Virtual Lunch and Learn: The Power of Maps
Start: March 21, 2024 12 p.m.
End: March 21, 2024 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event
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Melissa Gentry

Maps are a medium for inspiring and changing how to view and navigate spaces, but maps also serve as an informative and exciting storytelling devices. Maps represent a visual platform for users to create, engage in, define, and comprehend cultural and historic concepts related to the environment, human rights, language, income, inequality, urbanization, ethnicity, poverty, war, and education.

The Ball State University Libraries’ Map Collection houses over 140,000 maps, atlases, and other cartographic resources—both paper and digital versions—that can be used as learning objects. And the Map Collection is constantly evolving and growing: Students from the School of Art have also created dozens of new maps for the Collection, while English, social studies, and history students have published online story maps.

Explore the Map Collection in this program, and learn how education can be redefined through cartography.

This event is free and open to the public and a part of the Friends of Bracken Library's Virtual Lunch and Learn series.