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Indigenous Cartography: Methodological Challenges

While noticeably different from European cartography, Indigenous maps achieved many of the same goals as their old world counterparts. They were, as are most human representations of space, integral to legal sovereignty, intellectual authority, and improving understandings of the physical environment. These representations were not, however, intended for use in systematic categorizations of places in the same way as European cartographers intended for their maps.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

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