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Understanding our past to guide our future.

We live in a confusing world, full of uncertainty, change, destruction and creativity. History is a way to navigate the complexity of our lives. By studying history, we’re better able to understand who we are – and where we’re going.

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Prepare For The Future

Studying history gives you the skills to succeed in a wide range of fields including museums, libraries, government, education and law.

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Delve Into The Past

You’ll learn how history is a discipline of interpretation and a creative exploration of the past.

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If you want to dig into the fascinating stories of our past or need help navigating college, let us know.

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Understand Humanity

History helps us realize who we are.

History isn’t about memorizing dates and facts. At UW-Green Bay we use history to understand ourselves and the world around us, providing skills that help us investigate problems and explore and implement alternative solutions.

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What Sets Us Apart

At UW-Green Bay, we value learning experiences in and out of the classroom to promote a well-rounded education. We’re equipped with on-campus opportunities to research and engage with the past.

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Viking Days

The Midwest Viking Festival features battle reenactments, cooking and crafting demonstrations and traditional storytelling, hosted at UW-Green Bay’s very own Viking House.

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Our Archives

At the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center, we house original materials focusing on our region, covering topics like the Civil War, immigration, suffrage and World War II.

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Voyageur Magazine

Voyageur is a nonprofit magazine dedicated to preserving the history of a 26-county region of Northeast Wisconsin to highlight our community’s past.

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Emily Rotzenberg

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"One thing that stands out to me from my time at UW-Green Bay was the support I received from the faculty, especially the faculty within the History program. I never knew quite what I was capable of until I found myself working on big projects that used data and resources from my own community. I found that when put into a group to get a large project done, I had a lot to give and more skills than I ever would have given myself credit for before. It was through the support and encouragement of my professors that I was able to receive a UW-Green Bay Leadership Award."

Emily Rotzenberg '19
Social Studies Teacher at Roncalli Catholic Schools

Heidi Sherman Associate Professor, History Co-Chair

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If you’re struggling with a class, need more direction about the path to your degree or want to know what you can do with a history degree, let us know.

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