In this conversation, two mapmakers and friends will reflect on how stories figure in their work, in particular, stories that are difficult to tell and difficult to hear.
Anne Kelly Knowles is an historical geographer long engaged in finding methods to answer historical questions and visualize past geographies. She co-founded the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative in 2007, and currently teaches at the University of Maine.
Margaret Wickens Pearce is a Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member. She grew up on Seneca territory at Ga’shgöhsagöh (Rochester, NY) and now lives on Penobscot territory at Catawamkeag (Rockland, ME). You can find her at studio1to1.net.
The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) in collaboration with the Geomedia lab at Concordia University is organizing a series of conversations around maps and stories. These conversations will involve students, researchers, mapmakers, artists, and activists working at the intersection between maps and stories, and will aim to address two broad questions: What are the most pressing methodological, theoretical, technological, ethical and design challenges raised by the relationship between maps and stories? What might be the impacts of these relationships within the social, cultural and political spheres? This series of conversations will take place online and will be freely accessible.
Free, Registration required
In order to accommodate social distancing, all of COHDS/ALLab events will be held online.