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Unlocking Historical Maps of Southeast Asia: Collections
What cartographic collections are relevant to historical research on Southeast Asia? This session allows us to hear from some of the institutions that hold significant historical map collections relevant to Southeast Asia. What kinds of maps, charts and other navigational aids exist in institutional collections that might assist historians in pursuing their research? How are historical maps and charts currently used by scholars? What are some of the challenges of using historical maps as sources?


Chair: Mr Nick Millea
Map Librarian, Bodleian Libraries
University of Oxford

Dutch collections of Southeast Asian maps and their role in scholarly research
Mr Martijn Storms
Curator of Maps and Atlases
Leiden University Libraries

An evolving archive: Southeast Asia and the India Office Map Collection in the British Library
Mr Tom Harper
Curator, Antiquarian mapping
British Library

Brief examples of Beinecke’s rare map collection, their historical usefulness to modern day researchers, including Southeast Asia
Ms Margit Kaye
Library Service Assistant
Collections, Research and Education
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


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.

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Oct 7, 2020 07:00 PM in Singapore

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