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Fellows

2017-18 Public Fellows

This year five Public Humanities Fellows join us from Geography, Sociology, Journalism, Spanish, and Anthropology, and will work at cultural and non-profit institutions throughout Madison.
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2016-17 Public Fellows

Six Public Humanities Fellows oversaw the development of open source knowledge for small food producers, researched state and local racial disparities impacting Native Americans, organized a statewide literary conference for high schools, opened conversation between health networks and local community groups, launched a public humanities scholarship for undergraduates, and enhanced an art museum's development and programming.
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2015-16 Public Fellows

In 2015-16 Public Humanities Fellows oversaw the creation of an online music collection for Seattle Public Library, conceptualized and curated an exhibit at Taliesin Preservation, proposed a new literary-theatrical speaker series for Madison, helped over 1000 Wisconsin high school students connect with a 16th century Chinese novel, created an alumnus program for a local community center, and contributed to a statewide "Shop Talk" project with the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
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2014-15 Public Fellows

The second class of six Public Humanities Fellows developed a statewide project on "Working Lives" in Wisconsin; helped hundreds of Wisconsin high school students interpret Rousseau's Confessions; produced original content for Wisconsin Public Television; created an oral history project collecting the stories of organic farmers; documented "A Day in the Life" of students, parents, and teachers in Madison; and worked to better connect humanities faculty to the UW Foundation.
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2013-14 Public Fellows

The inaugural cohort of Public Humanities Fellows worked with high school teachers throughout Wisconsin to promote close reading of world literature, produced programming for national public radio, facilitated place-based storytelling for children through social media, and helped develop a free, online library of Madison music.
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