What does studying history sound like? And where does one go to hear it? While we might often encounter history in books and museums, the Sound Inquiry Collaboratory is exploring how the new medium of podcasting can advance the study of the past.

Past Events

On April 30, Sound Inquiry did a live recording of their Podcasting the Past series in the Golda Meir Library at UWM. The group brought Liz Covart to campus, host of the popular Ben Franklin’s World podcast and the Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and recorded her conversation with the host of WUWM’s Lake Effect, Mitch Teich.

During her visit, Covart also led a podcasting workshop in the Digital Humanities Lab on Wednesday, May 1 at 2:30 pm.


  • Christopher Cantwell (History)
  • Marcus Filappello (History)
  • Jane Hampden Daley (JAMS)
  • Ann Hanlon (Digital Humanities Lab)
  • Mitch Teich (WUWM)