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.

Jerome and Simona Chazen cut a ceremonial ribbon and celebrated opening the doors to the newly expanded Chazen Museum of Art in 2011. (Photo by Jeff Miller, University Communications)

Chazens pledge $28 million to support museum, art education

The couple is donating several valuable pieces of art from their private collection, $5 million for the Chazen Museum building, and $3 million to establish two distinguished chairs. More »

Online course brings legendary professor Mosse to new audience

From Oct. 5-31, What History Tells plans to recreate the exhilarating experience of sitting in George Mosse’s classroom. More »

Longtime, spirited philosophy professor Card dies

Claudia Card, who graduated from UW-Madison in 1962 and joined the faculty in 1969, was a pioneer in the area of feminist philosophy. More »

Giuliana Chamedes, an assistant professor of history, studies the intricate relationship between Christianity and politics. (Photo by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

L&S expert says pope’s historic address to Congress will urge change

Giuliana Chamedes is an assistant professor of history who specializes in the study of the Vatican and political Christianity. More »

Language partners pose together during a special farewell dinner for WisKaz participants Aug. 3 in Madison (Photo courtesy Russian Flagship Program).

UW-Madison, Kazakh students connect through new program

WisKaz gave students the opportunity to practice their foreign language skills and learn about each other’s cultures. More »

Humanities scholars receive ACLS fellowships

Mattie Burkert, Emily Callaci, Linda Chhath and Anthony Lovenheim Irwin are among the 2015 fellows of the American Council of Learned Societies. More »

English’s Kercheval wins NEA translation grant

The awards are designed to bring the work of writers around the globe to a larger audience. More »

Mayrent Institute home to oldest surviving Yiddish music recordings

The institute recently acquired 12 Jewish cylinder recordings from the Chicago-based Thomas Lambert Company. More »

Art history students turn colonial ledger into Smithsonian exhibit

The ledger of a colonial tobacco merchant now holds a prominent place in a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution, thanks largely to the work of Professor Ann Smart Martin and her students. More »

(Photo courtesy Department of Communication Arts)

Communication Arts’ Lopez honored as Outstanding Woman of Color

Lori Kido Lopez studies the ways minority groups use media in the fight for social justice. More »