Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2019

July 1-4, 2019 - Leeds The twenty-fifth International Medieval Congress meets at the University of Leeds. As many of you know, Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla have organized “Mappings” sessions at the past eight years of this IMC at Leeds, and you are invited you to join them. They plan panel and roundtable discussions that concur with the IMC theme of 'Materialities.' Proposals are due by September 21, 2018. Contact Felicitas Schmieder <felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de> or Dan Terkla <terkla(at)iwu.edu> for additional information.



July 10, 2019 - Floriana, Malta The committee meeting of the Malta Map Society will be at 5:30 PM at the Malta Historical Society headquarters at 41 Lion Street. Additional information from Rod Lyon <galleon(at)onvol.net>.



July 12, 2019 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society is invited at 11:30 AM to join in for a cocktail reception and luncheon at the Philadelphia Club (1301 Walnut Street) to honor our own Dr. Larry Tise who will be the Philadelphia Club Distinguished Speaker. Larry will share his research over many years preparing this long awaited book containing the copperplate engravings from Theodore de Bry’s famous Grand Voyages (9 volumes). Just released by Taschen, the world’s leading publisher of art books, Larry's book is now in Taschen bookstores all over the world and can also be found online from all major book services. (Please let me know if you would like to purchase a book and we may have an exclusive discount.) Please RSVP to Barbara Drebing Kauffman <philamapsociety(at)gmail.com> for the cocktail reception and luncheon by July 5. The cost is $48 per person. Since the Club has requested one check from our group, please RSVP and then bring your check to the luncheon made out to Barbara Drebing Kauffman.



July 12, 2019 - Utrecht It is a tradition that the International Cartographic Association Commission on the History of Cartography and the International Conference on the History of Cartography jointly organize a pre-ICHC event. For the 28th ICHC we have teamed up with the Map Collection of Utrecht University and will together host a workshop entitled Controlling the Waters: Seas, Lakes and Rivers on Historic Maps and Charts. Besides presentations the day will involve a keynote address by Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam) and a special map exhibit. Additional information from Imre Demhardt, Chair of ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: demhardt(at)uta.edu or Marco van Egmond, Curator of Maps, Atlases and Printed Works at Utrecht University Library: m.vanegmond(at)uu.nl.



July 13, 2019 – Leiden The International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) will be held. Details to be announced. Contact Ed Dahl at ed.dahl(at)sympatico.ca for additional information.



July 14-19, 2019 – Amsterdam The Board of Imago Mundi Ltd and the Explokart Research Group of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam have great pleasure in announcing that the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held at the Koninklijk Instituut voor Tropen, Mauritskade 63. The theme of the conference will be Old Maps, New Perspectives / Studying the History of Cartography in the 21st Century. For additional information contact Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze / Marleen Smit MA at Special Collections – University of Amsterdam, ICHC2019, Oude Turfmarkt 129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands; info(at)ichc2019.amsterdam



July 15, 2019 – Tokyo In conjunction with the 29th International Cartographic Conference, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping take pleasure in inviting you to their joint international preconference workshop: Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other. The workshop will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation located in the beautiful Tokyo bay area. For additional information please check the website or contact Mirela Altic, Vice-Chair of ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: mirela.altic(at)gmail.com or Alexander Kent, Chair ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping: alexander.kent(at)canterbury.ac.uk.



July 15-20, 2019 - Tokyo The 29th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and Tokyo International Exchange Center. The theme will be Mapping everything for everyone.



July 16, 2019 - Golden, Colorado The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet 6-8 PM at Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library. Christopher J.J. Thiry has been the Map & GIS Librarian at the Arthur Lakes Library since 1995. He will speak about Historic Mining Maps in the Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines. One of the driving motivations of U.S. settlement of the Rocky Mountains was mining. Beginning in the late 1850s, valuable minerals attracted fortune seekers to Colorado. As government organizations helped settle the lawlessness of mining districts, it was necessary to accurately map who had rights to plots of land. Maps painted a picture of mining’s booms and busts, noted prospectors’ names, and showed the development of Colorado’s famous mountain towns. Some of the original maps are works of art. This talk will illustrate Colorado’s historical mining maps using the rich collection of the Arthur Lakes Library. Additional information from Naomi E Heiser <Naomi.Heiser(at)Colorado.edu>



July 26, 2019 – Silver Spring, Maryland Join us as NOAA opens its doors, at 1301 East-West Highway, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, to share the latest in nautical cartography and highlight the field of charting and GIS through nautical cartography-themed posters, presentations, tours, and exhibits. Although this event is open to the public, advance registration is required.



