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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 2007-2008

November 1. Dr Keith Lilley (Department of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast). 'Mapping the Realm: New Perspectives on the Gough Map of Great Britain (c.1280-c.1360)'.

November 29. Dr Margaret Small (Modern History, University of Birmingham). 'Complementing the Text: The Maps of G. B. Ramusio’s Navigazioni e Viaggi (1554-1559)'.

January 24. Professor Valerie Kivelson (Department of History, University of Michigan). 'Angels in Siberia: Maps and Empire in the Age of Peter the Great'.

February 28. Dr James Kelly (Worcester College, University of Oxford). 'Daniel Defoe’s Captain Singleton (1720): Spectacular Speculative Geography'.

March 13. David Milbank Challis and Andy Rush (Industrialogical Associates / Railway Record of the British Isles). 'Mapping the Railway: An Overview and Case Study of Britain's Extensive and Largely Unexplored Record'.

April 24. Dr Nick Baron (School of History, University of Nottingham). ‘"Miracles on a Geographical Map": The Cultures of Soviet Cartography under Lenin and Stalin, 1918-1941'.

May 8. Professor Tom Koch (Department of Geography, University of British Columbia; and Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, B.C.). 'Cholera in 1850s London: John Snow, His Contemporaries, and the Broad Street Map Revisited'.

May 29. Rose Mitchell (The National Archives, London). 'Castles in the Air? Sixteenth-Century Fortification Plans in The National Archives'.

This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, The International Map Collectors' Society, and Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd
It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography

If you have a convenient noticeboard, please print off a display copy of the programme

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