University of Wisconsin–Madison

Events

Feb
22
Thu
“The Great Suiciding People Among Us”: German Americans and Suicide in the Nineteenth Century @ Memorial Library, Room 126
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm
Mar
16
Fri
Harriet Murav Lecture: Modernism in the Shtetl: David Bergelson’s Descent @ Union South (Check TiTU)
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
20
Tue
Literaturlenz @ tba
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm

Reading in German

Mar
21
Wed
Prof. Vance Byrd (Grinnell College): Periodicals and Panoramas: Media Production and Commemorating the American Civil War @ Memorial Library, Room 126
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
5
Thu
“‘It’s A Lot Harder in Wisconsin Than Here’: The Contours of German-American Immigration to Iowa”, a talk by Prof. Glenn Ehrstine (U Iowa) @ University Club
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm

This lecture is the keynote address for the opening of the exhibit “German Iowa and the Global Midwest,” created by the University of Iowa and on display at the Max Kade Institute, April 5–27, 2018. A reception will follow the presentation.

Apr
18
Wed
German Undergraduate Awards Banquet @ University Club
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
26
Thu
German Day at UW-Madison @ University of Wisconsin-Madison, Union South
Apr 26 all-day

German Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now in its 29th year. Typically anywhere from 500 to 700 students taking German at middle schools and high schools from across the state give their best effort and have fun competing in spelling, poetry, Pictionary, charades, skits, music, and poster events. Each year features a different theme, which is reflected in students’ skits and posters. This year’s theme is: “Wie Deutsch mein Leben verändert hat!”

Interested in attending? Contact the organizer, Jeanne Schueller (jmschuel@wisc.edu), for more information and to be added to the email list. All schools must register to attend. Registration is free. Schools limited to 25 students each.

Interested in volunteering? Please email the organizer!