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
 
Locations:

Palmer Commons

Clements Library 

UMMA (Museum of Art)

University of Michigan Campus Information

Related Exhibitions

Discovering Eighteenth-Century British America: The William L. Clements Library Collection

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Travel Through Maps and Narrative: An Exhibition on Travel and Tourism

Sponsors

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
Donors
Robert Augustyn
Robert Gordon
Barry Lawrence Ruderman
 

 

 

 

Speakers

 

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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