Category Archives: European history

detail from the War Bride's Flag
November 13th, 2018

Among the strengths of the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers are titles about women’s roles in World War I. In this, the centenary year of the Armistice, we call […]

July 26th, 2017

We are pleased today to host participants in “Ten months that shook the world: Russia’s revolutions in a global perspective. A workshop for Wisconsin educators” and to share with them […]

June 30th, 2017

With Andrea Rolich of the Preservation Department, we were recently looking at the UW-Madison Libraries’ copies of the periodical Every Week, including the issue for July 2, 1917, now a […]

John Tedeschi
March 15th, 2016

We hope you will able to attend the event and book signing this Thursday, March 17, for Italian Jews Under Fascism, 1938-1945: A Personal and Historical Narrative, a new book by John Tedeschi […]

July 2nd, 2014

This past weekend, news outlets noted an important anniversary: the centenary of the assassination in Sarajevo of archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, an event generally identified as precipitating what we […]