Interdisciplinary Graduate Reading Group

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Students in an Interdisciplinary Graduate Reading Group meet during the fall of 2015.

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Reading Group is open to any UW-Madison graduate student in any department or program on campus. Sponsored by the Libraries in collaboration with the Graduate School, the Group provides opportunities for connecting with peers from other disciplines.

How often does the group meet?
The group meets 4-6 times over the course of the academic year in the Memorial Library Commons.

What do members of the group read?
During the 2017-2018 academic year, we’ll be using the Go Big Read book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance as a starting place for our readings and conversations. By choosing a central text around which to build discussions, our hope is to facilitate rich, interdisciplinary engagement on a topic that is being discussed in our community. All registered participants will receive a free copy of the book. In addition, participants choose and read articles and discuss topics of interdisciplinary significance, allowing for the formation of networking connections with graduate students outside of their own academic departments.

How do I sign up?

If you would like to be involved with the reading group, please click Register and fill out the form.

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If you have additional questions, please contact Julie Arensdorf, Outreach & Instruction Librarian.