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Monday, March 11th | Garrison City Beerworks

Mapping Our Worlds


This event will feature the work of researchers who use the art and science of mapping practices to better understand the people, places, and ecosystems that surround us. 

Door open 5:30 pm and talks will start at 6:00 pm

Ticket $5, Students $2.


Else Schlerman

Else Schlerman is a PhD student in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UNH. She studies soils and the complex ways carbon and nutrients move through them. In her talk, she will discuss how mapping the soil through the “eyes” of a microbe offers important insights into the soil ecosystem and perhaps gives us all a deeper appreciation of the world beneath our feet. 

Dr. Teresa Cavazos Cohn

Dr. Teresa Cavazos Cohn is a geographer and Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UNH. She studies cultural geographies of environmental change, with an emphasis on Indigenous and rural communities. In her talk, she will discuss how we use maps to orient and make meaning of social-environmental information - but whose space and time do maps employ? Who chooses their boundaries, for what purpose and what consequence? How do maps construct knowledge and to what social and political ends? What power dynamics do maps reflect and how do they become powerful themselves? Her talk explores why these questions matter to science and shows some examples of how UNH students are considering and creating just maps. 

Teresa Cohn Headshot

Dr. Meghan Howey

Dr. Meghan Howey is a Professor of Anthropology and in the Earth Systems Research Center at UNH. As an anthropological archaeologist, her research focuses on past cultural landscapes, colonialism, collaborative archaeology, and geospatial analyses. In her talk, she will discuss how the Great Bay Archaeological Survey program is both literally and figuratively mapping new stories of early colonialism here in the Seacoast. The Thanksgiving story we have been taught is far too simple and more dynamic stories of diverse lived experiences of this time are inscribed in place. Public mapping, Indigenous place-making, as well as advanced mapping technologies, like drones, are helping us bring them to light. 

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