Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


New members and visitors are always welcome to attend these events.
Please submit your meeting notices to John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>
To learn more about non-current maps see Map History / History of Cartography.
Exhibition announcements can be found at Cartography - Calendar of Exhibitions.
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2022

November 2, 2022 – Oxford The Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, invites Julian Munby to talk about Mapping Oxford: The Historic Oxford Map and Atlas. This fully illustrated talk, from 1-2pm, will review historic maps of Oxford and the evidence from archaeology and documentary sources for reconstructing the shape of the city from medieval to modern times for the Historic Towns Map and Atlas of Oxford. Book online.



November 4-5, 2022 – Chicago (Hybrid) The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, will have the 21st installment of the Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography. The theme is Mapping as Performance, addressing the ways in which people create and share maps through action in space. Mapping as Performance brings scholars together from several disciplines, including dance, Indigenous studies, literature, geography, and history. The two days of lectures have been organized into panels focusing on four sub-themes:
   Performing Space, Place, and History in Indigenous North America
   Travel as Mapping
   Mapping Dance
   Surveying as Performance
This year, the Nebenzahl Lectures have no charge and will also be available on Zoom. Register for the in-person lectures or register for the Zoom lectures.



November 4-5, 2022 - Mount Vernon, Virginia (Hybrid) Join us at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington for an enlightening look at the cartographic revolution that took place during the eighteenth century. Mapping the American Revolution: The 2022 George Washington Symposium will examine how and why maps became vital political, economic, and social tools in the Revolutionary era. During this symposium you will hear from Mount Vernon staff and leading historians, tour the Mansion, and view historic documents and objects. Register to attend in person or virtual.



November 5, 2022 – California (Online) The 2022 Fall Conference of the California Map Society will be held online between 9:30AM - 12:30PM Pacific Time. Click here for program details and registration.



November 5, 2022 – Paris The 21st Paris Map, Globes, Scientific Instruments Fair will be held at Hôtel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann, from 11h00 – 18h00. Free entry.



November 8, 2022 – Chicago (Hybrid) The Chicago Map Society will have Niall Atkinson speak about Florentine Topographies: The Buildings, Spaces, and People of the Renaissance City at the usual time, 6:00pm, at the Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, in Ruggles Hall. There will a half-hour social preceding the presentation, with an open bar and some snacks. This lecture will trace the spatial and social dimensions of the urban development of the city of Florence from the late Middle Ages until the time of Botticelli at the turn of the sixteenth century. In person register to attend, or online register to attend.



November 12, 2022 - Pasadena The SoCal Greater Los Angeles Mappers of the California Map Society invite you to join us for our first official, in-person gathering in SoCal since the pandemic! We've missed you and would love to talk with you about our favorite subject: MAPS. Bring a special map to share 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! Meeting will be in Member's Home from 2:00-5:00 pm. Location shared with registration confirmation.



November 14, 2022 - New Haven (Online) Suzanne Boorsch, an art historian who specializes in Renaissance old master prints and the former curator of prints and drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, will give a talk, at 4:00 PM, in conjunction with the Beinecke Library current building-wide exhibition, The World in Maps, 1400-1600. Boorsch will discuss Francesco Berlinghieri's Geographia, Florence, 1482. Click here for Webinar Registration.



November 15, 2022 - Williamsburg Michael McNamara, a member of the Washington Map Society and the Williamsburg Map Circle, will speak on THE Map 'famously used by General Braddock' at 5:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Landing. Please save the date. More details will follow. Also, let Ellen Spore <ellen.spore(at)gmail.com> know if you will be able to attend.



November 16, 2022 - 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! Małgorzata Fabiszak (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań) & Isabelle Buchstaller (University of Duisburg-Essen): Commemorative street naming practices in the border towns Frankfurt (Oder)/Słubice



November 17, 2022 – Portland, Maine The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education invites you to attend the opening reception of our latest exhibition, Industry, Wealth, and Labor: Mapping New England’s Textile Industry from 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, with a panel discussion from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Hannaford Hall. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Register here.



November 17, 2022 - Stanford (Hybrid) The David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall, will be holding a mini-symposium on COVID-19 maps featuring Paul Kahn and Hugh Dubberly, who have curated a collection of contemporary COVID-19 maps; we will also have Jessica Martin talk about her book co-authored with Laura Bliss, both of Bloomberg's CityLab based on this project and will feature maps from their published book entitled The Quarantine Atlas. Ken Fields, author of Thematic Mapping will speak to mapping COVID-19 maps, among others. 2.45 pm: Center and Zoom Room Opens; 3.00 pm: Speaker Presentations; 4.30 pm: Q and A/Panel Discussion. In person registration or Zoom registration.



November 19, 2022 – New York The New York and Connecticut Map Societies will have an in-person Field Trip starting at 2:00 pm in the New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. at 42nd Street. Ian Fowler (Curator and Geospatial Librarian for the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at The New York Public Library) will personally guide members through the "Polonsky Exhibition of the New York Public Library's Treasures." The exhibition showcases some of the library's most extraordinary items, including the c. 1508 Hunt-Lenox copper Globe, not only one of the earliest surviving terrestrial globes, but also one of the oldest known cartographic depictions of the Americas. Also on the tour will be the c. 1460-70 "Geographia" of Nicolaus Germanus: the "Codex Ebnerianus." Map society members will meet at 1:45 at the main entrance on Fifth Avenue. To attend, RSVP to New York Map Society Secretary Andrew Kapochunas at <kapochunas(at)gmail.com>.



November 22, 2022 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography meets at 5.30pm UK time. Stephen Leach, University of Keele, will speak about The adventures and speculations of the ingenious Peter Perez Burdett. 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.



November 24-25, 2022 - Erfurt The Centre for Transcultural Studies and the Gotha Perthes Collection, Erfurt University will have a conference Mapping Asia: Cartography and the Construction of Territoriality in Centre for Transcultural Studies, Gotha Research Campus. This conference will explore cartography and the construction and contestation of territoriality in Asia from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century. In particular we seek to answer the question of how ideas of territoriality were cartographically produced, circulated and interpreted within Asia and between Europe and Asia. The conference is part of the project „Cartographies of Africa and Asia (1800–1945). A Project for the Digitization of Maps of the Perthes Collection Gotha” (KarAfAs). KarAfAs is a co-authored endeavour of the Centre for Transcultural Studies at Gotha and the Perthes Collection of the Gotha Research Library, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. By digitising the maps of the Perthes collection in Gotha, we intend to inspire future projects which see questions of territoriality and spatiality in a fresh light, utilising the source material held at the Perthes Collection. Participants will be invited to a tour of the highlights of the collection’s cartographic material on Asia. We invite papers written on any geographical area in Asia which deal with the intersection of cartography and territoriality from the eighteenth to the twentieth century to frances.omorchoe(at)uni-erfurt.de by Sunday 17th April. Send inquiries to Claudia Berger <claudia.berger(at)uni-erfurt.de> or Frances O’Morchoe <frances.omorchoe(at)uni-erfurt.de>.



November 25, 2022 - Aubervilliers The Comité Français de Cartographie will have a one-day seminar L’histoire de la Cartographie et son Écriture a L’épreuve du Renouvellement [The History of Cartography and its Writing put to the Test of Renewal]. Discussion will be about the forms and objects of writing the history of cartography considered over a long period of time. We will especially look at the contemporary period, in relation to the current renewal of tools, especially digital ones. The seminar will be held at Centre des colloques, Campus Condorcet.



November 27, 2022 - Bruges The exhibition Pieter Pourbus. Master of Maps is at the Groeninge Museum. So it's time to reflect on Pourbus as a cartographer. Jan Trachet, postdoc researcher (UGent) and co-curator of the exhibition, will talk about the map, the cartographic activities of Pieter Pourbus and about the painter himself at 10:30 am. An interesting introduction to your visit to this exhibition.



November 28, 2022 – London (Hybrid) (Note date change) 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 Danielle Gravon (Director of Exhibitions, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Adjunct Faculty, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN) will discuss Gerhard Mercator and geographia sacra: Biblical mapping during the sixteenth-century image debates (in-person).



November 29, 2022 - Denver (Hybrid) The Rocky Mountain Map Society in person and online will meet at History Colorado, Research Center, 1200 N Broadway, at 5:30 PM MT. Steve Nadler will discuss Maps on Stamps and Ephemera. Contact Naomi Heiser <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for the Zoom link.



November 30, 2022 - 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. Thomas Horst (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Centre for the History of Science and Technology) will discuss The Amazing (Hi-)Story of the Bavarian Army Library Map Collection – Reconstructed 60 Years After Its Restitution to Germany. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the restitution of the Bavarian Army Library to Germany, this paper reconstructs the amazing story of one of the largest collections of military books and maps, that survived destruction during World War II and was taken by American soldiers in 1946 to the US, where it was stored in the Library of Congress. Meeting was arranged with the assistance of the Philip Lee Phillips Society.



November 30, 2022 - Valletta The Malta Map Society has produced a facsimile of four portolan atlases of the 18th century Maltese captain Antonio Borg which are found at the British Library, Mss 13957-13960. This facsimile, consisting of 4 bound volumes in leather, will be deposited at the National Library of Malta for the benefit of all Maltese scholars during an official ceremony to be held from 6.00-7.00p.m in the presence of the Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, the Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici. On the invitation of the Malta Map Society, Mr Hans D. Kok, a Dutch expert in historical cartography, a collector, a writer and co-author of a number of standard works on the vellum charts of the Dutch East India Company will afterwards be giving a talk to MMS members and friends, entitled Is it a sea chart? where he will be shedding light on what qualifies a map as a chart, a ‘sea-chart’.



November 30, 2022 - Vienna The Institute for Hungarian Historical Research cordially invites you to the German-language lecture by Dániel Segyevy entitled Cartography in the shadow of Trianon. Ethnic maps in the peace negotiations after the First World War, which will take place at 7 p.m in the Collegium Hungaricum Vienna, Hollandstraße 4. The scientific legitimation of territorial arguments played a major role in the peace negotiations after the First World War - geography was also an important player in the debate about border-drawing processes. Numerous ethnic maps of the delegations from different nations were of great importance. While these maps formed an important basis in the negotiations, they were not all equally necessary. In addition to Pál Teleki's well-known Carte Rouge, British, French, Serbian and Austrian ethnic maps will also be examined, some of which will be shown in the original after the lecture. If you are interested in the lecture, please register by November 30, 2022 at 12 p.m. at <geschichte(at)collegiumhungaricum.at>.



December 1, 2022 - Oxford (Online) The 30th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Šima Krtalić (University of Lisbon) will discuss Cartographers, craftsmen, and artists: collaboration and cross-pollination in the creation of nautical charts. 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.



December 2, 2022 - Boston Looking to add more maps to your life? Join us at the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, for an afternoon of close map looking! For this edition of From The Vault, we’ll take a look at textile maps from our collections—embroidered, sewn, needlepoint, and more. Drop in any time between 2:00PM – 4:00PM.



December 2-3, 2022 - Hamburg (Online) The Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefacts", Universität Hamburg, cordially invites you to the workshop Typologies of East Asian Maps in a Global Perspective. Organized by Diana Lange (Universität Hamburg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (CNRS Paris, MPIWG Berlin). The aim of this workshop is to discuss some methodological approaches to developing a clearly articulated typology of East Asian maps, which is still missing. For additional information contact: diana.lange(at)uni-hamburg.de. Register here.



December 2, 2022 - New Haven The Connecticut Map Society will have a Show & Tell Evening at President Connie Brown’s place in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven (specifics provided when you RSVP). Please join us for this relaxed social event at which up to seven members share a favorite map or map story for a maximum of 10 minutes each (we’ll hold you to it!). It doesn’t have to be a map of value or prestige—just something that interests you. If you’d like to give a little talk, let us know ahead of time--first come, first served! If you’d rather sit back and relax instead that’s fine, too. We’ll serve wine, sparkling water, and appetizers. This party is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow mapheads. Whether you give a talk or simply attend, please RSVP to <connie(at)redstonestudios.com>.



