Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2020

September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2020 - Singapore (Online) Yale-National University of Singapore has arranged an exciting series of online presentations under the title “Unlocking Historical Maps of Southeast Asia.” Each panel addresses key themes facing map historians today: circulations, histories, collections, publics, unlocking. The panels are from 7pm-9pm Singapore time (7am-9am Eastern time). Registration online.
23 September - What are the fields of production, reproduction and use in which historical maps circulate?
30 September - How do scholars use historical maps in the crafting of their spatial histories?
7 October - What cartographic collections are relevant to historical research on Southeast Asia?
14 October - How have historical maps be made more accessible to interested publics?
21 October - What technical tools unlock the content of maps and enhance interoperability?



October 1-3, 2020 - Arlington, Texas The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures, and the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society at the University of Texas Arlington has been postponed until September 30-October 3, 2021.



October 6, 2020 - Denver (Online) The Rocky Mountain Map Society Annual Scholar's Lecture will be on Zoom at 5:30 PM MT by Peter H. Wood. Peter is an emeritus professor of early American history from Duke University, best known for his pioneering work on African enslavement in colonial South Carolina. Ever since publishing an article on La Salle in the American Historical Review (April 1984), he has been interested in the extensive and muddled history of early French exploration in the America West. He will discuss Which Rivers Go Where?: French Efforts to Understand and Map the American West, 1670-1700. Registration required: Please email <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.



October 7-9, 2020 - Seville The International Committee for the History of Nautical Science has rescheduled the conference on Magellan, Elcano and the circumnavigations to March 1-5, 2021.



October 14, 2020 - Washington (Online) The Washington Rare Book Group will have a virtual presentation from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Chet Van Duzer will speak about Colored as its Creators Intended: Hand-Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of Ptolemy’s Geography. Chet will begin by examining the “workshop coloring scheme” in the 1482 and 1486 editions of Ptolemy’s Geography—the coloring scheme offered by the books’ producers. He then introduces the 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geography, whose maps were made by Martin Waldseemüller, and presents the results of his census of all of the extant hand-colored exemplars of the book to identify the coloring scheme intended by the creators of that edition. His research results shed light not only on Waldseemüller’s workshop practices and early modern hand-coloring techniques, but on the cartographic and aesthetic philosophy behind the coloring of these maps. Attendees must RSVP by Tuesday October 13th so that they can receive an email with login instructions prior to the event. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24-48 hours in advance of the program.



October 15, 2020 – Chicago (Online) The Chicago Map Society will be have a virtual Zoom meeting at 6:00PM CT. E.J. Neafsey will discuss The Voyages of Marquette and Jolliet in 1673-1675 as Described in the Jesuit Relations. In 1673 Jolliet and Marquette and five other men made their famous journey to the Mississippi, leaving from St. Ignace. The story of these events will be told in the words of the “Jesuit Relations,” annual reports sent back to Paris by the Jesuit missionaries in New France at that time. Contact Curtis Wright at curtis.personett(at)gmail.com for Zoom login instructions.



October 16-17, 2020 - Venice The Brussels Map Circle and the Italian old map collectors association Roberto Almagià regret that the Joint Cartography Conference has to be canceled because of the Covid-19 situation.



October 20, 2020 – Washington and Denver (Online) The Washington Map Society and the Rocky Mountain Map Society are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time. Chris Lane will be speaking about Prejudice and the Shaping of the American West. This lecture will examine how nineteenth century maps reflected and effected prejudice’s role in the shaping of the American West.



October 21-22, 2020 - Barcelona (Online) The 8º Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía, organized by the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, will be held virtually. The official languages of the symposium are Spanish and Portuguese, and the focus will be The map as an element of cultural connection between America and Europe. Register online.



October 21, 2020 - Portland, Maine (Online) The Osher Map Library invites you to join us 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT for the first annual DiMatteo lecture and the first event in our Fall Lecture Series, Visualizing the Holocaust, presented by Dr. Anne Knowles, McBride Professor of History, University of Maine, and Co-Founder of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative. The Holocaust was an intensely geographical event that affected people and places across Europe and beyond. This lecture will present dynamic, creative maps and other visualizations from the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, whose interdisciplinary work has helped inspire the "spatial turn" in Holocaust Studies. Registration online.



