HISTORY NEWS

Nov 10, 2021
A group of 15 UIS students recently visited the Ancient Roman Colosseum in Italy as part of a 13-day study abroad trip to Rome and Malta. Students learned…
Mar 21, 2022
Two presentations locally this coming week will explore the conflict in Ukraine. The University of Illinois Springfield will host a webinar panel…
Nov 15, 2021
Six weeks after Lincoln’s death, Frederick Douglass described him as “emphatically the black man’s president, the first chief executive “to show any respect…
Nov 11, 2021
In February, 2016, Amy Hathaway, National Register and Survey Specialist for the  Illinois Historic Preservation Agency visited Dr. Devin Hunter’s Graduate…
Nov 11, 2021
Dr. Devin Hunter’s Material Culture class visited the Illinois Executive Mansion on September 16, 2015. The Graduate students are collaborating with the…
Nov 11, 2021
Dr. Ken Owen hosts a monthly podcast on subjects relating to early American History. A few subjects covered recently include: “The Constitution,” “Thomas…
Nov 10, 2021
The Harvest was a great success! See the results, at the online archive and exhibit. On October 22, 2016, students from Dr. Devin Hunter’s…
Nov 10, 2021
Dr. Burlingame, the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS, attended the commissioning of the U.S.S. Illinois, a new fast-…
Nov 10, 2021
This past summer, Dr. Peter Shapinsky,  Department Chair and Associate Professor of History, led a group of UIS students to Japan as part of the annual…
Nov 10, 2021
Today UIS welcomes a new sculpture of a smiling young Lincoln crafted by George Lundeen. History Department faculty members Dr. Holly Kent and Dr. Michael…
Nov 10, 2021
Dr. Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, presented a preview of his 2016 Lincoln Legacy Lecture to…
Feb 09, 2018
Dennis Papini, UIS vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, presents the Outstanding Master's Thesis Award to Jonathon Mark Redding The University…
Mar 24, 2021
Lincoln scholar Graham Peck has been named the Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield.…
Nov 23, 2020
“Face to Face,” a short film featuring Dr. Wesley Robinson-McNeese reading a powerful poem he wrote from inside the remains of black-owned homes…
Apr 10, 2020
University of Illinois Springfield Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies Graham Peck, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Illinois State Museum…