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January 11, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
January 15, 1999 - Cambridge, MA The Harvard Geographical Information Systems User Group will meet at 3 PM, Haller Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum Building, 24 Oxford Street. Dr. N. Harshadeep, World Bank, will discuss GIS as a Decision Support Tool in Developing Countries: Applications to Environmental and Natural Resources Management in South Asia. For further information, contact Lucia Lovison.
January 21, 1999 - Chicago The meeting of the Chicago Map Society will take place from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton Street. The topic will be Representing the Pacific: Maps and Narratives 1519-1605 and is presented by Mercedes Maroto Camino of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Ms. Mercedes Maroto Camino is a Senior Lecturer in the School of European Languages and Literatures at the University of Auckland and has been at the Newberry Library since November as a History of Cartography Research Fellow. She has graciously agreed to share with us some results of her current research on the relationships between maps and accounts of the Pacific Ocean in the 16th century.
January 21, 1999 - London International Map Collectors' Society will meet at the Farmers Club. For additional details contact the organiser: Harry Pearce, Fax: +44 181 677 5417.
January 21, 1999 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. John Hebert (Library of Congress Hispanic Division) and Anthony Mullan (Library of Congress Humanities and Social Sciences Division) will present Manuscript Maps of the Luso - Hispanic World. In conjunction with a project to issue a guide to these maps, they will speak on the wide range of manuscript maps in the collections of the Geography and Map Division which showcase Luso - Hispanic colonial activities, settlements, and influence throughout the world.
January 23, 1999 - Santa Barbara, CA The General Meeting of the California Map Society will be held at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 21 W. Anapamu Street from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will have an exhibit of maps of California as an Island from David Karpeles' extensive private collection in addition to several speakers on varied subjects. Easy parking right in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara. For additional details contact Society President Bill Warren, Phone: (626) 792-9152, Fax: (626) 568-4945.
January 28, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Professor Michael Jones (Department of History, University of Nottingham) The English and Brittany in the late sixteenth century: the map evidence. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
January 30, 1999 - Dundee, Scotland Propagating
Pont: Project Pont Seminar 1999. This seminar, the third in the
series of Project Pont Seminars organised by the National Library of
Scotland (NLS), explores a wide range of subjects relating to Timothy
Pont's 16th century maps of Scotland. Topics include
garden history, interpreting handwriting, and discussion of Pont's
methods. To reflect the location of the seminar, Tayside is
highlighted, with talks on placenames of northwest Fife, and
architectural history in Dundee and Angus. Seminar is from 10.30 -
16.30, and will be held at University of Dundee, Conference Room,
Tower Building (First Floor), Nethergate,
Christopher Fleet (NLS), Inferences from inks: computer-assisted palaeography of the Pont manuscripts.
Christopher Dingwall (Garden History Society), "Gentlemens dwellings shaddowed with some little groves, pleasant to the view": Pont's depiction of parks and gardens.
Marilyn Brown (RCAHMS), Gardens from the air: Pont's depiction of Castle Menzies.
Dr Simon Taylor (St Andrews University), Placenames on Pont's manuscript map of northwest Fife.
Dr Jeffrey Stone (Aberdeen University), How did Pont compile his maps? The evidence of manuscript 9 (Banff).
Prof Charles Mckean (Dundee University), Pont's Angus architecture in detail.
Booking forms (to be returned by 22 January 1999) are available from: Project Pont Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, Tel: 0131-226 4531 x 3418, Fax: 0131-466 3812.
January 30, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society, at 11:00 AM, will meet at the New York Historical Society. Central Park West at 77th Street; and view the exhibit George Washington Treasures from Mount Vernon.
February 1, 1999 - Rome Workshop on Digital Map Library, 9,00-16,30 at CNR (Consiglio nazionale delle Ricerche) - Sala Marconi Piazzale Aldo Moro,7. The workshop aims to gather researchers, operators, and potential and/or active users of Digital Map Library. The theme, which is having at moment so important effort in the arena of geographic information system, image processing , data base and cartography , is often assimilated to the ultimate resource for managing digital data , for achieving public participation in the process of using data and of decision evaluation, for insuring the success of GIS and GI infrastructure. The seminar is divided in a morning session oriented to give the state of the art of the theme and some inputs and reflections to the expected developments in the research and educational field; and in an afternoon session more oriented to set up an agenda finalised to open up action fields in Europe also considering the opportunities offered by the coming 5th EU research programme. The final task of the workshop is to have an appropriate number of attendees for discussion and working together for having high level contributions and set up a research agenda and strategic near future actions.
More information can be obtained from:
LABSITA- Laboratorio di sistemi informativi territoriali e ambientali
DICEA - Dipartimento di caratteri degli edifici e dell'ambiente
Università di Roma la Sapienza
Piazza Borghese 9
00186 Roma Italia
phone (39) 06 4991-8830- or 06 4991- 8834
fax (39) 06 4991-8873
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
web : www.uniroma1.it/DICEA/GIS_LAB.HTM
February 6-7, 1999 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. For information and registration materials, contact Marcia Kanner, Map Fair Coordinator, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida using the above address or by telephone at (305) 375-1492; facsimile: (305) 375-1609.
February 9, 1999 - London Susan Gole, British Government Maps: Maps of the Mediterranean Region Published in Parliamentary Papers. 1801-1921. A seminar to be held at 5.15 in the Low Countries Room of the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1. Wine by the glass will be available in the Institute Common Room after the paper. All are welcome.
February 15, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
February 18, 1999 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography will commence at 5 p.m. in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road. Mapping with feeling: the human cartography of peoples' lives by Daniel Dorling (University of Bristol). The seminar is sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps), Lovell Johns Ltd, and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel 01865 277013, fax 01865 277139.
February 18, 1999 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Emeritus, will present Collecting Aviation Maps and the History of Aviation Cartography.
February 20-21, 1999 - Brussels The Brussels
International Map Collectors' Circle has a weekend meeting.
Saturday 20th February, College St. Michel, 24 Boulevard St. Michel, 1040, Brussels, 15h00 - 18h00:
1. Lecture on the history of paper and it's conservation by Mr. Pierre Cockshaw, Chief Curator of the Royal Library of Belgium
2. Basic considerations for the beginning collector by Hans Kok, IMCoS representative for the Netherlands
3. Introduction to principles of conservation and restoration by Ann Marchal, paper restorer, Brussels
4. Conservation and archiving material by La Route du Papier, Brussels
5. Hands-on demonstration of the preparation of passe-partouts
Sunday 21st February, Excursion to the Mercator Museum,
Heimolenstraat 28, B-9100 Sint-Niklaas
1. General introduction by Mr. A. Van der Gucht
2. Presentation by Mr. Guy de Witte (Gent) of the Map And Atlas Restoration programme
For additional information contact the secretary Veronique van de Kerckhof.
