Thanks to new funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an interdisciplinary group of UW–Madison faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to help teach the history of land taken from tribal nations to benefit land-grant universities.
Listen to the words of Dr. King as he addressed a full house at the Stock Pavilion at UW–Madison on Nov. 23, 1965.
The University Committee on Disability Access and Inclusion (CDAI) held a discussion with Kacie Lucchini Butcher, director of the Public History Project, to reckon with the history of eugenics support at UW–madison on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Union South.
Keynote speaker Tiya Miles discussed her book “All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake,” a poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds.
Monica Kim, a historian of the United States and international and diplomatic history, who examines the dynamics between U.S. empire, race and decolonization by tracking the changes in warfare over the course of the 20th …
Registration is now open to attend the 2022 UW–Madison Diversity Forum on Nov. 14 & 15 with options to participate in-person and online.
Students explored many aspects of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s past during Student Night at the Public History Project on Sept. 29 at the Chazen Museum of Art. The event was an opportunity for them to …
Clint Smith will discuss his book “How the Word is Passed” at this year’s Go Big Read keynote event on Nov. 1, at the Memorial Union.
Over the past three years, researchers with UW’s Public History Project have dug deep into the university’s history in an effort to give voice to those who experienced and challenged prejudice on campus.
The traveling display “We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ Historymakers” explores the stories of LGBTQ+ visionaries, changemakers, and storytellers across a wide spectrum of identities.
Clint Smith’s “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America” illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view and how much we can …
Learn about Wisconsin’s vibrant Hmong community and how the Hmong people have become an important part of the fabric of the state through this temporary exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
In this Focus on the Humanities lecture, Prof. Stephen Kantrowitz will explore what the Ho-Chunk people’s struggle against and victory over efforts to expel them mean for our understanding of American history.
September 15 is Treaty Day in Madison, Wisconsin, marking the day in 1832 when the Ho-Chunk Nation was forced to cede 3 million acres, including Teejop (Four Lakes), to the United States.
A UW-Madison student evicted from university housing for dating a Black man. Others expelled amid an administrative campaign to systematically seek out and remove homosexual male students from campus. Abusive conduct by a UW-Madison police …
Director Kacie Lucchini Butcher discusses the UW–Madison Public History Project — “a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged and overcame prejudice on campus” — as it builds toward a public exhibit in fall 2022.
A framework for teaching middle school and high school students about slavery, developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center and launched Feb. 1, was inspired by and based on a book published by the University …