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'Maps and Society' Lectures

The talks have traditionally been 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)
[Please note whether the stated UK time is British Summer Time (BST) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).]

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)




October 21 [14.00 BST - N.B. please note the earlier time]   Dr Mario Cams (Associate Professor, University of Macau, Macao). ‘Circling the Square: How European Renaissance and Chinese Administrative Mapping Intersected’.

December 9 [17.00 GMT]   Dr Charlotta Forss (Postdoctoral Researcher, Stockholm University. In 2021–2022, guest researcher at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and Linacre College, Oxford). ‘Septentrionalism: Mapping the Exotic North through History’.



January 27 [17.00 GMT]   Dr Philip Jagessar (School of Geography, University of Nottingham). ‘Orienting Imperialism: The Royal Asiatic Society’s Miscellany of Maps’.


March 10 [17.00 GMT]   Dr Catherine Scheybeler (Rare book and manuscript consultant). ‘Cartography as Naval Power: The Atlas Marítimo de España (1789)’.

April 7 [17.00 BST]   Lexie Cook (2021–2022 Getty Foundation Fellow & PhD Candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, New York). ‘Island, Archive, Além-Mar: the Insular Mechanics of Iberian Expansion’.

May 19 [17.00 BST]   Dr Kevin Wittmann (Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain). ‘Turning the world inside out: T-O maps in an English almanac (c.1420)’.


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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