August 1, 2019 – Washington Chet Van Duzer will discuss his new research in an almost unknown episode in the production of manuscript nautical charts in The Use of Hand-Stamps in the Decoration of Renaissance Nautical Charts by the prolific Italian cartographer Vesconte Maggiolo and his son Jacopo in making their charts. Conference is at 3:00pm in Rosenwald Room, LJ 205, Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor, Library of Congress. The Maggiolos used their stamps to set down faint outlines of sovereigns, the tents of sovereigns in Africa and Asia, cities, land animals such as elephants and unicorns, and ships. The talk will be of not only to the history of cartography and of cartographic workshop practices but also to historians of Renaissance print culture.



August 6, 2019 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet 5:30 PM in Gates Room, 5th Floor, Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Dr. Ronald E. Grim, Curator of Maps (retired), Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library; will speak about In the Footsteps of the Crime: Tracking and Recovering Maps Stolen by Forbes Smiley. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry <lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net>.



August 14, 2019 - Manila The forthcoming general membership meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be at 6 pm in the function room of Arya Residences Tower II, BGC. We will again have three very interesting presentations during this meeting, as follows:
The Upside-Down 1554 Ramusio Map of Southeast Asia by John Silva
Nomadic Papua by Dr. Richard Jackson
Croquis de la Isla de Mindanao 1898 by Christian Perez
Additional information from Rudolf J. H. Lietz <gallery(at)gop.com.ph>



August 28-30, 2019 - London The three-day RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 1,800 geographers from around the world. Session 1 on 28 August includes a panel about "Historical and cartographical imaginaries." One of the speakers will be Stefaan Missinne (Austrian Society for the History of Science, Austria) who will present The Da Vinci Globe. This presentation in the commemorative year of Leonardo da Vinci brings the conference participant through a fabulous journey of maps, riddles, rebuses, iconographic symbols and enigmatic phrase. The presentation details 500 years of mystery, fine scholarship and expert forensic testing at numerous material science laboratories the world over.



September 2-7, 2019 - Bucharest The 12th Congress of South-East European Studies will examine Political, Social and Religious Dynamics in South-East Europe. One of the conference panels Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze. Cartographies of SouthEast Europe, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe.



September 5-6, 2019 – Oxford The International Map Collectors' Society is planning a visit to the exhibition Talking Maps at the Bodleian Library. Nick Milleau, who is curating the exhibition with Jerry Brotton, will be showing us around. Following this we will be holding the annual Collectors’ Meeting at Wadham College. We plan to arrange a group dinner for Thursday, a visit to another map collection in Oxford and time to browse, and maybe buy, at the map shop Sanders of Oxford. Additional details will be posted on the website.



September 10, 2019 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet 5:30 PM in Gates Room, 5th Floor, Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Dr. Craig H. Jones, Professor of Geological Sciences at CU Boulder, will speak about How the Sierra Nevada Made Colorado. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry <lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net>.



September 11, 2019 – Southampton The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop in Ordnance Survey Head Office. The workshop theme will be Map collection development: dispersal, disposal and digital transition. Additional information from Paula Williams; Curator | Maps, Mountaineering & Polar Collections; National Library of Scotland; 33 Salisbury Place; Edinburgh EH9 1SL; Tel: +44 (0) 131 623 4671; Email: p.williams(at)nls.uk.



September 11-12, 2019 - Southampton The 2019 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers Annual Conference will be held at Great Britain's National Mapping Agency - Ordnance Survey. This enlightening two-day event attracts specialists from commercial, academic, and governmental organisations whose common interest lies in using and promoting maps as a valuable communication device. It provides both a valuable and enjoyable opportunity to learn and share information about recent projects, join focused discussion groups and network with colleagues and experts sharing the same interest.



September 11, 2019 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Naval Lodge No. 4, 330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Dr. Ron Grim, retired director Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at Boston Public Library, will discuss In the Footsteps of the Crime. (Recovering a Map Masterpiece Stolen by E. Forbes Smiley). It deals with Ron’s successful efforts to recover a map masterpiece stolen from Boston Public Library by E. Forbes Smiley long before Ron ever got there.



