The Archival and Cartographic Seminar

To complement the theme of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association (MWWHA), “Mapping Migrations in World History,” and specially for a limited number of MWWHA Conference attendees, the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRC Archives) and the Borchert Map Library of the University of Minnesota will host a seminar on their collections. Please, see the MWWHA website for information about the conference.

Educators and researchers will benefit from this three-hour seminar that will include guided tours and discussions. Approximately 20-25 participants will be asked to register in advance and to fill out a questionnaire so that the seminar can be tailored to their interests.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives is a renowned archives and library for the study of im/migration, ethnicity, and race. More information about them can be found on their website. [https://www.lib.umn.edu/ihrca]

The Borchert Map Library houses an extensive collection of historical maps of Minnesota, the U.S., and Europe, as well as the Ames Library of South Asia maps, with some dating back to the late 1500s. More information about the library can be found on their website. [https://www.lib.umn.edu/borchert]

Transportation:

The seminar will take place from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon on Friday, September 23, on the U of M campus. Seminar participants can take the Green Line from St. Paul and after the seminar participants will have two hours to travel to the MWWHA conference at Metropolitan State University. Information about places to eat along the Green Line will be provided (see below). Alternatively, participants may drive themselves to the seminar to park in one of the parking ramps (19th St. is recommended) and then drive themselves to Metropolitan State where they will be able to park for free. An optional lunch will be available at Metropolitan State (please register in advance).


Seminar participants should meet in the main atrium of Andersen Library on the University of Minnesota campus.


If you have any questions, please email the chair of the conference committee at chair[at]mwwha.org.

Eats along the Green Line

If you're not coming to Metropolitan State's St. Paul campus for lunch and you're taking the green line to and from the seminar, here are some suggestions for places to stop along the green line.


The Stadium Village Station offers a variety of options, from comfortable and familiar chain restaurants to more local flavors. http://www.stadiumvillage.com

At the Fairview Station visit the Russian Piroshki and Tea House at 1758 University Avenue W (on the south side of the street just past the Wendy’s).

Get off at the Snelling Station for Ons Thai Kitchen, offering over 105 menu items. Cross at University, then Snelling and walk west past the Turf Club to 1613 University Avenue W.

At the same stop you’ll find Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant. Just cross University and walk about 1 block north on Snelling to 510 Snelling Avenue North.

The Victoria Station offers a rare chance at Mexican food on University Avenue with Homi Mexican Restaurant. Cross Victoria and walk west to 864 University Avenue W.

This same stop offers French and Vietnamese cuisine at Ngon Bistro. Walk east on University to 799 University Avenue W.

You can get off at the same stop if you’re in the mood for a walk followed by a big bowl of pho. Walk west on University to iPho by Saigon, 704 University Avenue W.

Walk east of the Dale Station for about two block for Trieu Chau, offering pho and other Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. 500 University Avenue W.

Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese food is found at the corner of Western and University at the Western Station. On the south side of the corner is Mai Village and Little Szechuan. Cross University and then Western, and about 3 blocks down on the north side you’ll find Bangkok Thai Deli, 333 University Avenue W.

Continue on to the 10th Street Station (where you started your day) and as you walk back to your hotel to catch the shuttle up to campus, you’ll pass Lund’s Grocery which has a deli, hot bar, and Big Bowl Chinese Take Out in-store. Diagonal from Lund’s is Black Sheep Pizza, offering wood-fired pizzas, and just down the block will be Keys Café, home of great American food.


(Thank you, Linda McBrayer, Middle Ground Journal intern, for preparing this guide to eats on the green line!)



The deadline to register for the seminar has passed.