Eighteenth Century Seminar Series - “Commanding Maritime Space: British Cartography and Colonization in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, ca. 1720-1775”

Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Event date: 
December 7, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Max Edelson
University of Virginia
Seminar Series: 
Eighteenth Century Seminar
Audience: 
Public

“Commanding Maritime Space:  British Cartography and Colonization in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, ca. 1720-1775”

Max Edelson, University of Virginia


S. Max Edelson is Associate Professor of History in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, where his research focuses on the material as well as the cultural dimensions of new world colonization.  He is the director of MapScholar, an online visualization platform for geospatial history and co-director of the University of Virginia Early American Seminar at Monticello.  He is the author of Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina (Harvard University Press, 2006) and The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2017). 


The Eighteenth Century Seminar, sponsored by the History Department, provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars interested in all aspects of eighteenth-century history and culture in Europe and across continents. Open to faculty and students from Princeton and nearby institutions, it hosts four invited speakers each semester, and a one-day symposium in April on a particular theme.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries