Students of the Aneicnet/Medieval history club and Professor Sherman’s Viking History class participated in a demonstration of Professor Aldrete’s Linothorax, a reconstruction of the “linen armor” believed to have been worn by Alexander the Great’s army. To watch Fox 11′s news coverage see
Professor Greg Aldrete and Scott Bartell’s linothorax collaborative research project is gaining national and international attention. During a session taped by a German news crew for a European TV series, Green bay Channel 2 and Channel 11 reported on the project:
And see Professor Aldrete shoot Scott Bartell with an arrow at Channel 2:
One helpful route to finding a job after graduation is to do an internship. While there are many internship opportunities in Green Bay (regularly advertised via emails to history majors and minors), there are also probably some internship opportunities in your home town, if you are from outside of Green Bay. Get in touch with local museums, historical societies, and relevant businesses to find out if they have anything to offer. (For a list of history museums in Brown County, click here.)
Some businesses and organizations advertise internships and jobs through UWGB. If you are a currently enrolled student, you can log in here to search for both jobs and internships.
If you land an internship and would like to earn UWGB course credits, contact the History chair and adviser, Prof. David Voelker, to learn how to do so.
History majors may qualify for a number of state and federal jobs. Some of these jobs may call explicitly for someone with historical training, but others emphasize key words such as “research.” Click here to search for government jobs in Wisconsin. Click here to search for jobs with the federal government. In both cases, you should do multiple searches to try to find jobs that fit your skills, location, and interests. Ask the UWGB Career Center for help in conducting a search for a government job.
At our April 21 session for students on graduate school and careers in history, Professor Boswell drew data from the following articles:
Anthony Grafton and Robert B. Townsend, “The Parlous Paths of the Profession” Perspectives on History (Sept. 2008)
Robert B. Townsend, “A Grim Year on the Academic Job Market for Historians,” Perspectives on History (Jan. 2010).
Professor Kersten, Frankenthal Professor of Social Change and Development, gave the keynote address at the Wisconsin Labor History Society on Saturday, April 17. He addressed the new state law that mandates the teaching of U.S. labor history in the public schools.
Congratulations Dr. Kersten!
Sharon Shalev, Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics, will speak on her book Supermax, Controlling Risk through Solitary Confinement, on April 20 at 10am in Christie Theater.
All are welcome!
Professor Lowery will be a 2010-11 Archie K. Davis Fellow for the North Caroliniana Society. This award will help fund his research on Hugh MacRae, a prominent North Carolinian at the turn of the twentieth century. More specifically, it will help fund travel to North Carolina archives. For more information about the award, see: http://www.ncsociety.org/fellowships.html.
Congratulations, Dr. Lowery!