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May 3, 2022 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 5:30 pm UK time. Joy Slappnig (Royal Holloway, University of London) will discuss The historical significance of indigenous maps. All are welcome. For details on how to join, please send an email to events(at)emma.cam.ac.uk. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
May 5, 2022 - Oxford (Online) The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas II: Great Britain. See May 12, and May 26 for subsequent lectures of this series. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 10-13, 2022 – Montevideo (Hybrid) The International Society for the History of the Map will be holding a combined virtual and in-person conference hosted by the Museo Histórico Nacional. The first two days will be an in-person workshop that will offer professional development activities and create community among up to 15 early-career scholars and professionals working in the history of cartography in teaching, research, curation, and collections. The last two days will be a symposium that focus on methodological approaches which might concern map history in the context of exhibitions, teaching and everyday life. The symposium will be held in-person and online between 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (GMT -3). There are separate registrations required for the workshop and the symposium. You may direct questions to organizers Carolina Martínez <carolina.martinez(at)unsam.edu.ar> and Lucia Rodríguez <luciarodriguezarrillaga(at)gmail.com> or ISHMap’s Chair, Jordana Dym, at ishmap.society(at)gmail.com.
May 10, 2022 – Zürich Dare to look at the stars with us! From the origins of the first star maps to their use in science and society to three-dimensional images: the guided tour from 18:15-19:15 p.m offers selected works from the map collection of the ETH Library - which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022 - and the map collection of the Zurich Central Library an exciting journey through space and time. Come with us on a journey through space and time - from the first star maps to three-dimensional images. Registration is required.
May 12, 2022 - Oxford (Online) The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Sarah Gearty (Royal Irish Academy) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas III: Ireland. See May 26 for subsequent lecture of this series. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 14-15, 2022 - Mantua The Mantua Books Maps Prints Fair will be held under the arcades of the cloister of the former Augustinian monastery of S. Agnese, now the seat of the Francesco Gonzaga Diocesan Museum, Piazza Virgiliana, 55.
May 14, 2022- New York Members of the New York Map Society are invited on a field trip to the Queens Museum at 2:00 PM. We're visiting the museum to spend as much time as we want looking at and walking around two of the biggest and greatest three-dimensional maps: The Relief Map of New York City's Water Supply and The Panorama of the City of New York. You must tell Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> by 5 pm New York (ET) time Tuesday, May 3 whether you can join us.
May 17, 2022 – Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle is happy to announce our next lecture, entitled Under the Southern Cross: A Cartographic Revelation of Australia by Barry Kinnaird. The lecture will take place at 6pm in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, 23185. Please notify Ellen Spore <ellen.spore(at)gmail.com> if you will be attending the lecture.
May 19, 2022 - Chicago - The Chicago Map Society plans to have an in-person meeting at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 5:00 PM. Jim Akerman will have a Gallery Walk, Crossings: Mapping American Journeys.
May 19–21, 2022 - Leuven (Online) The Crossroads Research Centre will have an online workshop Mapping Practices and Transpacific Transfers of Geographic Knowledge, Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries. When the first galleons crossed the Pacific in the sixteenth century, new routes of exchange started to be formed, connecting Asia and the Americas. These networks also brought about new impulses in the history of map making. Galleons and other vessels surveyed the waters, lands, and coastlines along their routes, and the resulting knowledge was then adapted in ports on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Thereupon, this new or revised knowledge circulated further and affected regions and mapmakers that were not directly connected to transpacific navigation. Mapmakers adapted information on navigation and coast lines, and added, removed, or revised islands, harbours, or other specifications. Exchanges also had a profound effect on port cities themselves, an effect that we can observe, for example, in city maps, which mark trading posts, ships, or quarters for foreigners. Individual maps could be captured from ships or be passed on as gifts along these routes, and these artifacts themselves can tell a story of exchange across the Pacific World and beyond. The workshop will address these stories of exchanges and mapping practices across and along extended Transpacific networks, as they can be observed on maps and with the help of maps in any language. Additional information from Elke Papelitzky <elke.papelitzky(at)kuleuven.be> or Wim de Winter <wim.dewinter(at)kuleuven.be>.
