UWM History Department hosts History Day

Under the leadership of Ellen Langill, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, the department hosted the Southeastern Wisconsin National History Day competition for the sixteenth consecutive year on Saturday.

Prof. Seligman to give the Provost/UWM Libraries Social Justice Lecture

Amanda I. Seligman is giving the Provost/UWM Libraries Social Justice lecture on Friday, February 26, at 3 p.m. Her topic is “Making Social Justice with the Neighbors: How Block Clubs Shaped Chicago.”

Alumnus James K. Nelsen to give talk on Tuesday, February 23, at 4 p.m.

History department alumnus Dr. James K. Nelsen will be giving a talk on campus based on his new book, Educating Milwaukee.

Panel meets to honor the late Professor Victor Greene

A special panel to honor the scholarship of the late Professor Victor Greene was held Saturday January 9, 2016, at the American Historical Association in Atlanta.

Michael Gonzales receives A. T. Brown Award for Best Graduate Thesis

A.T. Brown Award for Best Graduate Thesis in 2014-15 Michael Gonzales, for his M.A. thesis, “Ruffians and Revolutionaries: The Development of the Young Lords Organization in Chicago” (M.A. thesis, supervised by Amanda Seligman, submitted May 2015) Michael Gonzales’s thesis traces… Read More

Hayley McNeill receives A.T. Brown Award for Best Graduate Research Paper

Hayley McNeill, for her paper “’Keep it Bright, Treat it Right’: The West Bend Aluminum Company and Manufacturing American Values, Stainless Steel Cookware, and Government Defense Products, 1941-1961”

Phil Deeken receives Victor Greene Award for Best Undergraduate Paper

Victor Greene Award for the Best Undergraduate Research Paper in 2014-15: Philip Deeken, for his paper “The Case of Loving v. Virginia: Robert D. McIlwaine’s ‘Footnote to History’”

Paul Geszvain and Samantha Machalik receive Ellen Healy Award

This award is given for general merit to a currently-enrolled History M.A. or Ph.D. student, with preference for one who has not received any other award, including a Teaching Assistantship or Research Assistantship

History students reimagine 1890s for Streets of Old Milwaukee opening

History Department students and faculty helped the Milwaukee Public Museum launch the renovated Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit with a live-tweeting event that brings to life one of Milwaukee’s most defining events: the Third Ward Fire in 1892.

Alumna Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham awarded the National Humanities Medal

History Department alumna Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.