AGSL Banner

Academic Adventure Series

UWM’s Academic Adventurers is a continuing series of informal Friday afternoon programs which give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear about their colleagues adventures abroad and afield.

Talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library.

A reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, accompanies each talk.  For more information or to arrange for special needs, call 414-229-6282.

September 20, 2019
Don Hanlon, Emeritus Professor of Architecture
The Case of Turpan, China: How to Destroy a Culture

Hanlon recently donated his slide collection to the AGSL that documents the vernacular architecture of Turpan in northwestern China.  Turpan was once the largest oasis-city along the Silk Road’s northern route and was once the seat of large empires that dominated sections of trade crossing from China into Central Asia, spreading Buddhism into China and silk into Rome.


A list of past Academic Adventurers lecturers is available for viewing.

To receive email updates about Academic Adventure lectures, send email to with the subject : AA updates.