History and Humanities

Programs in the humanities, history, literature, music and culture to enrich your experience as a lifelong learner.

At a Glance

What: Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature, music 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-Madison Continuing Studies Student Records: mailto:studentrecords@pyle.wisc.edu or 608-262-2451.

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

This nine-week online class explores the history of European sexuality from the First World War through today. Guided by nine lectures from Professor George L. Mosse, the course examines the origins of contemporary masculinity and the idealized “New Woman” and “New Man” of the twentieth century. Together we will discuss how stereotypes of femininity and masculinity originated and how such concepts continue to influence public discourse.

Ten experts from around the world will introduce Mosse’s lectures, including historians working in the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Israel, and the United States. Each week they put Mosse’s work in context and explore contemporary scholarly discussions of the history of sexuality.

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Our Team

Christopher Moore

University Services Program Associate

Emily Auerbach

Professor of English; Director, Odyssey Project

Kevin Mullen

Assistant Professor