October 21-25, 2020 – San Francisco (Online) Due to COVID-19 the traditional in-person San Francisco Map & Print Fair at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has been canceled until 2021. However, with the advancement and widespread adoption of video conference technology, we are happy to bring the San Francisco Map & Print Fair to you virtually. Through the virtual platform by Collectible Events, virtual attendees will be able to browse and purchase hundreds of maps and prints from the comfort and safety of their home or office starting at 10:00 AM Eastern time. Additionally, there will be lectures offered by the California Map Society.



October 22, 2020 – London (Online) The Thirtieth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings normally are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. PJ Mode (Collector and Researcher, Curator of the Persuasive Maps Collection, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA) will talk about Persuasive Cartography: Art, Science and Deception. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



October 22, 2020 – Richmond (Online) Join the Library of Virginia for the 17th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography which is hosted by the Fry-Jefferson Map Society. The lectures are presented as a series of virtual events on August 19, 2020, September 23, 2020, and October 22, 2020. Explorations of the Albemarle Sound region and the first English settlements of the Roanoke Islands in the 1580s are the topic of the free virtual events. Join us for one, or all three. Participants will receive an email closer to the event date from “Education and Outreach” with a link to join the virtual event through GoToWebinar. Each event is free and begins at 7:00 PM.
Cassandra Britt Farrell (Library of Virginia senior map archivist) will discuss 17th-Century Maps of Virginia, Maryland, & the Southeast, 1590–1720. Registration is required. For more information contact Dawn Greggs <dawn.greggs(at)lva.virginia.gov> at 804.692.3813.



October 23, 2020 – Brussels The next seminar at Research Center on Ancient, Medieval & Early Modern Culture featuring speaker Luis Robles has been canceled because of Covid restrictions.



October 23, 2020 - Stanford (Online) The California Map Society, in partnership with the David Rumsey Map Center, sponsors a student essay competition each year. The essay winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The winner for the 2019-20 competition is Arman Kassam. We are delighted that he will be speaking on his winning essay Mappaemundi as Self-Portrait: Deference and Dissidence in the Worlds of Guaman Poma and Urbano Monte at 2:45-4:15 pm. In this online talk, Arman plans on discussing the fascinating intersections between two different amateur cartographers on separate ends of the early 16th-century Spanish Empire. The stories of Urbano Monte, a Milanese nobleman engaged in a personal project concerning universal knowledge, and Guaman Poma, a Quechua nobleman who subversively asserted his right to territory in the Nueva Corónica, intertwine in unexpected ways. Register for this Zoom meeting.



October 24, 2020 – Los Angeles (Online) The California Map Society southern California Fall Conference will be virtual. To attend please click here to register. Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link.
10:30-10:45 am | Welcome – President Ron Gibbs, immediate past President Jon Jablonski and Vice President Courtney Spikes
10:45-11:30 am | Nick Kanas,
Celestial Maps in Art. Presentation followed by Q&A.
11:30-12:15 am | Ryan Mattke,
Mapping Prejudice: Cartographic Activism and Primary Sources, 1930s-1950s. Presentation followed by Q&A.
12:15-12:30 pm | Break
12:30-1:15 pm | Courtney Scarborough,
California Kelp Groves: 1912 and now. Presentation followed by Q&A.
1:15-1:30 pm | Closing – President Ron Gibbs and immediate past President Jon Jablonski



October 29, 2020 – Williamsburg (Online) The Williamsburg Map Circle is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronald Grim’s postponed April 2020 lecture has been rescheduled as a Zoom meeting. Please join us at 5:30 pm for America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century. Please email Ellen Spore <ellen.spore(at)gmail.com> to let us know if you would like to join us for the webinar. We will send you further information including log in instructions as it becomes available.



October 31, 2020 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will meet virtually, via Zoom, at 2 PM. Please RSVP to MapSocietyNY(at)gmail.com if you need Zoom link. Lars Grava will speak on: At the Edge of Empires - Maps of the Baltic States". Lars, in a reprise of his Fall 2019 presentation to the Washington Map Society, will discuss how maps have more than two dimensions, as they also illuminate political, societal, cultural, and economic features of the geographies they depict.



