Upcoming Events

December 2, 2015 12:00 AM in Beloit
Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity: Military Mascots Event Details »

December 2, 2015 7:00 PM in Milwaukee
A Tapestry of Jewish Film: "The Yidishe Gauchos" and "Argentina's Jews: Days of Awe" Event Details »

December 3, 2015 10:30 AM in West Bend
Enroute to the Redoubt: Monuments Men Recover Art with Charlotte Crysdale Event Details »

December 5, 2015 3:00 PM in Port Washington
Analog Photography, Looking Back and Ahead Stuidio Open House with Christmas on the Corners Event Details »

December 9, 2015 6:30 PM in Madison
Analog Photography, Looking Back and Ahead Photography Book Conversations Event Details »

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What do a Wisconsin humanities scholar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and a brewmaster have in common?

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In 2016, our ShopTalk speakers will engage audiences in conversation about what work is, what it means, and what the future may hold. These events are free to our community hosts. They are the latest piece of the WHC’s Working Lives Project that is strengthening democracy from the ground up.

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  Troy Reeves works as an Oral Historian for the UW-Madison Archives, which is a part of the UW-Madison Libraries. For over ten years,  Troy has – more

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We are excited to announce the fall round of Major Grant awards! Six is the magic number this fall. We are so proud of the – more

Health, Work, and Healthy Work: Human Factors Engineering

Katherine Sanders is a human factors engineer. She specializes in sociotechnical systems, essentially, what makes work meaningful and healthy for people. She explains, “It’s a – more