All posts tagged Wisconsin

Domestic Labor: Excavating the Public Sphere

Excavating the Private Sphere

A photo essay of mid-century domestic relics open a window on a woman’s hard, heroic, uncelebrated life.

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Six Quick Lessons in How to Read a Landscape

How do you teach someone to re-see a place they know well? Try these tips on introducing students to the practice of treating landscapes as historical documents.

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How Activists Are Taking on Factory Farms

Activists gather at a summit over factory farm expansion, offering an economic vision based on the value of clean water.

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Wisconsin’s John Muir: An Interview with Michael Edmonds

A traveling exhibit celebrates the life of John Muir and the centennial of the National Parks Service.

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Same Place, Different Photograph

Repeat photography is used by a range of scientists and artists as a form of data collection, but also raises deeper questions about the nature of truth.

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5 Ways to Ford the Dam(n)ed Mississippi River

CHE’s upcoming place-based workshop elicits questions—and several suggestions—about how to navigate a river and its watershed.

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An Ode to Madison’s Lake Monster

A story about sea serpents, water spirits, and how Madison’s lake monster lore invites an ethic of coexistence.

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Broadcasting the Wisconsin Idea: A Local History

The establishment of Station 9XM and experimental educational broadcasting is part of a larger story of radio and The Wisconsin Idea.

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Rewilding the Badger Army Ammunition Plant

Volunteers and stakeholders bring prairie ecosystems back to life on the grounds of what was once the world’s largest munitions facility.

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Drip Torch Weddings and Environmental Rituals

Devising a fire ritual for a friend’s wedding inspires one author to consider how environmental rituals connect sacred and ordinary parts of our lives.

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