Harley Trust Awards 2016 Announcements

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ANNOUNCING THE TWENTY- THIRD SERIES OF J B HARLEY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY

The Trustees of the J B Harley Research Fellowships Trust Fund are pleased to announce the twenty-third series of awards, offering support to assist research in the map collections of the United Kingdom. Awards have been made to:

Anna Feintuck (University of Edinburgh) The production and use of cartographic knowledge: a case study of Charles E Goad's fire insurance plans of Edinburgh and Leith, 1891-1906 (2 weeks)

John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library) British Directory Maps: an analysis of the maps accompanying the local directories of Scotland and Wales (2 weeks)

Dr Lisa Poggiali (University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism) Digital Democracy and Analogue Autocracy?: The History of Mapping in Kenya (2 weeks)

For the period 2014-2017, in addition to the normal J B Harley Fellowships there are also Harley-Delmas Fellowships funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, for research on the history of cartography during the European Renaissance to the Enlightenment c.1400-c.1800. Awards have been made to:

Florin-Stefan Morar (Harvard University) The Maps of Myriad Kingdoms: Translation and the Circulation of Cartographic Knowledge between East Asia and Early Modern Europe (2 weeks)

Dr Susan Schulten (Professor of History and Department Chair, University of Denver) A History of North America in 100 Maps (2 weeks)

For details of past awards, numbers of applicants, and extracts from previous Fellows’ reports, see http://www.maphistory.info/harlflws.html [part of the 'Map History' gateway site]. This also contains information about applying for a Fellowship (closing date 1st November each year).

Ms Rose Mitchell, Hon. Sec., Harley Fellowships
February 2015