Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - Dr. Craig H. Jones
“How the Sierra Nevada Made Colorado”

Due to the Coronavirus, Rocky Mountain Map Society’s meetings have moved online. Check out the lectures below!

Upcoming Meetings:

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Leah M. Thomas is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literature at Virginia State University, located in Petersburg. She is Editor of The Portolan: Journal of the Washington Map Society. Her research explores the intersection of cartography and literature of the long eighteenth century.

While under gathering restrictions, we are offering our lectures online via Zoom.  We are also offering lectures from other map societies around the country for your enjoyment! 

NEXT MEETING:

Date and Time: Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 5:00 PM MT

Event Subject:  “nearly in a circular form”:

                          Mapping the Cherokee Nation through John Marrant’s Narrative (1785) 

 

 

 

Comparing contemporaneous maps of the southeastern United States with John Marrant’s narrative mapping in his A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black (London, 1785) offers insight into his location and travel especially among the Cherokee and their networks. Taken into captivity by the Cherokee, Marrant is saved by the Chief’s daughter, echoing John Smith’s The Generall Historie (1624) during a pivotal moment in the colonial contest in the Southeast. Living among the Cherokee for approximately two years, Marrant hunted and traveled with them. His narrative mapping reflects the mapping in the 1720s deerskin maps attributed to the Catawba and Chickasaw that may have been of Cherokee origin. Marrant’s travel with the Cherokee during the 1760s reveals emergent settler tensions with the Cherokee from their friendship with the British and negotiations with South Carolina Governor Francis Nicholson in the 1720s to their removal in the 1830s. 

Meeting Place:

Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting:

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FUTURE MEETINGS:

Time: September 9, 5 PM MDT

Speaker: Andrew J Rhodes

Topic: “James Monteith: Cartographer, Educator, and Master of the Margins."

Location: Zoom, To receive a link please register by emailing washmap@gmail.com.

Hosted by the BostonCaliforniaChicagoNew YorkPhilip Lee PhillipsRocky MountainTexas, and Washington Map Societies.

Time: October 7, 5 PM MDT

Speaker: Anthony Mullan

Topic: Late 19th Century Maps of Cuba

Location: Zoom, To receive a link please register by emailing washmap@gmail.com.

Hosted by the BostonCaliforniaChicagoNew YorkPhilip Lee PhillipsRocky MountainTexas, and Washington Map Societies.

Time: November 13, 5 PM MDT

Speaker: Meagan Snow

Topic: "Mapping Ourselves: A Cartographic Introduction to the 2020 Census & Tapestry Segmentation Analysis."

Location: Zoom, To receive a link please register by emailing washmap@gmail.com.

Hosted by the BostonCaliforniaChicagoNew YorkPhilip Lee PhillipsRocky MountainTexas, and Washington Map Societies.

 

Our friend John Docktor has a wonderful list of all upcoming map events, not just in the USA, but across the pond as well.

Please check it out!