Borghesi-Mellon Workshops

Since 2000, the Center's Workshops in the Humanities have provided an opportunity for students and faculty to work together outside of the classroom, in working groups centered on an interdisciplinary topic, broadly conceived, drawn from any period, field, or method of research in the humanities.

About the Borghesi-Mellon Workshops Program

One of the Center’s most exciting programs, the Workshops have led to conferences, books, teaching innovations, and the creation of long-term research centers and projects. Recent and current workshops have focused on Comics, Disability Studies and Activism, Food Studies, Digital Humanities, and Critical University Studies.

From 2000 to 2015, the A. W. Mellon Foundation generously funded over 50 distinct “Mellon Workshops" through multiyear grants. In 2014, the Mellon Foundation matched an endowment gift from UW-Madison alumni Nancy Borghesi (B.A.’69, Economics, and a member of the College of Letters & Science Board of Visitors) and David Borghesi (BBA’70, Accounting), acknowledging the leadership and dedication of the Center for Humanities Director, Professor Sara Guyer. Beginning in 2015 this longstanding program was renamed the Borghesi-Mellon Workshops in the Humanities.


Upcoming Events and Workshops

Nina Elder

An Artistic Approach to Non-Linear Research
Artist, Adventurer, and Arts Administrator
Nov 30
8411 Sewell Social Science
1180 Observatory Drive
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Terra Incognita Art Series

Justin Hall

Comics Workshop with Justin Hall!
Cartoonist, CCA Assistant Professor of Comics
Nov 30
6131 Mosse Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Applied Comics Kitchen!
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