September 21, 2019 – New York The New York Map Society meets at 2:00 pm at Avenues HQ, 17th Floor Boardroom, 11 East 26th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues). Bring Photo ID for entry. Chet Van Duzer will speak on Frames that Speak: An Introduction to Cartographic Cartouches. The decorative frames on maps called cartouches were an important cartographic design element from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, and continue to be used on twenty-first century maps. Although cartouches 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. In this talk I will discuss the early history and development of cartouches, examine someof their sources, and explain the symbolism of several remarkable cartouches in detail. Please RSVP to MapSocietyNY(at)gmail.com



September 27-29, 2019 - San Francisco The San Francisco Map Fair will take place in the Forum at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. The Map Fair is sponsored by the History in Your Hands Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide classrooms with authentic, historical objects in an effort to help foster a more enriched learning experience. The lecture series portion of the San Francisco Map Fair will be sponsored by the California Map Society. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period. Details online.



October 2-5, 2019 - Zurich and St. Gallen, Switzerland The XIVth International Symposium for the Study of Globes will be held by the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes in cooperation with the Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum (Swiss National Museum), the Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen (library of the abbey of St Gallen) and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Central Library – the cantonal, city and university library of Zurich). Additional information from Jan Mokre <vincenzo(at)coronelli.org>.



October 8, 2019 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet 5:30 PM in Gates Room, 5th Floor, Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Dr. Dennis Reinhardt will deliver the Annual Scholar Lecture. He will speak about Rationalization of Empire: The Cartographic Legacy of Spanish Military Engineers for the Greater Southwest. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry <lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net>.



October 10-12, 2019 - Philadelphia The American Philosophical Society Library, 105 South Fifth Street, will have a conference investigating The Power of Maps and the Politics of Borders. This three-day conference will be held in conjunction with the APS Museum’s exhibit, “Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic,” which traces the creation and use of maps from the mid-eighteenth century through the early republic to show the different ways in which maps produced and extended the physical, political, and ideological boundaries of the new nation while creating and reinforcing structural inequalities. Conference is free to attend and you must register via the website once it is available in August. Lunch will be provided. Additional information from Adrianna Link, Head of Scholarly Programs, at alink(at)amphilsoc.org.



October 10-12, 2019 - Stanford The David Rumsey Map Center is excited to announce the second “Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography” to be held at the Center. For this year’s meeting, all the papers will focus on the relationship between gender, sexuality, and cartography. While some scholars have examined the interplay of gender identities and mapping, particularly with regard to the role of women as buyers and sellers in the historical map market, this work remains isolated and has yet to make a significant impact on the wider field. This conference hopes to offer a counterpoint to this trend by bringing together diverse approaches and hosting interdisciplinary discussions. While all the invited speakers are experts in maps and mapping, they will also bring their specialties in queer, women’s, and gender studies to bear on the nuanced ways in which maps are conditioned by and help to construct, and transgress, gendered and sexualized norms and spaces. Paper topics include mapping masculinity in French Vietnam, women in American cartographic history, the gendered cartographic language of medieval texts, the digital mapping of homosexual spaces, and much more.



October 14-16, 2019 – Strasbourg, France Symposium Faire connaître les mondes en découverte [Make the world in discovery known] is sponsored by Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire, University of Strasbourg and University of Paris VII-Diderot. The symposium addresses the process by which the worlds in discovery are brought to the knowledge of a more or less wide audience. Innovative explorations have long been the subject of media, with filters that have given some place to fiction, to fantasy and to the actors' strategies. Media have changed dramatically over time: oral narratives or writings, maps, images of all kinds and more recently photographs, films, reports, television, the Internet... Today, discovery is not limited to the terrestrial space. It spreads into the sidereal universe, but also into spaces of fiction that, through myths, art, literature and philosophical tales, have never been absent from the worlds in discovery. These newly explored or invented universes are also "worlds in discovery", which help to popularize the media and which the symposium will take into account. The conference will focus on the process of discovery in its social context, the links between discoverers and media, the mechanisms of transmission by the media, the societal effects of media coverage of discoveries. The contributions can be of various disciplines, geography, history, sociology, literature, political science, etc. Reflection is not limited to any specific period of history or place of discovery. Symposium will be held in auditorium of the BNUS and working languages are French, English, and German.



October 17, 2019 - London The Twenty-Ninth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Dr James A. Welu (Director Emeritus, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA) will speak about Vermeer’s “Mania for Maps”. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith).



