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2020

November 3, 2020 – January 26, 2021: Tuesdays – Hamburg (Online) When we enter a map shop today, we would hardly find any map without colours. Colours and maps seem to have a strong relationship. Modern technical possibilities of designing and printing maps make it easy to create coloured maps. But our today’s standard is the result of a centuries-long development of the practise of map production. Colours on printed (and hand-drawn) maps have been an additional element over a long period of time and were not a ‘natural part’ of the map like today. In this sense, the colouring of maps provides insights into the production, use and interpretation of maps by their producers and users since the beginning of this process. Therefore, a multi-facetted approach is essential for a better understanding of hand-coloured maps. With a cross-cultural historical approach, and a wide range of international speakers from different disciplines we will address and discuss the material nature and meaning of colours on maps from their individual research perspectives. The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Universität Hamburg, has a virtual lecture series: Maps and Colours. Lecture is via Zoom and is from 16.15 - 17.45. Zoom link to be announced. Additional information from Diana Lange <diana.lange(at)hu-berlin.de>, Benjamin van der Linde <Benjamin.vanderLinde(at)hk24.de>, or Peter Zietlow <peter.zietlow(at)uni-hamburg.de>.
03 November: Dr Diana Lange (Hamburg), Dr Benjamin van der Linde (Hamburg) - Understanding hand-coloured maps-or why maps and colours should not be studied separately
10 November: Kam Wing Fung (Hongkong) - Colours in East Asian Celestial Charts and Cartographical Maps
17 November: Dr Peter Zietlow (Hamburg) - Identifying colourants - Non- and minimal-invasive analysis of pigments and dyes
24 November: Nick Millea (Oxford) - From paint to pixels: pigment analysis on the medieval Gough Map of Great Britain
08 December: Jun.-Prof. Dr Hanna Wimmer (Hamburg) - Till we found a sea of green: Colour in medieval maps
15 December: Dr Nadja Danilenko (Hamburg) - Color-coding the Islamic world. How the maps in the Book of Routes and Realms (10th c.) transformed during its transmission
05 January: Dr Anna Boroffka (Hamburg) - Green pearls and blue waves: On the iconography of water in early colonial maps from Mexico
12 January: Jun.-Prof. Dr Stephanie Zehnle (Kiel) - German Paper, Islamic Colours? African Maps of Cameroon
19 January: Dr.Martijn Storms (Leiden) - The meaning of colours on early modern property maps
26 January: Juliette Dumasy-Rabineau (Orleans) - Colours on French local maps from 14th to 16th century



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



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



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



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



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



November 17, 2020 - Dublin (Online) The Royal Irish Academy invited Arnold Horner (formerly taught geography at University College Dublin) to present a virtual lecture Man, maps and map history: John Andrews, 1927–2019. He will discuss the life and work of John Andrews, cartographic historian and geographer, who died on 15 November 2019. There will be a short response by Keith Lilley. John Andrews was a pioneer and leading expert in studies of the history of cartography (map-making) in Ireland. He taught geography at Trinity College Dublin between 1954 and 1990, becoming Associate Professor in 1977 and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1978. He is particularly associated with two major Academy projects, the Atlas of Ireland (published 1979) and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (established 1981 and ongoing). This lecture will be presented live on YouTube at 19:30. Register to attend and you will receive a link in advance.



November 18, 2020 - Washington (Online) The Library of Congress will celebrate "GIS Day 2020" with a streaming conference Mapping the Pandemic: Cases, Mutations & Vaccines, featuring geographic information science professionals and analysts who are documenting the outbreak of COVID-19. Experts from multiple institutions will discuss the geospatial and genomic data being used to fight the pandemic and examine how mapping and geographic information science technologies are helping public health officials, emergency rooms, epidemiologists and the general public navigate and understand the spread of the disease, and the allocation of precious resources, like vaccines. The following presentations will premiere at 1 p.m. ET with closed captions on both the Library’s YouTube page and main website.
Este Geraghty, chief medical officer, Esri, discussing The Role of GIS in Fighting the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Ensheng Dong, Center for System Science and Engineering, John Hopkins University, presenting on building the Johns Hopkins COVID dashboard, Historic First: Mapping the Pandemic in Real Time
Mike Schoelen, Esri Health and Human Services, discussing the distribution of vaccines and personal protective equipment, Driven by GIS: A Resilient Supply Chain for COVID-19
John Hessler, Library of Congress and Johns Hopkins University, discussing how mutations of the virus are being tracked globally, More Than Just Cases: Mapping the Genome and Mutations of SARS-CoV-2



November 19, 2020 - Paris (Online) On the occasion of the celebration of 300 years of French hydrography (creation of the deposit of maps and plans on November 19, 1720), the Shom (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy) and the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac combine for a study day devoted to hydrography in "extra-European" waters. Hydrographier les lointains, XVIIIème – XXème siècle will examine the movement of people and maps between the distant shores of the Empire and a Parisian "computing center", the repository, where this knowledge is accumulated and transmitted. The program can be seen on the YouTube channel of musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.



