Nov 14
Memorial Library, Room 126
728 State Street
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM TRADITIONS IN DIALOGUE

Joe Salmons

Professor of Linguistics, UW-Madison
Language as History: Nordic Sound Recordings from the Upper Midwest

Join Joe Salmons, Mirva Johnson, and David Natvig for Language as History. We want and need to understand our past, and languages are a central part of history in the Upper Midwest. Using sound recordings made since the 1930s in the Nordic languages, we will talk about how our understanding of language history has been revolutionized because of these recordings and explore what they can tell us not only about the languages but about the social and cultural contexts in which they were spoken.

Presented by Traditions in Dialogue: Nordic-American Communities and Their Arts in Local and Transnational Contexts one of the Borghesi-Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with support from Nancy and David Borghesi and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Borghesi-Mellon Workshops

Madeline H. Caviness

Representations in the Middle Ages of Ethnic, Cultural and Physiological Difference, and Their Social Significance Then and Now
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Hagen Room, Room 150, Department of Art History, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
800 University Avenue
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Madeline H. Caviness

From Magdeburg to Charlottesville via Munich
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Conrad Elvehjem Building, L150
800 University Avenue
4:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Displaced Horizons

Multimedia Project
Oct 27
Gallery 7, 7th Floor Room 7240, George L. Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street 
6:30 PM Terra Incognita Art Series