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Cartography & Culture - Mapping the Early American South

Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Organisation: The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
From the earliest mapping of North America by European navigators, to military campaigns during the French & Indian War and the American Revolution, to the exploration of the trans-Appalachian west, different communities used maps as tools to establish unique visions of the American South. This program brings together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to explore how maps in the early South both created and reflected patterns of colonization, settlement, and migration. Patterns that remain on the landscape to the present day.
  • Margaret Pritchard, moderator
  • Susan Schulten, Keynote: “Maps that Made the South”
  • Philip Burden, Mapping North America in the Age of Exploration
  • Daniel Crouch, Visconte Maggiolo’s 1527 Map of North America
  • Brent Lane, John White’s 1585 Map of the North Carolina Outer Banks
  • Lucie Stylianopoulos, “A Tale of Two Maps: Finding the Indigenous Perspective in Carolina”
  • Katie McKinney, William Gerard de Brahm’s 1757 Map of the Lowcountry
  • Johanna Brown, Conservation of Andreas Hoger’s 1754 Map of Wachovia
  • Bill Wooldridge, “America as Eden”
  • Matthew Edney, John Mitchell’s 1755 Map of North America
  • Mike McNamara, Lewis Evans’s 1755 Map of the Middle Colonies
  • Christian Koot, “A Biography of a Map: Augustine Herrman’s Virginia and Maryland (1673)”
  • Dale Loberger, Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads
  • Richard Brown, Mapping Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution
  • Daniel Ackermann, Mapping the South’s Westward Expansion