Tahir Hemphill tells the story of how his "Hip Hop Word Count" project translated into teaching high school students about data literacy during the day-long symposium, "Collections as Data: Impact."
Oztoticpac Lands Map
The Oztoticpac Lands Map is a Nahua pictorial document with Nahuatl writing drawn for a court case in the city of Texcoco around 1540. The document, written on amatl paper, involves the land ownership of the ruler Chichimecatecotl, who was executed by Spanish officials in 1539. In this webinar, John Hessler discusses the adjustments and accommodation taking place in the early colonial period, as...
Scooby-Doo! adventures. The mystery map
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Experience Scooby-Doo like never before in this new puppet movie! What starts as a typical night becomes a race to find the terrifying Phantom Parrot who has a map to the pirate Gnarlybeard's treasure.
D'abruzzo, Stephanie - Maab, Tosh E. - Lillard, Matthew - Noph, Jomac - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Hanna-Barbera Productions - Warner Home Video (Firm) - Warner Bros. Animation - Rudman, Adam - Rhys-Davies, John - Delisle, Grey - Rudman, David - Welker, Frank
Henricus Martellus's World Map at Yale
Chet Van Duzer discusses his new book on Henricus Martellus' influential 1491 world map. Many texts on Martellus' map are illegible due to fading and damage, making its exact place in Renaissance cartography impossible to determine. However, recent multispectral imaging of the map has rendered most of the previously illegible texts on the map legible. Van Duzer explained the process of multispectral imaging and...
Van Duzer, Chet
Library's Map Treasures are Highlighted in "Cartographia"
Maps are a visual record of human endeavor, each with a tale to tell. In their various forms, maps are models of time, diaries of political maneuverings and works of art that provide a unique vision of how the world evolved. Vincent Virga and co-author Ron Grim discussed "Cartographia" as part of the Library's Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for...
Teacher Resource: The Power of Maps
An introduction to the map collections at the Library of Congress. Maps are much more than pictures of the world. They can tell us about the people who made them, the times those people lived in, and what they knew and didn't know.
Library of Congress Officially Received 1507 Waldseemuller World Map
The 1507 world map by Martin Waldseemuller is often called "America's Birth Certificate," because it is the first document on which the name "America" appears. German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially transferred the map to the Library of Congress in April 2007. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer accepted the map on behalf of the U.S. government, and Merkel, Hoyer and Librarian of Congress James H....
Billington, James H. - Hoyer, Steny - Merkel, Angela
Topic Maps: The Inventor's Perspective on Subject-based Access
Steven Newcomb and Michel Biezunski both work for Coolheads Consulting, a consultancy specializing in semantic analysis, subject-based information integration, and the actual creation and maintenance of topic maps for clients in government, industry, and academia. Dr. Newcomb spoke about the conceptual foundations of the Topic Maps paradigm. Dr. Biezunski spoke about his vision on what the next step should be in applying the abstract...
Newcomb, Steven R. - Biezunski, Michel
Rare Revolutionary War-Era Map: David Rubenstein Gift
David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, has given the Library of Congress stewardship of the first map printed in North America, depicting the boundaries of the new American nation and showing the "Stars and Stripes" for the first time. Abel Buell's map "A New and Correct Map of the United States of North America Layd Down from the Latest...
Billington, Dr. James - Rubenstein, David
Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps
Stephen J. Hornsby discussed pictorial maps -- those that include artwork of objects, animals, people and even imaginary creatures -- which have been around since medieval times. The tradition continued to the modern era, reaching its apex in the 1920s-1970s in the United States.
Hornsby, Stephen J.
The Map in Garb: Clothing and Cartography in Spanish America
From the moment of contact, clothing (or lack thereof) became a central element in the construction of European identity in relation to the New World. This presentation examines expressions of dress in European maps, atlases, travel literature, and ephemeral art. It contrasts these Western depictions with representations produced by Amerindians in manuscript maps from central and southern Mexico. An analysis of these two distinct...
From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land: The Maps of the African & Middle Eastern Division
Chet Van Duzer's analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi's Kharidat al-'Aja'ib wa Faridat al-Ghara'ib (The Pearl of Wonders and the Uniqueness of Strange Things); the world map in a 1553 Turkish manuscript of Zakariya al-Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa ghara'ib al-mawjudat (The Wonders of...
Van Duzer, Chet
Mapping the Great War
A cartographic specialist and a military historian discuss maps and mapping during World War I.
In November 2017, the Library announced the acquisition of the Mapa Quetzalecatzin, produced between 1570 and 1595 to represent the family tree of a prominent Nahua family. In the webinar, John Hessler examined at this new acquisition and provided an introduction to the production and uses of codices in the early Americas.
The Huexotzinco Codex is part of the testimony in a legal case against representatives of the colonial government in Mexico by the Nahua people of Huexotzinco. Scholars consider the codex to be the first pictorial representation of the Madonna and Child in the New World. In this webinar, John Hessler examines the creation of the codex and its iconography.