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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Questions? Contact program coordinator Christopher Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608‑262‑7389.
History and Humanities offerings:
Capturing the Living Story: Introduction to Oral History
October 31 - November 28, 2018
Color Re-Visualized: Art of the New Negro Movement
October 11 - November 1, 2018
The Art of the Book: Medieval Manuscripts and the Stories They Carry
October 23 - November 13, 2018
The Artistry of Carpentry: Wisconsin's Arts and Crafts Architecture
October 9-30, 2018
Ulysses S. Grant: History, Memory, Biography
November 6-15, 2018
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.
Hamilton Summer Programs
Dive deep into the history, music, dance, and theatrical aspects of the musical that’s taken the world by storm.
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.
Journeys & Discoveries
Make some discoveries this year! Learn a language for a trip abroad, explore the world through a history class, or share an epiphany in a writing course.
Explore different cultures and ways of thinking through many world languages. Online and in-person experiences improve skills for conversation, travel, or business.