The Map is Not the Territory: The Limitations and Power of Mapping


Adam Keul, director for Tourism Management and Policy at Plymouth State University, will launch the Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains Summer Speaker Series by grounding us in the larger context of maps. Between our experience of the world and our knowledge of the world lies the map. Whether the purpose of a map is to locate a source of food to gather, to display a territory ripe for exploitation to a faraway monarch, or to determine the name of that great ski run you took, the transmission of spatial knowledge is a universal human art. Explore how issues of inequality and access are involved/addressed in historic and contemporary mapping.

Presented as part of the Museum’s summer exhibition: Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. The Summer 2020 Speaker Series was made possible with support from a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


Event Details


Tuesday, July 6, 2021 7:00pm


17 High Street
Plymouth NH 03264

Hosted By:

Museum of the White Mountains

Contact Info:

Cynthia Cutting,