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2020

  • Alumnus Mark Solovey Publishes New Book

    Congratulations to alumnus Mark Solovey (PhD, 1996) on the publication of his newest book, Social Science for What? Battles Over Public Funding for the “Other Sciences” at the National Science Foundation (MIT Press, 2020). “In …

  • History Department 2020 Newsletter – “The Past in the Present”

    History Newsletter 2020-21 (pdf) History Newsletter 2020-21: Mobile-Friendly Version (pdf) Chair’s Welcome History Welcomes New Members Interpreting 2020 The Joy of Learning New Club and Podcast Faculty/Staff/Emeritus News and more… This issue and past copies …

  • Stanley Schultz (1938-2020)

    Stanley Kenton “Stan” Schultz, age 82, passed away at his home in Middleton, Wis., on Dec. 8, 2020. Stan was born on July 12, 1938, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Kenton Schultz and Virginia Pyle …

  • Alumnus Paul Grant Publishes Book

    Alumnus Paul Grant (Ph.D. 2017) has published his first book, Healing and Power in Ghana: Early Indigenous Expressions of Christianity (Baylor University Press, 2020). According to the publisher’s website: “Focusing on the southeastern Gold Coast …

  • Students of Professor Banerjee’s History 200 Say “Thank You”

    Professor Mou Banerjee got a surprise on Tuesday when students from her History 200 course on Gandhi, King, Mandela: Non-Violence in the World performed a coordinated thank you to Professor Banerjee over Zoom. Students turned …

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2017

  • History Department 2017 Newsletter – “The Past in the Present”

    History Newsletter 2017-18 – “The Past in the Present” Chair’s Welcome Twenty Years of ARCHIVE Drunk History Nature’s Metropolis Turns 25 Wisconsin 101 Progress Report Faculty/Emeriti News News Professorships Graduate Student/Alumni Notes Undergraduate/Graduate Awards and …

  • African Studies celebrates the contributions of Florence Bernault

    The African Studies Program congratulates and bids a fond farewell to longtime colleague Florence Bernault, who will be returning to her home country of France for a senior professorship in African History at the Institut …

  • Making Tracks: Gregg Mitman

    A recent autobiographical essay on how Gregg Mitman became an environmental historian, commissioned by the Rachel Carson Center. Read the essay on their blog, Seeing the Woods.

  • History of Science Brown Bag – Marie Hicks

    “Searching for Genderqueerness in the Archive” Marie Hicks UW-Madison, Department of History Upcoming History of Science brown bag: December 8th with Lynn Nyhart – Town Hall

  • Lecture: Evan Laksmana

    “Reshuffling the Deck?: Organizational Evolution, Officer Promotion, and Military Reform in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia” Evan Laksmana Doctoral Candidate Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Syracuse University Senior Researcher Center of Strategic and International Studies Jakarta …

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2011

  • Vilas Research Travel Grant to Scott Prinster

    December 2012 Doctoral candidate Scott Prinster has received a Vilas Research Travel Grant in support of his dissertation that explores the scientific critique of religious authority as higher biblical criticism spread in the United States. …

  • All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2012

    September 7 (Friday) at Noon Brown Bag Introductions and Planning Location: 204 Bradley Memorial September 7 (Friday) at 3:00 pm Colloquium: Megan Raby, UW-Madison Title: “Taming ‘Jungle Island:’ The transformation of Barro Colorado Island into …

  • Welcome Pablo F. Gómez

    November 2012 The department welcomes Pablo F. Gómez as an Assistant Professor. In addition to a Ph.D. in History of Medicine and Latin American History from Vanderbilt University in 2010, Pablo completed his M.D. at …

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2010

2009

  • Inaugural Skott Vigil Memorial Lecture

    “A Family Story from Native California: Finding Hidden Histories from the 19th and 20th Centuries” Lecture by William Bauer Associate Professor of History University of Nevada, Las Vegas Author of We Were All Like Migrant …

  • Fred Gibbs – Pioneering Data Hound

    December 2010 Recent department graduate Fred Gibbs (Ph.D. 2009) and his George Mason University colleague Dan Cohen enjoyed having their recent research work as “pioneering data hounds” discussed in the New York Times. Their project …

  • All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2010

    September 3 (Friday) at Noon Brown Bag Introductions September 10 (Friday) at Noon Kellen Backer, Bridget Collins, Brad Moore, and Scott Trigg, UW-Madison “The TAA, and the place of teaching in a graduate career.” September …

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2009

  • Day of the Badger: April 16-17, 2024

    Day of the Badger is an annual campus-wide day of giving. For 1,848 minutes on April 16 – April 17, alumni, friends, faculty, and students come together to celebrate and support UW. How to Participate: …

  • Sasha Maria Suarez Recognized with Exceptional Service Award

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sasha Suarez who was awarded an Exceptional Service Award! This award recognizes Sasha for her considerable community-facing and university service while also maintaining a high level of research and creative productivity.

