Research
Research

Borghesi-Mellon Workshops

The Center’s Workshops in the Humanities are working groups centered on an interdisciplinary topic, broadly conceived, drawn from any period, field, or method of research in the humanities. The workshops provide an opportunity for students and faculty to work together outside of the classroom. They are one of the Center’s most exciting programs, and have led to conferences, books, and teaching innovations. Recent and current workshops have focused on Comics, Science and Print Culture, Disability Studies and Activism, Digital Humanities, and Critical University Studies.
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Faculty Development Seminars

Designed to enhance the quality of humanities research at UW-Madison and to promote sustained collaboration and dialogue across disciplinary lines, the Center for the Humanities and Institute for Research in the Humanities (with major support from the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters & Science) inaugurated Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities in the spring of 2007. Over the years, seminars have examined a variety of topics, including migration and diaspora, justice in higher education, and digital humanities.
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First Book Program

The Center's First Book program provides both scholarly and collegial support for junior faculty members revising their first full-length work.
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Grand Research Challenge: The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate


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Global Midwest

The Global Midwest project is meant to reveal the Midwest as a key site in shaping global economies and cultures and a region informed by and connected to the world. The project offers grants to support work that demonstrates the variety of ways in which scholars in the humanities participate in and drive thinking about problems of broad interest.
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Scholars in Residence

The Scholars-in-Residence program brings to UW-Madison’s campus renowned thinkers whose cross-disciplinary work is in the vanguard of the humanities. During their time on campus, Scholars-in-Residence give public lectures, meet with faculty and students, participate in colloquia, and teach graduate seminars. These visits promise to intensify and internationalize intellectual life—on campus and in Madison. The support of the Distinguished International Visitors Fund, the A. W. Mellon Foundation, and the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund make the Scholars-in-Residence program possible.
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Iwanter Prize for Undergraduate Research

The annual Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. The award is made possible by a gift to the UW Foundation by Sidney E. Iwanter, an alumnus of the College of Letters & Science (BA History, 1971).
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Past Initiatives


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