Joy Slappnig explores the historical significance of maps of indigenous origin.
For the past ten years, the Society has supported PhD students carrying out research on our Collections with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Awards. Based at Royal Holloway, University of London, Joy Slappnig is researching the extent of indigenous contributions to the maps held in our collections, in order to explore the historical significance of maps of indigenous origin and their purpose as a source of geographic information. Joy spoke to Geographical magazine about her work.
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