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Subject: Lecture on geography and domestic recreation in early modern Europe

Lecture on geography and domestic recreation in early modern Europe

From: Mary Oey <moey<-at->
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Lecture at the Library of Congress

Geography and Domestic Recreation in Early Modern Europe

Stephanie Stillo, University of Kansas

Monday, October 28, 2013
2-30 pm

Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building
Pickford Theater, Third floor
Washington, DC

To participate via live webcast, send an email at least 3 days in
advance to Ray Privott <rpri<-at->loc<.>gov>

This lecture will explore how world geography shifted from
professional knowledge to general interest in seventeenth- and
eighteenth-century Europe. In particular, it will look at domestic
activities designed to encourage the collection and memorization of
geography by non-professionals, including recipes for coloring maps
and botanical texts, interactive prints and games, and geographic
memorization cards. Beyond an educational pastime, these activities
neatly divided the globe into the familiar continental structure of
Europe, Asia, Africa and America; categorizing various human
communities into "useful" comparative frameworks. This lecture will
also highlight Stillo's work with the Preservation Directorate,
particularly her use of Hyper-Spectral Imaging (HSI) and X-Ray
Florescence (XRF) to identify the pigments used in printed
cartographic images in order to measure the availability of
materials Europeans found necessary for such geographic pastimes.

For more information, contact

    Fenella France
    Chief, Preservation Research and Testing

or visit


Mary Oey
Preservation Directorate
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

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