Conjured Cities

"It 'Looks Well on Paper': Mapmaking, Lagos and the Colonial Archive" is curated by Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi. Trained as both historian and computer engineer, Ademide’s research into the history of African cities combines a set of interdisciplinary interests in African and urban history, technology, cartography and spatial humanities. She joined UC Riverside’s History department in July 2015 and received her PhD in History from NYU in 2016. Her current book project, “Imagine Lagos: Speculative Cartography and the making of a Nineteenth-Century City,” is a spatial history of mid-nineteenth century Lagos, Nigeria.

"Levels of Imagination: Assessing and Explaining the Imaginative Nature of Early Modern City and Story Maps" is curated by Bram Vannieuwenhuyze. Vannieuwenhuyze (°1980) studied history at Ghent University, where he obtained his PhD in 2008. His research focuses on the morphology and development of medieval and early modern towns, historical cartography, and landscape history. In 2015, was named professor by special appointment of Historical Cartography at the University of Amsterdam, a chair established on behalf of the Cartographiae Historicae Cathedra Foundation. He also works as an independent scholar for Caldenberga (