Maps, charts, globes, and GIS data are found in many archival collections—but how much do we really know about caring for them? Are we handling them correctly, describing them effectively, and providing thorough access to them? Are we maximizing their ability to support research and study? The Fall 2019 Meeting will bring us together to share experiences with these materials, demystify them, and learn from each other how to unlock their potential for all users.
|10:00am - 12:00pm
The staff of the Osher Map Library has generously offered
attendees three different tours that will run concurrently on the morning of
our Fall Meeting. The three tours will each be offered at the following times:
10:00am–10:30am, 10:40am–11:10am, and 11:20am–11:50am. You may register for up
to three tours. Please reserve a spot by filling out our Tour Sign Up Form.
Spots are limited!
|12:00pm - 1:00pm
|1:00pm - 1:10pm||Welcome and opening remarks
|1:10pm - 2:00pm|| Plenary address: How Did 18th Century Maps End Up In Archives? by Matthew Edney, Professor of Geography and Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, University of Southern Maine
|2:00pm - 2:30pm
||Coffee and networking break
|2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel discussion: care and use of cartographic collections
|3:30pm - 3:45pm
||Coffee and networking break
|3:45pm - 4:45pm||
Short presentations and discussion
|4:45pm - 5:00pm||Wrap-up and closing remarks
Matthew Edney has a longstanding interest in maps and map history. Currently a professor of geography and Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine, he also directs the History of Cartography Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has degrees in geography and cartography from University College London and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of several books including Cartography: The Ideal and Its History, Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765–1843, and, as co-editor, Cartography in the European Enlightenment, the fourth volume in the University of Chicago Press’s History of Cartography series.
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Parking in the University Parking Garage is plentiful and free to guests. Click here for a link to the University Parking Garage on Google Maps. The Glickman Library is 450 feet (approximately a two-minute walk) from the Parking Garage. See the USM Maps, Parking, and Transportation webpage for more information.
The Glickman Library is fully accessible. All physical buildings are ADA compliant. The Library is happy to accommodate any request for assistance or provide information in different formats as necessary. Two fully accessible elevators service the seventh floor where the meeting is being held. Please feel free to contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about accessibility and/or disability accommodations.
NEA is committed to making the Fall 2019 Meeting welcoming and accessible to all presenters and attendees. Presenters are also required to abide by the NEA Code of Conduct, which can be found here: https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Code-of-Conduct.
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