University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upcoming Events & Programming

World Cinema Day 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018, AMC Dine-In Madison (formerly Sundance Cinemas), 430 N. Midvale, Madison.

There will be two film showings, one at 9:00 am and one at 11:00 am.  This event is free to high school groups attending with their teachers. Seats are limited. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about this exciting program for high school teachers and their students!

Questions? Please contact Nancy Heingartner at nheingartner@wisc.edu 

Sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies @ UW-Madison.


K-12 Professional Development Workshop: “RACE AND ETHNICITY IN LATIN AMERICA”

July 11-13, 2018, UW-Milwaukee

Race and ethnicity continue to be among the most important determinants of opportunity in Latin America. This Institute explores the racial and ethnic diversity of the region from colonial origins of racial and ethnic identities and categories to how practices evolved with the creation of new nation states and the abolition of African slavery in the late 19th century.

Cost: $80 for in-service teachers/ $25 for education students (Fee includes breakfasts, lunches and materials). Dorm housing is available for $60/night.

Application deadline is May 21, 2018.

Please click HERE for more information.

The workshop is a collaboration between the Florida International University Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).


K-12 Professional Development Workshop: “66-77-89: Czecholslovakia from invasion to revolution”

July 11-13, 2018, Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI

This three-day workshop introduces educators to the causes and legacies of Czechoslovakia’s culture of dissent. Educators will hear from expert speakers on topics including the 1968 Prague Spring uprising and its aftermath, the Charter 77 movement, and the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Participants will explore primary sources and classroom-ready activities through interactive modules, and they will work with museum staff and a curriculum development specialist on incorporating the workshop content into their lesson plans.

The workshop will link past and present by emphasizing the importance of civic engagement and the performative nature of democracy. Participants will come away with new tools for engaging with students on the Prague Spring and Velvet Revolution, as well as new ideas for applying lessons from Czechoslovakia’s totalitarian past to today’s globalized world.

The workshop is open to Iowa and Wisconsin educators.

Application deadline is June 1, 2018.

Please click HERE for more information and to register.

Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.