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Workshop, "Mapping the Americas"

Friday, October 26, 2012
12:00 AM
1014 Tisch Hall

This workshop features speakers from the symposium, The Cultural History of Cartography, including Martin Brückner (English and Material Culture, University of Delaware), Jon Parmenter (History, Cornell University), and Neil Safier, (History, University of British Columbia); chaired by Michael Witgen (History and American Culture, University of Michigan). Panelists will present papers the take questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Papers to be presented include:

  • Martin Brückner, "Cartography and the Gigantic: Wall Maps, Aesthetics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America" 
  • Jon Parmenter, "The Spatial Reconnaissance of Iroquoia, 1600-1775: Who Knew What, and When Did They Know It?"
  • Neil Safier, "Fugitive Landscapes in Deep Time: Mapping Indigenous Migrations in Amazonia"

Link to samples of prior publications for Brückner, Parmenter, and Safier.

Presented in conjunction with the Symposium on the Cultural History of Cartography.