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March 2019

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

March 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Djuna Barnes “A Night Among the Horses” (1919) and “How It Feels to Be Forcibly Fed” (1914) Flannery O’Connor “A Temple of the Holy Ghost” (1959) and “Good Country People” (1959) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you…

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“Letters from Spain in a Space/Time Box: Understanding 19th Century Travel Through Writing, Old Maps, and Virtual Reality”

March 31 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by Professor Eugenia Afinoguénova, Spanish Language & Cultural History,  Marquette University; Andrea Ballard, The Spanish Travelers Project associate, American Geographical Society Library; Chris Larkee, 3D visualization expert, Marquette University Visualization Lab; Mackenzi McGowan, graduate research assistant, Marquette University; and Noel Hincha,…

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April 2019

Imagining the Moon: A History of Lunar Visualizations

April 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Marcy Bidney, curator of the UWM Libraries' American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), as she explores the history of visualizing the moon, from pretelescopic observations that imagined what the moon might look like to lunar cartography up through the space…

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Great Books Roundtable Discussions

April 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lillian Hellman The Children’s Hour (1934) Optional: See the UWM Mainstage performance of The Children’s Hour, directed by Raeleen McMillion, May 1-5. No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected text. These discussions are free…

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Maps & America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series

April 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Chet van Duzer, independent scholar, presents "Depicting and Concealing Unknown Regions at the Northern Limits of North America on Early Maps," and Lauren Beck, professor of Hispanic studies at Mount Allison University, presents "Indigenous and European Visualizations of the North…

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May 2019

Art, War & Peace: Celebrating a Major Gift of French WWI Posters from the Van Alyea Family to the American Geographical Society Library at the UWM Libraries

May 1 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211
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The Friends of the UWM Golda Meir Library present a discussion with Friends President Mary Emory and UWM Professor of History Neal Pease. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available in…

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Great Books Roundtable Discussions

May 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fyodor Dostoevsky “The Crocodile” (1865) Franz Kafka “The Great Wall of China" (1917) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts. These discussions are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit…

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