Circles and Squares: Natives and Colonists and Maps | Newberry

Circles and Squares: Natives and Colonists and Maps

Catawba deerskin map, 18th Century, Image from Library of Congress 2005625337

Catawba deerskin map, 18th Century, Image from Library of Congress 2005625337

Alan Shaw Taylor

Alan Shaw Taylor

Colonial History Lecture Series: Alan Shaw Taylor
Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 to 11:30 am

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public; free tickets required.
Open to the Public
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
Center for the History of Cartography Programs

Examining a map made by natives of the Carolina backcountry in 1721 reveals efforts to understand and adapt to colonial trade and settlement.

Join us as Alan Shaw Taylor explores the contrast between settler and native ways of understanding the environment and intercultural diplomacy. This exchange of view helps to restore native peoples, and their diplomacy, to center place in colonial history.

Download a PDF flyer for this program to post and distribute, and check out a Quick Guide to materials related to Colonial America in the Newberry collection.

Alan Taylor is Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair of History at the University of Virginia. Two of his seven books have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (1996) and The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1772-1832 (2014). His most recent work is American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (2016).

Cosponsored with the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois in partnership with the University of Illinois History Department.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Open to the public; free tickets required. Obtain tickets using this online form by 8 am April 27.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, walk-ins will be admitted about ten minutes before the event’s start.

People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, first register using the link above, then email publicprograms@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.