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Spring Presentation on Indigenous Cartography

Posted by: Carissa Pastuch

Join us online May 2, 2024, for a Spring Presentation with two conversations on indigenous cartography. At 3:00pm Lauren Beck, Canada Research Chair in Intercultural Encounter and Professor of Visual and Material Culture Studies at Mount Allison University, Canada, will discuss Extractive Place Naming Practices in Early Modern North America. At 5:00pm S. Max Edelson, …

Authorized map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Illustrated map of Antarctica with information about the expedition and an inset map of its route

Virtual Orientation: Maps in the Classroom

Posted by: Amelia Raines

Please join Geography and Map Division staff tomorrow for a virtual orientation to our collections and resources! Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) Location: Zoom Register for this session here! Join us for a virtual orientation that will provide an introduction to the world’s largest map library, this time with a special focus on …

Photograph of a small book showing a map unfolded while still attached to the binding of the book. A ruler on the table shows that the unfolded map is longer than 12 inches.

Reading between the Gridlines

Posted by: Amelia Raines

A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity, thanks to generous funding from the Philip Lee Phillips Society and the Library of Congress Professional Association, to attend the Material Foundations of Map History, 1450-1900, course held by the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. The course was taught by Matthew Edney, Osher …

Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei.

Virtual Orientation to the Geography and Map Division: Tuesday 6/13

Posted by: Amelia Raines

Please join Geography and Map Division staff tomorrow for a virtual orientation to our collections and resources! Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) Location: Zoom Register for this session here! Reference librarians Cynthia Smith and Julie Stoner will present an introduction to the Geography and Map collections at the Library of Congress. This orientation …