Cultural History of Cartography Symposium

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.
Symposium Schedule

Palmer Commons

Clements Library 

UMMA (Museum of Art)

University of Michigan Campus Information

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The symposium is funded with the generous support of these colleges, departments, academic units and donors.
William L. Clements Library
College of Literature, Science and the Arts
Department of English Language and Literature
Department of History
Department of the History of Art
Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
Department of Women's Studies
Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Institute for the Humanities
International Institute
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Office of the Vice President for Research
Rackham Graduate School
Science Technology & Society Program
Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
University Library
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Robert Augustyn
Robert Gordon
Barry Lawrence Ruderman






James Akerman

Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library

Laura Williamson Ambrose

Humanities, St. Mary’s College

Martin Brückner

English, University of Delaware

Julia Carlson

English, University of Cincinnati

Tom Conley

Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Jordana Dym

History, Skidmore College

Matthew Edney

American & New England Studies, University of Southern Maine

Gottfried Hagen

Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan

Anne Herrmann

English and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan

Gavin Hollis

English, Hunter College

Ann Rosalind Jones

Comparative Literature, Smith College

Martha Jones

History, University of Michigan

Stephanie Leitch

Art History, Florida State University

Jon Parmenter

History, Cornell University

Mary Pedley

Clements Library, University of Michigan

Marjorie Rubright

English, University of Toronto

Neil Safier

History, University of British Columbia

Susan Schulten

History, University of Denver

Jyotsna Singh

English, Michigan State University

Lydia Soo

Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Kathryn Will

English, University of Michigan

Bronwen Wilson

Art History, University of East Anglia

Jonathan Zwicker

Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan


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