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Map Society of Wisconsin

The Map Society of Wisconsin was formed in 1996 to bring together people interested in all aspects of maps and mapping–their history, uses, production and preservation regardless of format. We hold our meetings at the AGSL usually featuring a presentation accompanied by a related exhibit drawn from the Library’s collections. Socializing and refreshments precede each meeting.

The society was founded through and is based at the AGSL. To inquire about membership call (414)-229-6282 or email us at

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A Previously Unknown and Unexplored Land Mass: Looking For (and Laughing At) the Midwest”

Presented by:

Amanda Murphyao, PhD Candidate School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

The Midwest is a region that is difficult to define.  What states are included?  Does the idea of the Midwest change over time?  What does it mean to be Midwestern?  As part of her doctoral research into “carto-caricatures,” Amanda Murphyao (a 2019 AGS Library Research Fellow) has explored the varied cartographic representations and geographic definitions of the Midwest.  Using examples from atlases, popular culture, and political cartoons, Amanda will address the question: what is the Midwest?

Join us at 1:30 for socializing & light refreshments before the talk.

Map Society talks held in the AGS Library, 3rd floor east wing.

AGS Library | 3rd floor, East Wing, of the UWM Golda Meir Library building
2311 E. Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211

Parking rates apply for all UWM parking lots and structures (see rates). Street parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays.

Map Society Membership
Membership 2019-2020

The Chicago Map Society

The Chicago Map Society also hosts a number of events throughout the academic year. The Chicago Map Society typically meets at the Newberry Library on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings start at 5:30pm with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation on a cartographic subject of interest to the membership. Meeting are open to the public.

Visit here for more information on Chicago Map Society events