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Searching for Mary Schäffer

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Searching for Mary Schäffer at Mountain Festival 2017
Colleen Skidmore & the University of Alberta Press

Join the University of Alberta Press at Mountain Festival 2017 for a talk on the newest book in its Mountain Cairns series, Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography, by photo historian and University of Alberta Professor Colleen Skidmore.

Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, renowned for her travels in the Canadian Rockies at the turn of the 20th century. Schäffer’s own themes—women and wilderness, travel and science—shape this critical exploration of her work amid Philadelphia’s science and photography communities, and the scientific, tourist, and Indigenous societies of the Rocky Mountains of Canada.


A display of mountain books as well as conversation over light refreshments will follow the talk on Thursday, December 7, 3:30-5 pm in [TBA].

Later Event: December 8
Central European Café