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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 2009-2010

November 5. Professor Richard Talbert (Department of History, University of North Carolina). 'The Artemidorus Papyrus and Its (ancient ?) Map of ... Where ... ?'.

December 3. Dr Carla Lois (Universidad de Buenos Aires; Universidad Nacional de La Plata). 'Toponymic Landscapes: Ways of Seeing Patagonia in Early Argentinean Maps'.

January 21. Alexander Johnson (Department of History, University of Exeter). 'Board of Trade and Its Cartographic Agenda in British North America, 1748-1782'.

February 25. Captain Michael Barritt, RN (Vice-President, Hakluyt Society). ‘"Men of Practical Science": Operational Surveys in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and the Emergence of the RN Hydrographic Specialisation'.

March 18. Dr Alexander Kent (School of Geography, University of Southampton). 'Landscape or Blandscape? Exploring Cartographic Style in European Topographic Maps of the 20th Century'.

April 15. Dr Adam Mosley (Department of History and Classics, University of Swansea). 'Cosmography and Cartography in the Renaissance: Their Relationship Revisited'.

April 29. Dr Chet Van Duzer (Independent Scholar). 'Settling Disputes through Cartography in Fourteenth-Century Palma de Mallorca: The Map of the Siquia Aqueduct'.

May 27. Dr Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Madrid). 'European Encounters with ‘the Other’ in Sixteenth-Century Cartography'.

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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