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Mapping Towns Through Time

Dublin, Ireland
The Speaker, Professor Kain, is a leading cartographic historian and author of thirteen books on maps including one most recently, British town maps: a history (London, 2015), which is part of the larger British Academy Research Project, Catalogue of British Town Maps, directed by him.
Among other posts, Professor Kain has served as Secretary and Chair of the Institute of British Geographers' Historical Geography Research Group, a founder-member of the Research Information Network Advisory Board and was a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council from 2008 to 2014. For the British Academy, he was chair of the Human Geography and Social Anthropology Section, was founder chair of the Research Grants Committee, and served as Treasurer between 2002 and 2010. He is currently the Academy's Vice-President for Research and Higher Education Policy.
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Time schedule: 18.00