Events

The Department of History features guest lectures and events throughout the year.


2018-2019 Upcoming Events

DateEvent
Oct. 4 African Cultural Artifacts Show Opening Rectption, hosted by The Art Gallery at UWF, Bldg. 82 
Oct. 4-27 African Cultural Artifacts Show Exhibition, hosted by The Art Gallery at UWF, Bldg. 82
Oct. 22-24 The Labyrinth Experience, location, TBA
Feb. (Date TBA) Annual Spring Lecture in Collaboration with the Pensacola Jewish Federation
March 19 Ancient Rome Comes Alive! with Dr. Greg Aldrete, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Music Hall, Bldg. 82, 7 p.m.
March 20-21 Daily Life in Ancient Rome

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Daily Life in Ancient Rome, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, UWF undergraduate and graduate students will present research projects, demonstrations, and authentic recipes from ancient Rome. The event is sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities; the UWF Department of History; and the Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies, and is a collaboration of research and creative activity from STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics).

This event is free and open to the public.

Daily Schedule 

Wednesday, March 20
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Research Displays and Presentations by Students in History, Marine Biology, Digital Art, Painting, Anthropology and Mechanical Engineering
  • Location: Commons Auditorium

  • 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • Individual Student Research Presentations
  • Location: Commons Auditorium
  • 11:30 a.m. 
  • Research Presentation and Sampling of Ancient Roman Recipes
  • Location: Commons Auditorium

  • Afternoon (Time TBA)
  • Roman Siege Weapon Demonstration by Mechanical Engineering Capstone Students
  • Location: Intramural Field behind UWF Police Station

  • Afternoon (Time TBA)
  • Gladiatorial Re-enactment by UWF Fencing Club
  • Location: Commons Great Hall

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • History Club and Phi Alpha Theta Meeting featuring Dr. Greg Aldrete
  • "Reconstructing and Testing Ancient Linen Armor: The UWGB Linothorax Project"
  • Attendance is also free and open to the public
  • Location: Commons Auditorium
Thursday, March 21
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Research Displays and Presentations by Students in History, Marine Biology, Digital Art, Painting, Anthropology and Mechanical Engineering
  • Location: Commons Auditorium
  • Afternoon (Time TBA) (Rain Day if necessary)
  • Roman Siege Weapon Demonstration by Mechanical Engineering Capstone Students
  • Location: Intramural Field behind UWF Police Station
  • Afternoon (Time TBA)
  • Gladiatorial Re-Enactment by UWF Fencing Club
  • Location: Commons Great Hall 
  • 4 p.m. 
  • Presentation and Demonstration of Ancient Roman Wall Painting by Students in Interdisciplinary Honors
  • Location: Commons Auditorium


Dr. Greg Aldrete, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

March 19, Public Lecture with Dr. Greg Aldrete, Celebration of Ancient Rome

On Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m., Roman Historian Dr. Greg Aldrete (University of Wisconsin, Green Bay) will kick-off the three-day celebration of ancient Rome at UWF with his presentation, "The Dangers of Living in Ancient Rome: Floods, Fires, Famine, Filth and Fevers."

A reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Music Hall of the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts (bldg. 82). This event is free and open to the public.

As Frankenthal professor of History and Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, Dr. Aldrete’s work addresses the history of the Roman Empire and the rhetoric and oratory, military history, and urban problems in the ancient world. As a historian of classical Greco-Roman cultures, Dr. Aldrete has published numerous books, articles, and video courses on a variety of topics. He approaches his study of the ancient Mediterranean through an interdisciplinary perspective. Visit him online at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, to learn more about his work.