Carto-Cymru: The Wales Map Symposium 27th May 2016

Carto Cymru 2016


The Wales Map Symposium 2016

“Shaping the Nation”

27th May 2016

10.00am – 4.30pm

An event hosted by the National Library of Wales in association with the

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.




Shaping the Nation – the role of maps in both depicting and creating the nation both as an entity on the ground and also as a perception in the minds of people.




Mapping the Marches: Marginal Places and Spaces of Cartographic Innovation

Keith Lilley, Professor of Historical Geography, Queen’s University Belfast


Shapes of Scotland: Maps, history and national identity

Chris Fleet, Map Curator, National Library of Scotland


The Military Map Collection of George III: a cartographic record of European wars, empires won and empires lost

Yolande Hodson, Map historian; cataloguer of King George III’s Military Maps in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle


Ail-ddychmygu daearyddiaethau’r iaith Gymraeg/Re-imagining geographies of Welshness

Rhys Jones, Head of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University


Humphrey Llwyd and the map of Wales

Huw Thomas, Map Curator, National Library of Wales


Maps and mapping at the Royal Commission; putting the past in its place

Tom Pert, On-line Development Manager, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales


Tickets available for free, morning and afternoon refreshments provided.

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