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"The Moon and the Map in the Ancient World"

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Prentice Lecture


November 8, 2022

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Karen ní Mheallaigh, Johns Hopkins University


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne and Zoom


In this presentation, I explore the history of the Moon and mapping in the ancient world in two distinct senses: (1) the ancient history of lunar cartography – that is, to show how attempts to isolate, interpret, name and represent features of lunar topography can be traced in ancient Greek thought as early as the sixth century BCE; and (2) more generally, the Moon’s entanglement in, and formative influence on, the cartographic tradition in the ancient world.