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Hennebach Program: How Maps Reveal (and Conceal) History
March 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Division
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal) History
by Susan Schulten
Whether as handmaidens of diplomacy, instruments of social reform, or even advertisements, maps have been central to American history. Across five centuries, maps have captured what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such, they have the power to both illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Join us as Susan Schulten explores the myriad ways that maps have both reflected and shaped American history, from the voyages of discovery to the digital age.
Professor Schulten earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for her research on maps. Since 2010 she has contributed to the “Disunion” series in the New York Times, which commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. Dr. Schulten will give a talk based on her recent book, A History of America in 100 Maps.
- March 6, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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- Lectures and Seminars
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- Hennebach Lecture, Humanities Arts and Social Sciences
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