All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

May 19

U-M East Asian Immersion Teacher Workshop: At the Edges...Over Land and Sea: East Asia Through Maps

Reserve your spot today—registration is limited.
Sign up by contacting SCECH credits will be offered.

Maps are the cornerstone to understanding the network over land and water that characterize trade and commerce crossing East Asia. We’ll explore maps as representing the mindset of their makers—the differences between Eastern and Western cartography traditions—and set off on a journey that covers pilgrimages as well as the pathways of contemporary politics. Along the way, we’ll look into spices and artifacts, food, religion, and art to provide an experiential discovery designed to translate directly into classroom projects and lessons.
What to expect: Friday talk and tour at the University of Michigan Museum of Art;  Saturday visit to the Clark Library map collection; teacher resource kits; lodging and meals provided.

Organized by the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, and Nam Center for Korean Studies (together a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center for East Asia) and co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art.