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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 2011-2012


November 3. Professor Jean Boutier (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Marseille). 'Without Cassini: Colbert and his Provincial Cartographers, 1660-1683'.

December 1. Dr Emilie d'Orgeix (Department of History of Art, Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3 University). 'French Colonial Mapping in the Americas (1635-1776)'.


January 26. Nils Petter Hellström (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, and School of Gender, Culture and History, Södertörn University, Sweden). 'White Maps of Africa: The Making of Blank Spaces, 1700–1800'.

February 16 Francis Herbert (Former Curator of Maps, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)). 'Maps for The Hakluyt Society, 1847–2010: or, from Cosmas to Cook and computers'.

March 1. Dr Hilde De Weerdt (Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford). 'Reasoning with Maps: Amateur Mapmakers in Imperial China (1100–1300)'.

March 15. Professor Imre Demhardt (Department of History, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA). 'Alexander von Humboldt and the Scientific Mapping of the Americas'.

April 19. Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird (School of Advanced Study, University of London). 'Improved Satin Maps for Ladies' Schools: A New Revenue Stream for Eighteenth-Century Printsellers'.

May 10. Emeritus Professor Noël Wilkins (Department of Zoology, National University of Ireland, Galway). 'Alexander Nimmo (1783–1832) and Some of His Little-Known Irish Maps and Charts'.

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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