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Canceled - Carto-Caricatures of the Midwest

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The Chicago Map Society's May Meeting
Friday, May 1, 2020

Social Half Hour at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6 pm

Ruggles Hall

Amanda Murphyao
Open to the Public
Center for the History of Cartography Programs
Chicago Map Society Meeting

The Newberry and the Chicago Map Society have been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To aid Chicago’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, this program has been canceled. Please visit for more information and for regular updates regarding Newberry operations.

The Midwest is a region that’s difficult to define, especially to those that reside outside of America’s heartland. What states are included? Does the idea of the Midwest change over time? What does it mean to be Midwestern? Fellow CMS member Amanda Murphyao explores possible definitions of the region in her presentation on carto-caricatures of the Midwest. Using cartographic examples from atlases, popular culture and political cartoons, Amanda will address various approaches for defining the Midwest as a distinct region; separate from the East, Central, and Southern states.

Note: This meeting will be our annual Business Meeting.

Cost and Registration Information 

Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door.