October 19, 2019 – New York The New York Map Society meets at 2:00 pm at Avenues HQ, 17th Floor Boardroom, 11 East 26th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues). Bring Photo ID for entry. John Huth will expand upon his book: "The Lost Art of Finding Our Way." He will examine the post-smartphone world with an eye to the losses we have incurred in exchange for boundless information at our fingertips. His book is a guide to the “primitive” (and yet, incredibly sophisticated) techniques by which our forebears charted, measured, predicted, and navigated their place in space. Please RSVP to MapSocietyNY(at)gmail.com



October 23, 2019 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Naval Lodge No. 4, 330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Nick Kanas will speak about Heavenly Maps. Nick Kanas, M.D., is a Professor Emeritus (Psychiatry) at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He has conducted NASA-funded research, has been an amateur astronomer for nearly 60 years, and has collected antiquarian celestial maps, books, and prints for over 35 years. He has given a number of talks on celestial cartography to amateur and professional groups, and he has written two books on the subject: "Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography," now in its 3rd edition, and "Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age." Dr. Kanas will discuss this history of star mapping using striking images from antiquarian sources.



October 26, 2019 - Los Angeles The California Map Society is pleased to announce that our fall meeting will be held at the Westchester- Loyola Village branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, located at 7114 W Manchester Avenue.



November 6-8, 2019 - Brasilia The 2nd Luso-Brazilian Colloquium on Geography Theory and History is organized jointly by the Department of Geography of the University of Brasília (GEA│UnB) and the Center for Geographical Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEG-IGOT│ULisboa). The inaugural session will take place at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Brasilia, with the presence of the Portuguese Ambassador in Brazil. The remaining sessions will be held at University of Brasília.



November 7-9, 2019 – Chicago The 20th Kenneth Nebenzahl Lectures in the History of Cartography will be held at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. This year’s series, titled “Redrawing the World: 1919 and the History of Cartography,” commemorates the Centennial of the landmark Paris Peace Conference that led to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The series is being organized this year by Peter Nekola (Philosophy, Luther College). He has invited eight others from around the world to present lectures pondering the geopolitical and cartographic impact of the treaty, which relied heavily on cartography in shaping its vision of the world and its future.
Mirela Altic, University of Zagreb, Drafting the State of the South Slavs: New Cartography for a New Order
Lindsay Frederick Braun, University of Oregon, Mapping a New Vision of Britain's African Empire, 1919-1939
Daniel Foliard, University of Paris, Nanterre, "More than one Palestine": Nationalist Cartographies, the Middle East and the 1919 Peace Negotiations in Paris
Jason Hansen, Furman University, Cartographies of Victimhood: Envisioning the Nation after the Paris Peace Treaties of 1919-1920
Tze-ki Hon, City University of Hong Kong, From Connectivity to Geobody: the 1919 Moment and China's Role in the World
Peter Nekola, Luther College, Science and Reasoning in the Delegation Maps of 1919: Humans' Last and Greatest Attempt to Naturalize Borders, Nations, and Territories
William Rankin, Yale University, Mapping, Science, and War
Steven Seegel, University of Northern Colorado, Skin, Lines, Borders: Geographic Expertise and the Mapping of Eastern Europe in 1919
Penelope Sinanoglou, Wake Forest University, Lines of Control, Lines of Contestation: Cartography and British Imperial Politics in the Middle East Mandates, 1919-1948
Registration is free and open to the public, though we require advanced registration. To register or for more information, please contact Smith Center Program Assistant Madeline Crispell <crispellm(at)newberry.org> at (312)-255-3575.



November 14-17, 2019 - Gainesville The 2019 Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting will be held on the campus of the University of Florida. The theme is The Caribbean: A Cultural Encounter. There will be an opening reception on the Thursday evening of the 14th with possible outing during the day, followed by conference on campus on November 15-16, and possible tour on Sunday, the 17th to the nearby town of St. Augustine.



November 16-17, 2019 – Valletta The Malta Map Society will have a conference and seminar to mark the 10th anniversary of the Map Society. Titled Imago Melitae, it will be held in De Paule Hall at the Presidential Palace in San Anton Gardens and is sponsored by the President of Malta; H.E. Dr. George Vella. He is an avid collector of antique maps and a member of the Malta Map Society. There will be 7 speakers and the papers presented will be published. Additional information from David Roderick Lyon <galleon@onvol.net>.



November 18, 2019 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Naval Lodge No. 4, 330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Lars Grava, JD will present Maps of the Baltic States - Caught Between Empires. Mr. Grava works for the World Bank. He will present selected antiquarian maps of the territories that are now the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, with a focus on his ancestral homeland of Latvia. The collection provides a fascinating insight into a turbulent geographical area which has been subject to the German Teutonic Knights, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire. Mr. Grava has over 400 maps from all these eras, from a collection begun by his father and carried on by himself.