February 20, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society, at 11:00 AM, will meet in room 319, Museum of Natural History, Central Park West between 77th and 81st Streets.
February 25, 1999 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 7:00 PM at the Colorado History Museum, at 1300 Broadway. Keith Schrum will describe the scope and emphasis of the Museum's collection. An assortment of their holdings will be displayed. We hope you can attend this meeting.
February 25, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Jeffrey Stone (Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen) Imperialism, Colonialism and Cartography in Africa. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
March 4, 1999 - Tel Aviv The annual conference of
the Israel Cartographic Association will convene in the presence of
H. E. the Ambassador of the Republic of France. The first part of the
meeting will be dedicated to Two Hundreds Years of Surveying
Cartography of Israel.
The map drawn up by Col. Jacotin in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign in Palestine was the first survey map of the country. When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798, 150 scientists, engineers, surveyors, and scholars were charged with conducting scientific studies of Egypt. But only a few of them accompanied the expedition, which left Egypt for Palestine in February 1799. Gaza was taken on 24 February, Jaffa on 7 March., and on 19 March Acre was besieged. With the active help of the Royal Navy, the town withstood the French onslaughts until 20 May, When Bonaparte began the retreat from Acre and from all of Palestine. His remaining troops reached Egypt on 1 June 1799. The French surveyors therefore only had two months in which to work, which was insufficient for anything but hurried measurements. The character of Jacotin's map was largely determined by the pace of the army's progress through the country and the route it followed, the time frame and the limited number of topographers. Despite the difficulties, the cultural effect of the survey on the country was immense. Bonaparte's invasion and the Jacotin's map opened the country to intensive geographical, historical and archaeological research and scientific study, after generations of primarily biblical and religious interest in the Holy Land. For additional information contact Dov Gavish, Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 91905, Tel: 972-2-5883369, Fax: 972-2-5820549.
March 11, 1999 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Ms. Barbara Fine, formerly the owner of the Map Store in Washington, D.C., will present Recent Changes in Commercial Cartography, reflecting on changes in commercial map publishing over the last 25 years.
March 15, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
March 17, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 6 to 8 pm at Swann Galleries, 104 E 25 St, for a private preview and reception Fine Maps & Views From The Collection of John W. Reps. Professor Reps will speak about his collection and will sign copies of his new book, "Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities." RSVP to Bonnie Eissner at (212) 254-4710 or e-mail to Swann@swanngalleries.com.
March 18, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Professor Martha Pollak (Department of Art History, University of Illinois) Military Strategy and City Plans in the Seventeenth Century. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
March 21, 1999 - Washington Hal Brodsky, biblical map geographer, University of Maryland, will be giving a talk on the Amsterdam Haggadah Map of bar Yaaqov (Nebenzahl, Holy Land Maps, page 139). The talk will be at Congregation Ohev Sholom, 16th and Jonquil Streets NW. There will be a reception at 10:00 a.m. and lecture at 10:30 a.m.
March 31, 1999 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will have our traditional get-together on a convivial note (sandwiches, drinks), when map enthusiasts, academics and other professionals present, and comment upon, some historical pieces from their collection, or simply ask questions and exchange views and experiences. The wide range of topics addressed promises, once again, an animated evening with surprises. Everybody is welcome to join us at College St. Michel, 24 Bd. St. Michel, 1040 Brussels, 18.00 to 21.00. For additional information contact the secretary Veronique van de Kerckhof.
April 3, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Street Seaport Museum The Sea Before Time. NYMS members and guests will tour the exhibit of illustrations from the new Illustrated Longitude by Dava Sobel and William J. Andrews, along with a replica of the Harrison clock around which the book's story evolves. Whitman Gallery, 209 Water Street. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan.
April 7, 1999 - Milwaukee Gary W. North, retired Assistant Chief of the National Mapping Division of the United States Geological Survey, will give the tenth annual Holzheimer Maps and America lecture at the American Geographical Society Collection of the UWM Golda Meir Library. Mr. North, a well-known figure on the national mapping scene, who now has his own geospatial consulting firm, North Arrow, Ltd, will give a presentation entitled, The U.S. Geological Survey: Continuing to Take a New Look at an Old Planet. The Maps and America Lecture series was inaugurated in 1990 by the noted cartographic historian Dr. Brian Harley, through the generous sponsorship of Arthur and Janet Holzheimer of the Chicago area. The Holzheimers' continuing sponsorship, aided by co-sponsorship by the Friends of the Library, has enabled the AGS Collection to feature many leading figures of the world of maps during the past decade. The lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m.; however, attendees are invited to come at 5:00 for a reception and the opportunity to view the AGSC's exhibit on the Geological Survey. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the AGS Collection, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library. For additional information, please call 414-229-6282.
April 12, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
April 14, 1999 - Milwaukee Map Society of Wisconsin will meet at the American Geographical Society Collection, 3rd Floor, East Wing, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, at 7:00 PM . The topic will be The Atlas of Ethnic Diversity in Wisconsin (published by the University of Wisconsin Press) and the presenters will be Prof. Kazimierz J. Zaniewski from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and Prof. Carol J Rosen from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Refreshments and a very social hour will follow the program. For more information, please call the collection at 414-229-6282. Note that there will be an important membership meeting at 6:30
April 15, 1999 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet in Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Ann Harwell Wells will present Reflections on the Mapping of Tennessee.Ann Harwell Wells is an antiquarian map dealer and independent publisher from Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of several local histories and several articles on the history of Tennessee that have appeared in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Please join us for her entertaining and insightful survey of the most significant historic maps of Tennessee as well as of many unusual ones that have caught her eye.
April 16-18, 1999 - Berlin The International Map Collectors' Society will have a regional visit to Berlin. After the second world war Berlin's libraries were, like other institutions, disrupted by partition. The East Germans opened the German State Library, whilst the State Library of Prussian Cultural Heritage was established in West Berlin. Since the reunification of Germany the two libraries have been merged to form The Berlin Sate Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussiche Kulturbesitz) though each remains in its own premises. IMCoS will be visiting both sites. Additional information can be obtained from Neil Taylor of Regent Holidays, Fax: +44 117 925 4866, Telephone: +44 117 921 1711.
April 22, 1999 - Richmond The Philip Lee Phillips Society annual dinner meeting will be held from 6:30-9:30 PM in the Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary Street. The featured dinner speaker will be Richard W. Stephenson, who has helped organize the symposium Mapping Virginia and the related exhibit. He will provide an overview of the accompanying large-format facsimile atlas, Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development, which he co-edited with Marianne McKee. The book is scheduled to be published in the fall of 1999. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Ronald E. Grim, Executive Secretary, Philip Lee Phillips Society, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-4650.
