'Maps and Society' Lectures
Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (formerly
Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of
Historical Research, University of London). Meetings are held at the Warburg
Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm
on a Thursday. 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 < [log in to unmask]
>. The full programme is also available at <
Programme for 2002-2003
October 24. Dr. Michael Charlesworth (Department of Art and Art History,
University of Texas at Austin). The panoramic idea and mapping in Britain,
Talk sponsored by The Hakluyt Society
November 21. Peter Riviere (Linacre College, University of Oxford). The
Schomburgk Line and the creation of 19th century British Guiana.
December 5. Dr Brian Dunnigan (Clements Library, Michigan University).
Frontier iconographies: Mapping and imaging developing urban space in
colonial North America.
January 23. Professor Mike Heffernan (Department of Geography, University of
Nottingham). From Russia with love? A Tsarist map of France and the Paris
Exposition Universelle of 1900.
February 13. Dr Jeremy Johns and Dr Emilie Savage-Smith (Oriental Institute,
University of Oxford). The Book of Curiosities: A newly-discovered series of
medieval Islamic maps.
March 20. Dr Edwina Proudfoot (Department of Archaeology, University of St
Andrews). John Geddy's map of St Andrews (1580): A past and future
May 1. Réné Tebel (German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven,Germany). The
signficance of the ship image on early modern maps.
May 29. Dr Daniel Connolly (Department of Art History, Western Michigan
State University). The performance of history in the itinerary map of
This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of
The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan
Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago
Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography.
Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are usually
arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S., but please note that the Map
Room and Library at the R.G.S. are closed until late 2003.