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CanAm Lecture: Dr. Margaret Pearce, “Imagination, identity, and the cartography of history: 3 maps of Canada”

March 19, 2018 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm

From Dr. Pearce:

In this talk, I introduce cartography as a form of language and demonstrate how I’ve worked with that language to explore and express Canadian history. I present three maps: the route of a North West Company clerk in 1797, the travels of Samuel de Champlain between 1603 and 1616, and a map of Indigenous place names. Working with a focus on the relationship between cartographer and reader, each map engages with the themes of imagination and identity in the search for a design solution. Each map arrives at a different answer to the question, what is history?

This event is co-sponsored by the Canadian-American Center and the Department of History at the University of Maine. The lecture will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to discuss the topics raised.

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