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January 6, 2000 - Chicago Cartography in the Portuguese World is a slide talk that will be presented by David Buisseret (University of Texas at Arlington) at 6:00 PM in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Mr. Buisseret, the former director of the Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, will reflect on the place of the Portuguese in the process of European expansion and offer a view of some of the Library's remarkable Portugese holdings; including the William R. Greenlee Collection, described by historian C.R. Boxer as "one of the finest of its kind." The talk will be co-sponsored by the Chicago Map Society. For reservations call 312-255-3659.
January 10, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
January 12, 2000 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map
Society will meet in the Gates Room of the Denver Public Library at
7:00 PM. Paul Mahoney, a member of the Society, will use changes in
cartographic details to trace the course of certain recent history
with a presentation entitled Twentieth-Century Maps Depicting
Events of the Twentieth Century. Maps of Germany alone during
the past 100 years would fill volumes so we look forward to seeing
Paul's broader analysis.
At this meeting we will also discuss a number of important business items which will require decisions by the Society and your ideas and opinion will be especially valuable. Included are:
1. A proposal to hold an RMMS map exchange next spring wherein members might bring maps from their collections which they would like to sell or trade to other members.
2. The Society's sponsorship of the annual national convention of the Society for the History of Discoveries in September, 2001. We have a preliminary agenda in place.
3. The Society's sponsorship of the annual world convention of the International Map Collectors' Society in 2005. We also have preliminary plans for this meeting.
Please join us for Paul Mahoney's informative program. Additional details can be obtained from J. Paul Mathias, President, The Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson Street, Denver, CO 80220, Tel: 303- 333-0568.
January 18, 2000 - London The Bibliographical Society, 6pm at the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College, Gower Street, London WC1. Laurence Worms, The search for John Senex, F.R.S.: an aspect of the early eighteenth century book trade.
January 20, 2000 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Yolande Hodson, F.S.A. Maps and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain. 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.
January 22, 2000 - New York The New York Map Society will meet 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at New York Public Library, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street. Meet at the Map Room .... followed by a 'Dutch treat' lunch in the neighborhood afterward perhaps at the Grand Central Terminal food court. Additional information from Erin Sullivan-Theisen.
January 26, 2000 - London At 6.15pm, British Library, Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. 'Libraries within the Library (Second Series)' - a series of talks on the history of the British Library's collections, sponsored by the Friends of the British Library. Peter Barber, For the King or For the People? The creation, purpose and fate of King George III's Topographical and Maritime Collections. [What are George III's topographical collections and why did the government try to seize them after they had been presented to the British Museum?]. Tickets (£3.50, including wine afterwards, and bookable in advance) are available from the British Library Events Office (tel:020-7412-7222).
January 27, 2000 - London The International Map Collectors' Society will have an informal evening at the Farmer's Club, 3 Whitehall Court. An impromptu evening of maps. Members bring something from their collection, talk about it for about five minutes or so, or ask if anyone can identify it. Share a recent acquisition with us, or tell us how you found it. Come along even if you have nothing to bring. It is an informal evening of map-lovers. Entrance £10.00. Refreshments are available. To help arrangements, please phone Harry Pearce (0181 664 6084) if you would like to attend. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce new members to IMCoS, Non-members are welcome.
January 27, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Emilio Cueto, Esq., will be our speaker. Mr. Cueto will present a lecture entitled Cuba in Old Maps. Mr. Cueto is a noted lawyer who is known for his fine collection of Cuban maps. He has appeared in the past at the Miami Map Fair as a panelist speaking about Cuban maps. He has more recently presented an exhibition of his maps at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, in Miami. At our January meeting he will describe many of the landmark and interesting maps of early Cuba. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.
January 31, 2000 - Paris Michelin Map Collectors will visit the private Muséum Michelin. Meet 1230 at the front desk Michelin 42 avenue de Breteuil à Paris. Please confirm your attendance with Pascal Pannetier.
February 4-6, 2000 - 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, 2000 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet 7:00 PM at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, AGS Collection, Golda Meir Library. Show and Tell, AGSC Staff and Map Society Members. For more information, please call (414)229-6282.
February 10, 2000 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography announces A historical GIS for Great Britain by Ian Gregory and Humphrey Southall (University of Portsmouth); 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.
February 14, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
February 15, 2000 - Chicago the Chicago Map Society meets 5:30 - 7:00 PM at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Seymour Schwartz, M.D. will present The Anatomy and Physiology of a Map Collection. Seymour Schwartz is probably most widely known as a celebrated surgeon and the editor-in-chief of Principles of Surgery, a textbook now in its seventh edition. We map folk, though, know him as one of the great scholar-collectors, in the tradition of Henry Wagner, Carl Wheat, and Louis Karpinski. Dr. Schwartz's collections of American maps have formed the bases for two important books: The Mapping of America (co-authored by Ralph Ehrenberg and published in 1980) and The French and Indian War, 1754-1763 : the imperial struggle for North America, which appeared in 1994. For his presentation, Dr. Schwartz borrows the language of medicine to meditate on his own career as a collector and the process of collection-building itself. As usual, we will gather at 5:30 for refreshments, with the talk beginning at 6:00. Free to Chicago Map Society members; $5 for others.
February 17, 2000 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Professor Charles Withers (Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh). The Social Nature of Map-Making in the Enlightenment. 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.
February 18-19, 2000 - St. Augustine, Florida The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction will hold its third biennial meeting at Flagler College. The Forum is concerned with the expansion of Europe and the world-wide, response to the expansion, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the middle of the 19th century. It seeks participation by scholars in all areas of the field and encourages submissions from individuals with an interdisciplinary focus. Both individual and group proposals are welcomed; proposals for round-table discussions will also be considered. Past panels have addressed questions related to transnational commerce, missionary activity, varieties of resistance to European expansion, the role of law and the military in the governance of empires, race, gender, and the emergence of colonial identity. In recognition of this year's meeting site, the organizers would welcome papers related to the theme Cities, Entrepots, and Outposts, however all other topics are also welcomed. Individual proposals should include the following: a 250-word abstract for each paper and a curriculum vitae for each participant which provides complete contact information. Panel proposals should also include a 250-word abstract of the panel rationale. Inquires and proposals should be addressed to Professor Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University, Department of History, Box 1802, Station B, Nashville, TN 37235, Phone: (615) 322-3403; Fax: (615) 343-6002.Completed proposals must reach Jane Landers by October 15, 1999. Further details on registration, program, and accommodations will be posted later.
February 19, 2000 - Brussels The Brussels
International Map Collectors' Circle (BIMCC) will meet at Collège
Saint Michel, 24, Bd. St. Michel, B-1040 Brussels.
10.00 Opening of the Seminar
10.15 Prof. Jan De Graeve, " Map projections on ancient maps " -- from the field work of surveyors to the finished map
11.00 Prof. Frans Depuydt, " Metrical accuracy of old maps, with special reference to the maps of Flanders by Mercator and Ortelius " -- an introduction to the methods of establishing metrical accuracy
11.45 Dr. Marcel Watelet, " Conventional signs on early 19th century maps " -- a closer look at maps of northern France and Belgium in the period following Waterloo (N.B about 10 min. are foreseen after each presentation for questions and answers; questions are welcome in English, French, Dutch or German)
12.30 Apéritif for all participants -- followed by a Speakers' Lunch (on invitation)
Reservations required (BEF 500 for non-Members) before 10 February 2000. Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09; or from Secretary: V. Van de Kerckhof, W. de Croylaan 23, B-3001 Heverlee.
February 21-25, 2000 - Barcelona, Spain The
Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya announces the eleventh
lecture series in the History of Cartography Approaches and
Challenges in a World-Wide History of Cartography Project.
This five-day course closes the cycle of lectures given annually since 1990. The 15 lectures, in English, will be presented by Professor David Woodward (University of Wisconsin), Dr Cordell Yee (St John's College, Annapolis) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London).
The course is designed for students in the third cycle of their doctoral studies at Spanish universities, undergraduates taking courses in the history of cartography or related subjects, lecturers from universities in Catalonia, Spain and Portugal, librarians, map collectors and anybody with an active interest in the history of maps, and in the problems and issues involved in their study.
Those wishing to attend are invited to contact Montserrat Galera i Monegal, Cartoteca de Catalunya, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, Parc de Montjuic, 03038 Barcelona, Spain. Fax: + 34 93 426 74 42.
February 24, 2000 - Portland, Maine Jedidiah Morse and the Geography of Nationhood in the Early [U.S.] Republic to be presented by Joseph Conforti, Professor, American & New England Studies, University of Southern Maine, at the Maine Historical Society at 12:00 noon. For additional information contact Matthew Edney, phone (207) 780-4767, fax (207) 780-5310.
February 26, 2000 - New York New York Map Society members and guests at 11:00 a.m. will enjoy a special 'Hosted' preview of the Swann Galleries Travel and Exploration Auction. Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th Street, New York 10010 (212) 254-4710. For additional information contact Erin Sullivan-Theisen, (201) 944-9399.
March 2, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Richard Casten, Ph.D., of Old Field, New York, noted Map dealer, will be our speaker. Dr. Casten will present Finding Clues to the Chronology of Virginian Cartography in the Mapping of California and the Pacific. Along with his wife, Dr. Casten has for many years operated JoAnn and Richard Casten Ltd. specializing in the sale of antique maps. Dr. Casten is also known for his work as a Physicist, and has published many articles and books and received many professional awards. He is presently a Professor of Physics, Yale University and Guest Faculty member, State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Koln, Germany. Dr. Casten will explain his belief that much can be learned regarding Virginia cartography through an examination of early West Coast mapping. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.
