Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events

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May 1, 2018 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Eric Wolever (University of York) will speak about The cardinal points and the structure of geographical knowledge in the early twelfth century. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at) at tel. 01223 330476.

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society’s Annual Map Month: “Maps and War” – May 2018 features a series of lectures at 5:30 PM in Denver Public Library, Conference Room B2. These programs are free and open to the community. The Denver Public Library’s Western History Department will have an exhibit on the fifth floor, featuring maps of war including its artifacts from the Tenth Mountain Division.
May 1: Chris Lane, owner of the Philadelphia Print Shop West, Denver – Mapping the French and Indian War
May 8: Susan Schulten, Professor of the History Department at University of Denver – The Civil War through Maps
May 15: Greg Miller, Science and Technology Journalist – Cold War Cartography
May 22: David Little, Secretary of the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation – Tenth Mountain Division mapping during World War II

May 1, 2018 - Malden, Massachusetts Malden’s History Through Maps will be presented 7-9 pm at Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St. The Malden Historical Society has invited the community to its Annual Meeting in the Ryder Gallery, where, after a brief business meeting, Board member Frank Russell will explore changes in Malden over time through its maps. Maps of the town and city of Malden — from Peter Tufts’ 1794 plan of country roads and taverns through street maps of the mid-19th century, the early 20th century and beyond — provide a window into how Malden has changed through the centuries. Through these maps, the audience will gain new insight into the evolution of Malden’s boundaries, topography, place names and neighborhoods. Russell’s talk will include some never-before-seen maps, many from the collection of the Malden Historical Society. A collation will follow the presentation.

May 4, 2018 – Washington The Washington Map Society annual dinner will be held at Maggiano’s at Tyson’s Galleria. The dinner will be scheduled from 6:00 to 9:00 pm; drinks at 6:00, dinner at 7:00. Max Edelson will speak after dinner on his recent book The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence. This talk will describe how Great Britain attempted to take command of North America and the West Indies in the generation before the American Revolution. Edelson is Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia, where he teaches the history of cartography, early America, and the Atlantic world, and co-director of the UVA Early American Seminar at Monticello. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)

May 5, 2018 - Essex, Connecticut The Connecticut Map Society will have a field trip at 2 pm to the Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street. At this museum, on the banks of the Connecticut River, we’ll view an extraordinary collection of Connecticut nautical charts with Amy Trout, the museum’s curator. Interested in a 90 minute boat tour of the lower CT River? We can provide that for you after the presentation, complete with a guide to describe the River’s ecosystem, wildlife, and human history. Essex is a beautiful town: arrive early to explore and dine. It’s a perfect spring Saturday outing! Space is limited: first come, first served. RSVP to ctmapsociety(at) or connie(at) Act now--we will close RSVP's on Wednesday, May 2nd.

May 5, 2018 - New York New York Map Society member Leslie Trager will present Henry Hudson: Cree History and Ancient Maps at 2 pm. This free and open-to-the-public event will be held at Avenues: The World School, 17th Floor, 11 East 26th St. (between Madison and Fifth Avenues). RSVP to MapSocietyNY(at) Leslie's book relates, for the first time, Cree and Inuit history as they encountered Hudson during his exploration of Hudson Bay, based upon information given to a pilot who flew many trips into the Hudson Bay area when he was transporting material to radar sites set up in Northern Canada during the late '50's and '60's. The author learned this information from the pilot because both had an interest in Hudson and were members of the Explorers Club. The book describes how the Cree witnessed the mutiny and rescued Hudson and his remaining men. The book also shows that knowledge of the Hudson Bay area existed before Hudson arrived there in 1610 based on maps existing years before that date showing Hudson Bay. It also examines the Champlain Map of 1632 and demonstrates that the part showing the eastern portion of Hudson Bay shows the land as it looked thousands of years before Hudson got to Hudson Bay. The author estimates that the map on which the Champlain map is based was surveyed at least 3000 years earlier. The book also shows that Hudson most likely had some of these early maps in his possession when he went to Hudson Bay. Additional information from Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)>.

