School’s In: How college students are adapting to changes in their lives | WFRV talks to Prof. Voelker

(WFRV) – School’s in for the fall semester, but how are college students adjusting to the changes that are in effect around campus? Local 5 talked to a NWTC nursing student, UW-Green Bay Prof. David Voelker and other college officials to get a better picture of what students are facing when heading to campus this fall. Check out the full segment…

Live Interview with UWGB Professor on Virtual learning

Chelly Boutott talked with UWGB Professor David Voelker, who specializes in humanities and history at the University. He talked about how virtual teaching has been going for him and his students since the beginning of the semester.

He also highlighted some of the things that he has done for his students to make the online environment a little more tolerable and easier to understand the information.

Source: School’s In: How college students are adapting to changes in their lives | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Faculty note: Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain to continue international research, part of large grant

Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain (Humanities and History) is a member of an international research project entitled “Orthodoxies and Politics” awarded a $1,450,000.00 grant by the European Research Council. Former UWGB Visiting International Scholar Ovidiu-Victor Olar (Austrian Academy of Sciences) is the principal investigator. The project will investigate the religious reforms of Early Modern Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and run from 2022 through 2026. Kain will conduct and present archival research on the “Nikonian reforms” and conception of “New Jerusalem” in seventeenth-century Russia. He  will receive research and writing stipends, travel funding to Russia and Europe as well as a book contract with the publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Faculty note: Prof. Nesvet publication

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet’s (Humanties) edition of the penny dreadful A Mystery in Scarlet has now been officially published at COVE Editions. Nesvet illustrates with this publication how to make use of COVE’s gallery-builder to reproduce archival material. She will be leading the COVE breakout session on the gallery-builder this coming Saturday. Registration will close on Thursday. To join the free hands-on workshop, please fill out the registration page.

All are welcome to join Associate Prof. Nesvet and a workshop on publication and teaching on July 25

On Saturday, July 25, Associate Prof. Nesvet (English) will present as part of the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) online workshop “Making use of COVE & BRANCH for Teaching and Research.”

This workshop will showcase the use of COVE tools for publication and teaching. Anyone is welcome to register for this workshop; up to 300 participants can be accommodated; however, only a few spaces remain. To register, click here by 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 23.

Registrants should look out for an email reminder the day before the event and Zoom log-in details the day of the event from Please send any questions to Associate Prof. Nesvet at

Some of the questions we will address in the workshop include:

  • How can I teach asynchronously?
  • How can I help students read better?
  • How can I get all my course texts for $10?
  • How can I build annotated timelines and maps?
  • How can I facilitate student research?
  • How can I build exhibits with students?
  • How can I keep track of student activity?
  • How can I link up courses across the world?
  • How can I upload my own course texts?
  • How can I support open-access scholarship?

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Case publishes article

Assistant Prof. Julialicia Case (English & Humanities) recently published the article, “Our Bodies, Our Incoherent Selves: Games and Shifting Concepts of Identity and Narrative in Contemporary Storytelling” in Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies, published by the University of Nebraska Press. This article examines digital games such as 80 Days and Disco Elysium in connection with contemporary literature by George Saunders and other writers to argue that multimedia experiences are spurring important, widespread cultural changes in what we expect from narrative and storytelling.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Van Slooten participated in live roundtable

Associate Professor Jessica Lyn Van Slooten (English, Writing Foundations, Women’s and Gender Studies, Humanities) was an invited participant in a roundtable discussion, “The Role of Romance Scholarship: Why Does it Matter?” on Friday, July 10. This live roundtable was part of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance Digital Showcase, featured participants from around the world, and can be viewed here: “The Role of Romance Scholarship: Why Does it Matter?”

Faculty note: New publication from Profs. Levintova and Coury

Prof. Katia Levintova (Democracy and Justice Studies and Global Studies) and Prof. David Coury (Humanities and Global Studies) have published the jointly authored article “Poland, Germany and the EU: Reimagining Central Europe” in the journal Europe-Asia Studies. The article was based on a collaborative research projecting examing the use of the terms “Central” or “Middle” Europe in the Polish and German press and how that region is understood today.

Faculty note: Professors Boswell and Levintova invite readers to Syllabus Journal

Syllabus Journal, co-edited by Caroline Boswell and Katia Levintova with editorial assistance by Patrick Sicula (UWGB class of 2020), has just published its latest issue. You are invited to review the Table of Contents and then visit the website to review articles and items of interest. This special issue contains timely discussion on the state of the syllabus, especially its meaning and tone, all the more pressing, given unprecedented challenges currently confronting higher education. In the words of guest editors, “Positioning the syllabus as a key artifact in the modern academy, one that encapsulates many elements of intellectual, scholarly, social, cultural, political, and institutional contexts in which it is enmeshed, we offer in this special issue of Syllabus a set of provocations on the syllabus and its many roles. Including perspectives from full-time and part-time faculty, graduate students, and librarians, the issue offers a multifaceted take on how the syllabus is presently used and might be reimagined.

UW-Green Bay Humanities announces scholarship awards

UW-Green Bay Humanities announces scholarship awards:

Harold and Edna Bickford Memorial Scholarhip-Elizabeth Wulff
Coryl Crandall Memorial Scholarship-Lydia Downey and Jared Ramirez
Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship-Savannah Schemenauer
Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Scholarship-Daniel Buckley
Arnold Lelis Scholarship-Makayla Nelson
Eugene Cruz-Uribe Annual Memorial Scholarship for Historical Studies-Preston Fischer
Honorary Recognition – Faith Klick

Boswell interviewed for History Today’s ‘How Have Ordinary People Responded in Times of Crisis?’

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Caroline Boswell is featured in a publication on “History Today” about how people have historically responded in times of crisis. “People questioned the motives of elites who benefited from the crises,” Boswell said. She’s the author of Disaffection and Everyday Life in Interregnum England (Boydell Press, 2017).