18.360 NEH Summer Seminar on cartography

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 08:11:55 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 360.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:57:19 +0000
         From: Susan Hanf <hanfs_at_newberry.org>
         Subject: NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers

"Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps" Summer Seminar
27 June to 15 July 2005 at The Newberry Library in Chicago

The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of
Cartography invites school teachers nationwide to apply for its 2005 NEH
summer seminar, "Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps." This
3-week seminar led by Jim Akerman (The Newberry Library) and Jerry Danzer
(Emeritus, The University of Illinois at Chicago) is designed to promote an
understanding of the culture and history of cartography, to develop
cartographic literacy, and to encourage effective map use in the classroom.
A program of seminars based on recent scholarship in the history of
cartography, hands-on workshops, and guided individual research will allow
teachers to explore the relevancy of geography and historic maps to their
own interests and teaching needs. The seminar sessions and workshops will
serve as forums for refining and applying the skills necessary to read maps
as products of science, artistic creations, rhetorical tools, storytellers,
and expressions of power; and as representations of worldviews and local

Applications are encouraged from teachers of a broad range of courses and
grade levels. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $2,400 to
help defray travel and housing expenses. Completed applications must be
postmarked no later than Tuesday, 1 March 2005.

Additional information and application materials are available at
http://www.newberry.org/smith/L3rsmith.html or by contacting Susan Hanf,
The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center, The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St,
Chicago IL 60610; e-mail: hanfs_at_newberry.org, phone: 312-255-3659.

"Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps" is supported by a
major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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