Oct. 11-12: Maps topic of conference
Conference on 'Maps in American Experience' to be held at Winterthur
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.
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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.
Photo by Evan Krape