Manuel Lima, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, author, and Design Lead at Google, hosted an online panel with Michael Friendly (Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and Professor of Psychology at York University) and Sandra Rendgen (Head of Design at Berlin-based visualization studio Infographics Group) on historical data visualization:
"Human beings have been involved in the visual representation of information for thousands of years. While some books on Data Visualization go as far back as the 18th century, to what's considered to be the golden age of information graphics, the history of the practice is much deeper. The participants on this panel have spent years exploring key characters and major contributions to the field of Data Visualization over many centuries. We will be discussing ancient visual metaphors, the challenges of doing research in this area, what we can learn from the past, and many other topics. Please join us for a lively conversation followed by a QA session."
Viewing it is free but registration is required: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/historical-visualization/register