A Brief History of Faith at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Video)

Upper House February 28, 2023

Meet some of the remarkable, historically influential leaders and professors connected to religious and spiritual life at UW-Madison in Upper House’s original video—A Brief History of Faith at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John Bascom, Thomas C. Chamberlain, Edward Birge, Helen C. White, John Alexander, and emeritus professors Charles L. Cohen (History), Mary Lou Daniel (Spanish and Portuguese), Robert Fryckenberg (History), and Calvin DeWitt (Environmental Studies) are just some of the people you will encounter in this fascinating 18-minute video.
If you are a student, faculty member, alumnus, or community member, you will likely be surprised at some of the ways well-known people and religion have shaped UW-Madison. 


A Brief History of Faith at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was produced by Scott Wilson and features the work of historian Daniel Hummel, PhD, Jon Dahl, and Susan Smetzer-Anderson, PhD. It is narrated by Rebecca Cooks; technical support was provided by Daniel Johnson. Funded in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the opinions expressed in this video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

About Upper House

Upper House is an initiative of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation, located in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its mission is to curate transformative experiences for university students, faculty, staff, and the Madison community at large—to ignite theological curiosity, shape Christian identity, and equip people to live out their faith for the life of the world.