Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Thu May 16th 2019, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Speaker(s): Katharina Piechocki (Harvard)

Prof. Piechocki's book traces the emergence of Europe as a continent at a particularly momentous turning point in its formation: when a new imagining of Europe was driven by the rise of a novel humanistic discipline—cartography. By focusing on German, Polish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Neo-Latin literary and cartographic traditions, Cartographic Humanism analyzes the emergence of Europe as a continent from the vantage point of cartography, poetics, philology, and translation as interlocking humanistic practices.