Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2016

August 24, 2016 - Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila The Philippine Map Collectors Society General Membership Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM at Arya Residences. There will be a special presentation by Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who was a member of the Philippine Panel, and who will talk about the recent decision of the international tribunal regarding the South China Sea case, the involvement of the Murillo de Velarde map and his thoughts on how the Philippines should move forward vis-a-vis the position of Mainland China. Additional information from Rudolf J.H. Lietz at gallery(at)gop.com.ph.



August 31-September 2, 2016 - Prague Central Europe On Old And Historical Maps is one of the themes of the meeting of Central European Conference of Historical Geographers which will take place in the main building of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, 128 43.



September 6-8, 2016 - Cheltenham The 2016 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers joint conference, will take place at Cheltenham Park Hotel. Come and join with mapmakers, map users and other enthusiasts at the BCS – SoC Conference 2016, where delegates from commercial, academic and government organisations share a common interest in using and promoting maps as a valuable means of communication.



September 7-9, 2016 - Wollongong, New South Wales The 44th annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Map Society will be held in Wollongong, the administrative centre for the Illawarra region, an area which reflects the common history of many coastal cities and towns in Australia and New Zealand. Encircled by sea, Australia and New Zealand share a common history of exploration and settlement along the coastal fringes. The 2016 conference will explore the European discovery and gradual mapping and settlement of Australia and New Zealand and the significant role explorers, surveyors and cartographers have played in shaping and documenting the changing coastal landscape over more than 200 years. The conference program also acknowledges the 400th anniversary of the landing of Dirk Hartog in his vessel the Eendracht off the coast of Shark Bay, on 25 October 1616.



September 8, 2016 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, Archaeologist and Historian and Lecturer, University of Maryland, will present Mapping the Underground Railroad. The most successful escapes of the Underground Railroad depended on shrewdness and knowledge of the landscape. Using a variety of maps, this talk will reveal the unsung role Free Black Communities played in delivering on the quest for freedom from slavery and oppression. The talk is based on Dr. LaRoche’s recent book, “Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance.” For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



September 13, 2016 – Chapel Hill, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet at 7:15 p.m. in the auditorium at Carolina Meadows, 100 Whippoorwill Lane. Independent scholar and author, Stewart Dunaway will discuss The North Carolina town plans of Claude Joseph Sauthier. This presentation will review Sauthier’s life activity from his childhood home of Strasbourg, France to North Carolina, New York, and England. Mr. Dunaway will describe Sauthier’s roles at Tryon Palace, during the War of the Regulation, and during the American Revolution. A brief review of Sauthier’s ten town maps of North Carolina will be presented. Mr. Dunaway will bring high resolution color facsimiles of all of Sauthier’s town maps for viewing after the presentation. This presentation provides a sampling from Mr. Dunaway’s recent book, “Claude J. Sauthier and his maps of North Carolina – An interpretive Guide.” Mary Morrow, a long-time WPCMS member and map collector, will get the program started at 7:15 p.m. with a glimpse into the world of map collecting and a display of some of her favorite maps. Please join us. A reception will follow the presentations. Additional information from Jay Lester at ncmaps(at)ncmaps.org.



September 14, 2016 - London The International Map Collectors’ Society Collectors' Evening this year will be held at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2HJ. Refreshments will be available from 6pm in the Milner-Barry Room followed by the meeting in the Elizabethan Room. Bring along your maps to discuss with other members or to have identified by our knowledgeable chairman, Francis Herbert. He has suggested the dual themes of map postcards (i.e. the map occupying the whole or a constituent part of the image side) or maps for promoting travel and tourism but if this is not your collecting area do feel free to bring a map of your choice. We will have the facility of showing large maps on screen (please bring on a computer stick) so no need to carry large tubes on the underground! A charge of £20 will be made to members to cover the hire of the room and refreshments. Do come along and make this a successful and interesting evening. Nearest underground stations are Embankment and Charing Cross.



September 14-17, 2016 – Vienna The 18th Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held at the University of Vienna. Additional information from Petra Svatek (petra.svatek(at)univie.ac.at) or Markus Heinz (kartographiegeschichte(at)sbb.spk-berlin.de).



