Monday, February 13, 2017 2:30 – 4:00pm
Boston University Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies
Mapping and Unmapping Jewish Histories in Early Modern Bibles
147 Bay State Road, 2nd fl. library
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:30pm
Picturing the World: Asian Maps After Mercator by Professor Timothy Brook
CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
This is part of the Asia Center Seminar Series. It is free and open to the public; reception follows in the Asia Center Lounge on the first floor. Professor Brook is the author of Mr. Selden’s Map of China.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:30pm
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Mapping the Heavens a talk by Priyamvada Natarajan of Yale University
Free and open to the public.
From time immemorial humans have been charting the night sky and trying to make sense of it, and contemplating their place in the cosmos. Natarajan will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever-evolving cosmic view, tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution. She also will talk about recent developments in our understanding of two invisible entities: dark matter and black holes.Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor of physics & astronomy at Yale University and author of “Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos.”