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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 is to the Amon Carter Museum Conservation Lab is a small group pre-conference option. Programming is not yet finalized, but the current line-up of speakers include Jack Franke, Imre Demhardt, Gerald Saxon, Barry Ruderman, and Leah McCurdy.
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