Past Events

Friday, November 18 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Media, Technology, and Society in Late Imperial China

From 2:00pm-3:30pm on Nov. 18, UWM's "Asia in Conversation" series will offer an online roundtable about printing, paper-based media, and books in Chinese culture and society from the 1500s through the early-1900s. The event will feature the History Department's Xin...

Thursday, November 17 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm

From Roe to Dobbs: The End of Legal Abortion

From 5:00pm-6:30pm on Nov. 17, Rutger University’s Johanna Schoen will give an online lecture on the history and post-Roe status of reproductive rights. The event is co-sponsored by the History Department, History Graduate Students Association, LGTBQ Studies, the LGBTQ+ Resource...

Tuesday, April 23 2019 3:00pm

McGaffey Lecture: Europe’s Destruction of Arab Democracy in 1920

Europe’s Destruction of Arab Democracy in 1920: A Century of Consequences Join us for the 3rd Annual McGaffey Lecture presented by Elizabeth F. Thompson, PhD Mohamed S. Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, American University in Washington, DC. After World War...

Wednesday, April 10 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm

2019 History Department Student Colloquium

On April 10, 2019, from 4-6pm the History Department will celebrate student research in the department.  This is an opportunity for anyone intrigued by history to hear about some of the fascinating work being done by our doctoral, masters, and...

Sunday, October 21 2018

UWM Public History on WUWM Today

“Public History: What It Is & Why It’s Important” was broadcast on WUWM Radio, Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Thursday, October 4 2018 - Thursday, November 1 2018 6:30pm - 6:30pm

War Memorial Center WWI Lecture Series

Be sure to attend the WWI Lecture Series at the War Memorial Center. The first lecture, “Forging the Red Arrow: Wisconsin builds the 32nd Division,” will begin at 6:30pm on October 4, 2018. On October 11th, UWM Department of History undergraduate Henry Reichenbach will talk about the impact of Native Americans on WWI. All lectures are free and open to the public; mention the lecture for free parking in the WMC north lot.

Wednesday, October 3 2018 7:00pm

Lecture on Poland by Professor Pease

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Join us for the lecture, entitled “The Good Name of Poland: The Polish ‘Holocaust Speech’ Law & Its Historical & Contemporary Meaning” in Curtin Hall 175, 3243 N Downer Ave on the UWM Campus.

Monday, April 23 2018 3:30pm

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, April 23, 2018; 3:30 pm. Greene Hall

The Department of History welcomes Alexis J. Peri, PhD, from Boston University, for the 2nd Annual Jere D. McGaffey Lecture Series which will discuss materials from her recently published book, The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press, 2017)

Monday, April 3 2017 3:30pm

Department of History hosts Prof. Mary Sarah Bilder

Monday, April 3, 2017 – 3:30pm
1st Annual Jere D. McGaffey Lecture
Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention
Mary Sarah Bilder, JD, PhD, Boston College Law School
Greene Hall 148, 3347 N. Downer Ave., UWM Campus

Tuesday, November 15 2016 3:00pm

History Colloquium: Wayne Wiegand

Tuesday, November 15, 3:00pm
Wayne Wiegand, F. Williams Summers Professor of Library and Information Sciences & Professor of American Studies, Florida State University
“Open These Hallowed Doors: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the American South”
Holton Hall, Room 341, UWM Campus