Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Max Kade Institute regularly sponsors academic conferences on a wide variety of German-American topics. They are free and open to the public and bring together world-renowned scholars with students and the Wisconsin community.

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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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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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 5:00pm

This symposium is the forty-eighth Wisconsin Workshop, an annual interdisciplinary forum in German studies sponsored by the UW Department of German. It will look at the complex situations and dynamics of societies with German...

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 5:00pm

2011 is the sesquicentennial of the inauguration of President Lincoln and the first shots fired in the U.S. Civil War. MKI will mark the occasion by hosting a symposium to examine the time before, during, and directly after the Civil War from a...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 -
3:30pm to 6:30pm

3:00 – 3:15

3:15 – 4:00
Annemarie Steidl (University of Vienna, Austria)
"Understanding the Transatlantic Migration Experience:
The Intermarriage of US-Migrants from Austria-Hungary as an Indicator of...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 9:00am to Friday, September 17, 2010 - 5:00pm

This event will bring together a set of scholars with the aim of creating new collaborations in linguistics and related areas. Wisconsin has a long tradition of research into immigrant languages in North America, led by luminaries like Einar...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 5:00pm

This 2-day conference Representing and Experiencing Transnationalism: Germanic Languages and Cultures in Global Perspective held at the University of Wisconsin. Madison, is organized by Kristine Horner (University of Leeds) in...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:00am to Friday, April 3, 2009 - 6:00pm

This international conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Max Kade Institute and its accomplishments in the field of German-American studies.

A variety of topics are addressed in four sessions: America and Her Immigrants:...

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 9:00am to Friday, September 29, 2006 - 5:00pm

On Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2006, the Max Kade Institute, in conjunction with the Center for German and European Studies, will sponsor a conference on the topic "The German Language and Immigration in International...

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Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 13, 2004 - 9:00pm

Most of us living in the Upper Midwest are descendants of immigrants or have been immigrants ourselves.  During the nineteenth century, many new residents to this region came from Europe, especially German-speaking Europe.  Once in their new...

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