Progress or plagiarism? The mapping of early modern Ireland

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


This paper, presented at the Regional Heritage Centre's event, 'Maps and the Landscape – distortion and reality',
presents two case studies that illustrate the benefits of using digital technologies in the assessment of historic maps. The first case study details the development and evolution of small-scale mapping in sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Ireland, and the second, exemplifies how we can use quantitative techniques to provide new insight into map-making and surveying during the Plantation of Ulster.
Period06 Feb 2016
Event titleRegional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University: Maps and the Landscape – distortion and reality
Event typeConference
LocationLancaster, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • GIS
  • Early Modern History
  • Ireland
  • cartography
  • Survey
  • seventeenth century