Steven Nadler appointed new IRH director

Steven Nadler has been appointed Director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities. Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, the Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities, and Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies.

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Finding language links

For Lauren Lustek, who graduates this month, the chance to explore her passions led to majoring in both Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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#StainAlive: Getting the dirt on books

Water stains. Coffee stains. Ink stains. What is that? stains. The Library of Stains project, also known as Labeculae Vitae, is lifting the mystery of stains in manuscripts from around the world and looking beneath the surface to see what stories those marks may tell.

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In Fueling Discovery: Working to understand cultures as relationships

Professor Tom DuBois from the Department of German, Nordic and Scandinavian Studies writes about his work studying the folklore of American and Scandinavian cultures. 

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On WPR: Martin Luther & the Reformation with Lee Wandel

He was a catalyst for a religious revolution and he remains controversial today. Five hundred years ago, an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther began questioning some of the fundamental practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. Historian Lee Wandel will take us through Luther’s thinking about buying forgiveness, the papal interpretation of scripture, celibacy, and nonbelievers.

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Better health through the humanities

A new certificate teaches students historical, cultural and philosophical ways people intersect with health care and provides them a broader, more nuanced understanding of health.

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How Martin Luther went viral

On the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses, a German class examines the fast-moving messaging of the Reformation.

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Four L&S graduate students win Fulbright-Hays doctoral research awards

Four students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been selected as recipients of the Fulbright-Hays-Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Awards for 2017, the U.S. Department of Education has announced.

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A turning point: Six stories from the 1967 Dow Chemical protests at UW-Madison

On Oct. 18, 1967, a sit-in against the Dow Chemical Company erupted into violence as Madison police officers in riot gear forcibly removed antiwar demonstrators from the Commerce Building, now known as Ingraham Hall. Thousands became caught up in the ensuing melee, some as active participants, others as spectators and bystanders.

Fifty years later, UW-Madison asked six alumni to reflect on how the Dow protests altered their lives. 

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