Repeating Islands

“Pearls of the Antilles: Maps of Caribbean Islands” is the theme for the Eighth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the accompanying exhibit at UT Arlington Library’s Special Collections. The lectures will take place, beginning at 9:30am on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Central Library (Sixth Floor) of the University of Texas at Arlington.

The focus of the event is maps, and how they reflect and shaped the histories of Caribbean islands. Speakers will include David Buisseret (Newberry Library); John Garrigus, (UT Arlington); Max Edelson (University of Virginia); Daniel Hopkins (University of Missouri at Kansas City); S. Blair Hedges (Pennsylvania State University).

Accompanying the lectures is an exhibit at UT Arlington Library’s Special Collections titled “Pearls of the Antilles: Printed Maps of Caribbean Islands,” featuring over seventy maps and prints, drawn solely from the collections at UT Arlington. The exhibit will run from August 2012…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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