Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm

Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors? In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce you to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, October 13, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Craft beer provided by Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau. German-style buffet provided by Clasen's European Bakery (Middleton), the Freiburg Gastropub (Madison), and the University Club Restaurant. Enjoy accordion music with Bill Niederberger, German...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

As far back as the colonial era, humor centered on regional and ethnic diversity in America has drawn on stereotypes about language differences. In the presentation we will explore some of the ways that so-called...

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
German dialect mapping began with Georg Wenker (1852–1911). Working as a librarian at the University of Marburg between 1879 and 1888, Wenker sent written questionnaires to all schoolmasters in the German Empire, using 40 sentences that were...
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

When immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to Wisconsin 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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PAST EVENTS

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 9:00pm

Visit the Max Kade Institute table in the Culture Pavilion at German Fest Milwaukee! http://germanfest.com/culture/

Sunday, May 7, 2017 -
2:00pm to 8:30pm

This year’s Friends of the Max Kade Institute Annual Meeting will take us to Milwaukee, where we will learn about the magnificent German art treasures that have been collected in the city for well over 150 years. We will begin with a private,...

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken around the world today, more than half are likely to no longer be spoken actively by the turn of the next century. In almost every case, these languages are spoken by groups of people,...

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

In the second half of the nineteenth century, immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to America in large numbers, including from the Prussian/ German province of Pomerania. Many Pomeranians settled in the Midwestern...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

For about a century, the German harmonica or mouth organ was one of the most popular musical instruments in the United States. About one billion harmonicas were imported from Germany between the 1870s and 1980s. Cheap and portable, it was the...

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Monday, December 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Free and open to the public, but registration required. Call (773) 774-4804 to register before December 12.