Paul Harvey, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at the University of Durham and elected as a Senior Fellow of the British Academy in 2003, is a leading figure in the study of medieval English economic history, and the outstanding authority on medieval and early modern maps in England. He is also well-known to many booksellers as a collector of those little guide-books and picture-books devoted to promoting the British tourist trade (which often contain locally-produced maps unrecorded elsewhere).
The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.