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'Maps and Society' Lectures

Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (formerly 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 Tony Campbell < t.campbell(at)ockendon.clara.co.uk > [NB. You need to replace (at) with the @ symbol].


Programme for 2002-2003


October 24. Dr. Michael Charlesworth (Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin). The panoramic idea and mapping in Britain, 1740-1820.

Sponsored by The Hakluyt Society

November 21. Peter Riviere (Linacre College, University of Oxford). The Schomburgk Line and the creation of 19th century British Guiana.

December 5. Brian Leigh Dunnigan (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan). Frontier iconographies: Mapping and imaging developing urban space in colonial North America.


January 23. Professor Mike Heffernan (Department of Geography, University of Nottingham). From Russia with love? A Tsarist map of France and the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.

February 13. Dr Jeremy Johns and Dr Emilie Savage-Smith (The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford). The Book of Curiosities: A newly-discovered series of medieval Islamic maps.

March 20. Edwina Proudfoot (St Andrews Heritage Services, St Andrews). John Geddy's map of St Andrews (1580): A past and future framework.

May 1. René Tebel (Doctoral candidate, University of Vienna). The signficance of the ship image on early modern maps from the 10th to the 17th centuries.

May 29. Dr Daniel Connolly (Franke Humanities Institute, University of Chicago). The performance of history in the itinerary map of Matthew Paris.

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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Note that the Society's Map Room and Library are closed until late 2003, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open.
If you have a convenient noticeboard, please request a display copy of the programme.

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