Please join us for the fourth session in a new series of virtual orientations from the Geography and Map Division!
Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022
Time: 3:00–4:00 pm (Eastern)
Reference specialist Cynthia Smith and librarian Carissa Pastuch will present an introduction to the maps housed at the Library of Congress. This orientation will have a special focus on the maps that delineate the boundaries of Afghanistan and its neighboring territories during what was known as Great Game—a British and Russian rivalry for power and influence in South-Central Asia, which began in 1830 and lasted throughout most of the 19th century. There will also be a demonstration on how to find these maps online, how to use the Library’s online catalog, and how to find collection and subject guides to facilitate your research in the division. After the presentation and demonstration, staff look forward to answering additional questions from attendees. We hope to see you there!