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The 2018 History and Philosophy Banquet on Apr. 20 enjoyed great attendance as always. It seems a good time was had by all. Details here.

The 2018 Wyman Visiting Professorship in History events (Mar. 28-29), well-attended and headlined by Bruce Cumings, The University of  Chicago, are detailed here.

Our 2018 newsletter (40th annual) is now online here.

With great sadness we report that Dr. C. Noble Stockton’s wife, Roseline "Ronnie" Stockton, died on Dec. 8, 2017. Her obiituary is located here. (See also Dr. Stockton's piece in our 2018 newsletter.)

A second podcast featuring Dr. Ryan Fischer, "Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of Early California & Hawai'i," is now online as of Nov., 2017. The first from 2016, is "An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i".

Dr. Kiril Petkov earned the Excellence in Advising Award for 2016. Award selections are based on student nominations. The award was stablished in 2002 by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Committee.


The 2017 Edward N. Peterson Lecture was held on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The lecture - "Korean-Japanese Relations, Imperial Nostalgia and Japan's New Right" - was part of UWRF's Year of South Korea. All the details are here.

Congratulations to the 2017 history scholarship recipients! They are listed here.

The 2017 History and Philosophy Banquet, was held on Apr. 28. The keynote address, "Cattle Colonialism: The Hide and Tallow Trade and the Making of the Trans-Pacific West," was presented by Dr. Ryan Fischer, UWRF Visiting Assistant Professor of History.

The 2017 Wyman Visiting Professorship in History presentations, March 28, 29, and 30, were attended by more than 140 students and community members. Pulitzer-Prize-winning author and historian, Professor Elizabeth Fenn, University of Colorado-Boulder, spoke on "Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82" and Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People." Details

Our 2017 newsletter (39th annual) is now online here and includes details about the upcoming banquet (Apr. 28) and the Wyman Visiting Professorship in History events (Mar. 28-30).

A Philosophy/Religion panel discussion for UWRF's Year of South Korea - Religions of South Korea: Buddhism and Christianity - was organized by Dr. Imtiaz Moosa and held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2017 Presenters included Dr. Imtiaz Moosa, Dr. Sooh-Rhee Ryu, Pastor Chris Myers and Ms.Youngsoo Margolis. Full details here.

The 2016 Edward N. Peterson Lecture was held on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 and was co-sponsored by the Wyman Visiting Professorship in History. The lecture - "Hold Up Your End! Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in U.S. World War I Posters" - was in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of American participation in World War I. All the details are here.

With great sadness, we announce the death of Professor Emeritus Clyde C. Smith on Aug. 5, 2016. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the Congregational Church in River Falls, WI. Details here.

Dr. Stephen Feinstein's vast personal book collection is now available to the public. We are grateful to Dr. Feinstein's family who generously chose to donate this amazing collection. Most books in the collection can be sent to individuals who are unaffiliated with UWRF through regular inter-library loan channels. If interested, contact your local  library. Details here



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