History and Humanities
Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature, and culture. Wander through a variety of times, places, and topics with courses ranging from a single lecture to multiple weeks.
At a Glance
What: Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature, and culture.
Who: Taught by leading historians, scholars, and educators from UW-Madison and across the region.
Certification: Most history and humanities are noncredit personal enrichment courses and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which may be accepted toward professional development. A certificate of attendance may be requested. Contact Christopher Moore at email@example.com or 608‑262‑7389.
Students wishing to obtain an official transcript must complete a transcript request form and pay a transcript fee. Contact UW-Extension Student Records at 608-262-1953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact program coordinator Christopher Moore at email@example.com or 608‑262‑7389.
“Racism is reviving in a big way all over, in our own country as well as in Europe.” – George L. Mosse, 1991 WHA interview. We examine how European society constructed “others” and “outsiders” between 1890-1945. Follow two of Professor Mosse’s ongoing questions: How did individuals and political movements cultivate and advocate a hatred of “outsiders?” Why were liberal democratic systems unable to adapt to mass movements or counter extremist political ideologies?
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History and Humanities offerings:
Madison in the '60s: Urban Renewal and Civil Rights
October 8-29, 2020
October 29 - November 19, 2020
Pandemics and the Environment: Reading News and Fiction
October 28 - November 18, 2020
The Contemporary Essay Around the World
October 5 - November 9, 2020
The History of Progressive Politics in Wisconsin
September 23 - October 21, 2020
Explore different cultures and ways of thinking through many world languages. Online and in-person experiences improve skills for conversation, travel, or business.
Emeritus Faculty Lectures: Eloquence and Eminence
Celebrating 24 years of award-winning lectures by retired University of Wisconsin faculty known for their teaching excellence and scholarship. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday Morning Booktalks
Join other book lovers for exciting discussions of world literature.
The Odyssey Project
A life-changing course in the humanities for adult students facing economic barriers to college.
Dive deep into the history, music, dance, and theatrical aspects of the musical that’s taken the world by storm.