May 19, 2022 - London (Online) The Thirty-First Series of “Maps and Society Lectures” in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are normally held at the Warburg Institute at 5.00 pm (admission free) and are followed by refreshment. All are welcome. Enquiries: <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or <c.delano-smith(at)qmul.ac.uk>. Under present circumstances, however, all will be virtual meetings (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Meetings in London, when these are physically possible, are generously supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s Educational Trust and the International Map Collectors’ Society. Today Dr Kevin Wittmann (Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain) will speak about Turning the world inside out: T-O maps in an English almanac (c 1420).
May 20, 2022 - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion (Online) Join the National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales online for Carto-Cymru – The Wales Map Symposium 2022 – Mapping in Megabytes from 10.30-4.30. We will discuss how computer generated mapping is changing the way maps are produced, used and preserved and what this means for those who hold such information and make it available to the public. Book your free ticket.
May 20, 2022 – McLean, Virginia The Washington Map Society 41st annual dinner and lecture will be at Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Dr, in Tyson Galleria II. Matthew Mingus (Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, Book Review Editor for “The Portolan”, 2009 winner of the Ristow Prize) will speak about 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. Register online.
May 20, 2022 - Washington (Hybrid) The work of Greek
geographer Claudius Ptolemy sits at the foundations of western
cartography, and influenced Renaissance thinkers, mathematicians, and
mapmakers for centuries. Library of Congress collections contain
every early edition of Ptolemaic atlases printed between 1472 and
1600, including the first Greek edition put together by the great
Renaissance humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam. John Hessler, Library of
Congress Curator of the Jay
I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early
Americas will give remarks on provenance and collecting of these
extremely rare and valuable volumes and then you will meet with
expert Library curators to see the display.
10:00 AM Coffee Reception, Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119
11:00 AM Remarks, Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119 and Livestreamed
11:45 AM Treasure Display, Jefferson Building, Lessing J. Rosenwald Room
Register to attend in-person or to receive a Zoom link.
May 21, 2022 - Brussels The Brussels Map Circle 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held 10:00-11:45 in Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg. It will be followed, at 14.00-16.00, by 2022 Map Afternoon at the Royal Library. The Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest of his own to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members.
May 23, 2022 - Brenham, Texas James Harkins will discuss historic Texas maps from noon to 1 p.m. at the Brenham Heritage Museum’s Bus Depot Gallery at 313 East Alamo Street. Harkins is the Director of Public Services for the Texas General Land Office Archives and Records Program. The state’s oldest agency, established by the Republic of Texas in 1836, has a collection of 36 million documents. That collection includes over 45,000 maps, sketches and drawings documenting the surveying and mapping of Texas boundaries and land ownership dating back to the 16th century and Spanish rule.
May 24, 2022 - Denver (Hybrid) Please join Rocky Mountain Map Society at History Colorado at 5:30 PM. Our speaker will be Sarah Kelly, teaching professor in CU Boulder's Geography Department. She'll lead us through a participatory discussion about map-making aesthetics called: Cartography: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Making maps is often approached with little understanding of effective cartographic techniques which can lead to a map not meeting its intended purpose, or worse, completely mislead its reader. We will go over basic cartographic conventions such as using visual variables, applying symbol hierarchy, and using color effectively. The presentation will be interactive and include extensive examples of both effective and not-so-effective maps covering a variety of geographic areas, from historical to contemporary. The audience is invited to join in critiquing these maps using concepts presented by the speaker. Contact Rocky Mountain Map Society <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for the Zoom link.