September 15-16, 2016 - Edinburgh The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. The workshop theme will be Big is beautiful: managing large maps and large collections. Not only is Edinburgh a beautiful city to visit but the National Library will also be hosting a major map exhibition 'You are here!' which it would be shame to miss! On Thursday there is a series of talks, followed by the Map Curators' Group AGM and an optional group meal. On Friday you have a choice of visits (though book early since places are limited!). The full programme and contact details can be found at on-line where a booking form can also be downloaded. Additional information from Ann Sutherland, Convener, Map Curators’ Group (ann.m.sutherland(at)talk21.com) or Paula Williams, Curator, Map, Mountaineering and Polar Collections, National Library of Scotland (p.williams(at)nls.uk).



September 17, 2016 - San Antonio, Texas The 7th Annual Save Texas History Symposium: The Alamo, Keystone of Texas History: Past, Present and Future. Speakers will be presenting on the history of the Alamo, as well as work that is happening today and what is planned for the future. Meeting will be held at the historic Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza. Reception to follow at Alamo Hall.



September 20, 2016 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room. Lee Whitely will present a program titled Trails to Interstate: Transportation systems along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Lee and his wife Jane are the authors of five books on early transportation systems of the West. The program is free and open to the public. Contact Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net) for additional details.



September 20, 2016 – New York The New York Map Society will meet 6:30 - 7:45 pm at Auditorium, Schwarzman (Main) Building, New York Public Library, 5th Ave. & 42nd St. John Roman, author of "The Art of Illustrated Maps," will discuss his book. While literally hundreds of books exist on the subject of maps and cartography, "The Art of Illustrated Maps" is the first book ever to fully explore conceptual, “illustrated” mapping. Author, educator and map illustrator John Roman correlates not-to-scale maps as “the creative nonfiction of cartography,” and in this book he reveals how and why the human mind instinctively accepts the artistic license invoked in imaginative maps. Additional information from Connie Brown: connie(at)redstonestudios.com.



September 22-25, 2016 – Newport, Rhode Island The fall 2016 annual meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries will meet in Newport, Rhode Island. Our theme: The Mariner's Life: At Home, Abroad, and At Sea. A featured part of the conference will be the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project and its work locating British ships, including Cook's bark Endeavour, lost off the Rhode Island coast during the Revolutionary War.



September 28, 2016 - Edinburgh Curator Paula Williams (Map, Mountaineering and Polar Collections) tells the inside story of the National Library of Scotland's map exhibition, You are here. From early ideas, through planning and building to the final product, exhibitions can be years in the making. Learn about the challenge of selecting 50 maps from more than two million in the Library's collection, how they are prepared for display, and what lessons were learned in the process. Lecture is 14:00 to 15:00 at National Library of Scotland - George IV Bridge. Free admittance but booking is essential.



September 28, 2016 - Floriana, Malta The next executive committee meeting of the Malta Map Society will be held in Lion Street at MHS headquarters at 6pm.Topics for discussion: the next issue of the Malta Map Society journal and the study of French maps of Malta. Additonal information from Rod Lyon at 28triqsikka(at)gmail.com.



October 3, 2016 - Barcelona The Societat Catalana d’Estudis Històrics, Centre d’Història Contemporània de Catalunya, and Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica will have a one day conference Catalunya I les Noves Tendències en Cartografia Històrica [Catalonia and the New Trends in Historical Cartography]. The conference will explore the historical mapping currently being produced in Catalonia as affected by the impact of new technologies, recent systematic exploration of the territory and the extension of current vision of landscape studies. Conference will be held from 9.30 to 19.30 in Room Pi i Sunyer, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Carrer del Carme, 47. Program is available on line. For additional information contact Sra. Mireia Ferran (mferranl(at)gencat.cat) at 935 526 177 or Sra. Mariàngels Gallego (sceh(at)iec.cat) at 935 529 103.



