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Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures

Arlington, USA
Organisation: University of Texas
When Virginia Garrett donated her extensive personal collection of maps, geography textbooks, and atlases to UTA in 1997, a special endowment was established to promote its use by inviting scholars to speak on topics relating to the history of cartography. As a result, every other year since 1998, the UTA Libraries have hosted the Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography along with a special exhibit drawn primarily from Mrs. Garrett's collection.
The 12th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography were slated for October 2020. In light of the current circumstances, the Garrett Lectures have been postponed to 30 September - 2 October 2021. This will be a joint meeting with the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography. The theme is Coordinating Cartographic Collections with an emphasis on map collectors and collections. A field trip to the Amon Carter Museum Conservation Lab is a small group pre-conference option. The current line-up of speakers include Jack Franke, Imre Demhardt, Wulf Bodenstein, Toyin Falola, Daniel Degges, James Harkins, Leah McCurdy, Barry Ruderman, Gerald Saxon and Martin Van Braunan.
Wulf Bodenstein, Member and former President of the Brussels Map Circle, will present a paper entitled New Life for an Old Map: the Retrieval of Pieter Verbist’s Unique 1644 Wallmap of Africa and its Place in the AfricaMuseum’s Map Collection.