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Newberry Library | Mapping as Performance

November 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Mapping as Performance

The 21st Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography

Friday, November 4

9:15 – 11:15 AM Surveying as Performance

  • Ernesto Capello (Macalester College)
    Triangulating Shuyu: Commemorating and Contesting French Geodesy in the Ecuadorian Andes
  • Imre Josef Demhardt (University of Texas-Arlington)
    Surveys in the Sand: Performing Colonial Mapping in Southwestern Africa
  • Terry Clinton (Mercer University), Dan Patterson (photographer)
    Reenacting Surveying in Early America

​12:45 – 2:45 PM Performing Space, Place, and History in Indigenous North America

  • Jennifer Saracino (University of Arizona)
    The Ayer Map of Teotihuacan as Embodied Action & Performance
  • George Ironstrack (Miami University, Ohio), Cameron Shriver (Miami University, Ohio)
    Aacimwahkionkonci: Stories from the Land
  • Dallas Hunt (University of Alberta)
    Our Better Selves: Settler Replacement Narratives and Indigenous Futurities

3 – 5 PM Mapping Dance

  • Seth Stewart Williams (Barnard College of Columbia University)
    Choreography as Chorography in Early Modern England
  • Kate Elswit (University of London), Harmony Bench (Ohio State University)
    Mapping Movement on the Move, Ten Years On

Saturday, November 5

9:30 – 11:30 AM Travel, Mapping, and Performance

  • John Wyatt Greenlee (Cornell University)
    Mapping in Stages: Travel, Worldbuilding, and Memory in The Castle of Perseverance
  • Jordana Dym (Skidmore College)
    Retracing Travel: Mapping in Others’ Footsteps
  • Karen Lewis (Ohio State University)
    Enacting the Underground Railroad: Landscapes of Resistance and Ingenuity


November 5, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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