The Cultural History of Cartography: A Symposium

Event Information

Date & Time
October 25, 2012 - 9:00am to October 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
Palmer Commons, Museum of Art, & Tisch Hall, Various
Event Type

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium on the cultural history of cartography intends to facilitate discussion among scholars of history, art history, literary criticism, area studies, and architecture and urban planning. To develop comparative modes of inquiry, each panel will address specific concerns across geographical spaces and temporal periods. Topics include the relations of mapmaking, map reception, and map use to perception, fantasy, temporality, indigeneity, travel, migration, the slave trade, colonialism, citizenship, costume books, and poetry and drama.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For details, including the full program, visit

Additional Infomation

Host Unit
Clark Library
Host Contact
Karl E Longstreth
Host Website
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Last modified: 10/17/2012