Experience the world through lectures and conversations on history, literature, music and culture. Classes in the humanities satisfy your learning goals, expand your knowledge and enrich your experience as a lifelong learner.
Our humanities classes are taught by scholars and educators from UW–Madison and across the region.
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She hadn’t realized how long it takes to become somebody else, or how lonely it can be living in a world not meant for you.
Britt Bennett, The Vanishing Half: A Novel
This multi-generational novel from 2020 traces the fates of two twin sisters who run away at age 16 from their small, southern Black community. One sister returns with her daughter to her community and remains rooted in her Black identity, while her twin passes as white and lives miles away. The novel will trigger important discussions of families, racial identity and the way the past and present collide. (Tuesday Morning Booktalk)