1916 Redrawing of The Castello Plan, map of 1660 New Amsterdam via Wikimedia Commons.
With Ian Fowler, Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library
In this lecture, Ian will take us on an exploration of the history of the shifting populations of Manhattan Island, from the Lenape, through the Dutch, and onto modern times, using maps representing the land as interpreted by these groups and also the way these groups have been represented in the cartographic record.
In his position at the New York Public Library, Mr. Fowler is responsible for the care and development of the cartographic collections as well as using new geospatial technologies and applications for education and the use of NYPL map collections in geographic information systems. Before joining the New York Public Library, Ian was the director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine and has previously worked at the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress. Ian has a B.A. in Education with a minor in Geography from The Ohio State University and an MSLIS from Dominican University outside of Chicago.
After the lecture, there will be a Q&A with Ian.
April 9th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Admission for this program: $15
Free for NAHC members & Netherland Club members
Register via the New Amsterdam History Center