CMS & Rumsey Map Center Lecture Series

Professor Imre Demhardt, holder of the Garrett Chair in the History of Cartography at the University of Texas-Arlington, the only such chair in the world

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 3:30 pm – Rumsey Map Center, Green Library, Stanford University

Friday, April 6, 2018 – 7 pm – Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla, 7825 Fay Ave, La Jolla

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 11 am–Monte Cedro Auditorium, 2212 El Molino Ave, Altadena

Free! Our annual lecture series sponsored by both CMS and the Rumsey Map Center will feature Professor Imre Demhardt of the University of Texas, Arlington. He is a well-known and popular lecturer in the history of cartography. The Rumsey Map Center program will also feature the winner of the CMS-Rumsey Map Center Student Essay Competition, whose presentation will be at 3:30 followed by Professor Demhardt’s at 4:30.

Professor Demhardt’s topic at the Rumsey Map Center and at the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla will be Men, Myths and Maps: The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers and the Conquest of the West. The Corps of Topographical Engineers was established in 1838 and operated as such until the outbreak of the Civil War. The Topographical Engineers were an elite group of West Point graduates who accomplished an astonishing amount of work mapping and describing the West. Among them were George Meade, John C. Fremont and Stephen Long.

On Saturday, April 7 Professor Demhardt will speak in Altadena about the centuries-long search for a NW and NE passage around North America. In Search for the NW and NE Passages: Assumptions, Surprises and Discoveries in the Arctic is a timely topic that will certainly capture our attention and imagination.

Reservations are required for both the Rumsey Map Center and the Map Museum, where seating is limited.  You do not need to register for the Altadena presentation. Please register by clicking on the Shopping Cart. You will not be charged!


Register for the lectures at the Rumsey Map Center, April 5, 2018

Register for the lecture at the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla, April 6, 2018


No registration is required for the lecture in Altadena on April 7, 2018.


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