April 23-24, 1999 - Richmond A symposium Mapping Virginia will be sponsored by the Library of Virginia, 11th Street at Capitol Square (800 East Broad Street). The keynote speaker will be Louis DeVorsey, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Geography from the University of Georgia at Athens. Other speakers include Richard W. Stephenson, retired specialist in American cartographic history at the Library of Congress; Marianne M. McKee, map specialist and research archivist at the Library of Virginia; John R. Hebert, specialist in Hispanic bibliography at the Library of Congress; Donald H. Cresswell of the Philadelphia Print Shop; Ronald E. Grim, specialist in cartographic history at the Library of Congress; and Gary North, retired assistant division chief of the National Mapping Program, U.S. Geological Survey. The program will feature an exploration of applications of new technologies in cartography.
April 24-25, 1999 - Cambridge, MA The International Seminar on Atlantic History Harvard University announces a Workshop on The Uses of Cartography in Atlantic History. A workshop on the spatial dimensions of the Atlantic world in the thought of contemporaries, 1500-1800, and in the efforts of later scholars to grasp the spatial history of that era. The aim is to analyze work in several fields - literature, art, politics, and diplomacy as well as cartography and geography - that helps explain the meaning of space in early modern Atlantic history. Attendance at the Workshop and participation in the discussion are open to the academic community. Historians at the beginning of their career, including Ph.D. candidates, are especially encouraged to attend. Travel and accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of attendees; the Workshop will provide lunches and local lodging information. Pre-registration by April 10 is required. For a registration form and additional information, please contact Pat Denault, Atlantic History Seminar, 408 Emerson Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; Phone: 617-496-3066; FAX: 617-496-8869.
April 29, 1999 - Chicago The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, presents its first annual One-day Seminar in the History of Cartography. Co-sponsored by the Departments of History at Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and Loyola University of Chicago, and the Department of Geography at DePaul University. The Newberry Library's seminar in the history of cartography is intended to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about key issues in the interpretation of maps and their history among scholars in the greater Chicago area. The seminar will also offer participants an opportunity to become acquainted with the outstanding cartographic collections at the Newberry Library. This year's seminar will feature the presentation and discussion of two papers by young scholars whose research concerns the social and visual construction of community through mapping in late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century Britain.
Participation in the seminar is open to all interested parties and is free. However, all participants must register for the seminar. All participants are also asked to read the seminar papers in advance. Copies of the papers will be made available approximately three weeks before the seminar. For more information, or to register, call Tina Reithmaier (312) 255-3656 or Kristen Block (312) 255-3659; or write The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380.
9:30 A.M. - Coffee / Social Time
10:00 A.M. - Benjamin Stone, "A Revolution in Cartographic Consumption: English Cartography, 1650-1750." Mr. Stone is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Chicago.
11:30 A.M. - Lunch / Social Time (Lunch is not provided)
1:00 P.M. - Erin C. Blake, "Re-mapping the City: Perspective Views, Polite Society, and Virtual Reality in Eighteenth-Century Britain." Ms Blake is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Stanford University, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.
2:30 P.M. - Library Tour (optional)
April 29, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Ralph Ehrenberg (Map Division, Library of Congress) Charting Invisible Airways: the Early Development of Aviation Cartography in the United States of America. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
May 1, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Curious Pictures, 440 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor. NYMS member Braham Norwick will present The First Scientific Map of Tibet, a body of work that has captured his interest and been the subject of extensive research on his part. Please join us. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan.
May 6, 1999 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography will commence at 5 p.m. in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road. Contention the Mother of Invention: early maps of England in the Public Record Office by Rose Mitchell (Public Record Office). The seminar is sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps), Lovell Johns Ltd, and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel 01865 277013, fax 01865 277139.
May 10, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
May 17-20, 1999 - Maastricht Cartography Congress Maastricht 1999 will be held at the Maastricht Exposition and Congress Center (MECC). Organized by the Dutch Society for Cartography (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kartografie /NVK) and the German Society for Cartography (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie /DGfK).Congress language will be Dutch and German. Theme: Europe Regional/Cartography without borders. Including: Lectures, posters, maps exhibition, cartography market, excursions and Europe forum. More information: Peter G.M. Mekenkamp, Vakgroep Kartografie, Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen, Universiteit Utrecht; telephone: +31 30 253 2047, fax: +31 30 253 1385. Visit our website for more detailed information.
May 18, 1999 - Washington The Washington Map Society will hold its annual Dinner Meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street, S.E.; 6:30 p.m. Social Time (Cash Bar), 7:15 p.m. Dinner. Eric Wolf will give the President's Address, A Map Collector Reminisces. Further information can be obtained from Tom Sander, tel. 703 426 2880.
May 22, 1999 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet in Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, at 11:00 AM. This meeting will be co-sponsored by the Newberry's Center for Public Programs.
May 30, 1999 - London International Map
Collectors' Society will have a Lunch and International Informal
Meeting at The Commonwealth Conference and Events Centre,
Kensington High Street.
11.30 Lecture by Rodney Shirley Cultural Imagery in the title pages of Ortelius and his contemporaries.
12.40 Presentation of the 1999 IMCoS Helen Wallis Award
14.00 Map display
For information contact organiser: Harry Pearce, 29 Mount Ephraim Road, Streatham, London SW16 1NQ, +44 181 769 5041, fax: +44 181 677 5417.
May 30-31, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
May 31, 1999 - London The International Map Collectors' Society will have the 19th International Map Fair at the Commonwealth Conference and Events Centre on Kensington High Street, 11.00 to 17.30 (Members 10.30). The nearest underground station is High Street Kensington on the District and Circle Lines. Exit the station and turn left. The Commonweath Institute (of which the Events Centre is a part) is situated on the right hand (north) side of the road as you walk west in the direction of Hammersmith (approximately five minutes walk).
May 31-June 1, 1999 - State College, PA The Pennsylvania State University announces a conference Gendered Landscapes: an Interdisciplinary Exploration of past Place and Space to be held at The Nittany Lion Inn. The goals of the conference are to learn, explore, and share particular perspectives within a multi-disciplinary community and to initiate an ongoing dialog regarding issues of gender and past construction of place and space. The conference will bring together scholars from many disciplines that study, create, and are inspired by issues of gender and landscape history: historians, geographers, landscape architects, art historians, urban historians, sociologists, artists, scholars of American and women's studies, and others. Anyone whose discipline uses landscape history or gender to inform or guide his or her efforts should attend. For more information contact: Roberta Moore, Conference Planner, The Pennsylvania State University, 225 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park PA 16802-7002, Phone: (814) 863-5120, Fax: (814) 863-5190. To be placed on the mailing list for a brochure with registration materials, nationwide, call 1-800-PSU-TODAY (1-800-778-8632); or e-mail your name, address, phone number, fax number, and Internet address. Please be sure to reference Gendered Landscapes in all correspondence.
