Rebecca Matzke presents on panel at British studies conference, gives public talk in Oshkosh

Professor of History Rebecca Matzke was commentator on the panel “The Social World of Jack Tars: The Royal Navy and British Maritime Culture 1815-1940” at the North American Conference on British Studies annual meeting, The meeting was held in Chicago Nov. 11-13.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, she presented the talk “More than Rosie the Riveter: U.S. Women in World War II” at the Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Public Museum. The talk was linked to the museum’s current traveling exhibition called “Manufacturing Victory: the Arsenal of Democracy” about American industry that supported World War II. The exhibition is on loan from the National World War II Museum.

Matzke is a longtime member of the Oshkosh Public Museum’s Board.

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