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Northern California Spring Conference

Rumsey Map Center, Green Library, Stanford University ///gave.atoms.appear*

Saturday, April 13, 2019



9:30 -10:00am Morning hospitality. Room 121A, Tierney Room, SS Resource Center, Green Library. First floor.

10:00-10:15am Welcome. G. Salim Mohammed, Head and Curator, Rumsey Map Center; President Susan Caughey and Vice President Ron Gibbs.

10:15-11:00am Nick Kanas, MD, Pictorial Maps, both Terrestrial and Celestial. Pictorial maps focus on symbols and artistry rather than accuracy and detail in traditional maps.

Nick Kanas is a former CMS Vice President for Northern California, Professor Emeritus (Psychiatry) at UC, San Francisco, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the author of Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography, soon to be in its 3rd edition, and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age.

11:00-11:45am Robert Augustyn, The Under- and Over-Mapping of New York City: Lessons from an Exhibition. Augustyn will discuss large patterns in the cartographic history of New York City and their meanings.

Robert Augustyn, a senior partner in the rare book and mapseller firm Martayan Lan, Inc., New York City. He is the co-author with Paul Cohen of Manhattan in Maps (1997).

11:45-1:00pm   Box lunch in Room 121A, then afterwards, opportunity to explore Rumsey Map Center

1:00-1:45pm    Greg Miller, Cold War Cartography: How the Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World During the Cold War. These maps provide a fascinating look at how American and European cities looked through the eyes of our Cold War adversaries.

Greg Miller is a science journalist and co-author with Betsy Mason (who spoke at the CMS Chabot meeting last year) of All Over the Map (National Geographic, 2018). Greg earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University. He writes about neuroscience in addition to cartography.

1:45-2:30pm    Stace Maples and Hannah Binzen Wild,  It Takes a Village to Find a Village: Finding Remote Populations with Remote Sensing. The speakers will discuss how, using a novel imagery analysis, the Stanford Geospatial Center designed and executed a reconnaissance project to locate remote settlements ahead of the first randomized public health survey conducted to assess their healthcare needs.

Stace Maples is the Geospatial Manager at the Stanford Geospatial Center at Branner Earth Sciences Library. Hannah Wild is an MD candidate at Stanford University School of Medicine.

2:30-2:45pm    Break– coffee, tea, cookies, in Room 121A, SSRC

2:45-3:30pm    Leonard Rothman, MD, The Story and the Maps of the California Gold Rush. The history of California gold, its locations, and the chronology of its discoveries, will be presented.

Len Rothman served as Vice President for Northern California and as President of CMS. He is a physician who served as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland  and has been an avid map collector for over fifty years.

3:30-4:15pm     Ed Lanfranco, Mao on the Map–Quotes, Calligraphy and Images: 1958-1988.  What did it mean when Chairman Mao was explicitly represented on a Chinese map? This presentation offers analyses and narratives focused on cartographic objects with imprints of Mao.

Ed Lanfranco was able to indulge a passion for collecting maps, atlases and globes living in Beijing from 1988 to 2009 while on a career trajectory that began as a Mandarin language student and ended serving as the Bureau Chief for United Press International.

4:15-4:30pm    Business Meeting


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