November 19, 2020 – 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. Katherine Parker (Research Officer for Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, and Chair, WMS Walter W. Ristow Prize) will speak about Northern Seas: The Mapping of the North Pacific before the Voyages of James Cook. Before Cook’s third voyage in search of the Northwest Passage (1776-1780), few European ships had sailed north of the traditional Spanish galleon route; those that had were sparsely reported, as in the case of Bering’s Kamchatka expeditions, or dubiously reported, as in the case of the apocryphal Admiral de la Fonte. This presentation will focus on the geographic discourse about the North Pacific prior to Cook’s third voyage, with an especial emphasis on the period 1670-1776. Katie will also provide a short overview of the new map history network H-Maps, an international digital forum sponsored by the International Society for the History of the Map.



November 20, 2020 - New York (Online) New York University's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network presents Chet Van Duzer on Joining the New World to Asia: Revisions to an Unstudied World Map c. 1535. British Library, Sloane MS 117, ff. 1r-4r contains a manuscript world map in two hemispheres that has been dated to about 1530 and has been mentioned in the cartographic literature several times, but never properly studied. The most remarkable feature of the map are the revisions in the hemisphere devoted to the New World, which can be seen in multispectral images of these folios. Originally, the map showed the New World as separate from Asia, but it was changed to show the New World as being connected to Asia. The map thus vividly demonstrates the difficulty Europeans faced in interpreting the new discoveries in the West, and in deciding what the relationship was between those discoveries and Asia—this confusion dates back to Christopher Columbus, who thought that the lands he encountered after crossing the Atlantic were in Asia. It has not been previously noted that the two hemispheres, prior to the revisions, were based on the inset hemispheric maps at the top of Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map. Register for this 12:30 pm Eastern talk in advance by writing to: nyumargin(at)gmail.com.



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



November 21, 2020 – Piscataway, New Jersey (Online) As part of the 2020 Annual African Studies Association virtual meeting there will be a panel from 8:00 to 9:45pm (Eastern Standard Time) on the topic of: Online Research & Teaching with Africa Maps: Tips, Techniques, Examples & Resources. The program will include presentations by: Gerald Rizzo, President, Afriterra, The Catrographic Free Library; William Worger, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles; Henry Lovejoy, University of Colorado Boulder; Paul Lovejoy, Department of History, York University; and Andrew Apter, Acting Director of the African Studies Program at UCLA. The session will be Moderated by: Tim Weiskel, Africa Map Circle, Coordinator. Further information is available on the African Studies Association's 2020 Annual Meeting website and weblog entry.



November 24, 2020 – Cambridge, England (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet via Zoom at 5.30 pm. For details on how to join, please send an email to events(at)emma.cam.ac.uk for the link. Julian Candiah (Kuala Lumpur and Cambridge) will speak about The Straits of Malacca: A Cartographic Journey using Nautical Sea Charts. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330987. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



December 1, 2020 - Belfast (Online) The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland has invited Annaleigh Margey to give the 2020 D.A. Chart Seminar on Maps with the topic of Ulster’s cartography and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed a distinct watershed in the history of settlement in Ireland. The advent of formal English, and later, British, plantation policies brought a wave of new settlers, and later, settlements, across Ireland. Historians and historical geographers have long debated the impacts of these settlements, with studies focusing on the political, social, cultural, ethnographic, landscape, changes, emerging through the intervening centuries. Amongst the most significant changes were those to the landscape of Ireland, with new boundaries, rural and urban settlements, architecture; all distinguishing the plantation phase of Irish history. This seminar will seek to grapple with a set of source materials for these changes: namely the surveys and maps produced by Englishmen in Ireland during the decades of plantation. It will focus specifically on Ulster, examining how, in a post-plantation analysis, these surveys and maps, can be used to inform our understanding of the multiplicity of impacts and changes, from political to landscape, that occurred in the province. Lecture is 19:00 - 20:15 GMT and registration is required.



December 1, 2020 - London (Online) National Committee for Information Resources on Asia will sponsor a free virtual conference Cartographic discoveries - Asian maps in UK collections from 13:00-17:00 UTC/GMT. For the conference programme and details of how to register see the website.



