Feb. 5: The ABC’s of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

Interested in Milwaukee, from A to Z? Then come hear University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Professor Amanda Seligman speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014, about the development of the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee (“EMKE”), a project from UWM’s Department of History.

EMKE logoThe EMKE will provide comprehensive coverage of the history of the Milwaukee metropolitan area and be available in print from Northern Illinois University Press and online from UWM in 2017. The project has received major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and UWM. More details are available here.

amanda-seligmanAmanda Seligman is Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at UWM. She holds a PhD in history from Northwestern University and is the author of Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago’s West Side (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master’s or PhD (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

The meeting is free and takes place in the Marcia Coles Community Room in Lake Park Pavilion. Attendees are invited to join us at 6:45 p.m. before the meeting for free cookies and coffee courtesy of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. The meeting room is beneath the Bistro.