University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries


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General information about library workshops (such as topics covered) and reminders about upcoming workshops.

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 […]

September 14, 2015

Who Do You Think YOU Are? Wisconsin Historical Society Releases Genealogy Webinars, Workshops, and Class Schedule

Do you know how far your family tree extends? Do you know where you REALLY come from and who makes up the fabric of your family? For so many, the true extent of their ancestry is often a mystery. Maybe they know the names of their great, or even great-great grandparents, but beyond that, 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 […]

August 31, 2015

Let the Libraries Help You Succeed!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year! The UW Libraries are excited to have students back on campus for another great year. Whether you frequent our libraries, online or in person, or visit a few times each semester, the UW-Madison Libraries have you covered. Our services extend beyond quiet learning spaces, free equipment check out, and […]

August 25, 2015

Holding History offers an intimate encounter with rare books

by Dean Robbins, UW Continuing Studies, News   Even in an age of e-books, a physical volume with pages and binding can cause a sensation. That’s the premise of Holding History, a new public humanities program that invites people to view, learn about, and, yes, even hold some of the most important books ever printed. […]

August 21, 2015

Oral History in the Digital Age – A Workshop (Aug. 27, 2015)

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Morning 8:45-11:45a, 126 Memorial Library Afternoon 12:30-3:30p, 231 Memorial Library RSVP to by 8/25 Please join us for a workshop on collecting, editing, preserving, and disseminating oral histories in a digital environment. The workshop will be led by nationally recognized expert Doug Boyd, and hosted by Troy Reeves, Head of […]

July 10, 2015

“Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems” Event Set for July 21

You can hold history in your hands and explore some of the most important books ever printed. On July 21, join us for “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Plays & Poems.” Meet with undergraduate and graduate students (with majors ranging from English to Astrophysics) to turn the pages of about a dozen rare volumes including the second […]

April 8, 2015

Maps Get a New History – Celebrating Volume Six of The History of Cartography

Why do maps need a new history? Maps and mapping technology have become global in every sense of the word—appearing like magic on our hand-held devices, influencing our news, informing education, describing the human genome, and inspiring poetry. People, cultures, and societies have produced and used maps through the ages. The History of Cartography Project has now published […]

February 4, 2015

Wisconsin Historical Society To Host Program on Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Struggle

On the evening of February 24th, the Wisconsin Historical Society will feature a program at its Madison headquarters on the civil rights movement in Milwaukee during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Dr. Patrick D. Jones, author of the award-winning book, Selma of the North:  Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee (Harvard University Press, 2010), will introduce and […]

November 12, 2014

Mosse Fest 2014: Great lectures from the University of Wisconsin

Professor George L. Mosse (1918-1999) was one of the great teachers of his time. He taught generations of students at UW, and trained many of the most distinguished historians currently working in the field. This 2-day event features rare archival lectures given by Mosse in 1979 and 1982 and is moderated by Mosse Program Director, […]

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