Bloomsbury Chapter Stevenson Lecture

Bloomsbury Chapter Stevenson Lecture
30 October 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Conference / Symposium
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
The Iain Stevenson Memorial Lecture 2019: Taking Mapping to the World, Laurence Worms.  

An exploration of the ways in which British technical skills in map-engraving, printing, publishing and lithography were exported and made permanent in the wider world - pioneers in America, soldiers in India, missionaries in the Far East, convicts in Australia, and a whole cast of extraordinary lives and characters. 

Laurence Worms, a former president of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, has contributed to both the Chicago University Press History of Cartography and the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, as well as compiling articles for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and the Oxford Companion to the Book. He is the co-author of British Map Engravers, the standard work on the subject, and has written and lectured widely on various aspects of the British map trade. In this lecture he will break new ground, based on fresh and current research, in looking at the map trade transporting itself across the globe.

The lecture will run from 18:00-19:00, followed by a drinks reception from 19:00-20:00.

This is a free event run in partnership with UCL Department of Information Studies, Bloomsbury Chapter, and the Institute of English Studies.

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