Dr Nick Baron, Department of History, presents ‘Cartography and cultural revolution: maps, modernity and the New Soviet man’.
This talk will explore the role and meaning of cartography in early Soviet culture, with a particular focus on the Stalin period. With reference to the depiction of maps and mapping in film and the visual arts, it argues that Soviet cartography was an important element of the revolutionary project to create the ‘New Soviet Man’, operating as a model, metaphor and means of social transformation.
Free seminar, all welcome.
14 — 15 September 2022