Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2024

February 1, 2024 - Edinburgh (Hybrid) In 1654, Scotland became one of the best mapped countries in the world. The Blaeu Atlas of Scotland features 49 stunning, hand-coloured maps of Scotland. Collectively, these maps identified over 20,000 locations. For most of these places, this was the first time they ever appeared on a printed map. Discover the stories behind the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland with our Map Curator, Chris Fleet. Lecture will be held National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge at 17:30 - 18:30 GMT. Book tickets to attend in-person or view the livestream.



February 4, 2024 – New York The New York Map Society will have a field trip 11:00 am - 1:00 pm New York (ET) time. Attendance is limited to 10-15 New York Map Society members-only to privately view maps of Palestine, Israel, and some relating to the Holocaust at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research at 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan, on a day when the institute is normally closed to the public. RSVP to <kapochunas(at)gmail.com>. The Society is required to send, well in advance, YIVO a list of attendees that will be shared with building security. Passage through a metal detector, and photo IDs, will be required.



February 9, 2024 – Philadelphia (Online) The University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center will host, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Roger Chartier (Annenberg Visiting Professor in History and Professor at the Collège de France) and John Pollack (Kislak Center) speaking on Maps in Literature: 18th century to 16th century. When and why do maps first appear in fictional works? How do maps condition the readers of literature? Focusing on early modern Europe, this presentation will move from maps showing the journeys of Don Quixote through Spain, to maps of Gulliver’s Travels, to early maps of imaginary and allegorical worlds. Free registration here.



February 13, 2024 - Washington (Online) Join from 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, reference librarians for an introduction to the Geography and Map Division collections. This orientation session, aimed at the general public, will highlight a wide range of cartographic formats and subject matter. The focus of the session will be on maps and online resources available to all patrons any time or place in the world. Topics covered will also include search tips and tricks, research and collection guides, ways to engage with the collections online, and how to prepare for a future trip to the reading room. After the presentation, staff look forward to answering additional questions from attendees. Register for this session.



February 15, 2024 - Chicago (Hybrid) Please join Chicago Map Society for an informative program at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. 5:30 p.m. – social time with light refreshments; 6:00 p.m. – presentation by Dr. Danielle Gravon. She will discuss Gerhard Mercator’s sacred geographies during the Reformation. Register in advance for this webinar.



February 20, 2024 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography meets at 6.30pm UK time. Isabella Alexander (UTS Sydney) will discuss Controlling Copying before Copyright: A Tale of Three Britannias. All are welcome. All seminars will be on Zoom. Please register for the talk and the Zoom link will be sent to you. For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at <sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk>, tel. 01223 330476. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



February 22, 2024 – Hong Kong (Hybrid) The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, École française d'Extrême-Orient, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology co-organized a lecture series “The Backgrounds of the Chinese Maps / Their Reading and Understanding”. Ms. Bai Hongye (National Library of China) will present Map production and distribution in China A case study based on the Jian'an and Ouning (Fujian) district maps from 4:30-6:30pm at The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The lecture could be seen via Zoom.



February 22, 2024 - London (Hybrid) - The Thirty-Third Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London) with Tony Campbell and Peter Barber (both formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at 5.00 pm and are followed by refreshment. Enquiries to <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>, or <philip.jagessar(at)kcl.ac.uk>. All meetings are hybrid but please note that for this series all will be held in Senate House, University of London. We strongly encourage all who can to support the speaker by attending in person. All meetings are free but anybody wishing to attend a meeting must, please, indicate their intention at the Warburg Institute's What's On page, to register. Those attending remotely will be sent a link with guidelines. Matthew Day (College of Arts, Humanities and Education, University of Derby) will speak about For the Benefit of the Nation? Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations (1589, 1598–1600) and Its Readers. Hakluyt Society Speaker.



February 26, 2024 - Cambridge, Massachusetts The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies will have a China Humanities Seminar featuring Michelle H. Wang (Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities, Reed College) from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in CGIS South, Room S050, 1730 Cambridge St. In The Art of Terrestrial Diagrams in Early China (University of Chicago Press, 2023), Michelle H. Wang explores the diagrammatic tradition of rendering space in early China. The book centers on maps (ditu) excavated from three tombs that date from the fourth to the second century BCE and constitute the entire known corpus of early Chinese maps.



