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Mapping the World from Ancient to Modern Times

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Direction, distance, and destination. Whether it is a folded gas station road map or a GPS-based website, maps get us where we need to go. But the history of maps is more complex. Maps have detailed unknown locations, continents that didn't exist and treasures that never were. Maps have been used to express religious values rather than geographic accuracy. Maps have been state secrets, whose release could mean a death sentence. Maps have been works of art, more concerned with the beauty of the document than its accuracy. The history of maps is the history of civilization and its changing values, beliefs and practices. In this workshop we will examine maps from classical to modern times, including a wide variety of ancient maps, those from the Age of Discovery, and mapping devices from Eastern and Asian cultures. Join us and get lost in a collection of maps.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

KSU Center

Tom Metcalf 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/1/2018 - 11/5/2018 Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Kennesaw, KSU Center  Map Tom Metcalf