Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

From October 21-22, 2022, MESDA and Old Salem will host an international audience for Cartography and Culture: Mapping the Early South. From the earliest mapping of North America by European navigators to campaigns during the American Revolution to further exploration through westward expansion, attendees will delve into how different communities used maps as tools to establish unique visions of the American South. Generously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Holcomb and moderated by Margaret Pritchard (Colonial Williamsburg), this program brings together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to explore how maps in the early South both created and reflected patterns of colonization, settlement, and migration.