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



December 3, 2020 – 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. Please join Linda Gartz, for a Zoom discussion about How Federal Government Redlining Maps Segregated America. She will discuss her award-winning book, “Redlined, and her discovery of the redlining maps used by the federal government to exclude African Americans from the middle-class dream of home ownership. Inspired by a trove of long-hidden family letters, diaries, photos, spanning the 20th Century, “Redlined” interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. Linda will display digitized versions of original redlining maps, share photos, read short excerpts from “Redlined,” and speak about the lasting impact of redlining maps that segregated America. Plenty of time for Q&A.



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



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



December 8, 2020 – Denver (Online) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will have at virtual meeting at 5:30 PM MT. On June 20, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson gave the following instructions to his secretary Meriwether Lewis: “The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri River, and such principal stream of it, as, by its course and communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, whether the Columbia, Oregan (sic), Colorado or any other river, may offer the most direct and practicable water communication across this continent ….” More than a century earlier, a west-flowing river to the Pacific had been postulated by Father Jacques Marquette, Louis Hennepin and others. Don McGuirk, a retired pediatrician with a keen interest in early maps, will present Maps and the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. This presentation will discuss maps that may have affected Jefferson’s directions to Lewis, the maps available to Lewis and Clark during their exploration, and the first maps to reflect their labors. Contact naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu for Zoom instructions.



December 9, 2020 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Show and Tell via Zoom startong at 7:00 PM. Registration is not required. After a one week period (November 10-17) during which only Sustaining Members of the New York Map Society will be given an opportunity to secure one of 12 five-minute spots to present a map, submissions will be open, first come, first serve, to current members of any map society, upon society identification, to kapochunas(at)gmail.com.



December 9, 2020 - Portland, Maine (Online) The Osher Map Library invites you 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT for our annual Mattson-New York Times Lecture in our Fall 2020 Lecture Series. Tim Wallace, PhD, Senior Editor for Geography, The New York Times, will discuss Mapping the 2020 Election; a behind-the-scenes look at how the New York Times used maps and geography to help readers understand the political makeup of the country during one of the most complicated election years in recent memory. Registration online.



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



December 10, 2020 – London (Online) British Cartographic Society lecture will be held 7.30–9pm. The British Cartographic Society is indebted to the Royal Geographical Society for their kind permission in allowing us to show the video lecture presented by Barbara Bond to our members. The lecture was originally delivered to the RGS in London on 22 January 2018. Barbara's lecture, Mapping Escapes in World War II: M19's wartime escape and evasion mapping programme, covers the background and role of MI9, its map production programme and the involvement of commercial companies, and the methods of getting the escape aids and maps into the PoW camps. She describes the coded correspondence with the camps and how the code worked. The ingenious work carried out in the camps by the PoWs, planning and executing the escapes, is described and Airey Neave's escape from Colditz is used as an example of how the maps aided successful escapes. Barbara is not able to give her lecture live due to the unreliable internet connection in her part of the country. She has, however, kindly agreed to try to be available online to take questions immediately after the lecture and we have planned a back-up option should her connection fail. Please book your free space through Eventbrite. Please note, spaces are limited to 100 people.



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



December 12, 2020 – Los Angeles (Online) California Map Society Greater Los Angeles Mappers (GLAM) will have a virtual GLAM Holiday Cocoa Meeting from 10:30am – 12:00 noon. Bring your favorite cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or a bubbly mimosa as we celebrate the end of 2020 at the Greater Los Angeles Mappers final gathering of the year! GLAM invites all of our CMS members and supporters to share a treasured map, map-related item, holiday decoration, article, or just a story you'd like to tell to our friendly community of fellow map-lovers. All are welcome to participate, even first-timers! Click here to register for this virtual event and you'll be emailed the zoom link prior to our event date.



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


2021

January 5, 2021 – 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. Matthew H. Edney (University of Southern Maine and University of Wisconsin–Madison) will take us through the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education’s current exhibition, Mapping Maine: The Land and Its Peoples, 1677–1842, which is their contribution to the marking of the bicentennial of Maine statehood in 1820.



January 9, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Jordan Engel will talk about the Decolonial Atlas Project. Registration is not required. “More indigenous territory has been claimed by maps than by guns. This assertion has its corollary: more indigenous territory can be defended and reclaimed by maps than by guns” (Bernard Nietschmann, geographer). Jordan Engel is a cartographer and researcher at the Decolonial Atlas project, a virtual collaboration with Indigenous peoples from around the world which aims to bring together maps that challenge our relationships with the environment and the dominant culture.



