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 christopher.moore@wisc.edu 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 studentrecords@ecc.uwex.edu.

Questions? Contact program coordinator Christopher Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or 608‑262‑7389.

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“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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Our Team

Christopher Moore

University Services Program Associate

Emily Auerbach

Professor of English; Director, Odyssey Project

Jessica Courtier

Interim Director, Noncredit Programming

Kevin Mullen

Assistant Professor