Tag Humanities

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:…

UW to host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016

February 26, 2015

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been selected as the host site for the state of Wisconsin for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Excavation exposes Roman imperial outpost at its bitter end

September 17, 2014

Like Pompeii, the ancient ruins of Zeugma, a frontier city of the Roman Empire on the banks of the Euphrates River in what is now modern Turkey, stood frozen in time.

Scholarship will allow UW junior to do graduate studies in art history

April 16, 2014

is among twenty college juniors nationwide selected to receive a Beinecke Scholarship, which provides $34,000 for graduate study leading to a terminal degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences.