The Center for History and Social Change promotes historical study, thought and discourse at the University of Wisconsin -- Green Bay and in the wider regional community through organizing and sponsoring lectures, seminars, and other events on campus conducted by outstanding visiting historical scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
The Center is associated most directly with, and is funded by, the Department of Democracy and Justice Studies
, and pursues its activities in relation to the department's goals. In the spirit of the University's interdisciplinary mission, the Center also seeks to encourage close contact with other relevant academic departments at UW - Green Bay, such as Humanistic Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, Education, and the interdisciplinary and disciplinary programs in American Indian Studies, History, Anthropology, International Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies.
Historical Perspectives Lecture Series
First organized in 1985, the foremost activity of the center has been the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. This annual series of talks by a wide variety of historians and social scientists is made possible with funds from the University, the Democracy and Justice Studies Student Organization, the UW - Green Bay University League, and the UW - Green Bay Founders Association. It is hoped that an endowment for the lecture series can be created.