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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), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). 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 < info(at)tonycampbell.info > [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 2008-2009

November 6. Graham Dolan, F.R.A.S. (Senior Educational Officer, The Greenwich Observatory, London) 'On the Meridian of Greenwich: When did it Move, and Why, and Where is it?'

December 4. Professor Francesca Rochberg (Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley) 'New Light on the Maps and Mapping in Ancient Mesopotamia'

January 22. Dr Benjamin Olshin (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, History, and History of Science, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia) 'Speculations and Discoveries: Brazil and the Other Side of the Globe at the end of the 15th Century'

February 26. Sarah Tyacke (Leverhulme Emeritus Research Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London) 'Understanding Robert Dudley's Arcano del Mare, 1646-8'

March 12. Stéphane Blond (Department of History, University of Evry-Val d’Essonne) 'The Trudaine Road Maps, a Masterpiece in French Enlightenment Cartography'

March 26. Dr Hanna Vorholt (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, The Warburg Institute) 'Provenance and Dissemination of Medieval Maps of Jerusalem: Constructing and Deconstructing a Stemma'

April 23. Eva Stamoulou (Art History and Visual Studies, University of Manchester) 'Portraying the Mediterranean: Sixteenth-century Books of Islands (Isolarii) and the Venetian Maritime Empire'

May 14. Dr Alastair Pearson (Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth) ‘"The greatest map ever published": The American Geographical Society and the Map of Hispanic America at 1:1 Million Scale, 1922-1945'

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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