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In today's world of Google Maps and global positioning systems, people often forget that it wasn't always so easy to decipher how to get from point A to point B. Similarly, when using a road map, you may not realize that what you are unfolding represents the synthesis of decades of exploration, reckoning, and artistry.

This course surveys the golden age of cartography, highlighting maps and mapmakers from the Middle Ages and ancient Rome to 18th-century America. Using rare and magnificent maps from the James Ford Bell Library’s collection, you’ll delve into the history, romance, and beauty of cartography and learn how ideas about the world have changed over time—not just on maps, but in the imagination as well.

Marguerite Ragnow, PhD, University of Minnesota, is curator of the James Ford Bell Library, a member of the graduate faculties of History, Medieval Studies, and Early Modern Studies, and codirector of the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World at the University. She also is president of the Society for the History of Discoveries. One of her research interests is the impact of the printing press on the dissemination of geographic knowledge in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
   
                Offered in cooperation with the James Ford Bell Library.

Cancellations are subject to a 10 percent processing fee if received five or fewer working days before the program start. Refunds are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be emailed to ccapsinfo@umn.edu.

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Section Title
A Golden Age of Cartography: Maps and Mapmakers Before 1800
Type
Short Course
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 16, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Andersen, Elmer L. Library
Type
Short Course
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 23, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Andersen, Elmer L. Library
Type
Short Course
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 30, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Andersen, Elmer L. Library
Type
Short Course
Days
Th
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Aug 06, 2020
Campus
Twin Cities
Building
Andersen, Elmer L. Library
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
Course fee non-credit $165.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 09, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 09, 2020
Section Details

Number of Meetings:           Four (7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6)

Course Location:                 Elmer L. Andersen Library

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