The Slaughter Salon Series is named in honor of Gertrude Slaughter and is organized as a service for our UW-Madison graduate students in French & Italian.

Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter (1870-1963) was an author, a patron of the arts, and a French House benefactor who left us her home and the land where the French House now stands on the shore of Lake Mendota. Ms. Slaughter opened her home to students in French & Italian and often organized intellectual “salons” throughout the year to discuss subjects such as art, literature, and philosophy.


Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter

The Salon Series events are open to the graduate students in French & Italian and their guests. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not open to the general public.

Friday, January 23, 2:30 pm: Job Talk

The first “salon” of the series focuses on the “Job Talk,” that on-campus presentation that offers job-seeking candidates the opportunity to present their research to prospective employers.  This talk is presented by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students and the Professional Development Committee, with the leadership of Professor Josh Armstrong.

Additional events in this series will be announced soon!

Salon series events are also listed under our French House events here on this site.