Mapping Pacific Places - Due to Covid restrictions now in place, ANZMapS 2020 has been remodeled as an online event, to be streamed by the National Library of Australia, on Thursday September 10.
Details of how to view the talks and ask questions of speakers to follow soon. This will be a free online event open to all.
"When Magellan entered the Pacific in 1520 he could not have imagined the magnitude of the Pacific Ocean, which he believed could be crossed in a few weeks. This expedition began centuries of speculation and exploration and an explosion of cartographic publications."
At this one day online seminar we will explore ideas of the Pacific from "Magellanica" to the present, and reassess the role of maps in understanding - and misunderstanding - its knowledge, peoples and cultures. With sincere thanks to the National Library of Australia, and The Hakluyt Society (London) for their support for this special event.
SESSION 1 - A World Divided
- Granville Allen Mawer / East by West: Navigating with Magellan
- Ian Burnet / A World Divided
- Robert J King/ Finding the Antipodeans
- Margaret Sankey/ Secrets and lies: the French ‘discovery’ of the Pacific Ocean
SESSION 2 – Pacific Places
- Bronwen Douglas/ Place, Race, Genome: ‘Polynesia’ in Deep Historical Perspective
- Paul Geraghty/ Maps and the European understanding of Fiji toponomy 1643-1840
- Jan Tent/ Naming Places: Dutch Voyagers and Toponyms in the Fifth Part of the World, 1616–1722
SESSION 3 – A World United
- National Library of Australia / Pacific Virtual Museum
- Katerina Teaiwa / Mapping Banaba - Ocean Island
- Talei Mangioni / Charting Nuclear Free Independent Pacific