  • Neil Kodesh receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professor Neil Kodesh was one of thirteen faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. This honor recognizes exemplary achievements in teaching, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the …

2008

  • Day of the Badger: April 16-17, 2024

    Day of the Badger is an annual campus-wide day of giving. For 1,848 minutes on April 16 – April 17, alumni, friends, faculty, and students come together to celebrate and support UW. How to Participate: …

  • Sasha Maria Suarez Recognized with Exceptional Service Award

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sasha Suarez who was awarded an Exceptional Service Award! This award recognizes Sasha for her considerable community-facing and university service while also maintaining a high level of research and creative productivity.

  • Neil Kodesh receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professor Neil Kodesh was one of thirteen faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. This honor recognizes exemplary achievements in teaching, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the …

2007

  • All History of Science Department Events for Spring 2007

    January 26 (Friday) at Noon Christina Matta and Richard Staley, UW-Madison “A Graduate Student’s Guide to Publishing.” February 2 (Friday) at Noon Kellen Backer, UW-Madison February 8 (Thursday) at 3:45 pm Colloquium: Naomi Oreskes, University …

  • All History of Science Department Events for Fall 2007

    September 7 (Friday) at Noon Introductions and Planning September 12 (Wednesday) at 4:00 pm Colloquium: Ann Blair, Harvard University “Managing Information in Big Books, 1500-1700.” Location: 6104 Social Science September 14 (Friday) at Noon Claire …

  • Selected Articles and Books

    Richard C. Keller, “Clinician and Revolutionary: Frantz Fanon, Biography, and the History of Colonial Medicine,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 81 (2007): 823-841. Richard C. Keller, Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa (Chicago: …

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2006

  • Day of the Badger: April 16-17, 2024

    Day of the Badger is an annual campus-wide day of giving. For 1,848 minutes on April 16 – April 17, alumni, friends, faculty, and students come together to celebrate and support UW. How to Participate: …

  • Sasha Maria Suarez Recognized with Exceptional Service Award

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sasha Suarez who was awarded an Exceptional Service Award! This award recognizes Sasha for her considerable community-facing and university service while also maintaining a high level of research and creative productivity.

  • Neil Kodesh receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professor Neil Kodesh was one of thirteen faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. This honor recognizes exemplary achievements in teaching, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the …

2005

  • Day of the Badger: April 16-17, 2024

    Day of the Badger is an annual campus-wide day of giving. For 1,848 minutes on April 16 – April 17, alumni, friends, faculty, and students come together to celebrate and support UW. How to Participate: …

  • Sasha Maria Suarez Recognized with Exceptional Service Award

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sasha Suarez who was awarded an Exceptional Service Award! This award recognizes Sasha for her considerable community-facing and university service while also maintaining a high level of research and creative productivity.

  • Neil Kodesh receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professor Neil Kodesh was one of thirteen faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. This honor recognizes exemplary achievements in teaching, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the …

2004

  • Lecture: Evan Laksmana

    “Reshuffling the Deck?: Organizational Evolution, Officer Promotion, and Military Reform in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia” Evan Laksmana Doctoral Candidate Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Syracuse University Senior Researcher Center of Strategic and International Studies Jakarta …

  • NOVA documentary on Typhoid Mary

    October 2004 On Oct. 12, 2004, PBS aired a NOVA documentary based on Professor Judith Leavitt’s book, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public’s Health. This documentary, “The Most Dangerous Woman in America,” features commentary by …

  • Judith Leavitt named Rupple-Bascom Professor

    September 2004 Professor Judith Walzer Leavitt has been named the UW Foundation Chair Rupple-Bascom Professor. These at-large professorships, created with funds from the UW Foundation, recognize faculty for their balanced contributions to the University’s teaching, …

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2003

  • Day of the Badger: April 16-17, 2024

    Day of the Badger is an annual campus-wide day of giving. For 1,848 minutes on April 16 – April 17, alumni, friends, faculty, and students come together to celebrate and support UW. How to Participate: …

  • Sasha Maria Suarez Recognized with Exceptional Service Award

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Sasha Suarez who was awarded an Exceptional Service Award! This award recognizes Sasha for her considerable community-facing and university service while also maintaining a high level of research and creative productivity.

  • Neil Kodesh receives Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professor Neil Kodesh was one of thirteen faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. This honor recognizes exemplary achievements in teaching, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the …

2002

  • Daniel Thurs garners ILS TA Award

    April 2002 History of Science doctoral candidate and ILS TA Daniel Thurs received an ILS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award. Congratulations to Dan on a job well done!

  • Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra wins two AHA Book Awards

    March 2002 UW History of Science alumnus Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Assistant Professor in the History department at SUNY-Buffalo, has been awarded two prizes from the American Historical Association for his book How to Write the History …

  • By recent alumna Louise Robbins

    January 2002 Louise E. Robbins has published Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots: Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002). From the publisher: “Based on wide-ranging and imaginative research, Elephant Slaves and …

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