Great Plains Symposium: Flat Places, Deep Identities Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center Room: Auditorium
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln Ne 68508
Contact: Katie Nieland, 402-472-3965, knieland2@unl.edu
“Mapping” as a metaphorical concept has also proved valuable to humanists and others attempting to understand our region. The 2017 Great Plains Symposium invites exploration of how place and mapping influence Great Plains identity, culture, economy, agricultural practices, natural resources, environmental issues, business strategy, art and creative expression, literature, social movements, politics, and more.

This conference is open to all members of the public.

Conference speakers include:
– Susan Maher, University of Minnesota Duluth, author of “Deep Map Country: Literary Cartography of the Great Plains”
– Dan Cole, Michigan State University, chief cartographer of the Smithsonian Institution, co-author of “Cartographic Interactions between Indigenous Peoples, Government, and Academia”
– Susan Schulten, University of Denver, author of “Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America”
– “Atlas of the Great Plains” and “Atlas of Nebraska” authors and editors

This event is part of Nebraska’s 2017 Sesquicentennial events! Registration deadline is March 10.

Additional Public Info:

http://www.unl.edu/plains/2017-symposium

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