Stranger in the Shogun’s City: From the Archive to the Page
Amy Stanley, Professor of History, Northwestern University
Friday, September 24, 1 pm
American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor east, Golda Meir Library
In the early nineteenth century, an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno ran away from home. Defying convention, she made a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate. But as she was an unknown person, finding out what happened to her is a difficult task. This talk focuses on how images and documents in the Japanese archive can be used – carefully – to tell her story.
Free and open to the public. Feel free to circulate this announcement.
2021 “Maps & America” Arthur Holzheimer Lecture: “Mapping Grand Canyon National Park”
April 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (CST)
Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.)
Mapping Grand Canyon National Park
Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.), will present a virtual talk, “Mapping Grand Canyon National Park,” on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6 pm.
Patterson’s presentation will focus on four recently published maps of Grand Canyon National Park that owe their design inspiration to renowned mapmakers of the twentieth century.
This will be the 31st annual Maps & America lecture, supported by an endowment created by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer.
The lecture series was inaugurated by the noted cartographic historian, Brian Harley, in 1990. Over the years, the series has featured many of the leading figures in the field of map history and provided a multifaceted survey of this rapidly developing field. A list of previous speakers can be viewed here.
Check out the companion exhibit to the lecture, Mapping the Grand Canyon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject : lectures & exhibits updates.
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.