4 episodes

In the past year the Sheldon Tapestry Maps of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Worcestershire dating from the late Tudor period have all been displayed in the Bodleian’s Weston Library; the final member of this set, Warwickshire, is on display just over 40 miles away in Warwick.

The Weston Library is hosting a one-day symposium to celebrate these stunning cartographic masterpieces, exploring their historical context in terms of mapmaking and their place in society; marvelling at conservation work, and bringing the tapestries up to date with the latest research on both their content and creation.

This is a series of presentations by expert speakers about the results of the most recent research and conservation work.

Sheldon Tapestry Maps Oxford University

    • Education

In the past year the Sheldon Tapestry Maps of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Worcestershire dating from the late Tudor period have all been displayed in the Bodleian’s Weston Library; the final member of this set, Warwickshire, is on display just over 40 miles away in Warwick.

The Weston Library is hosting a one-day symposium to celebrate these stunning cartographic masterpieces, exploring their historical context in terms of mapmaking and their place in society; marvelling at conservation work, and bringing the tapestries up to date with the latest research on both their content and creation.

This is a series of presentations by expert speakers about the results of the most recent research and conservation work.

    • video
    Fitting it in, filling it out: from Christopher Saxton's survey to Ralph Sheldon's tapestry maps

    Fitting it in, filling it out: from Christopher Saxton's survey to Ralph Sheldon's tapestry maps

    This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium The speaker is Hilary Turner, Independent Scholar Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 34 min
    • video
    The Catholic Gentry in Ralph Sheldon’s Midlands

    The Catholic Gentry in Ralph Sheldon’s Midlands

    This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium The speaker is Katie McKeogh, Junior Research Fellow, New College, Oxford Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 32 min
    • video
    Power, Propaganda, Magnificence: the cartographic background to the Sheldon tapestry maps

    Power, Propaganda, Magnificence: the cartographic background to the Sheldon tapestry maps

    This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium The speaker is Peter Barber, Independent Researcher, formerly Head of Maps, British Library Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 33 min
    • video
    One stitch at the time: Returning the Sheldon Tapestry Maps to life

    One stitch at the time: Returning the Sheldon Tapestry Maps to life

    This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium The speakers are Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian, and Virginia Lladó-Buisán, Head of Conservation and Collection Care, Bodleian

    • 19 min

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