Tom Conley is the Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He studies relations of space and writing in literature, cartography, and cinema. His work moves to and from early modern France and issues in theory and interpretation in visual media. Conley has published over 250 articles and book-chapters, and several book, including Film Hieroglyphs (1991, 2006), The Graphic Unconscious in Early Modern Writing (1992), The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France (1996, 2010), L’Inconscient graphique: Essai sur la lettre à la Renaissance (2000), Cartographic Cinema (2007); An Errant Eye: Topography and Poetry in Early Modern France (2011) and À fleur de page: Voir et lire le texte de la Renaissance (2014). He has held visiting appointments at the University of California-Berkeley, UCLA, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, L’Ecole de Chartes, L’Ecole en Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and other institutions. Awards include fellowships from the American Council for Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. In December of 2011 the Université Blaise-Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand, France) awarded him an honorary doctorate. Since 2000 he and his spouse, Verena Conley, have been co-masters of Kirkland House.