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African influences on European Mapping of Africa. The case of Louis-Gustave Binger’s Carte du Haut-Niger au Golfe de Guinée par le Pays de Kong et le Mossi (1:1,000,000)

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for African Studies
Location
108 Coble Hall
Date
Oct 26, 2022   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Prof Tom Bassett (Professor Emeritus, UIUC)
Contact
Terri Gitler
E-Mail
tgitler@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-5016
Views
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Originating Calendar
African studies - Outreach Calendar

Focusing on an 1890 map of the upper Niger River region, this talk proposes that significant African agency was involved when Europeans like Gustave Binger (1856-1936) made maps of Africa. Europeans relied on African geographic knowledge and this knowledge was parceled out selectively. 

This event will take place in person at 108 Coble Hall and via Zoom.

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