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  • Date and time: Tuesday 4 June 2024, 8pm to 9pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Maps go far beyond just showing us where things are located. Cultural geographer and writer Mike Duggan will explore how maps impact our lives on social and cultural levels.

Drawing on his book, All Mapped Out, Mike will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of maps, from ancient cave paintings and stone carvings to the digital interfaces we rely on today.

But it’s not just about the maps themselves; it’s about the people behind them. Discover how maps have affected societies, influenced politics and economies, impacted the environment, and even shaped our sense of personal identity.

Join Mike for a unique and eye-opening perspective on the significance of maps in our daily lives.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too. 

About the speaker

Dr Mike Duggan is a Lecturer at King’s College London, UK, studying digital culture’s impact on society. He is co-author of books on radical cartography and sharing mobility. His latest book is All Mapped Out: How Maps Shape Us (Reaktion Books, 2024).


University of York