You Are Here: A Maps Workshop

Thursday, Janary 9, Haldeman 246

This interdisciplinary workshop explores how we locate ourselves in maps and why that is important.

Thursday, Janary 9, Haldeman 246, 9am - 6pm: This interdisciplinary workshop explores how we locate ourselves in maps and why that is important.

Maps are only useful when we can find ourselves in them. If you are lost in a city, and someone hands you a map, you are still, well, lost. Before finding your way around, you need to know where you are on the map. How should we understand this feature of maps? This workshop explores an issue at the intersection of the philosophy of language and the philosophy of images. It also investigates the range of mapmaking practices. Specifically, are musical scores maps? If so, what does it mean to find ourselves in them?

Participants include Richard Beaudoin (Dartmouth Music), John Kulvicki (Dartmouth Philosophy), Eliot Michaelson (Kings College London, Philosophy), Gabriel Rabin (NYU - Abu Dhabi, Philosophy) and Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers, Philosophy).

Sponsored by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth.