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New virtual exhibition: Maps of Meaning

06 August 2020

'Fake news' appears to be a very modern problem that developed along with the internet revolution. In this exhibition, we will demonstrate that the creation and spread of misinformation also existed in medieval and pre-modern times, and we will explore academia’s involvement in this process.

The exhibition is curated by Meggy Lennaerts & Jan van der Molen as part of the "Things That Matter".

Single map of Ostfriesland by Ubbo Emmius. Emmius championed source critique and historical truth. Yet, in his later maps we can still find references to an anachronism based on legend.
Single map of Ostfriesland by Ubbo Emmius. Emmius championed source critique and historical truth. Yet, in his later maps we can still find references to an anachronism based on legend.
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