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.

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
Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

This presentation provides an overview of German-language resources for genealogists and suggestions on where to find them. Learn how to interpret historic documents and receive tips on how to decipher Old German script and print.

Wednesday, November 15, 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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Friday, November 10, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm