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history

Food as Ammo

Spring 2017

From meatless Tuesdays to research aimed at improving agricultural production, food was deemed a key weapon against the Germans.

All Hands on Deck

Spring 2017

Scientists weren’t the only faculty members to assist the government — historians, geologists, and others pitched in, too.

The Great War at Home

Spring 2017

When the U.S. entered the First World War, the UW joined the fight by training soldiers, conducting poison-gas research, and sending students to work on Wisconsin farms.

Stitching History

Spring 2017

UW students connect to a designer’s lost legacy.

Alt-Rock Apex

Spring 2017

A new documentary tells the story of a legendary Madison recording studio.

A Taste of Freedom

Winter 2016

From urban gardening to Southern black farmers who organized against oppression, UW assistant professor Monica White’s research reveals a missing chapter in the civil rights narrative.

Shakespeare’s First Folio

Fall 2016

The UW’s Chazen Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays, in honor …

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80

Fall 2016

Matt Perko

John Woolley MA’74, PhD’80 was 12 when he stood at a Nashville, Tennessee, curb watching President John …

Ben McCready x’76

Fall 2016

The portrait painter’s roster includes four U.S. presidents and several celebrities, such as George Clooney and Paul Newman.

The Mysterious Mastodon

Spring 2016

A mashup of science and old-fashioned detective work revealed the true origins of a mastodon skeleton on display at the UW for a century.

Dalton Trumbo’s Papers

Spring 2016

The UW holds a piece of Hollywood history.

Sacred Ground

Spring 2016

Picnic Point is a beloved campus playground, but it’s also a landscape rich in history that goes back thousands of years.

History Book

Winter 2015

If these shoes could talk: Students learn the art of making objects speak.

Kings of Sherman Park

Summer 2015

Herb Kohl ’56 and Bud Selig ’56.

The Warlord’s Biographer

Spring 2015

In his recent book, Brian Williams PhD’99 sets the record straight on Afghanistani general and now vice president Abdul Dostum, who, along with his cavalry of two thousand Uzbek horsemen, helped the United States defeat the Taliban in a key battle in late 2001.

Safe Haven

Spring 2015

Thai alum finds asylum at the UW.

How can you not care about the past?

Spring 2015

It’s a question that Erika Janik MA’04, MA’06 has been asking since her childhood.

Adopting History

Winter 2014

A UW professor inspires students to honor WW II soldiers.

The Kick that Captivated a Country

Fall 2014

An excerpt from The Opening Kickoff explores how UW legend Pat O'Dea "put the foot in football" and gained long-overdue respect for the Wisconsin team during the early days of intercollegiate athletics.

Does Democracy Work?

Fall 2014

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.

Constructing Community

Summer 2014

An artist shares his rare talent — and his culture.

History 201

Winter 2013

Combating misconceptions about ancient Rome.

Archaeologists on the Front Lines

Fall 2013

A professor steps up to protect an ancient culture from modern threats.

Classic Car Enthusiast

Summer 2013

Engineering professor explores the mysteries of chariots.

Moving Mountains

Spring 2011

An exhibit shows that sparse information once led to cartographic creativity.