December 3, 2022 - Brussels The Brussels Map Circle will meet in Panorama Room, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg from 10.00-13.00 for a conference Mapping Ukraine. The fertile territory of the Republic of Ukraine, between forest and steppe, has been part of many empires, from the Mongol Empire in the thirteenth century to the Russian Empire in the twentieth century. This borderland, as it is often defined, will be the subject op three papers by specialists of Ukrainian mapping. Additional details including registration can be found online.



December 5, 2022 - Oxford The very latest in 3D recording technology has revealed near-invisible text and artwork from originals in the Bodleian Libraries’ collections. Imagery captured with this technology show what has never before been possible to record. These recordings have assisted researchers in making exciting discoveries which will be shared for the first time at this event at 10am–12pm in Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. In this presentation, ARCHiOx: Seeing the Unseen in Bodleian Collections, a panel of experts will discuss how ARCHiOx recordings have supported their research. The Gough Map, the Rawlinson Copper Printing Plate collection, a selection of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and examples of ‘Insular Manuscripts’ dating from the 8th and 9th century will all be explored through these incredible new images. Free, booking required.



December 5, 2022 - Princeton (Hybrid) Professor Richard J.A. Talbert will outline the attraction and importance of the Late Ottoman Turkey in Princeton’s Forgotten Maps, 1883-1923 online exhibition, which is being launched a century after the Smyrna Fire and the establishment of the Turkish Republic. He will highlight the key role of the German cartographers Heinrich and Richard Kiepert and its remarkably long-lasting impact. Kiepert maps of Asia Minor (Turkey) remained the basis of those made by the Ottoman General Staff, as well as by the British, German, Greek, and Italian armies during and after World War I. Talbert will also trace how he gradually became aware of all these rare, long-forgotten maps, and shares his experiences in searching for them. He also explains how Princeton University Library’s holdings and expertise have proven crucial to the creation of this absorbing display. Lecture is 4:30pm - 5:30pm in Lewis Science Library and registration is required for in-person or online registration.



December 8, 2022 – London (Hybrid) 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. Šima Krtalic (PhD candidate in the History and Philosophy of Sciences and researcher in the MEDEA-Chart ERC project, University of Lisbon) will discuss Rethinking accuracy: the graphical language and geometric aesthetics of late medieval nautical charts ( (in-person).



December 13, 2022 - Washington (Online) Please join Geography and Map Division staff for our next virtual orientation from 3:00-4:00 pm (Eastern)! Reference librarians Carissa Pastuch and Amelia Raines will present an introduction to the Geography and Map collections at the Library of Congress. This general orientation session will highlight Afghanistan. Further details to be announced.



December 14, 2022 - 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. Francis (Frank) Manasek (retired professor, Dartmouth Medical School; former antiquarian map dealer; author of "Collecting Old Maps" and "A Treatise on Moon Maps" will speak about The Birth of Moon Maps: Looking Through the Telescope, 1610-1696. With fifteen Moon maps from 1610 to 1696, Manasek explores some different visual languages used to portray the lunar surface, and implicitly ask if there are any defining elements that link Moon maps to the historiography of terrestrial maps.



December 15, 2022 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will again hold an annual Holiday Gala that features a full smorgasbord of holiday treats for your dining and drinking pleasure at 5:30 pm at the Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St. Our tradition is to pair this party with member presentations of a special item in their personal collections.



December 21, 2022 - 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! Christina E. Kramer (University of Toronto): Traveling along Skopje's main street from Train Station to the Square 1911-2014


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 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 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 - 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 - 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.



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 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



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).



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 in 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 25-26, 2023 - Lisbon There will be an International Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart at Hydrographic Office (Instituto Hidrográfico). Program can be seen on website. 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.



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 14-18, 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.



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



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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 November 29, 2022 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>