Transforming Topography

Transforming Topography

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A conference promising to shed new light and fresh insights on the field of topography and on the British Library’s collection

Topography is an emerging and dynamic field in cultural and art historical scholarship. The British Library holds an extensive and extremely fine collection of place-related material including topographical views, travel diaries and antiquarian texts, amassed by distinguished collectors such as Charles I and II, Hans Sloane, and not least George III.

The Transforming Topography conference is one element of an on-going research project which aims to explore the British Library's topographic collections in the light of current research.  George III's topographical collection, estimated at 40,000 maps and views, is currently being catalogued and digitised with a new web space due in 2017.

Delivered by both established and emerging scholars, the day will end with a chaired panel discussion, addressing the matter of ‘topography now’ in art history, cultural geography and other disciplines.

The programme for the day can be found here

A collaborative conference organised by The British Library and The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Name: Transforming Topography
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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