Mapping the Early Modern World




Chicago, IL


July 18-August 12, 2022


4 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




Co-organized by the Newberry Library’s Smith Center for the History of Cartography and its Center for Renaissance Studies, this interdisciplinary institute is designed for non-specialists who have either worked with early modern maps in limited contexts, or who find themselves drawn to the subject for the first time. They will engage with the most recent scholarship, guided by faculty from multiple disciplines. The institute will be grounded in the Newberry’s remarkable collection of early modern cartographic resources and related materials, gaining insights into the complex contributions that the prolific archive of mapping made to transformations in the early modern world.

Project Director(s)

James Akerman; Lia Markey

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Niall Atkinson; David Buisseret; Jessica Maier; Barbara Mundy; Ricardo Padrón; Katharina Piechocki; Pedro Raposo; Mark Rosen

Grantee Institution

The Newberry Library

Funded through the Division of Education Programs