The Eighteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography: The War of 1812 and American Cartography
The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Thursday, October 24, 2013 through Saturday, October 26, 2013
The series will consider how the evolving geopolitical ambitions of the United States that underpinned the War of 1812 were linked to the emergence of an American national cartography. The seven invited contributors to this eighteenth series of the Nebenzahl Lectures will explore these and other themes, asking whether and in what ways the War of 1812 and its aftermath was a formative period in American cartography and its representation of American geopolitical ambitions and identity.
The Nebenzahl Lectures are free. However, we do ask that all persons wishing to attend make a reservation. For reservations and further information please contact Anne Cullen, Program Assistant. E-mail: email@example.com; phone: (312) 255-3657.
Please see attached flyer for further information.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
8:00 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 PM Ann Durkin Keating (North Central College), "Preparing for War: The May 1812 Hay Map of Northern Illinois"
Light reception after
Friday, October 25, 2013
9:30 AM Martin Brückner (University of Delaware), "Cartography in Crisis: War, Panic, and the Sine Qua Non Maps of John Melish"
10:45 AM Scott Stevens (The Newberry Library), "Bounded by History: Mapping Iroquoia in the War of 1812"
1:30 PM John Cloud (NOAA), "A Survey of the Surveys of the Coast at the Time of the War of 1812"
2:45 PM Susan Schulten (University of Denver), "Cartographic Innovation in the Early Republic"
4:00 PM James Akerman (The Newberry Library), "Rivers, Lakes, Travel Cartography and the Frontier, 1800-1848"
5:30 PM Reception
Saturday, October 26, 2013
10:00 AM Imre Josef Demhardt (University of Texas at Arlington), "From the War of 1812 to the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846-48: The Explorative Mapping by the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers"
11:15 AM Closing Remarks: James Akerman, "The War of 1812 and Cartographic Memory"
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