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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), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, 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: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith)

For the location, see the online map provided by Streetmap (at the largest magnification the Warburg Institute is by the S of 'Square')



Programme for 2017-2018

November 30   Roderick Baron (Independent Scholar and Map Dealer). 'Fred W. Rose & His Serio-Comic Maps, 1877–1900'.


January 18       Giles Darkes (Cartographic Editor, British Historic Towns Atlas). 'Maps, and Miasma: Henry Acland’s maps of Cholera in Oxford in the 1850s'.

February 15     Dr Emma Perkins (Affiliate Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge). 'Early English Globe Making: A Social Study of a Terrestrial Globe by Morden, Berry and Lea, c.1685'.

March 15          Dr Thomas Horst (Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Lisbon). 'Putting Saxton into Context: State Surveys in Early Modern Europe with Particular Reference to Palatinate-Neuburg (Bavaria), Saxony and England'.

April 26            Professor Dr Ferdinand Opll (formerly Director, Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv; now Honorary Professor of Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences, University of Vienna). 'Early Modern Town Plans and Views of Vienna and Their Importance in an International Context'.

May 17              Professor Susan Schulten (Department of History, University of Denver, USA). 'Map Drawing in Nineteenth-Century Education'.


This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor,
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society

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

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