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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.

January 5, 2016

NPR: 400 Years After His Death, Shakespeare’s First Folio Goes Out On Tour

2016 is all about William Shakespeare! Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to join a special list of institutions that have been selected as host sites for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare!, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the […]

November 2, 2015

Words Count: A Rantum Scoot through DARE—An exhibition exploring vocabularies, statistics, and text in the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

This exhibition commemorates fifty years since the DARE Survey began and thirty years since the publication of the first volume of DARE. DARE is a reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States. Challenging the popular notion that our language has been “homogenized” […]

October 21, 2015

Selected Works from Gregory Vershbow’s “The Alchemist’s Tree” on Exhibit at Kohler Art Library

The Kohler Art Library is pleased to announce the opening of “PRIMORDIA Selected Works from Gregory Vershbow’s The Alchemist’s Tree.” Featured in this exhibit are prints, production sketches, and selected research materials that served as resources and points of inspiration for the book The Alchemist’s Tree. “The exhibit itself is set so the wall images […]

October 20, 2015

‘Just Mercy’ Author Bryan Stevenson to Visit Campus Oct.26.

~Story by Jenny Price, University Communications Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls Bryan Stevenson “America’s Mandela.” Stevenson has spent his career fighting for racial justice and wants his fellow Americans to realize that something is inherently wrong with the land of the free and the home of the brave having the highest incarceration rate in the world. In the […]

October 6, 2015

Wisconsin Archives Month Events!

 Archives Month is an annual celebration of the value of Wisconsin’s historical records, the original documents that tell the stories of our families, communities, business and civic organizations, and government institutions. As part of this effort, the Wisconsin Historical Society and other archival institutions throughout the state hold programs and exhibits that brings attention to the […]

October 2, 2015

UPDATE – CANCELLED Oct.9: Our Funny University – with Writer Andrew Bergman

UPDATED Oct. 6, 2015 – The UW-Madison Libraries, UW Parent Program, UW-Madison Department of History and Wisconsin Public Television regret to announce the year’s Our Funny University is cancelled.  Madison – Honeymoon in Vegas, Blazing Saddles, and Fletch – these films are considered some of the greatest comedies of all time, and they all share […]

September 29, 2015

Still Need a READ Poster? We’ve Got You Covered!

Fun for dorm, home or office–the new library READ posters are available! And, for those of you with a growing “collection,” this year’s poster features Nigel Hayes, student and Badger men’s basketball player. Nigel has been photographed at Memorial Library, reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X. While supplies last, copies of the poster can be […]

September 16, 2015

Ayotzinapa, a Burning Wound

Ayotzinapa, a burning wound On September 26, 2014, Mexican society learned to count their dead. Before that day deaths were never counted, perhaps because being murdered was an everyday occurrence, or perhaps because fear petrified people’s hearts. Conventional wisdom claimed it was better not to know; certainty was a source of danger. The elders believed […]

September 16, 2015

Ayotzinapa: We Will Not Wither – New exhibit highlights the 43 disappeared students from the Rural Teacher’s College Raúl Isidro Burgos

Located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, the Rural Teacher’s College Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa is a school that caters to the rural poor and is known for its political activism. On September 26, 2014, several of its students were in Iguala on their way to a demonstration when police opened fire on the […]

September 9, 2015

Next ‘Holding History’ event set for September 14

~ by Erin Doherty, Library Communications Student Assistant On Monday, September 14, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries’ Department of Special Collections, in partnership with Silver Buckle Press and UW Continuing Studies, will open its doors to the public for its next “Holding History” event. Guests will meet with undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of academic […]

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