1994 – 1995 Meetings

Date: September 15, 1994
Title: Archive of North American Indian Maps on CD-ROM
Speakers: Dave Tilton and Mark Warhus, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Mark Warhus and David Tilton discuss the “Archive of North American Indian Maps on CD-ROM” project, in which they are currently involved.

Date: October 20, 1994
Title: Mapping the Classical World for the Twenty-First Century
Speaker: Richard Talbert, Department of History, University of North Carolina
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Please join us to hear a distinguished lecturer, Prof. Richard Talbert, of the Classics Department, University of North Carolina, who is compiling a new atlas of the historical geography of the ancient world. He will discuss the project in this lecture.

Date: November 10, 1994
Title: Using GIS in Regional Planning
Speaker: Nina Savar, Geographical Information Systems Manager, Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Ms. Savar’s illustrated lecture will explain how GIS (computerized cartographic databases) are used in all manner of planning decisions in Greater Chicago.

Date: December 8, 1994
Title: Holiday Banquet and Members’ Show-and-Tell
Speakers: Members of the Chicago Map Society
Location: Como Inn, Chicago, Ill.

Date: January 19, 1995
Title: Mercator’s Projection: Myth vs. Reality
Speaker: Eli Maor, Author
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Dr. Eli Maor, a member of the society, former Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and author of two books on the history of mathematics, will lecture on Mercator’s Projection.

Date: February 16, 1995
Title: Editorial and Design Principles on the Rise of English World Atlases
Speaker: Dalia Varanka, U. S. Bureau of Land Management
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

We are delighted to welcome back Dalia Varanka, formerly a staff member in the Newberry’s Smith Center, and now employed by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management. Dalia will discuss “Editorial and Design Principles on the Rise of English World Atlases.”

Date: March 16, 1995
Title: Constructing and Deconstructing the Mountains of Kong in 19th Century Maps of Africa
Speakers: Thomas Bassett, Department of Geography, University of Illinois and Philip Porter, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: April 20, 1994
Title: Maps of Poland from the Collection of the Polish Museum of America
Speakers: Ed and Teresa Hintzke, Hosts and Joanna Janowska, Director of the Polish Museum of America
Location: Polish Museum of America, 984 North Milwaukee, Chicago, Ill.

Please note the special location of this month’s program, which is a guided tour of the exhibition “Maps of Poland from the Collection of the Polish Museum of America.” The meeting will be hosted by our own Ed and Teresa Hintzke, who assisted in the preparation of the exhibit, and Joanna Janowska, director of the Polish Museum of America.

Date: May 18, 1995
Title: A New Sky, New Stars: Arab and Hebrew Science, Portuguese Seamanship, and the Discovery of America (& Farewell Reception for David Buissert)
Speaker: Patricia Seed (& David Buissert, Guest of Honor)
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Shhh! It’s a secret! By now many of you know that Dr. David Buisseret is leaving the Smith Center and the Newberry this summer to occupy a newly endowed chair for the history of cartography in the University of Texas at Arlington Department of History. In addition to our talk this month, we will honor David’s years of service to the library and to the Map Society with a farewell reception. The meeting will begin with our annual business meeting at which officers are elected. Then, in a brief ceremony, David will be presented with an appropriate antiquarian map as a farewell gift from the society. This gift will be purchased with voluntary contributions from society members.