The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography invites college and university faculty in the United States to apply for its 2004 summer institute, Reading Popular Cartography. The institute, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is designed to foster an interdisciplinary appreciation of the history and nature of popular mapping. Major themes to be explored include “Map Production and the Modern Map Trade,” “Maps in Literature and the Arts,” “Maps in the Public Sphere” and “Mapping and Making American Identity.”
Institute faculty include James Akerman, Tom Conley, Michael Conzen, Diane Dillon, Matthew Edney, Richard Francaviglia, Adele Haft, Robert Karrow, Mark Monmonier, Patrick Morris, Jeffrey Peters, Susan Schulten, and David Woodward. There will be time for particpants to pursue individual research projects in the Newberry’s collections. Reading Popular Cartography will be held from 12 July to 13 August 2004. Scholars from a broad range of humanities and social science disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by 1 March 2004.
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