Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2023

January 5, 2023 - USA (Online) The California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom . Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Andrew Kapochunas (Secretary of New York Map Society, member of Lithuanian Cartographic Society) will be talking about The Struggle of Mapmakers to Keep Up with Changing Post-WWI Boundaries Between Lithuania and Poland.



January 18, 2023 - Bamberg (Online) The UrbanMetaMapping Research Consortium warmly invites you to the third semester of our online, midday academic talks on issues connected to our research interests on mapping man-made and natural catastrophes, heritage, urban planning, and digital tools used for researching these. Meetings take place every third Wednesday of each month at noon (Central European (Summer) Time (CET/CEST)). They will last for an hour (including Q&A) and will provide an exciting platform to discuss with international scholars their research and exchange ideas. If interested, please email us at <talks.urbanmetamapping(at)uni-bamberg.de> to receive access to our Zoom meeting room. We look forward to you joining us for the UrbanMetaMapping Seminar Series! Arnold Bartetzky (Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO): [TBC]



January 18, 2023 - Boston Join the Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, at 6:00pm ET with exhibition curatorial fellow Laura Lee Schmidt for an introduction of our new, featured exhibition, Building Blocks: Boston Stories from Urban Atlases, including a curatorial talk, Q+A session, and opportunity to explore the material on display. This program is free and open to all members of the public. Registration on Eventbrite is required.



January 19, 2023 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St., at 5:30 pm with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Jim Akerman will speak about A Short History of the Atlas to 1620. In this talk, he returns to the subject of his doctoral dissertation: the history of the structure of early atlases and their place in early modern European culture.



January 24, 2023 - Denver (Hybrid) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM MT at History Colorado, Research Center, downtown Denver. Attendees should enter the building at the staff entrance, on Lincoln St. between 12th and 13th Avenues. Contact Naomi Heiser <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu for Zoom link and any questions. Matthew D. Mingus (Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico-Gallup) will discuss Mapping a Defeated Germany in the Aftermath of World War II. After defeating the Nazis in the Second World War, the Allied powers occupied a German nation-state that was experiencing extreme territorial instability. This presentation will discuss some of the strategies and maps used by bureaucrats, educators, public relations firms, and the various Allied militaries to convincingly denazify, truncate, and divide postwar Germany. Not only is the cartographic chaos after World War II interesting, but it also shows just how vital maps were (and are) in constructing new political realities.



January 26, 2023 – London (Online) The Thirty-Second Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Circumstances are still not normal, though, and although we are anxious to return to the usual in-person meetings as soon as possible, uncertainty over the continuing pandemic means that only some meetings are scheduled to be in-person and that even these may have to be switched to be remote should conditions dictate. Those planning to attend a meeting (there is no charge) please consult the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register and, for the remote meetings, to be sent a link with guidelines. In all cases, however, do please check online for the location and form of each meeting in case of last-minute changes. Drs Anne-Rieke van Schaik (Research assistant, Explokart Research Program, University of Amsterdam) will discuss Old News? Time, Memory and Conflict in Story Maps of the Dutch Revolt (c.1630–1640) Made in Amsterdam and Antwerp. (remote - GMT)



February 2, 2023 - Draguignan, France Emmanuelle Vagnon (medievalist, researcher at the CNRS in the Laboratory of Western Medieval Studies in Paris) and Jacques Mille (associate professor of geography) will discuss Nautical charts and portulans: new discoveries in the Archives at 18:00 in auditorium of Pôle culturel Chabran, 660, boulevard Kennedy. The recent discovery of a fragment of a portolan chart, dated from the end of the 15th century or the beginning of the 16th century, in the binding of a notarized register in the Departmental Archives of the Var is an important event for the cartographic historians. The speakers will present the state of research on this type of map. They will analyze the newly discovered document and will suggest some ways to identify its author and retrace its history.



February 2, 2023 - Oxford (Hybrid) The 30th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time). Andrew Honey (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) will discuss Please use the postcode’: navigating the past, present, and future conservation needs of the Hereford Mappa Mundi. Click here to book your place. Additional information from Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by: The Friends of TOSCA / The Bodleian Libraries / The School of Geography and the Environment / The Charles Close Society / Lovell Johns Ltd.



February 4, 2023 – Santa Monica The SoCal Greater Los Angeles Mappers of the California Map Society invite you to join us for an in-person gathering in a member's home 11:00 am- 2:00 pm. Bring your favorite map or anything map-related or...just come on over. We are a friendly bunch who welcome everyone at any level of map-knowledge and interest! Light refreshments will be served. Location shared with registration confirmation.



