"Harvey Goldberg was an inspired, passionate teacher who made a permanent impression on thousands of undergraduate and graduate students. He was, indeed, one of the greatest teachers of our time."

Fred Harvey Harrington, President Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2023 Harvey Goldberg Memorial Lecture

Event Poster: Harvey Goldberg Lecture“When the World Went South: The Global South in the Making of Our Times”

Mark Philip Bradley
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History,
Faculty Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights,
and Deputy Dean of the Social Sciences
University of Chicago

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5:00-6:30 PM
Pyle Center Room 226

Open to the public

The rise of powerful voices from the global South in the late twentieth century brought new ideas about democracy, the aims of economic growth, the nature of inequality, the making of restorative justice and the critical place of sustainability in the preserving the biosphere along with novel ways of seeing the world through literature and the visual arts. In the book project from which this talk emerges I center the ways in which Southern voices began to remake political, economic, social and cultural practices in both the South and the North. For this talk I take up one strand of these transformative developments, focusing on the growing centrality of the South in contemporary visual culture through a consideration of the transnational circuits shaping contemporary art practice in Southeast Asia in the 1990s.

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Harvey Goldberg Center


The Goldberg Center is accepting requests for financial assistance with lectures, conferences, seminars, and symposia for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please direct your requests to Goldberg Center chair, Patrick Iber.


After five years’ work, the Goldberg Center has completed the process of transferring Harvey Goldberg’s lectures from their current audio cassette format onto compact discs. The fruits of these labors are now available for listening in three formats: (1.) short audio samples below on this site’s “Home” page; (2.) selected lecture series on Compact Discs (CDs) available for purchase by clicking the blue hot link above left; and, (3.) the complete collection of original tapes and CDs, as itemized below, which are deposited in the Archives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We thank Sidney Iwanter for his generous contribution of tapes from the 1970-1971 academic year.

Harvey Goldberg’s Scholarship

The Life of Jean Jaurès. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1962.

Reprint available here