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1, 2021 – California (Online)
Map Society 2021 Spring Conference will be held as two virtual
sessions: May 1st and May 15th. Session One schedule:
9:00-9:15 am | Welcome – President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Tom Paper
9:15-10:00 am | Benjamin Grant, Founder of Overview, on How We Change The Earth.
10:00-10:45 am | Daniel Crouch, Co-Founder of Daniel Crouch Rare Books, on Contagious Cartography, A Panorama of Pandemics & Plagues.
10:45-11:00 am | Break
11:00-11:45 am | Steve Hanon, President of New York Map Society, on Maps of Spain in the Age of Discovery.
11:45-12:15 am | Adjourn and CMS Business Meeting
This event is open to both members and non-members. To attend the May 1st session, please click here to register. Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link. Please email Tom Paper <tom(at)websterpacific.com> for any questions.
May 4, 2021 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 1:00 pm (UK time). Peter Geldart (Philippine Map Collectors Society) will speak about Nicholas Norton Nicols and his maps of Mindanao. All are welcome. For details on how to join, please send an email to events(at)emma.cam.ac.uk The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
May 6-7, 2021 - Budapest (Online) The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association, is organising the 15th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage jointly with the 22nd Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group - MAGIC on Challenges in Modern Map Librarianship. The joint conference will be held online in partnership with the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University.
May 12-14, 2021 - Aberystwyth (Online) The Carto Cymru-Wales Map Symposium 2021, held by the National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, will be online this year. This year’s symposium, Surveying the Streets, will focus on how towns and cities have been mapped through time and how this can help us to understand the history and processes of urban growth. See the full programme and book tickets.
15, 2021 – California (Online)
Map Society 2021 Spring Conference will be held as two virtual
sessions: May 1st and May 15th. Session Two schedule:
9:00-9:15 am | Welcome – President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Tom Paper
9:15-10:00 am | Jim Schein, Founder of Schein & Schein, and Tom Paper, Founder of The Digital Gallery, on The Cartographic History of San Francisco.
10:00-10:45 am | Courtney Spikes, Historian and CMS Vice President, on The History & Cartography of Waterloo.
10:45-11:00 am | Break
11:00-11:45 am | Susan Schulten, American Historian, and Professor at University of Denver, on How Maps Made America.
This event is open to both members and non-members. To attend the May 15th session, please click here to register. Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link. Please email Tom Paper <tom(at)websterpacific.com> for any questions.
May 15, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Cartographic historian and New York Map Society member Chet Van Duzer will speak on Shipwrecks, Treasure, and Maps at the End of the Seventeenth Century: The Manuscript Atlases of William Hack. Registration is not required. In this talk, following a look at some of the equipment available in the 16th and 17th centuries for recovering material from shipwrecks, Chet will discuss the manuscript atlases made by the English cartographer William Hack in the latter part of the 17th century. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.
May 17, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies 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, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Matthew Gilmore will speak about Tilting Washington's National Mall. One of the major decisions the Senate Park (or McMillan) Commission made in 1901 was to create a new centerline for the National Mall, around which to shape its design. Instead of drawing it directly east/west from the Capitol, continuing the line of East Capitol Street, they deflected it southward to pass through the Washington Monument. This was to cope with the design flaw of the misplaced Washington Monument. This was not entirely new... a few others seem to have considered this as a solution before the Commission did. But most other planners had a raft of other ideas whether to or how to cope with the "misplacement" of the Washington Monument, generally designing around it, but not reorienting the entire landscape. This new centerline (and the width of the Mall proposed by the Commission) became a key design element and determined the location and (even) design of the buildings on the Mall--including the Department of Agriculture and the New National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural history).
May 19, 2021 - Vienna (Online) The Anthropological Society in Vienna has invited Prof. Dr. Stefaan Missinne, globe collector and researcher on the Italian Renaissance, to speak about The Da Vinci Globe. Dating from 1504, it is the oldest globe on which the New World is shown for the first time. Missinne will present his research on this globe which appears in his book "The Da Vinci Globe", Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. Lecture will be at 18.30 via zoom. Contact <ag(at)nhm-wien.ac.at> for the Zoom link.
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 20, 2021 – Oxford (Online) The 28th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Register by clicking here. Chet Van Duzer (The Lazarus Project, University of Rochester) will discuss Shipwrecks and treasure in the manuscript maps of William Hack. Additional information from Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 21, 2021 - Stanford (Online) The David Rumsey Map Center will have a talk by Laura Bliss. Maps mattered during the pandemic—not just data-driven maps that pointed us to spikes in new infections or hospitalizations. In 2020, Bloomberg CityLab asked readers to send in homemade maps of what their worlds look like after coronavirus. The hundreds of maps received were so many windows into the sprawling economic, environmental, and social sea changes that swept the world along with the virus. All together, they are a unique—and deeply personal—document of the pandemic and how it changed our daily lives. But why, and how? Laura Bliss' talk, The Quarantine Atlas, will expand on how these maps served as a powerful medium for making sense of a year of grief, tumult, and extended uncertainty. The talk will take place on Zoom: 2:45pm PDT: Zoom opens, 3:00pm PDT: Talk by Bliss, followed by Q&A. For more information and to register, click here.
