• Professor Evans Publishes New Book on Satellite Communications
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Christine Evans, whose history of satellite communications, No Heavenly Bodies, has been published by MIT Press. Co-authored with Lars Lundgren, of Södertörn University in Stockholm, the book explores the role of Eastern Bloc nations in the development of global satellite networks. In contrast to much of the work on the Cold War’s …
  • New Undergraduate Course in Public History to Debut this Spring
    For the Spring 2024 Semester, the History Department is proud to offer its first undergraduate public history course (HIST 404). The course offers hands-on experience as the class will be working with UWM's Center for Nursing History on reviving some of its exhibits!  Hist. 404 Topics in American History, course #48916 ‘What has been your …
  • Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Phillip Shasko
    Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Phillip Shasko, who was recently made an honorary member of the Academica Balkanica Europeana. The group fosters cross-cultural dialogue in the arts, scholarship, and diplomacy between the Balkan-area states and peoples and communities elsewhere in Europe. Shasko, the sole honoree this year from the United States, was among a highly international group …
  • Class at the Stadium
    Professor Joe Rodriguez and the students in his Sports & Society seminar (HIST 600) paid a visit to Engelmann Stadium on November 2 to watch the Panthers notch a resounding 5-0 victory over Robert Morris University in the semifinals of the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Tournament.
  • Graduate School Open House a Success
    The Graduate School Open House was a great success thanks to MA students Tyler Jones and Colleen Fischer. Tyler and Colleen ran the booth during much of the event, and everything went off without a hitch. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth. More information on the department's MA and PhD programs can be …
  • Professor Eichner Featured on NPR’s Academic Minute
    Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Eichner, whose research on the Paris Commune of 1871 was featured on NPR’s Academic Minute in July 2023. In the program, which aired on more than 70 radio stations across North America, Professor Eichner offered a brief overview of the Commune’s lasting legacy. It can be heard here.
  • Professor Buff Featured on Citations Needed Podcast
    Congratulations to Professor Rachel Buff, whose research on US immigration policy and public discourse was featured on the podcast Citations Needed in July 2023. An extended interview with Professor Buff can be heard here.
  • Professor Rothfels’s Ted Talk Chalks Up Views
    Congratulations to Professor Nigel Rothfels, whose animated Ted-Ed talk has been viewed more than 180,000 times since it was posted in late April 2023. In a joint collaboration with director Anna Brenner, the video provides a history of efforts to prevent the extinction of the Mongolian “wild” horse (Takhi) and the lessons that conservationists can …
  • Professor Evans Receives Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award
    Congratulations to Associate Professor Christine Evans, who was honored in October for winning the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award is one of UWM's top honors, with just four professors university-wide earning the distinction for 2022. The awards committee cited Professor Evan's remarkable ability to bring the histories of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union …
  • History PhD student Nick Miller’s on Sled Dogs and Polar Exploration
    Congratulations to History PhD student Nick Miller, whose book review essay covering several recent studies of animals, exploration, and empire building appeared in the latest issue of Terrae Incognitae. The full article can be found in the PDF below. Miller_Final_DraftDownload
  • PhD program alumni Grensavitch’s essay published in the AHA’s Perspective on History
    Congratulations to History alumni (PhD 2019) Krista Grensavitch, whose article on WAR Dolls—a sexual-abuse prevention program developed in Milwaukee in the early 1980s—was published in the American Historical Association’s Perspective on History. Grensavitch is a senior lecturer in UWM’s Department of Women’s & Gender Studies and a teaching resources developer for the American Historical Association. …
  • Professor Rodriguez featured in WUWM’s Hispanic Heritage Month coverage
    WUWM 89.7 FM recently featured Professor Joseph Rodriguez in a report about the history of the terms used by people of Latin American ancestry to describe their ethnic identity. The interview can be found at WUWM’s site.