The Center for the Humanities has worked with more than 200 community partners over the past 19 years to bring humanities-based scholars, students, and ideas into our local and state communities, with the goal of creating meaningful collaborations that address pressing community needs and help our community members, students, and faculty to thrive.
Interested in collaborating with us? We’d love to talk! Contact Public Humanities Program Coordinator Danielle Weindling.
Spotlight: Community Partners
Outside the windows of Beaver Dam High School, snow is piled high, the sky is gray and the air is momentarily still before another winter storm hits southern Wisconsin. But inside, the 17 seniors in the World Literature class have their focus set far away: on the Caribbean island of Antigua...
UW-Madison graduate student Molly Harris has not served in the military, nor have her brother or parents. She finds the situation fairly common among her peers. “In previous wars, the entire country was sort of absorbed in it,” Harris said. “Now you can live your life without knowing much about what’s happening with the military...”
If the purpose of art is to inspire, then the “Artists in Absentia” exhibition at Madison’s Central Library is already a smashing success. It has inspired the prisoners whose work is represented, the instructors they worked with behind prison walls and the folks who pulled the show together. This isn’t just an art display, they all agree. It’s a tool for changing public perceptions...
How can humanities centers stay publicly engaged in the time of social distancing? In this podcast, Craig Eley speaks with Aaron Fai about the Humanities Responders. Click here to listen with your preferred service.