Past Nebenzahl Lectures

Past Lectures

Thursday, October 24, 2013Saturday, October 26, 2013
Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lecture Series
North Americans on both sides of the U.S. – Canada border are commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in 2012-15. But while Canadians remember the war as a formative national event, Americans remember it (if at all) as a comparatively minor event in their history, easily overshadowed by the memory of the Civil War, whose sesquicentennial is also currently being commemorated.
Thursday, November 4, 2010Saturday, November 6, 2010
The struggle of peoples worldwide for independence from colonial domination was one of the most important geopolitical events of the twentieth century, though the history of decolonization did not, of course, start in 1900. It may be traced at least as far back as the American revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and might include the nineteenth-century nationalist movem
Thursday, November 8, 2007Saturday, November 10, 2007
This series examined recent trends in the study of the mapmaking by the ancient cultures ringing the ancient Mediterranean Sea. The series was organized for the Smith Center by Dr. Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), and included seven papers on topics ranging from urban to cosmological mapping.
Thursday, October 7, 2004Saturday, October 9, 2004
The expansion of early modern states into global empires had ramifications for almost every aspect of the history of modern cartography. Topographic mapping played an important practical and symbolic role in the attempts to extend European power over newly established dependencies.
Thursday, October 11, 2001Saturday, October 13, 2001
Although historians of Cartography often consider the term “commercial cartography” to denote maps of a lesser quality, the commercial motive has been central to the making of maps for centuries. Whether conducted at the behest of governments, scientific organizations, private citizens, or other interests, mapmaking has always been a business as well as an art.
Thursday, October 28, 1999Saturday, October 30, 1999
Most people think of maps as simple representations of space, not of time, history, or myth. Yet some Mesoamerican maps relate the myths and legendary histories of the communities that made them, battle plans from all eras narrate the tactics and fortunes of combatants in space and time, and historical atlases chart the expansion and contraction of nations and empires.
Thursday, October 24, 1996Saturday, October 26, 1996
One of the most prevalent perceptions of maps is that they are supposed to show us where a place is, and aide us in getting from one location to another.  Yet the historical relationship between the traveler and his map has received very little scholarly examination. The lectures given at “Maps on the Move” begin a study of the needs and motivations of mapping for&
Thursday, November 7, 1991Saturday, November 9, 1991
Thursday, November 10, 1988Saturday, November 12, 1988
Thursday, October 27, 1983Saturday, October 29, 1983
Thursday, October 30, 1980Saturday, November 1, 1980
Thursday, August 11, 1977Saturday, August 13, 1977
Thursday, November 14, 1974Saturday, November 16, 1974
Saturday, October 22, 1966Friday, November 11, 1966