June 1, 1999 - Oxford Michael Leiserach discusses The Tudor Sheldon Tapestry Maps: What on Earth is the Meaning they Hold for us?; 5.00 p.m., at Worcester College, Oxford in the Linbury Room. The talk is being organised by the Franks Society, the graduate and postgraduate society of Worcester College. All are welcome. There will be drinks afterwards.
June 3, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Professor Lena Cowen Orlin (Department of English, University of Maryland) Reading Ralph Treswell's maps: Property Disputes in Tudor and Stuart London. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
June 5, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arader Galleries newly opened Map Floor! 1016 Madison Avenue (E 78th /E 79th Streets). NYMS members will view the gallery's current exhibition of some of the most important and rare maps ever published. The Arader Galleries have just dedicated the entire fourth floor of their beautiful 6 1/2 story Beaux-Art Style townhouse for viewing of their magnificent collection which features wall maps by Williem Blaeu, John Mitchell, Giacomo Gastaldi and colorful sets of the continents by Allard and Visscher. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan.
June 8, 1999 - Henley Maps and mapmakers: Roger Kendal unfolds the development of county, estate and road maps from the age of the stage coach to more recent times at the River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1BF. The talk forms one of the Museum's series of 'Evening Lectures'; it begins at 20.00 hours, price Pounds Sterling 3.00. Also available is a two-course buffet supper which includes a glass of wine or soft drink and coffee. Supper is from 18.30. Price of supper and lecture is Pounds Sterling 15.00. If felt necessary, telephone: 01491-415610; fax: 415601; email: email@example.com.
June 10, 1999 - Denver The Colorado Map Society will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the office of the Wallach Company, downtown at 1401 17th Street, Suite 750. The building is at the corner of 17th and Market Streets. Our speaker will be Mark Greaves, a member of our Society. Mark is a computer mapping consultant, but his talk is about road map collecting, a subject he has been studying for several years. Members are asked to bring in road maps from their own collections; Mark will help us learn about them. Contact Wesley A. Brown for additional information.
June 23, 1999 - Alexandria, Virginia Historical Mapping - Charting Northern Virginia's History, a lecture by map-maker and historian Eugene Scheel in conjunction with the exhibition "Changing Perceptions: Charting Alexandria, 1590-1999" at 7:30 pm, The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA. Admission Free. Please call 703-838-4994 for reservations.
June 27-July 1, 1999 - Hereford, England The Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral with the support of the Hereford Mappamundi Trust Ltd. will be hosting this multi-disciplinary conference The Hereford And Other Mappaemundi. It is intended to coincide with an exhibition of mappaemundi, including several major loans. Its timing has been planned to facilitate attendance by scholars intending to attend the International Conference on the History of Cartography that will be taking place in Athens shortly afterwards. A special expert report on the Hereford Mappamundi is being commissioned for presentation at the conference. Participants will have the chance to examine the map outside its case. Apart from full-length keynote lectures by invited speakers, the conference will consist of short papers of about 20 minutes duration. There will be concurrent sessions and some papers may be given to a general audience on a 'public day'. A poster session is also planned. Contributions from experts in fields other than the histories of western cartography and art will be particularly welcome. For further information write to Mappa Mundi Conference, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG, Tel: 01432 359880, Fax: 01432 355929.
July 10, 1999 - Athens The International Society of Curators for Early Maps will meet, as it usually has since 1985, the day before the International Conference on the History of Cartography, at The National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48, Vassileos Konstantinou Ave. from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Some topics have been suggested for us to deal with during the meeting. The most timely is perhaps one raised recently on MapHist by Tony Campbell concerning the matter of finding the digitized images of historical maps already accessible on the world wide web. This topic will allow curators to report on their activities and plans in the area of digitizing maps, and perhaps we can as a group come up with a plan of action to improve the situation. It appears as though the best place for the International Society of Curators of Early Maps people to meet in Athens Friday evening, July 9th, for drinks (and perhaps dinner) is the President Hotel, 43 Kifissias Ave. -- Tel: (30-1) 64.89.000. We should get together there at 7:00 p.m. Information will be left at the front desk of the hotel concerning where we have gone for dinner. Contact for further information Ed Dahl, 1292 Montee Paiement, Gatineau (Quebec) J8R 3K5, Canada, Tel: (819) 561-4029.
July 11-16, 1999 - Athens 18th International Conference on the History of Cartography organised by the Society for Hellenic Cartography and the National Hellenic Research Foundation, in collaboration with Imago Mundi Ltd. The theme of the conference will be The Cartography of the Mediterranean World but papers will be considered on any aspect of the history of cartography. The International Society for the Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) will meet on July 10th. The conference will be conducted in English, French and Greek, with simultaneous translation. If you are working on any aspect of the history of cartography and are interested in receiving further information, which will be issued in the 'Call for Papers' in Spring 1998, please write The 18th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Dr. George Tolias, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, GR-116 35 Athens, tel. +301 721 0554, fax +301 724 6212; or contact Tony Campbell.
July 12, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
August 9, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
August 14-21, 1999 - Ottawa 11th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association and the 19th International Cartographic Conference. The themes are to include: History of Cartography; Early Mapping of the Americas. For general information about the conference write to ICA Ottawa 1999, 615 Booth Street, Room 500, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E9, Canada. Phone: (613) 992 9999. Fax: (613) 995 8737.
September 10-12, 1999 - Glasgow British
Cartographic Society and Department of Geography and Topographic
Science, University of Glasgow, present the 36th
Annual BCS Symposium to be held at the University of Glasgow.
