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Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium

Ceredigion and Online, UK
Organisation: National Library of Wales

Maps and their Makers

This year’s symposium will be looking at the role of cartographers and surveyors in creating maps, and how an examination of the work of mapmakers through the centuries can help us better understand the maps they created.


  • 10.00: Welcome by Dr. Rhodri Llwyd Morgan, Chief Executive, The National Library of Wales
  • 10.10: George Robertson (1783-1845) land surveyor, farmer and factor – Dr. Douglas Lockhart, formerly Lecturer in Geography, Keele University
  • 10.50: Francis Richard Maunsell and the covert mapping of Eastern Turkey in Asia (IDWO 1522) - Dr. Peter Collier, formerly Principal Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth
  • 11.30: From Wales to the World: a brief history of Welsh cartographers - Huw Thomas, Curator of Maps, The National Library of Wales
  • 12.00: Mapping the Past: RCAHMW & OS Antiquity Modelling - Jon Dollery, Mapping Officer, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • 12.30: Lunch
  • 14.00: Llwybrau Cyfleustra: sut mae mudiad mapio newydd yn ail-greu perthynas gyda'r dirwedd a'i chymunedau, gan greu rhwydwaith cerdded cenedlaethol torfol - Hannah Engelkamp, Culture, Imagination and Stories Lead, Slow Ways (Welsh language presentation)
  • 14.40: Embracing visualisation technologies in a new world of map making - Dr. Seppe Cassettari, President, British Cartographic Society
  • 15.20: Afternoon break
  • 15.40: Red Star to Red Dragon: The Soviet Mapping of Wales - John Davies & Dr. Alex Kent, Vice-President, International Cartographic Association
  • 16.20: Closing address by Gareth Edwards, Head of Knowledge and Understanding, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
The Symposium will be held both at the Library and online.


Online: here
In person: here
Venue: National Library of Wales