Terra Cognita

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries

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May 2004

Exploring “The Wonders of the West” is SHD’s 2004 Meeting Theme 
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Visible to the north is the sacred landmark of the Crow people, Heart Mountain, noted by the fur trapper John Colter in 1807 and depicted on Lewis and Clark’s map of 1814. 

Cody is also the home of our co-sponsoring organization, the renowned Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC), a complex of five museums devoted to exploring the Western experience in art, ethnology, natural history, and firearms. All papers will be presented at the BBHC. In addition to the formal program, two field trips have been arranged to take advantage of the region’s unrivaled natural wonders, both led by Professor John Logan Allen, Chair of Geography at the University of Wyoming. A pre-conference three-day trip (Sept. 7-9) will follow the route taken by John Colter during his exploration of the Yellowstone and Teton region. A post-conference one and one-half day trip (Sept. 11-12) will trace Hayden’s route through Yellowstone National Park. 

Those wishing to present a paper should respond to the call for papers on our website. For additional information, contact Ralph E. Ehrenberg, 3117 Beechwood Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042 [(703) 538-0948; e-mail: rehrenberg@aol.com).
Ralph E. Ehrenberg

Tom Clark Conley Awarded
Guggenheim Fellowship
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and inward converge paradoxically, in Montaigne’s remarks (in “Of Cannibals”), ‘Ill nous faudroit des topographies qu fissent narration particuliere des endroits où ils ont esté” [We need cartographers who might provide detailed accounts of the places we have been}.
All of us congratulate Professor Conley, and we are proud that one of our members is the recipient of this distinguished honor.
Miami International Map Fair 
February 6-8, 2004

Sponsored by the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Eleventh Annual Miami International Map Fair was held on February 6-8, 2004. In conjunction with the map fair, the Philip Lee Phillips Society held a brief annual meeting. SHD members, Robert Augustyne and Dennis Reinhartz participated in a panel discussion, “Gulf of Mexico & Florida Maps.” The keynote address, entitled “Beyond Words: Why Maps Have Mattered in the History of Culture” was presented by SHD member David Woodward.

Fig. 4. Ellen Francaviglia, Sanford Bederman and Virginia Garrett at Arnaud’s Restaurant in New Orleans

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