Public events

Upcoming Events

Our programming includes regular talks, conferences, workshops, tours, and class visits. While our Center is currently closed, we have moved our programming online. 



☄︎ "Time in Maps" Virtual Book Launch

Fri, January 22, 2021, 2:45-4:15 PT

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The David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Department of History invite you to join us at the book launch on January 22, 2021 commemorating the publication of Time in Maps: From the Age of Discovery to our Digital Era, now available from University of Chicago Press.

Edited by Stanford's Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer, it features a foreword by Abby Smith Rumsey. All three will be in conversation about the book at the event. The publication of this book stems from the Time in Space: Representing Time in Maps conference held at the David Rumsey Map Center and Stanford Humanities Center in 2017. 

All those who attend the launch will be given a promotional code to get 30% off your order for the book.


✎ Workshop: Finding & Using Maps Online

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 11:00-12:00 PT

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Open to the general public: on January 27, 2021, the David Rumsey Map Center is offering an online, live map-finding workshop over Zoom. We will walk participants through the different digital map resources available. We will share tips and tricks on searching and finding maps that are online with an emphasis on historical or rare maps.


☄︎ Virtual Exhibition Opening: Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires 

Fri, March 26, 2021, 2:45-4:15 PT

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Join us for the online live opening of Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires, the David Rumsey Map Center's newest virtual exhibition. Guest curator Alexandria Brown-Hejazi, Stanford PhD candidate, will discuss the maps and cartographic studies of Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India. Our thanks to the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies for their co-sponsorship which made this exhibition possible. 



☕︎Zoom office hours (Stanford faculty, students, and staff): Come with your questions!

Every Monday,  January 11 - March 8, 11am-12pm.

Info & link

Please note that office hours will not be held January 18 due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.