Opportunities #6 – Mapping the Transition from Colony to Nation @ Chicago’s Newberry Library

The Newberry Library in Chicago Illinois is hosting the 17th Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography on “Mapping the Transition from Colony to Nation” November 4-6, 2010. This multi-day lecture series will feature eight scholars, who will examine how peoples and states around the world emerging from colonial status used maps to define, defend, and administer their national territories, to develop their national identities, and to establish their place in the community of nations.

The lectures series, beginning on Thursday evening, November 4, 2010, and running through Saturday morning, November 6 will feature Raymond Craib (History, Cornell University), Magali Carrera (Art History, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth), Jordana Dym (History, Skidmore College), Lina del Castillo (History, Iowa State University), Tom Bassett (Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Jamie McGowan (Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sumathi Ramaswamy (History, Duke University), and Karen Culcasi (Geography, West Virginia University). A full program schedule is available on The Newberry Library’s website at http://www.newberry.org/smith/nebenzahl/neb17.html.

The Nebenzahl Lectures are free! They do require that all persons wishing to attend make a reservation. For reservations and further information please contact the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610 USA; e-mail smithctr@newberry.org ; phone 312-255-3659.

This announcement was brought to our attention via the Maps-L listserv.

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