Enduring Tropes of Travel

February 15, 2019, Panel 6 "Enduring Tropes of Travel": Jordana Dym and David Lambert present their papers. For more panel videos, click here.

"Mapping Sentiment and Expectations: Itinerary Maps and Western Visions of Spanish America" is curated by Jordana Dym. Dym is Professor of History at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY). Her publications reflect research interests in Atlantic History, especially Central America in the Age of Revolutions (1750-1850), the history of cartography and the history of travel. Her current book project, The World Displayed: The Cartography of Western Travel from Marco Polo to Amelia Earhart is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press. For additional publications, see https://skidmore.academia.edu/JordanaDym.

"Imaginary Africa: Armchair Geographers, Romantic Writers and Visions of the 'Dark Continent'" is curated by David Lambert. Lambert is Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of Warwick. His research is concerned with slavery and empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, focusing on the Caribbean and its place in the wider (Atlantic) world. He is the author of Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen’s African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and White Creole Culture, Politics and Identity during the Age of Abolition (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and the editor of Colonial Lives Across the British Empire: Imperial Careering in the Long Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Empire and Mobility in the Long Nineteenth Century (Manchester University Press, 2020). He is currently writing a book on the shifting image of the West India Regiments over the ‘long’ nineteenth century. He edits the journal Slavery & Abolition and is former editor of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents.