HISTORY NEWS

Dec 02, 2022
The Spring 2023 semester is an exciting time for prospective undergraduate history students wishing to engage in the on ground UIS experience. Dr.…
Dec 02, 2022
Undergraduates will have the opportunity to take the learning online in the Spring semester and take the courses in history offered remotely. Dr. Barnwell…
Dec 02, 2022
The Spring 2023 graduate experience is one that will leave students with a broader understanding of the historical practices of the United States and more.…
Nov 11, 2022
Dr. Kristi Barnwell Dr. Kristi Barnwell will be presenting, “Craft at Home and Abroad: From Personal Practice to Exploring Forms of Craft in the Middle…
Nov 06, 2022
The UIS History Department served as co-host, with the National Council on Public History and the National Park Service, of the keynote address for the…
Oct 07, 2022
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield History Department invites members of the public to bring memories, photos, souvenirs and memorabilia from their…
Sep 30, 2022
University of Illinois Springfield Graduate Public Service Program (GPSI) intern Marcel Tworek was the leading force behind the National Park Service adding…
Jul 26, 2022
Sangamon Experience at the University of Illinois Springfield presents a new exhibit, “Susan Lawrence Dana: A Woman of Progress,” opening Aug. 1, 2022, on the…
Jul 25, 2022
The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to announce “Making Our History: Artists Render Lincoln’s Legacies,” an innovative physical and digital art…
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
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…
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…