McCarthy Louise

Posted on August 25, 2021


Research themes

Dissertation Topic:

  • Visualising abundance: promotional cartography at the hands of the East India Company and the Virginia Company (1600-1626)
    Supervised  by: Ladan Niayesh

Current Project


  • 2021- : PhD at the Université de Paris
  • 2021- : member of the editorial committee for the research blog of the SEAA1718’s PhD students and young researchers
  • 2020-2021 : masters in Early Modern Studies, dissertation under the supervision of Ladan Niayesh (“Treasure Maps : Cartography in the Hands of the Virginia Company and the East India Company, 1600-1625”) and readership at Queens’ College, Cambridge
  • 2020 : agrégation in English (competitive national examination in education)
  • 2018-2019 : masters in English, dissertation under the supervision of Ladan Niayesh (“From a Closed World to an Open One: the Cartography of Difference from the Late Middle to the End of the Sixteenth Century”) and year abroad at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  • 2017-2021: student at the ENS Paris-Saclay

      Conference Papers and Publications:

      • “Cartography as Propagandist Design: From Company Maps to Virginian Masques (1613-14)” (avec Ladan NIAYESH), Colloque annuel de la Société d’Etudes Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle) : Cartes et Cartographies dans le monde anglophone aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, (janvier 2021, Université de Paris)
      • upcoming : “Mapping the British nation in the New World: “La Virginea Pars” (1585-90), the “Map of Virginia” (1612) and “Ould Virginia” (1624)”, Journées Doctorant.e.s et Jeunes Chercheurs 2021 de la SEAA17-18, en partenariat avec la Société d’étude du XVIIe siècle et la Société Française d’Étude du XVIIIe siècle (SFEDS) : Écrire la Nation en France, dans les îles britanniques et dans les Treize Colonies aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (octobre 2021, Université de Caen Normandie)
      • upcoming : “Cartographic silence and muted voices: reading the subtexts of British maps of early colonial Virginia (1606-1624)”, The Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021: Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches (november 2021, University of Warwick).