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.
Click here for archive of past events.


2022

October 3, 2022 - New Haven (Online) Chet Van Duzer, historian of cartography, will discuss the Martellus Map in conjunction with the current building-wide exhibition, The World in Maps, 1400-1600. Part of Mondays at Beinecke online, a virtual series of gallery talks every Monday at 4pm. Talks focus on materials from the collections and include an opening presentation at 4pm followed by conversation and question and answer beginning about 4:30pm until 5pm.. Zoom webinar registration.



October 5-8, 2022 – Arlington, Texas (Hybrid) 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. The event is both virtual and physical. The physical events naturally cluster around the main presentations, but with optional trips after both the Friday and Saturday groups of lectures. There will be a preconference bus trip on October 5, and a three day post-symposium tour. Registration and suggested hotels can be found online. For more information contact Ben Huseman <huseman(at)exchange.uta.edu>.



October 6, 2022 - Cambridge Massachusetts (Online) The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies and Digital Medievalist will sponsor a Zoom presentation Quo Vadis: Digital Mapping and Medieval Studies Today from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Whether scholars are annotating restored images of medieval maps or plotting data on modern cartographic platforms, the challenges they face in representing medieval spatial data remain largely unanswered. In this virtual symposium, participants will discuss what has already been accomplished with online medieval maps and mapping projects, and identify the larger questions concerning this genre of digital scholarship. Click here to register.



October 6, 2022 - Miami (Online) Many old maps are as much works of art as tools for getting from one place to another, and one of the most engaging artistic embellishments of these maps are the decorative frames called cartouches, which often surround the map’s title and other details. Cartouches were an important cartographic design element from the 15th to the 19th century and continue to be used on 21st-century maps. Although they are one of the most visually engaging elements on maps, and despite the fact that it is often through the decoration of the cartouche that the cartographer speaks most directly to the viewer — revealing his or her interests or prejudices — there is no detailed study of them, no discussion of their earliest history or development, and no attempt to interpret the symbolism of a large number of them together. Join author, historian, and cartographer Chet Van Duzer in conversation with Arthur Dunkelman, Curator, Jay I. Kislak Collection for an online discussion of the early history and development of cartouches, their sources, and the symbolism of several remarkable examples. Frames that Speak: An Introduction to Cartographic Cartouches Zoom lecture starts at 1:00 PM EDT and you may register online.



October 6, 2022 - Stanford (Hybrid) Mirela Altic will discuss her recently published book, Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of Americas, at the David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall. She will analyze maps produced by the Jesuits during their missionary work in the possessions of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French Crowns in both North and South Americas. She traces the Jesuit contribution to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World into the post-suppression period, placing it in the context of their worldwide undertakings in the fields of science and art. Altic’s analysis shows the incorporation of indigenous knowledge into the Jesuit maps, effectively making them an expression of cross-cultural communication—even as they were tools of colonial expansion. Analyzing more than 150 historical maps, this book traces the Jesuits’ significant contributions to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World. 3:15 pm PST: Zoom room opens; 3:30 pm PST: Talk begins, followed by Q&A. Register in advance for in-person or Zoom attendance.



October 10, 2022 - New Haven (Online) Join the Beinecke Library at 2:00pm to 4:00pm for a presentation on the history and science of the Vinland Map. Speakers will include John Paul Floyd, Independent Historian, Paula Zyats, Conservation, Yale University Library, and Richard Hark, Yale Center for the Preservation of Cultural History. Following the presentations, Ray Clemens will ask the speakers to reflect on how history and science worked together to come to the same conclusion about the Vinland’s authenticity. All are welcome. Registration is required.



October 11, 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 a wide range of cartographic formats and subject matter. The focus of the session will be on maps and online resources available to all patrons any time, day, or place in the world. Topics covered will also include search tips and tricks, research and collection guides, ways to engage with the collections online, and how to prepare for a future trip to the reading room. After the presentation, staff look forward to answering additional questions from attendees. Register for this session.



October 13, 2022 - Hong Kong The publication of the first carto-bibliography of China, “Regnum Chinae”, marks the completion of the Western Maps of China research project. This Book Launch and Donor Appreciation Ceremony celebrates the book launch as well as expresses our gratitude to Dr. Ko Pui-Shuen, the project sponsor. Dr. Peter Van der Krogt, Research Leader, Explokart and Jansonius curator, Allard Pierson, University of Amsterdam, is an officiating guest of this event. Venue: Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST. Time schedule: 17.00.



