Each year, the Great World Texts program holds its annual Student Conference, where high school students from around the state gather to present projects on the year's common read. We also host an annual colloquium for teachers preparing to teach the Great World Texts book every year.

In the spring of 2014, the Center for the Humanities held its seventh annual Public Humanities Conference, a forum for discussions and workshops between public humanities scholars and the community groups they engage, study, and serve.

In 2015 we hosted the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.

Other Conferences we have hosted include:

Spring 2013: "Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present" Capstone Conference

Fall 2009: "What is Human" Conference

Spring 2003: "The Souls of Black Folk" Centennial

Fall 2002: "Rembrandt and the Jews" Symposium

Great World Texts

Launched in 2005 by the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Great World Texts in Wisconsin connects scholars at UW-Madison with high school teachers and students across the state through the shared project of reading and discussing a classic piece of world literature.
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Imprisonment, Encampment, Incarceration: Prison Studies in a Global Frame

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Global Reformations:
Religion and the Making of the Modern World

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CHCI Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) was held in Madison, WI from June 5-7, and hosted by the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities. Read an article about the 2015 meeting here, and visit the CHCI website for an archive of annual meetings.

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Public Humanities Conference

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“The Souls of Black Folk” Centennial

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Rembrandt and the Jews Symposium

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