Polar Projections: Conceptualizing and Rendering Arctic SpacesExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

This lecture will explore how humans have sought to make the Arctic legible (to borrow the phrase of James C. Scott), from pre-contact Inuit understandings of space and time, through the practices and instruments of European maritime explorers, through the introduction of aviation and the refinement of Arctic air navigation, to the age of satellites.

By bringing history, geography, and geometry into dialogue, Professors Moraru and Lackenbauer will discuss how humans have measured, defined, and characterised space and time, and how mathematics continues to explain what is possible – and what is not.

Cost 
Free
Location 
STJ - St. Jerome's University
Vanstone Lecture Hall, St. Jerome's University Academic Centre
290 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3
Canada

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