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Talks held once a term at Emmanuel College about the History of Cartography. All are welcome.

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0 upcoming talks and 43 talks in the archive.

The idea of the Indigenous map: examples from the RGS-IBG collections

UserJoy Slappnig, Royal Holloway, University of London.

House Via Zoom.

ClockTuesday 03 May 2022, 17:30-18:30

At the limits of China: frontiers, borders, and political geography in early modern Sino-Western cartographic exchanges

UserFlorin-Stefan Morar, City University of Hong Kong.

House Via Zoom.

ClockTuesday 16 November 2021, 13:00-14:00

Nicholas Norton Nicols and his maps of Mindanao

Please send an email to events@emma.cam.ac.uk for Zoom link

UserPeter Geldart, Philippine Map Collectors Society.

House Via Zoom.

ClockTuesday 04 May 2021, 13:00-14:00

Polar maps and their histories: reflections on the changing fortunes of cosmography

Please send an email to events@emma.cam.ac.uk for Zoom link

UserMichael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge).

Housevia zoom .

ClockTuesday 23 February 2021, 17:30-19:00

The Straits of Malacca-A Cartographic Journey using Nautical Sea Charts

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER AND TITLE

UserJulian Candiah (Kuala Lumpur).

Housevia zoom .

ClockTuesday 24 November 2020, 17:30-19:00

Secret Soviet maps of Cambridge and the world

UserJohn Davies (sovietmaps.com) & Alex Kent (Canterbury Christ Church University).

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 25 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

Polar maps and their histories: reflections on the changing fortunes of cosmography

UserMichael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge).

HouseTo be confirmed: Emmanuel College or via Zoom.

ClockSunday 23 February 2020, 17:30-19:00

Michael Alexander Gage and the mapping of Liverpool, 1828–1836

UserPaul Laxton, formerly University of Liverpool.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 27 February 2018, 17:30-19:00

In Everest’s footsteps: surveying the legacies of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India

UserKeith Lilley, Queen's Universiety Belfast.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 21 November 2017, 17:30-19:00

Changing trends in mapping estates in the Welsh border counties during the eighteenth century

UserDr Bob Silvester, formerly Clywd-Powys Archaeological Trust.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 02 May 2017, 17:30-19:00

From curiosity to treasure: Mr Selden's map of China

UserDavid Helliwell, Bodleian Library Oxford.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 21 February 2017, 17:30-19:00

Ink, Paper, Brass and Glass: Marine Charts and Charting in the Nineteenth Century

UserMegan Barford, National Maritime Museum.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 22 November 2016, 17:30-19:00

Alexander Ogg (1811-65): surveyor, farmer and gold prospector, Aberdeenshire and New Zealand

UserDr Douglas Lockhart (formerly University of Keele).

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 03 May 2016, 17:30-19:00

Plans of London buildings drawn c.1450-1720

UserDorian Gerhold (London).

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 23 February 2016, 17:30-19:00

The map that would save Europe: the tariff walls map and the politics of cartographic display between the wars

UserProfessor Michael Heffernan and Ben Thorpe (University of Nottingham).

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 24 November 2015, 17:30-19:00

Maps and seafarers in the English Channel (eighteenth century)

UserDr Renaud Morieux, Faculty of History & Jesus College.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 05 May 2015, 17:30-19:00

Sea monsters to sonar: mapping the Polar oceans

UserLt Cdr Dr John Ash, Scott Polar Research Institute.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 24 February 2015, 17:30-19:00

Early-modern maps in mirror image

UserProfessor Paul Harvey, University of Durham.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 25 November 2014, 17:30-19:00

Land surveying in the post-Roman West

UserJohn Blair, The Queen's College, Oxford.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 06 May 2014, 17:30-19:00

The terrestrial globe under globalisation

UserJerry Brotton (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London).

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 25 February 2014, 17:30-19:00

How were maps produced? A look at old and new surveying methods

UserChris Burgoyne (Department of Engineering and Emmanuel College, Cambridge).

HouseEmmanuel College (Old Library).

ClockTuesday 26 February 2013, 17:30-19:00

Mapping during the Irish plantations, c.1580-1640

UserAnnaleigh Margey, National University of Ireland.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 08 May 2012, 17:30-19:00

Mapping consecration in twelfth-century Italy and beyond

UserLucy Donkin, Department of History of Art, Cambridge.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 28 February 2012, 17:30-19:00

Surveying Salonika: the work of British military survey sections 1915-1919

UserAlan Wakefield, Imperial War Museum.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 22 November 2011, 17:30-19:00

Colour and problems of visualising space in early ninteenth-century geological maps of Britain

UserAllison Ksiazkiewicz, Department of History & Philosophy of Science.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 22 February 2011, 17:30-19:00

Map of a nation: the early Ordnance Survey and the politics of British landscape

UserRachel Hewitt, Queen Mary, University of London.

HouseEmmanuel College (Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 04 May 2010, 17:30-19:00

Seller, Pepys and the seventeenth-century London map trade

UserLawrence Worms, Ash Rare Books.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 23 February 2010, 17:30-19:00

Fens Maps and Moore's Mapp (1658)

UserFrances Willmoth, Jesus College.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 24 November 2009, 17:30-19:00

'Beautiful maps and attractive fields': a surveyor's view of ancient Italy

UserBrian Campbell, Queen's University Belfast.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 19 May 2009, 17:30-19:00

Diagram to portrait and back again: styling the map to fit the reader

UserCatherine Delano Smith, University of London.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 17 February 2009, 17:30-19:00

The materials of the Hereford mappa mundi

UserSpike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 25 November 2008, 17:30-19:00

Cholera mapping from 1819 to 1854: before John Snow and the Broad Street outbreak

UserProfessor Tom Koch, University of British Columbia & Simon Fraser University.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 06 May 2008, 17:30-19:00

Mapping the Soviety: cartography and the construction of Stalinist space, 1928-1953

UserDr Nick Baron, Department of History, University of Nottingham.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 11 March 2008, 17:30-19:00

Cartography as a tool of social reform: drink maps of nineteenth-century Liverpool

UserDavid Beckingham, Department of Geography.

HouseEmmanuel College (Harrods Room).

ClockTuesday 30 October 2007, 17:30-19:00

Title to be confirmed

UserChristopher Burlinson, Emmanuel College.

HouseEmmanuel College (Robert Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 08 May 2007, 17:30-19:00

The history of mapping the railway

UserDavid Milbank Challis & Andy Rush, Industrialogical Associates, Railway Record of the British Isles.

HouseEmmanuel College (Robert Gardner Room).

ClockTuesday 20 February 2007, 17:30-19:00

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