Qatar on Maps

Sunday 29 April 2018, 06.00PM – 07.00PM Auditorium, Qatar National Library, Education City, Doha, Qatar

Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite the public to a lecture about Qatar on historical maps.

Qatar has been a known place on maps for almost 2,000 years, but the peninsula itself was represented on some maps from 1548 to 1596, then disappeared completely until 1823. In this lecture, Christopher Alario, QNL Information Services Librarian - Historical Maps, and QNL Director of Historical Research and Partnerships, Dr James Onley, will discuss how and why this happened. UCL-Q archaeologist and Gulf studies expert, Dr Robert Carter, will also discuss what we can learn about early settlements in Qatar from these maps.

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