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Canada before Confederation - A Sneak Peek at the Programme

Halifax, Canada
Organisation: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
While the mission of CANADA 150 is to celebrate Confederation in 1867, this conference foregrounds the commemoration of this moment of Canada's history with a look at the early exploration and mapping of the territory that now forms the country.
On the programme, all aspects of the exploration and cartography of these lands, from Indigenous sources describing the encounter with Europeans to European and Settler explorations ranging in date from the voyage of John Cabot in 1497 to the Treaty of 1763.
Themes will include contributions of Indigenous mapping and geographical knowledge to European cartography and reports; the role of geographical myths in furthering exploration; how the instructions given to explorers changed over time; the mapping of natural resources; exploration on waterways versus exploration by land; the evolution of the cartography of specific regions over time; and how place and mapping influenced Canadian identity and culture.
Venue: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact: Lauren Beck