About the Seminar


Rev. Edgar Chandler, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame, Martin Luther King Jr. and Msgr. Robert J. Hagarty of Chicago at the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights in Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 21, 1964.

About the Ramonat Seminar

The Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture is an interdisciplinary, two-semester course that provides Loyola undergraduates with the unique opportunity to explore changing topics within American Catholic history through hands-on research.

Taught by a Loyola faculty member, the seminar is limited to 12 participants who pursue common readings in the fall semester and individual research projects in the spring semester. Unlike standard undergraduate courses, the Ramonat Seminar provides promising students, who will be named Ramonat Scholars, with resources for research, travel, and even publication in digital and print formats, all aimed at their general professional development. The best final research paper or digital project from each year’s seminar, to be voted on by a panel of three judges from among the faculty of the University, will win The Susan Ramonat Prize for Scholarly Excellence.