Imagination, Memory, and Engagement: Dr. Margaret Pearce

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lansdowne Scholar Lecture by Dr. Margaret Pearce


Imagination, Memory, and Engagement: Expressing Indigenous and non-Indigenous geographies

Dr. Margaret Pearce: faculty associate, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine

Introduction by Dr. John Lutz: chair of History, UVic, and co-chair of UVic Community Mapping Collaboratory

Thursday, March 9, DTB A104

reception and community mapping display 7-7:30 pm

lecture 7:30-9 pm


Margaret Pearce is a cartographer based in Rockland, Maine. In addition to producing her own imprints, her 2015-2017 clients and collaborators include the Canadian-American Center of the University of Maine, the National Museum of the American Indian-NY, and Penobscot Cultural & Historic Preservation Department of Penobscot Nation. She has 18 years of experience as a geography faculty member, most recently as Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. She is a member of Citizen Potawatomi Nation and holds a PhD in Geography from Clark University.

  • Recipient of the ACLS Faculty Fellowship, School for Advanced Research Fellowship, and Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society.
  • Two of my maps have received national design awards, and one was selected for Map: Exploring the World, a 2015 volume by Phaidon Press featuring 300 "milestones" in cartography from ancient to contemporary times.
  • My work been exhibited in the “Contested American Identities” show at the University of Kansas in 2015, and in “Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments” at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, 2015–2016. 
  • Awarded tenure at the University of Kansas in 2014.

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