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November 2022

Using Digital Collections: IIIF Images

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Ann Hanlon and Jie Chen, UWM Libraries. IIIF is a set of open standards for delivering high-quality digital objects online at scale. Hundreds of cultural heritage institutions use this standard to deliver their archival objects online, including the University of…

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Mapping Racism and Resistance in Milwaukee County: An Update and Discussion

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Anne Bonds, associate professor, UWM Department of Geography, and Derek Handley, assistant professor, UWM Department of English, will discuss their project, Mapping Racism and Resistance in Milwaukee County, about the history and impact of racist language in real estate covenants in…

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Using GitHub to Build Websites

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Ann Hanlon and Stephen Appel, UWM Libraries. GitHub is most commonly understood as a site to share and collaborate on code. But non-coders can get a lot out of GitHub as well, including using GitHub to build digital exhibits…

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The Historical Novel’s Uncertain Truth: On Writing about Francisca Pizarro, the First Mestiza in South America

Presented by Alonso Cueto. A native of Lima, Peru, Alonso Cueto is a major figure in contemporary Latin American literature. He is the author of novels, short fiction, plays, and essays. His novels include The Blue Hour (2005 Herralde Prize for Novel), El…

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UWM’s Academic Adventurers: Studying Frog Calls and Colors in Central & North America

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
American Geographical Society Library, Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI United States

Presented by Dr. Gerlinde Höbel, associate professor in the Biological Sciences department at UWM. Dr. Höbel’s research deals with adaptations to communicate in complex and dynamic environments (such as a frog chorus), and with the effects of social interactions on communication…

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[Postponed] Using Linked Open Data: Wikidata

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Ann Hanlon and Nathan Humpal, UWM Libraries. Linked open data is a method of sharing and connecting structured data on the web. Wikidata – part of the Wikimedia Foundation universe – functions as a knowledge base built using linked open…

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Scholar Sip: American Geographical Society Library at a Glance

November 17 @ 11:50 am - 12:40 pm
UWM at Washington County Library, 400 S. University Drive
West Bend, WI 53095 United States

Presented by Georgia Brown, public services librarian in the American Geographical Society Library. Scholar Sip is a free community event held in the UWM at Washington County Library in West Bend on select Thursdays over the lunch hour. Come find…

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Opening Celebration of the International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collection

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
image from Joao by a Thread

Join us in the UWM Golda Meir Library's Curriculum Collection (located on the second floor, east wing) as we officially celebrate the opening of our new collection of international children’s and young adult literature on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 from…

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Great Books Virtual Roundtable Discussion

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marcel Proust “Place Names: The Place, Part 2” from Within a Budding Grove (1918) No expertise or prerequisites are required. We only ask that you read the selected text. Any version of the text may be used to prepare for discussion, but…

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December 2022

Susan Firer On Her Work, Her Papers, Her City

In this talk esteemed Milwaukee poet and UWM Adjunct Associate Professor Emerita Susan Firer introduces us to her professional papers recently donated to the UWM Archives and how they speak to her personal history and the history of Milwaukee. This…

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