October 6-7, 2016 – Washington Washington Facts or Fictions: Debating the Mysteries of Early Modern Science and Cartography – A Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Waldseemüller's 1516 Carta Marina will be held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, and will consist of two days of talks. The sponsorship for the conference is coming from the Jay I. Kislak Family Foundation and the Gray Family Memorial Fund. Conference Schedule:
Thursday, October 6
Morning Session “Facts or Fictions: The Mysteries of Renaissance Cartography”
  9:00 Opening Remarks
  9:30 The Vinland Map - Kirsten Seaver
  10:00 Marco Polo and the Rossi Map with Ship - Ben Olshin
  10:30 Puebla-Tlaxcala Maps - Stephanie Wood
  11:00 Questions
Afternoon Session “The Carta Marina at 500”
  1:00 Nautical Mapping in the Medieval and Early Modern Period - Joaquim Gaspar
  1:30 Columbus, Vespucci and the Carta Marina - Don McGurck
  2:00 Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina: Its Originality and Diffusion - Chet Van Duzer
  2:30 Questions
  3:00 Reception
Evening Session
2016 Annual Jay I. Kislak Lecture in the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas
  6:30 Mapping The Elusive Southern Sky - Dava Sobel

Friday, October 7
Morning Session
  9:00 Opening Remarks - Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden, Ambassador of Italy to the United States Armando Varricchio, and Umberto Tombari, Ente Cassa di Risparmio
  10:00 Launch of Website “A Land Beyond the Stars” - Paolo Galluzzi, Galileo Museum; Filippo Camerota, Galileo Museum; John Hessler, Library of Congress
  11:00 Encasing Waldseemüller - Elmer Eusman, Library of Congress
  11:30 All Speakers on Stage for Question and Answer Session
Afternoon Session
  1:00-3:00 Open House in the Geography and Map Division
For additional information contact John Hessler, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, at jhes(at)loc.gov.



October 13-14, 2016 - Dubrovnik, Croatia The subject of the 6th International Symposium on the History of Cartography will be The Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge: Production – Trade – Consumption – Preservation. Three International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commissions (History of Cartography; Map Production & Geoinformation Management; Use, User & Usability Issues) and the Institute of Social Sciences “Ivo Pilar” (Zagreb, Croatia) invite the submission of abstracts for papers and posters for a joint conference in Dubrovnik, the medieval port city on the coast of the Adriatic and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The symposium and planned optional excursions are open to cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and everyone with an interest in the diverse aspects of the history of cartography. The Call for Papers can be found at the conference website, including information on registration, programme, transportation and accommodation. Questions regarding the conference and call for papers can be send to: Dr. Mirela Altic at mirela.altic(at)gmail.com.



October 13, 2016 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Kimball (Kim) Brace, President of Election Data Services, Inc. will present Red vs Blue, a History of Political Mapping and the Use of Color. Mr. Brace started his company 39 years ago and since 1986 has been the creator and producer of the large Election Results posters that are published within two weeks of each general election. These posters grace the walls of most congressional offices, press rooms, and political consultant offices in DC and around the nation. Mr. Brace has also been involved in redistricting in more than half the nation over the past four decades and works with state and local governments in election administration and utilizes GIS to check voter registration files. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



October 14-15, 2016 – St. Louis The Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies is the longest running annual conference in North America devoted exclusively to medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies. It is organized by Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections. This years conference will have a session Manuscripts for Travelers: Directions, Descriptions, and Maps. This session focuses on manuscripts of travel and accounts of places and geographies intended for practical use: perhaps as guidance for a journey; descriptions of topography and marvels, or as travel accounts of pilgrimage, mission, exploration, and commercial or diplomatic expeditions.



October 17-18, 2016 - Albi, France À l’échelle du monde. La carte, objet culturel, social et politique, de l'Antiquité à nos jours [On the scale of the world. Maps: a cultural, social and political object from Antiquity to the present day] is a symposium organized around the Mappa Mundi Albi (eighth century), and will be held at Centre Universitaire Jean-François Champollion - Place de Verdun. This symposium will compare the views of historians and geographers on the cultural practices, political and social mapping at the world scale. The first day will be devoted to the uses and meaning of representations of the world (world maps, world maps, globes, atlases) in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The second day will focus on modern and contemporary mapping and relevance across the world at the age of globalization. Additional information from Sandrine Victor (colloquemappamundi(at)lists.univ-jfc.fr).