February 5, 2023 - Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle is looking for a show of hands from those who are interested in joining us for our Winter Social at at 12 Noon in the Two Rivers Country Club. The Club offers us a beautiful room overlooking the water and provides a lovely occasion to see friends and to welcome the New Year. Save the date! Please let Ellen Spore <ellen.spore(at)gmail.com> know if you will be able to attend. Further details will follow shortly.



February 11, 2023 – New York The New York Map Society will meet 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Ned Davis' map-filled Manhattan apartment for our first in-person members-only Show & Tell and Social Hour since December 2019. First come, first served, for 2023 paid members only, with a limit of 10 presenters and a total of 20 attendees. Your society will pick up the cost of appetizers, soft drinks, wine and beer. Email Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> as soon as possible, with your interest in attending, and whether or not you'd like to show a map. Since attendance is limited, please make sure to tell me as soon as you can if your plans change, and you can't make it.



February 13, 2023 – London (Online) The British Cartographic Society Map Curators' Group will hold a virtual business meeting at 3pm. Anyone who would like to attend please contact the Group's convener at paula.williams(at)cartography.org.uk to receive an invitation and notes from the previous meeting.



February 14, 2023 – Williamsburg Please join the Williamsburg Map Circle for Bill Wooldridge’s talk on how West Virginia’s borders were determined. Mr. Wooldridge, a charter member of the Map Circle and a former program chair, is an accomplished map collector and scholar of Virginia maps. His book, “Mapping Virginia: from the Age of Exploration to the Civil War” (2012) has become a standard reference work on Virginia maps. Please let Ellen Spore <ellen.spore@gmail.com> know if you will be able to attend. We will meet once again at Williamsburg Landing at the APA Auditorium at 5pm.



February 15, 2023 - Bamberg (Online) The UrbanMetaMapping Research Consortium warmly invites you to the third semester of our online, midday academic talks on issues connected to our research interests on mapping man-made and natural catastrophes, heritage, urban planning, and digital tools used for researching these. Meetings take place every third Wednesday of each month at noon (Central European (Summer) Time (CET/CEST)). They will last for an hour (including Q&A) and will provide an exciting platform to discuss with international scholars their research and exchange ideas. If interested, please email us at <talks.urbanmetamapping(at)uni-bamberg.de> to receive access to our Zoom meeting room. We look forward to you joining us for the UrbanMetaMapping Seminar Series! Andreas Pilger (Stadtarchiv Duisburg): TBC: War damage maps of Duisburg city centre



February 16, 2023 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St., at 5:30 pm with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Benjamin Benus, Associate Professor of Art History (Loyola University, New Orleans) will speak about Elmer Jacobs, Atlas Design, and Modernism.



February 16, 2023 - USA (Online) The 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. The Mapping of Race in America: The Legacy of Slavery and Redlining from 1860 to Present has a long and difficult history. From the earliest counts of enslaved individuals and the practice of redlining, to the under counts of various groups in modern Census tabulations, there have always been questions about both its purpose and its accuracy. John Hessler (Library of Congress (retired) and Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University), with Library of Congress GIS Research Fellows: Catherine Discenza (University of Florida, fourth-year student) and Anika Fenn Gilman (Tulane University, senior) will discuss their journey through this mostly unknown and ephemeral data, talk about some surprising answers to these questions and detail the making of their web making application, “Mapping Race in America.”



February 21, 2023 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography meets at 5.30pm UK time. Alan Marcus, University of Aberdeen, will discuss Remapping and place naming in ‘Beautiful Dachau’. 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.



February 23, 2023 – Minneapolis (Online) The Society for the History of Discoveries will continue to have a virtual lecture series this year. Victoria Morse (History, Carleton College) will be our first speaker at 2:30pm (Central). She plans to speak about her work on medieval city maps. Please save the date and expect to receive additional details and registration information soon.



February 23, 2023 - Oxford (Online) The 30th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Mirela Altić (University of Zagreb) will be in conversation with Elizabeth Baigent (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford) to discuss Map Readings – ‘Encounters in the New World: Jesuit cartography of the Americas’. Click here to book your place. Additional information from Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by: The Friends of TOSCA / The Bodleian Libraries / The School of Geography and the Environment / The Charles Close Society / Lovell Johns Ltd.



February 28, 2023 - London (Online) The International Map Collectors' Society next Show & Tell takes place by Zoom at 6:00 pm UK time. Collectors, dealer, and academics will share about maps and related objects. So now is the time to register if you wish to participate in this event.



March 2, 2023 – London (Online) The Thirty-Second Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Circumstances are still not normal, though, and although we are anxious to return to the usual in-person meetings as soon as possible, uncertainty over the continuing pandemic means that only some meetings are scheduled to be in-person and that even these may have to be switched to be remote should conditions dictate. Those planning to attend a meeting (there is no charge) please consult the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register and, for the remote meetings, to be sent a link with guidelines. In all cases, however, do please check online for the location and form of each meeting in case of last-minute changes. Dr Bertie Mandelblatt (George S. Parker II '52 Curator of Maps and Prints, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island) will discuss Mapping Revolution, Mapping Slavery: the Vicomte de Rochambeau and Cartographic Dreams of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity in the Caribbean. Speaker from the Hakluyt Society (remote - GMT)



March 9, 2023 - Bruges Cultuurbibliotheek Stock Laureyns, Magdalenastraat 30, invites Philippe De Maeyer to give a lecture Hoe sociaaleconomische, wetenschappelijke en technische ontwikkelingen de 19de eeuwse cartografie hertekenden [How socio-economic, scientific and technical developments redrawn 19th century cartography]. The consequences of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution reshaped Western European society. This cartographic revolution for Belgium is discussed on the basis of map series from the nineteenth century. New economic models, social relations and needs also created new demands for inventories. As an industrial power in the mid-nineteenth century, the challenges in present-day Belgium were all the greater. Thematic maps based on better topographical backgrounds provided an answer to the new questions.Lecture will be at 20.00. Contact: Claude Anthierens: Telephone: +32 50 40 68 55, E-mail: info(at)cultuurbibliotheek.be



March 15, 2023 - Bamberg (Online) The UrbanMetaMapping Research Consortium warmly invites you to the third semester of our online, midday academic talks on issues connected to our research interests on mapping man-made and natural catastrophes, heritage, urban planning, and digital tools used for researching these. Meetings take place every third Wednesday of each month at noon (Central European (Summer) Time (CET/CEST)). They will last for an hour (including Q&A) and will provide an exciting platform to discuss with international scholars their research and exchange ideas. If interested, please email us at <talks.urbanmetamapping(at)uni-bamberg.de> to receive access to our Zoom meeting room. We look forward to you joining us for the UrbanMetaMapping Seminar Series! Łukasz Musiaka (Uniwersytet Łódźki): Post World War II recovery of small towns. Past and present challenges of spatial transformation in the Recovered Territories of Poland



March 16, 2023 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St., at 5:30 pm with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Susan Schulten, Professor of History (University of Denver) will speak about Emma Willard, Maps of History.



March 16, 2023 - USA (Online) The 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. George Barros (Geospatial Intelligence Team Lead and Russia Analyst, Institute for the Study of War, Washington, DC) will discuss Open-Source Maps: Mapping the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. This briefing will focus on the Institute for the Study of War’s open-source methodology as their team collects, processes, analyzes, and interprets data that supports their maps and written prose assessments. The brief will also present analytical decisions ISW has made on how they structure maps, what they show and do not show, how they do source characterization, caveat confidence levels, and leverage remote sensing technology.



April 19, 2023 - USA (Online) The 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. Chet Van Duzer (current recipient of Philip Lee Phillips Society Fellowship; and Board Member, The Lazarus Project at the University of Rochester) will present Behold the Mapmaker: Cartographic Self-Portraits. The lives of early modern cartographers are poorly documented compared with those of contemporary writers and painters, yet a source for insights into the lives of cartographers—the self-portraits that they sometimes include in their maps—is largely unexplored. These self-portraits are an important part of the social history of cartography, of how cartographers chose to present themselves; they also function as visual signatures, guarantees of quality, and expressions of pride. In this talk, Chet will examine some of the more striking and evocative cartographic self-portraits from the earliest surviving case in the fourteenth century to examples from pictorial maps of the twentieth century.



April 27, 2023 – London The Thirty-Second Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Circumstances are still not normal, though, and although we are anxious to return to the usual in-person meetings as soon as possible, uncertainty over the continuing pandemic means that only some meetings are scheduled to be in-person and that even these may have to be switched to be remote should conditions dictate. Those planning to attend a meeting (there is no charge) please consult the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register and, for the remote meetings, to be sent a link with guidelines. In all cases, however, do please check online for the location and form of each meeting in case of last-minute changes. Laura Lee Brott (PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison) will discuss The graphics of knowledge in the twelfth-century Tournai maps of Asia and Palestine (in-person).



April 27, 2023 – Minneapolis (Online) The Society for the History of Discoveries will continue to have a virtual lecture series this year. Cameron Strang (History, University of Nevada – Las Vegas) will speak at 2:30pm (Central). His topic will be related to his recent research on Native American and African-American explorers. Please save the date and expect to receive additional details and registration information soon.



May 2, 2023 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography meets at 5.30pm UK time. Martijn Storms, Leiden University Libraries, will discuss Maps that made history: the map collections of Leiden University Libraries. 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 4, 2023 - Oxford (Online) The 30th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Madeline Hewitson (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford) will discuss ‘An illustrated encyclopaedia of this great and varied universe’: Mapping the Crystal Palace at Sydenham 1854-1936. Click here to book your place. Additional information from Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by: The Friends of TOSCA / The Bodleian Libraries / The School of Geography and the Environment / The Charles Close Society / Lovell Johns Ltd.



May 5, 2023 - Los Angeles - The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Center for Early Global Studies at UCLA will host a one-day international conference titled The Intermingling of Cartography and Literature in the Early Modern Period. Speakers will examine how authors have drawn inspiration from maps for their descriptions of distant lands, what elements they have incorporated from maps into narratives, how cartographic representations of space can be read as narrative, and the multifarious uses that cartographers have made of literary sources. More details will be forthcoming; the organizers are Chet Van Duzer <chet(dot)van(dot)duzer(at)gmail(dot)com> and Steve McCormick <mccormicks(at)wlu(dot)edu>.



May 16-18, 2023 - Leith International Map Collectors' Society has visited Edinburgh before, but the base for this excursion to Leith will reveal another side to the city. Participants may meet about 6.00pm on 16th May for a short walking tour of Leith, led by Diana Webster, followed by an optional meal. As Leith is Edinburgh’s port and seaside, there is a maritime thread running through the activities, which will include a visit to the National Library of Scotland Map Room on 17th May, where Paula Williams will introduce a display of three types of collection: Business (Stevenson: lighthouse, railway and harbour engineers), Private (the recently acquired Smith collection) and Country House (Newhailes). Nautical charts will accompany a talk by Dr Andrew Cook on Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808), who was the first Hydrographer of the Admiralty after working for the East India Company. Dalrymple was born at Newhailes, a Palladian mansion just outside Edinburgh, and in the afternoon a visit has been arranged. On the following day, 18th May, we start with a tour of Trinity House of Leith, a small architectural gem built in 1816, although the Incorporation of Mariners and Shipmasters can be traced to 1380, founded to support injured and retired seamen and their dependents. This has an eclectic collection of maritime memorabilia, including navigation instruments, donated by its merchant seamen members. On previous Scottish excursions, IMCoS has visited the Highlands, so this time, in the afternoon and evening, there will be a trip southward towards the Borders. This section of the programme is in preparation, but it is hoped to include the outdoor relief Polish Map of Scotland.



May 18, 2023 – London (Online) The Thirty-Second Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Peter Barber (formerly Map Library, British Library), Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and Philip Jagessar (King’s College London). Meetings are normally held on selected Thursdays at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free). Meetings are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Circumstances are still not normal, though, and although we are anxious to return to the usual in-person meetings as soon as possible, uncertainty over the continuing pandemic means that only some meetings are scheduled to be in-person and that even these may have to be switched to be remote should conditions dictate. Those planning to attend a meeting (there is no charge) please consult the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register and, for the remote meetings, to be sent a link with guidelines. In all cases, however, do please check online for the location and form of each meeting in case of last-minute changes. Dr Leonardo Ariel Carrió Cataldi (CNRS Researcher, LARHRA, Lyon) will discuss Magnetism Matters: Early Modern Commerce, Practices and Frameworks in the Iberian Empires.



May 19, 2023 – McLean, Virginia The Washington Map Society 42nd annual dinner and lecture will be at Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Dr, in Tyson Galleria II. Andrew Adamson (principal Heritage Charts) and Frank Licameli (Enrollment/Recruiting Operations Officer, Department of Military Science, George Mason University) will speak about F. W. Des Barres’ Great Folly: An Examination of Des Barres’ Foray into the Realm of Political Mapping and the Little-known Plans He Created to that End. Additional details to be announced.



