Tag: History

Media Advisory: UW-Green Bay Students to Perform ‘Twitter Reenactment’ of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880, Dec. 6

Followed by Public Talk by Firefighter and Author David Sieg Green Bay, Wis. — Twenty-eight UW-Green Bay History students will shine a light on a near-forgotten event in Green Bay history, the Great Green Bay Fire of Sep. 20, 1880. The ‘Twitter Reenactment’ of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880 will take place Wednesday, […]

Faculty note: Kevin Kain publishes article, ‘New Jerusalem…’

UW-Green Bay Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanities, History) has an article, “New Jerusalem” in Seventeenth Century Russia: The Image of a New Orthodox Holy Land” published in the French journal Cahiers du Monde Russe 58/3 (2017). An interdisciplinary journal, the Cahiers du Monde Russe covers the political, social, economic and cultural (especially literary) history of the Russian […]

6:30 Concert Series recreates ‘Birth of Cool’ album, Nov. 29


GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues with ‘Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool’ on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Performers will recreate the 1957 album “Birth of the Cool” — a […]

Book by Voelker and Gurung a collaborative effort across UW

It’s a great example of interdisciplinarity and of teaming with peers from across the UW System. Prof. Regan Gurung (Human Development, Psychology) and Associate Prof. David Voelker (History, Humanities) published the book, “Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems: New Directions for Teaching and Learning,” with contributions from faculty across the UW […]

Viking House ribbon-cutting featured

“A replica Viking house, the product of years of travel and research by a Wisconsin couple, has a new home at UW-Green Bay.” The Green Bay Press-Gazette featured Elspeth and Owen Christianson, donors of the structure. “Formerly of Stratford, who brought a love of history and historical reconstruction to their relationship when they married more than 40 years […]

WTAQ covers Viking House ribbon-cutting

UW-Green Bay held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it’s newest addition, a one-of-a-kind Norwegian Viking house. WTAQ covered the story. The home was donated by Owen and Elspeth Christianson. The pair have been studying Scandinavia’s Viking age for more than 40 years. The pair hand built the replica home and donated it to UW-Green Bay.

Viking House kickoff events

Reconstruction of the Viking House began Monday, Oct. 23. Donors Owen and Elizabeth Christianson, will give a presentation Wednesday (Oct. 25) evening in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the history of the house and why they are donating it to UW-Green Bay. On Saturday, Oct. 28, the […]