October 15, 2022 - New Haven After a long pandemic hiatus, the Connecticut Map Society is back in business. Our first event is an extraordinary map exhibit, The World in Maps, 1400–1600 at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in New Haven. Ray Clemens, the exhibit’s curator, has generously offered to give us a private tour. The tour is free, and not member-restricted, but space is limited: you must RSVP in order to attend <connie(at)redstonestudios.com>. Let’s all meet outside the library at 10:45.



October 18, 2022 – London (Online) Rose Mitchell and Lucia Pereira Pardo will give the 2022 D.A. Chart Seminar on Maps with the topic of Early Irish maps at The National Archives. This event is taking place on Zoom from 19:00 – 20:15 BST. Please book your place on Eventbrite. Sign-up closes 24 hours before the event and an invite will be sent to everyone registered 24 hours before the beginning of the event. This seminar looks at the context for early modern maps of Ireland in State Papers at The National Archives in London, and showcases findings of new research into the materiality of maps by Richard Bartlett, including comparison with those in Dublin collections. Rose Mitchell is map archivist at The National Archives of the United Kingdom, with a particular interest in early modern maps. Lucia Pereira Pardo is a conservation scientist, also at The National Archives, where she is conducting material analysis especially into the colourants on these maps.



October 19, 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! UMM Conference: Mapping Post-Conflict” Cities, https://urbanmetamapping.uni-bamberg.de/conf/MPC/



October 19, 21, and 24, 2022 - Brazil Prof. Dr. Stefaan Missinne who lives in Vienna has been invited by the Austrian Embassy in Brazil to give a series of public lectures (in Portuguese) with the title: The da Vinci Globe dating from 1504. Brazil´s historical naming on a globe.
    
October 19, Rio de Janeiro: Wednesday, at 3 p.m., at the Instituto Histórico Geográfico Brasileiro (IHGB), Av. Augusto Severo, 8 (9º/13º floor), Glória. Info: <secretaria(at)ihgb.org.be>
    October 21, São Paulo: Friday at 3 p.m., at Sala Villa-Lobos of the Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin, Rua da Biblioteca, 21 Cidade Universitária São Paulo (University of Sao Paolo). Info (for press enquiries): <brasilia-ob(at)bmeia.gv.at>
    October 24, Porto Alegre: Monday, at 7 p.m. at the Goethe Institute of Porto Alegre Auditorium, Rua 24 de Outubro, 112 (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul). Info: <consuladoaustriapoa(at)gmail.com >



October 20-21, 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. The conference program and registration are online.



October 25, 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. Stephen Hoffenberg will present recent research on the Topographical Engineers 1850 map of the US West - A Map of National Identity. Contact Naomi Heiser <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for the Zoom link.



October 27, 2022 - Washington (Hybrid) The California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a day at the Library of Congress. Three separate events arranged in association with the Library of Congress Philip Lee Phillips Society and open to all map societies, in person and/or virtually. Registration is required for each presentation, whether you are attending in person or virtually. Registration links for each event will be available after October 10. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the registration links after October 10.
Explore the Depths of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
   
Presentation 1:
Title:
From Farmsteads to Supercomputers: Mapping the Electoral Demographics of the United States, 1812-Present
Speaker: John Hessler, Specialist in Computational Geography and Geographic Information Science and Curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas, Library of Congress
Location: In person at Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room (LM Sixth Floor), 3:00 PM ET and Virtual, 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT/ 1:00 PM MT/Noon PT
   Presentation 2:
Title:
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Special Display, Tours and Reception
Activity: Visit with curators, explore the collection and enjoy refreshments with other map enthusiasts and friends
Location: In person only at Library of Congress, Madison Building, Geography and Map Division Reading Room (LM B02), 4:30-6:00 PM ET.
   Presentation 3:
Title:
Will Work for Maps”: A History of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Special Map Processing Project
Speaker: Laura McElfresh, Cartographic Metadata Librarian, University Libraries, University of Minnesota
Location: In person at Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room (LM Sixth Floor), 7:00 PM ET and Virtual, 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT/ 5:00 PM MT/4:00 PM PT



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
   Mapping Dance
   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 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 - 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. Our final fall program will feature Steve Nadler, an expert on maps on stamps and related ephemera. Contact Naomi Heiser <naomi.heiser(at)colorado.edu> for the Zoom link.



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 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 - 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. Save the date for a stimulating and discussion. Details are forthcoming.



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 24, 2022 – 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. 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 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 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 2, 2022 - New Haven The Connecticut Map Society will have its annual “Show and Tell” that we all enjoy. Location TBA. This wine & cheese event spotlights 6 or 7 member presentations, 10 minutes each (with a merciless cut-off). It’s always fun. If you’d like to present a map or map topic, let us know at <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 8, 2022 – 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. 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 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 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 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 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.



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 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 (remote – BST).



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.



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 October 3, 2022 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>