Explore and experience the best of history, literature, and culture through classes, lectures, and travel

Through discussions, noncredit classes, independent study courses, and educational travel, UW-Madison Continuing Studies Humanities helps you explore and experience the best of art and culture. We offer history programs to suit every schedule, including Madison area classes, independent study, and European travel tours. We also offer dozens of lecture-style programs throughout the year that inspire, challenge, and entertain people of many ages.

At a glance

What: High-quality instruction and innovative programming in history, literature, and educational travel

Who: Taught by leading educators and historians from UW-Madison and across the region

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact program coordinator Kim Seymour at or 608-262-8663

Upcoming classes/workshops
(Click class title for details and to register)
T, Sept 16-Oct 28, 9:30-11am (no class Oct 7)  •  One class: $14 | One session (3 classes): $34 | Both sessions (6 classes): $60
Sun, Sept 28, 2-3pm  •  Free
M, Oct 6-Nov 3, 7-8:15pm  •  $60
T, Oct 7-14, 7-8:15pm Field trip Su, Oct 19  •  $40
T, Oct 7-28, 7-8:15pm  •  $50
W, Oct 8-Nov 5, 7-8:15pm  •  $60
W, Oct 8-Nov 19, 7:30-9pm (no class Oct 15)  •  $65
Th, Oct 16-Nov 6, 7:30-8:45pm  •  $50
Sun, Oct 19, 2-3pm  •  Free
T, Nov 4-11, 7-8:15pm  •  $30
Th, Nov 13-Dec 4, 7:30-8:45pm (no class Nov 27)  •  $40
Special programs
Enjoy free presentations by retired UW-Madison faculty renowned for their teaching excellence.
Experience breathtaking scenery and landmarks, behind-the-scenes insight from experienced guides, and world-class performances.
Join other booklovers at the downtown Madison Public Library for exciting discussions of world literature.
Gather with 100+ faculty, presenters, and community activists to consider how knowledge is formed, experienced at axes of identity.