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Invitation to Hear Dr. Martin Brueckner

    The University of Delaware Library announces that Dr. Martin Brueckner, Associate Professor of English, will present “Finding Maps: Carto-bibliography in American History and Practice” at Noon on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library as part of the University of Delaware Library Assembly of Professional Staff (UDLAPS) “Scholar and the Library Series.”  The brown-bag luncheon program with light refreshments is open to the public.

    Dr. Martin Brueckner specializes in American literature and culture from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.  He is the author of the award-winning book The Geographic Revolution in Early America:  Maps, Literacy and National Identity which won the 2006/2007 Louis Gottschalk Prize.  Dr. Brueckner’s talk includes a description of the modern history of the cartographic archive.  He will also discuss the institutional development of map collections, from John Adams’ official call for a federal map collection to modern digital databases.  Throughout, special attention will be given to the bibliographical challenges such as authorship and materiality posed by maps.


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