‘MAPS AND SOCIETY’ The Warburg Institute

Fourteenth Series: 2004-2005

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 e-mail the address given below.


October 28. Dr David Hill (Department of English, University of Manchester) Laurence Nowell’s Anglo-Saxon Atlas of 1563.

November 18. Dr Lesley Cormack (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada) The Molyneux Globes: Instruments, Mathematical Practitioners and the Scientific Revolution.


January 20. Dr Dorothea McEwan (The Warburg Institute) Aby Warburg’s (1866-1929) Dots and Lines: Mapping the Diffusion of Astrological Motifs in Art History.

February 10. Robert Headland (Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge) The Non-Existent Islands of the Antarctic on Maps, Ancient and Modern. ** Meeting sponsored by the Hakluyt Society **

March 10. ‘The Map in Book History’: Dr Moya Carey (Independent Scholar) Star Maps for Ibn al-Sufi’s poem (Baghdad, 1125); Hilary Hunt (The Warburg Institute) The Map of ‘The Seven Churches of Rome’ (1575) in Travel Guides; Dr Stephanie Coane (U.C.L. and The Warburg Institute) A Map from the Published Account of La Pérouse’s Expedition around the World (1797).

April 14. Surekha Davies (The British Library Map Collections and The Warburg Institute) The Vomiting Giant and Other Stories: First Steps among the Monstrous Peoples on Maps of America c. 1506-1648.

May 5. Professor Stephen Daniels (Department of Geography, University of Nottingham) Maps and Education in Georgian England.

May 26. Lindsay Braun (Department of History, Rutgers University, U.S.A.) ‘A portion of our country comparatively unknown’: Fred Jeppe, the Zoutpansberg, and the Cartography of the Transvaal, 1867-1899.

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. Each lecture is accompanied by a display, at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS.

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’

Visit the website at http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html