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Lectures At The Lighthouse – Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Amanda Seligman – Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

Join us as Amanda Seligman, professor of History and Urban Studies and chair of the history department at UW-Milwaukee, discusses the “Encyclopedia of Milwaukee”, an ambitious project that aims to record and catalogue the history and neighborhoods of the city and surrounding counties.

Sponsored by the History Department in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee (EMKE) aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the history of the Milwaukee area, including Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties. With over 740 entries, hundreds of illustrations, historical and contemporary maps, bibliographic materials and interactive features, the EMKE will be the first stop for researchers, students, journalists, scholars and the general public to explore the rich history of Milwaukee, many of its neighborhoods and surrounding counties and municipalities.

When completed, the EMKE will be available in both digital and print formats. Visitors are encouraged to explore the current digital version with features that expand on basic information including author footnotes, searchable content and user feedback.

About Amanda Seligman

Amanda Seligman is Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. She currently serves as the Chair of the Department of History and has authored several books about urban neighborhoods in Chicago. Seligman and Margo Anderson are lead authors of the EMKE project.

At the Door Admission: $10 | Seniors/Students with IDs: $5 | Members: FREE



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April 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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North Point Lighthouse
2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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