Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2021

October 6-8, 2021 – Lisbon (Online) The international workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart will be held online via Zoom and live YouTube streaming. 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. The meeting will be from from 14H-18H BST each day, and registration is available. 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 (retired the Library of Congress) will discuss How Tourist, Business, and Colonization Maps Shaped North American Views of Cuba, 1898-1913. This presentation surveys a selection of maps associated with North American investment, colonization, and tourism in Cuba during the first 15 years following the Spanish American War.



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 19-21, 2021 - London (Online) This year’s William Smith Meeting of the Geological Society of London will be an international celebration of the breadth of geological mapping: Geological Mapping - of our world and others. We look to explore its historical importance, the principles at its core, and its value in understanding the geological evolution and processes taking place on Earth and beyond. Complete program is online. Registration for this virtual conference is open and available to all (Fellows and visitors).



October 19, 2021 - Valletta (Online) The Malta Map Society is pleased to announce that it will be organizing the first Show & Tell online, via Zoom, at 6.30p.m. There will be five 10 minute presentations by members of the society. This is not exclusive to Malta Map Society Members. All are welcome. Contact the Society online or write to Rod Lyon <28triqsikka(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.



October 20-22, 2021 - Stanford (Online) 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. This theme is of paramount importance, especially as Indigenous peoples around the world continue to fight for their recognition and rights to land and resources. Simultaneously, institutions are increasingly examining their roles in exploitative imperial expansion and settler colonialism. The history of colonial encounter and of indigenous agency can both be glimpsed in historical maps, many of which were made by Indigenous peoples or thanks to crucial, and often unacknowledged, Indigenous contributions. More recently, mapping technologies are helping Indigenous groups to monitor resources, protect language, survey territory, govern, and provide evidence for reclamation and recognition procedures. Scholars, many of them Indigenous, are voicing their critiques and interventions using geographic and cartographic frameworks. The online conference is entirely free and available to anyone who registers.



October 21, 2021 - Chicago (Online) We hope you can join with the Chicago Map Society at 6:00 pm for a fascinating presentation on Changing the Landscape-Building Chicago’s Expressways. During the 1950’s, the county experienced a population boom that would make it the most populous in the United States. Much of this increase would ultimately reside in the newly incorporated suburban towns, though few of the existing expressways served them. Local historian Andrew Plummer is likely the foremost expert on the history and development of Chicago’s expressway system. The story of that construction will be explored in detail, along with thoughts on its impacts across the city. Contact <contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org> for Zoom link.



October 21, 2021 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Dr Mario Cams (Associate Professor, University of Macau, Macao) will discuss Circling the Square: How European Renaissance and Chinese Administrative Mapping Intersected at 14.00 BST [Note change of time].



October 21, 2021 – Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have a Field Trip. Nina Morgan will conduct a tour of Geological maps of the British Islands in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. There will be a tour at 1.30 pm and a second tour at 3.15pm with a limit of 10 people on each tour whilst retaining social distancing. Booking essential - for further details, please contact: nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk or 01865 287119. So, if you would like to attend, please let Nick know, stating which session you wish to join – 1.30pm or 3.15pm.



October 26-29, 2021 - California (Online) The Western Association of Map Libraries will host this year's virtual conference. Potential topics for discussion include “Historical maps and cartography”, and “Maps/GIS and diversity”.



October 26, 2021- New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual meeting at 7 pm EDT: room opens 6:45 pm. John Hessler (Library of Congress) will speak on It Came From a Blue Sky: Mapping Bats and Spillover of Covid-19. No registration necessary. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.



October 27, 2021 - Valletta (Online) The next executive committee meeting of the Malta Map Society will be held using Zoom at 6.30pm. Work has begun on the next important study publication: French Maps of Malta. Additional details from David Roderick Lyon <28triqsikka(at)gmail.com>.



