Wisconsin 101: Local History with Objects | WisCommunity

"Wisconsin 101: Local History with Objects" is the topic for the October 20th session of the Thursdays at the U Lecture Series on the UWEC-Barron County campus. The presenter will be Tom Broman, emeritus professor of history at the UW-Madison campus. Broman is co-director of Wisconsin 101, a project which seeks to engage citizens state-wide in a public history project. At its core, this project invites non-professional historians to profile objects from their daily lives and write short histories that contextualize those objects within local history, regional historical trends, and even international change. The objects and stories featured on Wisconsin 101 cut across the diverse regional, cultural, economic, and political differences of our state, providing a rich sense of our shared heritage. Broman's current interests include science and medicine in the Enlightenment, the role of science in the public sphere, and 18th-century German intellectual and cultural history. His background includes an A.B. in biology and chemistry from Ripon College, master's degrees in agronomy and history, and a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. The campus is located at 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake. All sessions of the lecture series are Thursdays, 12:30-1:30. They are free and open to the public, thanks to financial support from the campus foundation. Neither seating reservations nor parking permits are required for campus guests.

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Oct 20 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

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