Category Archives: Cartographic History

Mapping the Early Modern World

The Newberry Library will be hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Mapping the Early Modern World in Summer 2022. This NEH Summer Institute is being co-organized by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of … Continue reading

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Mapping the Early Modern World

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be offering a NEH Summer Institute for faculty on Mapping the Early Modern World. Here is the announcement from the Center for Renaissance Studies: Mapping the Early Modern World NEH … Continue reading

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Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be offering a research methods workshop on Word and Image in Print and Digital Archives this Fall on Friday 15 October 2021. Graduate students in History and the Humanities at … Continue reading

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Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The New York Times has published an interactive reconstruction of the predominantly African American neighborhood of Greenwood and mapped the brutal violence of the armed White crowd that destroyed it during the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. This is a … Continue reading

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A New World Map Innovates

A new world map may transform the way we look at the earth. This map is a two-dimensional double-sided disk centered on the earth’s poles. Major innovations in the history of cartography are difficult to achieve, despite new digital tools … Continue reading

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Renaissance Invention Exhibition

A new exhibition on Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Nova Reperta opens today (Friday 28 August 2020) at the Newberry Library. The exhibition will run from 28 August to 25 November 2020 in the Trienens Galleries at the Newberry Library in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellowship on Hérnan Colón

A postdoctoral fellowship in early modern studies is being offered by the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Here is the Arnamagnæan Institute’s call for applications: Postdoctoral Position – Hernando Colón’s Book of Books The Arnamagnæan Institute, Department of … Continue reading

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Renaissance Map Forgery

The auction house Christie’s has withdrawn an allegedly forged Renaissance map from its auction listings after scholars and map dealers questioned its authenticity. The map is a print of Martin Waldseemüller’s famous 1507 world map, one of the first to … Continue reading

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