[ISHMap-List] London Rare Book School: A History of Maps and Mapping

Joel Kovarsky joel at theprimemeridian.com
Wed Jan 8 14:20:50 CET 2014

Based on an announcement from another list, the London Rare Book School 
<http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/london-rare-books-school>, for the sessions 
from 23 - 27 June 2014 and 30 June - 4 July 2014. Applications and fees 
are available via the site. Among the offerings:

      A History of Maps and Mapping

Course Organisers: Dr Catherine Delano-Smith,  Sarah Tyacke CB.

The aim in this course is to draw attention to some of the challenges 
facing the student of map history given the longevity and ubiquity of 
the mapping idea, from prehistory to the present, and the variety of 
format, function and context of maps at any one time. Sessions are 
designed to explore the fundamental principles of map history to provide 
a framework in which the details of any map from any period can be 
accommodated. Stress is laid on the relationship between word and image, 
and the role of maps in books, as a counterbalance to the traditional 
way of viewing maps in isolation. The key tenet remains, however, that 
of the indivisibility of maps as image, artefact and messenger.

Provisional Course Outline / Outcomes for Students 

                              Joel Kovarsky

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