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:
What: Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South
Where: The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC
When: September 11-12, 2020
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.
Workshop MAPS AND COLOURS, 5-6 November 2020, Hamburg, Germany
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.
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!