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    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • via Zoom

    THURSDAY 20 June 2024 - Virtual Speaker

    Location: Zoom, 7:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM CT / 5:00 PM MT / 4:00 PM Pacific Time

    (Sponsored in partnership with California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies)

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Title: Mapping German Americans and Their Communities: Heinz Kloss and His 1974 Ethnographic Atlas

    Speaker: Heiko Mühr, Map Metadata & Curatorial Specialist, Earth Sciences & Map Library, University of California Berkeley

    Summary: Heinz Kloss’s Atlas of 19th and Early 20th Century German-American Settlements, published in Marburg, Germany, in a bilingual German-English edition, is an impressive achievement of data visualization. The massive atlas contains 108 leaves of plates, chiefly folded maps, and presents statistical information compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, various church bodies, and German American social organizations.

    Kloss analyzed the distributions of key groups within the conservative church Germans and liberal club Germans’ milieus and thus documented the diversity of the German diaspora in the United States with thematic maps. This generated some interest among geographers; Karl Raitz, in “Ethnic Maps of North America” (1978), viewed the atlas “as a research tool for the study of linguistic assimilation.”

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • David Rumsey Map Center

    California Map Society Conference

    Saturday, June 29, 2024

    David Rumsey Map Center

    Green Library, Stanford University

    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

      Join us on June 29, 2024, for a gathering of map, history, art and science lovers, to hear from a superb group of speakers about Early Americana, as well as a few about modern-day mapping. To register for attending either in-person, click here. To attend virtually, click here. (Registration handled by David Rumsey Map Center.)

      Doors will open at 10:00am and presentations will begin sharply at 10:30am. The program will close at approximately 4:15pm, after which the annual members meeting will be held.

      I look forward to seeing you!


      Tom Paper

      California Map Society,

      Speaker Topic
      David Rumsey Globes in Apple Vision Pro. There will be two headsets at the DRMC for people to use to explore the globes.
      Ron Gibbs  The 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution: The Story in Ten Maps
      Wes Brown John Arrowsmith’s Maps of 1832: A Little-Known Revolution in Western Cartography
       Dan Scollon How historic maps inform contemporary, digital and GIS maps
       Andrew Gu Race-Making in the Early American Maps and Art from the collection of Rich Breiman

       Paul Saffo

      Silicon Valley: How the map of a place that never existed changed your neighborhood (and the world) forever

       Jake Coolidge  Maps of the US National Parks, Parkgoer Engagement and Historical Context
       Muhammed Dhafer California Map Society 2023/24 Student Exhibition Competition Winner: "Charting the Rubble: Devastation and Rebuilding from Disasters"

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