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Lowell Lecture

Peter Barber on The Colonies in Context: The Place of North America in King George's World View

Date & Time

Oct. 5, 2015


Boston Public Library - Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections, British Library

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library

Head of Map Collections at the British Library from 2001 to 2015, Mr. Barber has a longstanding research interest in English monarchs and their maps, and he initiated the ongoing British Library project to re-catalog and digitize King George III's Topographical Collection. In addition to research articles and contributions to scholarly works on medieval world maps and the links between maps and government in early modern Europe, he has curated major exhibitions, acted as a consultant and presenter for television, and authored and edited several popular books on the history of maps. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is presented as part of the Lowell Lecture Series. For the complete series at BPL, visit