May 19, 2023 – Washington The Washington Map Society, in conjunction with Philip Lee Phillips Society, will meet at 10:00 AM ET in Library of Congress, Rare Books Department’s Rosenwald Room. Jackie Coleburn (Library of Congress, Rare Book Cataloger) and Anthony Mullan (Geography and Map Division, Cartographic Specialist [retired]) will discuss A Globe on a New Plan: Peter Parley’s Innovative Teaching of Geography to Children in 19th Century America. Additional details to be announced.



May 25-26, 2023 - Lisbon There will be an International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart at Hydrographic Office (Instituto Hidrográfico). 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. Additional information from Joaquim Alves Gaspar <alvesgasparj(at)gmail.com>.



May 25, 2023 - Oxford The 30th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will have a Field Trip - A jolly for Peter Jolly: maps from the British Cartographic Society Awards collection by the Bodleian Map Room Team. Booking is essential for this Field Trip. Click here to book your place. For further details, please contact Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by: The Friends of TOSCA / The Bodleian Libraries / The School of Geography and the Environment / The Charles Close Society / Lovell Johns Ltd.



May 30-31, 2023 - Brussels (Hybrid) The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Belgian Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences will jointly host an international conference Conquering the World through Cartography: The Imperialist Turn in 19th and 20th Century Mapping. The Call for Papers is open till 15 March 2023 and can be found here. The symposium will be held in English and organized as a hybrid event both face-to-face at the Palace of the Academies and via livestream.



June 6 and 13, 2023 - London (Online) The International Map Collectors' Society annual Malcolm Young lecture will be in a slightly different format. There will be two online lectures, rather than a single physical one during Map Fair weekend. Dennis Reinharz, Emeritus Profession of History at the University of Texas in Arlington, will present two lectures about Misconceptions: Russia and the West. Additional details to be announced.



June 10-11, 2023 - London The London Map Fair is the largest Antique Map Fair in Europe. It will be held at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1 Kensington Gore: Saturday 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Paul Hughes (master mariner, marine consultant and author: 'Greenvill Collins and the Dutch, Spanish and Colonial origins of the Greenwich Meridian') will give a lecture on Saturday at 2:30 pm.



June 11-16, 3023 – Charlottesville Matthew Edney will be teaching H-65 Material Foundations of Map History, 1450–1900' at the Rare Book School. The course will meet on the University of Virginia campus. Indeed, while the main UVa library (with RBS quarters) continues its multi-year renovations, RBS meets in Thomas Jefferson's famed rotunda and lawn.



June 14, 2023 - USA (Online) The 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. Rodney Kite-Powell (Director, Touchton Map Center, Tamp Bay History Center) will present Key West and the Florida Keys: Mapping the History of the Conch Republic.



July 10-14, 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 in Map History, 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. The first two days will be devoted to a Workshop for early career professionals (scholars, curators, archivists, and librarians) working in the history of cartography, and the symposium will follow. 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 have the theme Smart Cartography for Sustainable Development. The venue is the world-class Cape Town International Convention Centre.



August 22-24, 2023 – Helsinki The International Map Collectors' Society 40th annual symposium is organized by Cartographic Society of Finland and Chartarum Amici. Sponsored by National Land Survey of Finland, City of Helsinki and John Nurminen Foundation. There will be an optional pre-conference tour of Helsinki on August 21, and an optional post-conference tour August 25-27. For more information contact Antti Jakobsson <antti.jakobsson(at)maanmittauslaitos.fi>.



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.



September 21-24, 2023 – Minneapolis The “Annual Conference 2023” of the Society for the History of Discoveries is titled Worlds of Exploration. The conference will be hosted by the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota. There will be a Thursday evening reception and a post-conference excursion in Minneapolis.



September 27-30, 2023 - Berlin The International Coronelli Society will have its XV International Symposium About Globes in the Humboldt Hall of the Staatsbibliothek, Unter den Linden 8. The production of globes only began in Berlin in the late 18th century, but developed into an internationally very successful production in the 19th century. Researchers of globe studies and all interested parties are invited to this symposium. The topics of the symposium are all aspects of globe studies - in particular the history of globes and their position in the socio-economic context, but also contributions to globe-related instruments such as armillary spheres, planetariums, telluriums and lunariums. Conference languages are German and English (no translation).



2024

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>.



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



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.


Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>