Cartographic Materialities: Mapping the Pre-Modern World (RBS-Mellon Symposium)

Date: 2 March 2017 – 3 March 2017
Time: Times vary
Location: University of California, Berkeley
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School; and at the University of California, Berkeley: Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; The Townsend Center for the Humanities; the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; the History of the Book Working Group; the Mobilities and Materialities Working Group; the Department of French; the Department of English; the James D. Hart Chair; the Ida Mae and William J. Eggers, Jr. Chair; and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Thursday, 2 March
3:30–5 p.m.
Cartographic Objects Workshop at the Bancroft Library (David Faulds)
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Friday, 3 March
1:15–2:45 p.m. – Graduate Student Panel, 308A Doe Library

Keith Budner (Comparative Literature) – “From Geography to Chorography: Representing Pomponius Mela, Ptolemy and Strabo in Two Spanish Renaissance Maps”

Jason Rozumalski (History) – “Kaleidoscopes of Time and Place: Images of places as events in sixteenth-century England”

Grace Harpster (Art History) – “Pastoral Maps: Devotional and Administrative Itineraries in Rural Sixteenth-Century Milan”

Moderator: Diego Pirillo (Italian)

3:00–5:00 p.m. – Plenary Panel, 308A Doe Library

Tom Conley (Romance Languages, Harvard) – “Baroque Hydrographies”

Ricardo Padrón (Spanish, UVA) – “The Indies and the Printed Page: Inventing America on the Ramusio Map of 1534”

Valerie Kivelson (History, Michigan) – “An Early Modern Great Game: Maps of Siberia and their Circulation in the 17th and 18th century”

Moderator: Timothy Hampton (French and Comparative Literature)