What does (or can) a map say about ongoing events on the ground? What argument does a map make? What facts does it emphasize or hide? Here’s an interesting–and invested–take from the Dakota Sioux protests (link above).
Some of you history-oriented and politically-oriented people might be interested in these talks next week. Most deal with images as well as history:
Monday, Oct. 31, 4:00 pm: Washington History Seminar. GW historian Tyler Anbinder will speak on “City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York.”4:00-5:30 at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor Moynihan Boardroom. For more information and to register (required), click here.
Monday, Oct. 31, 12 Noon: DC Monday—Michael Cornfield, GW Graduate School of Political Management, “From Campaign Memorabilia to Merchandise: The Development of Campaign Commemoratives in U.S. Presidential History.” 12pmat the GWU Museum (701 21st Street, NW).
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Open Seminar. Graduate students in Prof. Christopher Klemek’s urban history seminar (HIST 6475) will host a public conversation with Camilo José Vergara, upon the publication of his latest book, Detroit is No Dry Bones. Vergara is a Chilean-born sociologist whose body of photographic work on the evolution of American cities has earned him the MacArthur “genius” grant, a Berlin Prize Fellowship and the National Humanities Medal. 4pm at the GW Museum, 701 21st St NW (free and open to the public).
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8:00 pm in MPA 310 (corner of H and 21st St.). Tad Devine, Chief Strategist for the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign, speaks on “How to Break into Politics with a Degree in History.” RSVP here.