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Conferences & Symposia
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2012-13 Academic Year
October 25-26, 2012
Symposium on the Cultural History of Cartography
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to link scholarship in the cultural history of terrestrial cartography with scholarship on people and their relationships to space/place and to spatial thinking. The concerns of such scholarship are wide ranging. Preeminent among the concerns of the proposed speakers is the representations of human bodies on maps. Such representations include the ways in which racial, ethnic, and gendered identities are projected onto bodies, conceived as both "self" and "other," over the course of several centuries.
A collaborative effort of the Hatcher Library Map Collection, the Clements Library, and the Department of English, this initiative seeks to capitalize on activities in this area occurring across the university. We propose to highlight scholarly activity occurring in disparate sites at U-M, along with our extensive archival collections, while also bringing to campus scholars working on North and South American, Middle Eastern, and European cartography from before the 20th century.
Supplementing the two-day conference will be two special exhibits at the Clements Library and the Clark Map Library in Hatcher. In addition, during Fall 2012, Valerie Traub and Karl Longstreth will coteach an interdisciplinary English Department graduate seminar on the relationship between European cartography, literature, science, and visual culture (English 630).
The Cultural History of Cartography is hosted by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.
October 4-6, 2012
Sex and Justice
The conference begins at noon on Thursday, October 4, 2012, and continues through Saturday, October 6, 12:30 PM.
The conference takes place at the Rackham Building, on the Ann Arbor campus.
Registration details to come.
The criminalization of HIV, sex work, the widespread use of sex offender registries, and countless other cases like these are impossible to think about critically without a coherent analysis of sex and its relation to social justice. By bringing together academics, legal experts, and activists invested in these issues, Sex and Justice will focus critical attention on the many forms that sexual injustice now takes in our society and will contribute to an informed response.
Sex and Justice is hosted by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.