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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 2017-2018

November 30   Roderick Baron (Independent Scholar and Map Dealer). 'Fred W. Rose & His Serio-Comic Maps, 1877–1900'.


January 18       Giles Darkes (Cartographic Editor, British Historic Towns Atlas). 'Maps, and Miasma: Henry Acland’s maps of Cholera in Oxford in the 1850s'.

February 15     Dr Emma Perkins (Affiliate Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge). 'Early English Globe Making: A Social Study of a Terrestrial Globe by Morden, Berry and Lea, c.1685'.

March 15          Dr Thomas Horst (Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Lisbon). 'Putting Saxton into Context: State Surveys in Early Modern Europe with Particular Reference to Palatinate-Neuburg (Bavaria), Saxony and England'.

April 26            Professor Dr Ferdinand Opll (formerly Director, Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv; now Honorary Professor of Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences, University of Vienna). 'Early Modern Town Plans and Views of Vienna and Their Importance in an International Context'.


May 17              Professor Susan Schulten (Department of History, University of Denver, USA). 'Map Drawing in Nineteenth-Century Education'.

Our usual Lecture Room at the Warburg Institute is needed for another lecture and we have had to find alternative accommodation for this popular talk. It will now start half an hour later to allow anybody who has missed the online notification and gone to the Warburg Institute as usual to come on to the new venue. We apologise for any inconvenience; the change is beyond our control.

The talk will start at 5.30 in the Woburn Suite, Senate House, Malet Street. The Woburn Suite is on the Ground Floor of the South Block (British Museum end) of Senate House. You can enter Senate House either from Malet Street (west side) or Russell Square (east side), turning right or left respectively once under the arch to enter through the revolving door. Keeping to the right, past the Information Desk, go straight ahead to the back of the concourse, when you turn right, as signposted, through a swing door, to find the two rooms fondly referred to as the Woburn Suite.

Note that the Streetmap extract includes the new venue as well. Follow down from Woburn Square to 'University of London'.

A glass of wine, or fruit juice, will be available free as usual after the talk.

You are most welcome; there is plenty of room.



This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor,
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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