February 26, 2024 - London (Online) The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold a virtual business meeting from 3-4:30 pm. If you would like to join the business meeting, or have any other business we should discuss, please respond to me <paula.williams(at)cartography.org.uk> by 19th February so I can share papers and the meeting link.



February 27, 2024 - Denver (Hybrid) Rebecca Theobald (Associate Research Professor in the Geography and Environmental Studies Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs) will speak about The Role of Maps in Electoral Redistricting: Redistricting Maps in Context at the Rocky Mountain Map Society meeting. Meeting will be at 5:30 pm in History Colorado Center, downtown Denver. This presentation will examine redistricting in the context of 1) global approaches to geographic representation, 2) manipulation of districts to maintain power, and 3) current democracy reform projects in the United States. Register to attend in-person. Contact Naomi Heiser <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for Zoom link.



February 27, 2024 - London (Online) The International Map Collectors' Society will have a Show & Tell by Zoom at 6pm UK time (as in the past). As before, several Presenters will share about a map, globe or related item. Register for the event or alternatively, register on the Society website Events page.



March 2, 2024 - 's-Hertogenbosch For its next excursion, The Brussels Map Circle proposes to go to 's-Hertogenbosch to visit the Mapping Modernity exhibition at Design Museum Den Bosch. Mapping Modernity is an exhibition that tells the story of our world in 250 maps. If you wish to register please email to Marie-Anne Dage, Brussels Map Circle Secretary, <marie.anne.dage(at)gmail.com>.



March 2, 2024 - San Francisco (Online) The Winter Conference of California Map Society will be held virtually 9:30AM - 12:30PM Pacific time. Suzanne Knecht will talk about her circumnavigation of the globe over the course of 2 years, 30,000 miles and over 30 countries. Robert Headland will talk about his trips to the Arctic with the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. Chet van Duzer will discuss Imagined Territories around the South Pole: Exploring the Ring Continent on Early Globes and Maps There will also be a presentation by Evan Thornberry from Stanford's David Rumsey Map Center. Click here to register.



March 5, 2024 - Sheridan, Wyoming Rich Urbatchka (formerly with Kansas University Cartographic Service) will will give a presentation on the basics of Cartography from 5-6 p.m. in the Inner Circle, at Fulmer Library, 335 W. Alger St.



March 14, 2024 - Rome (Hybrid) Stefaan Missinne (Royal Geographical Society) will deliver a lecture Leonardo and Verrazzano: New Discoveries on the Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the Earliest European Voyage to the United States, 1524–2024. Lecture will be 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway. Register to attend on-line or in-person.



March 14, 2024 - Washington (Online) Hosted by the Washington Map Society, this Zoom meeting is presented in partnership with the California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies. Arranged with assistance of Rocky Mountain Map Society. 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. Gary Spaid (Past President, Road Map Collectors Association) will discuss Why We Collect Road Maps.



March 21, 2024 - London (Hybrid) - The Thirty-Third Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London) with Tony Campbell and Peter Barber (both formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at 5.00 pm and are followed by refreshment. Enquiries to <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>, or <philip.jagessar(at)kcl.ac.uk>. All meetings are hybrid but please note that for this series all will be held in Senate House, University of London. We strongly encourage all who can to support the speaker by attending in person. All meetings are free but anybody wishing to attend a meeting must, please, indicate their intention at the Warburg Institute's What's On page, to register. Those attending remotely will be sent a link with guidelines. Catherine Gibson (Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia) will speak about Mapmakers in Action: Drawing Borders in the Baltic, 1918–20.



March 23, 2024 – Brussels The Brussels Map Circle 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held 10.00-12.00. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens only for Brussels Map Circle active members.
The Brussels Map Circle 2024 Map Afternoon (MAPAF) will be held 14.00-16.00. The MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library of Belgium who will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest from his own collection to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members.
Both meetings will be held in Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts.



March 24, 2024 – New York The New York Map Society invites all New York-area map lovers to join us at 2:00pm for a self-guided tour of the New York Historical Society’s immersive exhibit: New York Before New York: The Castello Plan of New Amsterdam. Buy your ticket(s) Adults: $24; Seniors/Educators: $19 here. On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Dutch founding of a colony that would give rise to New York, this special installation is organized around the Castello Plan, a map depicting New Amsterdam around the peak of its settlement circa 1660.



