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September 2020

Live Online: “Amish in Wisconsin”

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Join "Badger Talks Live" and watch MKI Director Mark L. Louden's presentation on "Amish in Wisconsin." https://www.facebook.com/UWConnects/event. HOW TO JOIN: This lecture is presented by Badger Talk Live on Facebook. All Facebook users can access…

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Live Online: “A Historical Look at the Amish”

Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

After fleeing religious persecution in Europe, members of the Amish settled in the United States and Canada before the American Revolution. Initially immigrating to Pennsylvania, Amish communities can now be found across the country, including…

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October 2020

Live Virtual Lecture: “Thousands of Rhine-Hessians Are Living Here” — The Southwest German Immigrant Experience in 19th Century Wisconsin”

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Free and open to the public. This lecture requires pre-registration. Please RSVP to apetty@wisc.edu and you will be emailed a link to the event by October 29. In the mid-nineteenth century, emigrants from the present-day German state…

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November 2020

Live Virtual Lecture: “From the Spanish Royal Court to the White House: Alexander von Humboldt’s Quest for Knowledge in a World of Politics”

Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required ​email Antje Petty  (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link to the event The year 2019 marked the 250th anniversary the birth of Alexander von Humboldt, the Prussian explorer, naturalist, historian and…

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December 2020

Live Virtual Lecture: “On the Road to Prohibition: The Temperance Battle and German-American Brewers”

Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This lecture is available to pre-registrants only. It will NOT be posted online.  ​Email Antje Petty  (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link to this webinar. Links will be sent a day before the event. A hundred…

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January 2021

Live Virtual Lecture: “Folk Farmsteads on the Frontier”

Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Folk Farmsteads on the Frontier: German-American Farm Buildings in Southwestern North Dakota  Anna Andrzejewski and Travis Olson Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link. …

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February 2021

Live Virtual Lecture: “The Lives of Amish Women” with Karen Johnson-Weiner

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link. ​(links will be mailed on February 9, 2021) Having researched Amish life for nearly forty years, Dr.…

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March 2021

Genealogy Webinar: “The Lives and Times of Our German-Speaking Ancestors”

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States
$40

Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Friends of the Max Kade Institute Registration deadline: 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021 REGISTER HERE Fee: $40 (discount available for members of the Friends of the MKI and…

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Live Virtual Lecture: “From Farm to Farmers’ Market: Amish Folk Society in the Age of Fast Capitalism” with Simon Bronner

Thursday, March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link.  ​Links will be sent on March 24, 2021 This presentation examines the twenty-first-century economic shift in Amish…

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April 2021

Society for German-American Studies 45th Annual Symposium — Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

In Real Time: German-American Studies Around the Globe The Max Kade Institute is co-organizing this four-day virtual conference. It features 15 sessions with presentations by over thirty scholars from around the world, covering the German-American…

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May 2021

Virtual Presentation: “The Yiddish Sentence: Social Meaning Reflected in Grammatical Variation,” with Isaac Bleaman

Sunday, May 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This event will be held virtually, via Zoom. (no registration required)  To join the meeting, click HERE Isaac L. Bleaman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. His research interests include sociolinguistic variation, language…

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Virtual Presentation: “Public Health and Pandemics in the German-American Press” with Antje Petty

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

A discussion of medicine, illness, and attitudes toward health in the German-American Press with a special focus on pandemics. RSVP HERE to receive a link to the event. Antje Petty is the Associate Director of…

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Virtual Lecture: “From Humble Stew to Elegant Kaffee” with Antje Petty

Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

When German-speaking immigrants came to America, they brought with them their culinary traditions. Before long, cookbooks specifically written for Germans appeared in this country. This presentation will examine changes in the foodways of German Americans…

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October 2021

In Their Own Words: German-American Newspapers in the World War I Era (virtual lecture)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Virtual Lecture presented by Antje Petty, Associate Director, Max Kade Institute When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, 8 million Americans or 8.7 % of the population were German born or had parents…

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“Changes in Foodways of German-American Immigrants” (virtual lecture)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

Presented by Antje Petty, Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute When German-speaking immigrants came to America, they brought with them their culinary traditions.  Before long, cookbooks specifically written for Germans appeared in this country.…

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Live Virtual Lecture: “The German-Jewish Diaspora — From China to the US” with Weijia Li

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a link. ​Links will be sent on October 18, 2021 From 1938 to 1941, more…

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Virtual Lecture “German-American Cookbooks and Foodways” with Antje Petty

Sunday, October 31, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

When German-speaking immigrants came to America, they brought with them their culinary traditions.  Before long, cookbooks specifically written for Germans appeared in this country. This presentation will examine changes in the foodways of German Americans…

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November 2021

Virtual Lecture: “Healing Traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch”

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public! To receive a link, contact Antje Petty: apetty@wisc.edu Exploring the cultural and historical roots of Pennsylvania Dutch healing traditions, Patrick Donmoyer will introduce the customs,…

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December 2021

Virtual Lecture: “How Swiss German is Amish Shwitzer?”

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public! To receive a link, contact Antje Petty: apetty@wisc.edu Adams County, Indiana, is home to  the Swiss Amish, a population that does do not speak Pennsylvania…

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January 2022

Virtual Panel: “COVID in Context: Health Culture among Yiddish and Pennsylvania Dutch Speakers”

Thursday, January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture & The Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies present Covid in Context: Health Culture among Yiddish & Pennsylvania Dutch Speakers A panel discussion featuring Zackary Sholem Berger, Heather Mundro,…

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February 2022

Virtual Lecture: “The German-American Feminist and the Rape Trial of a Yankee Abolitionist: Insights from the Letters of Mathilde Franziska Anneke”

Thursday, February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public! To receive a link, contact Antje Petty: apetty@wisc.edu Alison Clark Efford explores how German-American feminist Mathilda Franziska Anneke responded to the 1859 “seduction” trial of…

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March 2022

Virtual Lecture: “Making English Canada: German and French Bilingual Schools in Ontario, 1880-1912”

Tuesday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public! To receive a link, contact Antje Petty: apetty@wisc.edu When Anglophones and Francophones debated bilingual education in Ontario from the 1880s to the eve of the…

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October 2022

Virtual Lecture: “New York’s German-Language Press in Times of Peace and War (late 19th Century to 1918)” with Peter Conolly-Smith

Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States + Google Map

VIRTUAL LECTURE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a Zoom link. (Links will be emailed the day before the event) This presentation examines New York City’s thriving German-language press on the eve of…

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November 2022

Virtual Workshop: “German Genealogy” with Antje Petty

Saturday, November 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Event Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Over 40% of Wisconsinites trace their ancestral roots to German-speaking countries. Are you one of them? Willkommen! Join Antje Petty, Associate Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at UW–Madison, as we explore…

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