May 7, 2018 - Edmonton The spring meeting of the Edmonton Map Society will be held at 7:00 pm at Claridge House, 11027 87 Ave, NW. Dan Duda, Map Librarian at Memorial University, St John's, Newfoundland, will speak about Maps of Newfoundland: A National Topic. One of the messages in J. B. Harley's 1989 article "Deconstructing the Map" is that all maps have an underlying political, or power, message. These four key maps of NFLD will be discussed in this light: Mason (1620), Cook (1775), Cormack (1832) , and Hawley (1907). Parking is available in the Visitor Lot, to the west of the building - please remember to sign in on the log-book between the 2 elevators. For door access please call 780 224-1860. Additional information from David L. Jones <djones(at)>.

May 9, 2018 – Sydney The Sydney Map Group will meet at 6 PM in the State Library of New South Wales. Ralph Ehrenberg, retired Chief Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, will speak about Presented with our compliments” / Souvenir Airline Maps from the Golden Age of Commercial Aviation. Welcome aboard and enjoy the flight on Empire Flying Boats, de Havilland biplanes, Douglas DC-3s and similar vintage aircraft as we explore the world of souvenir maps issued by Ansett, Australian National, BOAC, Empire, Qantas, and other popular airlines. These complimentary route maps, created during the golden age of commercial aviation when air travel was novel, exciting, and not just another form of mass transit, instructed and entertained passengers during long flights before inflight audio programming and movies competed for their attention and wide-bodied airliners reduced the number of available window seats.

May 10, 2018 – Belfast The Oxford Seminars In Cartography will have a field trip. Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast) will discuss Behind the Lines: frontline geographies, spatial technologies and mapping First World War landscapes. Booking essential - for further details, please contact: or 01865 287119.

May 10-13, 2018 – Kalamazoo, Michigan The fifty-second International Congress on Medieval Studies meets on the campus of Western Michigan University. As many of you know, Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla have organized “Mappings” sessions at the past two years of this ICMS at Kalamazoo, and you are invited you to join them. Currently they seek paper, panel discussion, and roundtable proposals that concur with one of our accepted ICMS “Mappings” rubrics: 1) “Mappa Memoriae: Medieval Maps and Memory”; 2) “Text and Image and/on Medieval Maps”; and 3) “Shaping the Medieval World.” Proposals are due by September 8, 2017. Contact Felicitas Schmieder <felicitas.schmieder(at)> or Dan Terkla <terkla(at)> for additional information.

May 10, 2018 - Stanford Organized by Dan Tuzzeo and with generous support from the Stanford Humanities Center, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, and the Stanford Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, History, and Religious Studies; the Center will host the Geballe Research Workshop series entitled: Asian Representations and Constructions of Space (ARCS). Throughout the academic year ARCS will invite a total of nine scholars from various disciplines to share works in progress concerning geographical, cosmological, and ritual space in historical Asian contexts from ancient and early modern India, China, Japan, and the Himalayas. Speakers will introduce participants to art, architecture, maps, manuscripts, gazetteers, and digital tools that formulate and depict a broad scope of spatial realms. Richard Pegg will talk at the David Rumsey Map Center about Maps and Ships: Maritime Trade in the China Seas form the 16th to 18th Centuries from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. There is no charge to attend, but preregistration in requested.

May 15, 2018 - Vienna The annual ordinary meeting of the General Assembly of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place at 5:00 p.m. at Austrian National Library, Reading Room of the Map Department, Josefsplatz 1.

May 17, 2018 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. How Do I Know My Map is Real? We are delighted to have CMS (founding) member and longtime map dealer George Ritzlin speak to us on the topic of map buying. In this first installment of a two-part presentation, George will focus on the timely question, How can we determine whether a map is real? He will explain that in order to ascertain whether an antique map is an original or a later copy that it is important to understand how early maps were made. Accordingly, he will walk us through printing processes, paper production, and atlas production methods. He will then address other important matters, such as the coloring of maps, how to train your eye, and sources—that is, questions such as: Where the map is coming from?, Where can we go to get advice?, and What references may we consult? Additional information from Robert A. Holland <contact(at)>.

May 17, 2018 - London The Twenty-Seventh 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). This meeting will be held at the University of London's Senate House, Malet Street, at 5.30 pm. Note the change in venue and time for this talk. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Professor Susan Schulten (Department of History, University of Denver, USA) will speak about Map Drawing in Nineteenth-Century Education. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at) > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society.