March 11, 2000 - Portland, Maine Mr. C. Allen Carpenter Jr., Proprietor of the Green Dragon Bindery, will speak from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine. He will discuss methods for conserving and restoring works on paper, such as maps, prints, drawings, and watercolors. He invites you to bring along a treasured collectible for a free conservation treatment evaluation. He will also extend a professional discount to all members of the Osher Library Associates for future treatments. Attendance is free but space is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by March I st to (207) 780-4850.
March 13, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
March 14, 2000 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet 7:00 PM at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, AGS Collection, Golda Meir Library. AAA's Maps, Tom Schreiner, American Automobile Association. For more information, please call (414)229-6282.
March 14, 2000 - Tel Aviv The annual convention of the Israeli Cartographic Society, Cartography 2000. Contact for additional details: Dr. Dov Gavish, Aerial Photography Archives, The Hebrew University, Department of Geography, Tel: 972-2-5883369, Home: 972-2-6718678, Fax: 972-2-5820549.
March 16, 2000 - Chicago Chicago Map Society meets at the Newberry Library, Towner Felllows' Lounge, 60 W. Walton, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Ray Brod will discuss Mapping and Maps. Additional information from Robert Karrow 312-255-3689. One of the great advances in the history of cartography in recent decades has been an expansion of our whole conception of the field. Once upon a time, a history of cartography was a narrative about collectible printed maps produced in western Europe from about 1500 to about 1800. Newer thinking takes into account maps and "maplike" images and constructs from a variety of cultures and time periods. Our March speaker feels that we all have our own unique ideas of what the world is really like. His presentation will help us stretch our concepts of mapping presenting a variety of such "personal cartographies". Ray Brod is the head of the Cartography Laboratory in the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a long-time member of the Chicago Map Society.
March 17, 2000 - London Alessandro Scafi at 11:45 will present The Apocalypse in maps. This is part of a two day colloquium at the Warburg Institute.
March 23, 2000 - Chicago Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History, The Newberry Seminar in Early American History co-sponsored by: the University of Chicago, DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and Northwestern University. The Eyes of History: Maps as Sources in Early American History, John Long, The Newberry Library. The central argument of this essay is that the keys to success in utilizing maps in early American research are understanding their general strengths and weaknesses as representations of the landscape and developing a sensitivity to their potential as a kind of "text" for related, non-geographic subjects. The first part of the paper is a brief overview of the nature of maps. The major portion attempts to demonstrate the broad applicability of maps, both modern and contemporaneous, through examples drawn from the diplomacy of the American Revolution, pre-federal censuses, the cities of Boston and Williamsburg, the process of colonization, and the biography of Captain John Smith. At The Newberry Library - 3:30-5:30 P.M. If you plan to attend, please call (312) 255-3662 or e-mail William M. Scholl Center for a copy of the paper. Please include your e-mail address and indicate whether you are able to receive the paper as an e-mail attachment. The seminar format assumes that all participants have read the essay, and that all who request a paper will attend the seminar. Faculty members are encouraged to call the seminar to the attention of graduate students.
March 30, 2000 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Ian Mumford (Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading). Lithographed Maps - Art or Artefact? A Round-Table Discussion. 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.
March 31, 2000 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle (BIMCC) will meet at Collège Saint Michel, 24, Bd. St. Michel, B-1040 Brussels, at 18.00 hours. This is the date and place where it all started two years ago, and we look forward to welcoming again a happy crowd of map historians, representatives of the trade and collectors for a chat about a piece from their own collection, or simply a chat, in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere. This is an ideal occasion to get to know the Circle, so bring along a friend if you wish, but remember that we want to keep the number of participants to around 35, so please pass a message with your booking before the 20th March, we need to know roughly how many sandwiches and glasses of wine to prepare. You cm pay the BEF 500 at the door. Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09; or from Secretary: V. Van de Kerckhof, W. de Croylaan 23, B-3001 Heverlee.
April 1, 2000 - New Lanark, Scotland The next
Project Pont Seminar will be held 10.15 to 16.30. This
seminar, the fourth in the series of Project Pont Seminars organised
by the National Library of Scotland, explores a wide range of
subjects relating to Timothy Pont's 16th century maps of Scotland.
Topics include architecture and archaeology, towns and placenames,
surveying methods and symbols, and analysis of the maps themselves.
Three papers are also of local Clydesdale interest. Following
requests after the last seminar, Jeffrey Stone will start the day
with an overview of Pont and his maps, particularly aimed at people
who have not attended previous seminars. Cost £15.00 per head
to include: sandwich lunch, morning & afternoon tea or
Dr Jeffrey Stone (Aberdeen University): Introducing Pont and His Maps
Christopher Fleet (National Library of Scotland): "Manie Things False"? Reassessing the Value of Timothy Pont's Textual Notes
Dr Pat Dennison (Edinburgh University): Pont's Towns: Perceptions or Presumptions?
Dr Allen Simpson (formerly National Museums of Scotland): Measuring and Practical Survey: a 16th Century Context for Pont
Dr Jeffrey Stone (Aberdeen University): Pont's Unconventional Symbols
Tam Ward (Biggar Museum Trust): Upper Clydesdale - Bastle Houses and Pont
Dr Simon Taylor (St Andrews University): Pont and the Placenames of Lesmahagow
Prof Charles McKean (Dundee University): Finnart's Fiefdom; the Architecture of the Hamiltons, Somervilles, Flemings and Douglases
For information contact: Project Pont, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland UK, Tel 0131-466 3813, Fax 0131-466 3812.
April 1, 2000 - New York New York Map Society member and guests, at 11:00 a.m., visit to MetroCommute. Metrocommute is the New York metro area's first and most technically advanced real-time traffic and transit information site on the internet. Since June 1996, metrocommute.com has provided up-to-the minute traffic and transit reports 24 hours/day, seven days per week. Tour hosted by Metrocommute Principal Evan Lemonides at their offices: 18 Harrison St, 5th Fl, New York 10013 - please be prompt as the building is not fully staffed on the weekend. For additional information contact Erin Sullivan-Theisen, (201) 944-9399.
April 4, 2000 - Denver "Looking for directions to ghost towns and stagecoach stops? Curious about where toll-generating wagon roads once flourished in and around Denver? How about archeological sites, cattle-drive trails and mining camps as far west as Fairplay? You can find them easily, thanks to a new map compiled by a retired geologist, Glenn Scott, in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Denver Public Library's Western History and Genealogy Department..."
The above is taken from a news article which appeared in the August 15, 1999 Denver Rocky Mountain News and nicely introduces the speaker and subject at the next Rocky Mountain Map Society meeting. We're very pleased that Mr. Scott will display and discuss his recently published two-map set and 53-page booklet which together demonstrate and describe historical features along the Front Range from the 1860's and earlier. Among other features included in his publication are Indian encampments, forts, mines, railroads, military camps, and mountain passes. Please plan to attend this meeting (and bring your own appropriate maps) since the program will be especially pertinent and we are fortunate to be able to learn from Mr. Scott's expertise. The meeting will be held in the Gates Room on the fifth floor of the Denver Public Library at 14th and Broadway starting at 7:00 PM. Additional information from J. Paul Mathias, President, Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson Street, Denver, CO 80220, phone 303-333-0568.
April 5, 2000 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet 7:00 PM at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, AGS Collection, Golda Meir Library. Wisconsin's Past and Present: A Historical Atlas, Zoltan Grossman, Wisconsin Cartographer's Guild. For more information, please call (414)229-6282.
April 6-8, 2000 - Los Angeles The Philip Lee
Phillips Society and the California Map Society will have a joint
Thursday, April 6:
6:00 Reception at McCormick and Schmick, Pasadena. Map Exhibit: California 49
7:00 Annual dinner at McCormick and Schmick, Pasadena.
Dinner Speaker - Ralph Ehrenberg Charting Pacific Waters: Lieutenant Charles Wilkes and the First United States Navy Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Friday, April 7:
8:15 Transportation provided Doubletree Hotel, Pasadena to the Huntington Library, San Marino California.
9:00 CMS Welcome - Bill Warren
9:15 British Exploration of the Pacific Dr. Norinan J.W. Thrower, UCLA
10:00 Late 18th Century Spanish Mapping of the Pacific North American Coast Dr. John Hébert, Library of Congress
11:00 Cartographic Transitions in Hawaii Gary Fitzpatrick, Library of Congress
11:45 Treasures of the Huntington Library Dr. Alan Jutsi, Huntington Library
12:15 Box lunch on the Friends Terrace
1:15 Mapping of the Pacific Ocean Floor Marie Tharp
2:00 An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Maps Dr. Cordell Yee, St. Johns College
3:00 Power and Play in the Japanese City: Early Modem Maps of Kyoto and Edo Dr. Mary Elizabeth Berry, UC Berkeley
3:45 Closing Comments
4:15 Transportation back to the Doubletree Hotel
Saturday, April 8:
9:30 Transportation to the Getty Center leaving the Doubletree and Holiday Inn, for Getty Museum.
10:30 Arrive at the Getty Center
12:30 Architectural tour of the Getty
1:30 Box lunch on the terrace
3:30 Vans to home of Jane & Bill Warren for wine and cheese, with a view of the Rose Bowl
6:00 Vans return to the Doubletree and Holiday Inn
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 6-8, 2000 - Madison, Wisconsin The
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities and
the History of Cartography Project will be sponsoring the
Burdick-Vary symposium, Cartography in the European Renaissance.
The conference will be held on the UW-Madison campus. For more
information, please contact Loretta Freiling by phone 608-262-3855,
fax 608-265-4173, or mail: UW Institute for Research in the
Humanities, 1401 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706. The preliminary
Thursday 6 April
6:00 Informal social hour, 1443 Mound Street, Madison
Friday 7 April
8:45 Paul Boyer, "Welcome"
8:50 David Woodward, "Introductory remarks"
9:00 Anthony Grafton, "Cartography and antiquarianism in Renaissance Italy"
10:00 Felipe Fernindez-Armesto, "Maps and exploration"
11:30 Richard Kagan, "Maps and the state"
2:00 Richard Heigerson, "Maps and folly"
3:00 Denis Cosgrove, "Changing notions of 'cosmography' in the Renaissance"
4:00 Catherine Delano Smith, "Unconventional signs"
5:30 Reception and Exhibition, Dept. of Special Collections, Memorial Library
Dinner on own
Saturday 8 April
9:00 Gunter Schilder, "The map consumer in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries"
10:00 Sarah Tyacke, "English charting of the East Indies: Gabriel Tatton's manuscript atlas"
11:30 Glyn Williams, "'Java la Grande': Still more questions than answers"
12-30 David Woodward, "Concluding remarks"
1:00 Closing lunch
April 7-9, 2000 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain The International Map Collectors' Society will visit the exhibition Cartography of Galicia, the Puertas-Mosquera Collection. For additional details contact Jenny Harvey, 27 Landford Road, London SW15 1AQ, tel: +44 (0) 181 789 7358, fax: +44 (0) 181 788 7819.
April 10, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
April 11, 2000 - Portland, Maine Donald S. Johnson, guest curator of Charting Neptune's Realm, will give a lecture and slide presentation titled A Sailor's View of Neptune's Realm, 6:00 PM at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine. Mr. Johnson is the author of Charting the Sea of Darkness (1993) and Phantom Islands of the Atlantic (1994).
April 12, 2000 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at The Newberry Library, Towner Felllows' Lounge, 60 W. Walton, 5:30 - 7:00 PM (please note change from usual meeting date). Ulrich Danckers presents Maps that Lead to Chicago, 1507-1835. For additional information contact Robert Karrow 312-255-3689. In most histories, the story of Chicago is pretty thin before 1835. We know about DuSable and Fort Deraborn, but that's about it. A new book is about to change all that. In 'Early Chicago', by Ulrich Danckers and Jane Meredith, with contributions from John Swenson and Helen Tanner, the year 1835 is the end of the story. In over 400 pages, the authors provide a veritable encyclopedia of life in these parts before Chicago was even chartered as a town. One of its valuable contributions is a list of maps showing Chicago, and this research will form the basis of Dr Danckers' talk. He will detail the progression of geographic knowledge from the Gulf of St Lawrence to the Chicago portage region, and will end with a sequence of new maps from the book to show the growing settlement along the banks of the Chicago River prior to 1835. Signed copies of 'Early Chicago' will be available for purchase at a discount.
April 26, 2000 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The American Geographical Society Collection is pleased to announce that this year's Holzheimer Maps and America lecture will feature the well-know cartographic authority, Richard W. Stephenson, formerly of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. Mr. Stephenson's presentation, City of Magnificent Distances: Designing and Mapping the Nation's Capital, will commemorate the bicentennial of Washington, DC. This talk, the eleventh in the annual series sponsored by Arthur and Jan Holzheimer, will be held in the AGS Collection at 6:00 pm. The reception will begin at 5:00 pm. For more information contact Christopher Baruth, AGS Collection, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
April 27, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Richard Talbert, W. R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of Classics with the University of North Carolina, will speak. Professor Talbert will present Mapping by the Greeks and Romans. He will discuss the Greek and Roman world from 1000 B.C. through 640 A.D. as described through maps. He will share with the group the work that is being concluded by the Classical Atlas Project of which he has been the Project Director. The project is anticipating publishing in 2000 an "Atlas of the Greek and Roman world" which will become the definitive reference in the field. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.
May 4, 2000 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Sarah Tyacke (Keeper, Public Record Office). Charting the East Indies before Amboyna (1621). 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.
May 6-7, 2000 - New York Map-O-Rama 2000 from 1:30-4:30 P.M. GISMO (Geographic Information Systems and Mapping Operations) and the Queens Museum of Art present an opportunity to learn about GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology from professionals in the field in an informal/educational setting. Demonstrations, Presentations, Workshops, Exhibits -- activities for children and adults. Participating organizations include: NYPIRG, US Census, Community Cartography, ESRI, Green Map, Queens Community Board #3, Space Track, the Environmental Simulation Center, Smallworld, Identity Map, Children's Creative Writing Campaign, MapInfo, and more. All programs are free with museum admission, which is by suggested donation.
May 10, 2000 - Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society will have a Map Fair Buy and Swap at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place starting at 7:00 PM. We hope that you bring all "used" maps and map books that you wish for someone else's collection and offer them to our membership. Additional details from Rob Cleary, 528 Williams Street, Denver, CO 80218.
May 10, 2000 - London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual General Meeting 6.30 PM at The Farmers' Club, Forty Room, 3 Whitehall Court. Information from Harry Pearce.
May 11, 2000 - Washington The Washington Map Society at 6:30 pm will hold the annual Dinner Meeting and President's Presentation at Phillips Flagship Restaurant on the Washington Waterfront. A short business meeting with election of officers will be held, followed by our President, Edward Redmond, speaking on The First Map of George Washington's River Farm. We will also present three of our members, John Docktor, P. J. Mode., and Michael S. Hirsch, who will each discuss a favorite cartographic object/map. For additional information contact John Greene, tel. 410 956-3165.
May 14, 2000 - New York "A Mirror of Jewish Life: A Selection from the Moldovan Family Collection," an exhibition on view at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, One (1) West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street), Manhattan. This is recognized as one of the most important Judaica collections in the world! Starting at 12 noon, New York Map Society Members and Guests will view this show with the special privilege of having Dr. Alfred Moldovan as our guide. Members will be especially interested in some of the maps in the collection, including the lost map of Jerusalem. For additional information contact Erin Sullivan-Theisen (201) 944-9399.
May 15, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
May 18, 2000 - Chicago the Chicago Map Society meets at The Newberry Library, Towner Fellows' Lounge, 60 W. Walton Street, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Program: Diane Dillon, Maps of the White City, 1893. The World's Columbian Exposition, for which Chicago built a "White City" on the lakeshore, was one of the most notable of World's Fairs. For Chicago, it was an epochal event in the cultural and social life of the city, with a profound impact on art and architecture, urban planning, literature, philanthropy, and . . . the making of maps. Diane Dillon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Northwestern University and a Newberry Library fellow, will illustrate and discuss the wide variety of maps and views which were produced to promote and construct the grounds, to guide visitors, and to advertise products and places at the fair. As usual, we will gather at 5:30 for refreshments. At 6:00 we will convene for a brief business meeting to elect officers and board members, followed immediately by the talk. For more information, 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: 312-255-3646.
May 18, 2000 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Jim Egan (Department of English, Brown University, Providence). 'From India's Savage Plain': Maps from Eighteenth-Century Georgia and the Colonial American South. 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.
May 19-21 - Brussels 16th International Antiquarian Book Fair, La Madeleine, 14 Rue Duquesnoy, B-1000 Brussels will have a large number of maps and atlases. Information 32 (0)2 512.44.42.
May 25, 2000 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography announces Parish Maps of London, 1686-1900: Recording an Overlooked Source by Ralph Hyde (London Guildhall Library); 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.
May 31-June 4, 2000 - Edmonton, Alberta The University of Alberta Libraries, William C. Wonders Map Collection is hosting an international conference of Cartographers and Map Librarians. This conference brings together for the first time three kindred associations - the Association of Canadian Map Libraries & Archives [ACMLA], the Canadian Cartographic Association [CCA], and the Western Association of Map Libraries [WAML]. For CCA, this conference celebrates their 25th anniversary. The over-arching theme for the Conference is Cartography and Map Collections for a New Century. Sessions will cover specific concerns such as the significance of metadata in the tracking of geospatial information; the role of GIS in academic Libraries; moving map collections; electronic media; maps on the web; impact of new technologies on map design; cartographic education; use of maps and digital data; and GIS in teaching, research and map production. The Conference will bring between 100 and 150 delegates, from all parts of Canada as well as from many places in the western USA. The conference begins on Wednesday evening, May 31, 2000 with an Opening Reception. The formal opening ceremonies of the Conference will take place on Thursday morning, June 1, 2000.
Please watch our conference website for further details. Additional information can be obtained from David L. Jones, Maps Librarian, William C. Wonders Map Collection, Science & Technology Library, 1-26 Cameron Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2J8; voice (780)492-3433, fax (780)492-2721.
June 1-3, 2000 - Florence Mapping Europe's
Historic Boundaries and Borders. The European Science Foundation
has awarded FF 100,000 (about £9600 or $US 15400) to support an
"exploratory workshop in the humanities" on historic
boundary mapping. The workshop will be held at the European
University Institute. One purpose of this mailing is to seek
additional participants for the Florence workshop; the ESF funding
covers accommodation and travel costs. The workshop will be a small
gathering of quite specialised researchers involved in CREATING
records of historic boundaries, possibly in the form of a
Geographical Information System (GIS) or possibly through more
traditional mapping. Many of the places at the workshop are already
taken, but we are keen to increase the number of countries involved
and are particularly seeking participants from Austria, France,
Poland, Portugal, Spain and other ESF members not currently
represented. For more details see below. However, we want to also
reach out to potential USERS of historic boundary mapping in a wide
range of historical fields, and we are therefore also announcing:
===> A round-table discussion within the European Social Science History conference in Amsterdam next April. This will be at 14:15-16:15 on April 13th; to register for the ESSH, see: http://www.iisg.nl/ESSHC. At least seven participants in the Florence meeting will contribute to the Amsterdam session, but we hope that demographic historians, political historians and others who have either USED historic boundary mapping or wish it was available for their period/country will also be able to attend.
