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Mapping Pacific Places (online event)

Mapping Pacific Places – Due to Covid restrictions now in place, ANZMapS 2020 has been remodeled as an online event, to be streamed by the National Library of Australia, on Thursday September 10.

Details of how to view talks and ask questions of speakers to follow soon. This will be a free online event open to all.

When Magellan entered the Pacific in 1520 he could not have imagined the magnitude of the Pacific Ocean, which he believed could be crossed in a few weeks. This expedition began centuries of speculation and exploration and an explosion of cartographic publications.

Pacific Ocean engraved on steel by Gray & Son
Glasgow : Published by Blackie, Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh, 1826.

At this one day online seminar we will explore ideas of the Pacific from “Magellanica” to the present, and reassess the role of maps in understanding – and misunderstanding – its knowledge, peoples and cultures.

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