#USSOBOOKHOUR with Robert T. Tally Jr.

If you’d like to join us for this  #USSOBookhour talk with Professor Robert T. Tally Jr. on zoom, which lasts for about one hour, please register in advance for this meeting through the link below (click on it): https://york-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vduqurDwuGtHxZmOkYO_vAqey0ooyvLAL After registering, you will soon receive a confirmation email containing information… Continue reading

University of Kent: Review: The Cartographic Imagination: Art, Literature and Mapping in the United States, 1945-1980

Papers were impressively varied in reach and scope, covering landscape photography, the New York art scene, the refugee crisis, and maps of Disneyland. Though focused on the post-war period in the U.S., discussions, it seemed, could not help being drawn towards the present moment. Continue reading

Sea Birds, Castaways, and Phantom Islands off Newfoundland

On the twentieth of April 1534, Jacques Cartier sailed from St. Malo, France, with two ships and sixty-one men aboard each. On the tenth of May they came to Newfoundland at Cape Bonavista. On the twenty-first of May they sailed Northeast until they came upon an island encompassed by a jumble of broken ice which Cartier named l’Isle des Ouaisseaulx (Isle of Birds), as it’s surface was covered with nesting sea birds and the cries of thousands more filled the air overhead. Continue reading