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Title: Papering the Landscape: Maps of Regime Change in North America
Speaker: Barbara Belyea, Professor Emerita of English, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Barbara Belyea's current project is to study three sets of maps that asserted territorial claims following conquest and expansion by an imperial power. The maps are usually credited with not only registering “new” territory but also improving on previous cartographic concepts and techniques. This presentation will focus on the third set of maps, which document an expedition to Lake Athabasca in northern Saskatchewan and Alberta led by J. Burr Tyrrell of the Geological Survey of Canada. It turns out that Tyrrell was not the first to explore this region.
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