DUNDEE: MAPPING THE CITY
a talk by National Library of Scotland's Chris Fleet
Chris Fleet has worked with map collections at the National Library of Scotland since 1994, mainly focusing on modern and historical digital mapping, and making historical maps available online.
He has researched, written and spoken widely on these subjects and on maps of Scotland, and is a co-author of Scotland: Mapping the Nation (2011), Edinburgh: Mapping the City (2014) and Scotland: Mapping the Islands (2016). He is currently working on a book to be published in 2017 on Scotland’s military mapping.
Who better then to guide us through a history of Dundee and its hinterland from the perspective of maps, based on the rich collections of the National Library of Scotland? Who made these maps, and why? At one level all show the topographic detail of Dundee over four centuries, but at another, they are also visually deceitful, masking some subjects and promoting others, so that the paper landscape they reveal is always a work of artifice, of representation and misrepresentation.
When: Thursday 19th October, 6pm
Where: Bonar Hall
Tickets: £3, concession £2