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November 13, 2014



Nesse presents on mapping Manhattan, 'The Ghost Map' as part of Faculty Lecture Series

By Karin Westman

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On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Katherine Nesse, assistant professor of landscape architecture and regional & community planning, will present on mapping Manhattan in connection with the 2014 common book, "The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World."

Nesse's lecture, "Mapping Manhattan: Using Maps to Reveal Secrets in our Community," is scheduled for 7 p.m. in McVay Family Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. It is free and open to the public.

Nesse will explore the legacy of mapping techniques described in "The Ghost Map." Contemporary mapping technology can reveal other hidden truths about towns and cities, including the city of Manhattan, as well as providing information about bicycling, food access and business development.

Nesse's lecture is the third in a four-part series, "Ghostmapping: A Public Lecture Series." The lecture series draws upon the collective knowledge of the campus community to help everyone understand more about the issues raised in Johnson's book.

The series will conclude with a presentation by Steven Higgs, associate vice president for research and research director for the Biosecurity Research Institute, on Jan. 28, 2015.

Read more about the lecture series, Johnson's book and the K-State Book Network.

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