Martin Brückner looks at an atlas in the University of Delaware Library's Special Collections.

Oct. 11-12: Maps topic of conference

Conference on 'Maps in American Experience' to be held at Winterthur

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10:38 a.m., Oct. 7, 2013--A conference in conjunction with the exhibition “Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience” will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, at Winterthur.

The conference has been organized by Martin Brückner, associate professor of English and of material culture studies at UD.

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The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be a post-conference tour of the historic houses of Odessa, Del., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Friday speakers will include Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography and director of the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Margaret Pritchard, senior curator and curator of prints, maps and wallpaper at Colonial Williamsburg; James Akerman, director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library; and Jennifer Rogers, professor of the history of art and architecture at Harvard University.

A workshop session will be held from 3-4 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday speakers include Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, gust curator, Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Brückner; Diane Dillon, assistant director of research and education, Newberry Library; and Susan Schulten, professor of history, University of Denver.

A workshop session will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

On Sunday, there will be a post-conference option with a bus trip from Winterthur to Odessa, where participants can tour historical houses. A bus will leave Winterthur at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.

Brückner’s work on the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 5, 2014, was featured in the University of Delaware Research magazine.

For details on the conference, see the website or the brochure in PDF format.

Photo by Evan Krape

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