Mapping Time and Space – 01/21/21

Stanford historians Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer have just released a new, edited volume of their boook, Time in Maps (University of Chicago Press). It includes essays from nine prominent cartography scholars who explore over 500 years of world history through maps. There are over 100 color maps and illustrations, as well as essays by Wigen and Winterer. The book grew out of a 2017 conference called “Time in Space: Representing Time in Maps”. Organized in conjunction with and hosted by Stanford Libraries’ David Rumsey Map Center and the Stanford Humanities Center, the conference brought together senior scholars and curators to explore how time is conveyed through the representation of geographical features. The map center houses one of the largest cartography collections in the world.