===> Another workshop session within the International Congress of Historical Sciences in Oslo next August. This will be on Friday 11 August or Saturday 12 August, and will be used to present the conclusions of the Florence meeting to a wider audience. These conclusions will concern, in part, how to link together existing historic boundary mapping for different countries and how to extend the resulting European mapping to additional countries. Any such project would take many years and cost large sums of money, so we would need to build support among a wide range of historians. For more details of the Oslo congress, see: http://www.hf.uio.no/oslo2000.
===> We have established a new mailing list linked to the workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org. Most preparation for the meeting will be based on this list. Membership is limited to participants in the Florence meeting and others involved in the field; if you are interested in joining, please contact Humphrey Southall (NB for more general discussion of historical applications of GIS technology, see email@example.com). However, a public archive of our discussions will be available at: http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/hist-bound. In the longer term, a new web site will be established, probably at the University of Portsmouth (where Humphrey Southall is moving in January), containing systematic information on all existing historic boundary mapping projects.
FLORENCE WORKSHOP, 1st TO 3rd JUNE 2000
A wide range of information about the past relates to administrative areas, from nation states down to those covering individual villages, which either no longer exist or have had their boundaries greatly changed. Without detailed information on those boundaries, the information is difficult to interpret; and without any locational information it is impossible. In the past, such information about locations and boundaries would have been recorded in paper form as a map, but increasingly it is stored on computer in the form of a Geographical Information System. Most European countries have a computerised record of modern boundaries, and sometimes these are used in historical research. However, systematic records of past boundaries are less common, especially in computerised form. Such computer systems exist for Norway, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands, and a very large system is under construction for Great Britain. These countries benefit from being relatively small, while Scandinavia and the British Isles have external borders which largely follow coastlines, and which have consequently been stable over many centuries. Elsewhere in Europe, national borders have changed greatly even within the present century, and in consequence strictly national projects to record historic boundaries have major problems in both defining what geographical area they are concerned with and locating relevant record, which may be in other countries. Next June's workshop follows on from a succesful workshop more generally concerned with historical GIS, organised in Florence in 1994 by the Association for History and Computing. The objective is to share experience of large scale boundary mapping projects, rather than historical GIS as a whole, and to explore the potential for future collaboration through both technical assistance to national projects and larger transnational projects. The meeting will be limited to one or two participants from each country. In general, participants should come from the 22 countries which are members of the European Science Foundation (for further details of the ESF, see http://www.esf.org). We already have participants from the following ESF member states: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland,* Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom (*=based in Belfast, but an Ireland-wide project). We are therefore particularly seeking participants from the following countries: Austria, France, Greece, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland. WE WOULD BE PLEASED TO HEAR FROM COMPUTERISED HISTORIC BOUNDARY MAPPING PROJECTS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, INCLUDING COUNTRIES ALREADY REPRESENTED. HOWEVER, WE BELIEVE WE ARE ALREADY IN CONTACT WITH MOST SUCH PROJECTS (Existing participants include a representative of the US County Atlas Project in Chicago, and we hope to also include a representative of the Canadian Families Project). FOR THE NINE COUNTRIES LISTED ABOVE, WE WOULD ALSO BE INTERESTED TO HEAR FROM RESEARCHERS WORKING ON THE HISTORY OF BOUNDARIES, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE USING COMPUTERS, OR FROM RESEARCHERS INTERESTED IN STARTING SUCH A PROJECT. From past experience, such researchers are most likely to be historical demographers but other projects that are interested in using boundary mapping include a project on saints' cults and historians of the book trade. ANYONE CONTACTING US SHOULD BE CLEAR THAT THE FLORENCE WORKSHOP IS _NOT_ AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT CONVENTIONAL RESEARCH PAPERS IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS AT THE ESF'S EXPENSE: You will be asked to gather systematic information on your country's sources for historic boundary mapping (old maps, lists of boundary changes) and on major sources to be mapped (historic censuses, vital statistics, taxation records; in particular, what geographical units do these relate to?).
Michael Guerke (European University Institute, Florence)
Humphrey Southall (Queen Mary College, University of London; from January 1st, University of Portsmouth)
Gunnar Thorvaldsen (Norwegian Historical Data Centre, Tromso)
Please reply to Dr. Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography, Department of Geography, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, ENGLAND; Direct Line: 0171-975-5413; Dept. Fax: 0181-981-6276.
June 1, 2000 - Portland, Maine Pat McGlamery, Map Librarian at the University of Connecticut, will speak on George Eldridge, the 19th-century chart maker best known for the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book, 6:30 PM at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine. This presentation will be in conjunction with a reception for members of NEMO (Northeast Map Organization) hosted by the Osher Library Associates. The Osher Map Library is hosting NEMO's annual meeting on June 1st and 2nd.
June 2-4, 2000 - London The International Map
Collectors' Society London June Weekend.
Friday 2 June
18.30 Reception courtesy Jonathan Potter, 125 New Bond Street.
Saturday 3 June
Morning and afternoon: Visit to the British Library, 96 Euston Road, Theme: Royal Maps for Kings and Queens. Visit to the Map Room, visit to the general exhibition areas, tour of the building and visit to bookshop.
Evening: 20th Annual Dinner at Royal Overseas League, Park Place, St James's Street
18.30 Talk by Lawrence Worms, Map Makers of London
19.15 Presentation of IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award for 2000
Sunday 4 June
The IMCoS annual map fair at The Commonwealth Conference & Events Centre, Kensington High Street between 11.00-17.30 (IMCoS members may enter at 10.30).
Friday's and Saturday's meetings require pre-registration with Harry Pearce, 29 Mount Ephraim Road, Streatham, London SW16 1NQ, Tel: +44 (0) 208664 6084, Fax: +44 (0) 208677 5417. Pre-registration is not required for the map fair on Sunday.
June 3-4, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM. This fair will be held during the annual London Book, Map, Print and Photograph Fairs and Auctions.
June 5, 2000 - Washington National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 17th & M Streets NW. His Highness, Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AI Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Supreme President of the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, will talk about the Geography of the Middle East at 11:00 AM. The Sheikh will show samples from his extensive map collection which features maps of the Middle East from the time of Alexander the Great to the present. Any questions please contact David Miller, Senior Editor, National Geographic Maps (202)775-7841.
June 7, 2000 - New York the New York Public Library Mercator Society cordially invites you to a reception and slide talk titled Mapping Boston by Norman B. Leventhal, Mercator Society member and Bostonian and Professor Alex Krieger, Chair, Dept. of Urban Planning & Design, Graduate School of Design Harvard University. Collecting maps of New England and Boston for decades, Norman B. Leventhal has not been content to file away his collection to savor privately. Maps from his collection have been publicly displayed in Boston over the years, and in 1999-2000, in two major exhibits at the Boston Public Library and the New England Aquarium, in Boston. Linking up with Professor Krieger and others, Mr. Leventhal's enthusiasm for the early maps of Boston led this year to the production of the new book, Mapping Boston. In this program we will hear about the collector and the scholar's approaches to these magnificent materials as they relate to the history of Boston. A table display of Boston maps from the collections of The New York Public Library will be available to complement the program and for your viewing pleasure. The book, Mapping Boston, will be available for purchase, and signing, at the program. 5:30 p.m. Reception/6:00 p.m. Program. The New York Public Library, The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Trustee Room (206), Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, R.S.V.P. (212-930-0654).
June 16, 2000 - Utrecht, The Netherlands
Study Day on Art and Cartography organized by the Netherlands Association for Cartography, Working Group for the History of Cartography, Heidelberglaan 2, 3508 TC Utrecht (NL). The programme includes, inter alia, presentations (in Dutch) on the Van Deutecum family, the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, Andreas Cellarius, Maps of the County of Holland; Prof. Dr. Günter Schilder will talk about The Development of Decorative Borders on Maps in the 16th and 17th centuries. This is also the subject of his recent publication in the series Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, Vol. VI of which will be presented on this occasion. The Session starts at 09.30 in the Rode Zaal van het Transitorium I, accessible from the Heidelberglaan 2 Complex. For registration contact Prof G. Schilder, Tel ++31/30/253.20.51 Fax ++31/30/254.06.04.
June 27 - July 1, 2000 - Copenhagen Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER (European Map Curators Group) will hold its 12th conference at The Royal Library. Theme: Caught in the WEB or spinning it? : the role of Map Curators in building WWW-sources of cartographic information. What should map curators be doing in actively exploiting recent technological developments in imaging and Internet technology? How and why should they be making digital images of their materials available externally? This conference would focus on the creation, development, and maintenance of new virtual collections by map libraries, and consider the problems that need to be addressed for these projects to be successful. Providing effective access to such images will be a central concern. The preliminary programme and registration details are available online or from Chris Fleet, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, United Kingdom.
July 10, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
July 27, 2000 - Denver Longtime members Ron and Jane Gibbs have graciously invited us to hold the next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society at their home. This map-oriented social event will feature the Gibbs' impressive collection of 18th century maps related to the American Revolution as well as maps associated with the voyages of British Captain James Cook. The Gibbs' East Denver Hilltop-Neighborhood home is located at 4275 East 6th Avenue where we will gather at 7:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please inform the Gibbs by calling (303) 329-6745 by July 24, so they can better arrange for the meeting. We appreciate the kind hospitality of our hosts and look forward to a very pleasant and interesting evening. Please join us if you can.
