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Spring 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010
Barney Warf (Geography, University of Kansas)
"Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Geographical Imaginations," a lecture
2:30 pm American Geographical Society Library
Third floor, east wing, Golda Meir Library

Co-sponsored by the UWM Department of Geography, Geographic Information Sciences Council, and American Geographical Society Library at UWM

Professor Warf's research and teaching interests lie within the broad domain of human geography, particularly economic and political issues, and range from contemporary political economy and social theory to traditional quantitative, empirical approaches. In a recent book, Time-Space Compression: Historical Geographies (2008), Warf is noted for showing how time-space compression varies under different historical and geographical conditions, invoking a global perspective on early modern, late modern, and postmodern capitalism. Of use to geographers, historians, sociologists, and political scientists as well as to anthropologists and philosophers, this book includes data concerning travel times at various historical junctures, maps of distances between places at different historical moments, anecdotal analyses based on published accounts of people’s sense of place, examinations of artistic and cultural forms that represented space, and quotations about the culture of speed.

Warf has received numerous grants and awards, including the Helen and John Best Fellowship (American Geographical Society Library, Milwaukee) and the Florida State University Teaching Award. Recent publications include The Spatial Turn: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (edited with Santa Arias, 2008), The World Economy: Resources, Location, Trade, and Development (with F. Stutz, 2007), and Service Worlds: People, Organizations, and Technologies (with J. Bryson and P. Daniels, 2004). He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Geographical Review, the Kuwait Journal of Social Science, Growth and Change, and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

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