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:
Great Composers: Dufay, Berlioz, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky
February 4 - April 15, 2019
Photography and War: History, Technology, and Imaging Conflict
February 20 - March 13, 2019
Spanish Traditions Today: Old Meets New
February 21 - March 14, 2019
The Life of a Medieval City: Laon, France
February 26 - March 19, 2019
The Riches of European Cities, Past and Present
February 13 - March 13, 2019
Explore different cultures and ways of thinking through many world languages. Online and in-person experiences improve skills for conversation, travel, or business.
Dig into the history of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Idea, and the rich creative life of this state. Join a public discussion, take a class, or learn new skills for telling your own Wisconsin story.
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.
What story do you want to tell?
Learn interviewing techniques and basic audio recording skills to help you collect and save the stories of your family and your community.
The Odyssey Project
A life-changing course in the humanities for adult students facing economic barriers to college.