Category Archives: Shakespeare

Detail of one of William Lawson's garden designs (1623).
November 22nd, 2016

Have you seen the First Folio on display at the Chazen Museum of Art or the exhibit on “The Globe/Global in Shakespeare’s Time” in Special Collections? Do you want to see […]

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 […]

October 31st, 2016

As anticipation builds for the opening later this week of the First Folio exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art on campus, we can’t resist offering some witches from much […]

April 20th, 2016

We celebrate this week’s campus kickoff of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 with a page from a travel narrative by Anna Birge, part of the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers […]

April 9th, 2016

In concert with the celebration of Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016, we are pleased to announce that our copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio is now available in digitized form in the UW-Madison Libraries Digital Collections. For […]

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 […]

September 23rd, 2015

The process of digitizing our copy of Shakespeare’s Second Folio is underway, in anticipation of all the events, on campus and further afield, in 2016, the year of Shakespeare. In […]

August 12th, 2015

We were delighted to welcome the July 21 kickoff Holding History event, which brought together campus and community partners and library donors with undergraduate and graduate students — in a turnabout […]

April 23rd, 2015

On this, Shakespeare’s birthday, we celebrate as well the depth of the Peter Pauper Press Collection in the Department of Special Collections, the generous gift of James and Nancy Dast. […]