Workshop: Deciphering Old German Script

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@ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Mark Louden


Union South, UW Madison, 1308 Dayton Street


Friends of the Max Kade Institute, Wisconsin Historical Society



Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors? In this workshop, sponsored by the Friends of the Max Kade Institute, Mark Louden will introduce participants to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the 19th century. The workshop combines presentations with practical exercises. Participants are welcome to bring copies of documents they are interested in working on. Though a reading knowledge of German is helpful, it is not required.

Mark Louden is the Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and a Professor in the German Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

LUNCH included! Please choose from one of the following sandwich options. All sandwiches come with a green salad, chips, cookie, and soda/ water.

  • Smoked Turkey & Munster
  • Roast Beef & Provolone
  • Hummus with Cucumber, Red Bell Pepper, Fresh Cilantro & Feta-Pinenut-Spread

Workshop Fee (includes lunch)

Regular: $34

Member of the Friends of MKI: $29

Member of the Wisconsin Historical Society: $29

UW student: $19