May 26, 2022 - Oxford (Online) The 29th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Katalin Szende (Central European University) will present Maps of the European Historic Towns Atlas IV: East Central Europe. Additional information from Nick Millea <tosca(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 26, 2022 - Stanford (Hybrid) Barbara Mundy (Professor at Tulane University's Newcome Art Department) will deliver the keynote for the “Re-Mapping Sovereignty Conference” at 5:00 pm PST held at the David Rumsey Map Center. She will speak about Indigenous Sovereignty Out of Time. Registrants must register to attend the keynote virtually via Zoom or complete the In-Person Request Form.
May 26-27, 2022 - Stanford The David Rumsey Map Center will have a conference Re-Mapping Sovereignty, Representing Geopolitical Complexity on May 26, from 1-7pm PST and May 27, from 10am-5pm PST. Speakers: (in alpha order) Franck Billé, Peter Bol, Jordan Branch, Fabian Drixler, Guntram Herb, Valerie Kivelson, Martin Lewis, Munkh-Erdene Lhamsuren, Barbara Mundy, Alec Murphy, Luca Scholz, Ali Yaycioglu. Panel titles: Concepts & Frameworks; Sovereignty’s Counter-Maps; Shared Landscapes in Early Modern Eurasia; Borders and their Discontents; Visualizing Fragmented Polities. Please see our events page for more information.
May 27, 2022 – Parma Prof. Dr. Stefaan Missinne (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) will discuss Cartography of Flanders in the 16th century and the Riconquista of Alessandro Farnese: knowledge transfer to and from Italy at 9:00 at the conference "The Court of the Farnese in Parma and Flanders" held in Monastero di San Paolo - Strada Macedonio Melloni 1. Additional information from <rome(at)flanders.eu>.
June 3, 2022 - Leiden Governments draw borders, governments manage borders and people have to live with those borders. Over the centuries, countless borders have been drawn and blurred in the Netherlands. Kester Freriks, together with Martijn Storms and other experts, went in search of the stories behind historical borders on the basis of the age-old maps from the Bodel Nijenhuis Collection of Leiden University Libraries. They will present the result of their work: the richly illustrated book Grensverkenningen. Langs oude grenzen in Nederland [Grensverkenningen. Along old borders in the Netherlands]. Presentation begins at 3:30 PM (walk-in 3:00 PM) in University Library, Witte Singel 27. Registration required.
June 4, 2022 – Stanford (Hybrid) The California Map Society Annual Spring Conference is scheduled from 10am to 4pm at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University. The meeting will feature an in person interview with David Rumsey and include talks by Hampton Sides, Rachel Bolten, Ron Gibbs, Leo Dillon, and Grant Parker. These talks are open to the public to attend either in person or live-streamed via Zoom. Register online.
June 9-10, 2022 - Barcelona The Cartography History Study Group (Grup d’Estudis d’Història de la Cartografia) is preparing, in collaboration with the Insititut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, a new colloquium with the title City and territory in Spanish cartography: a historical perspective. The Cartography History Study Group has dealt with in previous colloquia the central theme of the history of urban cartography. The present colloquium is dedicated to one aspect of this cartography: that which relates the city to its nearby territory, in such a way that its field of study is broadened towards cartography at a regional level. Additional information to be announced.
June 10, 2022 – London The International Map Collectors' Society will have a celebration reception to coincide with the Map Fair. Please take particular note that this event is open to all, including Dealers and attendees at the London Map Fair, which opens the following day at the Royal Geographical Society. The programme is partly a celebration of the return to normality by holding a reception where we can at last exchange news and experience face to face with our cartographic friends. Partly it is an opportunity to honour giants of the mapping world: 6pm Drinks and canapes, 7pm Presentation of the IMCoS/Helen Wallis Award, and a Presentation to our long-serving previous Chairman, Hans Kok, 7:15pm Malcolm Young Lecture. This year the lecture will be given by Vivien Godfrey, Chairman and CEO of the Edward Stanford Group, retailer of travel books, maps and globes. Registration for this event is available online or by email to Peter Walker <financialsecretary(at)imcos.org>. The reception will be held in the James and Charles Suite in the Rembrandt Hotel, London SW7. This is opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum.
