As handmaidens of diplomacy, tools of statecraft, instruments of social reform, or even advertisements, maps have been central to American history. They tell us what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such, they offer unique windows onto the past, and remain rich and underutilized sources of historical research. Join us as Susan Schulten explores the myriad ways that maps have both reflected and shaped American history, from the voyages of discovery to the digital age. To glimpse a bit of the past through maps, visit www.america100maps.com.
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus