Scale, Matter, and Meaning: Sizing up MapsFriday, April 11, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm
In “Scale, Matter and Meaning,” award-winning art historian Jennifer Roberts returns us to the question of the material intelligence—and material beauty—of early American images such as the 18th-century composite map drawn by Henry Popple of the French and British colonies of the period. Join us as Roberts explores the implications of material scale for the practice of cartography and the production of meaning in our visual lives. This event is free and open to the public.
Jennifer L. Roberts is Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard College Professor, and Chair of the Program in American Studies at Harvard University. She is an art historian specializing in American art, with particular interests in landscape, material culture, print culture, and the history of science. She received her A.B. from Stanford and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale, and joined the Harvard faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2002.
This event is co-sponsored by the Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture.