Dr Catherine Delano-Smith

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Dr Catherine Delano-Smith
M.A., B.Litt., D.Phil. (Oxon)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
020 7862 8740
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Modern History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

History of cartography. Co-founded the Maps and Society lecture series (Warburg Institute); Editor of Imago Mundi, The International Journal for the History of Cartography. Prehistoric maps, map signs on early printed maps, maps and itineraries in travel; the relationship between maps and their users, especially in the context of biblical exegesis from Late Antiquity to the Reformation; catholicity of mapping with regards to the map image, and connections with social changes (e.g. in learning and education).

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
26-Oct-2017 ‘Image and imagination: Maps in Medieval Europe’

Edited Book

 In: Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic eds, The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography (London and New York, Routledge)

01-Mar-2017 Some Contemporary Manuscripts of Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla litteralis (1323–1332): Maps, Plans and Other Illustrations

Journal articles

 in Natalie Bouloux, Aca Dan and George Tolias (eds), Orbis disciplinae.Hommages en l’honneur de Patrick Gautier Dalché (Tournhout, Brepols)

21-Nov-2016 New Light on the Medieval Gough Map of Britain

Journal articles

Imago Mundi. The International Journal for the History of Cartography

07-Jan-2016 Maps


 The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (Timothy Beale,ed)   ( ONLINE and E-Book).

01-Jan-2012 The exegetical Jerusalem:maps and plans for Ezekiel chapters 40-48

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval Wes, L. Donkin and H. Vorholt (eds.), pp.40-75

01-Jan-1999 English Maps. A History

London, with Roger J. P. Kain

01-Jan-1991 Maps in Bibles 1500-1600. An Illustrated Catalogue v

Droz, with E.M. Ingram

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