Doc Chat is a program series that digs deep into the stories behind The New York Public Library’s most interesting collections and highlights ways that teachers can incorporate them into the classroom.
On Thursday, February 11 at 3:30pm, NYPL's Ian Fowler and Camilla Townsend, Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University, will analyze John Ogilby's 1671 atlas of the Americas that depicted Indigenous peoples and lands along with fantastic elements like fictional beasts. They will consider how works like these aimed to sell British consumers, investors, and future colonizers on a racist and Eurocentric vision of “the New World.”
Educators, scholars, students, and all primary source lovers are welcome to join this lively conversation. Each 30-minute episode takes place online.
Explore all upcoming Doc Chat episodes: www.nypl.org/docchat
Julie Golia, Curator of History, Social Sciences, and Government Information
The New York Public Library