October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2021 Stanford (Online) Chet Van Duzer offers a four-week Zoom course Hidden Secrets: Exploring Maps from the Early Modern Era at 7:00-9:00 pm Pacific Time as part of Stanford University continuing studies. In this course we will learn in detail about the three principal types of medieval maps—mappaemundi (circular world maps), the maps in the Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, and nautical charts. Particular focus will be placed on how early modern maps were made, not only on how the maps were commissioned, but also the sources that cartographers used, both textual and pictorial. Featured maps include a series of fifteenth-century mappaemundi that show what was supposed to happen to the world during the Apocalypse, and Martin Waldseemüller’s famous world maps of 1507 and 1516. The segment on the decoration of maps will include discussions of sea monsters, ships, and cartouches. Register online.



November 1, 2021 - Chur, Switzerland The autumn meeting of the Swiss Society for Cartography is expressly open to those interested who are not members of the association. The meeting will be held from 13:45 to 17:30 in Rätisches Museum / Museum Retic, Hofstrasse 1. Topic of the meeting is Johann Coaz and the surveying of Graubünden. Please register by Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the President of the SGK <m.wigley(at)esri.ch> or Tel. +41 78 914 15 02.



November 6, 2021 – Paris The 20th Paris Map, Globes, Scientific Instruments Fair will be held 11h00 – 18h00 at Hôtel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann. The fair is organized by Librairie Loeb-Larocque and includes antique maps, atlases, globes, scientific instruments and travel books.



November 9, 2021 – Denver (Hybrid) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet in person at History Colorado, Research Center, 1200 N Broadway at 5:30 PM. On-line instructions (Zoom link) will be sent out as soon as confirmed. Wes Brown will speak about The Mapping of New Spain and Alzate y Ramirez’s Remarkable Map. In 1768, Don José Antonio de Alzate y Ramirez, a Mexican renaissance man, created a large manuscript map of New Spain (defined at the time as those portions of North America controlled by Spain). For centuries, Spain jealously guarded its geographic knowledge about the New World and rarely allowed information to be published. In a bold move, Alzate sent the manuscript to the French Royal Academy of Sciences hoping that the learned society would publish it. This outrageous breach of protocol resulted in the only map printed of New Spain using Spanish information that appeared during the eighteenth century!



November 10, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a Zoom meeting from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT. Shannon Mattern and Emily Bowe will discuss the class they teach at New York City's The New School: Mapping the Field. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for the Zoom link.



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 16, 2021 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 1:00 pm UK time. Florin-Stefan Morar (City University of Hong Kong) will present At the Limits of China: Frontiers, Borders, and Political Geography in Early Modern Sino-Western Cartographic Exchanges. 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.



November 17, 2021 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society invites you to join History Colorado's Curator of Archives Shaun Boyd and Denver Public Library's Senior Special Collections Librarian Craig Haggit for a lively, fun exploration of their institutions' map collections. Both collections feature thousands of maps covering very similar areas, from the explorer's trails documented before Colorado became a state, through water and geographical features of the West, to ski runs of the 20th century. The meeting starts at 12:00 PM in History Colorado, Research Center, 1200 N Broadway.



November 19-20, 2021 - New Orleans (Online) The Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries will be held as a virtual event. Theme: Changing Tides: Native Americans, Europeans and Africans on the Gulf Coast. Additional information about conference program and registration will be coming.



November 23, 2021 - November 25, 2021 - Bamberg, Germany (Hybrid) Conflicts and catastrophes impacted cities worldwide throughout history and recently at various scales. The impact of the destruction of cities is documented globally and yet not fully analyzed comparatively and from a long-term perspective. Cartographies of Catastrophes, a conference at Bamberg University and online, aims to problematise cartographies of catastrophes from the 19th century until the present time in the global context, from wide interdisciplinary perspectives. By focusing on damage maps from past and recent conflicts and catastrophes, this conference interrogates whether maps just show past conditions, or do they foresee and predetermine future conditions? The language of the conference is English (presentations in German are also possible). Additional information from <conference.urbanmetamapping(at)uni-bamberg.de>.



November 26, 2021 - Regensburg, Germany
Drawing borders is as difficult, as each individual case is exceptional. In our workshop, Drawing the Line: Border Commissions in Eastern Europe, 1699–1921, we explore the emergence of the borders that separated Eastern European empires and states over the centuries and shaped the daily life of those living in these regions. The workshop will be conducted in English, and it is organized by Luminita Gatejel, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg; Stephan Rindlisbacher, Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). Contact gatejel(at)ios-regensburg.de for more information.



