Geography-Anthropology

Cartography in the European Enlightenment: How to build a reference work in three easy conversations

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Our very own Matthew Edney, Professor of Geography and Faculty Scholar and Osher Chair in the History of Cartography (and Director of the History of Cartography Project), will be co-presenting a three part-series, “Cartography in the European Enlightenment: How to build a reference work in three easy conversations.” This 3-part Discover Series is hosted by our friends at the Clements Library (University of Michigan) throughout the month of March. See details below to join in any or all of the sessions.

The conversations will explore Volume Four of The History of Cartography, recently released by the University of Chicago Press.  The volume's co-editors, Matthew Edney and Mary Pedley, join contributor Gottfried Hagen (Ottoman mapping) and map curator Karl Longstreth, to discuss the preparation, editing, content, and layout of the encyclopedic volume.

The following links have additional information about the programs and registration.

Discover Series: Cartography, Session 1 “The Building Blocks for Creating an Encyclopedia”
March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
https://clements.umich.edu/event/discover-series-cartography-session-1-the-building-blocks-for-creating-an-encyclopedia/

Discover Series: Cartography, Session 2 “The Minutiae behind Mapmaking”
March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
https://clements.umich.edu/event/discover-series-cartography-session-2-the-minutiae-behind-mapmaking/

Discover Series: Cartography, Session 3 “Digitization and Cartographic Research”
March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
https://clements.umich.edu/event/discover-series-cartography-session-3-digitization-and-cartography-research/

For more information about the publication of Volume Four, please visit: https://geography.wisc.edu/histcart/volfour/