Archive: Humanities & The Arts

News from the arts, creative programs and humanities in the College of Letters & Science. From History to English and the performing arts to the languages, the humanities are a key component in the liberal arts tradition.

Carter honored for American music research

Scott Carter is the assistant director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture. More »

Sapoznik lands Yiddish Translation Fellowship

Henry Sapoznik’s project will focus on the works of Dadaist Victor Packer. More »

High school students receive mentoring and language practice with UW-Madison students via Skype. (Submitted photo)

UW-Madison students share language with Wisconsin high school students

UW-Madison undergraduates studying Arabic or Japanese help high school students from Madison and Plymouth. More »

The title page with Droeshout engraving of Shakespeare from the First Folio of Shakespeare. (Photo courtesy Folger Shakespeare Library)

Chazen teams up with UW-Madison Libraries to host Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibition in 2016

“First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” is a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. More »

L&S student, faculty scholars land Fulbright awards

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. More »

Thulani Davis, an award-winning writer and journalist for the past 40 years, joined the UW-Madison faculty last fall. (Photo by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

Davis brings African-American history alive

Thulani Davis, a new assistant professor of Afro-American studies at UW-Madison, believes in the power of a well-told tale. More »


Language Institute to host Feb. 19 documentary screening

The Linguists highlights the efforts of two ethnographers to save dying and hidden languages. More »

A page from the Ferrell-Vogüé manuscript of medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut.

Priceless medieval music manuscript now widely available for study

UW-Madison School of Music Professor Lawrence Earp wrote the introduction to a new hardbound facsimile version of The Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Manuscript. More »

Jan Vansina sits at his desk in 1986. (Photo courtesy UW-Madison Archives)

Vansina receives AHA lifetime achievement award

The professor emeritus is considered one of the founders of the field of African history. More »

Art Hove, administrator and campus historian, dies at 80

Hove earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at UW-Madison. More »