History

HH Bennett: His American Landscape - Ep. 516

Sara Rath.

Sara Rath joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to chronicle the life of Henry Hamilton Bennet and his career photographing the Wisconsin Dells.

Early Postcards of Madison - Ep. 513

David Sakrison, Author

David Sakrison shares the history and development of the city of Madison through a collection of historic postcards.

Back in the USSR: The True Story of Rock in Russia - Ep. 512

Artemii Troitsky, Journalist and Music Critic

Artemii Troitsky chronicles the history of rock and roll music in Russia.

Badger Boneyards- The Eternal Rest of the Story - Ep. 509

Dennis McCann, Author

Author Dennis McCann talks about his interest in cemeteries and how visiting grave yards around the country lead to writing "Badger Boneyards," a book about cemeteries in Wisconsin.

Oral History in Wisconsin - Ep. 505

Troy Reeves, Oral History Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Troy Reeves discusses the meaning of oral history and its importance in the transfer of knowledge through generations, also touching specifically on its context in the state of Wisconsin.

H.H. Bennett and The Wisconsin Dells - Ep. 494

Dale Williams, Director, H.H. Bennett Studio.

Dale Williams introduces 19th century photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. Bennett settled in Wisconsin Dells and was considered by many to be one of the best photographers during the golden age of landscape photography.

The Legacy of Mary Lou Williams - Ep. 492

Tammy Kernodle,Associate
Professor of Musicology, Miami
University

Tammy Kernodle discusses the future of jazz through a retrospective of the life and music of pianist, composer, Mary Lou Williams. Mary Lou Williams was one
of the only jazz musicians to
have played through every era of
jazz from the 1920s until 1980.

This Is The Home Of My Spirit - Ep. 488

Linda Waggoner, author

Linda Waggoner tells the life story of Angel DeCora, a prominent Winnebago artist, tracing her growth as an artist in the 1800s. She also explains the importance of her works in the context of other Winnebago art.

The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens - Ep. 487

Tino Balio, Professor Emeritus, UW Madison

Tino Balio joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the renaissance of foreign films from post World War II until the 1970s.

Effigy Mounds of Madison and the Four Lakes - Ep. 463

Robert Birmingham, Former State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society.

Robert Birmingham explores the effigy mound landscape of Wisconsin, focusing specifically on the Madison area and the four lakes. He also dissects the cultural importance of Indian mounds and the myths that surround them.

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