The New Amsterdam History Center’s Lecture Series, in the City of New York, is set to continue on Wednesday, March 20th, with Cartographic Visions of New Netherland & New Amsterdam: Depictions of Resources and Peoples, led by Ian Fowler, Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library.
In this lecture Fowler will look at the history of the shifting populations of Manhattan Island, from the Lenape, through the Dutch, and onto modern times, using maps representing the land as interpreted by these groups and also the way these groups have been represented in the cartographic record.
In his position at the New York Public Library, Fowler is responsible for the care and development of the cartographic collections as well as using new geospatial technologies and applications for education and the use of NYPL map collections in geographic information systems.
Before joining the New York Public Library, he was the director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine and has previously worked at the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Ian has a B.A. in Education with a minor in Geography from The Ohio State University and an MSLIS from Dominican University outside of Chicago.
There will be a Q&A with Ian after the lecture, which will be at the Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street, New York City. Admission for this program is $15, free for NAHC members & Netherland Club members. To register, click here.
For more information on the Netherland Club of New York, visit their website.