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'Maps and Society' Lectures

Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm on selected Thursdays. 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 2003-2004

October 30. Dr Tom de Wesselow (King's College, Cambridge) 'Turning like the world': Henry III's 1239 mappamundi and the Winchester Round Table.

November 13. Jean-Marc Besse (Chargé de recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris) 'Embrasser la terre d'un seul coup d'oeil': The First Parisian Georamas.

November 27. Matthew Champion (Independent Landscape Archaeologist and Heritage Consultant, U.K.) William Cuningham's Cosmographical Glasse (1558/9) and its Influence on Sixteenth-Century English Urban Cartography.

January 22. Professor James Raven (Department of History, University of Essex) Mapping the London Book Trades: St Paul's Churchyard, Paternoster Row and Fleet Street in the Eighteenth Century.

Sponsored by The Hakluyt Society
February 12. Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto (Professorial Fellow, Department of History, Queen Mary, University of London) Maps and Exploration Revisited: Problems in European Cartography in the Sixteenth Century.

March 18. Christopher Fleet (National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh) Analysing Image Colour and Content to Infer Map Authorship: A Case Study of the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland and its Sources.

April 22. Dr Zur Shalev (Princeton University) The Church Cartographical: Propaganda and Controversy in Early Modern Ecclesiastical Mapping. {Please note that this is a change to the programme}

May 27. Dr Scott Westrem (City University of New York) Calculation, Delineation, Depiction, Inscription: the Practicalities of Medieval Mapmaking.

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 will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment. For up-to-date information, please consult the RGS website (selecting 'Collections'; 'Unlocking the Archives project').
If you have a convenient noticeboard, please request a display copy of the programme.

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