Maps & Legends with the New England Archivists

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Only a few weeks away! Register for New England Archivists’ Fall 2019 Meeting!


“Maps & Legends”

Friday, November 1, 2019

Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Registration is open now through October 27 at

The uncharted areas of medieval maps often feature images of sea creatures—dragons, serpents, mermaids, and mermen—lurking where dangers were thought to exist. Many collections professionals view cartographic material of any age, with its unwieldy sizes but bountiful research value, as strange territory. NEA’s Fall 2019 Meeting will bring us together to bridge the gap between collections professionals and cartographic material with these offerings:

  • Unprecedented behind-the-scenes tours of the renowned Osher Map Library
  • Plenary address, “How Did 18th-Century Maps End Up In Archives?,” by Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at USM
  • An expert panel of map professionals in discussion, including Dr. Edney, Bonnie Burns of the Harvard Map Collection, and Roberta Ransley-Matteau of the Osher Map Library.
  • Sessions to help you better store, preserve, digitize, and build users for cartographic collections

Find more information on the Fall 2019 Meeting webpage:

Looking forward to seeing you in Portland!