The programme includes the following sessions:
Friday 10th September at 14.05, Symposium Session I
The Helen Wallis Memorial Lecture given this year by Sarah Tyacke, CB, Keeper of Public Records. The English World Picture in the 16th and 17th centuries
At 15.30 - 17.15 Symposium Session II. Recreational mapping
Bill Wright, Outdoor writer and environmental campaigner. Issues facing users of maps for recreation
Robin Harvey Map Services, Doune. Methods and challenges in creating walking maps
Dave Edwards, freelance cartographer. Mapping for anglers
David Barbour, Stirling Surveys. Mapping for specific recreational activities
Philip Insall, SUSTRANS, Bristol The impact of current cycle transport policy on mapping activity
Saturday 11 September, 9.15 - 10.30 Symposium Session III. The
development of African mapping
Christopher Board, LSE. The development of official topographic mapping in South Africa
Matthew Seligmann, School of Social Sciences, University College, Northampton. Maps as the expression of German colonial ambitions: South African examples and British reactions
Francis Herbert, Curator of Maps, Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG). English and German "spheres of influence" in East Africa: censorship and anonymity in the 1880's
11.00 - 12.30. Symposium Session IV. The Times Comprehensive Atlas
of the World
John Bartholomew, previously Managing Director, John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. History of the Times Atlas
Mick Ashworth, Senior Publishing Editor, Harper Collins Cartographic Editorial view of the Millennium Edition
Alex Elder, Cartographic Director, Harper Collins Cartographic and Sheena Barclay, Cartographic Team Leader, Harper Collins Cartographic. Cartographic production of the Millennium Edition
14.00 - 15.45. Symposium Session V. Contemporary architectural and
Tim Rideout, XYZ Digital Map Company Map publisher in action: how to create a full street map in 20 minutes
Kate Moore , University of Leicester. Urban mapping with virtual environments
Gareth Ennis, ABACUS, Strathclyde University. The Glasgow model
Roy Middleton, University of Edinburgh The Edinburgh approach to urban visualisation
16.15 -17.15. Symposium Session VI. Ordnance Survey at the
David Willey. Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey: 10 years of change
Sunday 12 September 10.00-11.30. Symposium Session VII. Mapping
Stevie Simpson, Registers of Scotland, Edinburgh. Registering the changes
Jane Drummond, University of Glasgow The role of mapping in promoting 'smart communities' in rural Scotland
Iaian Turnbull, National Trust for Scotland Highland estate management: the impact of mapping and GIS
11.45 - 12.45. Symposium Session VIII. Environmental impact
Kevin Wolley, Geomantics Ltd, Balquhidder. Photo realistic landscapes
David Miller, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen. Modeling and measuring changes in Scottish landscapes
Michael Wood, University of Aberdeen, past President of ICA Land matters - to indigenous peoples
The Map Curators Group will be holding an associated Workshop, titled Approaching 2000: the new dawn or the dark ages?, starting from the afternoon of Thursday 9th September and including a technical visit on the morning of Friday 10th September. BCS members will receive a detailed brochure and booking form by post. Non-members are welcome at the Symposium and Workshop. For a brochure and booking form please contact David Fairbairn, BCS Programme Committee Chairman, Dept. of Geomatics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK (tel. +44 (0)191 222 6353; fax +44 (0)191 222 8691).
September 11, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at the American Museum of Natural History, Room 319, Central Park West at 79th Street, (212) 769-5000 (main entrance on Central Park, elevators or stairs through the entrance hall to the left) at 11:00 a.m. NYMS member Deborah Natsios will discuss and show cartographic work from Parallel Atlas: 38 00N. This series of digital map works explores the changing cartographic identity of the Cold-War's last prominent relic: the ideological boundary established by the Korean War's 1953 Armistice Agreement whose uninhabited no-man's landscapes have unexpectedly reverted to a de facto nature sanctuary in the past 45 years--harboring rare flora and fauna, including some of Northeast Asia's most endangered migratory species. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan.
September 12, 1999 - Minneapolis Opening
Reception and Discussion with the Artists for the exhibition World
Views: Maps and Art at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on
the University of Minnesota's east bank campus.
12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Exhibition preview and refreshments
2:00 p.m. Panel discussion with guest curator Rob Silberman, and artists Ilya Kabakov, Laura Kurgan, and Mel Chin representing KNOWMAD Confederacy.
$10 general admission/$5 WAM members and students
Call 612-625-9494 for information and reservations
September 13, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
September 16, 1999 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Erin Blake, Newberry fellow and doctoral candidate in art history at Stanford University will discuss Re-Mapping the City: Perspective Views, Polite Society, and Virtual-Reality in Eighteenth-Century Britain. We have holograms and sophisticated computer graphics, but the eighteenth-century was also vitally interested in enhancing the ways people visualized space, even inventing new technology, like the zograscope and vue d'optique. Join us for the first meeting of our millennial season to hear Erin Blake tell us about these devices and how they were used to transcribe reality in the form of urban views. More Information from Robert W. Karrow, 312-255-3689.
September 18, 1999 - San Francisco The next regularly scheduled meeting of California Map Society will be at San Francisco State University in the J. P. Leonard Library, 1630 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. The program is currently under construction. If you have ideas or suggestions, please contact Marianne Hinkle, Vice President for Northern California, 415-665-6937. We are always looking for speakers with interesting and timely presentations, so please consider volunteering.
September 23, 1999 Minneapolis A lecture will be
held in conjunction with the exhibition World Views: Maps and Art
at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the University of
Minnesota's east bank campus.
The Art and Science of Maps John Adams, Philip Gersmehl, Robert McMaster, Joseph Schwartzberg, and others at 7:00 p.m. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Meet some of the noted geographers in the University of Minnesota's department of geography, one of the nation's top geography departments and a center for cartography, this year celebrating its 75th anniversary. The evening begins with a free reception, followed by a panel discussion with several faculty who use maps as important instruments in their research.
September 23-25, 1999 - Luray, Virginia Surveyors Historical Society presents Rendezvous '99. Program includes field visits to the Northwest end of the Fairfax Line and the Shenandoah National Park, as well as presentations (e.g., A Countrie So Faire :The Mapping of Colonial Virginia by Richard Stephenson). Contact: Surveyors Historical Society, 300 West High Street, Suite 2, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025-1912. Phone: 812-537-2000.
September 23-25, 1999 - St. Louis The Society for the History of Discoveries 39th annual meeting will be co-sponsored by the Missouri Historical Society. Conference theme is Western Discovery and Exploration. Contact Russell Magnaghi for additional information.
September 30, 1999 - Minneapolis A lecture will
be held in conjunction with the exhibition World Views: Maps and
Art at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the University of
Minnesota's east bank campus.
A Tour of Mapmaking Today and Yesterday Mark Lindberg and Carol Urness, 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Limited to 40 people; call 612-625-9494 to reserve a place.
This program begins with light refreshments at the Weisman, followed by comments from Carol Urness, curator of the University's James Ford Bell Library, on the historical maps in the World Views exhibition. Then see more riches of the library on a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection, housed in Wilson Library. The tour then moves nearby to the department of geography's cartography lab, where its director, Mark Lindberg, a modern-day cartographer, discusses and demonstrates contemporary mapmaking techniques and subjects.
October 2, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Harry Newman at the "The Old Print Shop," 150 Lexington Ave., Phone: (212)683-3950. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan.
October 3, 1999 - Lillo, Belgium The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will have an Excursion to a Map Collection at Commandeurshuis, Kaserneplein 5, 10.00 to 12.00. The Circle will be admitted to view the exhibition of a private map collection in the former Town Hall of the village of Lillo near Antwerpen, an old Napoleonic fortification on the banks of the river Schelde. Some 150 maps of the region of Flanders and adjacent areas will be on display in this historical place, offering a representative cross-section of ancient cartography of the Low Countries. For additional information contact the secretary Veronique van de Kerckhof.
