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Save the dates! Our 2017-18 event dates are set! Click here to check on each.

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/Geography panel discussion for the Year-of-Brazil - The Amazon: Wilderness, Technology & Society - was organized by Dr. Imtiaz Moosa and held on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 Presenters included Drs. Imtiaz Moosa, Walter Wietzke, John Heppen and Charles Rader. 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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