Date / time
23 February, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Spanning several centuries of mapping in Ireland, this talk by Professor Keith D Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr Catherine Porter (University of Limerick) will explore the importance of field-survey in the map-making process.
From the early-seventeenth century maps of Josias Bodley and the Escheated Counties of Ulster, through to the early Ordnance Survey six-inch maps under Thomas Colby, the lecture will journey through Ireland’s rich cartographic heritage and revisit those landscapes and localities where surveyors traversed and plotted the ground. Looking ‘behind’ the map, to the field, opens up new and interesting perspectives on how Ireland was mapped in the past.