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

Penelope Hardy

Penelope Hardy, History, was interviewed by Stephen Dowling of BBC Future on Feb. 5. Hardy spoke with Dowling about her research on the round-the-world voyage of HMS Challenger, a British scientific expedition in the 1870s that is often seen as foundational to the science of oceanography.

Submitted on: Feb. 8

James Longhurst

James Longhurst, History, authored the chapter "Bikes for Children, Cars for Adults: Postwar American Transportation Culture and the Legacy of Moving Images" in Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change published on Oct. 1 by West Virginia University Press. The chapter examines the portrayal of bicycles in American popular culture in the 20th century, and resulting difficulties for meaningful responses to global climate change.

Submitted on: Oct. 21, 2020

Penelope Hardy, History

Penelope Hardy, History, History, co-authored the article "Maury for Modern Times: Navigating a Racist Legacy in Ocean Science" in Oceanography published on Oct. 2 by The Oceanography Society. Hardy and her co-author urge scientists who laud the accomplishments 19th century American naval officer and ocean science pioneer Matthew Fontaine Maury to also recognize his support for slavery. As the authors write, "Presenting honest portrayals is not only historically responsible but also aids the larger endeavor to recruit and retain more diverse students and scientists."

Submitted on: Oct. 3, 2020

James Longhurst

James Longhurst, History, authored the article "Street Privilege: New Histories Of Parking And Urban Mobility" in The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association, published on Wednesday, April 29 by the UHA. "The history of parking provides a remarkable exposition of who has the privilege of occupying urban space, and who does not," writes Longhurst, imploring urbanists to think more broadly about parking.

Submitted on: April 29, 2020

Kenneth Shonk

Kenneth Shonk, History, presented "Gaelic Athletic Association in the Age of International Sport" at La Crosse Global Initiatives Week on Nov. 14, 2019 in Eagle's Club, La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: Nov. 15, 2019