IMCoS International Symposium 2010
The 28th International Symposium took place in London
from 3rd - 6th October 2010 with the theme
Britain - Power & Influence in the 17th & 18th Centuries
Jenny and Ian Harvey pictured in the garden at Hatfield House. We are grateful to Jenny and Ian for organising a very succesful symposium.
Part of the symposium included a trip to Hereford to view the magnificent Mappa Mundi.
At the opening reception Adrian Seville presented some of his map collection (left); George Piness, Tom Sander, Edith Piness and Ellen McLaughlin enjoy a glass of wine (right).
Reinforcing the international appeal of IMCoS; the new representative for Korea, T J Kim, pictured with Rodney Shirley, Bo Kyung Yang and Sang Myeoung Moon (both Korea) and our Journal Editor, Valerie Newby. (Picture by Christoph Klein)
Visitors to the London Metropolitan Archives in the Conservation Department.
Speakers on Monday morning included Carolyn Anderson, Peter Barber, Mary Pedley and Sarah Bendall (top*). Speakers on Wednesday included Yasha Beresiner, Andrew Cook and John Robson pictured here with Sarah Tyacke, the current IMCoS President (below). (*Picture by Christoph Klein)
The Gala Dinner was held at the wonderful Stationers´ Hall, here being inspected by Walter Valk.
Enjoying an aperitif before the Gala Dinner: Peter Barber, Clare Terrell and Mike Hellyer (left); Cyrus Ala'i with Andrew Cookson (right).
The following talks were offered at the .
The commercial power and influence of London map and chart makers - Economics and cartography
Mary Pedley, author/editor, William Clements Library, University of Michigan, USA
The ostentation of estate owners - Mapping estates to demonstrate power and influence
Sarah Bendall, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
The importance of military mapping - Military mapping of Scotland, emerging standards in military surveying and cartography
Carolyn Anderson, University of Edinburgh/National Library of Scotland
The King's geographical collections -What George III acquired, why and how
Peter Barber, British Library
The impact and importance of English globes - Their symbolism and influence
Sylvia Sumira, Independent specialist globe conservator
Martitime Power and Influence - Early charting, the forerunner to English maritime expansion - The Thames School, Thornton charts as a precursor to the English Pilot
Dick Pflederer, Independent scholar
Charting to hold back the tide of history - Atlantic Neptune and the American War of Independence
Gillian Hutchinson, National Maritime Museum
European Spheres of Influence in the Pacific - Dutch commerce, English seapower, French pride
Robert Clancy, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Prelude to Empire - Overview: the government perspective; Trade, plantations and military maps
Rose Mitchell, The National Archives
The East India Company - Its rise to power from Charles II onwards
Andrew Cook, British Library
The achievements of Vancouver - English charting in NW America
John Robson, Independent scholar and author
City Livery Companies - Original "trade union" power; 17th century guilds
Yasha Beresiner, IMCoS Co-founder
In addition there were visits and tours including :
- Metropolital Archives (archives of the City of London)
- British Library Riblatt Gallery
- Visit to a London Exhibition
- Visit to Greenwich for Map Viewing at the National Maritime Museum
- NMM Map Viewing
- The Royal Observatory
- The Queen's House
- The Painted Hall
- The National Archives, Kew Palace
Reports on the Symposium will be found in back issues of the IMCoS Journal. Members can use the search engine to find the appropriate articles.
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