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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 < tony(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 2014-2015

November 20. Barbara Bond (Pro-Chancellor, Plymouth University). 'Cartographic Intrigue and Curiosity: The Story of MI9’s Escape and Evasion Mapping Programme on Silk in World War II'.

January 15. Dr Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, University of London). 'The World Map in the Fatimid Book of Curiosities (c.1050): Mathematical Geography between Late Antiquity and Islam'.

February 5. Dr Robert Batchelor (Department of History, Georgia Southern University). 'Pacific Frontiers: The Selden Map and the Redefinition of East Asia in the Seventeenth Century'.

February 26. Captain Richard Campbell RN (Hakluyt Society Volume Editor) and Peter Barber (British Library). 'An account so just and exact: Captain Narbrough’s voyage to South America 1669-71 and its cartographical significance'.

March 12. Katherine Parker (Department of History, University of Pittsburgh). 'A Tricky Passage: Navigating, Mapping, and Publishing Representations of Tierra del Fuego in the Long Eighteenth Century'.

April 30. Professor Stephen Daniels (School of Geography, University of Nottingham). 'Reforming Cartography: John Britton and The Topographical Survey of the Borough of St Marylebone (1834)'.

May 14. Richard Smith, M.A. (Retired businessman and IMCoS member). 'Getting Lost and Finding the Way. The Use, Mis-use and Non-use of Maps in the Peninsular War (1807–1814)'.

May 28. Dr Diana Lange (Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin). 'Putting Tibet on the Map: A 19th Century Cartographic Depiction by a Local Artist'.

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

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

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