University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries

Workshops

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

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 troy.reeves@wisc.edu 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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

May 1, 2014

Asking and Answering Healthcare Questions in Libraries

On Friday, May 9, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the H.F. De Luca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery,  a panel of experts will address concerns and issues garnered from the efforts of UW–Madison School of Library and Information Studies faculty members and students addressing healthcare questions, and most specifically questions related to electronic medical […]

April 17, 2014

Library of the Month: Navigate Your Way to the Geography Library

The Geography Library, opened in 1929 on the second floor of the National Historic Landmark Science Hall, houses a very unique and eclectic collection of resources focused on geography, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and climate change. As of today, Science Hall is dedicated mostly to the Department of Geography, including the Arthur H. Robinson […]

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