March 25, 2024 - Portland (Online) Please join Osher Map Library at 12:00 PM, for a conversation with Matthew Edney about Chromolithography. This event will be presented on Zoom and tickets are limited to the first 90 registrants. This event is free and open to the public. Registration link to be posted.



March 26, 2024 – Denver (Hybrid) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30PM at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway. Rocky Mountain Map Society Founding Member Don McGuirk will speak on the topic: Is This North America? The earliest World Maps (c. 1502-1516) appear to depict the Eastern Coast of North America decades before its documented exploration. This enigma has been called “The most baffling [cartographic] problem” of its time. (W. P. Cumming, R. A. Skelton, and D. B. Quinn). This presentation will examine these maps in detail, present contemporary written information regarding this geography presented, and conclude by arguing that the geography presented is not North America but rather the earliest expression of an overestimated Cuba. Register to attend in-person. Contact Naomi Heiser <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for Zoom link.



April 3, 2024 – Hong Kong (Hybrid) The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, École française d'Extrême-Orient, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology co-organized a lecture series “The Backgrounds of the Chinese Maps / Their Reading and Understanding”. Dr. Isabelle Charleux (CRNS France) will discuss Comment on the Map of the Eastern Turned Right Banner, Inner Mongolia from 4:30-6:30pm at The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The lecture could be seen via Zoom.



April 9, 2024 - New York (Hybrid) The Columbia University Seminar on the Renaissance presents Chet Van Duzer speaking on Animals on Maps and our Views of the World. The talk will take place at the New York Faculty House, Columbia University, at 4:00 PM Eastern time. For in person attendance please RSVP to Cynthia M. Pyle, <c.m.pyle(at)nyu.edu>.



April 9, 2024 - Washington (Online) Join from 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Reference librarians Amelia Raines and Julie Stoner who will present an introduction to the fire insurance maps housed at the Library of Congress, with a special focus on the maps created by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company. This orientation session will highlight the background of fire insurance mapping, the Sanborn map collections, and fire insurance maps made by other companies held in our division. We will cover how to search for, download, and interpret Sanborn map sheets. Also covered will be which sheets are available online and the future of digitizing these important resources. After the presentation, staff look forward to answering additional questions from attendees. Register for this session.



April 11, 2024 – Hong Kong (Hybrid) The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, École française d'Extrême-Orient, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology co-organized a lecture series “The Backgrounds of the Chinese Maps / Their Reading and Understanding”. Dr. Cheng Yinong (Yunnan University) will talk about On the Chinese Administrative Maps Tradition from 4:30-6:30pm at The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The lecture could be seen via Zoom.



April 11, 2024 - London (Online) Susan Schulten (Professor of History at the University of Denver) will deliver the International Map Collectors' Society Malcolm Young Lecture 2024. The Lecture will be delivered on Zoom. Further details to of course follow.



April 11, 2024 - Washington (Online) Hosted by the Washington Map Society, this Zoom meeting is presented in partnership with the California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas 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. Leonid Chekin will discuss Svalbard, Paradise and Beyond: The Arctic Islands on Medieval and Early Modern Maps.



Apr 13, 2024 - Santa Monica The Southern California section of California Map Society will meet 2:00PM - 5:00PM Pacific Time. Register online.



April 24-26, 2024 - Montevideo The X Ibero-American Symposium on the History of Cartography will take place in a collaboration between the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences of the University of the Republic (FHCE-Udelar), the National Historical Museum-National Directorate of Culture of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay ( MHN-DNC-MEC) and the School of Humanities of the National University of San Martín (EH-UNSAM). The central theme of the symposium, Historias de cartografías en Iberoamérica: mapear un campo de estudios, proposes to enable theoretical-methodological reflection on the history of cartography and historical cartography, as well as to celebrate the consolidation of an academic space that has been forged since 2006 with the biennial celebration of meetings of Ibero-American specialists dedicated to the study of the production and social use of cartographic images in different times and spaces. Registration will be free, and the official languages will be Spanish and Portuguese. Additional information from <xsiahc(at)gmail.com>.



