June 2019

The Art and Meaning of Maps.

Welcome to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30

Looking at maps from their origin to the present, consider them as works of art and as functional tools. Assesses the particular challenges of mapping and of representation. Considers range of maps, both thematic and geographical. 
If for a study day, there is a separate presentation on mapping cities and there can be another on mapping maps.


Professor Jeremy Black

Born in London in 1955 and graduated from Cambridge with a starred first. Undertook graduate work at Oxford and taught at Durham from 1980, eventually as professor, before moving to Exeter as professor in 1996. Has lectured around the world to popular and academic audiences, including the Decorative Arts Society in New York and the Bard, as well as the annual decorative arts conference at Newport, Rhode Island. Has also lectured in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain and on various cruise lines. Has appeared on both radio and television, most recently presenting a BBC2 programme on the Industrial Revolution. Other works include studies of maps, tourism and politics. Published over 100 books, including A Subject for Taste: Culture in Eighteenth-Century England (2005) and Visions of the World: a History of Maps (2003). His MBE was awarded for services to stamp design.