Magazine article History Today

Round and About: January 2002

Magazine article History Today

Round and About: January 2002

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Medieval Maps of the Holy Land

January 22nd

British Library
Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: 020 7412 7332

P.D.A. Harvey, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at Durham University delivers this talk, which explores medieval ideas of the land of the Bible and of the Crusades, and the development of medieval mapping. The talk complements the BL's current exhibition `Lie of the Land: The Secret Life of Maps', which continues until April 7th. This ambitious exhibition explores a multitude of issues relating to the history of maps, from propaganda, censorship and control, to cartographic ignorance and geographical enlightenment.

Vice and Virtue

January 4th to 6th

Weston Building, UMIST
Contact Linda Persson at
Lancaster University for details

The Social History Society's annual conference, this will bring together social historians and scholars from other disciplines, to debate the concepts of vice and virtue with reference to societies and cultures of all periods and regions.

From Leeches to Lasers

January 10th, 17th and 24th

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
Chelsea, London SW3 4HT
Tel: 020 7730 0717

These lunchtime lectures (all at 1pm) take as their subject army medicine and surgery through the ages. `Tudor and Stuart Leechcraft' on the 10th is followed by `Army Medicine in WW1' (17th) and `Army Medicine in the Dhofar War'.

Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968

January 26th - April 19th

Royal Academy of Arts
London W1V ODS
Tel: 020 7300 8000

The Parisian art world is looked at here in terms of four districts, each concerned with a specific period between 1900 and 1968. Within this geographical and chronological breakdown, an array of international movements and artists are celebrated, from the origins of Cubism in Montmartre, to the violent artistic response to Paris in the 1960s. …

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