October 10-12, 1999 - Istanbul International Map
Collectors' Society 18th international symposium. The
10 OCTOBER 1999, SUNDAY
09.00 Optional half day tour of Istanbul (Asian tour: Beylerbeyi Palace, Khedive Palace)
10.00- 14.00 Symposium registration at Hotel Kalyon
15.00 Departure from Golden Horn by a private motorboat. From the Golden Horn the tour will go up to the Unkapani bridge and then continue to Sadberk Hanim Museum up the Bosphorus.
18.00 Visit to Sadberk Hanim Museum and map exhibition.
19.00 Opening ceremony of the exhibition at Sadberk Hanim Museum followed by cocktails. Optional dinner at a fish restaurant
20.30 Return by bus to hotels
11 OCTOBER 1999, MONDAY
08.30 Departure from hotel to Four Seasons Hotel on foot.
09.00 Meeting in the Conference room of the Four Seasons Hotel
09.00 Optional half day tour of Istanbul (for accompanying persons) (Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, City of Walls and St. Chora) Departure from Hotel Kalyon
12.30 Lunch in 'Konyah' Restaurant, Topkapi
13.30 Guided tour of Topkapi Palace & Harem section.
16.00 Opening of exhibition of maps from the cartographic treasures of Topkapi
17.30 Return to your hotel on foot
12 OCTOBER 1999, TUESDAY
09.00 Optional half day ecumenical tour of Istanbul (for accompanying persons) (St. Sophia, Armenian Church 'Narli Kapi', Patriarchate of Greek Orthodox Church, Ahrida Synagogue, Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Mosque of Sultan Eyup)
09.00 Symposium at Four Seasons Hotel
12.30 Lunch at 'Four Seasons Hotel' restaurant
14.00 Excursion to Süleymaniye Mosque
15.00 Visit to Süleymaniye Library. Visiting the exhibition and return to hotel by own transport
19.15 Meeting at Kalyon Hotel, and transfer to the gala dinner.
20.00 Gala dinner at Topkapi Eresin Hotel featuring specialities from Ottoman cuisine
Four optional pre- and post-symposium tours are planned to North Aegean, South Aegean, Cappadocia, and Gallipoli Battlefields. For additional information contact Muhtar Katircioglu, Karanfil Araligi 14, Levent, Istanbul, telephone 90-212-264 17 86, fax 90-212-269-81-54; Susan Gole, fax: +44 1296 682 671; or Magister Tours, Inc., telephone 90-212-230 00 00, fax 90-212-233 15 52.
October 11, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
October 13, 1999 - New York the New York Public Library Mercator Society announces a reception and program Maps And Mapmakers of The Civil War, Now And Then by Earl B. McElfresh, Author of "Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War," and cartographer and map historian for McElfresh Map Co. Preparing historical maps of American Civil War battlefields led our speaker to the seldom studied but absorbing maps prepared by wartime topographical engineers. This slide talk will describe how these maps were reconnoitered and drawn, how they were used by Civil War armies, and how the maps can be blended with modern topographical maps to provide informative and accurate renditions of Civil War battlefields. Today's techniques are similar to those used by such mapmakers as Ambrose Bierce, Washington Roebling, W. W. Blackford and Jed Hotchkiss. 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:00 p.m. Program. The New York Public Library, The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Trustees Room (206), Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, R.S.V.P. (212) 930-0654.
October 16, 1999 - Arlington, Texas Texas Map Society Fall, 1999 Meeting (Presentations will be in the Central Library, Sixth Floor Parlor, The University of Texas at Arlington). For additional meeting information, contact Kit Goodwin, Cartographic Archivist, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497; phone: (817) 272-5329 or fax: (817) 272-3360.
October 18, 1999 - Denver The next meeting of the
Rocky Mountain Map Society will be held at 7:00 PM in the Cates Room
of the Denver Public Library where we will hear Mr. Ronald Grim speak
on Why Wyoming?. We are all familiar with the state
immediately north of Colorado but may not realize that Wyoming is a
place name originating and still found in areas far removed from the
West. Mr. Grim will discuss and demonstrate that interesting history
Mr. Grim is a Specialist in Cartographic History in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress in Washington DC and you may recall his previous visit with us in March of 1997 when he spoke about the mapping of the Gettysburg Battlefield. He has spent most of his career employed in various capacities in the map divisions of the Library of Congress and National Archives and is a part-time instructor on maps at the University of Maryland. Mr. Grim has also written a number of publications and is the author of Images of the World: The Atlas through History.
In order to enhance Mr. Grim's Program, RMMS member Philip Panum has arranged for some complementary maps from the Denver Public Library collection to be on hand for this meeting. If you also have maps which might lend to the subject, please bring them.
The Denver Public Library is located at 14th and Broadway and has parking facilities south of the main building. The Gates Room is on the fifth floor. Contact J. Paul Mathias, President, at 303-333-0568 for additional information.
October 19, 1999 - Cambridge, Massachusetts The Boston Map Society meets 5:30 p.m. at Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Yard, telephone 617.495.2417. The Early Map Trade in Boston, a presentation by David Bosse, Librarian, Old Deerfield Village. Accompanied by an exhibit of Unusual Maps of Boston to celebrate the publication of the 'Mapping Boston' volume. Additional information can be obtained from David A. Cobb.
October 20, 1999 - Washington Earl McElfresh is going to be giving a lecture at the Smithsonian entitled Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War. The lecture, part of the Smithsonian Resident Associates Series, will start at 8:00 PM. Call 202-357-3030 for more information.
October 21, 1999 - Minneapolis A lecture will be
held in conjunction with the exhibition World Views: Maps and Art
at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the University of
Minnesota's east bank campus.
Maps and Knowledge John Borchert, 7:00 p.m.
One of the University's most esteemed geographers, John Borchert discusses the importance of maps in the human struggle to know our place and role in the world. Borchert is well known for his use of maps in studying urban development in the Upper Midwest, and the John Borchert Map Library at University Libraries is named in his honor. In addition to being a Regents' professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, Borchert founded the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs in 1968.
October 21, 1999 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. James Flatness, Cartographic Acquisition Specialist, Library of Congress, will present a discussion of Institutional Acquisition and Collecting. He is a long time member and past President (1990) of the Washington Map Society, and has been the lead Cartographic Acquisition Specialist for the Library of Congress for almost ten years. Mr. Flatness received his undergraduate degree from the Pacific Lutheran University and a graduate degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois, and began over twenty five years ago at the Library, first working as a cataloger, then reference librarian and now in acquisitions. He will offer an insider's view of acquisition for a major cartographic collection, complete with its trials and tribulations. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.
