2017 Workshops

Exploring Land and Water with the Geography Map Collection

Extract from the Greenwood map of the country of Warwickshire, extract showing Birmingham, c. 1820

Date

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Time

12.00 – 13.00

Venue

School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Room 311 (R26 on campus map)

Price

Free, booking recommended.

The Map Collection at the University of Birmingham is one of the finest in the UK.  Established in 1924 with donations from the Cadbury family it has since grown to comprise over 300,000 maps and 600 Atlases.

Join Map Curator Jamie Peart as he shares his unique insights into the collection and gives participants the opportunity to handle items from the archive.  There will also be a chance to explore the key elements of the collection through an interactive touchtable.

Highlights include:

  • Military maps from the North Africa campaign of the 1940s
  • Goad fire insurance maps from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • The finest collection of historic Japanese town plans in western Europe
  • An historic map series charting the development of the West Midlands from the seventeenth century to the present

Presented by School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.