Scholars in all fields, educators, and the general public are cordially invited to attend the Fifteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography. This year’s series, “The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire,” examines the rich and complex relationship between mapping and imperialism since the seventeenth century. The expansion of modern European states into global empires and the more geographically limited expansion of early modern China, have ramifications for almost every aspect of the history of modern cartography.
Featured lectureres include Matthew Edney (University of Southern Maine), Valerie Kivelson (University of Michigan), Laura Hostetler (University of Illinois at Chicago), Neil Safier (University of Michigan), D. Graham Burnett (Princeton University), and Michael Heffernan (University of Nottingham). The series will begin at the Newberry Library, Chicago, on Thursday evening, October 7, 2004, and end on Saturday morning, October 9.
The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography are organized every two to three years by the Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography with the generous support of Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl. The Lectures address emerging themes of broad interest within the history of cartography and beyond and are usually published by the University of Chicago Press.
The Nebenzahl Lectures are free. However, we do require that all persons wishing to attend make a reservation by contacting the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610 USA; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 312-255-3659; fax 312-255-3502.
Thursday, October 7
8 p.m., Matthew H. Edney (University of Southern Maine), “Imperial Mapping as the Construction of Exclusive Identities”
Friday, October 8
9:30 a.m., Valerie Kivelson (University of Michigan), “’Exalted and Glorified to the Ends of the Earth’: Christianity and Colonialism in Seventeenth-Century Russian Siberia”
11 a.m., Laura Hostetler (University of Illinois at Chicago), “Contending Cartographic Claims: The Qing Empire in Manchu, Chinese, and European Maps”
2 p.m., Neil Safier (University of Michigan), “The Confines of the Captaincy: Boundary-Lines, Ethnographic Landscapes, and the Limits of Imperial Cartography in Eighteenth-Century Iberoamerica”
3:30 p.m., D. Graham Burnett (Princeton University), “Empires of Science and Commerce”: Whalers, Wilkes, and U.S. Sea-Charting in the Age of Sail
Saturday, October 9
9:30 a.m., Michael Heffernan (University of Nottingham), “Cartography and Imperial Propaganda, 1830-1930”
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