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CMS / Rumsey Center Book Talk

  • 11 May 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • John C. Fremont Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 6121 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

On May 10 & 11, 2019, the annual lecture series co-sponsored by the California Map Society and the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University will feature Dr. Stephen Hornsby, director of the Canadian-American Center and Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine. His research focuses on the historical geography of northeastern North America and the Atlantic world, and on the history of cartography. He has written and co-edited several prize-winning books, including Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of the Atlantic Neptune (2011), Historical Atlas of Maine (2015), and Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps (2017).  Among his current research projects and the subject of his talk is the impact of the hippie counter-culture on popular cartography. This topic should appeal to those interested in the history of American cartography and who lived through and experienced the hippie movement in the Bay area.  (Description courtesy of David Rumsey Map Center.)

The program will also feature the winner of the California Map Society/Rumsey Map Center Graduate Student Essay Competition. 

The May 10 presentation will be held at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, with pre-registration required.  The May 11 presentation will be held at the John C. Fremont Branch, Los Angeles Public Library, 6121 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  Registration is not required.

The talks are free. 

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