OCTOBER 11-14, 2018

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Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas & Eloisa Gomez

05/19/2018 - 1:00pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

The Wisconsin Historical Society, Somos Latinas Digital History Project participants, coordinators, volunteers, and partners, and the Wisconsin Book Festival invite you to celebrate the progress of this important oral history project.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. celebration conversation in the auditorium, light refreshments and a book signing. Celebrants will have an opportunity to learn about how the Somos Latinas Collection of oral histories, begun in 2012, will be shared with the public and schools, to view the premiere of video-based interviews, to explore the first copies of the Somos Latinas book by Wisconsin Historical Society Press, to peruse Chican@ and Latin@ history with online displays by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, Chicanas Por Mi Raza, to meet the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies students who interviewed the 45 Somos women who made history, and to celebrate the Chican@ and Latin@ women who did so much with so little.


Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists -  - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2018 - 1:00pm</span>



Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

Annette Gordon-Reed

10/11/2017 - 4:00pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, Annette Gordon-Reed presents the 2017 James Madison Lecture: The Hemings Family of Monticello in Madison. Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs is one of the richest and most insightful accounts of Thomas Jefferson in a generation. Following her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed has teamed with Peter S. Onuf to present a provocative and absorbing character study that reveals our third president. Gordon-Reed and Onuf fundamentally challenge much of what we thought we knew, and through their painstaking research and vivid prose create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself.

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2017 - 4:00pm</span>



The Blood of Emmett Till

Tim Tyson

09/28/2017 - 5:00pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Presented in partnership with the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the 2017 Schewe Lecture features Tim Tyson speaking about his new book, The Blood of Emmett Till.


The Blood of Emmett Till -  - <span class="date-display-single">09/28/2017 - 5:00pm</span>



James Madison Lecture

Gordon Wood

10/20/2016 - 4:30pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Five years have passed since the emergence of democracy movement across the Middle East.  In his lecture, Dr. Wood will share insights from his lifelong study of the American Revolution, expanding on thoughts he offered to Egyptian leaders during their visit to the prestigious Center for Strategic and International Studies.

James Madison Lecture -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 4:30pm</span>



Wisconsin Agriculture: A History

Jerry Apps

10/23/2015 - 3:30pm

Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Wisconsin has been a farming state from its very beginnings. And though it's long been known as "the Dairy State," it produces much more than cows, milk, and cheese. In fact, Wisconsin is one of the most diverse agricultural states in the nation.

Wisconsin Agriculture: A History -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 3:30pm</span>
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