Course Description

On the Map!

Instructor: Betsy Reese
Dates: Tuesdays, Mar 14-Apr 11
Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Online via Zoom  


In this class we will examine and discuss the elements on, or not on, a map through history. We will explore: borders and how they are tied to topics such as space, territory, sovereignty, politics, and cultural processes;  colors, as one of the first things we notice about a map, and how colors impact our instantaneous, subconscious view of what the map is “saying;” images & symbols, from filling in blank spaces & enchanting sea monsters, to standards and visual representations of features on maps; typography and lettering, seem simple, but are they really?  And finally we will think about who and what are not on the map.
Maximum online registrants: 150



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