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2016 Holzheimer ‘Maps and America’ Lecture: “Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography in the Americas”

April 28, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Mirela Altić, Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia will present the 2016 Holzheimer “Maps and America” Lecture on Thursday, April 28 in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

The title of her presentation is “Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography in the Americas.”

Altić is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb (Croatia) and Professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Zagreb.

A former AGSL McColl Fellow (2014), she is the author of 12 books including Historical Cartography: Cartographic Sources in Historical Sciences (2004)—which won the annual prize as the best scientific book of the year in Croatia—and numerous scholarly papers, and is a contributor to The History of Cartography Project.

For the academic year 2013-14, Altić was David Woodward Fellow in the History of Cartography (UW-Madison).

Mirela Altić

Mirela Altić

Currently Head of the research project The Historical Towns Atlas – Historical Identity and Modern Development of Towns in the Republic of Croatia, she is also a member of the Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association and Croatian representative in the International Working Group Historic Towns Atlases.

This will be the 27th “Maps and America” lecture, supported by an endowment created by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer.

A reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the lecture at 6 p.m.

For more information or special needs, please call 414-229-6282 or email agsl@uwm.edu.



April 28, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


American Geographical Society Library