The Newberry Library Colloquium

Hand-Drawn Maps and the "Paper Management" of the Early Modern State: A Case Study of Venice and the Province of Dalmatia
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

4 – 5 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Karen-edis Barzman, Associate Professor of Art History, Binghamton University; 2012-13 NEH Fellow, Newberry Library

Karen Barzman will address topographical drawings as part of a developing “information-technology” in the governance of trans-regional states, with their growing dependence on collecting, archiving, and delivering data about remote places. She will focus on 16th- and 17th-century views of Dalmatia, part of Venice’s maritime empire, and on Venetian concerns about security along its shared border with Ottoman Bosnia. Comparative material will be drawn from the Newberry’s outstanding map collections.

The Newberry Library Colloquium is a weekly gathering of Newberry staff members, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and readers on Wednesday afternoon in the Towner Fellows’ Lounge. Refreshments are available at 3:30 pm and an informal presentation begins at 4 pm, followed by discussion. The talks are varied, but all relate to the Newberry collections in some way. Speakers may describe a current research project, highlight a particular collection, or discuss one of the Library’s many ongoing or special programs. The Colloquium is open to the public and no reservations are required.

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