The 59th James Ford Bell Lecture – Now Online
October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Professor Chad Anderson, presents “Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Indigenous Power in Early American Cartography.”
By the middle of the eighteenth century, European empires and their cartographers claimed territory across much of what actually remained Native American lands — a bold, familiar, but incomplete story of “discovery” and conquest. This talk will examine the most famous British maps of the period to explore a more complex story of how Native Americans shaped the geography of an imagined British Empire and the future of North America.
About the speaker
Chad Anderson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He is the author of “The Storied Landscape of Iroquoia: History, Conquest, and Memory in the Native Northeast.” His writing on early American cartography, “Rediscovering Native North America: Settlements, Maps, and Empires in the Eastern Woodlands” was awarded the John Murrin Prize by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
What: James Ford Bell Lecture
When: Thursday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m.
Where: This event will now take place ONLINE only. Please register if you plan to attend. We will send you the webinar link by email as soon as it becomes available.
This event is co-sponsored by the James Ford Bell Library of the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries; the Associates of the James Ford Bell Library; the Center for Premodern Studies; and by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries