Cartographic historian Susan Schulten spoke on “How Maps Illuminate and Complicate the Past”.
“Across five centuries, America has been defined through maps. Whether hand- maidens of diplomacy, tools of state- craft, instruments of reform, or adver- tisements, maps document particular moments in time but also shape the course of history. Join us as we explore a diverse array of materials that both illuminate and complicate our under- standing of the past.”
Schulten is an American historian and professor at the University of Denver. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A., and from the University of Pennsylvania, with a PhD. In 2010 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her books include: “The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950,” 2001; “Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America,” 2012; and “A History of America in 100 Maps,” 2018, published by Univ. of Chicago Press.