The following came across the transom ...From: Ernesto Capello <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Subject: CFP ASA 2012 (Puerto Rico), Cartographic Exploration in the Americas
CFP: ASA 2012, November 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico“Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas”
We seek historians, art historians, geographers, and scholars of visual culture for a panel discussing the aesthetics of 19th-century cartographic exploration in the Americas. The nineteenth century in many ways represented a high point in mapping expeditions at the hemispheric level. These ostensibly scientific expeditions charted territories, often in support of nation building projects, yet also produced vast amounts of visual and artistic materials. This panel will focus on this visual material addressing such questions as: What kinds of 19th-century visual practices and technologies of seeing do these materials engage? How does scientific knowledge get translated into the visual and disseminated to the public? Can looking at mapping hemispherically challenge a distinction between North American and South/Central/Latin American methodologies or practices of exploration? We are interested in all forms of visual representation, including maps, sketches, drawings, landscape paintings, photography, lithography, etc.
Proposals including a title and abstract (maximum 500 words) should be sent by Monday January 23rd
Ernesto Capello, History, Macalester College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Rosenbaum, Art History, Bard College, email@example.com