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Author to present annual world history lecture March 28

Dr. Juliana Barr, associate professor of history and research foundation professor at the University of Florida, will present the 2013 annual Shippensburg University World History Lecture. barr

Her program, sponsored by the university’s history and philosophy department and open to the public, is at 7 p.m. March 28 in Old Main Chapel. 

Her talk is “Mapping Indian Power in European Cartography of the Americas.” It will examine the ways that European mapmakers represented the extent of Indian power and influence in the Americas when they drew maps of British, French, and Spanish colonial empires in the Americas, and how those representations changed over time. 

Barr is a nationally-recognized authority on women and Indians in colonial North America. Her book, Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands, won numerous prizes, including the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians First Book Prize, the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies Prize for the Best Nonfiction Book on Southwestern America and the Murdo J. MacLeod Prize of the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association. 

For more information contact Dr. Steven Burg at sbburg@ship.edu. 

3.11.13