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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 2004-2005

October 28. Dr David Hill (Department of English, University of Manchester) Laurence Nowell’s Anglo-Saxon Atlas of 1563.

November 18. Dr Lesley Cormack (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada) The Molyneux Globes: Instruments, Mathematical Practitioners and the Scientific Revolution.

January 20. Dr Dorothea McEwan (The Warburg Institute) Aby Warburg’s (1866–1929) Dots and Lines: Mapping the Diffusion of Astrological Motifs in Art History.

Meeting sponsored by the Hakluyt Society
February 10. Robert Headland (Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge) The Non-Existent Islands of the Antarctic on Maps, Ancient and Modern.

March 10. The Map in Book History: Dr Moya Carey (Independent Scholar) Star Maps for Ibn al- Sufi's poem (Baghdad, 1125); Hilary Hunt (The Warburg Institute) The Map of ‘The Seven Churches of Rome’ (1575) in Travel Guides; Dr Stephanie Coane (U.C.L. and The Warburg Institute) A Map from the Published Account of La Pérouse’s Expedition around the World (1797).

April 14. Surekha Davies (The British Library Map Collections and The Warburg Institute) The Vomiting Giant and Other Stories: First Steps among the Monstrous Peoples on Maps of America c. 1506-1648.

May 5. Professor Stephen Daniels (Department of Geography, University of Nottingham) Map-work: Paul Sandby (1731-1809), paper making and the topographical tradition [NB. This is a change from the earlier title: Maps and Education in Georgian England.]

May 26. Lindsay Braun (Department of History, Rutgers University, U.S.A.) ‘A portion of our country comparatively unknown’: Fred Jeppe, the Zoutpansberg, and the Cartography of the Transvaal, 1867–1899.

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.
If you have a convenient noticeboard, please request a display copy of the programme
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