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History hosts international conference

Thursday, June 18 2015 - Saturday, June 20 2015

The Department and the College of Letters and Science hosted Attending to Early Modern Women June 18-20, an international interdisciplinary conference of scholars interested in women, gender, and sexuality in the early modern period, held every three years. This year’s conference theme was “It’s About Time,” and participants examined memory, life-writing, women’s and men’s experiences of time, legacies, the life-cycle, and metaphors of time, among other topics.

Kevin Kolesari publishes paper

Kevin Kolesari, a recent graduate, published an article that began as a research paper written in the department’s History 600 capstone course,

Dawson Barrett (PhD 2013) book tour

Dawson Barrett (PhD 2013), will be on tour this summer promoting his new book, Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists from the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow.

UWM / MPM Museum Studies Program exhibit opens

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color, an exhibit by 13 graduate students in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/MPM Museum Studies Program, went on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum in May.

Prof. Bud Weare Scholarship Fund established

An anonymous donor has established the Professor Bud Weare Scholarship Fund in honor of Emeritus Professor Bud Weare, “who inspired the Donor during the Donor’s time as a UWM student.”

Phi Alpha Theta Induction 2015

The Delta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, inducted eight new members at a ceremony and reception on Friday, April 10.

Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling exhibit opens

Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling, an exhibit based on the 2013 book Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State by Jesse Gant and Nicholas Hoffman, published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

History Alum Receives Community Leader Award

Nick Hoffman (MA, History ’07) was awarded the Jane LaChapelle McCarty-MLK Community Leader Award at January’s annual Appleton community celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

History Major Receives Soldier’s Medal

Sgt. Michael Black (History major), a combat medic in the Wisconsin National Guard, was given the Soldier’s Medal in early December 2014.

Graduate Research Assistantships

UWM graduate students have the opportunity to work as Research Assistants for the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee, a print and digital history project headed by Prof. Amanda I. Seligman and Prof. Margo Anderson. More information