The Philip Lee Phillips Society (PLPS)
Speaker Ernesto Capello & Edward Brent Lane
Two maps at the Porder's

Thursday, October 26, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, and 7:00 – 8:00 pm New York (ET) time (two meetings), Hybrid: The Philip Lee Phillips Society (PLPS) will have two meetings at the Library of Congress. The first presentation will be given by Ernesto Capello (Professor, History Department, Macalester College) on the allegorical, commercial, and political uses of Mapping Mountains. A brief historical account of techniques of relief representation will be followed by delving into clusters of mountain mapping metaphors: visions of mountains as paradise, the mountain as site of colonial and postcolonial encounter, the development of elevation profiles and panoramas, and mountains as mass-marketed touristed itineraries. The second presentation will feature Edward Brent Lane (Fellow of Global Heritage Economics, Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on John White’s 1585 Map of the North Carolina Outer Banks. As a native North Carolinian, Brent was surprised to learn that behind the romanticism of the story of Sir Walter Raleigh’s “Lost Colony” lay a 16th century tale of entrepreneurship addressing challenges still faced by today’s new tech businesses. Raleigh faced skeptical investors as he sought startup capital for his 1584-90 Roanoke Colony venture. Cartography played a key role in his campaign of persuasion, at the center of which was White’s 1585 map. Zoom registration information has yet to be announced, but check HERE for updates. Note: in the event of a government shutdown, this program will either be canceled or rescheduled.

Thursday, October 26, 2023
3:00 – 4:00 pm, and 7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern (New York)
Virtual, via Zoom