Mapping Migration

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Mapping Migration

Spring 2021

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 8951

Credits: 3

This course examines the relationship of migration - one of the most pressing issues of our time - to mapping and other visual technologies. It uses the term 'mapping' broadly to encompass the various ways in which processes of migration are represented, visualized, and understood - by cartographers, demographers, artists, and historians. We will explore historically how maps and mapmaking have served as a catalyst for migration and travel, and how maps served informational, decorative, and political purposes all at the same time. How has the science and art of mapmaking influenced the imaginations and voyages of migrants? What functions do maps serve at the present time in mediating and "remote sensing" physical, social and human spaces? What accounts for the recent explosion in the language and uses of mapping? And what do maps tell us about our current media moment? Students do interdisciplinary readings, and have the option of writing a research paper or doing a media project that explores mapping techniques.

This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student’s degree. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:56am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021