May 17, 2018 - Mardela Springs, Maryland
A new series, Exploring Delmarva’s Past, will debut this spring in Mardela Springs. Guest lecturers will share their research, conclusions, and questions yet-unanswered about this land between the Ocean and Bay. This series is offered as part of Westside Historical Society’s Program in Family and Local History. Today Dr. Ray Thompson will speak about Boundary Disputes: Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware examining Delmarva’s changing face through those disputes. Lecture will be will be in the historic Barren Creek Springs Church, 110 Main Street, at 2:30.

May 18, 2018 - Aberystwyth, Wales
Tickets are now available for Carto-Cymru - The Welsh Map Symposium 2018 being held at the National Library of Wales. Tickets cost £20 (including buffet lunch and morning & afternoon refreshments). For tickets phone: 01970 632 548 or visit website. The theme this year is: Charting the seas and coasts of the World – how maps depict the sea and coastline and how such mapping is used to widen our understanding of these environments. The programme includes talks by Megan Barford (NMM), Gwilym Tawy (NLW), Deanna Groom (RCAHMW) & Hywel Griffiths (Aberystwyth University) as well as speakers from the CHERISH Project and others. Additional details from Huw Thomas <huw.thomas(at)LLGC.ORG.UK>.

May 18, 2018 - Williamsburg The next Williamsburg Map Circle program will be at 5 pm, Jamestown-Yorktown room at Williamsburg Landing. Dan Malone will present Mapping the Allied Invasion of Sicily, 1943. Additional details from Theodore Edwards <williamsburgmapcircle(at)>.

May 23, 2018 – Floriana, Malta The 51st meeting of the executive committee of the Malta Map Society will be held at 6pm at the Malta Historical Society, 41 Lion Street. Additional information from Rod Lyon <28triqsikka(at)>.

May 23, 2018 - Manila An international conference on Cartography in Philippine History will be held at Casa Azul, Intramuros. The 1734 map “Carta Hydrographica y Chorographica de las Yslas Filipinas” by Murillo Velarde (1734) will be displayed and discussed.

May 24, 2018 – Stanford The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with Molly Roy titled But don’t we know where everything is?”: How to Map the Rest of It. Talk will be from 9:00-10:00 AM. The talk is free but requires advance registration.

May 24, 2018 – Stanford The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with R.J. Andrews titled Data Storytelling with Thematic Maps: The Design Genius of Charles Joseph Minard. Doors open: 3.15; view selected maps and browse the Center's Exhibit: 3.30 - 4.00 pm; talk by R.J. Andrews: 4.00 pm. Data storyteller R.J. Andrews gives a design critique to the thematic maps of French mapping pioneer Charles Joseph Minard. Minard is most famous for his Napoleonic Russian campaign map, but his catalog is deep. Elements and flourishes will be highlighted across Minard's work that are still relevant to how we understand our world today. Along the way, we will get a better sense of who Minard was, and how he became the master of the flow map. R.J. Andrews is a data storyteller and creator of Info We Trust. His bold style – often described as creative arts meets data science – is a striking lesson in how to use design and science to humanize complexity. There is no charge for attending, but registration is required.

May 26-27, 2018 - Arlon, Belgium and Luxembourg, Luxembourg - The Brussels Map Circle will have an excursion to Arlon and Luxembourg to learn about 1839: when Luxembourg was last cut to pieces. This is your chance to learn why Belgium has a province called Luxembourg, just like the Grand Duchy, and why the border between both territories runs where it runs. A particular focus will be on the last partition in 1839, as a consequence of the 1830 Belgian rebellion. Under the academic guidance of:
Jean-Claude Muller, linguist, Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Ministère d'État, président of the Association de Généalogie et d'Héraldique, président of the Institut archéologique du Luxembourg, former head of the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg;
Michel Trigalet, historian, head of department at the State Archives of Belgium in Arlon;
Philippe Nilles, head of the Section moderne at the Archives nationales de Luxembourg;
François Reinert, historien, Conservateur délégué à la direction at the Musée Dräi Eechelen, Conservateur at the Cabinet des médailles et estampes of the Musée national d'histoire et d'art.
Additional details are available on the website.

May 30, 2018 – Manila The next Philippine Map Collectors Society General Membership Meeting for 2018 will be at 6:00 PM in Arya Residences, BGC, Tower 1 Function Room, Terrace Level (TL). The two presentations during the membership meeting will be the following:
British Naval Actions and Surveys in the Philippines during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars by Peter Geldart, Tom Colvin, and Christian Perez.
Earthquakes and Calamities through Old Colonial Books and Maps (1645-1830) by Jorge Mojarro - with reference to calamities in the Philippines.
Additional information from gallery(at)

June 2, 2018 – Media, Pennsylvania The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 11 AM at Delaware County Institute of Science, 11 Veterans Square. Dr. Kathy Hornberger will present an overview of the collection. We will view Lewis Evans' 1755 "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America" original mounted on cloth; Thomas Leiper's 1809 original draft of Leiper Railway showing route from stone sawmill and quarries on Crum Creek to his landing on Ridley Creek; John Hills' 1810 map of Delaware County with townships; and Joshua W. Ash, M.D.'s 1847 and 1848 maps of Delaware County with original farm surveys. Lunch will follow nearby in Media. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman <philamapsociety(at)>.

June 7-8, 2018 - Lisbon The 2nd international workshop: On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts will be held at the Instituto Hidrográfico (Portuguese Hydrographic Institute), as part of the European Research Council Project MEDEA-CHART, hosted by the Faculty of Science – University of Lisbon. Registration is free but you need to fill in the form to secure your place. More information and updates about the programme and the scientific committee will the announced at the website.

June 8, 2018 - Donnington, Nr Newbury, Berks, England The Defence Surveyors’ Association 13th annual Maps & Surveys Seminar on historical & current hydrographic and military surveying, charting and mapping will take place at the Arlington Arts Centre.

June 8, 2018 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual Dinner and Malcolm Young Lecture will be held at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard. Our speaker will be Alan Ereira, filmmaker and author of “The Nine Lives of John Ogilby, Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets.”

June 9, 2018 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual General Meeting will be held at Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore. Time to be announced.

June 9-10, 2018 – London The London Map Fair will be held at Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore. Saturday 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm; Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

June 14, 2018 – Oxford The 25th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Join us for refreshments in the Weston Café from 3.45pm. Nigel Clifford (Chief Executive Officer, Ordnance Survey) will speak about The future of Ordnance Survey – heritage or holograms, rambling or robots? Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.

June 21, 2018 – Green Oaks, Illinois The Chicago Map Society will have its Annual Field Trip to the Barry MacLean Collection. Richard Pegg will discuss The Shogun’s World: Japanese Maps from the 18th & 19th Centuries. Richard Pegg, curator of Asian art for the MacLean Collection, will give an exhibition talk and lead us on a tour of maps that showcase the beauty of Japanese printmaking. Additional information from Robert A. Holland <contact(at)>.

June 21-23, 2018 – Portland, Maine The International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) symposium and annual general meeting will take place at the Osher Map Library. Any questions, please email ishm2018(at)

July 2-5, 2018 - Leeds The twenty-fourth 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 seven 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 “Memory.” Contact Felicitas Schmieder <felicitas.schmieder(at)> or Dan Terkla <terkla(at)> for additional information.

July 4, 2018 - Romsey, England Professor Roger Leech will talk about Archaeology on the maps of the Ordnance Survey. He will discuss the history portraying of the portrayal of archaeological sites or 'antiquities' on the maps of the Ordnance Survey. Roger is former head of the Ordnance Survey Archaeological office set up by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England at Green Lane, Maybush in 1984. Lecture is at 10:30am to 11:15am in King John's House, Church Street, Romsey, SO51 8BT. For additional information contact deputymanagerkjh(at) or 01794 512200.

