These lectures focus on the history of maps and mapping worldwide, from earliest times to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the social and cultural factors of the maps’ context, production, and use.
These lectures focus on the history of maps and mapping worldwide, from earliest times to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the social and cultural factors of the maps’ context, production, and use. Many speakers are internationally well-known scholars in the subject, but early-career speakers are also encouraged. The meetings advance understanding of non-current maps both through formal proceedings and informal encounters with established practitioners, who include academics, librarians, map collectors, and dealers. The style of the well-illustrated lectures is scholarly but accessible to an audience whose own interests and expertise range widely.
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association.
Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm. Admission free. All are welcome. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For the 2020-2021 academic year all will be virtual meetings (via Zoom) unless otherwise informed.
To register your free attendance at any of the below lectures, visit Maps and Society Lecture Series page and click on the 'Book Now' buttons under each event.
Programme of events for 2020-2021
Persuasive Cartography: Art, Science and Deception
22 October, 5pm - 7pm | Presented by PJ Mode (Collector and Researcher, Curator of the Persuasive Maps Collection, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA). To book or find out more about this event, click here.
Annotated Atlases: Unravelling Stories of Personal Provenance
10 December, 5pm - 7pm | Presented by Dr Ronald Grim (formerly Curator of Maps, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center, Boston Public Library, USA). To book or find out more about this event, click here.
Bathymetric Maps of Tokyo Bay: A Transnational History
21 January, 5pm - 7pm | Presented by Dr Radu Leca (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heidelberg University, Germany). To book or find out more about this event, click here.