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AGSL Lectures, Exhibitions and Other Events

Maps & America 2022

The Arthur Holzheizmer Lecture Series

AGSL’s annual Holzheimer Maps & America Lecture will be held on April 28, 2022 at 6pm. This will be our first hybrid Maps & America lecture – registration is required for both virtual and in-person attendees. Our speaker this year is Dr. Katherine Parker, Research Officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Rare Maps Inc. The title of her talk is “Mapping Difference and Distance: Indigenous presence on European maps of southern Patagonia in the early modern period.”

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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.