Mirela Altic Book Talk

Mirela Altic Book Talk | Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 3:30pm PDT

Mirela Altic will discuss her recently published book, Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of Americas, where she analyzes maps produced by the Jesuits during their missionary work in the possessions of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French Crowns in both North and South Americas. She traces the Jesuit contribution to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World into the post-suppression period, placing it in the context of their worldwide undertakings in the fields of science and art. Altic’s analysis shows the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into the Jesuit maps, effectively making them an expression of cross-cultural communication—even as they were tools of colonial expansion. Analyzing more than 150 historical maps, this book traces the Jesuits’ significant contributions to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World.

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The talk will take place Thursday, October 6, 2022 on Zoom and follows the schedule below:

3:15 pm PDT: Zoom room opens.
3:30 pm PDT: Talk begins, followed by Q&A.