October 28, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Stephen Mastoris (Museums, Arts and Records Services, Leicestershire County Council). Why Map a Forest? Mapping Sherwood Forest before 1700. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr. Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Enquiries to Tony Campbell, Map Librarian, British Library Map Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, phone +44 171 412 7525, fax +44 171 412 7780.
October 28-30, 1999 - Chicago The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the history of cartography is pleased to announce the 13th Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography Narratives and Maps: Historical Studies in Cartographic Storytelling. The lectures will be held from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago. Eight scholars from the fields of literature, history, and geography will present lectures whose subjects range from early modern travel narratives and fiction to the most recent digital cartography. Narratives and Maps will explore the connections between maps and language at a point where the links are most apparent--where maps have been historically employed in the telling of stories, both fictional and non-fictional. The lectures will include studies of the use of maps in narratives of travel and geographical discovery, in fiction that relies on maps to tell their tales, in atlases, and in mapping forms that clearly stand alone as narratives. As always, the lectures are free and open to the public, but we do ask that anyone planning to attend please register in advance by contacting the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3380. Please phone Kristen Block at 312/255-3659.
Program of Lectures:
Thursday, October 28, 1999, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
James R. Akerman (The Newberry Library) "Introduction: Cartography as a Narrative Form"
Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) "Historical Atlases as Narratives"
Friday, October 29, 1999, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mercedes Maroto Camino (University of Auckland) "The City and the Book: Urban Representation from Christine de Pizan to the Civitates Orbis Terrarum"
William Sherman (University of Maryland, College Park) "Plotting Empire in English Renaissance Travel Narratives"
Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University) "The Atlas as a Literary Genre: Reading the Inutility of John Ogliby's Britannia"
Jeffrey N. Peters (University of Kentucky) "Allegorical Maps and the Writing of Space in Seventeenth-Century France"
Saturday, October 30, 1999, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
James R. Akerman (The Newberry Library) "Regional Identity and the Narrative Organization of Space in Early Atlases"
Theodore Cachey (University of Notre Dame) "Print Culture and the Literature of Travel: The Case of the Isolario"
Mark Monmonier (Syracuse University) "Cartographic Narratives, Openness, and the New Technology"
November 6, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Museum of Natural History, Room 319, Central Park West at 79th Street, (212) 769-5000 (main entrance on Central Park, elevators or stairs through the entrance hall to the left). Alice Hudson presents: Maps of the Chesapeake Region. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan.
November 7, 1999 - Minneapolis A lecture will be
held in conjunction with the exhibition World Views: Maps and Art
at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the University of
Minnesota's east bank campus.
A Conversation about Maps Rob Silberman, Yi-Fu Tuan, David Woodward at 2:00 p.m.
Two renowned geographers, Yi-Fu Tuan and David Woodward, join World Views curator Rob Silberman for a conversation about the philosophical underpinnings of maps. Tuan is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the author of many influential books, and a contributor to the World Views catalogue. His colleague at UW-Madison, David Woodward, is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of map-making; he is co-editor of the multi-volume publication The History of Cartography.
November 8, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
November 8, 1999 - Portland, Maine Ball lecture, Amerindian Maps in Maine and Adjacent Regions, by G. Malcolm Lewis, Reader Emeritus, University of Sheffield, at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine
November 10, 1999 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet 7:00 PM at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, AGS Collection, Golda Meir Library. Travels with a Map Collector, Arthur Holzheimer, Chicago Map Society. For more information, please call (414)229-6282.
November 11, 1999 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography announces The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World Millennium Edition: an editorial perspective by Mick Ashworth, HarperCollins Cartographic; at School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford at 5pm. Sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps) and the Friends of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography. Further details available from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel: 01865 277013, fax: 01865 277139.
November 11-14, 1999 - Fort Worth, Texas The
Social Science History Association meeting will feature a set of
sessions on the historical applications of Geographical Information
Systems featuring speakers from both North America and Europe. The
meeting will include sessions on the Irish Famine Atlas, the Newberry
Library's Atlas of US County Boundaries and the dissemination of
electronic historical data, plus a Beginners' Workshop on
Historical GIS. The SSHA meeting as a whole is of course a very
large conference with many sessions of interest to urban
For further information contact Anne Knowles or Humphrey Southall.
November 13-14, 1999 - Williamsburg, Virginia The Washington Map Society will visit, tour, and view the cartographic collection of Colonial Williamsburg during the weekend. Thanks to the hospitality of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in particular, Research Associate (and noted collector) John Hyman, Curator of Maps and Prints Margaret Pritchard, and Conservator Pamela Young, we will be spending what should be an enjoyable weekend in Williamsburg. Saturday we will view highlights of the cartographic collection with Margaret Pritchard, visit the conservation laboratory of the Foundation with Pamela Young, and hear John Hyman discuss his secrets of collecting. Saturday evening we will enjoy a cocktail reception and al fresco dinner hosted by, and at the home of, John Hyman. Sunday will be available to tour the historic Colonial Williamsburg properties. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.
November 16, 1999 - London London Group of Historical Geographers - seminar series, 5pm, at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London University, Malet Street, London WC1.Kapil Raj (University of Lille) Co-constructing geography and empire: the Survey of India in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
November 16, 1999 - Nicosia, Cyprus The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation announces the fifth of their bi-annual lectures on Cyprus Cartography. Rodney Shirley will talk on Herbert Horatio Kitchener and his Survey of Cyprus. The lecture will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90 Phaneromenis Street, at 7.00 pm. For further information please contact the offices of Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Tel: 00357 2 677134, Fax: 00357 2 662898.
Between 1878 and 1882, at an early stage of his military career, Kitchener undertook a detailed trigonometrical survey of Cyprus. It was the first modern survey of the island and formed the basis for nearly all maps of Cyprus for the next 100 years.
November 18, 1999 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets 5:30 - 6:00 for social half-hour and 6:00 - 7:00 presentation at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. John Karnuth and Larry Hanson, City of Chicago, Dept. of Planning and Development, Planning for Chicago's Next Millennium with GIS. Anyone who pays the least attention to the built environment of Chicago knows that the city planners have been working overtime. Every time you turn around, there's a new, ambitious public works project, including one right outside the Newberry in Washington Square Park. An important ingredient in all this activity is the sophisticated GIS system that the city employs. This month, in recognition of National GIS Day, we will get a guided tour of the City's GIS system from two of the people who make it work.For further details, please contact Robert W. Karrow, Jr., Curator of Special Collections and Curator of Maps, Roger & Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3305. Tel: 312-255-3554. Fax: 312-255-3513.
