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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 2018-2019

November 8   Professor Bill Sherman (Director, The Warburg Institute), and Dr Edward Wilson-Lee (Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge). ‘Hernando Colón: Mapping the World of Books’.


November 29   Dr Vanessa Collingridge (Independent Researcher, Glasgow). ‘It’s All Fake News! James Cook and the Death of the Great Southern Continent (1760–1777)’.


January 17   Desiree Krikken (PhD student, Department of Modern History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands). ‘Bears with Measuring Chains. Early Modern Land Surveyors and the Record of European Physical Space’.


February 28   Dr Elizabeth Haines (Department of History, University of Bristol). ‘Labour Recruitment, Taxation and Location: Mapping (and Failing to Map) Mobile Populations in Early Twentieth Century Southern Africa’.


March 21   Professor Martin Brueckner (English Department and Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, USA). ‘The Rise of Monumental Maps in America: Aesthetics, Technology, and Material Culture’.


May 2   Jeremy Brown (PhD student, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the British Library). ‘Democratising the Grand Tour: Self-reliant Travel and the First Italian Road Atlases in the 1770s’.


This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of
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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