Geography Lectures

Yi-Fu Tuan was a towering intellectual figure and Professor Emeritus of Geography at UW-Madison. Tuan was a prolific writer and deep thinker who was known as the father of humanistic geography. See: UW–Madison mourns influential, beloved geography professor Yi-Fu Tuan.

Yi-Fu Tuan
Yi-Fu Tuan

The Yi-Fu Lecture Series features a wide variety of U.S. and international guest lecturers from all geographic disciplines. Lecturers at these Friday seminars also often speak at brown-bag lunches, one-on-one student sessions, and breakfast meetings with student interest groups as part of their visit. Doctoral students are invited to present their final research. The lecture series was initiated by Dr. Tuan (pictured at left) and receives enthusiastic support as a department and campus tradition.

All lectures are presented fully online via Zoom every Friday at 3:30 PM. The meeting can be joined via Livestream except when otherwise indicated. Brown bag sessions start at noon on the days there are speakers. Alumni, friends and the public are always invited to attend.

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