Registration open! Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography (BLRCC), David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University, Oct. 19-21, 2017

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Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography (BLRCC)

October 19-21, 2017


Registration Information:

The David Rumsey Map Center will host a three-day Conference on cartographic scholarship called the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography on October 19, 20, and 21, 2017. Events will begin the evening of October 19. The keynote speaker will be Parag Khanna, author and noted spatial thinker. Speakers from around the world will discuss the latest in the history of cartography and related fields, while several advanced Stanford students will also have a chance to share their exciting new research and show how they use maps as part of their scholarship.  This is the first ever conference of its kind to be held at the David Rumsey Map Center.

Other speakers include Chet van Duzer, Katherine Parker, Madalina Veres, Benjamin Sacks, Mirela Altic, Ted Boyle, Junia Furtado and Joel Radunzel. Our Stanford contingent of speakers include Daniel Tuzzeo, Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein, Peter Hick, Steven Press and Lauren Killingsworth. The conference talks are organized to explore cartography starting in the tenth century and to bring us all the way to the turn of the twentieth century.

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Please note that there will be a registration fee of $100. If you happen to be a student, you will pay a reduced fee of $25. We will verify your student status after registration. This fee will include attendance for all three days, a reception on Thursday, and refreshment breaks on Friday and Saturday. Note that both student and regular registration tickets are limited, so we urge you to register as soon as possible. You may do so at:

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