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AGSL Lectures, Exhibitions and Other Events

Academic Adventurers is back

Next Lecture Friday, January 28, 2022

In collaboration with the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery at UWM, our lectures this year will focus on their new exhibit – Hostile TerrainsHostile Terrains examines the intersection of space, policy and violence in and around the United States. This exploration is catalyzed by the Hostile Terrain 94 installation, authored by the Undocumented Migration Project and directed by anthropologist Jason De Leon of UCLA.

At UWM’s Mathis Gallery, the installations in the exhibit analyze hostile landscapes in and around Milwaukee. The objective of the exhibit is to center and amplify the voices of the silenced, reveal the invisible injustices embedded in our landscapes, and to cultivate connections between allies and organizations fighting for rights in and beyond Milwaukee.

The Hostile Terrain Exhibit is open to the public in the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery on UWM’s campus M-Th 10am-4pm through February 10, 2022. The schedule of speakers follows:

Friday, January 28, 2022 – Dr. Derek Handley, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Friday February 4, 2022 – Dr. Margaret Noodin, Director, Electa Quinney Institute

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.

Free and open to the public; join us for a display of related materials from the AGSL before the talk!

Talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library (2311 E. Hartford Ave.).

For more information or to arrange for special needs, call 414-229-6282.

For more information about the AGSL, email or call 414-229-6282.




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

UWM 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 calendar of events.

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.