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Poster of Buying In Panel Discussion and Lecture

Buying In: The Roots of Modern Consumerism in the Reformation Era

Lecture and Panel Discussion featuring Brad S. Gregory, University of Notre Dame

Brad S. Gregory is director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, and professor of history and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.  Gregory will discuss arguments he raises in the fifth chapter of his book, "The Unintended Reformation." The chapter is titled "Manufacturing the Goods of Life."

7 PM, Graff Main Hall, Hesprich Auditorium, Thursday Sept. 28.

 James Loewen visit October 27, 2015

Speaking on the UWL campus and at La Crosse City Hall, James Loewen discussed his analysis of history textbooks in Lies my Teacher Told Me and the overlooked history of racism in Sundown Towns.  These author events were supported by a long list of sponsors on campus and off, including the Department of History.  History graduate Jennifer DeRocher's research, which began as a history class project, was presented in the video below at the evening City Hall event.  The La Crosse Tribune covered the events on October 25 and, with community leader responses, on October 28. The national site History News Network also carried the story.

Department in the news expanding section

December 12, 2018:  In Memoriam, Professor Emeritus Dr. Bruce Mouser, 1937-2018. La Crosse Tribune

September 2017, UWL senior Rebekah Bain's "History on the Go" project on WEAU and WKBT

April 2017, Víctor M. Macías-González, La Crosse Tribune, Despite national tensions, Arcadia embraces diversity

October 2016, Jennifer DeRocher, La Crosse Tribune, Challenging La Crosse's History.

October 2016, Kenneth Shonk, The Sunday Times, De Valera hid civil war film to protect Fianna Fail

October 2015, sponsored in part by the Department of History,  Dionne Van Reenen of the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa presents "Scrutinizing Mechanisms of Subtle Discrimination," followed by a panel discussion.  Video.

May 2015, James Longhurst, La Crosse Tribune, UWL Professor explores bike culture with new book

April 2015, James Longhurst, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Professor's Love of Biking Leads to Book on Road Battles

April 2015, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse Tribune, History project expands conversation

April 2015, James Longhurst, Wall Street Journal150 Years of Bike Lane Battles

April 2015, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse Tribune, Hear Here: Project launches sites to hear La Crosse history

January 2015, Víctor M. Macías-González, La Crosse Tribune UWL History Professor Receives Diversity Award

October 2014, Heidi Morrison, La Crosse Tribune, UWL Researcher to discuss children, war

October 2014, James Longhurst, La Crosse TribuneCity's walkability is reason to celebrate

September 2014, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse TribuneUWL project seeks to share personal stories about La Crosse

September 2014, Julia Roden, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse TribuneScavenger hunt to showcase city's colorful past

May 2014 Barbara M. Kooiman, La Crosse TribuneBrick by Brick: Winners Announced for PAL architectural treasure hunt

April 2014 Ariel Beaujot , La Crosse TribunePublic Stations Would Give La Crosse Residents a Chance to Listen in on Local History

March 2014 James Longhurst, La Crosse TribuneUWL to host bicycle book talk and signing event 

November 2013, Victor Macías-González, La Crosse TribuneUWL instructor named Professor of the Year

October 2013, Barbara Kooiman, La Crosse TribuneHard Work has turned neglected Victorian into neighborhood jewel

September 2013, Leslie Crocker, La Crosse Tribune, Former professor authors book about UWL history

History kudos

Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot, History, authored the chapter "If you want to get ahead, get a hat": manliness, power and politics via the top hat" in "Political and Sartorial Styles" and was accepted for publication by Manchester University Press. This paper identifies an important historical and social phenomenon largely neglected by historians: the way in which headwear functioned as a site in the making of class-based masculinities in Victorian British society. Hats were an index to social power and an object from which a narrative could be read. They were also part of the signs and symbols that clarified the public landscape. By focusing on headwear we can assess one of the ways in which power, class, and masculinity were formed and maintained in Victorian Britain. The first half of this article explores the symbolism of hats by focusing on the ways in which they depicted and reinforced elite masculinity and status. The second half looks at the particular arena of the House of Commons where several sartorial issues were tested and resolved. This paper argues that the consolidation of hegemonic elite masculinity is done in what seemed like minor incidents concerning fashion. --This is the second publication of this article, the first came out in the Journal of Canadian History in 2015.

Submitted on: Jan. 23

Hanadi Shatara

Hanadi Shatara, History, received the Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award at College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council of the Social Studies Annual Meeting on Nov. 30 in Philadelphia, PA. Drs. Hanadi Shatara and Muna Saleh won the CUFA Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award for their paper, "Solidarity in Education: Learning from Examples of Black, Indigenous, and Palestinian Solidarities." The Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award is a national award that recognizes an exemplary paper presented at the CUFA Annual Meeting that makes a distinguished and significant contribution to promoting social justice in educational research and teaching.

Submitted on: Dec. 4, 2022

Julie Weiskopf and Tiffany Trimmer

Julie Weiskopf, Gonzaga University and Tiffany Trimmer, History, co-authored the article "Oral History as a Way to Fulfill World History’s Global-Local Potential" in World History Connected (19.3: Fall 2022) published on Nov. 17 by George Mason University Press and the World History Association. Trimmer and Weiskopf (current Director and former Director of UWL's Oral History Program) served as invited guest editors of a forum, "Oral History Informing World History," in the journal and wrote the forum's introductory essay.

Submitted on: Dec. 1, 2022

Kenneth Shonk

Kenneth Shonk, History, presented "'A New Sense of Ireland: The making of modern Ireland in Britain, 1980'" at Annual Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies on Oct. 7 in La Crosse. In addition to presenting, Kenneth served as organizer and host of the conference that featured contributions from scholars through the U.S. and Ireland.

Submitted on: Oct. 10, 2022

Kenneth Shonk

Kenneth Shonk, History, presented "‘Help, given in a disinterested manner—Emerging Nationhood and Extraversion in Ireland, 1950-1979’" at Global Turns in Irish History on Thursday, Sept. 22 online. The presentation was part of an international roundtable discussion that explored the meanings, opportunities, and challenges of differently situated global "turns" for Irish history and shed new light on the ongoing evolution of Irish historiography in a wider context. The event was sponsored by New York University and the Glucksman Ireland House.

Submitted on: Sept. 22, 2022