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Symposium Presenter – Dr. Margaret W. Pearce

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

Dr. Margaret W. Pearce, a former Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas, will give a lecture.

“Imagination, identity, and the cartography of history: 3 maps of Canada”

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?


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