History MA Gavin’s essay on indigenous dispossession in Hawai’i

Congratulations to History MA student Marissa Gavin, whose article detailing the ongoing struggle to prohibit the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope, an advanced space observatory, on the sacred site of Mauna Kea mountain on the island of Hawai’i was published this summer by the History News Network.

Professor Vang named a Distinguished Lecturer by the OAH

Congratulations to Professor Chia Youyee Vang who is the recipient of one of the historical profession’s top honors. This fall Professor Vang was made a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians. The Distinguished Lectureship Program facilitates keynote addresses by leading historians in a variety of fields in US history. Professor Vang will offer several lectures related to Hmong refugee resettlement in the United States and the Vietnam War.

History Department Student Award Winners for 2021-2022

Congratulations to the UWM History Department 2021-2022 Student Award Winners Undergraduate Student Awards: Ahmad Family Scholarship: Mason Meyer A.T. Brown Award for History Undergraduates: Marshall Hoff David Hoeveler Merit Scholarship: Kassidee Bergdoll and Samantha Danczyk Professor Bud Weare Scholarship: Noor …

MaKEing History

MaKEing History is a new blog created and curated by UWM History graduate students. Be sure to check back regularly for new posts, essays, calls for papers, and student profiles.

2021 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees

As part of this year’s Research Showcase, the department celebrates the new inductees of its honor society, Phi Alpha Theta.  The department congratulates this year’s new members: Amber J. Bein Kassidee A. Bergdoll Michelle L. Evans Julia E. Hanley Zalen …

2021 Department Research Showcase

On April 22, 2021, the Department launched this year’s Research Showcase! On the site, 11 undergraduates, 2 graduate students, and 6 faculty present brief videos about their research.  The work spans a wide range of interests and all are encouraged …

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Course Descriptions Posted

We’re excited to be back in classrooms in the fall, and the department has posted its list of courses.  Unlike the generic course descriptions used in the official campus catalog, the descriptions posted here are prepared by the faculty every …

Fall 2021 Graduate Course Descriptions Posted

Please have a look at the fall list of graduate courses.  The descriptions posted here are prepared by the faculty to give the students a fuller and more current idea of what the courses will be all about.