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Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Events

Speaker:

Katharina Piechocki (Harvard)

Date:

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:

260-252

Groups:

Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

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.