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Thinking in Place: Maps, Layered Landscapes, and Historical Time in the Schoodic Region with Libby Bischof

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Banner image to promote an evening lecture showing (in the background) a crowded audience at Moore Auditorium on the Schoodic Institute campus, with a headshot of Libby Bischof overlaid on the left-hand side. On the right-hand side is the artwork of Schoodic Institute's logo, with overlaid text reading '2024 Summer Lecture Series'.
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Join us in person at Schoodic Institute or online via Zoom on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:00pm for Thinking in Place: Maps, Layered Landscapes, and Historical Time in the Schoodic Region, a special evening lecture with Dr. Libby Bischof.

Coast of Maine- From Frenchman's Bay to Musketo Island including Mount Desart and Deer Islands, and Penobscot Bay, 1777. Historic map, image courtesy of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine.
Coast of Maine- From Frenchman’s Bay to Musketo Island including Mount Desart and Deer Islands, and Penobscot Bay, 1777.

How do we come to know a place? How do we come to call places by particular names? How do we come to know and understand those who have called a particular place, “home?” Join visual historian and Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Dr. Libby Bischof, for an evening of close looking in community. In her richly illustrated lecture, Bischof will work with the audience to read maps, charts, photographs, postcards, and other visualizations of Downeast Maine and the Schoodic Region. Together we will unpack layers of historical time as we work towards acknowledging and understanding the complex pasts that inform our present.

Dr. Libby Bischof is Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education and Professor of History and University Historian at the University of Southern Maine. A visual and cultural historian of the 19th and 20th centuries, Bischof is interested in the ways in which friendship informs cultural production, especially in relation to landscape and place. A public historian, Bischof believes deeply in site-based, hands-on education, and the ways in which teaching local and regional history can lead to deeper civic engagement. She frequently lectures to public audiences throughout New England, and serves on the board of the New England Historical Association and as President of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. She lives with her husband and children in Gorham, Maine, and when she’s not working, she’s either swimming, reading, or sending postcards.

Image courtesy of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine

Schoodic Institute’s 2024 Summer Lecture Series is made possible by our generous sponsor, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

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Date:
May 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Acadia Drive
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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Phone
207-288-1310