Geography Colloquium Series

Fall 2023

The Geography Department at UWM hosts a colloquium series on geographic topics most weeks during the semester. Colloquia range from presentations by UWM faculty, Geography graduate students, visiting speakers including our distinguished Mayer speakers; workshops on professional development; and field trips. Some of these events are coordinated with other programs on campus (see the programs included below.

We are grateful to the American Geographical Society Library for allowing us to host speakers in their space.

Most colloquium series presentations are held in the American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor, Golda Meir Library. Some events will be virtual or in other locations.

Colloquia are on Fridays: Fall term: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm* 

*Unless otherwise indicated

DateTopic, speakers, sponsors, location, and other details
Sept 8Department of Geography “Meet and Greet” Hubbard Park Beer Garden at 4:00pm
Sept 15No colloquium.
Sept 22Anne Bonds (UWM Geography), Milwaukee County Racial Covenant Update and
Transcription Workshop
Sept 29David K. Seitz (Harvey Mudd College, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and
the Arts), “What does Paddington Bear tell us about Geography?”
Oct 6Alex Hamilton (UWM Geography), Proposal presentation: “Spinster Spaces:
Investigating the Lives of Single Women and the Geographies of Spinsterhood”
Oct 13Grad Student Meeting with Chair, Ryan Holifield, and Grad Chair, Alison Donnelly
Oct 20
Lynne Woehrle, (UWM School of Nursing, Director, Master in Sustainable Peace Building Program), “Why is Hyper-Segregation so Difficult to Eliminate? A Suburban-Urban Conundrum”
Oct 27AGSL Academic Adventurers Series: Michael J Pauers, UWM General Studies, Title TBD
Nov 3
Fall Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture, Prof. Jennifer Fluri (University of Colorado, Department of Geography), “Afghanistan Evacuation Failure: Activism and Scholarship in a Time of Geopolitical Crisis”
Nov 10Prof. Joshua Inwood (Penn State University, Department of Geography),
“Contemporary Legacies of Enslavement in the US Infrastructure Landscape”
Nov 17AGSL Academic Adventurers Series: TBD
Nov 24No colloquium: Thanksgiving Recess
Dec 1Ryan Holifield, (UWM Geography), “WaterMarks: Bringing communities, artists, and scientists together to learn about Milwaukee’s water infrastructure”
Dec 8No Colloquium: Good luck with the end of the semester