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February 28, 2018

ReMix: February edition

February ReMix

A Cartographic Manuscript Masterpiece

Urbano Monte, Map of the World, 1587

David Rumsey recently gave a tremendously important and valuable piece of history to Stanford’s David Rumsey Map Center: Urbano Monte’s 60-sheet planisphere—the largest known early modern manuscript map of the world completed ca. 1587. All sheets of the intricately detailed nine by nine foot map have been digitally assembled for the first time. Monte's map has been lauded by many, including National Geographic. It was on display at a recent lecture, “Making the World Go 'Round: How Urbano Monte Created his Map of 1587,” by Chet Van Duzer, a renowned history of cartography scholar currently in residence as the first fellow of the Center.

Zachary Baker Retires

Still from Zachary Baker’s 2013 oral history with the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project.

After a distinguished career spanning 42 years, 18 of which were at Stanford, Zachary Baker has retired. It is difficult to truly articulate the impact Zachary has had at Stanford and far beyond, but University Librarian Michael Keller undertakes the challenge. 

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Arts + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. 

Ashley Jester
News & Views

Ashley Jester named as new Assistant Director in the Science and Engineering Resource Group ... Korean Court-Style Calligraphy ... Music, Peace and Propaganda ... Libros de Artista ... and other news.
Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson will be on campus March 13 to talk about her new book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, a moderated discussion with Professor Shelley Correll, the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.