Applications still open! "Mapping Nature Across the Americas" NEH Summer Seminar for Schoolteachers at the Newberry

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March 1, 2020
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Geography, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

Applications are still open until March 1st! The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce Mapping Nature Across the Americas, a four-week NEH seminar (Monday, July 6— Friday, August 1, 2020) for schoolteachers. The seminar, led by James Akerman (a geographer and director of the Smith Center) and Kathleen Brosnan (an environmental historian and Travis Chair of Modern American History, University of Oklahoma) will emphasize how map study can provide insights into the complicated, contradictory, and contested ways in which humans have conceived their place in nature throughout history. The seminar will be distinctive in its use of maps as the core texts for this exploration, emphasizing the development of teachers’ skills in the use of maps in their classroom as they consider how mapping has represented and transformed human conceptions of nature over time.

Educational professionals specializing in any subject and teaching at all K-12 grade levels are encouraged to apply. For further information consult or contact Madeline Crispell at

Contact Info: 

Madeline Crispell

Hermon Dunlap Smith Center
   for the History of Cartography

The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St.

Chicago, IL  60610

(312) 255-3575

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