November 3, 2020 – January 26, 2021: Tuesdays – Hamburg (Online) When we enter a map shop today, we would hardly find any map without colours. Colours and maps seem to have a strong relationship. Modern technical possibilities of designing and printing maps make it easy to create coloured maps. But our today’s standard is the result of a centuries-long development of the practise of map production. Colours on printed (and hand-drawn) maps have been an additional element over a long period of time and were not a ‘natural part’ of the map like today. In this sense, the colouring of maps provides insights into the production, use and interpretation of maps by their producers and users since the beginning of this process. Therefore, a multi-facetted approach is essential for a better understanding of hand-coloured maps. With a cross-cultural historical approach, and a wide range of international speakers from different disciplines we will address and discuss the material nature and meaning of colours on maps from their individual research perspectives. The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Universität Hamburg, has a virtual lecture series: Maps and Colours. Lecture is via Zoom and is from 4-6 pm. Zoom link to be announced. Additional information from Diana Lange <diana.lange(at)hu-berlin.de>, Benjamin van der Linde <Benjamin.vanderLinde(at)hk24.de>, or Peter Zietlow <peter.zietlow(at)uni-hamburg.de>.
03 November: Dr Diana Lange (Hamburg), Dr Benjamin van der Linde (Hamburg) - Understanding hand-coloured maps-or why maps and colours should not be studied separately
10 November: Kam Wing Fung (Hongkong) - Colours in East Asian Celestial Charts and Cartographical Maps
17 November: Dr Peter Zietlow (Hamburg) - Identifying colourants - Non- and minimal-invasive analysis of pigments and dyes
24 November: Nick Millea (Oxford) - From paint to pixels: pigment analysis on the medieval Gough Map of Great Britain
08 December: Jun.-Prof. Dr Hanna Wimmer (Hamburg) - Till we found a sea of green: Colour in medieval maps
15 December: Dr Nadja Danilenko (Hamburg) - Color-coding the Islamic world. How the maps in the Book of Routes and Realms (10th c.) transformed during its transmission
05 January: Dr Anna Boroffka (Hamburg) - Green pearls and blue waves: On the iconography of water in early colonial maps from Mexico
12 January: Jun.-Prof. Dr Stephanie Zehnle (Kiel) - German Paper, Islamic Colours? African Maps of Cameroon
19 January: Dr.Martijn Storms (Leiden) - The meaning of colours on early modern property maps
26 January: Juliette Dumasy-Rabineau (Orleans) - Colours on French local maps from 14th to 16th century



November 5-6, 2020 - Hamburg In the framework of our innovative interdisciplinary research project “Coloured Maps” we are organizing a workshop with a cross-cultural approach to discuss the material nature and meaning of colours on maps. In the workshop Maps and Colours we will discuss methods and discourses, dyes and analytical approaches. We will focus on European and Asian maps between 15th and 19th century. Registration is available online. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Diana Lange (Asian maps) <diana.lange(at)hu-berlin.de>, Benjamin van der Linde (European maps; general information) <Benjamin.vanderLinde(at)hk24.de>, or Peter Zietlow (natural science) <peter.zietlow(at)uni-hamburg.de>.



November 6, 2020 - Stanford (Online) The David Rumsey Map Center will have a webinar 2:45-4:15 pm. Ana Pulido Rull will discuss Mapping Indigenous Land: Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain. Between 1536 and 1601, at the request of the colonial administration, indigenous artists from colonial Mexico crafted more than 200 maps to be used as evidence in litigation over land distribution. These land grant maps, or mapas de mercedes de tierra, tell the stories of hundreds of Natives and Spaniards who engaged in legal proceedings either to request land, to oppose a petition, or to negotiate its terms. Ana Pulido Rull spent various years examining these striking painted maps and reading the court records from the land disputes at the Mexican National Archives. Click here to register.



