Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Events


Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm


Session I         “All I know is they were from Germany”

Before you can do any meaningful family research in Europe, it is...

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the local cosponsor of the 43rd Annual SGAS Symposium.

A thematic focus of the Symposium will be on the diverse expressions of...
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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Benjamin Franklin had many interesting and consequential encounters with Germans both in North America and in Europe. In Pennsylvania, where Franklin lived for a large part of his life, he was surrounded by German immigrants. While visiting...

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:15pm

Join us for this lively CD release party featuring the Grammy award-winning owners of Archeophone Records Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, accordionist Deb Krauss Smith, and folklorist and Professor Emeritus James P. Leary. In 1920 Ferdinand...

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

Drawing on the resources of the Max Kade Institute Library & Archives and other contemporary materials, this presentation looks at German-language documents published in the United States during the World War I Era. It offers a glimpse into...

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

This workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, and registration is now CLOSED. ...

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for an overview of German-language resources for genealogists and suggestions on where to find them. We will learn how to interpret historic documents and practice deciphering Old German script and print.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Doors open at 5PM, music begins at 6PM

This early evening event with food and cash bar is free and open to the public.

Die Tanzgeiger is a traditional Austrian dance band with Upper Midwestern connections,...

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

One of the most fascinating phenomena in the animal kingdom is the migration of salmon. This photo presentation by Arthur Frederick Hasler tells the story of his father Arthur Davis Hasler (1908-2001), a former UW-Madison Limnology Professor, who...

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

When immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to the Midwest in the nineteenth century, they brought with them their culture and traditions, especially culinary ways and recipes. Before long, cookbooks were printed in this country for the...

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