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Flat Places, Deep Identities: 2017 Great Plains Symposium, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017

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Cost: $45, open to the public | Student rate: $20

The Great Plains is big. Early on in our exploration of it, people sought to map the region to help us understand our place in it. Indians made the first maps, and many others followed. This drive to discover where we fit shapes all aspects of how we understand the Great Plains.

A conference, “Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains,” will examine how maps influence identity, culture, economics, natural resources, politics, creative expression, and society as a whole. How do literary scholars, historians, farmers, and others use “mapping” and maps in their scholarship or daily activities? The conference will be hosted by the University of Nebraska’s Center for Great Plains Studies as its 44th annual Great Plains Symposium.

Some of the highlights of this conference include:

  • Keynote by Susan Maher, author of Deep Map Country: Literary Cartography of the Great Plains
  • Susan Schulten, author of Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America and Dan Cole, chief cartographer of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Free tour of “Unfolding the Map” an art exhibition at Constellation Studios designed to be complimentary to the Symposium.
  • More than 40 sessions on Great Plains topics.

For more information, including registration and full schedule: http://www.unl.edu/plains/2017-symposium


March 30, 2017
March 31, 2017


Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL


Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68508 United States
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