Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

MKI Presentations

MKI staff members travel throughout the state and beyond to give presentations on a variety of topics related to the German-American experience. If you would like to invite a speaker to your community contact Antje Petty

Events listed below include only those that are open to the public.

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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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:30pm
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.

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