ANN: 1st Dec NACIRA Conference on Asian Maps in UK Collections

Radu Leca Discussion

Dear all,

Registration is still open for the free virtual conference of the National Committee for Information Resources on Asia on Tuesday 1st December 13:00-17:00 UTC/GMT. This year's theme is Asian Maps in UK Collections. Here is the programme:

13:00 Opening remarks – Colin Baker, Chair of NACIRA
13:10 – 13:40 Nick Krebs (British Library): Capturing the Maps:
Arabia, the Gulf and the Qatar Digital Library
13:40 – 13:50 Short break
13:50 – 14:20 Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary University of London):
Islamic Maps
14:20 – 14:50 30 minutes’ break
14:50 – 15:20 Mélodie Doumy (British Library/International
Dunhuang Project): Mapping the Sky in Ancient
China: the World’s Earliest Star Atlas
15:20 – 15:30 Short break
15:30 – 16:00 Anne Taylor (Cambridge University Library):
Cambridge University Library Map Collection: a
Treasure Trove
16:00 – 16:10 Short break
16.10 – 16.40 Maria Kekki (British Library) and Jotika Khur-Yearn
(SOAS Library): Mapping the Shan States - Old Maps
and Manuscripts from the British Library and SOAS

Register here:

Best wishes,

Radu Leca