Dr. Richard A. Pegg Presents, "Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps", February 28, 2018

Dr. Richard A. Pegg is currently Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection, outside Chicago, and author of the book Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps.

Join us as Dr. Pegg presents: "Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps"

Maps are the manifestation of an intellectual construct of physical and metaphysical environments. They are rich cultural objects presenting and transmitting information about time and place of production. This lecture will provide some of the particular practices and relationships between text and image in East Asian map making that are unique in world cartography. It will present, through comparison, certain similarities and distinctive differences in the representations of space, both real and imagined, in early modern cartographic traditions of China, Korea and Japan.

Location: University Hall AD 1006

February 28, 2018 | 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

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Liberal Arts Talks presents Didier Bertrand: "From Albert Camus to Kamel Daoud: The Meursault Investigation Controversy", March 23, 2018

Professor Didier Bertrand presents "From Albert Camus to Kamel Daoud: The Meursault Investigation Controversy."

Who was the man Meursault killed on a beach in Albert Camus’s “The Stranger”? Kamel Daoud, an Algerian journalist and social critic, sought justice for the unnamed character when revisiting Camus’s absurd universe in his novel, “The Meursault Investigation”.  This presentation will discuss the extent to which Daoud's novel was successful.

Location: Campus Center, CE 405

March 23, 2018 | 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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