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SURVEYING THE RECORD: NORTH AMERICAN
SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION TO 1900
A Conference of
The American Philosophical Society
14-16 March 1997
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Friday March 14
Session I: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Welcome and Overview
Edward C. Carter II (American Philosophical Society) "Welcome"
John L. Allen (University of Connecticut) "Where We Are and How We Got
Session II: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. The Cartographic Record
Chair: John L. Allen (University of Connecticut)
John Rennie Short (Syracuse University) "A New Mode of Thinking"
Clifford Nelson (United States Geological Survey) "Completing a Reliable
Geologic Map of the United States"
Michael Kowalewski (Carleton College) "High Terrain: John Muir,
Clarence King, and the Geological Sublime"
Session III: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Oceanic Exploration
Chair: Harold D. Langley (Catholic University of America)
Elizabeth Green (Indiana University) "Science as a Landed Activity"
Barry Alan Joyce (San Diego State University) "Elisha Kent Kane and the
Eskimo of Etah: 1853, 1854, 1855"
Dean C. Allard (Naval Historical Center) "Spencer Baird and the Scientific
Exploration of the North Atlantic"
Reception APS Library: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday March 15
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Session IV: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. The Artist as Explorer, The Explorer as Artist
Chair: Elizabeth Johns (University of Pennsylvania)
Kenneth Haltman (Michigan State University) "Geologic Landscape Paintings by
Katherine Manthorne (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) "Image as Text:
Reading Expeditionary Art"
Ron Tyler (Texas State Historical Assoc.) "Illustrated Government
Publications Relating to the American West"
Debora Rindge (New Mexico State University) "Science and Art Meet in the
Parlor: The Role of Popular Magazine Illustration in the Pictorial Record
the `Great Surveys'"
Session V: 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Lewis and Clark
Chair: Gary E. Moulton (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Gunther Barth (University of California at Berkeley) "The Roles of Alexander
Mackenzie and Meriwether Lewis during the Final Searches for the
Albert Furtwangler (Mount Allison University) "Do or Die, But Then Report
and Ponder: Palpable and Mental Adventures in the Lewis and Clark Record"
Gary Moulton, "Reconstructing the Herbarium of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition: New Discoveries"
Session VI: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Exploration and Anthropology
Chair: Anthony F. C. Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)
Don Fowler (University of Nevada) and David Wilcox (Museum of Northern
Arizona) "From Thomas Jefferson to the Pecos Conference"
Richard Veit (Monmouth University) "Montroville Wilson Dickeson,
Pioneering American Archaeologist"
Douglas Cole and Alex Long (Simon Fraser University) "Surveying,Salvaging--or
Saturday March 15 (continued)
Session VII: 5:15 - 7:00 p.m. Works in Progress
Chair: Howard R. Lamar (Yale University)
Howard Lamar "Stephen H. Long's 1820 Expedition: Responses to Native
Marc Rothenberg (Joseph Henry Papers) "The Smithsonian Institution and
Scientific Exploration, 1846-1878"
Lisa Strong (Columbia University) "Collecting Oneself: Karl Bodmer, Alfred
Jacob Miller and the Indian Sketch Collection"
Ben Huseman (Amon Carter Museum) "New Research on John James Young,
Enigmatic Government Expeditionary Artist and Draughtsman"
Donald C. Dahmann (U.S. Department of Commerce) "Placing the Career of the
Geographer Henry Gannett (1846-1914) in a Context That Relates to Our Own
Sunday March 16
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Session VIII: 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. A Biography of Explorers
Chair: Edward C. Carter II (American Philosophical Society)
J. Donald Hughes (University of Denver) "The Discovery of Biotic Communities:
C. Hart Merriam and his Russian Compeers"
Mathew Godfrey (Brigham Young University) "Traversing the Fortieth Parallel:
The Experiences of Robert Ridgway, Teenage Ornithologist"
James Fleming (Colby College) "The Mexico Boundary and the Boundaries of
Science: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Politics of Exploration"
Sunday March 16 (continued)
Session IX: 11:45 - 1:00 p.m. New Dimensions of Exploration
Chair: James P. Ronda (University of Tulsa)
Donald Worster (University of Kansas) "The Second Colorado River Expedition:
John Wesley Powell, Mormonism, and the Environment"
Lucy Jayne Kamau (Northeastern Illinois University) "What Constitutes
Science? William Maclure, The Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Nature
of Science in the Early Republic"
Brad D. Hume (Indiana University) "The Romantic AND the Technical in Early
Nineteenth-Century American Exploration"
James P. Ronda "Looking Backward -- Looking Forward: Thoughts on the Meaning
and Contributions of `Surveying the Record'"
Edward C. Carter II (American Philosophical Society)
Program Advisory Committee
Chair, Edward C. Carter II (American Philosophical Society)
John Logan Allen (University of Connecticut)
James P. Ronda (University of Tulsa)
Martha A. Sandweiss (Mead Art Museum, Amherst College)
The Conference is supported by the American Philosophical Society
Andrew W. Mellon Library Endowment Fund.
All sessions will be held in Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Telephone Inquiries: (215) 440-3400; During Sessions: (215) 440-3103
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM
Surveying The Record: North American
Scientific Exploration to 1900 Conference
March 14 - 16, 1997
Meeting Goals: The conference has two basic purposes: to
examine and illuminate new historical approaches to scientific
exploration, and to stimulate discussions and intellectual
exchange between the new and older generations of scholars.
All Sessions will be held in Benjamin Franklin Hall at 427
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The Friday evening reception will
be in Library Hall, where an exhibit on "The American
Philosophical Society and Exploration" will be on view.
$40 Conference fee includes Friday reception, Saturday lunch, and
all refreshment breaks.
$15 Student fee with institutional ID
Individual day fees: $15 Friday, $15 Saturday, and $10 Sunday
By Mail: Fill out form below and make checks payable to
American Philosophical Society. Mail to:
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Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
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