William L. Clements Library
Upcoming Exhibits and Events
Due to the Clements Library’s upcoming renovation, the Clements Library 2013 Events and Lecture series will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, Room 100.
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
"Mapping Fear: Stoking the Fires of the French and Indian War"
Mary Sponberg Pedley, Adjunct Assistant Curator of Maps, Clements Library
Because maps are often, though mistakenly, perceived to be objective and neutral, they make effective tools for creating the conditions for war. An example from the Clements Library collection, A New and Accurate Map of the English Empire in North America by a Society of Anti-Gallicans, published in London in 1755, demonstrates how jealousy, greed, and commercial rivalry can drive foreign affairs. This illustrated talk looks carefully at the map’s sources, publishers, and historical context of intense commercial and political rivalry between France and Great Britain both in Europe and in North America.
For more information, please contact the Library at (734)764-2347 or visit the Clements Library Chronicles.