November 30, 2021 – London (Online) Following the great feed-back the International Map Collectors' Society received from our first ever Zoom Show & Tell in the Spring, an Autumn one is now scheduled. Presenters will each have 5–10 minutes to present a map. The start time of 6pm UK time worked well for countries which hold around 90% of current members, so remains the same. This is the initial stage - where we simply supply a date for your diary and start to seek presenters from around the world. Registration as attendees will open on October 26th.



December 9, 2021 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Dr Charlotta Forss (Postdoctoral Researcher, Stockholm University. In 2021–2022, guest researcher at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and Linacre College, Oxford) will discuss Septentrionalism: Mapping the Exotic North through History.



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.



2022

January 13, 2022 - 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. Benjamin B. Olshin (retired Professor of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia) will discuss Indigenous Mapping: Cultural and Psychological Sources. In cartography and other fields, “scientific thinking” is defined as an analytic and systematic way of observing and interacting with the world. “Analytic” in this context means examining evidence and constructing models of the world based on that evidence. By contrast, what characterizes non-scientific, indigenous cultures is — rather derisively — called “magical thinking”, a belief in structures beyond observable physical reality. This talk will examine how apparently non-scientific thinking (i.e., non-analytic thinking) can nonetheless create sophisticated maps and broader systems of knowledge, with parallels in other traditional systems, such as indigenous medicine. The talk will touch upon the underlying cultural and psychological frameworks that produce indigenous knowledge systems and note that such systems still exist deep within the human psyche everywhere — and may reflect how we truly perceive the world around us.



January 27, 2022 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Dr Philip Jagessar (School of Geography, University of Nottingham) will talk about Orienting Imperialism: The Royal Asiatic Society’s Miscellany of Maps.



February 10, 2022 - 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. Barbara Belyea will discuss Papering the Landscape: maps of regime change in North America. Belyea has studied three sets of maps that asserted territorial claims following conquest and expansion by an imperial power. The maps are usually credited with not only registering “new” territory but also improving on previous cartographic concepts and techniques. The talk will focus on the third set of maps, which document an expedition to Lake Athabasca led by J. B. Tyrrell of the Geological Survey of Canada. It turns out that Tyrrell was not the first to explore this region.



February 22, 2022 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 5:30 pm UK time. Sara Caputo (Magdalene College Cambridge) will speak about Ship tracks on European nautical charts, particularly in the long nineteenth century. 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.



February/March, 2022 – Sydney The State Library of New South Wales, in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, hopefully will be able to hold a conference at the State Library of New South Wales about the Mapping the Pacific. For more information, access to the preliminary program and registration please refer to the website.



March 8, 2022 – 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 . This meeting was arranged by Chicago and Rocky Mountain Map Societies. 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. Asa Simon Mittman (Professor of Art & Art History, California State University, Chico) will discuss Seeing Across the World: How Medieval Mapmakers Brought Their Monsters Home. Telesthesia” – perception at a distance – is a key element of medieval cartography. This talk is focused on the Hereford Map, which is the largest and most detailed map to survive from medieval Europe. The talk explores the visual strategies that medieval mapmakers used to create the sense that a viewer safely ensconced in a church in England could see distant peoples throughout the world. It also examines the visual dynamics that seem to allow these supposedly-distant peoples to travel across the world, and appear within the “safe” spaces where the maps are housed.



March 10, 2022 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Dr Catherine Scheybeler, Hakluyt Society Speaker (Rare book and manuscript consultant) will discuss Cartography as Naval Power: The Atlas Marítimo de España (1789).



April 7, 2022 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Lexie Cook (2021–2022 Getty Foundation Fellow & PhD Candidate in Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, New York) will talk about Island, Archive, Além-Mar: the Insular Mechanics of Iberian Expansion.



April 18-21, 2022 - Lima (Hybrid) The IX Ibero-American Symposium on the History of Cartography will meet at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. The symposium will be about Ibero-American cartographies in a globalized world. It is planned to meet in person if vaccination against Covid-19 is adequate in Peru; otherwise symposium will be online.