November 12, 2020 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina The Moravian Archives Lunchtime Lecture Series presents Christian Reuter: Moravian GIS Mapper for Forsyth County, by Dr. Rod Meyer, former Director, Historic Bethabara Park. This lecture will be from 12:15-1:00pm in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall in the Archie K. Davis Center (Moravian Archives), 457 S Church St.



November 12, 2020 - Chicago (Online) The Chicago Map Society will have a virtual meeting at 6:00 PM. Richard Pegg will speak about A Timeline of City Maps. Mapping a World of Cities is a collaborative timeline between ten of the cartographic institutions in the U.S. with the biggest and most comprehensive repositories of digitized maps. We’ve brought together our digital collections under a common theme: the link between cartography and the historical development of cities, from the sixteenth century to the present. With 85 maps of cities all across the world, Mapping a World of Cities showcases what we can do when we collaborate on digital projects, bringing collections strengths from many different institutions into a single virtual experience. Richard Pegg from the MacLean Collection (one of the ten cartographic institutions included) will be hosting a special presentation to the Chicago Map Society in which he introduces the timeline and discusses its development. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for Zoom Meeting registration information.



November 13-14, 2020 - New Orleans (Online) The Society for the History of Discoveries has made a difficult decision to hold our 60th Anniversary 2020 SHD Annual Meeting virtually, via Zoom. The theme is New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Cultural Crossroads. Conference schedule and Zoom registration link are online. Meeting is 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time each day.



November 18, 2020 - Portland, Maine (Online) The Osher Map Library invites you 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT for our annual Mattson-New York Times Lecture and the second event in our Fall 2020 Lecture Series. Tim Wallace, PhD, Senior Editor for Geography, The New York Times, will discuss Mapping the 2020 Election; a behind-the-scenes look at how the New York Times used maps and geography to help readers understand the political makeup of the country during one of the most complicated election years in recent memory. Registration online.



November 18, 2020 - Washington (Online) The Library of Congress will celebrate "GIS Day 2020" with a streaming conference Mapping the Pandemic: Cases, Mutations & Vaccines. For almost everyone in the world, the last few months have been unlike any experienced in their lifetimes. The current public health crisis, spawned by the outbreak of COVID-9, has shown that viral pathogens pose an ever-present danger to global human health and economic stability. For cartographers and epidemiologists tracking the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, trying to understand its evolution and mutation, and analyzing the distribution of billions of doses of a potential vaccine, has presented a geospatial analysis challenge like none other. Speakers for “GIS Day 2020” will look closely at how mapping and GIS technologies have been used to help public health officials, emergency rooms, epidemiologists and the general public struggle understand the spread of the disease and allocate precious resources. Additional details to come.



November 19, 2020 – Washington (Online) The Washington Map Society is offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Katherine Parker (Research Officer for Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, and Chair, WMS Walter W. Ristow Prize) will speak about Northern Seas: The Mapping of the North Pacific before the Voyages of James Cook. Before Cook’s third voyage in search of the Northwest Passage (1776-1780), few European ships had sailed north of the traditional Spanish galleon route; those that had were sparsely reported, as in the case of Bering’s Kamchatka expeditions, or dubiously reported, as in the case of the apocryphal Admiral de la Fonte. This presentation will focus on the geographic discourse about the North Pacific prior to Cook’s third voyage, with an especial emphasis on the period 1670-1776. Katie will also provide a short overview of the new map history network H-Maps, an international digital forum sponsored by the International Society for the History of the Map.



November 21, 2020 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will meet virtually, via Zoom, at 2 PM. Please RSVP to MapSocietyNY(at)gmail.com for Zoom link. Dr. Larry Tise will speak about his recent co-authored book: "Theodore de Bry -- America: The Complete Plates from 1590-1602". Dr. Tise will discuss his research in writing the book and will show many of the beautiful maps and native Americans depicted.



November 24, 2020 – Cambridge, England (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet via Zoom at 5.30 pm. Please register at sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk for the link. Walter Arader (New York) will speak about Mapping anarchy: cartography during the rise of the British East India Company. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330987. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



December 2, 2020 - Portland, Maine (Online) The Osher Map Library invites you to join us 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT for "Make the Map All White:" The Use of Maps in the Suffrage and Prohibition Campaigns, a lecture by Dr. Susan Schulten. Maps were essential instruments in two of the most ambitious challenges to American law in the twentieth century: the suffrage and prohibition campaigns. Persuasive maps have long been deployed in American history and were especially important in generating opposition to slavery in the west in the 1850s. Registration online.