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 1, 2021 - Denver (Online) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will host a talk at 5:30 PM MT. Dr. Joe Bryan, CU Boulder Geography Department, will speak about his new book: Radical Cartographies: Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America. Additional information from Naomi E Heiser <Naomi.Heiser(at)Colorado.edu>.
June 3, 2021 – Oxford (Online) The 28th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Register by clicking here. Katherine Parker (Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. / Hakluyt Society) will discuss Revision and erasure: indigenous presence and maps of southern Patagonia, 1670-1750. Additional information from Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
June 9, 2021 – London (Online) The International Map Collectors' Society annual Malcolm Young Lecture will be at 7:00 pm. Daniel Crouch will discuss A Protestant Wind or Hot Air? A study of the Astor Armada drawings. In January 2021 a set of ten ink and watercolour drawings were acquired by the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The re-discovered manuscripts are the earliest visual representations of the progress of the Spanish Armada and depict one of the greatest events in British naval history. The chronicle events from the sighting of the fleet at the Lizard on 29 July 1588 to the Battle of Gravelines on 8 August 1588. The drawings had, in 1828, been identified as preparatory sketches for Robert Adams and August Ryther’s engravings, ‘Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam Vera Descriptio’– the first commercially-produced English prints – published in 1590, to accompany Ryther’s description of the battle, A Discourse Concerninge the Spanishe Fleet. The lecture discusses the penmanship, provenance and production of the maps, and raises the possibility that, rather than being preparatory sketches for a printed work, they comprise separately-produced illustrations to accompany a now lost manuscript despatch of the campaign. In either case, both the drawings and the prints are shown to have played a vital role as part of Protestant propaganda and the Tudor spin machine. Registration is required.
June 10, 2021 - Montreal (Online) The International Society for the History of the Map's virtual 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held from 1:00-4:00pm UTC -5 (Eastern Time US); 18:00-21:00 UTC (London); 19:00-22:00 UTC+1 (Europe) via Zoom. In addition to the General Meeting, we are delighted to present the inaugural winner for the ISHMap Prize in Map History; open the call for papers for the VI ISHMap 2022 symposium and workshop; and announce the venue and host for ISHMap VII in July 2023. Contact ISHMap Secretary <ishmap.secretary(at)gmail.com> for the Zoom meeting link.
June 12-13, 2021 - London The London Map Fair is canceled.
June 12, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Historian Lindsay Frederick Braun (PhD, Rutgers, 2008, Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, 2020-2021 Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study [Amsterdam]) will speak on Cartographic Authorities and Compilation Networks in 19th-Century South Africa. Braun's work over the last decade and a half has involved surveying, mapping, and struggles over land and landscape in South Africa between the middle of the 19th century and the First World War. Before the South African War (1899-1902) and Union in 1910, the mapping of the South African subcontinent fell to a variety of semi-official actors with both private and public networks of information. With a paucity of numerical data, decisions regarding what information appeared as knowledge on a map or in text often fell to particular practitioners with the most robust networks, and their work in turn fed into others and shaped imaginations as well as policy. In this talk, Braun looks primarily at the two Boer Republics—the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal)—and divergences between the illusion of precision and the cartographic ideal of accuracy that exposed the limitations of knowledge and the erasure of certain kinds of information in the service of colonial priorities. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.
June 14-16, 2021 - Montreal (Online) The 53rd annual Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives/Association des cartothèques et archives cartographiques du Canada CARTO conference will be held online between 1-3PM EST. With that in mind, the theme this year is Old Is New Is Old. Presenters are encouraged to submit their presentations, posters, and other multimedia work in mapping and geospatial fields for this event, which promises to be a thrilling new take on the old conference format. This event will also include the ACMLA/ACACC annual general meeting, and some surprise social events!
