Susan Schulten
Speaker Susan Schulten Cartographic Historian

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.

April 13, 2019