I am Amy Williams. My 140-character Twitter bio reads thus: “CU Pioneer and UW-Milwaukee history MA student. Also aspiring world traveler, committed Anglophile, country music junkie, amateur historian, and rebel yeller.” That just about sums me up.
I graduated from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2012 with my bachelor of arts in history with a minor in European Studies. I am now attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for my master of arts in public history with a concentration in museum studies. I took a year off from school in hopes of “professionalizing” myself through working, volunteering, blogging, and so forth. Well, that year has come and gone…
So, where am I at now? I currently work for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as the ITS Training and Technical Support Specialist in the Learning Technology Center. I support Desire2Learn (D2L) and lead workshops on the Microsoft Office Suite and other forms of technology.
All jest aside, I dig history. I have volunteered and interned at local Wisconsin museums such as the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum, Milwaukee County Historical Society, and Old World Wisconsin. Additionally, I dabbled in archives as an intern at in the Carroll University library for three years as an undergraduate. I also dig old books and artifacts, dust included.
As if I wasn’t nerdy enough, I am also an American Revolution reenactor with the North West Territory Alliance (a Midwestern reenactor volunteer organization). So, in answer to that query that I know is forming in all that grey matter, yes, I dress up in funny clothes and go camping for a weekend. Reenacting, however, is much more than that. Please see the Historic Interpretation category of the blog for more of my thoughts.
Other loves: country music, reading, traveling, hiking, outdoorsy things in general, Tolkien/Rowling/Other English authors, ENGLAND (I am indeed a committed Anglophile), cribbage, animals, chocolate, museums, and THE BLACK DEATH.