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Exploring Early Modern Maps

Roselli portolan chart

Peter Roselli, Manuscript portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, VAULT oversize Ayer MS map 3

Ulm Ptolemy World Map

Ptolemy, Cosmographia, VAULT Ayer 6 .P9 1482a 

Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty
Friday, November 16, 2018

9:30-5 pm

Led by Jim Akerman, Newberry Library
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs

Cartographic studies permeate all disciplines of early modern studies and inspire new perspectives on the renaissance world. Examining maps, atlases, and other cartographic material from the Newberry’s collections, participants will learn about the production, dissemination, and use of maps in the early modern period. In so doing, the workshop provides an orientation to different methodologies for understanding how mapping the early modern world reflected the political, intellectual, and cultural needs and interests of the day.

This workshop is open to graduate students of any level and junior-level faculty with research interests in any field of early modern studies.

Cost and Registration Information 

The application deadline is May 1, 2018. Enrollment is limited, by competitive application, with priority given to students and faculty from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Fees are waived for consortium participants.

Graduate students should complete this graduate application form to apply. Postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty should complete the postdoctoral application form to apply.