Third Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography (Garrett Lectures)

Venue: The University of Texas at Arlington Central Library

Location: Arlington, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 04, 2002 End Date/Time: Oct 05, 2002
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2002
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Garrett Lectures will explore the cartographic history of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, inparticular the ways in which maps and other related imagery have been used to depict the environment, geography, peoples, habitats, and political realms of the region. This year's lectures will be held in conjunction with the joint meeting of the Texas Map Society and the Philip Lee Phillip Society, an organization that supports the Library of Congress's Geography and Map Division.
Speakers include David Buisseret, Professor of Cartography at The University of Texas at Arlington speaking on "The European Mapping of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, 1500-1800;" J. Barto Arnold of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, talking on "Maps and Historic Shipwrecks: Indispensable Tools of Archaeological Discovery and Interpretation;" Louis DeVorsey, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia, whose topice is "Bounding the Gulf of Mexico: Discovery and Early Maps Matter;" panel discussion Jack Jackson, Independ scholar and author, along with Robert Weddle, independent scholar and author, and moderator, Dennis Reinhartz, Professor of History, The University of Texas at Arlington. The evening speaker will be Richard Francaviglia, Director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, The University of Texas at Arlington, whose presentation is titled, "Cannibals and Cartographers: The Role of Supposition in Mapping the Gulf of Mexico."


Additional Information

Registration is $45 for the Garrett Lectures and includes lunch, breaks, reception and exhibition opening, and dinner on October 4th. Registration for both the Garrett Lectures on October 4, 2002, and the joint meeting of the Texas Map Society and the Philip Lee Phillip Society on October 5, 2002, is $80.00. For more information about the Lectures or the map society meetings, and for registration, please contact Katherine R. Goodwin, Special Collections, UTA Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497; phone: 817-272-3393; fax: 817-272-3360; email: