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Unlocking Historical Maps of Southeast Asia: Histories
How do scholars use historical maps in the crafting of their spatial histories? This session invites scholars of historical maps of Asia to reflect on how they have used maps in their work. What can we learn from historical maps? What conventions shape the development of cartography, and how are these reflected in the historical cartographic record of Southeast Asia?


Chair: Professor Jane M Jacobs
Principal Investigator, Digital Historical Maps of Southeast Asia
Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies), Yale-NUS College

Historical maps and alternative history
Professor Thongchai Winichakul
Professor of History
University of Wisconsin

Artefacts of encounter: a collection of Burmese manuscript maps and tracings from John Coryton’s verandah in Moulmein
Ms Joy Slappnig
PhD Researcher
Royal Holloway University of London
Royal Geographical Society


The Unlocking Historical Maps of Southeast Asia webinar series facilitates discussion among historians, institutions with map collections and digital humanities scholars working with historical maps.

This workshop series is supported by the Digital Historical Maps of Singapore and Southeast Asia project funded by the Social Science Research Thematic Grant (SSRTG), in partnership with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University; Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford; Leiden University Libraries; and the National Library of Singapore.

For more information, please visit https://historicmapssea.commons.yale-nus.edu.sg/events/

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Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM in Singapore

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