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2024 “Maps & America”: Arthur Holzheimer Lecture

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tim Wallace, Senior Editor for Geography at The New York Times, presents the 2024 “Maps & America”: Arthur Holzheimer Lecture on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

The title of his talk is “Newsroom Cartography.”

Tim Wallace helps to coordinate geospatial efforts across the newsroom in his role as Senior Editor for Geography at The New York Times. He creates visual stories that illustrate the geographic dimensions of current events. Wallace has a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For over 150 years, The New York Times has been using maps to help readers understand what is happening around the world. Cartographic techniques are integral to the way The Times reports on weather, war, climate and politics and more. Using maps from the AGSL collections as touchstones, this talk will explore how The New York Times strengthens its news coverage with maps.

There is a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required for this in-person and virtual event. Please click here to register.

This will be the 34th annual presentation in the Maps & America: Arthur Holzheimer Lecture series, organized by the American Geographical Society Library and 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.