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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: +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')

 

THE TWENTY-SIXTH SERIES

Programme for 2016-2017

2016
November 24.   Dr Dorian Gerhold (Independent Scholar). 'Plotting London's Buildings, c.1450–1720'.

 

2017
January 19.   Professor Daniel Maudlin (Department of History and Art History, University of Plymouth). 'Travel, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain'.

MEETING SPONSORED BY THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY
February 16.  Dr Cóilín Parsons (Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, USA). 'Lines and Words: The Surprising Role of the Ordnance Survey in Anglo-Irish Literature'.

March 16.   Florin-Stefan Morar (PhD Candidate in History of Science, Harvard University, USA). 'Translation and Treason: The Luso Castilian Demarcation Controversy and Abraham Ortelius’ Map of China from 1584'.

April 27.   Dr Stephen Johnston (Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford). 'Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599'.

May 18.   John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow). 'Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire'.

 


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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