Monday, October 01, 2007


The Warburg Institute
Seventeenth Series: 2007-2008

Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano Smith
(Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library,
British Library). Meetings are held on selected Thursdays at The Warburg
Institute, University of London,Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm.
Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are most
welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or
< >.

November 1. Dr Keith Lilley (Department of Geography, Archaeology and
Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast). 'Mapping the Realm: New
Perspectives on the Gough Map of Great Britain (c.1280-c.1360)'.

November 29. Dr Margaret Small (Modern History, University of Birmingham).
'Complementing the Text: The Maps of G. B. Ramusio's "Navigazioni e Viaggi"

January 24. Professor Valerie Kivelson (Department of History, University of
Michigan). 'Angels in Siberia: Maps and Empire in the Age of Peter the

February 28. Dr James Kelly (Worcester College, University of Oxford).
'Daniel Defoe's "Captain Singleton" (1720): Spectacular Speculative

March 13. David Milbank Challis and Andy Rush (Industrialogical Associates /
Railway Record of the British Isles). 'Mapping the Railway: An Overview and
Case Study of Britain's Extensive and Largely Unexplored Record'.

April 24. Dr Nick Baron (School of History, University of Nottingham).
'"Miracles on a Geographical Map": The Cultures of Soviet Cartography under
Lenin and Stalin, 1918-1941'.

May 8. Professor Tom Koch (Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia; and Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, B.C.).
'Cholera in 1850s London: John Snow, His Contemporaries, and the Broad
Street Map Revisited'.

May 29. Rose Mitchell (The National Archives, London). 'Castles in the Air?
Sixteenth-Century Fortification Plans in The National Archives'.

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.
The web version of the programme can be bookmarked, as it will
always contain the current details. For a comprehensive list of talks and
meetings in the history of cartography, see John Docktor's 'Calendar' < >


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