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California Map Society Conference, May 2015: “Ancient Orientations”

As a new student member of the California Map Society, I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend the Society’s conference at Stanford University on 2 May 2015. The speakers covered a range of fascinating topics. For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing … Continue reading

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California Map Society Conference, May 2015: “The Arbuckle Illustrated Atlases”

As a new student member of the California Map Society, I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend the Society’s conference at Stanford University on 2 May 2015. The speakers covered a range of fascinating topics. For the next few … Continue reading

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April Fooling in Map Form

Google is a bit (in)famous for their April 1st pranks. Here are some funny Google maps from back before it got the buzz-killy new directions of “Sorry, we could not calculate directions from Chicago, IL to United Kingdom” (I bet their lawyers were like “stop … Continue reading

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“Self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France”

An email from a friend and questions after my talk at UC Berkeley yesterday inspired this blog post about Saint Pierre and Miquelon, French islands off the coast of the Island of Newfoundland: While I was conducting research at the Library … Continue reading

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On this day in history: Estevan, Saskatchewan

On this day in history… (He starts singing at 1:16. You can use this link or fast forward to skip the chatting if you prefer.) — In a little mining village Scarcely noticed on the map Bourgeois guns were turned … Continue reading

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Scotland: Map-Mania

In light of yesterday’s referendum, here are some timely maps-as-logos and carto-caricatures: And, in conclusion: Or maybe… UPDATE: Great minds think alike. :-) There are some more map cartoons of Scotland up at BlueSkyGIS! UPDATE THE SECOND: @TimBryars brought these to my … Continue reading

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Fifty U.S. States & New Shapes

As the Swipes File more broadly demonstrates, there can be many ways of presenting the same information, as well as different approaches to presenting geographic places (spaces?). Here are some variations on the theme of the United States (reunited as … Continue reading

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Bits from “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society”

My friend NT found The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows in the bargain bin at her library and gave it to me before we moved. I rediscovered it, as yet unread, … Continue reading

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Pro-craft-ination

Back by popular demand: Amanda’s adventures in craft-based procrastination. After reviewing three articles for a journal and co-authoring an article for The Leveller and indexing a book and marking midterms and generally getting up to Important Work, I decided to take … Continue reading

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Fight that white privilege with a stick

This is an excerpt from an email I wrote that was sparked by a discussion on that most useful of dialogic platforms, Facebook, after I posted the USAToday article “Brennan: It’s time I stopped calling team ‘Redskins’:” I’m mainly writing because … Continue reading

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