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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 2015-2016

November 19. Professor Kat Lecky (Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature, Department of English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA). 'Ordinary Radicals: Archiving English Renaissance Pocket Maps'.


January 14. Nydia Pineda De Avila (PhD Candidate, Queen Mary, University of London). 'Experiencing Early Lunar Maps through an Eighteenth-Century Collection' [an alteration to what was originaly announced: 'Experiencing Lunar Maps: Collections in England, France and Spain, 1638–c.1700'].

February 4. Dr Kevin Sheehan (Librarian & independent scholar, Durham University). 'Construction and Reconstruction: Investigating How Portolan Maps Were Produced by Reproducing a Fifteenth-Century Chart of the Mediterranean'.

February 25. Major Tony Keeley (Royal School of Military Survey, Thatcham, Berkshire). 'Cartography in the Sands: Mapping Oman at 1:100,000 and Fixing the Position of the Kuria Muria Islands in 1984'.

March 10. Dr Isabelle Avila (Lecturer, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France). 'Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870-1914'.

April 14. Dr Pnina Arad (Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel). 'Cultural Landscape in Early Modern Jewish and Christian Maps of the Holy Land'.

April 28. Dr Elodie Duché (Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London). 'Cartography and Captivity during the Napoleonic Conflicts, 1803-1815'.

May 12. Jonathan Potter (Jonathan Potter Ltd). 'Paid to do a Hobby: A Map Dealer's Reflections on the Last Forty-five Years'.


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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