History

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Ivanov’s book receives international awards, recognition

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Andrey Ivanov, associate professor of history at UW-Platteville, received two awards for his recently published book, “A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia”

Andrew W. Thundercloud

UW-Platteville to host sixth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host its sixth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture, “Hocąk: Language is Our Culture,” presented by Andrew W. Thundercloud. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall and is open to the public. 

Dr. Andrey Ivanov

Ivanov selected as Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, researches virtual education travel

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Andrey Ivanov, associate professor of history, was selected for the 2021-22 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program. His project, “Live from the Red Square! Virtual Education Travel in History Classroom” explores how the application of hybrid-virtual approaches to experiential field trip teaching will affect the student learning outcome of international awareness.

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Alumni, faculty and student research project pays tribute to Vietnam veterans

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Through a collaborative effort that has spanned more than a year, a couple of alumni – with the help of faculty, staff and students across campus – have been researching and identifying UW-Platteville alumni or students who were killed in action during the Vietnam War, with the hopes of memorializing the veterans on campus.

Elizabeth Larrison

Alumna pursues master’s abroad, amid pandemic

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Elizabeth Larrison always loved hearing and telling stories. When she was quite young, she realized that history was essentially the telling of others’ stories, and her interests in the subject continued to grow throughout her education. She is currently studying history in Ireland in a yearlong master’s program at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

Dr. Andrey Ivanov

Ivanov publishes research from Rome, Vatican archives in Harvard journal

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins

Dr. Andrey Ivanov, associate professor of history at UW-Platteville, recently published “Escape from Rome: Teofan Prokopovych and Ukrainian Orthodox Ties to the Eternal City.” The scholarly article appeared in the latest volume o


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Ivanov’s new book explores impact of Reformation, Enlightenment in Russia

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Andrey Ivanov, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently published “A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia.”

Dominique Kornely conducting research at UW-Platteville in 2018.

Recent alumni publish academic work, credit summer research program

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Two recent UW-Platteville alumni, Kathryn Bartels and Dominique Kornely, have had their research work accepted for publication in academic journals. Both alumni are former participants of UW-Platteville’s Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program and credit the program for their success.

Andrey Ivanov

Ivanov presents his research in Moscow

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Andrey Ivanov
Dr. Andrey Ivanov, assistant professor of history, recently presented his research on the topic of “David and Goliaths: Wartime Sermons in Russia 1700-1815” in a seminar organized by Moscow's German Historical Institute.

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Forum to explore how Colombian novel enhances understanding of history

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, March 5, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Talking Bones: The Writing of Assassination in Colombia,” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

Winnie Redfearn

Redfearn credits family, UW-Platteville for igniting passion for history

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
From the time she was about nine years old, UW-Platteville alumna Winifred (Winnie) Redfearn knew that she wanted to be a history professor. Over the years, her love of history grew, and she realized that, more than anything, she wanted to open a window to the past and share the stories of those whose voices had never been heard.

Nancy Turner

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Nancy Turner

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Dr. Nancy Turner has been a professor of history at UW-Platteville since fall 1996. She teaches the first half of an introductory course in world civilizations as well as upper-level courses in medieval and renaissance Europe and the histories of European women, the modern Middle East, the British Isles and western science.

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UW-Platteville exhibit on African American history to open at Grant County History Museum

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Grant County History Museum will unveil a window exhibit on African American history that six UW-Platteville students and a faculty member helped research and build.

Pictured left to right are Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, Kaitlynn Niehaus, Dr. Rachel Lewis and Brandon Snyder.

UW-Platteville students, faculty present research on chattel slavery in Wisconsin

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
Two students and a faculty member recently presented their research on chattel slavery in Wisconsin at the 13th annual Local History and Historic Preservation Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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Forum to examine Einstein’s, Dee’s universal ‘theories of everything’

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Thursday, Nov. 7, the College of Liberal Arts and Education will host a faculty forum, “Einstein’s ‘Theory of Everything’ in Elizabethan England: John Dee’s Hieroglyphic Monad” in Room 136 Doudna Hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture to feature Paulette Jordan of Coeur d’Alene Nation

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of History will host its fifth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture on Monday, Oct. 14 in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall, UW-Platteville, from 6-7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Dr. Eugene Tesdahl and UW-Platteville students

UW-Platteville to hold rededication ceremony for Rachel, enslaved African American

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
On Friday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m., faculty, staff, students and community members will hold a special rededication ceremony for Rachel, an enslaved African American, at Hillside Cemetery in Platteville.

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Ivanov wins Harvard University fellowship

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
This summer, Dr. Andrey V. Ivanov, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was one of the recipients of the esteemed Houghton Library Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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,


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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.