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Virtual Event: Time in Maps: From The Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era (11:00 am PDT)

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Thu, May 06, 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Marisa Mantell

Join historians Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer for an exploration of how maps organize us in time as well as space. They will highlight beautiful maps from their new book, including early maps of China and the Aztec empire, the floodwaters of the Mississippi River, and other curious conjunctions of time and space achieved through the medium of cartography.

Caroline Winterer is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and, by courtesy, of the Graduate School of Education and classics. She teaches classes on American history until 1900, including the history of science, and the trans-Atlantic contexts of American thought. Professor Winterer specializes in the exchange of ideas between Europe and the Americas from the Age of Columbus to the Civil War era. She has authored or co-authored five books and won many awards for teaching and research.

Kären Wigen is the Frances & Charles Field Professor of History. Her teaching focuses on Japanese history and the history of cartography. Her courses include Japan in the Age of the Samurai; Maps and the Imagination; and Maps, Borders and Conflict in East Asia. She is the author or editor of six books. Professor Wigen has also contributed articles to numerous journals and edited a long-running University of California Press series on Asia. She serves on the editorial and advisory boards for various academic journals and associations.

Together they are co-editors of Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to our Digital Era.

In this book, leading scholars consider how world maps have depicted time in ingenious and provocative ways. Focusing on maps created in Spanish America, Europe, the United States and Asia, these essays take us from the Aztecs in founding Tenochtitlan, to early modern Japanese reconstructing landscapes, to nineteenth-century Americans grappling with deep time. With more than one hundred color maps and illustrations, Time in Maps will draw the attention of anyone interested in cartographic history.

This event is at 11:00 am Pacific Daylight Time. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered guests on the morning of the event. 

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