December 3, 2020 – Washington and Chicago (Online) The Washington Map Society and the Chicago Map Society are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time. Please join Linda Gartz, for a Zoom discussion about How Federal Government Redlining Maps Segregated America. She will discuss her award-winning book, “Redlined, and her discovery of the redlining maps used by the federal government to exclude African Americans from the middle-class dream of home ownership. Inspired by a trove of long-hidden family letters, diaries, photos, spanning the 20th Century, “Redlined” interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. Linda will display digitized versions of original redlining maps, share photos, read short excerpts from “Redlined,” and speak about the lasting impact of redlining maps that segregated America. Plenty of time for Q&A.



December 4, 2020 - Paris The naturalist, botanical and zoological gardens share with cartography the willingness to describe the world in a way that is both exhaustive and orderly. The scales, materials, appearances of the representation are certainly different. But it is good, in the map as in the garden, to develop an image of the world that can be read by everyone. Maps and gardens are part of this great scientific effort which consists in making people see and understand the world and its spaces, natural and human. The study day, Du jardin vers le monde et du monde au jardin : la cartographie et l’histoire naturelle [From the garden to the world and from the world to garden: cartography and natural history], organized jointly by the History Commission of the French Cartography Committee and the Museum Libraries Directorate National d'Histoire Naturelle sets out to explore the relationships that have developed between cartography and the garden, in particular at the Jardin des Plantes.Confernece to be held in the auditorium of the Grand Gallery of Evolution, National Museum of Natural History, 36 rue Geoffroy, Saint-Hilaire.



December 4, 2020 - Stanford (Online) The David Rumsey Map Center will have a webinar 2:45-4:15 pm. Nick Kanas will discuss Mapping the Heavens: Celestial Cartography from Ancient to Modern Times. In this online talk, Nick Kanas will explore the evolution of celestial cartography. Click here to register.



December 5, 2020 - New York The New York Map Society will have a Members-Only Field Trip + Holiday Social. Either (Depending on weather and CDC guidelines): Virtual Field Trip to tour the David Rumsey Map Center, plus a Holiday Social with catered appetizers/drinks at Avenues HQ or...Onsite Field Trip to see "The Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System" and "Panorama of the City of New York," Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens NY 11368. Phone: (718) 592-9700. (15-min.walk from Mets/Willets Point stop on the #7 subway. Parking available). Please RSVP to MapSocietyNY(at)gmail.com



December 10, 2020 – London (Online) The Thirtieth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings normally are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Dr Ronald Grim (formerly Curator of Maps, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center, Boston Public Library, USA) will speak about Annotated Atlases: Unravelling Stories of Personal Provenance. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



December 11-15, 2020 - Paris (Online) The 2020 edition of the Paris Map & Instrument fair will now take place virtually. Due to COVID-19 the traditional in-person fair at Hotel Ambassador has been canceled until 2021. However, with the advancement and widespread adoption of video conference technology, we are happy to bring the Fair to you virtually through the virtual platform by Collectible Events. Virtual attendees will be able to browse and purchase hundreds of maps and prints, connect with dealers via zoom video, and sit in on live presentations by leading map experts.



December 17, 2020 - Chicago (Online) The Chicago Map Society will have a virtual Annual Holiday Party & Silent Auction at 7:00 PM. Details are still being finalized. Though the event may be held virtually, rest assured knowing there will be a variety of interesting cartographic material available on which to bid. We also hope to have the option to continue our tradition of the member “Show and Tell.” If you have an item that you’d like to donate to the auction, or share with the membership, please drop us a line! Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for Zoom Meeting registration information.


2021

January 5, 2021 – Washington (Online) The Washington Map Society is offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Matthew H. Edney (University of Southern Maine and University of Wisconsin–Madison) will take us through the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education’s current exhibition, Mapping Maine: The Land and Its Peoples, 1677–1842, which is their contribution to the marking of the bicentennial of Maine statehood in 1820.



