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

Kenneth Shonk

Kenneth Shonk, History, presented "Treasure on the Wasteland: locating cultural liberalisation in Irish postpunk, 1977-1991" and was presenter on the panel "Irish and World Histories" at Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies on Friday, April 29 online.

Submitted on: April 29

James Longhurst

James Longhurst, History, elected Board of Directors of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a statewide policy advocacy organization. Longhurst, a historian of urban and environmental policy, will serve on the board of the 25-year old organization, which is committed to promoting land use policies and activities that advance healthy communities, positive economic outcomes and environmental benefits in Wisconsin.

Submitted on: Jan. 17

Penelope Hardy

Penelope Hardy, History, authored the chapter "Water as the Medium of Measurement: Mapping Global Oceans in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" in Hydrohumanities: Water Discourse and Environmental Futures published on Tuesday, Dec. 21 by University of California Press. The book is available for purchase from the usual outlets or as an open-access download from

Submitted on: Dec. 21, 2021

Penelope Hardy

Penelope Hardy, History, presented "Drafting the Deep: Knowing the Ocean through Images in the Mid-Nineteenth Century" at the joint annual conference of the History of Science Society and the Society for the History of Technology on Nov. 20 online.

Submitted on: Dec. 7, 2021

Víctor Macías-González

Víctor Macías-González, History, received the award for Wisconsin LGBTQ Leaders of Color from Our Lives Magazine. Macías-González was recognized for his work with diverse populations; he created three diversity programs at UWL: Eagle Mentoring, Hekima Scholars, and Parent College. He is also working on a LGBTQ history documentary with Wisconsin PBS and helped research and create a La Crosse LGBTQ Heritage Tour..

Submitted on: Sept. 18, 2021