June 10, 2022 – Valletta (Online) The next Malta Map Society Executive Committee Meeting will be held by Zoom at 6.30pm. Currently under discussion are the programme for the next Malta Map Society Show and Tell and plans for Imago Melitae 2024. Contact Rod Lyon <28triqsikka(at)gmail.com> for additional information.
June 11, 2022 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual General Meeting will take place at 10am (please arrive for 9:30am so that we can start punctually) in the Lowther Room of the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. RGS security requires advanced knowledge of all those attending the meeting. If you are planning to come please contact Peter Walker at <financialsecretariat(at)imcos.org>.
June 11-12, 2022 - London The London Map Fair brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore. The Fair has an additional lecture in the RGS lecture theatre on Saturday 11th June 2022 at 14:30 by Dr Paul Hughes The Greenwich meridian's Dutch, Spanish & Colonial origins.
June 16, 2022 - Chicago Join the Chicago Map Society for a presentation on site at one of the most spectacular map libraries in the United States: the MacLean Collection! Meeting will be in the evening, and details are still being finalized.
June 16, 2022 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom . Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Lena Denis will discuss The Foundation and the Gateway: what maps show and hide about Baltimore and American history. Lena Denis is the Geospatial Data, GIS, & Maps Librarian for Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries’ Data Services, where she works with maps and map data.
June 24-26, 2022 - Maastricht The 14th edition of the Maastricht Antiquarian Book and Print fair provides a very diverse selection of books, charts and prints. Fair is at Sint Janskerk, Vrijthof 24.
June 28, 2022 – Hereford The International Map Collectors' Society will be making a trip to visit the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral. More details to be announced. However, there may be limit to numbers, so if you would like to come please contact Valerie Newby on 01296 670001.
July 4-8, 2022 – Bucharest (Hybrid) The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), postponed from July 2021, will be held at Aula Magna of the Central University Library “Carol I”. The main conference theme, Conflict and Cartography, aims to explore the intricate conflictual content of mapping and mapmaking in fields such as war, politics, ideology, cultural or intellectual history. Register to attend in person or remotely. The conference is being organized by the National Museum of Maps and Old Books and the University of Bucharest, in collaboration with Imago Mundi Ltd. Additional information from Christina Toma at <ichc2021(at)gmail.com> or <office(at)muzeulhartilor.ro>
July 4-7, 2022 - Leeds (Hybrid) The Leeds International Medieval Congress provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. This year's special thematic focus will be Borders. Among thr themes will be Mapping borders and border zones, Medieval imagery of borders, and Boundaries between town and countryside and within towns. It is our strong intention, coronavirus restrictions permitting, that there will be both an in-person and virtual component.
August 30 - September 2, 2022 – Newcastle (Hybrid) The three-day Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference will be held at Newcastle University and the Chair's theme for the Conference is Geographies beyond recovery.
August 31-September 3, 2022 - Berlin The 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Additional information from Dr. Markus Heinz <kartographiegeschichte(at)sbb.spk-berlin.de> or Dr. des. Noah Regenass < Noah.Regenass(at)unibas.ch>.
September 14, 2022 - London (Online) The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop online. Our workshops offer the opportunity to share expertise and learn from each other. The workshop theme will be Finding Maps. Additional information from Paula Williams <paula.williams(at)cartography.org.uk>.
September 14-15, 2022 - London (Online) The British Cartographic Society is delighted to announce that the 2022 Annual Conference will be supported by Steer. For the conference, we’ve chosen a theme of ‘design for movement’. This is reflective of the work Steer are involved in, across cities, infrastructure and transportation.
September 19-21, 2022 - Vienna The International Cartographic Association (ICA), the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the German (DGfK), Austrian (ÖKK), Swiss (SGK) and British (BCS) Cartographic Societies are pleased to invite you to the European Cartographic Conference EuroCarto 2022. We aim to bring together Cartographers and those working in related disciplines to offer a platform of discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects.