April 25, 2024 - London (Hybrid) - The Thirty-Third Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London) with Tony Campbell and Peter Barber (both formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at 5.00 pm and are followed by refreshment. Enquiries to <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>, or <philip.jagessar(at)kcl.ac.uk>. All meetings are hybrid but please note that for this series all will be held in Senate House, University of London. We strongly encourage all who can to support the speaker by attending in person. All meetings are free but anybody wishing to attend a meeting must, please, indicate their intention at the Warburg Institute's What's On page, to register. Those attending remotely will be sent a link with guidelines. Yvonne Lewis (Assistant National Curator (Libraries), The National Trust) will speak about Marking the miles: some annotated maps in National Trust collections.



April 27, 2024 - Chapel Hill The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet 10a - 12n at Wilson Library on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Margaret Pritchard will discuss More than Meets the Eye: Symbolic Messages Conveyed Through Maps. Margaret’s presentation dovetails with "Compasses, Cartouches, and Creatures: Exploring the Art of North Carolina Maps", the current map exhibit in the North Carolina Gallery in the Wilson Library.



May 1, 2024 - Sydney The Australian and New Zealand Map Society will have a one-day ANZMaps 2024 symposium, Mapping the Indian Ocean World, from antiquity to the present, held at the State Library of New South Wales. It precedes a public lecture and workshop on 2 and 3 May 2024 organised by the University of Western Australia exploring the history and legacies of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the Indian Ocean World. Drawing on this theme, the symposium explores the cartography of the Indian Ocean World reflecting its role in shaping human knowledge, culture and history from antiquity to present.



May 3-4, 2024 - Austin The Texas Map Society is pleased to host the “2024 Spring Meeting”, All Over the Map, at the Texas General Land Office, 1700 Congress Ave. This event will feature tours of the Ransom Center, the Briscoe Center, the Benson Latin American Collection, and the Texas General Land Office, as well as pioneer land surveying demonstrations and presentations on an assortment of cartographic topics. Click here for program. Click here to register for meeting. Discounted hotel rates are available if booking is made by April 4. For questions one can email TMS President and conference organizer James Harkins <James.Harkins(at)glo.texas.gov>.



May 3, 2024 – Edinburgh (Hybrid) The Scottish Maps Forum will be having a one-day seminar: The Premodern Scottish Place: Mapping, Chorography, History, Landscape, Literature. This seminar will bring together researchers working on the premodern (medieval and early modern) histories of Scottish cartography, chorography, landscape, history, and literature. The seminar forms part of a wider research project relating to Place and Poetry in Pre-Modern Scotland. A related part of this project involves the creation of a new online resource, mapping a small selection of early modern poems relating to Scotland. We will unveil these on the day, inviting comment and review to help to finalise them by the summer. The seminar will involve a series of short talks, with plenty of time for discussion. There will also be an opportunity to view a small selection of relevant collection items in the Maps Reading Room. The seminar will be held in the National Library of Scotland Causewayside Building, Edinburgh, and also online. There will be no charge for the seminar, but you will need to register to attend. Spaces are limited for attendance in person, and we will notify you over what is possible when numbers are confirmed. Further details of speakers, talks and a timetable for the day will be posted online and also circulated to those who register.



May 7, 2024 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography meets at 5.30pm UK time. Jana Schuster (Historic England & New York University) will speak about The cartographic commissions of John, 2nd Duke of Montagu (1690-1749). All are welcome. All seminars will be on Zoom. For joining instructions, please send an email to <events(at)emma.cam.ca.uk> a few days before each seminar. For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at <sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk>, tel. 01223 330476. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



May 17, 2024 - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales Carto-Cymru 2024, The Wales Map Symposium, will be held at the National Library of Wales. This year the theme is ‘Maps and Mapmakers’ and we are looking at the people who make maps. Additional details to be announced. Additional information from Huw Thomas <huw.thomas(at)llyfrgell.cymru>.



June 11, 2024 - Washington (Online) Join from 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern) Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, reference librarians for an introduction to the Geography and Map Division collections. This orientation session, aimed at the general public, will highlight a wide range of cartographic formats and subject matter. The focus of the session will be on maps and online resources available to all patrons any time or place in the world. Topics covered will also include search tips and tricks, research and collection guides, ways to engage with the collections online, and how to prepare for a future trip to the reading room. After the presentation, staff look forward to answering additional questions from attendees. Register for this session.



June 15, 2024 – London The International Map Collectors' Society annual general meeting will be held at 10am at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore.



