UWM alumna Mia Phifer is helping the museum navigate the challenges of operating a museum amid a pandemic and the national conversation about racial justice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
Plenty of cities have an encyclopedia-style history online, but few have a resource like Milwaukee now does. Curated by UWM’s History Department, the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee tells the city’s story through an expanding catalog of narrative histories written and edited by experts.
UWM professor Elana Levine takes a close look at daytime soap operas in her new book, and she found that the influential genre reveals quite a lot about American women and social identities.
Chris Cantwell and his UWM history students are building the COVID-19 MKE archive, an online repository that is documenting history as it’s happening, collecting submission from metro Milwaukee giving glimpses of life in quarantine.
It can be difficult to talk with children about race and racism, but it’s vital to do so, says Erin Winkler, associate professor of Africology and urban studies at UWM.
UWM grad Christopher Chan got hooked on the late author’s mysteries when he was a child. Now, he’s an expert.
The birthplace of Dungeons & Dragons, southeastern Wisconsin has become the epicenter for tabletop role-playing games, says UWM anthropology professor Thomas Malaby.
Monster tales have been part of human cultures for centuries. But they aren’t just scary stories — they tell us something about ourselves.
Rashaud Foster found his voice at UWM, and he found an outlet for his ambitions in a Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies audio lab.
Jonathan Kasparek, a professor of history at UWM at Waukesha, is the author of a new book published by the Wisconsin Historical Press. “Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate” is the first comprehensive biography of one of Wisconsin’s most important, and entertaining, political figures. Known for championing consumer-protection legislation and farming interests, Sen. William Proxmire also […]