of the Student and New Professional Committee: Courtney Neaveill. Chair of the Student and New Professional Committee: Courtney Neaveill Courtney joins the IFPH from Berlin, Germany where she is completing her Master’s degree in Public History at the Free University. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Missouri –  Kansas City with her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in German. Her areas of expertise include 20th century German history, history of everyday life, and she has worked and volunteered in numerous capacities with children and youth. Courtney is fluent in German and has considerable experience working with forms of historic German handwriting and typeface, such as Kurrent and Fraktur. She has volunteered her time working in the archives at the Jackson County Historical Society (Missouri) and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, where she also participated in the development and creation of an exhibit for the Edward Jones Research Center. In Berlin, Courtney has worked on a number of projects, including the development and production of a website about the National Socialist history of Tempelhof Airport and an audio guide for high school students which explores the LGBTQ history of Berlin. During her internship at the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, she was responsible for the development of West-Berlin, privat a participatory project which calls on the public to submit personal stories and photos of/about West-Berlin. Currently, Courtney is involved in Trug und Schein, a cross-cultural, crowd-sourcing project dealing with correspondence written during World War II. Languages: English, German Twitter: @her_version Contact:   Vice-Chair of the Student and New Professional Committee: Hope Shannon Hope ShannonHope is a PhD student in the Joint Doctoral Program in United States and Public History at Loyola University Chicago. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Archaeology from Boston University and a Master of Arts degree in History from Simmons College. Her research interests include urban history, history organizations, public history, and digital humanities. Before attending Loyola, Hope was the Executive Director at the South End Historical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. While there, she wrote Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End, a book that discusses South End history through short biographies of neighborhood residents. She also initiated an overhaul of the Society’s collections management system, worked on South End historic preservation projects, and launched the Society’s oral history program. In Chicago, Hope has worked on several projects, including a digital exhibit for the “Crossings and Dwellings” exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), a strategic planning initiative for the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society (RP/WRHS), and a museum evaluation study for the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit. She also served as a community outreach and social media communications intern at LUMA. Hope is a founding member of the Public History Lab, a service initiative that facilitates Loyola history graduate student involvement in Chicago cultural and heritage institutions. She is a member of the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Board of Directors and the chair of the RP/WRHS Media Committee. Hope co-chaired the 11th annual Loyola History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) Conference Committee and she serves as the HGSA treasurer and on the editorial board of HGSA’s public history blog, The Lakefront Historian. Language: English Twitter: @HistorianHope Email: Links: CV; LinkedIn; Blog