Norcal Annual Conference
Location – David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University.
Date – Saturday, May 20 2017.
• 8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration, coffee, continental breakfast
• 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome: John Fleming, CMS Pres.; and Nick Kanas, M.D., CMS N. Calif. VP
• 9:10 – 9:30 Orientation/House-Keeping, G. Salim Mohammed, MBA, MS, MA , Head and Curator,
David Rumsey Map Center; Welcome by David Rumsey.
• 9:30 – 10:15 Ross Stein, Ph.D. , Adjunct Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, and Temblor.net
CEO. “How the Gold Rush Navigation Maps and the 1906 Earthquake Combined to Ignite the Breakthrough Discovery of Modern Seismic Science.” Through various media, Dr. Stein will show how 19th Century mapping techniques, the Gold Rush, and the largest quake in this nation’s history forever changed how we understand earthquakes.
• 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break.
• 10:30 – 11:15 Linda Gass, Environmental Artist. “Textiles, Land-Art Install ation, Glass, and the Art of
Mapping”. Ms. Gass makes map-based art in a variety of materials and settings, and she uses historical and modern day maps to research how changes in the landscape affect water resources in the American West. Linda’s presentation will take you on a photographic journey to the places that inspire her work and into her studio to show how her artistic process and artwork lead to creative mapping.
• 11:15 – 11:45 Technology Demo—Rumsey Staff (G. Salim Mohammed and David Rumsey).
• 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Box Lunch.
• 1:00 – 1:45 Fred DeJarlais , “A History of Efforts to Partition California.” There have been numerous
proposals to divide California into two or more states. CMS Past President Fred DeJarlais will discuss
these and show maps of suggested possible partitions.
• 1:45 – 2:30 Tom Mullaney, Ph.D . Associate Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University. “No
Room for the Dead: On Grave Relocation in Contemporary China.” Dr. Mullaney will discuss and illustrate how the mass relocation of graves in contemporary China was accomplished, with reference to mapping historically situated stories within clear temporal and spatial boundaries.
• 2:30 – 2:45 Break – juice and cookies.
2:45 – 3:45 Student Presentations: Daniel R. Tuzzeo , Doctoral Student, Stanford Religious Studies
Department: “Buddhist Cartography and the Spatial Imagination: Mapping the Cosmos in East Asia”;
Maria Hafeez Awan , Doctoral Student, Stanford Department of History. “Tracing the Genealogies of British, French, and Indian Maps of India within the Global Enlightenment.”
• 3:45 – 4:30 Members Present Their Favorite Maps
• 4:30 – 5:00 California Map Society Annual Meeting
This Conference is cosponsored with The David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University.