Category Archives: teaching

Chazen Museum exhibition preparation
February 12th, 2018

Images from our holdings of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin figure in the exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art curated by students in Prof. Ann Smart Martin’s introduction to […]

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 […]

View of Tintern Abbey. From William Gilpin, Observations on the River Wye (London, 1782). Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
June 20th, 2016

Katharine Van Arsdale’s recent “Internet review” in the June 2016 issue of College & research library news  of the web-based project “Romantic Circles” (itself celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) reminded us of contributions […]

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 5th, 2015

We had the opportunity last week to page through two volumes of our copy of Audubon’s double-elephant folio Birds of America with a small group of Friends of the UW-Madison […]

September 27th, 2015

Tonight’s lunar eclipse, which coincides with what is known as a harvest moon, prompts us to offer several examples of depictions of lunar eclipses from our holdings. (For a more direct view, […]

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. […]

December 23rd, 2014

Since we in Madison are not destined to have much if any snow this week, enjoying instead temperatures in the upper 30s and some downright gray skies, we offer instead […]

June 20th, 2014

We are delighted to welcome to Special Collections one session of this summer’s Mendota Seminar and to continue our collaboration with Prof. Josh Calhoun of the Department of English, who […]