June 16, 2021 – London (Online) Peter Geldart will address the International Map Collectors' Society on a virtual lecture at 2:00 pm. He will discuss Mapping the British Occupation of Manila 1762–64. Towards the end of the Seven Years War, the East India Company (EIC) saw an opportunity, supported by the British government, to seize the Philippines from Spain. An invasion fleet was assembled in Madras and arrived in Manila Bay on 23 September 1762. Within ten days Manila had fallen, and the acting Governor-General, Archbishop Manuel Antonio Rojo, surrendered. The British went on to capture Cavite and the Manila galleon Santísima Trinidad, but faced resistance by a native army under Simón de Anda. Under the terms of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Manila was returned to Spain on 31 March 1794 by the then Provisional Deputy-Governor, Alexander Dalrymple, who would later become hydrographer to the EIC and (in 1795) the first Hydrographer to the British Admiralty. Peter will discuss the background to the invasion, the dramatic attack on the fortified citadel, subsequent events, the return of Manila to Spain, and the cartographic consequences of the occupation. To illustrate his talk, he will show maps from the British Library, George III’s Collection of Military Maps held by the Royal Collection Trust, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection at the Boston Public Library, the Library of Congress, and private collections in Manila. Registration is required.
June 17, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.
June 23, 2021 – London (Online) The International Map Collectors' Society will have a virtual lecture at 7:00 pm. Paula van Gestel will discuss Wall maps published in the Netherlands between c.1550 and 1850. Paula van Gestel will present aspects of her research for a cartobibliography on Dutch wall maps which she has been compiling with Günter Schilder since 2010. In addition to setting out their defining characteristics, manner of construction, sources, geographic and decorative content and the historical context, she will also discuss several prominent publishers of wall maps, the commercial environment, and issues of privileges and commissions. Registration is requjired.
June 24, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies 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, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Leah Thomas will discuss “nearly in a circular form”: Mapping the Cherokee Nation through John Marrant’s Narrative (1785). Taken into captivity by the Cherokee, John Marrant is saved by the Chief’s daughter, echoing John Smith’s "The Generall Historie" (1624) during a pivotal moment in the colonial contest in the Southeast. Living among the Cherokee for approximately two years, Marrant hunted and traveled with them. His narrative mapping reflects the mapping in the 1720s deerskin maps attributed to the Catawba and Chickasaw that may have been of Cherokee origin.
June 28, 2021 – Bristol (Online) In association with the ‘Borders and Borderlands’ research network at the University of Bristol, the Historic Towns Trust is delighted to present a series of online lectures. Lecture will be delivered via Zoom 5.00pm to 6.00pm, and is free to attend. Register for the lecture via Eventbrite. Helen Fulton and Giles Darkes will discuss Making Bristol Medieval. The research project, Making Bristol Medieval, funded by the University of Bristol, aims to re-position Bristol as a medieval city, bringing to light its architectural, topographical, and documentary legacies in ways that appeal to the city’s residents and its many tourists. One important outcome of the project has been the Map of Bristol in 1480, created by a team of local historians and archaeologists and published by the Historic Towns Trust. In this lecture, the project leader, Helen Fulton, will talk about the reasons why medieval Bristol was one of the most important cities in Britain in the late Middle Ages, and Giles Darkes, cartographer for the map, will talk about the challenges of capturing medieval Bristol in the form of a map. Helen Fulton is Chair of Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol and a Trustee of the Historic Towns Trust. Her research focuses on the March of Wales and its links with the urban culture of England and Europe. Giles Darkes is Cartographic Editor for the Historic Towns Trust.
June 30, 2021 – London (Online) The International Map Collectors' Society will have a virtual lecture at 7:00 pm. Wes Brown will discuss Alzate y Ramirez and the mapping of New Spain. In 1768, Mexican Jesuit priest Don José Antonio de Alzate y Ramirez, created a large manuscript map of New Spain (defined at the time as those portions of North America controlled by Spain) which, in a bold move, he sent to the French Royal Academy of Sciences hoping that the learned society would publish it. For centuries, Spain had guarded its geographic knowledge about the New World and rarely allowed information to be published. Alzate’s outrageous breech of protocol resulted in the publication of the only map of New Spain printed in the eighteenth century using Spanish information. The map is rich with new geographic information of the area which would become the western United States. The lecture will describe this extraordinary map in the context of the limited knowledge of that region of America at the time. Registration is required.
July 4-9, 2021 – Bucharest The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) has been postponed to July 2022.
July 19-23, 2021 - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil The 57th International Congress of Americanists, America and its borders: multiple voices, multiple encounters, has been canceled.
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.
August 31 - September 3, 2021 - London (Online) The three-day Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference is taking place online, with in-person elements if it is possible to do so. We will make a decision on whether we can safely proceed with planning for in-person elements by early April 2021. The Chair's theme for the conference is borders, borderlands and bordering.
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 8, 2021 - Keyworth, Nottinghamshire (Online) The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop at British Geological Survey. The workshop theme will be Learning from Lockdown : positive developments for our map collections. During lockdown many of us have learnt new ways of working and begun new projects. Some of these will change the way we work going forward. What has worked well for you? Additional information from Paula Williams <paula.williams(at)cartography.org.uk>.