October 19-20, 2016 - Baku, Azerbaijan Caspian From Past to Future, an International Caspian Sea Congress, organized by the Caspian Strategy Institute/Turkey (HASEN) in conjunction with the Institute of History, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The working language of the congress is English, but there will be simultaneous translation into Azerbaijani, Turkish and Russian. The themes include 'Toponomy of Port Cities in the Caspian Sea Region' and 'Historical Maps of the Caspian Sea'.



October 19-22, 2016 – Colorado Springs The Annual meeting of the The North American Cartographic Society will be held at The Antlers Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Avenue. Join professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students in our 36th Annual Meeting.



October 24-26, 2016 – Chicago The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, the Chicago Map Society and the Chicago International Map Fair cordially invite you to the Thirty-fourth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Nineteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography, commemorating and the fiftieth anniversary of the lectures series. These events will be followed by the Fourth Chicago International Map Fair. The theme for the IMCoS symposium will be Private Map Collecting and Public Map Collections in the United States. Early arrivals are invited to a welcome reception at the Newberry Library on Monday evening (24 October). Information about registration and accommodations can be found on-line.



October 26-28, 2016 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil 3er Simposio Brasilero de Cartografía Historica will be held at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Deadline for Call for Papers: 15 June 2016.



October 27-29, 2016 – Chicago The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library cordially invites you to the Nineteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the lectures series. The program is titled Maps, Their Collecting and Study: A Fifty Year Retrospective. To commemorate this anniversary, the nineteenth series of the Nebenzahl Lectures returns to its first theme: the relationship between map collecting and the historical study of cartography. The Nebenzahl Lectures are free and open to the public, but registration in advance is required. Register online or contact Andrew Epps at (312) 255-3541 or eppsa(at)newberry.org.



October 28-30, 2016 – Chicago The Chicago Map Fair will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street, just off Michigan Avenue, across the street from the iconic Cloud Gate, or Bean statue in Millenium Park.



November 2-4, 2016 - Nicosia The Sylvia Ioannou Foundation is pleased to announce its 3rd International Scientific Conference, entitled Knowledge Is Power / Η Γνωση Ειναι Δυναμη. The Conference will be held in collaboration with the University of Cyprus on the occasion of the inauguration of the "Stelios Ioannou" Learning Resource Centre. The aim of the Conference is to explore the historical dimensions and itineraries of knowledge deposited in books and maps, embarking from the sphere of private initiatives in knowledge codification and advancing to issues that regard its public diffusion for the benefit of the academic community, as well as the broader public. The cartographic portion is on the second of the two full days. Program is available on-line.



November 3, 2016 – Oxford The 24th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from 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. John Peaty (Defence Geographic Centre Joint Forces Intelligence Group) will speak about Mapping and the Falklands Conflict, 1982: how mapping helped British Forces retake the Islands against the odds. Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



November 5, 2016 - Paris The 15th Paris Map-Fair will be held at Hotel Ambassador, 16, Bd Haussmann, between 11.00 - 18.00. There will be a Pre-Mapfair cocktail reception at 7.30PM - Salle Mogador, Hotel Ambassador on 4 November. Additional information from paris(at)map-fair.com.



November 10-12, 2016 – Arlington, Texas The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography. The theme is Profiles in Cartography: Selected Mapmakers and Their Maps of the Southwestern Borderlands. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Fall Meeting of the Texas Map Society. Additional information from Ben Huseman (huseman(at)exchange.uta.edu).



November 9, 2016 - Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila The Philippine Map Collectors Society General Membership Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM at Arya Residences. Speaker(s) to be announced. Additional information from Rudolf J.H. Lietz at gallery(at)gop.com.ph.



