David McDonald, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches during a History 418: History of Russia course in the Mosse Humanities Building on Feb. 28, 2018. McDonald is a recipient of a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

History in the Making

In celebration of UW-Madison’s 175th anniversary, Badger Talks features relevant topics of history, both in the past and in the making. Whether you’d like to learn about your own Wisconsin community, international politics, or even ancient archaeological sites, Badger Talks has the speaker for you!


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Wisconsin History and Culture

Badger Talk LIVE: "Live from Green Bay: Celebrating UW's 175th Anniversary" with Tod Pritchard on Tuesday, May 23 @ 12:00 PM

Oral History & Storytelling

Badger Talk LIVE: "Islam and Palestine with Wisconsin Biographies" with Janan Najeeb on Tuesday, May 9 @ 12:00 PM

European History & Culture

Badger Talk LIVE: "Russia's War in Ukraine" with Mikhail Troitskiy on Tuesday, May 2 @ 12:00 PM

Asian History & Culture

Badger Talk LIVE: "Buddhism and Tibet with Wisconsin Biographies" with Jampa Khedup on Tuesday, May 9 @ 12:00 PM