Indigenous peoples, including Native Americans, have always been consummate travelers, whose trade and social networks crossed the continent. Few are aware, however, of the various techniques used to mark routes, including bending tree saplings. These distinct and durable markers, known as Trail Marker Trees, are a natural navigational method that still exists today.
5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program
This colloquium will focus on books that were never published, eddies, as it were, in the nineteenth-century’s famed “flood” of print. Analysis of nineteenth-century literary manuscripts that were not made into printed books—and indeed were generally created with no intention of publication—tests the limits of the democratic public sphere promised and promoted by print.
10 am - 12:30 pm
Directed by David Skidmore