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.
Centro Hispano has announced that Sergio González has earned the 2017 Ilda Conteris Thomas Award and will be honored as part of a year-end banquet hosted by Centro Hispano on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Madison Club.
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.
Three UW–Madison faculty members — Christy Clark-Pujara, Russ Castronovo and Stephen Kantrowitz — discussed Charlottesville at an event organized by the Center for the Humanities.
University of Wisconsin professor John Hall is going to witness and write the history of the military’s fight against violent extremism. Hall spoke with LiveBIG about what made him take the job at Wisconsin, what his responsibility is to this moment in history and what historical myths he tells his students to avoid accepting.
UW-Madison military historian John Hall has been tapped to write the on-going history of United States counter-terrorism efforts for the Pentagon. WPR talks with him about his new task and what it means to act as an official record of history.
When an opening for a historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff opened a few months ago, applicants needed a unique set of qualifications: a Ph.D in history, an Army reservist rank of lieutenant colonel or colonel and the proven ability to produce high-quality historical writing. Also, a "top secret" clearance. UW-Madison military history professor John Hall could check all the boxes.
In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW Prof. John Hall to write Pentagon's official history of counter-terrorism
Military history professor John Hall will begin work this month on the project as a historian in the History Office of the Joint Staff, an agency of the Defense Department serving the Joint Chiefs of Staff.