Wed Sep 6

Mapping Medieval Knowledge: The Hereford Mappa Mundi

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Multi-Purpose Room

Mapping Medieval Knowledge: The Hereford Mappa Mundi

Mapping Medieval Knowledge: The Hereford Mappa Mundi

Jamie Kemp, PhD
Arts and Humanities Tutor (Art History)
Quest University Canada

The Hereford Mappa Mundi, a large world map made c.1285, is a monumental container for the monstrous and marvelous in the medieval world. More than a representation of geography, it was created as an encyclopedic teaching tool that visualizes medieval attitudes towards knowledge. In this lecture, we will investigate some of the methods we can use to understand the map’s purpose and question what was considered essential knowledge in this specific historical context.

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