CMS & Stanford Lecture Series

The California Map Society Student Paper Presentation and Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries, UCLA and the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla presents “Revolution – Mapping the Road to American Independence”


1  Student Paper Presentation

Based on Washington Map Society’s Ristow prize the program is open to all graduate students attending California universities.  The paper is based on research materials at the Rumsey Map Center and is chosen by a review panel on April 24.  The winning student receives a $1000 prize plus assistance to cover travel expenses to present the paper.

2 Author Talk

by Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen

Revolution is the story of the French and Indian War and Revolution told using maps of the era.  The seeds of revolution were planted during the French and Indian War  and several of the British and rebel participants cut their teeth for the revolution during this war. The maps come from sources such such as the personal collection of George III, the Duke of Northumberland, the Marquis de Lafayette and other collections, some of which are shown for the first time.

Dates – May 4-6, 2017

Venue –Stanford

Date Thursday, May 4

Time  5 PM.

Location  David Rumsey Map Center, Cecil H. Green Library, 2nd. floor,  557 Escondido Mall, Stanford University campus.

Reservations – Free but required. Click here to book

Venue –La Jolla

Date Friday, May 5

Time 5  PM.

Location  7825 Faye Avenue, Suite LL-A, La Jolla, 92037.

Reservations –  Registration closed.


Venue – UCLA

Date Saturday, May 6

Time 1  PM.

Location  Charles E. Young Research Library, main conference room 1136, 280 Charles E. Yong Drive N, UCLA campus

Reservations – Free but required by May 1.  Click here to book