August 12, 2000 - Surrey, England Antiquaries & artists : artists of the picturesque and local historians in Surrey, 1770 -1830 : a day of talks inspired by 'Mapping the past : Surrey's mapmakers, historians and artists, 1600 - 1830' , this summer's exhibition at the Surrey History Centre. 10.00 - 15.00 hours. Tickets GBP10.00 (inclusive of morning and afternoon coffee/tea). Guest speakers are Mavis Batey (President, Garden History Society), Dr G. Moss (Surrey Archaeological Society), and Julian Pooley (Archivist and Surrey History Centre Manager). For more information and/or tickets contact the SHC (tel.: 01483-594594).
August 14, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
August 21-24, 2000 - Novosibirsk, Russia The international workshop Biodiversity and dynamics of ecosystems in the North Eurasia: informational technologies and modeling will be funded by the NATO Science Program, and held in the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok. One topic of the Workshop is Forest, soil, permafrost, lake, river, and marsh ecosystems: databases and GIS-technologies. The conference devoted to fundamental biological aspects of Biodiversity and dynamics of ecosystems in the North Eurasia will take place after the NATO workshop. Additional information from M. Patrenina, scientific secretary of NRCGIT.
September 2-8, 2000 - Banff, Alberta, Canada 4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Modeling. An international research conference to improve spatio-temporal predictive modeling of processes, events, and phenomena for environmental problem solving. To be held at the Banff Centre for Conferences. Sponsors to-date: NSF, NCGIA, NASA, USFS, EPA, NOAA, USGS, USACE/DOD, NRCS. Additional information is available from the Conference Secretariat GIS/EM4, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), CIRES Building 216, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0216, USA .
September 5-8, 2000 - Oxford To mark the momentous occasion of the new millennium the British Cartographic Society (BCS) and the Society of Cartography (SoC) have decided to join forces, in promoting a conference to be entitled Cartography 2000. This conference will replace, for one year only, both the BCS Annual Symposium and the SoC Summer School. Cartography 2000 will be promoted and run in a completely integrated fashion by both societies. Our hosts will be Oxford Brookes University. A team of SoC Committee members, along with the BCS Programme Committee, has already started collaborating to ensure that this event is suitably memorable as a means of marking the 3rd millennium. The following tentative outline for Cartography 2000 has been agreed upon:
Tuesday 5th September (afternoon): Official
Session I: Maps of the millenium (Keynote speaker Dr Michael Wood, past president of the International Cartographic Association)
Session II: Oxford and its cartographic contribution
(evening): Society of Cartographers AGM
Wednesday 6th September (morning):
Session III: Freelance cartography (people and producers)
Session IV: Freelance cartography (procedures and products)
(afternoon): Excursions: Oxford's cartographic connections and local tours
(evening): British Cartographic Society AGM
BCS President's address
Thursday 7th September (morning):
Session V: Cartography in local government
Session VI: Education and training in cartography
(afternoon): Session VII: Map curators and archiving: contemporary approaches
(evening): Conference dinner and awards ceremonies
Friday 8th September (morning): Excursion: for map
curators and other interested members
Session VIII: New cartographic media: tools, approaches, prospects
In addition, it is expected that for the whole day of both Wednesday and Thursday, drop-in 'surgeries' (on items as diverse as copyright, business practice, law, employment opportunities and software problems), vendor demonstrations and poster sessions will be timetabled. The usual exhibitions by commercial, prize-winning and individual members will also be arranged.
As can be seen, many aspects of both the BCS Annual Symposium and the SoC Summer School with which members are familiar will be retained and we hope to continue the respective traditions of both societies for friendly, well-organised and informative gatherings. We believe that this venture has considerable merit at this auspicious time and are working hard to present a notable event.
Please note the dates in your diary - we look forward to welcoming you to Oxford! The Cartography 2000 organising committee contact via David Fairbairn, Dept. of Geomatics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK (tel 0191 222 6353; fax 0191 222 8691.
September 9, 2000 - Greenwich, Connecticut The New York Map Society will meet 11:00 a.m. at the Bruce Museum to see the exhibit: Earth's Elusive Shores: The art of mapping after 1500. The exhibit will be open through October 15, 2000. It features more than forty antique maps and sea charts, all printed after 1520. Our host will be Jack Somer, who collected these maps and organized this exhibit. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. and is one block south of the train station in Greenwich, in Bruce Park. Walk south, downhill, on Greenwich Avenue toward the park, passing under the Connecticut Turnpike overpass. The museum is across the street. Metro North train to Greenwich leaves Grand Central Terminal at 8:40 am, arriving at 9:32, or leaving at 9:40 arriving Greenwich at 10:32. RT tickets are $13.50. Lunch is on your own, in the museum or in Greenwich. If you plan to attend, please r.s.v.p. to Alice Hudson at 212-930-0589.
September 9, 2000 - Luxembourg Special Guided visit for the Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle of the Globe Exhibition at the Banque de Luxembourg. It is possible to combine this with a guided tour of the City of Luxembourg, in which case a small fee is to be paid on site. Those interested please contact our Member Jan Willem van den Brandhof on Tel/Fax ++/352/32.87.86.
September 11-14, 2000 - Helsinki The North
American Studies Program at the University of Helsinki Renvall
Institute for Area and Cultural Studies is proud to organize the
Inaugural of the 25th Bicentennial Professor of American
Studies and the Eighth Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on North
American Studies: Roots and Renewals. We are now accepting short
(max. one page) proposals for the following workshops (note number
1) Progressivism and Its Legacy
2) Patterns of Political and Social Change in Postwar America
3) Gender, Race, and Rights in 20th Century America
4) The New Cold War History
5) Defining America: The Politics of National Identity
6) African-American Leaders Confronting Africa and Christianity
7) Teaching Nature
8) Colonialism in Comparative Perspective
9) Early American Botany
10) Don DeLillo and Millenial Mediations
11) Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Writers
12) Mapping the Americas
13) Cowboys and Colonials: Inventing a Mythic America
Participants are expected to prepare a lecture talk, not to read their papers. Conference fee is 200/100 FMK. Proposals accompanied by a short CV are to be e-mailed/sent to Dr. Mari-Anna Suurmunne by April 28, 2000. For further information, please, contact Dr. Mari-Anna Suurmunne, or Prof. Markku Henriksson principal organizer, president of the conference committee, North American Studies Renvall Institute, P.O. Box 59, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland, Tel. (+358-9)191-23292, Fax. (+358-9)191-23107.
September 11, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
September 14-16, 2000 - Bonn 10. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium. Organizer: Arbeitsgruppe D-A-CH. For additional information contact: Seminar für Historische Geographie der Universität Bonn, Konviktstr. 11, D-53113 Bonn, Tel: +49 / (0) 228 / 73 50 61, Fax: +49/(0)228 / 73 76 50 or: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Scharfe, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachrichtung Kartographie, Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus D, 12249 Berlin, Tel: +49 / (0) 30/ 779 23 30, Fax: + 49 / (0) 30 / 76 70 64 51.
September 15-18, 2000 - Reykjavik, Iceland International Map Collectors' Society 19th international symposium. The National and University Library of Iceland is our host for the first international symposium of the third millennium. The library was established with the amalgamation of the national Library of Iceland and the library of the University of Iceland, and opened in a new building on 1 December 1994. The library will open an exhibition of maps of Iceland in conjunction with the symposium. Reykjavik has been designated one of the European Cities of Culture in the year 2000. The year will also be celebrated as the 1000th anniversary of the Christianisation of Iceland and that a millennium will have passed since the discovery of North America by Icelander Leifur Eiriksson. There will be many unusual and exciting events and exhibitions involving individuals, groups, companies and institutions.
Friday 15 September
9.00-10.00 Symposium Registration at the National and University Library of Iceland. A brief guided tour of the library.
10.30-11.30 City tour by bus.
12.00-13.00 Opening of the symposium in the library auditorium.
13.30 Visit to the National Land Survey of Iceland in Akranes (80 Km north of Reykjavik).
17.00 Reception at Hoefdi House by special invitation of the City Council of Reykjavik.
Saturday 16 September
10.00-12.00 Symposium sessions at the National and University Library. Formal opening of the exhibition Exploring Old Landscapes 1540-1850 by Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland.
14.00-16.00 Visit to the Culture House in Reykjavik. Viewing of special exhibition about maps of Iceland that appear in travel books and atlases. Talk by Mr Sumarlidi lsleifsson, author of Iceland, the Unknown Land.
16.15-17.00 Optional tour of the National Gallery of Iceland.
19.30 Gala Dinner at Saga Hotel.
Sunday 17 September
10.00-12.30 Optional visit to The Blue Lagoon (40 km south of Reykjavik). Opportunity to swim in the pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water.
13.30-17.00 Tour of the City hall and viewing exhibition City and Nature in Reykjavik. Visit to open air museum at Arbaer for exhibition The History of Reykjavik -- From Farmstead to City.
Monday 18 September
Optional tours (also possible before the symposium):
1. Day trip to Gulfuss waterfall and the famous Geysir.
2. As above and also where the great Viking and law-maker Njall made saga history.
3. Two-day trip to Southern Iceland.
4. Day trip to the Westman Islands.
5. One or two day trip to Akureyri, the largest city of northern Iceland. Home of Jon Sveinsson, author of children's books about Nonni.
For additional information contact Emilia Sigmarsdottir, National and University Library of Iceland, Arngrímsgotu 3, IS-107 Reykjavik, Tel: +354-563 5600, Fax: +354-563 5615. Travel arrangements by Lara Pétursdóttir, Úrval-Útsýn Travel Ltd., Lágmúl1 4, P.O. Box 8650, 128 Reykjavik, Iceland, Tel: +354-569 9300, Fax: +354-568 5033.