July 15-20, 2018 - Warsaw The 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers will take place at University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences. Papers will be presented on any aspect of historical geography, including focused empirical, theoretical, and historiographical contributions to historical geography and related fields including history of cartography, history of science, and environmental history. The conference will include a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures, social events and field trips in Warsaw and different parts of Poland. Additional information from ichg2018(at)

September 13-15, 2018 – Oxford The 7th International Symposium on the History of Cartography, co-hosted by the ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography and Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Library, will be held at the Weston Library. The title of the symposium is Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea. The organizers encourage contributions investigating the cartography of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas as influenced by cosmopolitan exploration and imperialistic activity during, but not limited to, the ‘long nineteenth century’ (mid-18th to mid-20th centuries). The rise of European hegemony coincided with a scientific turn that underpinned the evolution of topographic mapping and hydrographic charting, and led to the emergence of thematic mapping. These colonial cartographies brought forth a rich legacy of mapping that continues to influence the aesthetics and authority of mapmaking today. In addition to conference presentations, technical visits and social tours in Oxford are planned as well as a post-symposium excursion. Additional information from Dr. Imre Josef Demhardt (demhardt(at)

September 20-23, 2018 – Golden, Colorado The 2018 Society for the History of Discoveries meeting will be provided in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Map Society, and will be held at the Colorado School of Mines. The RMMS pre-conference, Golden Quest: Mapping the Stampedes, will take place on Thursday, before the traditional opening reception of the SHD conference that evening, followed by SHD’s program, Great Mountains of the American West, on Friday and Saturday. The Exhibition of the Colorado Gold Rush History, a world-famous collection of rocks as well as maps of the West will be exhibited in the Geology Museum. Following the conference, on Sunday September 23rd, will be a guided tour of original gold-rush towns in the mountains near Golden, a ride on the famous Georgetown Loop steam engine train, an expert tour of an underground gold mine, and then a tour of impressive dinosaur and geological wonders nearby.

September 21-23, 2018 - San Francisco The San Francisco Map Fair will take place in "the Lodge" at the Regency Center, 1290 Sutter St. The lecture series portion of the 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.

October 4-6, 2018 – Arlington, Texas The 11th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography will be held at The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Theme: TBD. The Texas Map Society Fall Meeting will follow at the same location on October 6.

October 10-13, 2018 – Gotha The 19th Kartographiehistorische Colloquium will be held at the Gotha Perthes Collection, University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha. Additional information from Petra Weigel (petra.weigel(at) or Markus Heinz (kartographiegeschichte(at)

October 13-21, 2018 - Manila and Hong Kong The Philippine Map Collectors Society and Jonathan Wattis (Wattis Fine Art) invite you to attend the Thirty-Sixth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium to be held in Manila and Hong Kong. The symposium will be sponsored by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on October 19-20. Additional details for Manila can be found here and details for Hong Kong can be found here. Contact Rudolf Lietz (gallery(at) or Jonathan Wattis (info(at) for additional information.

December 1, 2018 – Antwerp Mark this date in your diary to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Brussels Map Circle at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp (Belgium). The 400 years old house of the famous family of printers is UNESCO world heritage and will be ours for the whole evening. You may expect guided tours, special pieces from their collection and ... good catering. Partners welcome!


February 14-15, 2019 - Stanford A conference on Mapping and the Global Imaginary, 1500-1900 will be held at the David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall. Maps have long been used to bring imaginary places to life, from Thomas More's Utopia to JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth. But the role of the imagination in mapping extends well beyond the depiction of fantasy realms. Some cartographers have conjured places that were only rumored to exist but that they hoped could one day be charted. Others have drawn on their creative faculties to map sites that were only hazily known. Not a few cartographers have intentionally imposed illusory elements on their maps, whether in jest or in earnest (to mislead enemies, to foil would be plagiarists, or to score political or philosophical points). In the broadest sense, all maps are works of the imagination: at the moment of creation, the mapmaker translates a mental image into a visual and textual medium that can be shared. The various contexts that shape this process, the forms chosen for sharing spatial visions, and the nature of the resulting maps’ relationship to perceived reality all form important aspects of the study of cartography. This conference, co-organized by the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and the History Department of Stanford University—is designed to showcase research and facilitate conversation about the role of the imagination in the cartographic enterprise writ large.

April 3-7, 2019 - Washington Join the American Association of Geographers at the AAG Annual Meeting for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The AAG Annual 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.

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) 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)

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.


September 7-9, 2020 - Sydney There will be an Historic Cartography meeting 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), Senior Curator.


July 4-9, 2021 – Bucharest The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held. Additional details to come.

Last Updated on May 22, 2018 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>