Tag Humanities

Black History Month Keynote Speaker

February 16, 2017

World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni gave a keynote speech Wednesday at Gordon Dining and Event Center as part of …

With $1.1 million grant, ‘public humanities’ program gains ground

January 12, 2017

“Engaging the Humanities” is a UW–Madison program launched to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia.

Odyssey Project wins $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant

December 14, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Odyssey Project has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to help expand Odyssey Junior.

Students in new HEX-U program to create ‘public humanities projects’

December 7, 2016

Undergraduates who enroll in a new program will design and undertake “public humanities projects” to meet the needs of the local community.

With start of Guyer’s presidency, humanities consortium moves to UW–Madison

November 11, 2016

UW-Madison Professor and Center for Humanities Director Sara Guyer starts this semester as the President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, founded in 1988 to link humanities organizations and scholars.

Campus prepares pumpkins, costumes for Halloween

October 28, 2016

The campus community is finding many creative ways to celebrate Halloween – carving pumpkins on a crisp October night, wandering the oh-so-spooky hallways of Humanities, hobnobbing with history's greatest artists.

Biruté Ciplijauskaité is winner of 2015 Governor’s Archives Award for Archival Advocacy

November 11, 2015

The Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board has unanimously selected Biruté Ciplijauskaité, professor emerita of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as the winner of the 2015 Governor's Archives Award for Archival Advocacy.

Artist and journalist expound at humanities event

May 5, 2015

Artist Alfredo Jaar has produced more than 60 monumental public interventions that confront political violence, poverty, exploitation and imbalances of power. Photos: …