November 19, 2019 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Hugh Torrens (University of Keele) will speak about Geologist William Smith (1769-1839) and his struggles to both earn a living, and finance his scientific and cartographic projects to 1820. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330476. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



December 5, 2019 - London The Twenty-Ninth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Dr Mordechay Lewy (Ambassador (retired) Bonn, Germany) will speak on The apocalyptic Abyssinian: Transferring an Islamic motif to Europe and giving Horn of Africa an eschatological meaning after the fall of Acre. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith).



December 7, 2019 - Tervuren, Belgium The Brussels Map Circle Conference 2019 is planned in the Africa Museum from 10.00 - 17.00. The theme is Mapping Africa. There will be lectures by Prof. Em. Elri Liebenberg and Prof. Dr. Imre Demhardt. Following lunch there will be a presentation of a selection of maps from the collection of the Museum by Wulf Bodenstein.


2020

January 16, 2020 - London The Twenty-Ninth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Speaker to be announced. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith).



January 18, 2020 - Milan The 8th Milan Map Fair will be held at the Hotel Michelangelo Milan, Piazza Luigi di Savoia 6, from 11:00 to 18:00.



February 20, 2020 - London The Twenty-Ninth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Speaker to be announced. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith).



February 25, 2020 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. John Davies (Independent scholar) and Alex Kent (Canterbury Christ Church University) will speak on the Red Atlas (Soviet military mapping). All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330476. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



March 7-8, 2020 - Miami The 27th Annual Miami International Map Fair will be held at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street. There will be a private VIP Preview and Sale on March 6. Contact Hilda Masip (HMasip(at)historymiami.org), Phone 305.375.1618.



March 19, 2020 - London The Twenty-Ninth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Speaker to be announced. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith).



April 6-10, 2020 - Denver Join the American Association of Geographers at the AAG Annual Meeting for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. All scholars, researchers, and students are welcome. The five-day conference will host more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and feature over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. Sessions will be organized around many subfields, special tracks, and featured themes.



April 21-24, 2020 - Barcelona The 8th Iberoamerican Symposium of History of Cartography will be held at Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya. The topic will be The Map as a Cultural Connection between America and Europe. Additional information from siahc(at)icgc.cat.



April 21-23, 2020 – Istanbul The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul will jointly host the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman Realm: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologists. The venue will be the Library of the DAI, located in the heart of Istanbul, next to Taksim Square. The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries. The symposium will focus on two main themes: “Cartography of the Ottoman Countries in Europe, Asia and Africa” and “Mapping Archaeological Sites, Landscapes and Excavations in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries.” Registration will open in the autumn of 2019. The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for long (25 min) and short (10 min) oral presentations. These need to reach the organisers by the 1st of November 2019. Questions regarding the symposium can be directed to: Imre Demhardt – ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: demhardt(at)uta.edu or Andreas Schachner – German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Department Istanbul: andreas.schachner(at)dainst.de.



April 25, 2020 - Richmond The 2020 Alan M. & Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography will be held at the Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St. Additional information coming. Box lunches are offered for advanced purchase only. Registration is required to attend the lectures. Additional information from Dawn Greggs <dawn.gregs(at)lva..virginia.gov> at 804-692-3813.



April 30, 2020 - London The Twenty-Ninth Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Speaker to be announced. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith).



May 5, 2020 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Michael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge) will speak on the Pan Inuit Trails atlas. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330476. The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



May 15, 2020 – Washington The Washington Map Society annual dinner meting will be held. Place and time to be announced.



September 2-5, 2020 - Basel The 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held at Kollegiengebäude der Universität.



September 6-9, 2020 - Sydney The annual International Map Collectors' Society meeting will be at the State Library of New South Wales in honor of the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. It is probable that we will have a post conference trip to Canberra with a visit to the National Library of Australia, and its wonderful collection. Additional information from Maggie Patton (maggie.patton(at)sl.nsw.gov.au), Senior Curator.


2021

July 4-9, 2021 – Bucharest The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held at Aula Magna of the Central University Library “Carol I”. The main conference theme will be War and Post-War Cartographies. In accordance with the fragmented history of this corner of Europe, the purpose of this theme is to investigate the intricate links between military conflicts, politics and mapping, and the significance of these links for the history of cartography. Additional information from Christina Toma at <ichc2021(at)gmail.com> or <office(at)muzeulhartilor.ro>


Last Updated on July 21, 2019 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>