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The Oxford Seminars in Cartography: Women and Maps

An online conference focusing on mapping and closely linked professions such as surveying, exploration, navigation, hydrography, and printing, which have conventionally been associated with men: as makers, patrons, users, and interpreters. The conference explores the place of women and the feminine in maps and mapping, with no chronological or geographical bounds, and a broad understanding of 'maps'.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Welcome and Introduction Catríona Cannon, Deputy Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, introduces the seminar. Catriona Cannon 12 May 2021
2 Where are the women on sixteenth-century French World maps? Camille Serchuk, Southern Connecticut State University, USA, gives the first talk in the first session of the seminar. Camille Serchuk 12 May 2021
3 The rise, persistence and surprising end of female personifications of the continents on maps Chet Van Duzer, University of Rochester, NY, USA, gives the second presentation in the first session of the seminar. Chet Van Duzer 12 May 2021
4 Women and children first: gender, flood and victimhood in Dutch eighteenth-century maps of dike-breaks Anne-Rieke van Schaik, University of Amsterdam, gives the third in the first session of the seminar. Anne-Rieke van Schaik 12 May 2021
5 ‘Octavia always enjoyed a map’: Octavia Hill, maps, and Victorian social reform Elizabeth Baigent, University of Oxford, gives the first talk in the second session of the seminar. Elizabeth Baigent 12 May 2021
6 Mapping toward equitable solutions in public transit planning Suzie Birdsell, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, Boston, USA, gives the second presentation, in the second session of the seminar. Suzie Birdsell 12 May 2021
7 From body as territory to feminicides mapping: discourses and mapping languages by Latin American feminist cartographies Manuela Silveira, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, gives the third talk in the second session of the seminar. Manuela Silveira 12 May 2021
8 The political cartographies of Marthe Rajchman Mike Heffernan and Benjamin Thorpe, University of Nottingham, give the first talk of session 3A in the seminar. Mike Heffernan, Benjamin Thorpe 12 May 2021
9 Where are all the women? The case of the Halls Debbie Hall, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, gives the first talk in session 3B in the seminar. Debbie Hall 12 May 2021
10 Beyond “clerical cartography”: gender and the production of Sanborn fire insurance maps in the 1920s Jack Swab, University of Kentucky, USA, gives the second talk in session 3B in the seminar. Jack Swab 12 May 2021
11 Lost and found in the map library: changes in early map librarianship Georgia Brown, UW-Milwaukee Libraries, WI, USA, gives the third talk in session 3B of the seminar. Georgia Brown 12 May 2021