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.

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 »

Associate Professor of Philosophy Michael Titelbaum, center, with CGS President Suzanne T. Ortega, left, and John McCarthy, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of the 2014 Arlt Award Selection Committee. (Photo courtesy CGS)

Philosophy’s Titelbaum wins humanities book award

The Gustave O. Arlt Award is given to a young scholar-teacher who has written a book that has made an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. More »