November 15, 2016 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room. Chet Van Duzer will speak about New Light on Henricus Martellus’ World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral imaging and Early Cartography. Mr. Van Duzer will explain why he felt that the Martellus map was an excellent candidate for multispectral images, show some of the results, and give an account of the place of the Martellus map in late 15th and early 16th century cartography. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net).



November 17, 2016 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. P.J. Mode, a long-time student and collector of maps, will present Maps and Messages: Deconstructing Persuasive Cartography. "Persuasive" or "suggestive" maps are those intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send a message - rather than to communicate objective geographic information. Mr. Mode will show and discuss examples published over five centuries regarding a number of subjects, including advertising and promotion, finance, imperialism, politics, religion, war and peace. More information on persuasive cartography and Mr. Mode's collection is available on his website: persuasivemaps.library.cornell.edu. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



November 22, 2016 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Megan Barford (National Maritime Museum) will be the speaker. 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.



November 24, 2016 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography 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 Dorian Gerhold (Independent Scholar) will speak about Plotting London's Buildings, c.1450–1720. 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. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



December 8, 2016 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Shelley S. Mastran, Professor in Practice, Urban Affairs & Planning, Virginia Tech, will present Early Roads and Settlements in Northern Virginia: A Cartographic Perspective. The presentation will trace the evolution of European settlement and road construction in Northern Virginia with a focus on Fairfax County. Early maps help explain the rationale for this development. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



December 10, 2016 – Brussels The Brussels Map Circle will meet at 9.30 at the Royal Library of Belgium, Meeting Centre, Mout des Arts/Kunstberg, Boulevard de l'Empereur 2 / Keizerslaan 2. The conference will be about Instruments and Globes. Registration for the conference is requested on the website.


2017

January 19, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography 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. Professor Daniel Maudlin (Department of History and Art History, University of Plymouth) will speak about Travel, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain. 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. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



February 3-5, 2017 - Miami The 24th Annual Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps, globes, atlases and rare antiquarian books. Visitors are invited to bring in a map of their own for expert opinions and attend educational presentations by map experts. While many of the attendees are serious map collectors, this event is building awareness of antique maps and encouraging new collectors. For information contact Hilda Masip (HMasip(at)historymiami.org), Map Fair Manager at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618. 2017 Map Fair Presenters include Elisabeth Burdon (Map dealer, oldimprints.com); Ronald E. Grim (Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library); Dr. Stephen Hornsby (Author and Trustee Professor, University of Maine System); Nick Kanas, MD (Author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco); and Dr. James Utley (National speaker, map collector and VP of Medical Affairs at Coventry Health Care). Presentation subjects: Panel discussion on 20th Century pictorial maps, little known provenance of unique maps from the Boston Public Library and Celestial maps.



February 2017 - Edinburgh The Scottish Maps Forum is planning to resume its series of annual workshops, bringing together recent research on historical maps of Scotland into a day seminar on a shared theme. For additional information please contact Chris Fleet (c.fleet(at)nls.uk) or Paula Williams (p.williams(at)nls.uk).



February 16, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography 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 Cóilín Parsons (Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, USA) will speak about Lines and Words: The Surprising Role of the Ordnance Survey in Anglo-Irish Literature. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Hakluyt Society, an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



February 21, 2017 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. David Helliwell (Bodleian Library) will speak about On the Selden map of China and its context. 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.



March 16, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography 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. Florin-Stefan Morar (PhD Candidate in History of Science, Harvard University, USA) will speak about Translation and Treason: The Luso Castilian Demarcation Controversy and Abraham Ortelius’ Map of China from 1584. 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. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



March 30-31, 2017 - Lincoln, Nebraska The 2017 Great Plains Symposium will examine the topic, Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains. In part it will commemorate the publication of the Atlas of the Great Plains (2011) and anticipate the publication of the Atlas of Nebraska (2017). Why are maps so fascinating? What do they tell us, what assumptions were necessary to construct them, how do they shape our knowledge? The symposium calls for a critical reexamination of maps and the mapping of our region, from earliest historical maps to present digital cartography and remote sensing, from Pawnee star charts to cadastral surveys. The symposium will be held on Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.



