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.

World premiere expresses music professor’s feelings about species extinction

In 2012, when University of Wisconsin-Madison music Professor Laura Schwendinger started working on her second … More »

Artist Alfredo Jaar has produced more than 60 monumental public interventions that confront political violence, poverty, exploitation and imbalances of power. (Photos by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

Artist, journalist expound at humanities event

MacArthur Award-winning artist Alfredo Jaar and war crimes journalist Thierry Cruvellier spoke to students, faculty and members of the public. More »

Amish families travel to church services in the Kingston/Dalton settlement in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. UW-Madison Professor Mark Louden is working to dispel misunderstandings about the Amish and Mennonite communities. (Photo © Brian Sprague)

German professor helps open doors to Wisconsin’s ‘Plain’ communities

Mark Louden serves as a cultural mediator on a range of issues affecting Pennsylvania Dutch-speaking communities across the state. More »

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (iStock image)

Disability studies workshop invites community to share perspectives

The year-long workshop is part of an ongoing program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a matching gift from UW-Madison alumni Nancy and David Borghesi. More »

Curatorial Lab to debut art exhibition May 1

(n)either (n)or brings together 11 artists whose works in video, photography, and painting address liminality as a persistent condition of contemporary art practices. More »

Art history Ph.D. student wins Smithsonian fellowship

Caitlin Silberman will receive a stipend of $32,700 as part of the fellowship. More »

Alberta Gloria, professor of counseling psychology and chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program, is the recipient of the 2015 Chancellor’s Award from the Student Personnel Association.

Gloria receives SPA’s Chancellor’s Award

Alberta Gloria is the chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program in the College of Letters & Science. More »

Theater Director Manfred Roth from Germany works with students of Professor Sabine Gross’s German theater class. (Photo by Sabine Gross)

German Play brings Milwaukee comedy back to stage

Professor Sabine Gross’ German theater students will perform Deliver us From Temperance! May 4-6 at Memorial Union. More »

Professor of Art History Jill Casid, shown on the far right at a Chazen Museum of Art exhibit, will receive the Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence Award. (Photo by Bryce Richter, University Communications)

L&S lands 10 of 12 campus Distinguished Teaching Awards

The honors have been given out since 1953 to recognize UW-Madison’s finest educators. More »

Barger, Ellenberg, Keller land Guggenheim Fellowships

The three L&S faculty members are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists selected out of more than 3,100 applicants. More »