History

Contact Information

Anthony Gulig
Department Chair-Associate Professor
Phone: (262) 472-5148
Location: Laurentide 5223

Benefits of Undergraduate Research

Funding and faculty support for you to carry out a project you care about.

  • Passionate about a topic that you can't fully explore in class? Curious about the history of a particular part of the world? Wish you could check out the UN archives in New York, or conduct an oral history in Los Angeles? Undergraduate Research is the way to pursue your interest.
  • The Undergraduate Research Program allows you to conduct your own archival historical research – in fact, it can fund your travel to visit the archives. It also provides you with the resources and faculty guidance to carry your project through to the end. The university offers a research grant to successful applicants to offset the costs of travel and supplies incurred in the research. Students can also apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Information on funding opportunities can be found here.

Improved project design, research, and presentation skills that will serve you well in your courses here at UWW – and beyond.

  • History professors notice that students who have participated in Undergraduate Research show advanced proficiency in class – they truly understand the ins and outs of the historical research process, and are more adept at presenting their work orally and in writing.
  • Some History students put their Undergraduate Research to use in History 499 Senior Research Seminar, drawing on their findings to write strong senior theses.
  • The work you do as an Undergraduate Research grant recipient will serve as excellent preparation for conducting independent research in graduate school. What's more, your experience with Undergraduate Research will make you a more attractive applicant to graduate schools: admissions committees will be impressed that you have already been carrying out independent work.

A close mentoring relationship with a faculty mentor.

  • Undergraduate Research presents a great opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member in the department, on a topic that you care about. You'll get individualized attention and regular feedback on your work.
  • A faculty mentor who really knows you and your intellectual interests can provide valuable advice on graduate school and career options – and is often an ideal person to write a well-informed, strong letter of recommendation for you.

Chances to publish and present your findings.

Student presenting their Undergraduate Research at a conference.

History students

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Public History students visit the Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, WI.

What is Public History?

Public History is for students interested in pursuing a career in history beyond teaching. Public Historians work in museums, archives, the fields of historic preservation, film and digital history, historical consulting, oral history, among others.

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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