History

restoring headstone

Celebrating Rachel: Students in summer history course research African American history

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville, and a small group of students in his summer history course, The History of Wisconsin, recently helped repair and restore Rachel's headstone (an enslaved African American) at Hillside Cemetery in Platteville, as part of an ongoing research project.

Brandon Larsen and Parker Debroux look at a map of the commemorative plaque acknowledging the slave trade triangle that allowed Richmond to be one of the wealthiest cities in the South.

Education students gain knowledge about Civil War during field experience in Virginia

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Six University of Wisconsin-Platteville education students recently gained knowledge about the American Civil War at the “Civil War 101 Teachers Institute” at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond,


African American lead mining project

Partnership on African American lead mining exhibit leads to award

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Erik Flesch, Director of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums and Stephanie Saager Bourrett, former curator of the Mining and Rollow Jamison Museums accept the award certifiate


Matt Hugill, Andriea Hilger, Madisyn Fons, Mitchel Dennert and Mitchel Hoppman, pictured in front of the University Club where the Cold War lecture by Professor Giuliana Chamedes took place.

Students study global Cold War in Platteville and Wisconsin

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

For many, the mention of the term “Cold War” elicits images of distant past in which socialist and capitalist superpowers fought far-away battles for global supremacy through space exploration, nuclear missile technology, local insurgencies and espionage.


Charlie Schoenberg teaching at Guangwai-Pacelli High School

Alumnus delivers world history, economics to students in China

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Charlie Schoenberg '18 was initially drawn to the field of education because he wanted to walk in the footsteps of the amazing educators who had challenged him to think, grow and reflect as a learner.


Dr. Evan Larson

Faculty forum to examine impact of Ojibwe landuse on Boundary Waters forests

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

What is wilderness?

To help answer this question, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Reconsidering Wilderness,” on Thursday, March 7, in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.