September 26, 2000 - Denver You may recall a well received article in Mercator's World magazine a year ago entitled "Buying and Selling Maps Online", written by Rocky Mountain Map Society member, Myron West. At our next meeting, Myron will expand on that theme with a presentation of Maps on the Worldwide Web, which will feature educational as well as commercial sites. Through an internet connection in the meeting room, Myron will discuss some favorite sites and demonstrate how to use them to become more knowledgeable about maps as well as how to acquire and sell cartographic material. You are invited to bring the web addresses of your own preferred map-related sites which will also be examined during the program. The meeting will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Gates Room on the 5th floor of the Denver Public Library at 14th and Broadway. Please come prepared to take notes at this very unique and informative presentation.
September 28, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Ira Lourie will present A.J. Johnson, publisher, and his United States Atlas Maps. After describing the history of Alvin Jewett Johnson and his work in the late 1850's to 1880's, Dr. Lourie will describe the practice at that time of selling atlases by subscription and Johnson's possible special relationship with Colton. While it is easy to date maps that are bound in atlases with a date on the cover page, Dr. Lourie has been able to document detailed descriptions of every state of each of Johnson's US maps, and thus been able to date loose, unbound maps. After a demonstration of the technique he has devised, the audience will be put to the test - can they date Johnson maps based on Dr. Lourie's methods? For additional information contact Thomas F. Sander, 703-426 2880.
October 3, 2000 - Boston The Boston Map Society is pleased to announce its next meeting is scheduled at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to view our new exhibit A House Divided: Maps of the Civil War and to hear a presentation by Earl McElfresh on Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War. Mr. McElfresh is the author of Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War, a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated book published in 1999. This volume provides the most thorough examination of Civil War maps, mapmaking, and mapmakers documenting the techniques and travails of the mapmaker in the field. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation. Additional information from David Cobb.
October 3, 2000 - Portland, Maine The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education of the University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the forthcoming public lecture: David Bosse, Librarian of Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Mass., will give a presentation titled, The American Charting of the American Coast in the Early Republic: Matthew Clark, John Norman, and "The 4merican Pilot" . 6.30pm (reception at 6pm), 423-24 Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine. Mr. Bosse is the author of Civil War Newspaper Maps: A Historical Atlas(1993) and, more recently, of several essays on the Boston map trade in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This program will be held in conjunction with the sixth Annual Meeting of the Osher Library Associates.
October 6, 2000 - Arlington, TX The University of
Texas At Arlington (UTA) Libraries Special Collections Division, the
Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of
Cartography, and the Friends of the UTA Libraries are pleased to
announce that the Second Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on
the History of Cartography. The lectures will be on the sixth
floor of UTA's Central Library and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The theme
of the lectures will be Maps and Popular Culture. The
speakers and their topics for the Garrett Lectures are:
James Akerman, director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, "Riders Wanted: Maps as Promotional Tools in the American Transportation Industry";
Tom Conley, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, "Worlds Apart: Maps in Classical Cinema and the Modern Movie";
Richard Francaviglia, director of UTA's Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, "Cover the Earth: The Role of Maps in Advertising and Promotion";
Mark Monmonier, professor of geography at Syracuse University, "Maps in the Media: News, Factoids, Explanations, and Entertainment";
Dennis Reinhartz, professor of history at UTA, "Making it Real: The Mapping of the Fictional, Fantastic, and Futuristic."
The registration fee for the Virginia Garrett Lectures will be $35.00. This includes lunch, a reception, and dinner. There will also be a meeting of the Texas Map Society at UTA the following day, October 7. People registering for both the October 6 Garrett Lectures and the October 7 Texas Map Society meeting can do so for $55.00. The Garrett Lectures are underwritten, in part, by the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Endowment. For more information about the Garrett Lectures or the Texas Map Society meeting, please contact: Katherine Goodwin, Special Collections Division, UTA Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019-0497, (817) 272-5329 (phone), (817) 272-3360 (fax).
October 6, 2000 - Paris The Brussels
International Map Collectors' Circle (BIMCC) will have an Excursion
to the Bibliothèque nationale de France. We meet in the
Cour d'Honneur (courtyard) at No. 58 Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2e,
Metro Bourse, Palais-Royal ou Richelieu-Drouot, Bus 39, 48, 67, 74,
10.30 to 12.30: General Introduction
- Visit of the Map Room (Mme H. Richard, Director)
- Visit of the map and atlas repository (Mme M.-F. Dumoulin)
- Visit of the restoration department for maps, atlases, globes (Mr A. Roger)
12.30 to 14.30: Lunch in a near-by restaurant (at your own expense)
14.30 to 16.30: Presentations
- The collections of the Geographical Society of Paris (Mme F. Duclos)
- The exploration of Africa: documents of the Geographical Society (Mr O. Loiseaux)
- The first maps of the exploration of Nouvelle France (Canada/Lousiana) (Mme C. Hofmann).
(N.B. : Summary translation into English will be provided ad-hoc, as and when required).
18.00: Reception by our Sponsor Friedrich Weissert & Partner of the inscribed participants on the premises of his antiquarian book- and map shop, 5, rue Lagrange, Paris 5.
Registration is limited to 15 on a first-come-first-served basis. Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09; or from Secretary: V. Van de Kerckhof, W. de Croylaan 23, B-3001 Heverlee.
October 7, 2000 - Arlington, TX The Program Committee of the Texas Map Society is working with the Special Collections Divison of UTA Libraries to bring you two days of exciting sessions for the Fall 2000 meeting. The Garrett Lectures on Friday October 6 will focus on Maps in Popular Culture. Our Saturday map society meeting will feature collectors, dealers, and academics covering a broad range of topics. There is a reduced fee of $55 if you attend both days. All sessions will be held at the Central Library, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas.
A great line-up of speakers include Bert Johnson on "Vintage Cartography: The Art of Maps on Wine Labels," Henry Taliaferro on "the English Map Trade in the Late-Seventeenth Century," Alice Hudson on "West is West: Images of the West on Maps for the East," David Rumsey on "Bringing Historic Maps Online," and Judith Tyner on "Hidden Cartographers: The Role of Women in the Map Trade." The day will conclude with Kit's Kartographic Korner--the member's map forum led by Kit Goodwin. All are invited to bring an item for the group to view and/or discuss. As usual, please notify Kit Goodwin if you are participating so that sufficient tables and easels will be available. You may contact her at 817-272-5329 (voice mail), 817-272-3360 (fax), or at The University of Texas At Arlington Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497.
October 9, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
October 11, 2000 - Knoxville, TN A symposium on Maps and the Internet, co-sponsored by North American Cartographic Information Society, and the Maps & Internet Commission of the International Cartographic Association will be take place from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (prior to the opening session of the NACIS conference). For additional information contact Jeremy Crampton, Department of Anthropology & Geography, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, Tel: 404 651-1763.
October 12-14, 2000 - Washington The Society for the History of Discoveries (SHD) 40th annual meeting. The theme will be Documenting the Past - Discovering the Future. Meeting details and downloadable registration forms are available on the SHD website. Questions about registration or tours should be sent to Tom Sander.
Thursday, October 12, 2000
9:00-12:45 Optional tour of the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
2:00-3:30 American Treasures of the Library of Congress exhibit at the Jefferson Building
5:00-7:00 Registration and Reception at the Geography and Map Division; tour of the Division
Friday, October 13, 2000
9:00-9:30 Welcoming Remarks
Robert Highbarger, President, SHD
James H. Billington, Librarian, Library of Congress
John Hébert, Chief, Geography and Map Division
9:30-11:00 Conference Session I. THE COSMOS Moderator: Alice
Angelo Cattaneo. Mid-15th-Century Portuguese Discoverers' Routes, Their Cosmographical Background and Fra Mauro Mappamundi
James Enterline. A New View of the Vinland Map
Carol Urness. Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century European Maps and Globes
11:30-1:00 Conference Session II. NORTH AMERICA Moderator: Jeanne
William A. Stanley. Exploration of the Pacific Northwest: The Age of Vancouver
Ralph E. Ehrenberg. Charting the Course of Empire from the Nation's Capital
Paul W. Mapp. French Reactions to the British Search for a Northwest Passage from Hudson Bay and the Origins of the Seven Years War
1:00-2:30 lunch (on own)
2:30-4:00 Conference Session III. THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Moderator: Karen S. Cook
Paul van den Brink. The Quest for the Snow Mountains: The Exploration and Mapping of Dutch New Guinea 1904-1958
Karen S. Cook. Following a Paper Trail of Discovery and Deception: The Account of the 1832 Expedition that Found a Lost Dutch Colony in Central Australia
Arthur B. Ford. Geographical and Geological Explorations of the Southern Weddell Sea Margin of Antarctica
4:30-6:00 Conference Session IV. THE COMPASS Moderator: Philip B.
Vicente C. de Jesús. Mazaua: Magellan's Lost Harbor
Rodrigue Lévesque. Drugs Carried Aboard the Manila Galleons in the 17th and 18th Centuries
William R. Stanley. No Man's Land in South Central Africa--The Caprivi Strip in History
7:00-7:45 No-host cocktail hour at the Capitol Hill Club
7:45-9:15 Banquet at the Capitol Hill Club
Saturday, October 14, 2000
9:00-10:30 Conference Session V. IL MILIONE Moderator: Peter W. Dickson
Peter W. Dickson. Columbus Versus Diogo Cao: Which Route to Asia?
Arne B. Molander. The 1477 Columbus Voyage to North America
Alejandro R. Perez. Why did Las Casas make his Abstract of Columbus's Log of the First Voyage?
