Opportunity: Material Maps in the Digital Age

About the opportunity:

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce Material Maps in the Digital Age, a four-week NEH seminar (Monday, June 10 — Saturday, July 6th*) for college and university faculty.

The seminar directors, Dr. James Akerman (a geographer and the Newberry’s Curator of Maps) and Dr. Peter Nekola (a philosopher and historian at Luther College), will lead 16 humanities scholars on a course of reading, discussion, map study, and research immersed in the Newberry’s extensive and renowned collection of historic map documents and other humanities materials. While this seminar will be guided by a program of reading and discussion led by Akerman and Nekola concerning a range of contemporary themes and perspectives in historical map scholarship, it will be especially mindful of how map research in the humanities, and map literacy itself, is being transformed by the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution.

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