January 21, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Michael Flaherty will speak about Map Collecting Device Collection. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



January 21, 2021 – London (Online) The Thirtieth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings normally are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Dr Radu Leca (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Heidelberg University, Germany) will discuss Bathymetric Maps of Tokyo Bay: A Transnational History. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



January 27, 2021 - Vienna Prof. Dr. Stefaan Missinne, global collector and researcher on the Italian Renaissance, will speak about The Da Vinci globe at 18.30 in the cinema of the Austrian National History Museum, Burgring 7. Missinne will speak about the oldest globe on which the New World is shown for the first time.



January 15-16, 2021 - Paris The annual conference of the Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles has adopted the theme Cartes et cartographie dans le monde anglophone aux 17e et 18e siècles.



February 18, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Dr. Miquel Gonzalez-Meler will discuss Mapping Climate Change. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



February 18, 2021 – London (Online) The Thirtieth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings normally are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. This meeting is sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. Dr Megan Barford (Curator of Cartography, Royal Museums Greenwich, London), Hakluyt Society Speaker, will speak about Map Collecting at the National Maritime Museum: Histories and Futures. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



February 22, 2021 – Washington, Denver, and San Francisco (Online) The Washington Map Society, in conjunction with the California and Rocky Mountain Map Societies, is offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT/ 5:00 PM MT/ 4:00 PT. Ronald S. Gibbs (former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Consulting Professor, Stanford University) will talk about On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution, 1775-1776. In this presentation, we will share the momentous ideas, great personalities, and seemingly incredible outcome of the early years of the American Revolution. Using 18th century maps to show the terrain and tactics, we will experience Gen. George Washington’s tough decisions, near disasters, and ultimate victories. The maps will include depictions of Bunker Hill, New York City, Westchester County, and Trenton. To tell one of the most thrilling stories in American history, we will supplement these great maps with portraits, prints and current day photos.



February 23, 2021 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Michael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge) will discuss Polar maps and their histories: reflections on the changing fortunes of cosmography. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330987. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



March 1-5, 2021 - Seville The International Committee for the History of the Nautical Science is pleased to announce the XIX International Reunion for the History of Nautical Science which is coordinated by the Pablo de Olavide University and the Higher Council for Scientific Research. On this occasion, with Seville being the venue and coinciding with the fifth centenary of the first circumnavigation, the conference will have the title: Magellan, Elcano, circumnavigations and great oceanic explorations (XV-XX centuries). The conference will be dedicated to analyzing and discussing scientific and nautical aspects (including cultural, practical and theoretical subjects) connected to Magellan and Elcano’s navigation. The conference will be open to dialogue on scientific issues related to the first oceanic voyages across the oceans, great sailings and other circumnavigations from the 16th to the 21st century. Additional information from <irhns.sevilla(at)gmail.com>.



March 11-13, 2021 - Paris XVII Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les champs culturels en Amérique latine International Colloquium, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, will be about The use of maps. Mapping in Latin America (XIX-XXI centuries). The colloquium corresponds to our desire for convergence between diverse disciplinary practices. Thus, both literature scholars and historians, and of course geographers, can participate in reflection: the former with their reading and deciphering practices, historians by their approach to maps as social, discursive and epistemic products.



March 18, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



March 23, 2021 – Washington and Denver (Online) The Washington Map Society and the Rocky Mountain Map Society are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time. Susan Schulten (Professor of History, University of Denver) will discuss Make the Map All White”: Visual Strategies in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments. Maps were essential tools for two of the most ambitious challenges to American law in the twentieth century: the suffrage and prohibition campaigns. Taking their cues from reformers of the nineteenth century, prohibitionists and suffragists used stark, persuasive maps to gain public support. Both movements began with regional strengths—suffrage in the west, prohibition in the south—and designed maps to leverage that regional power for their agendas. As suffrage and prohibition pivoted from state level campaigns to federal amendments after 1913, these maps amplified support across the entire nation. A closer look at the common slogan of the two campaigns, “Make the Map All White,” reveals the degree to which they also navigated—and exploited—racial and ethnic divisions in order to achieve their legislative and constitutional goals.



