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Discover Series: Cartography, Session 3 “Digitization and Cartography Research”

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How to build a reference work in three easy conversations. In session 3, Mary Pedley & Matthew Edney are joined by Karl Longstreth (Clark Library, University of Michigan) on the many challenges of digitizing maps and the advantages to research that such images bring.

Virtual Discover Series
Cartography in the European Enlightenment:
How to build a reference work in three easy conversations

Session 3 – March 23, 2021 – Digitization and Cartography Research

Mary Pedley & Matthew Edney are joined by Karl Longstreth (Clark Library, University of Michigan) on the many challenges of digitizing maps and the advantages to research that such images bring.

Carte particulière des environs de Paris / Par Messrs de l’Académie royalle des sciences en l’année 1674 ; gravée par F. de la Pointe en lan 1678. University of Michigan Clark Library.

Karl Longstreth is the Map Librarian in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library where he selects materials and provides bibliographic assistance for the Clark Library map collection, and more generally for environmental studies, geography and urban history in the Graduate Library.

Mary Sponberg Pedley is the Adjunct Assistant Curator of Maps at the Clements Library and co-editor with Matthew Edney of The History of Cartography Volume Four: Cartography in the European Enlightenment. Her research has focused on French and English map makers and map production in the long eighteenth century.

Matthew H. Edney holds the Osher Chair in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine and is the Director of the History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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In April of 2020, after nearly twenty years of planning, writing, and editing, The History of Cartography Volume Four: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press) appeared. A massive reference work of 1651 pages, it comprises 479 entries with 954 full color illustrations, written by 207 contributors from 26 countries. In this webinar series, Co-Editors Matthew Edney (University of Southern Maine) and Mary Pedley (Clements Library) enjoy three conversations about the design, contents, and illustrations of this volume.

This online event is a Zoom Webinar with three sessions (March 9, March 16, March 23). 

Your microphone will be muted and video turned off automatically. Machine closed captioning will be available during the event. Live attendees will be encouraged to use the chat function to submit questions and comments. After each session, all registrants will receive a follow-up email with a link to the recording.

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