Join us for an incredible and unforgettable experience this summer!

Picturing Milwaukee is a participatory action-research project that explores history and heritage of local neighborhoods. This immersive learning experience provides students a unique opportunity to learn basic skills, ethics, theories and methods within their academic disciplines and then apply such learning in real-life situation. Our students come from multiple academic disciplines and include local community members.

BLC field school enrollment is open. Apply Here:

Hear previous years’ student testimonials.

Class Dates: June 4 – July 13, 2018; Final exhibit: July 21, 2018
Preparatory Workshop (attendance required), Tuesday, May 29. 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UWM

The National Humanities Alliance named this field school as a model engaged humanities program.

This year we received our third Wisconsin Humanities Council Major grant to get nationally renowned scholars to teach in the summer field school.

External Funds: VAF offers the Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowships for students interested in field schools or other training opportunities. For more information see

For more information please contact Professor Arijit Sen.