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Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

2023 - 2024 Programme

All seminars will be on Zoom and joining instructions will be circulated nearer the time. Please send an email to if you wish to join the mailing list.

Tuesday 21 November 2023 (5.30pm / 17:30 UK GMT) 


John Montague (American University of Sharjah, Associate Professor Architecture)

'Lines endowed with lawful force’: the maps and drawings of the Wide Streets Commissioners, Dublin, 1758–1849

Tuesday 20 February 2024 (6.30pm / 18:30 UK GMT) 

Isabella Alexander (UTS Sydney)

Controlling Copying before Copyright: A Tale of Three Britannias

Tuesday 7 May 2024 (5.30 / 17:30 UK BST [= GMT + 1])


Please register for the talk at and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

Jana C Schuster (Historic England & New York University)

The cartographic commissions of John, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749)

All are welcome. 

For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at, tel. 01223 330476

The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge



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Previous Seminars

For a complete list of Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography since 2006 (pdf)

Opening Times

Map Room Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 5:10pm
Friday 9am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 4:50pm 

i.e., we are closed lunch time, in the evenings and on Saturdays. However, given sufficient notice, we may be able to transfer Map Department items to the Rare Books Reading Room for consultation during these closed periods. 

Remember: Pencils only in the Map Room and No food or drink!

Where to Find Us

Library Floorplan

The Map Room - the Map Department's Reading Room - is on the first floor of the Library at the far end of the North Gallery. At the top of the stairs from the Library's Entrance Hall, turn right and the Map Room is at the end of the corridor. 

We are very close to the Tea Room.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


+44 (0) 1223 333041
+44 (0) 1223 333042
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