9:00-10:30 Conference Session VI. THE SOUTHEAST Moderator: Dennis
Susan Danforth. Cultivating Empire: Sir Joseph Banks and the (failed) Botanical Garden at Nassau
Douglas T. Peck. The Little-Known Explorations of Lucas Vasqueze de Ayllon that set the Stage for the European Conquest of North America
John Thrower. Colonial Nombre de Dios-The Treasure Mouth of the World
11:00-12:30 Conference Session VII. Il MILIONE, cont'd Moderator:
Arne B. Molander
Nito Verdera. Columbus and the Ancient Maps of America
Francesc L. Albardaner. New Identities of John Cabot and Christopher Columbus from Administrative Records in Catalan and Castilian Archives
11:00-12:30 Conference Session VIII. SHIPS AND MOUNTAINS
Moderator: Bob Highbarger
D. K. Abbass. Newport and Captain's Cook's Ships
Edward J. Redmond. The Mapping of Mount Vernon, 1747-1799
Harry Steward. Francis Barrailler: The Blue Mountains and Beyond
12:30-2:00 Lunch and Business Meeting at the Hunan Dynasty restaurant
Sunday, October 15, 2000
8:00-6:00 Optional tour to Monticello, Michie Tavern, and Ash Lawn-Highland
All Conference Sessions except Sessions VI and VIII will be held in the Mumford Room; Sessions VI and VIII will be held in the West Dining Room. Both rooms are located on the 6th floor of the Madison Building, Library of Congress.
October 19-22, 2000 - Montreal The Stewart Museum, Ile Sainte-Hélène, is organizing The Stewart Museum Globe Symposium concentrating on early globes. The symposium will give participants an opportunity to hear presentations by various globe experts as well as to study the 50 terrestrial and celestial globes and 70 globe-related works in the museum's exhibition of early globes, Yes! The World is Round.
Thursday - 19 October 2000
6:00 p.m. Registration and reception (1195 Sherbrooke Street West)
Friday - 20 October 2000
8:30 a.m. Symposium registration and opening (Grande Poudrière, Ile Sainte-Hélène)
9:15 a.m. "Looking at the Earth from Outer Space: Ancient Views on the Power of Globes" Christian Jacob, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
10:30 a.m. "'The Doctrine of the Sphere': A Forgotten Chapter in the History of Terrestrial and Celestial Globes" Elly Dekker, Linschoten, The Netherlands
12:00 noon Introduction to the globe exhibition, viewing and lunch
2:00 p.m. "La symbolique du globe dans les arts graphiques en Occident, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle : la leçon des livres d'emblèmes et d'iconologie" Catherine Hofmann, Département des cartes et plans, Bibliothèque nationale de France (to be presented in French; English translation will be available)
3:20 p.m. "An Art Historian's Approach to Globes" Robert Derome, département d'histoire de l'art, Université du Québec à Montréal
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Viewing of exhibition
7:00 p.m. Dinner (Festin du Gouverneur)
Saturday - 21 October 2000
9:00 a.m. "Globe Production in the Low Countries and Its Impact in Europe, 1525-1650" Peter van der Krogt, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
10:30 a.m. "Celestial Globes: Origins and Innovations" Elly Dekker, Linschoten, The Netherlands
1:30 p.m. "La restauration des globes anciens : la réintégration des lacunes" Alain Roger, restaurateur, chef de travaux d'art, Bibliothèque nationale de France (to be presented in French; English translation will be available)
4:00 p.m. Leave by bus for the Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal
7:00 p.m. Reception and dinner
Sunday - 22 October 2000
9:30 a.m. "More than just Spheres: A Curator's Vision for a New Globe Museum in Vienna" Jan Mokre, Curator of the Globe Museum, Austrian National Library, Vienna
11:00 a.m. Symposium wrap-up session and discussion
12:30 p.m. Farewell lunch
The registration fee, which will include lunches and dinners during the symposium, is $285 (Canadian). This fee also includes a complimentary copy of the lavishly illustrated book, Sphaerae Mundi: Early Globes at the Stewart Museum (retail: $50 CDN).The registration deadline is 8 September 2000. (If space is still available after that date, the fee will be $325). Participation will be limited to 75 persons. English will be the principal language of the symposium. For further information concerning such matters as accommodation, and in order to receive the registration form, please contact the globe symposium secretary: Nadia Hammadi, Stewart Museum, PO Box 1200, Station A, Montreal (Qc), H3C 2Y9, CANADA, Tel: (514)861-6703, ext. 260 / Fax: (514)284-0123. Please feel free to contact one of the three symposium organizers for further information: Ed Dahl, Jean-François Gauvin, or Eileen Meillon.
October 26, 2000 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Dr Erin Blake (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.) Zograscopes, Topographical Views, and Polite Society circa 1750 - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. 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. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
October 26, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. David Ingram, Licensed Land Surveyor, will present Survey and Resurvey of the Fairfax Line. In 1649 King Charles started something that continues to this very day. At that time he granted to his friends a parcel of land in Virginia described as "all the land between the Rappahanock and Potomoc Rivers". Approximately 100 years after that, surveys were completed and maps drawn that delineated the extent of this land grant. Now, approximately 350 years after the grant, surveyors are using modern technology to evaluate the work of the surveyors and good old fashioned detective work to try to find the beginning and ending point of the survey. This presentation will offer a historical review of the events, a presentation of several appropriate maps, and a review of recent survey work. For additional information contact Thomas F. Sander, 703-426 2880.
October 31, 2000 - London The Royal Geographical Society has announced that the E.G.R. Taylor lecture for 2000 is to be delivered in London at the Society's House by J.R. (Jim) Smith, author of the recent biography of Sir George Everest, Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843, with the title: Sir George Everest: The Man behind the Mountain. The lecture is open to all, and will commence at 6.30 p.m. Admission to the lecture hall is by the Exhibition Road entrance. Further information from The Royal Geographical Society website or by telephone to 020 7591 3000, or from the Society at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.
November 2, 2000 - Cleveland, Ohio The Cleveland Public Library and the Northern Ohio Map Society will sponsor an illustrated talk by Dr. John R. Hebert, Mapping the Hispanic Empire in America. A noted scholar of Latin American history, Dr. Hebert is currently Chief, Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. He served as Assistant Chief of the Library's Hispanic Division (1976-1993), Director of the Library of Congress Columbus Quincentenary Project (1989-1993), and curator of the exhibition "1492:An Ongoing Voyage." This free lecture will be given at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Library's Louis Stokes Wing, at the corner of East 6 St. and Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland. A reception will follow in the Library's Map Collection. For more information call: Maureen Farrell (Cleveland Public Library Map Collection), (216) 623-2880, or Bill Barrow (216) 687-6998 (daytime) or (216) 381-6017 (evenings)
November 2-5, 2000 - Vancouver, BC, Canada The History of Science Society will sponsor Maps for Enlightenment: Cartography and Science in the Eighteenth Century, chaired by Graham Burnett and featuring Matthew Edney, Anne Godlewska, Michael T Bravo, Michael S Dettelbach. The programme is at: http://depts.washington.edu/hssexec/annual/program.html. Click on the author's name for the abstract.
November 4, 2000 - Alexandria, Virginia The Washington Map Society will have a field trip to the Office of Archaeology, City of Alexandria. Meeting time is 10 AM at Room 327, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street. The staff makes extensive use of old maps in their work. They use the early surveys of the town's origins, rely on Civil War maps a lot due their contours, and also use those contours to project where native American sites would probably have been, so that they can improve their probability of success instead of digging blind. We will be given an orientation on the staff's work and their use of maps, seeing those they use, and, if weather permits, proceed outside with a George Washington map to see how the town has changed since his survey. If you plan to attend, please advise Tom Sander, 703-426 2880.
November 4, 2000 - Charlottesville, VA The 9th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Art and the City sponsored by McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia. CALL FOR PAPERS - The Art History Graduate Association (AHGA) at the University of Virginia is seeking papers that explore the complex relationships between art and the city. Possible themes may include, but are not limited to, the city as a work of art, urbanism, picturing the city, the idea of the city in intellectual history and public art. Pompeii, the Forbidden City, Trecento Florence, Colonial Boston, Haussmann's Paris and post-1945 New York, for example, have invited consideration of these and similar issues. Papers from all disciplines and historical periods are welcome. One-page abstracts are due May 1, 2000. Please include a separate cover page with your name, paper title, university departmental address, e-mail address and phone number. For more information please contact Mary Leclere or Ellen Daugherty. Mail submissions to: ATTN: Mary Leclere, McIntire Department of Art, University of Virginia, Fayerweather Hall, P.O. Box 400130, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130, phone (804) 243-8649, fax (804) 924-3647.
November 6, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.
November 8, 2000 - Cambridge, England History of Cartography Seminar - Cambridge University. Andrew Merrills The Understanding of 'Africa' in Late Antiquity. Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Trinity Street at 5 pm. All welcome. For further details contact Alfred Hiatt, Trinity College.
