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Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

2021 - 2022 Programme (Last REVISED 16 March 2022)


Tuesday 16 November 2021 (1pm / 13:00 UK GMT) 


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Florin-Stefan Morar (City University of Hong Kong)

At the Limits of China: Frontiers, Borders, and Political Geography in Early Modern Sino-Western Cartographic Exchanges

 ***With much regret this talk has been CANCELLED***

Sara Caputo (Magdalene College Cambridge)

Tracking, surveillance, and maritime cartography in the long nineteenth century 

Tuesday 3 May 2022 (5.30 / 17:30 UK BST [= GMT + 1])


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Joy Slappnig (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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

All are welcome. 

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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

NOTE: Thursday 7 July : The Map Room will close at 3.20pm and the Library will close at 3.45pm

Map Room Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9.00-12.45 and 14.00-17.10 
Friday 9.00-12.45 and 14.00-16.50 

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

Note that there are very reduced catering facilities in the Library.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


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