Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Events


Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
12:30pm to 7:30pm

This year the Friends of the Max Kade Institute will step back to the early days of the twentieth century by visiting the historic Fromm Brothers Fur and Ginseng Farm in the Town of Hamburg, Marathon County. We will learn how five brothers, whose...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Join Mark Louden for one of six lectures on "Who are the Amish?" in Western Wisconsin:
  • Thursday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. at Prescott Public Library (...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

This lecture is the keynote address at the opening of the exhibit “German Iowa and the Global Midwest." It is followed by a reception.  

Glenn Ehrstine is Associate Professor of German a the University of Iowa. His research focuses on...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

This exhibit, created by the University of Iowa, visualizes the story of German immigration to Iowa in the context of global migration to the American Midwest, and examines pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, the value and challenges of...

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
One of America’s most familiar yet widely misunderstood religious groups are the Old Order Amish. This presentation will address central aspects of Amish life and the Christian faith that anchors it, with a special emphasis on Amish communities...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Join us for a fascinating presentation about nineteenth century panoramas, a medium usually associated with the staging of spectacular national historical narratives. Prof. Byrd investigates these massive displays as media production networks...

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Monday, March 19, 2018 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm