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1-week course 'Mapping Land and Sea before 1900'

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Received an email feed from the National Library of Australia which I would share here to see whether it will interest you.



Course Organisers: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith,  Sarah Tyacke CB.
Lecturers: Peter Barber, Tony Campbell, Tom Harper, P.D.A Harvey, Silvia Sumira, Ashley Bayton-Williams, Laurence Worms, Felix Driver, R.J.P Kain, Rose Mitchell, Alexander Kent.

This course is designed to develop the participants' understanding of the main genres of European mapping found between the middle ages and 1900. The focus is on the production and use of the maps, charts and globes within their social and cultural context.  Participants will consider the changes that brought about the emergence of mapping and its development up to and during the Enlightenment and the subsequent rise of military-based national mapping agencies seeking to provide systematic mapping of the home territory and of colonial territories as the European powers competed for dominance worldwide. Leading experts in their respective fields offer insights into medieval traditions of mapping, sea and ocean charting, and globes as well as later governmental, county, regional and estate mapping, national and colonial mapping that included the contribution of indigenous people. There will be an opportunity to consult material at the British Library, The National Archives and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

The course is suitable for historians, art historians, geographers, students of literature, librarians, archivists, map and book dealers.


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