Maps (They Don’t Love You Like I Love You)

February 7, 2019

We’re joined by fellow Art History Babe and map lover Mariah Briel to parse through all sorts of theoretically challenging ideas concerning maps and how we document space. Join us as we discuss map making and its relationship to cultural ignorance, the fundamental issues with making a 3D thing into a 2D thing, and how maps operate as both an art object and a scientific object.

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Harley, J.B. The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

Hiatt, Alfred. Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes Before 1600. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Brotton, Jerry. History of the World in Twelve Maps. New York: Penguin Books, 2012.

Proctor, Robert N. “Agnotology: A Missing Term to Describe the Cultural Production of Ignorance (and Its Study).” In Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance, edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger, 1-36. Stanford, CA: Stanford Univeristy Press, 2008.