This seminar explores the spatial and cartographic turn in the humanities. It rethinks cartography as an inter-discipline and investigates key words such as mapping, space, place, and location across languages, cultures, and historical periods. It provides a forum for faculty, students, and participants to discuss, test, and challenge new research methodologies and theoretical approaches to cartography.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events 2017 - 18

Elizabeth Mellyn, University of New Hampshire
Ben Tulman, Architectural Designer, Murdough Design
Madness in the City: Changing Practices of Confinement in Europe, 1350-1800
Chet van Duzer, John Carter Brown Library
"With Savage Pictures Fill their Gaps": On Cartographers’ Fears of Blank Spaces
Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University
Making Universals: Portuguese Manuscript Atlases, 1550-1580

Past Events 2016 - 17

Walter Stephens, Johns Hopkins University
The Old World and the New, ca. 1500: History and Geography Before and After Noah's Flood
Jakub Niedźwiedź, Jagiellonian University
Political Propaganda and the Mapping of the Russian Borderland in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century: Strubicz, Kochanowski, Mercator

Past Events 2015 - 16

Chet Van Duzer, University of Mississippi
The World for a King: Pierre Desceliers' Map of 1550

Past Events 2014 - 15

David Joseph Wrisley, American University of Beirut
Visualizing Medieval French Places: Spatial Information, Scale, and Literary History
Dana Sajdi, Boston College
Contested Landscape: Damascus in Medieval Arabic Descriptions
Benjamin Braude, Boston College
Discontinuous Continents: Rethinking Macrocartography
Timothy Reiss, New York University
Subverting the Renaissance Atlantic: Bird Islands, Zurara, Las Casas, and the Eucharist