Mapping Society Author to give Eila Campbell Memorial Lecture
Professor Laura Vaughan has been selected to give the prestigious biennial Eila Campbell Memorial Lecture at Birkbeck about her recent book Mapping Society.
Date: Thursday 13 June 2019
Time: 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Location: B01 Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL
The public lecture is hosted in memory of Eila Campbell, an alumna who devoted a large part of her life to geography and, in particular, cartography, and whose connection to Birkbeck spanned more than 50 years.
In line with Eila’s interests, Professor Laura Vaughan will discuss Mapping Society: The spatial dimensions of social cartography. From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York to Charles Booth's famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, and a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. Professor Vaughan will examine maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they serve as both records of social enquiry and inscriptions of social patterns.
This is an hour lecture, closing with a short Q&A session. A drinks reception will follow.
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