Student Historians in Conversation

April 13, 2022

UPDATE: This event took place on April 19, 2022. View the presenter’s slide deck and view the event recording on our YouTube channel.

Join us online or at College Library, Room 1193 (Ethnic Studies Collection) on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m, for A Conversation with the UW Archives Student Historians. 2021-2022 Student Historians Sophia Abrams and Sydney Tang will discuss their research projects, “Black Artists at the UW-Madison” and “Experiences of Students of Color in the Wisconsin Union Directorate” and reflect on their work this past year. Snacks will be provided for those attending in-person.

What: Student Historians 2021/2022 in Conversation
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: College Library Ethnic Studies Reading Room (Rm 1193) – OR –
Virtual attendees, join us via Zoom!

The event will be recorded and once ready will be available via the Archives’s YouTube channel.

Read below for more information and we hope you can join us in-person or virtually!

For the past two years, Sophia Abrams (‘22) worked as a Student Historian in Residence for the University Archives creating an oral history project on Black artists. With 17 artists agreeing to have the interviews archived, a rich history of UW-Madison’s Black art history presents itself. After interviewing each artist, Abrams spent the 2022 year creating art exhibitions and documentaries derived from her research.

Sydney’s (‘22) research focuses on the experiences of past student leaders of color in the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD). Through this project, they highlighted the initiatives these leaders participated in while on campus and with the Wisconsin Union, how the students found (or didn’t find) community on a predominately white campus and reflect on how WUD and the Union shaped their identities and leadership skills.