Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

September 11-12, 2020 Winston-Salem, NC

Cartography & Culture

Mapping the Early American South



September 11-12, 2020

MESDA’s seminars provide a forum for collectors, curators, scholars, and conservators to explore topics related to a range of decorative arts media.  This year, “Mapping and Migration” will offer a multicultural perspective on how the use of maps in the early South influenced patterns of migration and established settlements of British, French, Spanish, African, and Native American peoples. 

From the earliest mapping of North America by European navigators to campaigns during the French & Indian War and the American Revolution to further exploration through westward expansion, join us as we delve into how different communities used maps as tools to establish unique visions of the American South.



Margaret Pritchard, moderator 
Susan Schulten
Philip Burden
Daniel Crouch
Brent Lane
Lucie Stylianopoulos
Katie McKinney
Bill Wooldridge
Christian Koot
Mike McNamara
Dale Loberger
Richard Brown
Daniel Ackermann
Johanna Brown

Please check back often as more information is forthcoming.


Registration will open in February 2020.  This program is anticipated to sell out.  Please note that members of the Frank L. Horton Society receive priority registration privileges, as well as a discount on their tickets.  If you would like to join the Frank L. Horton Society, or if you would like to learn more, please click here.