Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Events


Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 7:30pm

We look forward to holding the 2019 annual meeting of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute at Old World Wisconsin, in Eagle, WI. Founded in 1976, Old World Wisconsin is an open air museum with more than 60 historic structures brought here from...

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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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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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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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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