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Events & Exhibits

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Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

October 21, 2014

Symposium Aims to Encourage Campus-Wide Conversation on Publishing Landscape

The model of scholarly publication has remained largely unchanged for nearly four centuries – but the next decade is expected to bring significant changes. With revolutionary shifts on the horizon, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking to help lead the conversation about the 21st century publishing outlook. On October 30, that discussion will break open, […]

October 17, 2014

Curiosity Unleashed! Librarians Take Part in the WI Science Fest, Oct 16-19

Your campus librarians are on hand for this year’s Wisconsin Science Fest! They will be staffing an “Ask a Librarian/Ask a Science Librarian” table during the Discovery Expo (Town Center, WID).  With our interest in the sciences and science literacy, how can we resist being where the action is–we look forward to seeing you there! The […]

October 17, 2014

The Visual Narrative – Kohler Art Library Exhibit Showcases Impact of Book Art

The Kohler Art Library is proud to announce its latest exhibit, “The Visual Narrative: Book Arts and Photography.” The display highlights the methods artists use to incorporate photography into book art, helping to create a visual narrative for stories around the world. Photography is a relatively new story-telling medium that provides artists the opportunity to […]

October 15, 2014

It’s Time for the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival!

The Wisconsin Book Festival is here! This year’s event runs Oct. 16 – Oct. 19, with the UW–Madison Friends of the Library kicking things off with its annual Book Sale at Memorial Library (Oct. 15 – 18). Each year, the Wisconsin Book Festival highlights local and national literary talents, creating an engaging and fun series […]

October 13, 2014

It’s Time to Fall into a Good Book with the Friends Book Sale

If you love books by the bag, you’ll want to limber up and hit the ground running at the Friends of the Libraries’ semiannual book sale. The bargain-lover’s event kicks off this week, with a special “preview day” Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. Regular entry begins Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through […]

October 13, 2014

Dovie Horvitz Collection Showcases Extraordinary Evolution of Ordinary Women

Bum pads, cockade feather fans, petticoats, talcum powder tins, postcards depicting the “10 Commandments for Wives,” and garters made by prisoners. The breadth of the Dovie Horvitz Collection reflects the lives and progress of women over the last two centuries – exactly what the collection’s namesake intended. “Everything from the artwork, to the post cards, […]

October 9, 2014

Often Overlooked Impacts of WWI Highlighted During Commemorative Events, Exhibit

Photographs showing bombed out villages, battlefields and trenches littered with lifeless soldiers, and posters calling on citizens to heroically join the efforts to defend their respective nations. The images of World War One and its most obvious impacts have been documented countless times over. However, like any major moment in history, there are details that […]

September 30, 2014

The Power of a Story – Hundreds to Descend on Madison for 2014 Oral History Association Conference

Wisconsin, and Madison in particular, will be front and center during the Oral History Association’s 48th annual meeting at the Madison Concourse Hotel, October 8-12, 2014. This year’s theme, “Oral History in Motion: Movements, Transformations, and the Power of Story” speaks to the rich history of Wisconsin, and Madison, says Ed Van Gemert, University of […]

September 24, 2014

UW–Madison Libraries Commemorate the Centennial of World War I

The University Of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries, in coordination with the George L. Mosse Program and the Historical Society of Wisconsin presents a special exhibit and lecture by New York Times best-selling author Adam Hochschild on World War I. During the summer of 1914 the world plunged into war. The outbreak of World War I in August […]

September 22, 2014

Libraries Highlight Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event held each September that celebrates the right to read and highlights the importance of free and open access to information. Started in 1982, Banned Books Week was a response to an increase in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries around the nation (according […]

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