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Cambridge University Library


Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

2020 - 2021  Programme (Revised 6 January 2021)


Tuesday 24 November 2020 (5.30pm UK GMT)


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Julian Candiah (Kuala Lumpur and Cambridge)

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


Tuesday 23 February 2021 (5.30pm / 17:30 UK GMT)


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Michael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge)

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

Tuesday 4 May 2021 (1pm / 13:00 hours UK BST [= GMT + 1]) !!NOTE TIME!!


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Peter Geldart (Philippine Map Collectors Society)

Nicholas Norton Nicols and his maps of Mindanao

All are welcome. 

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

The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge

Refreshments will be available after seminars held in Emmanuel College

Location and Time

See above    [Time Converter]

Those seminars not held via Zoom will probably be held in the Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP

Map showing location of Emmanuel College

Ask at the Porters' Lodge (indicated by a bowler hat on the map link above) for directions to the Gardner Room.



For further information and to join the mailing list, contact Sarah Bendall at

tel. 01223 330476


Printable Poster

Please print and display a poster!


Previous Seminars

For a complete list of Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography since 2006 click here

Opening hours


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:10 *


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:50 *


Closed **

* Monday to Friday 12:45-14:00: If you wish to continue working through the lunch period we can transfer items to the Munby Rare Books Reading Room.

** Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


+44 (0) 1223 333041
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