November 21, 1999 - Minneapolis A lecture will be
held in conjunction with the exhibition World Views: Maps and Art
at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the University of
Minnesota's east bank campus.
Twentieth Century American Cartography Robert McMaster at 2:00 p.m
Geographer Robert McMaster discusses the major innovations in the theory and practice of cartography in this century, when maps became ever more critical tools in politics, marketing, and environmentalism. McMaster is associate professor of geography in the department of geography at the University of Minnesota.
November 25, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Uta Lindgren (History, University of Bayreuth). Constructing Accurate Sea Charts in the Thirteenth Century: The Scientific Evidence. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr. Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Enquiries to Tony Campbell, Map Librarian, British Library Map Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, phone +44 171 412 7525, fax +44 171 412 7780.
November 26-27, 1999 - Breda, The Netherlands The 2nd European Map Fair will be held Friday 26th November 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 27th November 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The fair is organized by the Foundation for Historical Cartography of the Netherlands and will have more than 25 stands. An exhibition of 60 city plans and town views from the all over the world in the choir of the church is included in the fair.
The fair is located in the town center of Breda in its magnificent gothic cathedral. The so-called "Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk" with a tower of 100 meter is well worth a visit. You may also have your maps been evaluated on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. For more information contact: P. van Hooff or M. Franssen.
November 30, 1999 - London The annual E.G.R. Taylor Lecture, which is hosted (in rotation) by The Hakluyt Society, The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), The Royal Institute of Navigation, and by the Society for Nautical Research, is this year to be given by Michael W. Richey who will speak on E.G.R.Taylor and the Vinland Map.
Michael Richey was the Director of RIN from 1947 to 1983, is a Gold Medallist of that Institute, an experienced solo trans-Atlantic navigator, and co-author with Professor Eva Taylor for 'The geometrical seaman: a book of early nautical instruments' (London: Hollis & Carter, for the Institute of Navigation, 1962). He also worked closely with Professor Taylor to see through the press her 'The mathematical practitioners of Hanoverian England, 1714-1840 (Cambridge University Press, for the Institute of Navigation, 1966).
The 'Society autumn lectures' announcement of the Society for Nautical Research notes: "In 1965 Yale University announced the discovery of a map, provisionally dated about 1450, which portrayed the unidentified island of Vinland discovered by the Vikings 1000 years ago, which would have been the earliest example of a map portraying any part of the Americas, as well as the earliest evidence for a Norse school of cartography. Michael Richey, who completed Professor Taylor's work when she suffered a debilitating stroke, will show how she deduced that the map was a forgery". A reminder here that a review of the new edition of 'The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation' of R.A. Skelton [et al.] (New Haven CT; London: Yale University Press, 1995) entitled 'Vinland re-read: review article' by Paul Saenger is published in 'Imago Mundi: the international journal for the history of cartography' (London), 1998, 50, pp.199-202.
The E.G.R. Taylor Lecture is open free to all at the House of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR at 6.30pm. For those who wish to book for the dinner after the Lecture, please contact the Events Office, RGS, tel. -171-591-3084 (or fax: -171-591-3001). Additional information from Francis Herbert (Curator of Maps, RGS-IBG).
December 2, 1999 - Minneapolis A lecture will be
held in conjunction with the exhibition World Views: Maps and Art
at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum on the University of
Minnesota's east bank campus.
Mapping the Night Sky: From the Solar System to the Universe Roberta Humphreys at 7:30 p.m.
The final program in the World Views series moves from mapping the Earth to charting the Earth's place in the universe in a slide talk with astronomer Roberta Humphreys. Beginning with the history of maps of the universe from ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Humphreys then presents her current work on celestial structure, which uses images from the most advanced telescopes and satellites. She is professor of astronomy at the University of Minnesota, where her research has focused on the structure of the Milky Way galaxy and stellar evolution.
December 4, 1999 - New York The New York Map Society will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Museum of Natural History, Edith Blum Classroom (The Edith Blum Classroom is on the First Floor near the Kaufmann and Linder Theater. Enter museum at 79th Street Entrance). NYMS Member Raffaele Roncalli will present the History of Fabriano, an Italian Medieval Town, Through Cartography. Following the meeting there will be a 'Dutch treat' Holiday Brunch/Lunch in the neighborhood. R.S.V.P. to Alice Hudson (212) 930-0589 by Monday, November 29. For additional information contact Erin M. Sullivan-Theisen.
December 9, 1999 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Professor Bruce Lenman (Department of Modern History, University of St. Andrews). War a Catalyst for Cartography: The Cases for Cartagena de Indias and Havana, 1660-1762.This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr. Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Enquiries to Tony Campbell, Map Librarian, British Library Map Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, phone +44 171 412 7525, fax +44 171 412 7780.
December 11, 1999 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet at 12:00-1:30 lunch; 1:45-3:00 Tour Maps and More in the Milwaukee Public Library, Virginia Schwartz, Map Librarian, MPL For more information, please call (414)229-6282.
December 13, 1999 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
December 16, 1999 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive. Anna Felicity Friedman, Assistant Curator, will present Awestruck by the Majesty of the Heavens: Artistic Perspectives from the History of Astronomy Collection. For our last meeting of the millennium, we'll take a leap into space to see how cartographers have tackled the greatest canvass of all - the universe! Anna Friedman, Assistant Curator of the Adler's world-class history of astronomy collection (and Chicago Map Society member) will give us a guided tour of the exhibit which she curated. The exhibit features a wide range of celestial charts and other works of art on paper with astronomical themes. Come help us celebrate the holiday season at the Adler - with splendid views both inside and out! The Adler Planetarium is served by CTA busses 12 and 146, and there should be plenty of parking available either on Solidarity Drive or in the lot. For further details, please contact Robert W. Karrow, Jr., Curator of Special Collections and Curator of Maps, Roger & Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610-3305. Tel: 312-255-3554. Fax: 312-255-3513.
December 16, 1999 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in National Digital Library Visitors Center on the 1st floor of the Library of Congress' Madison Building. Dr. Darby Lewes, Associate Professor of English, Lycoming College, Williamsport PA, will discuss The Feminine Landscape, a review and expansion of her recently published article in Mercator's World, Jan/Feb 1999. This presentation was canceled in September because of hurricane Floyd. Dr. Lewes received her Bachelors degree from Saint Xavier University, her Masters from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where she specialized in Victorian literature. A recipient of many awards and honors, Dr. Lewes has written and spoken extensively concerning the role and perception of women through the ages. At the September meeting of Washington Map Society, she will discuss many interesting and unusual maps that incorporated female images into each map, sometimes graphically. She will explain her views on what the mapmakers intended by these maps and the effect such depictions had on their contemporary society. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.