May 3, 2022 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 5:30 pm UK time. Joy Slappnig (Royal Holloway, University of London) will discuss The historical significance of indigenous maps. 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 10-13, 2022 – Montevideo (Hybrid) The International Society for the History of the Map will be holding a combined virtual and in-person conference hosted by the Museo Histórico Nacional. The first two days will be an in-person workshop that will offer professional development activities and create community among up to 15 early-career scholars and professionals working in the history of cartography in teaching, research, curation, and collections. The last two days will be a symposium that focus on methodological approaches which might concern map history in the context of exhibitions, teaching and everyday life. The symposium will be held in-person and online between 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (GMT -3). There are separate registrations required for the workshop and the symposium. You may direct questions to organizers Carolina Martínez <carolina.martinez(at)unsam.edu.ar> and Lucia Rodríguez <luciarodriguezarrillaga(at)gmail.com> or ISHMap’s Chair, Jordana Dym, at ishmap.society(at)gmail.com.



May 14-15, 2022 - Mantua The Mantua Books Maps Prints Fair will be held under the arcades of the cloister of the former Augustinian monastery of S. Agnese, now the seat of the Francesco Gonzaga Diocesan Museum, Piazza Virgiliana, 55.



May 19–21, 2022 - Leuven (Online) The Crossroads Research Centre will have an online workshop Mapping Practices and Transpacific Transfers of Geographic Knowledge, Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries. When the first galleons crossed the Pacific in the sixteenth century, new routes of exchange started to be formed, connecting Asia and the Americas. These networks also brought about new impulses in the history of map making. Galleons and other vessels surveyed the waters, lands, and coastlines along their routes, and the resulting knowledge was then adapted in ports on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Thereupon, this new or revised knowledge circulated further and affected regions and mapmakers that were not directly connected to transpacific navigation. Mapmakers adapted information on navigation and coast lines, and added, removed, or revised islands, harbours, or other specifications. Exchanges also had a profound effect on port cities themselves, an effect that we can observe, for example, in city maps, which mark trading posts, ships, or quarters for foreigners. Individual maps could be captured from ships or be passed on as gifts along these routes, and these artifacts themselves can tell a story of exchange across the Pacific World and beyond. The workshop will address these stories of exchanges and mapping practices across and along extended Transpacific networks, as they can be observed on maps and with the help of maps in any language. Additional information from Elke Papelitzky <elke.papelitzky(at)kuleuven.be> or Wim de Winter <wim.dewinter(at)kuleuven.be>.



May 19, 2022 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), 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 are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Dr Kevin Wittmann (Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain) will speak about Turning the world inside out: T-O maps in an English almanac (c 1420).



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 4-8, 2022 – Bucharest 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>



July 4-7, 2022 - Leeds (Hybrid) The Leeds International Medieval Congress provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. This year's special thematic focus will be Borders. Among thr themes will be Mapping borders and border zones, Medieval imagery of borders, and Boundaries between town and countryside and within towns. It is our strong intention, coronavirus restrictions permitting, that there will be both an in-person and virtual component.



August 30 - September 2, 2022 - Newcastle The three-day Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference will be held at Newcastle University.



September 14-17, 2022 - 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>.



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.



October 21-22, 2022 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S Main St, will be hosting a two day conference Mapping the Early American South. 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.


2023

Week of July 10, 2023 – Berlin The International Society for the History of the Map will hold its VII Symposium at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The symposium theme, Intersections, invites consideration of the impact of seemingly contradictory perspectives such as insider and outsider knowledge expertise, and art and science, on map making and use. Additional information will be available in 2022. Questions may be directed to co-hosts Diana Lange <diana.lange(at)uni-hamburg.de> or Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann <vera.dorofeeva-lichtmann(at)ehess.fr>.



August 13-18, 2023 – Cape Town The 31st International Cartographic Conference and 19th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association will take place.



August 22-24, 2023 – Helsinki The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. Details to be announced.



August 29-31, 2023 - London The three-day Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference will will be held in the The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore.



2024

June/July, 2024 - Lyon, France The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, postponed from 2023, will be held at Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin. Exact dates of meeting to be announced.



October 16-19, 2024 - Valletta, Malta The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. Details to be announced.


Last Updated on October 19, 2021 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>