September 9, 2021 - Keyworth, Nottinghamshire (Online) The British Cartographic Society Annual Conference will be held at British Geological Survey. More details to come.
September 9, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies 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, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Andrew J. Rhodes (Department of Defense, board member of Washington Map Society) will discuss James Monteith: Cartographer, Educator, and Master of the Margins. James Monteith (1831–1890) was a leading figure in American geography education in the late nineteenth century, but his career has been largely forgotten and his contribution to cartography has been underappreciated. His geography volumes included unique illustrations to help the reader visualize terrain on a continental scale and place individual maps in a global context. Monteith's maps were surrounded with remarkable symbology and amplifying data that ought perhaps to earn him the title “master of the margins.”
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 (Online & Hybrid) The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography (with Call for Papers, open until July 30, 2021), 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.
October 6-8, 2021 – Lisbon (Online) The international workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart will be held online via Zoom or mixed format. This meeting aims to further the discussion opened in two previous workshops held in Lisbon in 2016 and 2018, and attended by leading experts on the History of Cartography. Since the preceding workshops, considerable progress has been made on critical questions pertaining to the origins of European nautical cartography. The theme of this third workshop has been broadened to encompass a greater chronological and topical scope. Additional information from <portmeeting(at)ciuhct.org>.
October 7, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies 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, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Anthony Mullan (Library of Congresss) will discuss late 19th century maps of Cuba.
October 11-14, 2021 – Brussels The 38th International Map Collectors' Society symposium will highlight the early Belgian contributions to the development of cartography worldwide. The theme will be Mapping the world, the Belgian contribution. These include the introduction of triangulation techniques (Frisius, van Deventer), first world atlases (Ortelius, Mercator) and the first navigation map to use the Mercator projection. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Royal Library and Brussels Map Circle. It is planned as a three-day event, opening with a reception on the evening of 11 October at the Royal Library of Belgium. A post-conference tour is planned.
October 20-22, 2021 - Stanford The David Rumsey Map Center is excited to announce that the 3rd Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography will focus on Indigenous Cartography as well as its connections with other cartography. Additional details to be announced.
November 13, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies 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. Two two hour meeting will start at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, 1:00 PM Central Time, 12:00 PM Mountain Time, and 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Meagan Snow (Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress) and John Hessler (Specialist in Computational Geography and Geographic Information Science, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress) will present Mapping Ourselves: A Cartographic Introduction to the 2020 Census & Tapestry Segmentation Analysis. The 2020 Census, along with the American Community Survey, provide a snapshot of the demographics of the American population like no other sources available. Combined they tell the story of the spatial distribution of everything from health care, cell phone ownership, housing expenditures and the level of poverty in the United States by age, gender and race. John Hessler and Meagan Snow have spent this last year advising and training Congressional staff on the data and how to efficiently visualize and map it for policy analysis. The first talk by Hessler, will present an overview of the computational and statistical methods used to create the data and the theory behind segmentation analysis. The second talk by Snow, will focus on visualizing and understanding the data using GIS and other cartographic tools.
November 18-20, 2021 - New Orleans The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries will be held at the Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans Collection. The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening (November 18), followed by the conference on November 19 and 20. Theme: "Changing Tides: Native Americans, Europeans and Africans on the Gulf Coast". Although we are hopeful that this meeting will be held in person, we will continue to monitor the epidemiological situation, and we will inform participants should it be necessary to pivot to a virtual platform.
December 9, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies 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, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Peter A. Cowdrey, Jr. (Archivist, Cognetta Family Trust Collection of Historic Florida Maps) will discuss The Florida Origins of North American Cartography. From tiny, isolated points on the Florida peninsula, the Spanish claim to “La Florida” grew so that by the late 16th century it stretched from the Florida Keys to Virginia and from the Atlantic Coast to the Trans-Mississippi West. Map archivist Peter A. Cowdrey, Jr. will guide participants on an exploration of the beginnings of North American cartography as well as detail the growth and diminution of Spanish Florida. Utilizing the impressive collection of Florida maps spanning multiple centuries from the Cognetta Family Trust Collection, this presentation will feature maps from the early 16th century to the early 1800s.
December 14-18, 2021 - Florence The 30th International Cartographic Conference, initially scheduled for July 2021, has been pushed back to December. Furthermore, the Conference will be prepared logistically both as face-to-face event (plan A) and hybrid event (plan B) with little local footprint and online participation options. Further details are on the website.
June 11-12, 2022 - 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.
July, 2022 – Bucharest (exact date to be announced) The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), postponed from July 2021, 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>
October 5-8, 2022 – Arlington, Texas The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. A three day post-symposium tour is planned. Additional details to be announced.
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.