Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America
SYMPOSIUM/Thursday, September 18, 2003, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested--Please respond by email or by phone.
Morning session: Expectations and Realities of the American West
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
James P. Ronda, H.G. Barnard Professor Western American History at the
University of Tulsa: "Looking West from the East"
Carolyn Gilman, Special Projects Historian at the Missouri Historical
Society and curator of Lewis and Clark: National Bicentennial Exhibition: "Lewis and Clark Discover the Indians"
Afternoon session: Cartography and the American West 2:30 p.m.- 5:00
John Logan Allen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at
the University of Wyoming: "Geographical Lore on the Eve of the Lewis
and Clark Expedition"
Ralph E. Ehrenberg, former Chief of the Geography and Map Division,
Library of Congress and the Cartographic and Architectural Branch of the
National Archives and Records Administration: "The Eyes of the Army:
Exploratory Mapping of the American West"
A question and answer period will follow each presentation.
Please RSVP: contact below
The symposium will be followed by a reception and book signing
sponsored by Smithsonian Books celebrating the publication of Lewis and
Clark-Across the Divide by Carolyn Gilman, with an introduction by James
An online version of "Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis and Clark and the
Revealing of American" was created in conjunction with the current
Library of Congress exhibition.
Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S.E.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)