Reimagining the Globe and Cultural Exchange: From the World Maps of Ricci and Verbiest to Google Earth

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April 22, 2016 to April 24, 2016
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, World History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco presents an international symposium:

Reimagining the Globe and Cultural Exchange: From the World Maps of Ricci and Verbiest to Google Earth

April 22 – 24, 2016 
McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USF

An international symposium on the history of East-West scientific exchange through the medium of cartography beginning with ancient maps and continuing to the present with the latest technological innovations. Internationally known specialists in cartography and East-West cultural exchange will be invited to share their research, while experts from Google and NASA will discuss the latest technological developments in enriching our knowledge of the world and the cosmos. 

Prof. Laura Hostetler, EDS-Stewart Endowed Chair at USF Ricci Institute and Rev. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director of the USF Ricci Institute 

Symposium registration:


Scholarships (up to $600) available for doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows to cover travel expenses for full participation in the symposium. Send an application letter stating the current stage of doctoral/post-doctoral studies, research focus area, how participation of the symposium will benefit the research, and a proposed budget, with current CV and a letter of recommendation by the dissertation supervisor/academic advisor to: with the subject line: Cartography symposium scholarship application. Application deadline: March 25 (Friday), 2016.

Free admission for USF students, faculty, and staff, and students of other universities (ID required).

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Contact Info: 

Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA. Telephone: 415-422-6401


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