Friday, March 07, 2014

Ball State University Libraries Presents Women's History Month Map Program

Women in the World:  The Geography of Women’s History Presentation

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with special public presentations in Muncie.  Women in the World is a special maps program created by the GRMC that will be held in two different sessions—2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 7:00 pm—on Monday, March 17 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts in downtown Muncie at 520 East Main Street.

The program will feature maps about women’s issues around the world.  Maps depicting education and employment inequality, women in government, healthcare issues facing women around the world, and discrimination and advancements in society will be shown.  Other maps showing contributions of women in history will also be featured in the program.

The GRMC has created a special collection of online maps for Women’s History Month available from the Ball State University Libraries’ CardinalScholar institutional repository.  These include maps about women working in agriculture, women heads of state, women in tertiary teaching, and countries with high breast cancer rates.  Type “women in the world map” in the search box to see the available cartographic resources. 

Please contact the Cornerstone Center at 765-281-9503 to reserve a spot for the program.  Free parking is available.

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