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Research Positions: MEDEA

European Research Council project MEDEA-CHART: Positions offered

Two long-term positions for doctorates and two PhD scholarship positions are being offered, in the Faculty of Sciences – University of Lisbon, to do research in the framework of the project MEDEA-CHART:

Medieval and Early Modern Nautical Charts: Birth, Evolution and Use

Deadline for applications: 28 April, 2017

HistoryIT and the Osher Map Library lead way in making digital map collections accessible

Digital history company HistoryIT and the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML) at the University of Southern Maine today unveiled a new website designed to make the map library’s world-renowned collection accessible to a vast and still-untapped online audience.

The indigenous map

The indigenous map: native information, ethnographic object, artefact of encounter

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship on indigenous maps within the collections of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

This award is made by the Science Museums & Archives Consortium under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. The project, due to begin in September 2016, will be supervised by Professor Felix Driver (at Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Catherine Souch (RGS-IBG).

The Gough map c 1390s ? symposium 2 Nov 2015

An excellent all day conference on the construction, dating and content of the Gough map was held at the Bodleain  Library,Oxford. This map of England Scotland and Wales is remarkable in that, apart from one of Italy of about 1425, such  general maps of countries are very rare in the European history of cartography. The speakers included not only map historians conservators and  paleographers  but  those developing 3D scanning of museum materials, Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral anlysis as applied to early maps.

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