April 27, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography 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 Stephen Johnston (Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford) will speak about Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599. 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. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



May 2, 2017 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Dr Bob Silvester (formerly Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) will speak about Changing trends in mapping estates in the Welsh border counties during the eighteenth century. 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.



May 18, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography 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. John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow) will speak about Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire. 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. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



May 25, 2017 – Oxford The 24th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from 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. Edward P F Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London) willspeak about The Geological Section, Inter-Service Topographical Department: contributions by Oxford geologists, the Bodleian Library and thematic mapping to Allied military intelligence during the Second World War. Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



July 1-2, 2017 - Washington A workshop, Maps and Emotions, organized by the International Cartographic Association Commissions on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization & Art and Cartography will be held at The George Washington University . For the last couple of decades, the importance of integrating emotions and affects in studying places has been broadly acknowledged, which led certain authors to talk about an “emotional turn” in geography This emotional turn has also affected cartography where the relationships between maps and emotions have been explored from two different perspectives; scientific and artistic. This workshop aims to bring together artists, scholars and students from cartography, geography, the humanities and the arts who are interested in exploring further the relationships between maps, emotions and places. These discussions will be structured around two types of activities: (1) conventional academic presentations enabling individuals to talk about their own research and artistic practices; and (2) emotional mapping activities organized by some of the participants to address one or several aspects of the relationships between maps and emotions (e.g. data collection in some identified neighborhoods in Washington DC; designing maps that could trigger emotional responses; testing the effectiveness of emotional maps). Additional inforamtion from Paula Williams (P.Williams(at)NLS.UK).



July 2-7, 2017 – Washington The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will meet at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional information from Lynn Usery (info(at)icc2017.org), Conference Director.



July 8, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil Pre-conference meetings will be held;
09.30 – 15.30: Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM)
16.00 – 18.00: Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap)



July 9-14, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil The 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be organized by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and will be coordinated by Professor Junia Furtado. Conference theme will be The Cartographic Challenge of the New. The proceedings will be in English. This is the first time that the conference, founded in 1964, will take place outside Europe and North America. Belo Horizonte is the capital city of Minas Gerais in south-eastern Brazil, and the country's third largest urban conglomerate after Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Its selection underlines the growing importance of the history of cartography in Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking Latin America. The conference opens on Sunday in Minas Tenis Clube Cultural Center, 2244 Rua da Bahia, on the 5th floor. From 10.00 in the morning you can pop in to register. 
From 14.30 you are welcome to take a seat for the Opening Ceremony which will start at 15.00 sharp. There will be a post conference tour, on 15th July, to Ouro Preto, one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites. Further details contact ICHC-2017 (infoichc2017(at)gmail.com), Rua Antônio de Albuquerque, 1032 apt. 41, Belo Horizonte | Minas Gerais, Brazil CEP 30.112-011; phone (5531) 3227-7616.



September 15-16, 2017 – Leiden, The Netherlands An International Symposium on the History of Cartography on Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West will be held to celebrate the opening of the Asian Library as well as ‘Asia Year’ at Leiden University. The International Symposium at Leiden University Library, Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden, The Netherlands is to be jointly hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden University. Until detailed information becomes available, questions regarding the symposium can be send to: Martijn Storms, Curator of Maps & Atlases at Leiden University Libraries, m.storms(at)library.leidenuniv.nl.



October 8-11, 2017 – Hamburg The Thirty-fifth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium will be held. The closing dinner will be on Wednesday 11 October. There will be a post-symposium tour 12-15 October. Additional details to come.


2018

February 2-4, 2018 - Miami The 25th Annual Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps, globes, atlases and rare antiquarian books. Visitors are invited to bring in a map of their own for expert opinions and attend educational presentations by map experts. While many of the attendees are serious map collectors, this event is building awareness of antique maps and encouraging new collectors. For information contact Hilda Masip (HMasip(at)historymiami.org), Map Fair Manager at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618.



June 14-16, 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.


2019

July 1-5, 2019 - Tokyo The 29th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.



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 in Amsterdam.


Last Updated on August 22, 2016 by John W. Docktor (jdocktor(at)cyberia.com)