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'Maps and Society' Lectures

The talks are usually held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
at 5.00 pm on selected Thursdays.

However, under present circumstances all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed
(times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described)

Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge),
after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines

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).

Enquiries: Tony Campbell (tony@tonycampbell.info) or Catherine Delano-Smith (c.delano-smith@qmul.ac.uk)



Future Programme


October 22   PJ Mode (Collector and Researcher, Curator of the Persuasive Maps Collection, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA). ‘Persuasive Cartography: Art, Science and Deception’.
        A corrected version of the lecture has been made available on the School of Advanced Study YouTube channel.

December 10   Dr Ronald Grim (formerly Curator of Maps, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center, Boston Public Library, USA). ‘Annotated Atlases: Unravelling Stories of Personal Provenance’.



January 21   Dr Radu Leca (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heidelberg University, Germany). ‘Bathymetric Maps of Tokyo Bay: A Transnational History’.


February 18   Dr Megan Barford (Curator of Cartography, Royal Museums Greenwich, London. Hakluyt Society Speaker). ‘Map Collecting at the National Maritime Museum: Histories and Futures’.

April 29   Dr Djoeke van Netten (Department of History, University of Amsterdam). ‘The Landscape and the Ship: Mapping Seventeenth Century Naval Battles’.

May 27   Dr Angelo Cattaneo (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome). ‘What Is a Map? The Case of Fra Mauro's Mappamundi: Author's Intentions, Modern Receptions’.

Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the
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

If you are interested in the details of talks since the 11th Series in 2001 enter this formula:
< http://www.maphistory.info/_archive/mslecs**.html >
replacing the asterisks with the last two dates of the year in which that series started

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