November 10, 2000 - London The
Royal Astronomical Society has announced a one-day Geophysical
Discussion Meeting on Edmond Halley, to take place at the Geological
Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V
0NL. The 300th Anniversary of
the First Magnetic Chart: Edmond Halley's work in Geophysics and
Summary: Edmond Halley carried out the first ocean magnetic survey in 1699/1700. Shortly after his return from the voyage he presented a draft of the earliest magnetic declination chart to a meeting of the Royal Society; this was published the following year. The meeting will commemorate Halley's work in geophysics and navigation. Topics to be covered include Halley's three voyages, his magnetic charts, his work on ocean tides, his ideas about the origin of the geomagnetic field and the aurora; his pioneering work in meteorology and his contributions to the longitude problem. Halley's achievements in the context of his own times will also be considered. List of Talks and Speakers:
1. Halley's achievements in the context of his own times (Sir Alan Cook, Cambridge)
2. The Paramore voyages in the history of exploration and science (Prof. N J W Thrower, UCLA)
3. Theories of the main geomagnetic field from Halley to today (Dr A Jackson, University of Leeds)
4. Charting the main geomagnetic field from Halley to today (Dr D R Barraclough, Edinburgh)
5. Halley's insight into the aurora (Dr D M Willis, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
6. Halley's part in the quest for Longitude (Prof. S R C Malin, London)
7. Halley and meteorology (Prof. J Meadows, Loughborough)
8. Halley and the tides (Dr D E Cartwright, Petersfield)
9. An astronomer's view of the oceans (Dr C W Hughes, POL Bidston)
Further information may be obtained from the organisers: Dr David R Barraclough, Dr Toby D G Clark, or from the Royal Astronomical Society.
November 15, 22, 29, 2000 - London The 2000 Panizzi Lectures features Michael Twyman: Breaking the mould: the first hundred years of lithography. To be held at the British Library, London on successive Wednesdays. Free tickets (bookable in advance) from the British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Tel:  20 7412 7332. This year's Panizzi lectures will focus on changes brought about by lithography in the design and production of a wide variety of graphic material: music, maps, and ephemera. Underpinning the series is the view that lithographic printers and their co-workers revealed limitations in the capabilities of earlier methods of print production by exploring the range of opportunities offered by the process. It will be shown how they responded to the economy, directness, versatility, and autographic qualities of lithography, and how some of the techniques they used led to the blurring of distinctions between printing processes.
November 15, 2000 - New York The New York Public Library Mercator Society cordially invites you to a reception and presentation Historic Maps & the Internet. We will look at the issues and possibilities involved in creating large, high resolution virtual libraries of historic maps on the Web. How will open Internet access to rare maps change their role as cultural objects? The potential collaboration between online libraries, teaching with Web-based map collections, software design issues, the relationship of the online collections to the physical collections, and why maps are uniquely suited to the Web, are some of the topics to be covered by David Rumsey - Californian and antiquarian map collector, with over 100,000 maps in his personal collection. 5:30 p. m. Reception, 6:00 p. m. Program. The New York Public Library, The Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (227), Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. R.S.V.P. (212) 930-0654.
November 15, 2000 - Paris The
annual meeting of the "History of Cartography" section of
the Comite Français de Cartographie. It takes place in the
Chateau de Vincennes, Pavillon du Roi, Salle des cartes.
M.A. de Villele : Les collections cartographiques du Service Historique de l'Armee de Terre et l'accueil des chercheurs
Emilie d'Orgeix : Atlas militaires manuscrits du XVIIe siecle a la bibliotheque du Service Historique de l'Armee de Terre
Michel Desbrieres : La cartographie de la Meuse aux environs de Stenay dans la premiere moitie du XVIIIe siecle. Lectures militaires d'un fleuve
Xavier Jauslin : L'oeuvre des ingenieurs-geographes en Allemagne de la guerre de Succession d'Autriche a la guerre de Sept Ans (1741-1763)
Monique Pelletier : La cartographie militaire en temps de paix au lendemain du traite de Paris (1763)
Emmanuel Jaurand : Les geographes francais et la carte topographique sous la Troisieme Republique
Additional information from Gilles Palsky, Universite de Paris XII-Val de Marne, Departement de Geographie, 61 av. du General de Gaulle, 94010 Creteil cedex (France)
November 16, 2000 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Dr Graham Burnett (History of Science Program, University of Oklahoma) Masters of All They Surveyed: Cartography, Exploration, Geography and a British 'El Dorado' - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. 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. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
November 16, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. Jack Dangermond, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc [ESRI] will present The Evolution of Geography and GIS: What It Means. ESRI's first commercial Geographic Information System (GIS) GIS product, ArcInfo, was launched in 1981. Originally designed to run on minicomputers, ArcInfo offered the first modern GIS efficiently integrated into a single system. ESRI became the first company to launch GIS on the World Wide Web with the introduction of ArcIMS in 2000. Mr. Dangermond, ESRI's Founder and President, will present a brief history of his company, describe how GIS has developed in the past 20 years, and tell us what GIS can do for us now and in the future. GIS is poised for even greater future growth. Innovations in computer technology now allow sophisticated GIS operations to be performed on the desktop. Faster and cheaper computers, network processing, electronic data publishing, and improved easier-to-use GIS technology are fueling rapid growth in the desktop area. Private businesses are adopting GIS technology as a decision support tool. The intricacies of Global Positioning System technology can be harnessed with GIS software. And with the introduction of live mapping applications to the World Wide Web, anyone with a computer has access to the benefits of GIS technology. For additional information contact Thomas F. Sander, 703-426 2880.
November 23, 2000 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Rodney Shirley present Symbolism and Art in the Decorative Cartographic Title-Page. Seminars are held in the Senior Common Room, School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford at 5pm. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by The Friends of TOSCA, Lovell Johns, Oxford Cartographers and the School of Geography, University of Oxford. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel : 01865 277013, fax : 01865 277139.
November 24-25, 2000 - Breda, The Netherlands The third European Map fair Friday 24 November from 11.00 to 21.00 and Saturday 25 November from 11.00 to 17.00. Mapdealers from England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Holland. Exhibition of maps from the age of "Charles V and the Belgium Lion" (Leo Belgicus). The Map Fair and exhibition will take place in Grote Kerk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
November 29, 2000 - Cambridge, England History of Cartography Seminar - Cambridge University. Ananya Kabir Cartography, Narrative and Ekphrasis in Walter of Châtillon's Alexandreis. Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Trinity Street at 5 pm. All welcome. For further details contact Alfred Hiatt, Trinity College.
November 29, 2000 - Denver You are probably aware of the reputation of the Denver Public Library as a distinguished and unique source of materials related to the history of the West, but likely have not been exposed to a significant part of those extensive resources. The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will improve on that situation with a program entitled Images of 19th Century Colorado from Exploration to Surveys by RMMS members Rose Ann Taht and Philip Panum, who are also members of the DPL staff. Rose Ann and Phil will discuss and lead us through a special Library exhibit of maps, paintings, lithographs, and photographs created as a result of the expeditions and surveys in Colorado by Maj. Stephen H. Long, Col. Henry R. Dodge, John C. Fremont, Ferdinand Hayden, George Wheeler and others. Note that images and maps both will be displayed in order to include the complete visual record of these early efforts by the United States to identify, describe, and document the area that now includes Colorado. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the Gates Room on the 5th floor of the Denver Public Library at 14th and Broadway. Please bring your own maps and related items which might add to the program. Frankly, with enough material, this meeting could demonstrate a large part of the content of a pretty good book if you would like to write it. In any case, please plan to join us on the Wednesday following Thanksgiving for another uniquely interesting RMMS program. Additional information from J. Paul Mathias, phone 303-333-0568.
December 5, 2000 - New York This is a special opportunity to enjoy a presentation by one of the New York Map Society's most illustrious members. NYMS member Braham Norwick will give a talk about the first scientific map of Tibet. Mr. Norwick, for those of you who haven't had the pleasure, is a truly engaging speaker. You are guaranteed to find his presentation on the Manchu Mapping of Tibet thoroughly captivating. New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd Street, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event is a scheduled presentation for the Lyceum Club [the retirees of the NYAS]. NYMS Members are welcome at Mr. Norwick's request as guests of the NYAS Lyceum Club. Those NYMS Members wishing to attend must, please, RSVP at 212--838-0230 ext 235, for Ms. Kwanza Baird to insure adequate seating.
December 7, 2000 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Peter Chasseaud (Military historian) Artillery's Astrologers: Mapping the Western Front, 1914-1918 - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. 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. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
December 7, 2000 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. A panel of speakers from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), the successor agency to the Defense Mapping Agency, will present a discussion of NIMA's Role in the Dayton Peace Accords. The signing of the Dayton Accords in December 1995 ended 43 months of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The intense negotiations in Dayton made extensive use of state-of-the-art mapping of the contested terrain. Our speakers were on the NIMA team that supported the negotiations. For additional information contact Thomas F. Sander, 703-426 2880.
December 9, 2000 - Brussels The Brussels
International Map Collectors' Circle (BIMCC) will have a conference
From the Low Countries to the High Seas - Dutch Maps from the Age
of Discoveries at the Collège St. Michel, 24, Bd.. St.
Michel, 1040 Brussels.
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome by the President ; introductory remarks by Francis Herbert, the Conference Chairman
10.10- 10.40 Rodney Shirley, The Dutch image of the world in world maps of the Golden Age of cartography
10.45-11.15 Monique Pelletier, From Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) to Bouguereau's Theatre françoys (1594)
11.20-11.50 Sjoerd de Meer, Touching the Arctic Circle-Willem Barentsz's quest for a Northeast passage
11.55-12.25 Uwe Schnall, The circumnavigation of the world by 0livier van Noort
13.00 - 14.45 Speakers' Lunch (on invitation)
15.00-15.30 Hans Kok, The voyage around Africa to the Far East
15.35 - 16.05 Peter van der Krogt, The Blaeu-Martini Atlas of China (1655)
16.15 Conference closes.
All presentations are in English, illustrated with slides and viewgraphs. A small exhibit of original maps will accompany the Conference and illustrate the subjects addressed. Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09; or from Secretary: V. Van de Kerckhof, W. de Croylaan 23, B-3001 Heverlee.
December 11, 2000 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.