Denys Hay Lecture 2015
Join us for the 2015 Denys Hay lecture on 13 May as Professor Jerry Brotton explores the cartographic dimension of globalisation. (Published 6 March 2015)
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Join us for the 2015 Denys Hay lecture on 13 May as Professor Jerry Brotton explores the cartographic dimension of globalisation.
The 2015 Denys Hay lecture, 'Globalisation: the emergence of a cartographic idea', will be given by Professor Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.
Event details Wednesday 13 May 2015, 5.15pm Teviot Lecture Theatre, doorway 5, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh
Globalisation is usually regarded as a purely economic phenomenon. In this talk ranging from the Greeks to Google Earth, Jerry Brotton explores the cartographic dimension of globalisation through a series of world maps and globes. He explains how the globe has been mapped by different cultures over time, and what this means for our current understanding of globalisation.
The talk will focus on the Renaissance as a vital moment in the emergence of a recognisably modern world picture that is as unavoidably partial and subjective, then as it is in our current era of virtual, digital cartography.
But if the paper map is a subjective thing of the past, then what of the map’s future, and how can we map the world around us in an age of globalisation?
Free but ticketed
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