Our Place in the World: The Stories of Maps

Our Place in the World: The Stories of Maps

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Humans have always sought to answer the basic question: where is our place in the world? In tracing the stories of maps from Mesopotamia, Ptolemy, and Mercator to cholera, subways and GPS, this presentation explores four basic insights: Every map has a purpose. Every map tells a story. Every map tells a lie. And each changes over time.

Travel Talks lecture presented by Professor James Salzman JD ’89, SM ’90