Category Archives: events

October 12th, 2018

In honor of this weekend’s symposium “On Human Nature: Machiavelli’s Mandrake at 500,” we offer a look at the account and depiction of the mandrake in A nievve herball, or, Historie of plantes: […]

December 13th, 2017

The presentation about the Library of Stains project on December 13 prompts us to look at different sorts of stains in Special Collections — notably, stains within our chemistry holdings. These […]

October 26th, 2017

We hope you will join us on Monday, October 30, at 3 PM in Special Collections for an informal gallery talk about our exhibit “Iceland.” On hand to talk about items on display […]

Jacob's ladder from James Sowerby, English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants.
April 30th, 2017

Please join us as Martha Glowacki reprises her lecture about the Chazen Museum exhibition “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” and Robin Rider introduces  the complementary Special Collections exhibit […]

March 2nd, 2017

Thanks for the shout-out in the Wisconsin State Journal from artist Martha Glowacki, whose exhibition “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” at the Chazen Museum of Art officially opens tomorrow, […]

eye through magnifying glass, from Margaret Bryan's Lectures on natural philosophy (1806).
February 11th, 2017

We invite you to take a closer look at our new exhibit Natural History :: Natural Philosophy, on display in Special Collections through early June. The exhibit, designed to complement […]

November 2nd, 2016

Once you’ve seen the First Folio exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art (opening on November 3 as part of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016), we invite you to visit Special Collections […]

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 […]

Kieran Villoth and Prof. Anthony Grafton of Princeton look at a book in Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as Keith Gabler, another Holding History student participant, looks on.
November 10th, 2015

We hosted a scaled-down version of the Holding History series in Special Collections during Anthony Grafton’s recent visit to Madison. Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton, was here to […]

October 8th, 2015

We call your attention to a campus symposium – on October 8-9, 2015 – on the intriguing theme of “paper as a place of discovery.” The symposium, organized by Prof. […]