October 26, 2021- New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual meeting at 7 pm EDT: room opens 6:45 pm. John Hessler (Library of Congress) will speak on It Came From a Blue Sky: Mapping Bats and Spillover of Covid-19. No registration is necessary. Zoom link: https://avenues.zoom.us/j/2126270767
When not climbing in the Alps, searching for rare plants in a distant desert, or mountain biking through some jungle, John is the curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology of the Early Americas at the Library of Congress, and a faculty member of the Rare Book School, at the University of Virginia, teaching the linguistics and ethnobotany of the Mesoamerican Codex.
John is also a lecturer in bioarchaeology in the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University where, currently teaching the seminar, Archaeology and the Science of Climate Change.
John’s full bio can be found here: https://jhessler.net/