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“Letters from Spain in a Space/Time Box: Understanding 19th Century Travel Through Writing, Old Maps, and Virtual Reality”
March 31 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Presented by Professor Eugenia Afinoguénova, Spanish Language & Cultural History, Marquette University; Andrea Ballard, The Spanish Travelers Project associate, American Geographical Society Library; Chris Larkee, 3D visualization expert, Marquette University Visualization Lab; Mackenzi McGowan, graduate research assistant, Marquette University; and Noel Hincha, undergraduate research assistant, Marquette University.
Early tourists were not necessarily good at describing places. Prior to setting off, they would cut out paragraphs from other books and glue them into a scrapbook, leaving spaces in between for their own descriptions and sketches.
Approaching travelogues as if they were hypertexts of the pre-digital age, this presentation will introduce the Spanish Travelers Project which examines the interplay between texts, mobility, gender and time, on the one hand, and the authoritative perceptions of space in the form of historical maps, on the other.
The talk begins at 2 p.m. There will be socializing and light refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Map Society of Wisconsin, is free and open to the public. For more information or special needs, call 414-229-6282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org