The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0611 Friday, 18 December 2009
From: Laura McDowell <
Date: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 14:24:45 -0600
Subject: Newberry Library Summer Institute "Mapping and Art in the
The Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of
Cartography is pleased to announce its 2010 NEH summer institute,
"Mapping and Art in the Americas." The five-week institute, led by James
Akerman (a geographer and Director of the Smith Center) and Diane Dillon
(an art historian and the Newberry's Assistant Director of Research and
Education) will trace the interplay between American art and mapping
from the transatlantic encounter into the 21st Century. Guest faculty
include specialists in art, art history, cartography, geography,
philosophy, American history, map librarianship, and literary studies.
The institute program of lectures, workshops, and discussions will
encourage the 25 participants to cross disciplinary boundaries and move
beyond regional and chronological specialties to explore the
relationship between art and mapping in the Americas. Participants will
also pursue their own research projects making use of the Newberry's
rich humanities collections.
Applications are encouraged from college and university faculty residing
and teaching in the United States, representing a broad range of fields.
Qualified independent scholars and scholars engaged in museum work are
also eligible to apply. A limited number of spaces are also available
for full-time graduate students in the humanities. Successful applicants
will receive a stipend of $3900 to help defray travel and housing expenses.
Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, 2 March
For more information or to download application materials, please visit
our website at http://www.newberry.org/smith/artandcartography.html or
contact Laura McDowell, Program Assistant at the Smith Center, at
or (312) 255-3659.
This institute is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities. The Newberry Library is an independent library for
research and reference in the humanities.
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