Monday, 7 April 2014

Dr Catherine Delano-Smith Awarded with the Bartholomew Globe

We were delighted to award Dr Catherine Delano-Smith with our Bartholomew Globe award on Monday 24th March.

Dr Delano-Smith with RSGS President Professor Iain Stewart and the Bartholomew Globe

Dr Delano-Smith is a leading geographer and historian of cartography and has done a great deal over the course of more than thirty years to deepen and widen research in the history of cartography, within the UK and across the world, becoming a lynchpin of the cartography community.

She has been one of the foremost activists behind the resurgence of the critical history of cartography, not only in her own works which have been many and influential, but also in her organisation of meetings through The International Society for the History of the Map, in her support of a bespoke and well-respected lecture series and, vitally, in her role as the editor of Imago Mundi, the world’s leading journal for the history of cartography.