UWM's Academic Adventurers is a continuing series of informal Friday afternoon programs which give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear of their colleagues adventures abroad and afield.
Tea and talk afterwards iscourtesy of the Friends of Golda Meir Library. All programs are held in the AGSL and are free and open to the public. For more information or to arrange for special needs, call 414-229-6282.
Held in the spring of each year in the AGSL on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, the Maps & America Lecture Series was inaugurated by the noted cartographic historian, Brian Harley, in 1990. Since its inception, the lecture series has been generously sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer of the Chicago area. Over the years, the series has featured many of the leading figures in the field of map history and provided a multifaceted survey of this rapidly developing field.
This year marks the sixth annual lecture in a new series held in the AGSL. Sponsored by Edward Wilkommen, the GeoFocus lecture series brings distinguished speakers to UWM for presentations related to geology and geography.
The Map Society holds periodic meetings at the AGSL usually featuring a presentation accompanied by a related exhibit drawn from the Library. Socializing and refreshments precede each meeting.
GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Day is a yearly event held on the second Wednesday in November during Geography Awareness Week. Join us in November for vendor presentations, guest speakers, free workshops, a map gallery, tours of the AGS Library, and more. Visit UWM's GIS Day web site for more information.
Harold Mayer Lecture, Department of Geography's annual lecture held in the AGSL each fall and spring. For more information see the Department of Geography's Colloquium web site.
The AGSL periodically displays materials from its holdings. These exhibits usually follow some theme, and can include a variety of materials such as maps, charts, atlases, photographs, realia, etc. They generally are on display within the AGSL on the third floor, East wing of the Golda Meir Library.
Shortly before Academic Adventurers lectures and for about a week following the lecture, there is a corresponding exhibit. These exhibits contain a variety of materials related to the theme of the Academic Adventurer lecture.
Comments or questions for the AGSL? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 229-6282.