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.
This salon is presented by the Graduate Association of French & Italian Students.
Light refreshments will be served. Participation in this series is open to our graduate students in French & Italian and their guests. This event is not open to the general public.
This salon topic will be “Digital Humanities”. This is a particularly pertinent topic since immediately before the salon, the “Future of Open-Stack Standing Collections at UW-Madison” panel and discussion is taking place in Rm. L140 of the Elvehjem Building from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. I encourage you all to join us at that panel discussion and then we can walk over to the French House together to engage in more discussion with treats and drinks.
There’s no need to prepare for the salon; we’ll simply discuss the topic as we like with the help of our moderators.