Tag: History

Alumnus Scannell is running for Green Bay City Council reelection

Three candidates are running for Green Bay City Council in District 7; which includes the area surrounding downtown, east and west of the Fox River. Candidate Randy Scannell (History) has been on the City Council since 2014. A Feb. 20 primary election will reduce the field to two candidates for the April 3 general election. […]

Faculty note: Kain spends winter break doing fieldwork at Stanford

During the winter break, Kevin Kain (senior lecturer, Humanities and History) conducted two weeks of fieldwork at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, funded by an internationally competitive “Hoover Institution Libraries and Archives Scholar Research Support Grant.” Kain’s project, “Visualizing Propaganda Posters in Context: The Formulation, Display, and Reception of Soviet Anti-religious Exhibits in the 1920s […]

Trunk of treasure reveals a family’s past, and practice for the future


UW-Green Bay History major Megan Arent will graduate Saturday (Dec. 16, 2017) but not before a trip way back in time. She worked with Art Professor Sarah Detweiler on a project to catalog more than 500 letters written by Detweiler’s grandparents dating back to the start and continuing through World War II. Stanley Detweiler survived […]

Photos: Green Bay Fire Twitter Reenactment


On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, students from Jon Shelton’s “Craft of History” class performed a Twitter “reenactment” of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880, which tore through what today is Green Bay’s east side and ultimately destroyed 100 buildings and led to one death. The goals of the course were to introduce students to […]

Construction wraps on Viking House

After a month of hard work, construction on the UW-Green Bay Viking House is finally complete. “There’s not a real plan to building a house like this. I mean it’s modeled after a 1,000-year-old house, so we weren’t quite sure how it was going to go,” said UW-Green Bay History chair and curator of the house, Heidi Sherman. WBAY has […]

Twitter reenactment: Great Green Bay Fire of 1980


The campus community is invited to observe a Twitter reenactment of the Great Green Bay Fire of 1880. The event — hosted by Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) and his History 290 students — will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Wood Hall 216. It will […]

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 Siegel 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 […]