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