Chicago may be known for its tall buildings and brawny reputation, but its block clubs helped weave the fabric of the city. In a recent book, UWM history professor Amanda Seligman tells the tale.
René Steinke, who earned her doctorate in creative writing from UWM in 1993, is gaining increasing recognition for her literary work. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction, and her second novel, “Holy Skirts,” was a finalist for a National Book Award.
Those who see only the Great Depression miss the full view of Herbert Hoover, UWM history professor Glen Jeansonne argues in his new book, “Herbert Hoover: A Life.” Hoover’s activist Republican progressivism puts him between today’s liberal and conservative philosophies, Jeansonne says.
Though it seems jarring at first, archaeology has adopted the tools of the digital age. Derek B. Counts, UWM professor of art history, helped edit this volume that looks at this development from all sides.
While the 2016 presidential campaign has confronted the GOP with some unusual challenges, UWM political scientist Thomas Holbrook offers an analysis of the political landscape that suggests a longer-term problem for the party.
In the 21st century, archaeology is conducted with laptops, tablets, drones and sophisticated software as much as with shovels, picks and pith helmets. From drones in the Andes to iPads at Pompeii, to digital workflows in the American Southwest, technology provides both solutions and novel challenges for field archaeologists. A new digital book, “Mobilizing the […]
Social upheaval in the 1980s inspired a generation of Polish poets to explore themes old and new. This selection, from an anthology edited and translated by Michael Mikoś, offers a dark rejoinder to a classic 16th century Polish poem.
Aeschylus was the first of the great tragic dramatists of ancient Greece. A recent translation of his “Agamemnon” by David Mulroy makes Aeschylus’ dramatic postscript to the Trojan War accessible to modern readers.
The U.S. census has for more than two centuries been an astonishing tool for America’s self-discovery.
The concept of “The Wisconsin Idea” is attributed to a 1904 speech by then-UW president Charles Van Hise, but its true origins lie in the thoughts and leadership of John Bascom, UW president from 1874 to 1887.