June 15-16, 2024 - London The London Map Fair is the largest Antique Map Fair in Europe. It will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore: Saturday 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.



June 20, 2024 – Washington (Online) Hosted by the Washington Map Society, this Zoom meeting is presented in partnership with the California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas 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. Heiko Mühr (Earth Sciences & Map Library, University of California Berkeley) will speak about Mapping German Americans and Their Communities: Heinz Kloss and His 1974 Ethnographic Atlas.



July 1-5, 2024 - Lyon, France Imago Mundi and the University of Lyon will be glad to welcome you back to France during the 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, postponed from 2023. The idea of organizing the conference in Lyon with the theme Confluences - Interdisciplinarity and New Challenges in the History of Cartography is inspired by the very location of the city, as a confluence between North and South, between Saône and Rhône rivers, the Rhône Valley and the Alps. The official language of the conference will be English, and all presentations must be in that language. There will be no simultaneous translation. There will be a pre-conference visit to Paris and Bibliothèque Nationale de France on June 29th, and a post-conference tour on July 6th. Additional information from <ichc2024(at)univ-lyon3.fr>.



August 27-30, 2024 - London (Hybrid) The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference 2024 will be chaired by Professor Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham, UK). The chair’s theme will explore mapping in all its forms, in a world that is saturated with maps, from historical cartography to the newest technologies and digital practices. The conference venue will be at the Society and at Imperial College London. Additional information from <ac2024(at)rgs.org>.



September 4-7, 2024 – Oldenberg The 21. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held. Additional details to be announced.



September 7, 2024 – Amsterdam The first international Amsterdam Map Fair will be held at the Maritime Museum from 11.00-18.00. There are extras for members of both International Map Collectors' Society (IMCoS) and The Brussels Map Circle. These include a boat trip and a lunch on the day. There is also an optional concert that evening. Our much-esteemed previous IMCoS Chair, Hans Kok, will be giving an address at the Fair in the afternoon.



October 16-19, 2024 - Valletta, Malta The 41st International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium, Imago Melitae 2024, will feature six lectures by well-known figures in the cartographic world will be given along with visits to the National Library, MUZA and Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta, the Maritime Museum and the Inquisitors Palace in Vittoriosa, and the National and Ecclesiastical Archives in Rabat and Mdina. Further details to be announced.



October 24-28, 2024 - San Antonio The Society for History of Discoveries will be partnering with The Texas Map Society for our next annual conference. With its warm weather, beautiful riverwalk, and rich history, San Antonio offers another exciting venue that aligns with our society's broad interests. The conference will be a multiple-day affair that will be near the Alamo and will include an excursion to the nearby Missions.



December 6, 2024 - Paris Following on from the meeting organised on 25 November 2023 in Paris on the intersections between art and cartography, the History Commission of the Comité Français de Cartographie is organising a study day entitled Cartography and Cinema at the National Institut d'histoire de l'art. Additional information from Catherine Hoffman <catherine.hofmann(at)bnf.fr>.



2025

August 26-29, 2025 - London The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference 2025 will be held. Additional details to be announced.



September 11-14, 2025 - Portland, Maine The 42nd International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave. We will also be working with the University of Southern Maine facilities. The conference title is New Perspectives on Mapping New England and Maritime Canada. The program opens with an evening reception and possible keynote lecture on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be lectures during the day and dinner on your own. Sunday, the final day, will be a behind the scenes tour and "Treasures of the Collection" in the morning. Then lunch and a walking tour of Portland in the afternoon ending around 3:00 PM. Closing banquet that night. There will be a post-symposium three-day tour of Maine Monday through Wednesday, September 15-17th. Additional details to be announced. Contact Libby Bischof <elizabeth.bischof(at)maine.edu> for more information.



October 31-November 1, 2025 - Winston-Salem The Museum Of Early Southern Decorative Arts asks you to please save the date for a two day map seminar, Mapping America & Its Expansion, as we explore the American Century and America’s westward migration during the 18th and 19th centuries. Moderated by Margaret Pritchard, Former Curator of Prints, Maps, and Wallpaper at Colonial Williamsburg, lecturers will include JC McElveen, Wesley Brown, and Chet Van Duzer. The seminar will also include a map fair.


Last Updated on February 26, 2024 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>