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Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography 2019

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David Rumsey Map Center

557 Escondido Mall

Green Library, 4th Floor

Stanford, CA 94305

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Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography 2019: Gender, Sexuality, Cartography

The second biennial Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography will take place October 10-12, 2019. Following on from our successful first conference in 2017, the three-day event will include a keynote, research papers from a variety of scholars, and an exhibition that will debut at the event.

For this year’s meeting, all the papers will focus on the relationship between gender, sexuality, and cartography. While some scholars have examined the interplay of gender identities and mapping, particularly with regard to the role of women as buyers and sellers in the historical map market, this work remains isolated and has yet to make a significant impact on the wider field. This conference hopes to offer a counterpoint to this trend by bringing together diverse approaches and hosting interdisciplinary discussions.

While all the invited speakers are experts in maps and mapping, they will also bring their specialties in queer, women’s, and gender studies to bear on the nuanced ways in which maps are conditioned by and help to construct, and transgress, gendered and sexualized norms and spaces. Paper topics include mapping masculinity in French Vietnam, women in American cartographic history, the gendered cartographic language of medieval texts, the digital mapping of homosexual spaces, and much more. On Saturday, the conference has a focus on Art and its intersection between gender, sexuality and cartography. A separate Saturday-only registration is available.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Susan Schulten, from the University of Denver. She will share her research on the pioneering female mapmaker Emma Willard.

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There is an all-conference fee, reduced fee for students and a Saturday-only registration fee. All registered attendees (except for the Saturday only registration, which limits attendance to Saturday events only) will have access to the opening reception and keynote, all the speaker panels, the conference exhibition, and coffee/tea throughout the three-day event. Activities will take place at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University’s Cecil H. Green Library.

If you have any questions, please contact blrcc-staff@lists.stanford.edu .

Organizers: Salim G. Mohammed (David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford Libraries), Dr. Katherine Parker (Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.)


Preliminary Program

Thursday, October 10, 2019

3:00 pm: Center opens, Registration begins
4:00 pm: Keynote Lecture
5:30 pm: Center closes

5:15-6:30 pm: Opening Reception

Friday, October 11, 2019

10:00 am: Session 1: Maps, gender, and European culture
12:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm: Session 2: Women in the US history of cartography
3:00 pm: Coffee break
3:30 pm: Session 3: The gendered cartography of empire
5:30 pm: End of day, Center closes

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10:30 am: Snacks and Coffee
11:00 am: Session 4: Queer cartographies, art, and activism
12:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm: Session 5: Art, gender, and mapping roundtable
3:30 pm: Closing remarks
4:00 pm: Center closes

Nearby Hotel Information:

Creekside Inn

Sheraton Palo Alto

Cardinal Hotel

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