Mapping the Early Modern World

The Newberry Library will be hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Mapping the Early Modern World in Summer 2022.

This NEH Summer Institute is being co-organized by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and the Center for Renaissance Studies of the Newberry Library.

The NEH Summer Institutes provide university and college faculty opportunities to engage in specialized education and research on particular themes during a concentrated period during the summer break. Each year, summer institutes are offered on different themes and issues in the humanities.

I participated in one of the previous NEH Summer Institutes in early modern studies and highly recommend the institutes for other faculty members.

Here is the announcement from the Newberry Library:

The Newberry Library is pleased to announce Mapping the Early Modern World, a four-week summer institute for higher education faculty from July 18 through August 12, 2022. The institute will be held on site at the library, situated on the near north side of Chicago. The interdisciplinary institute will be co-organized by the Newberry’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and its Center for Renaissance Studies. Dr. James Akerman (Director of the Smith Center) and Dr. Lia Markey (Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies) will co-direct the institute. The institute’s 25 participants will pursue a program of seminars, workshops, discussion, and research exploring interdisciplinary approaches to the study of maps in connection with the global intellectual, cultural, and geographical transformations of the world between 1400 and 1700. The course of reading and discussion will consider five major “theaters” in which the production and use of maps operated: the world, the city, the land, the sea, and the skies. The co-directors have invited eight accomplished guest faculty from a broad range of humanities fields to lead seminar sessions and research workshops. In addition to these sessions, each participant will pursue a research project utilizing the Newberry’s renowned collections of early modern maps and other humanities resources.

For more information and to apply, see:

This entry was posted in Archival Research, Careers in History, Cartographic History, Cultural History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, Humanities Education, Lectures and Seminars, Reformation History, Renaissance Art and History, World History. Bookmark the permalink.

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