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Lies, Damned Lies - and Maps
Mike Parker

  • Tuesday 17 June 2014, 6.00PM to 7.30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Berrick Saul Building, University of York (map|getting to campus)

Event details

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We like to think that a map is somehow a statement of objective truth.  It isn’t, and it never will be.  Maps are products of their age, their political and cultural contexts, and the prejudices and propaganda of their cartographers. Join two map experts and authors for a fascinating journey of decoding the messages and the meanings in a multitude of maps, from the ancient world through to the digital age.

Speaker biographies:

Mike Parker is the author of the groundbreaking carto-memoir Map Addict; the bestselling Mapping the Roads: Building Modern Britain and an assortment of other books rooted in place and maps.  He wrote and presented the series On the Map for BBC Radio 4

Related links

Twitter: @mikeparkerwales

Mapping the Roads (Blackwell's Bookshop)



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