Maps are inherently unnatural. Projecting three-dimensional realities onto two-dimensional surfaces, maps are abstractions that capture someone’s idea of what matters within a particular place; they require selections and omissions. It is these very characteristics, however, that give maps their importance in understanding how humans have interacted with the natural world and that give historical maps… Read More Kathleen A. Brosnan, James R. Akerman (eds.) (2020): Mapping Nature across the Americas, University of Chicago Press: Chicago.
The Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is presently looking for an Assistant Professor (Non-Tenured Track) / Ricercatore (RTD-A) with an outstanding scholarly profile in the following research areas of the FARE/ERC endeavor: *Early-Modern History of the Earth Sciences: with a particular focus on the intellectual and practical contexts of geology, as connected with cosmological thought;… Read More Assistant Professor (Non-Tenured Track) / Ricercatore (RTD-A) in *Early-Modern History of the Earth Sciences, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Deadline: October 29, 2020 at 12:00 (Venicetime)