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(online) Mapping Pacific Places - ANZMapS Conference 2020

Canberra, Australia
Organisation: Australian and New Zealand Map Society (ANZMapS) with support from the National Library of Australia and The Hakluyt Society in London
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.
Mapping Pacific Places, an online conference exploring the Pacific from Magellanica to the present, and reassessing the role of maps in understanding - and misunderstanding - the knowledge, peoples and cultures of the Pacific.
This one-day seminar will take place digitally via a series of Zoom sessions, with a selection of speakers making presentations in each of the three sessions on the day.