September 20, 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. Les Trager, retired lawyer and member of New York and Washington Map Societies, will discuss his recently published book Ancient Explorers and Their Amazing Maps. Trager will discuss a body of Western 16th century maps which cannot be explained by the discoveries of European explorers. Meeting was arranged with assistance of New York Map Society.
September 29-October 1, 2022 – St. Louis The 63rd Annual Meeting of Society for the History of Discoveries will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery at St. Louis University, and co-hosted by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening (September 29), followed by the conference the following two days, and a post-conference excursion on Sunday (October 2). The theme is At the Heart of the Continent: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Upper Mississippi Region. Additional details to be announced.
October 5-8, 2022 – Arlington, Texas The International Map Collectors' Society Annual Symposium will be a joint meeting with the Virginia Garrett Lectures and the Texas Map Society. It will be hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington and take place at the Central Library, Special Collections. There will be a preconference bus trip on October 5, and a three day post-symposium tour is planned. Preliminary program can be found online and additional details on IMCoS web page. For more information contact Ben Huseman <huseman(at)exchange.uta.edu>.
October 19-21, 2022 - Erkner, Germany (Hybrid) Building on the knowledge gathered from academic literature as well as from the first UrbanMetaMapping conference “Cartographies of Catastrophes” in Bamberg (2021) this conference, Mapping “Post-Conflict” Cities, will examine mapping of “post-conflict” cities from the 19th century until the present day in different geographic settings. The conference will take place at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS). In addition, the online format will be offered via Zoom. The language of the conference is English. Additional information from <conference.urbanmetamapping(at)leibniz-irs.de>.
October 21-22, 2022 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Hybrid) The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S Main St, will be hosting a two day conference Mapping the Early American South. From the earliest mapping of North America by European navigators to campaigns during the French & Indian War and the American Revolution to further exploration through westward expansion, join us as we delve into how different communities used maps as tools to establish unique visions of the American South. Margaret Pritchard is helping organize this event and she has an impressive list of speakers signed up.
October 24-26, 2022 - Berlin The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin will jointly host the 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography. The venue will be the recently renovated old main building of the Staatsbibliothek in the heart of Berlin on the boulevard Unter den Linden (subway stop) within sight of the iconic Brandenburg Gate. The joint organizers expect contributions investigating the global “surveying turn” in cartography, hinting to the increasing professionalization and mechanization to gather base data for drawing ‘ever truer to nature’ maps, especially during, but not limited to, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to Imre Demhardt – ICA Commission on the History of Cartography:<demhardt(at)uta.edu>.
October 27, 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. Laura McElfresh (Cartographic Metadata Librarian, University Libraries, University of Minnesota) will discuss “Will Work for Maps”: A History of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Special Map Processing Project. Meeting was arranged with the assistance of the Philip Lee Phillips Society.
November 4-5, 2022 - Chicago 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
Surveying as Performance
This year, the Nebenzahl Lectures will fall on the same weekend as the first-ever Newberry Map Fair. Free and open to the public, the fair will welcome collectors, enthusiasts, and a wide array of map-curious people. Register for free.
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 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.
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. Frank Manasek will be the speaker and additional details to be announced.
Week of July 10, 2023 – Berlin The International Society for the History of the Map will hold its VII Symposium at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The symposium theme, Intersections, invites consideration of the impact of seemingly contradictory perspectives such as insider and outsider knowledge expertise, and art and science, on map making and use. Additional information will be available in 2022. Questions may be directed to co-hosts Diana Lange <diana.lange(at)uni-hamburg.de> or Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann <vera.dorofeeva-lichtmann(at)ehess.fr>.
August 13-18, 2023 – Cape Town The 31st International Cartographic Conference and 19th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association will take place.
August 22-24, 2023 – Helsinki The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. Details to be announced. 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.
June/July, 2024 - Lyon, France The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography, postponed from 2023, will be held at Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin. Exact dates of meeting to be announced.
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.