January 15-16, 2021 - Paris The annual conference of the Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles has adopted the theme Cartes et cartographie dans le monde anglophone aux 17e et 18e siècles. This symposium will investigate the influence of cartography in a two-fold approach. It will assess its influence on the course of History, considering the impact that the perception of geography had on the political, scientific, intellectual and literary history in the 17th and 18th centuries. It will also consider its influence on historiographical science at the time and nowadays, in relation with the development of new historiographical approaches such as atlantic history, global history, the history of material culture and sociabilities, as well as gender and minorities studies.



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



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



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



January 30, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a two hour virtual lecture about “Gerrymandering and Congressional Redistricting” 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 be 2:00-4:00 PM ET/1:00-3:00 PM CT/ 12:00 NOON-2:00 PM MT/11:00 AM -1:00 PM PT. John Hessler (Specialist in Computational Geography and Geographic Information Science at the Library of Congress and a Professor of Evolutionary Computation in the Graduate School of Advanced Studies at the Johns Hopkins University) will speak about Algorithmic Democracy: Supercomputers, NP-hardness & the New Science of Gerrymandering. Jeanne Nielsen Clelland (Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder) will speak about Gerrymandering: What Is It, How Can We Measure It, and What Can We Do About It?.



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



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



February 20, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Caroline Winterer and Karen Wigen, editors, will speak on their new book: "Time in Maps: From The Age of Discovery to Our Digital Era." Registration is not required. Maps organize us in space, but they also organize us in time. Looking around the world for the last five hundred years, "Time in Maps" shows that today’s digital maps are only the latest effort to insert a sense of time into the spatial medium of maps. Historians Kären Wigen and Caroline Winterer have assembled leading scholars to consider how maps from all over the world have depicted time in ingenious and provocative ways.



February 22, 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 ET/6:00 PM CT/ 5:00 PM MT/ 4:00 PT. Ronald S. Gibbs (former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Consulting Professor, Stanford University) will talk about On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution, 1775-1776. In this presentation, we will share the momentous ideas, great personalities, and seemingly incredible outcome of the early years of the American Revolution. Using 18th century maps to show the terrain and tactics, we will experience Gen. George Washington’s tough decisions, near disasters, and ultimate victories. The maps will include depictions of Bunker Hill, New York City, Westchester County, and Trenton. To tell one of the most thrilling stories in American history, we will supplement these great maps with portraits, prints and current day photos.



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



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



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



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



March 20, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Judith A. Tyner will speak on her new book "Women in American Cartography." Registration is not required.



March 23, 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. Susan Schulten (Professor of History, University of Denver) will discuss Make the Map All White”: Visual Strategies in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendments. Maps were essential tools for two of the most ambitious challenges to American law in the twentieth century: the suffrage and prohibition campaigns. Taking their cues from reformers of the nineteenth century, prohibitionists and suffragists used stark, persuasive maps to gain public support. Both movements began with regional strengths—suffrage in the west, prohibition in the south—and designed maps to leverage that regional power for their agendas. As suffrage and prohibition pivoted from state level campaigns to federal amendments after 1913, these maps amplified support across the entire nation. A closer look at the common slogan of the two campaigns, “Make the Map All White,” reveals the degree to which they also navigated—and exploited—racial and ethnic divisions in order to achieve their legislative and constitutional goals.



March/April 2021 – Lisbon The international workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart will be postponed following careful consideration of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Additional information from Joaquim Alves Gaspar <alvesgasparj(at)gmail.com>.



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



April 17, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Ana Pulido Rull will speak on her new book "Mapping Indigenous Land: Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain". Registration is not required. Between 1536 and 1601, at the request of the colonial administration of New Spain, indigenous artists crafted more than two hundred maps to be used as evidence in litigation over the allocation of land. These land grant maps, or mapas de mercedes de tierras, recorded the boundaries of cities, provinces, towns, and places; they made note of markers and ownership, and, at times, the extent and measurement of each field in a territory, along with the names of those who worked it.



April 22, 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. James Akerman, Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and Curator of Maps at the Newberry Library, Chicago, will give a presentation, entitled Reading Maps in 20th-Century Travel Brochures: A Primer. Organized in conjunction with the Chicago Map Society.



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



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



May 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.



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



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



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



June 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 will speak on (tentatively) Mapping in 19th Century Africa. Registration is not required. 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.



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



December 13-17, 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 to be announced.



2022

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


2023

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



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


Last Updated on November 27, 2020 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>