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'Maps and Society' Lectures

Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm on a Thursday. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or email: t.campbell(at)ockendon.clara.co.uk (Tony Campbell)


Programme for 2001-2002


October 25. Dr A.C. Hiatt (Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge). Forged Charters and Medieval Trade Maps: Title to Land, Then and Now.

November 15. Mireille Galinou (Art and Museum Consultant), Stephen Marks (London Topographical Society), and Peter Barber (British Library) with Laurence Worms (Ash Rare Books). Aspects of a Sixteenth-Century Map. The `Lost Copperplate' Map of London Revisited: Art Connections, Names, and Sponsors.

December 6. Dr Daniel Birkholz (Department of English, Pomona College, Claremont, CA). A Crack in the Bedroom Map: Gender, Genre, and the Reception of Cartography in Early Fourteenth-Century England.


January 10. Nicholas Crane (Travel Author). Mercator: the Man Behind the Myth.

Sponsored by The Hakluyt Society

January 31. Anthony Payne (Bernard Quaritch Ltd). Interrogating the Map: The Concept of Accuracy in Early Modern Cartography.

February 28. Professor Rolf Loeber (Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburg, PA). Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Irish Maps: Evidence for Gaelic Settlements.

March 21. Dr Maria Ann Conelli (Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York). The Guglie of Naples: Maps, Urban Markers and the Politics of Religion in the Seventeenth Century.

April 18. Professor John Rennie Short (Department of Geography, Syracuse University, NY). Cartographic Encounters in the American West, 1800-1861.

May 23. Neil Safier (Department of History, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD). Of Instruments and Indians: Tales from the Amazon's Cartographical Conquest in the Eighteenth Century.

This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography.
Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are usually arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S., but please note that the Map Room and Library at the R.G.S. are closed.
If you have a convenient noticeboard, please request a display copy of the programme.

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