The Colonies in Context: The Place of North America in King George’s World View

MON, OCT 5, 2015 (47:40)

Peter Barber will speak on The Colonies in Context: The Place of North America in King George’s World View. Head of Map Collections at the British Library from 2001 to 2015, Mr. Barber has a longstanding research interest in English monarchs and their maps, and he initiated the ongoing British Library project to re-catalog and digitize King George III’s Topographical Collection. In addition to research articles and contributions to scholarly works on medieval world maps and the links between maps and government in early modern Europe, he has curated major exhibitions, acted as a consultant and presenter for television, and authored and edited several popular books on the history of maps.

+ BIO: Peter Barber

Peter Barber served as Head of Map Collections at the British Library from 2001 to 2015. He has a longstanding research interest in English monarchs and their maps, and he initiated the ongoing British Library project to re-catalogue and digitize King George III’s Topographical Collection. In addition to research articles and contributions to scholarly works on medieval world maps and the links between maps and government in early modern Europe, he has curated major exhibitions, acted as a consultant and presenter for television, and authored and edited several popular books on the history of maps.

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