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You Are Here: Exploring the Contours of Our Academic Community Through Maps

Special Collections Exhibit Sharpless Gallery, Magill Library October 17, 2011 to February 10, 2012

Maps may represent the geography of land and sea. Or they may act as a model of concepts, philosophies or ideas. One map helps us travel from one place to the next. Another allows us to represent and understand something entirely new. Some maps evoke nostalgia, while others allow us to plan ahead. Maps have been the inspiration of personal creativity, and they have been the product of that creativity. Often a map says as much about the mapmaker as anything else. The maps in this exhibition—selected and interpreted by members of the Haverford community—reflect something of those who chose them. And together they constitute a certain geography of our community, bringing into relief relationships between our scholarly pursuits, our personal interests, and even our creative styles.

Opening Reception: October 24, 2011: 5:00-7:00 pm

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Prof. Anita Isaacs (Political Science) and students cross Founders Green after class.

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