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AGSL Lectures, Exhibitions and Other Events

Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met: Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America

February 17, 2021 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

The American Geographical Society Library in collaboration with the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies present Jeffrey Erbig, Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latino Studies at UC-Santa Cruz, talking about the subject of his recent book, Where Caciques and Mapmakers Met: Border Making in Eighteenth-Century South America.

This will be a virtual event. More details to come.

Maps & America Lecture

April 8, 2021

Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.)
Mapping Grand Canyon National Park 

The virtual talk will focus on four recently published maps of Grand Canyon National Park that owe their design inspiration to renowned mapmakers of the twentieth century.


The AGS Library hosts a number of lecture series, events and exhibits throughout the year. To receive email updates about any of our lectures, send an email to with the subject : lectures & exhibits updates.

Maps & America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series

Academic Adventure Series

Map Society of Wisconsin

WM Department of Geography Lectures


Each academic year the AGS Library hosts the UWM Geography Department’s colloquium from 2:30-4:00pm on Friday afternoons. For more information see the Department of Geography’s Colloquium web site.

Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture Series

This lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Geography and held in the AGS Library in the fall and spring. It is made possible by an endowment from Harold and Florence Mayer. Harold Mayer (1916 – 1994) was a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and one of the leading scholars in the field of urban geography in the twentieth century. He specialized in Urban and Transport Geography of North America with a focus on New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and British Columbia. For more information see the Department of Geography’s web site.