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ANN: Leventhal Map & Education Center Public Research Fellows in History and Geography, 2020–2021 (Boston, MA) (Deadline: March 20, 2020)

The Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library is pleased to announce a call for Public Research Fellows in History and Geography for the 2020–2021 academic year.

The Public Research Fellows programs is a pilot initiative of the LMEC, and it is designed to support scholars whose work advances the following two goals:

ANN: Coining and using the word "cartograph"

Dear All:

I posted, last  night, the product of several nights' insomnia, a piece examining the shifting meanings of the word "cartograph," a repeatedly created back formation in (primarily) American usage. Its different usages are revealing of attitudes towards the ideal of cartography.

Please see: https://www.mappingasprocess.net/blog/2020/1/23/cartograph

Enjoy!

Matthew

REV: Repost from H-LatAm: Douglas on Hidalgo, 'Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico'

Author: Alex Hidalgo

Reviewer: Eduardo de Jesús Douglas

Alex Hidalgo. Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. 184 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-1751-8; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4773-1752-5.

QUERY: Information on a reversed map on a sundial

Dear Colleagues,

I've been passed along a map from a scholar who is trying to figure out some more about an unusual map. It is pasted onto a basic sundial, made in Nuremberg in 1599. It shows the Atlantic but is left-right reversed. We don’t know if the torn off reference / signature at the bottom (LEVINVS HVLSIVS F. [Norimbergae.] 1599) is spurious or useful.  Check out the map and let me know any thoughts!

with thanks,

Dave

 

 

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