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Burke Historical Society Presents: Understanding Maps and the Stories They Tell presented by Ronald Grim*

Burke Historical Society Presents: Understanding Maps and the Stories They Tell presented by Ronald Grim*

Burke Historical Society Lecture Series.

Pre-21st century maps, as well as current iPhone representations, are generally considered to be  wayfinders – graphic documents guiding us to our destinations or helping us locate important places along life’s journey.  However, maps can be much more, because they are also story tellers. Maps must be studied for both omissions and co-missions, both in terms of content and ornamental decoration. Learn how meaning is layered in maps through the choices and designs of their creators and editors.

This program is appropriate for ages 13 & Up

 

Related LibGuide: Fairfax County History by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Date:
Sunday, July 28, 2024
Time:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Pohick Meeting Room 1, Pohick Meeting Room 2
Library Branch:
Pohick Regional Library
Categories:
History/Culture Presentation/Performance
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults     Teens  
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*Ronald Grim retired in May 2018 as Curator of Maps for the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library.  He assumed this position in 2005 after working 33 years for the Federal government with the cartographic collections at the National Archives and the Library of Congress.  He formerly served as Co-Book Review Editor for Imago Mundi, the international journal for the history of cartography and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Map and Geography Libraries. He has been a Board of Review member for the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine since 1990.  He is currently serving as Vice President and Program Chair for the Washington Map Society. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in historical geography from the University of Maryland.

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