Madison History Club

Madison History ClubThe Madison History Club brings UW­­–Madison alumni together with people across Madison who are curious about the past and eager to learn and discuss history with others. The club reflects the Department of History’s deep commitment to the Wisconsin Idea—that education should transcend the walls of the classroom, and that the university’s work should benefit all those in the state and beyond.

Through public lectures, book discussions, roundtables, and film screenings, the Madison History Club connects the community with the innovative research and teaching going on in the Department of History. Members guide the club’s program of events. Do you have ideas or questions for Madison-area historians? All are welcome, and we hope you will join us!

For email updates on our events in the Madison area, click here.

For history enthusiasts further afield, the Madison History Club also has an online community and digital programming. Click here to join.


Visit the department calendar for our program listings. Previous Madison History Club events have included a book discussion of Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen’s The Ideas that Made America, and a film screening and discussion of Godzilla with Professor Sarah Thal.  Video recordings of some Madison History Club events are available to view at the Department of History’s Video Gallery.

Podcast: Ask a Historian

The History Department’s podcast, Ask a Historian, is available wherever you get your podcasts. As we develop new episodes, we need your help! What burning questions do you have for a historian? Submit your response here.

Remember us on Day of the Badger

Day of the Badger is postponed and will occur at a later date in 2020. Check back for more details soon.