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Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps

Stanford University is hosting an intensive, student-designed workshop for emerging scholars called “Under-Mapped Spaces: New Methods and Tools for Critical Storytelling with Maps”. Cartography continues to reproduce and amplify global inequalities in the production of knowledge. Drawing on Stanford’s rich map collections, this initiative aims to apply cutting-edge digital tools to the creation of compelling, accessible, and ethical narratives about “under-mapped” spaces.

The five-day workshop presents an opportunity to use maps to reexamine the politics of cartography, develop new digital skills (ArcGIS, Leaflet, Wax), and explore innovative ways to incorporate critical storytelling with maps for classroom and public audiences. The workshop will be held from February 28-March 4, 2022 at Stanford University, and is co-hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Geospatial Center, and Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections. To apply, please submit your application via this form by November 12, 2021

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