[ISHMap-List] Catherine Delano Smith gets award
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Sat Apr 5 17:57:22 CEST 2014
*Leading historian of cartography, Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, was
awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Bartholomew Globe
award at an event in Perth Concert Hall on Monday 24^th March 2014*
Dr Catherine Delano-Smith is a leading geographer and historian of
cartography and has done a great deal over the course of more than
thirty years to deepen and widen research in the history of cartography,
within the UK and across the world, becoming a lynchpin of the
Dr Delano-Smith was presented with the award in recognition of her
contribution to the study of cartography by the Society's President,
Professor Iain Stewart.
Dr Delano-Smith has been one of the foremost activists behind the
resurgence of the critical history of cartography, not only in her own
works which have been many and influential, but also in her promotion of
the International//Society for the History of the Map/(ISHMap)/, in her
support of a bespoke and well-respected lecture series of lectures at
the Warburg and, vitally, in her role as the editor of /Imago Mundi/,
the world's leading journal for the history of cartography.
She has taken an eclectic approach to researching early maps, covering
prehistoric maps, map signs on early printed maps, and the relationship
between maps and their users. She is particularly interested in the
connection between the map image and social changes in learning and
The Bartholomew Globe has been awarded by the RSGS since 2000. The first
recipient was John C. Bartholomew and awardees include the National
Library of Scotland's Chris Fleet and RSGS Collections and Information
Convenor Margaret Wilkes.Notice by Fraser Shand of RSGS.
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