A transporting text

Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place, this year’s Great World Texts in Wisconsin selection, is offering high school students across Wisconsin the chance to see a place — and history — with a new lens.

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2019 Distinguished Teaching Awards

Ten faculty members — including five from L&S — have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

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Laura Schwendinger in the New York Times: Big Piano Premieres

Laura Schwendinger of the Mead Witter School of Music is the composer of “Artemisia,” which received its staged premiere at Trinity Wall Street’s St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City.

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Hollywood Badger in town for screening of ‘Saint Judy’

Director Sean Hanish will participate in a Q&A led by communication arts faculty after a screening on Saturday, March 9. 

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Where do the humanities live?

Inviting the public to engage with hard questions is at the heart of the humanities at UW-Madison. 

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UW-Madison mourns Turkish history expert Kemal Karpat

Kemal H. Karpat, the former chair of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, passed away in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 20, 2019, at the age of 96. On February 25, 2019, there was a state funeral in Istanbul under the auspices and attendance of the Turkish President, and Karpat is laid to rest at the Fatih Mosque graveyard, the burial site of sultans and select Ottoman and Turkish dignitaries.

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Pieces of history

How everyday objects can teach us about the past — and ourselves.

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The lessons of history

UW-Madison's history department is where students encounter different perspectives on a past they may have taken for granted or thought they knew well. Three professors share the questions and insights that emerge when old narratives are challenged, and there's more diversity at the front of the room. 

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New Faculty Focus: Laila Amine

She joins the English Department as one of four new scholars of Global Black Studies.

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