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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].

For the location, see the online map provided by Streetmap (the Warburg Institute is by the S of 'Square')


Programme for 2005-2006

November 3. Dr Jacinta Prunty (Department of Modern History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Research Fellow, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences), The Military Imperative for Town Mapping: Galway City, Ireland, 1580s to 1740s.

November 17. Dr Sonja Brentjes (Associate Professor, Aga Khan Institute, London), 'A Contextual Interpretation of the World Map by Iskandar-Sultan (d. 1414) in the Topkapi Saray, Istanbul'.

January 19. Dr Alessandro Scafi (FacoltÓ di Conservazione dei Beni Culturali, University of Bologna, Italy); Professor Dan Terkla (Department of English, Illinois Wesley University, U.S.A.); Dominic Harbour (Head of Communications, Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, U.K.) Medieval and Modern: the Hereford Mappa Mundi (c.1290) on Display.

February 16. Emeritus Professor Bruce Lenman (Department of History, University of St Andrews) Cartographic Intelligence and the French Navy in the Caribbean, c.1679-1711.

March 9. Ashley Baynton Williams (Editor, Map Forum) Coaxing the Buyer: Financing and Marketing Broadsheet Maps in 17th and 18th Century Britain.

April 6. Veronica Della Dora (Post-doctoral Fellow, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, U.S.A.) Mapping Mount Athos: Renaissance and Enlightenment Visions.

The Map in Book History
May 4. Anne Bush (University of Hawaii at Manoa / University of Oxford) Inscribing the City: Visual Itineraries in Nineteenth-Century Guidebooks to Rome.

May 25. Dr Camille Serchuk (Department of Art History, Southern Connecticut State University, U.S.A) Picturing France in the Fifteenth Century: a New (Old) Map.

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.
Each lecture is accompanied by a display, at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, 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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