March/April 2021 – Lisbon The international workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart, postponed from 2020, will take place at the Hydrographic Institute. This will be the third Lisbon meeting dedicated to the History of Nautical Cartography. The first and second were held in 2016 and 2018, and were focused on the history of the medieval portolan chart. This time, the scope has been enlarged as to also include other periods and cartographic models. Additional information from Joaquim Alves Gaspar <alvesgasparj(at)gmail.com>.



April 15, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



April 29, 2021 – London (Online) The Thirtieth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings normally are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Dr Djoeke van Netten (Department of History, University of Amsterdam) will speak about The Landscape and the Ship. Mapping Seventeenth Century Naval Battles. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



May 4, 2021 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. There will be a talk about Asian maps, and speaker is to be confirmed. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330987. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



May 20, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Dr. Martin Foys will speak about The Virtual Mappa Project. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



May 27, 2021 – London (Online) The Thirtieth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings normally are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Dr Angelo Cattaneo (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome) will discuss What Is a Map? The Case of Fra Mauro's Mappamundi: Author's Intentions, Modern Receptions. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



June 12-13, 2021 - London The London Map Fair brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore.



June 17, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



July 4-9, 2021 – Bucharest The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held at Aula Magna of the Central University Library “Carol I”. The main conference theme, Conflict and Cartography, aims to explore the intricate conflictual content of mapping and mapmaking in fields such as war, politics, ideology, cultural or intellectual history. The conference is being organized by the National Museum of Maps and Old Books and the University of Bucharest, in collaboration with Imago Mundi Ltd. Additional information from Christina Toma at <ichc2021(at)gmail.com> or <office(at)muzeulhartilor.ro>



July 19-23, 2021 - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil The organizing committee of the 57th International Congress of Americanists has the pleasure of inviting the international scientific community to the conference America and its borders: multiple voices, multiple encounters. Teachers, students and researchers from at least 80 countries will have the opportunity to share their knowledge, to exchange experiences, and to live excellent moments of interculturalism in one of the most unique areas of the entire American continent. The complex border processes that have defined, sometimes in unstable ways, the imperial state sovereignty in these regions will be examined in many ways including that of cartography, There will be special activities in Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) and Puerto Iguazú (Argentine) that are neighboring to Foz do Iguaçu.



August 25-27, 2021 - Sydney The State Library of New South Wales, in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, will sponsor a symposium at the State Library of New South Wales in honor of the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. The Mapping the Pacific conference starts with a reception on the evening of 25 August at the State Library. Additional information from Maggie Patton <maggie.patton(at)sl.nsw.gov.au>, Senior Curator.



September 1-4, 2021 - Basel The 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held at Kollegiengebäude der Universität. Additional information from Dr. Markus Heinz <kartographiegeschichte(at)sbb.spk-berlin.de> or Dr. des. Noah Regenass < Noah.Regenass(at)unibas.ch>.



September 17-18, 2021 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S Main St, will be hosting a two day conference Mapping and Migration. From the earliest mapping of North America by European navigators to campaigns during the French & Indian War and the American Revolution to further exploration through westward expansion, join us as we delve into how different communities used maps as tools to establish unique visions of the American South. Margaret Pritchard is helping organize this event and she has an impressive list of speakers signed up.



September 24-25, 2021 – Rome Third edition of the Rome Map, Atlas & Travel Book Fair will be taking place at 80 Piazza Santi Apostoli with 30 International map dealers from Italy, Europe and America. Access to the fair is free of charge. Open Friday 17.00-21.00 and Saturday 10.00-20.00.



September 30-October 3, 2021 - Arlington, Texas The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures, and the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society will be held at the University of Texas Arlington. The theme is Coordinating Cartographic Collections and the accompanying exhibit will feature recent acquisitions.



Autumn, 2021 – Brussels The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held in conjunction with the Royal Library.



2022

Autumn, 2022 – Texas The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. Details to be announced.


2023

July 2-8, 2023 - Lyon, France The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be held at Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.



Autumn, 2023 – Helsinki The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. Details to be announced.


Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>