January 22, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Laurence Worms (Ash Rare Books Ltd.) Society and Maps: The London Map Trade in the 18th Century. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 pm at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
January 22, 1998 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin meets in the American Geographical Society Collection at 7 p.m., 3rd floor east, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee. Jim De Young, Milwaukee Art Museum, discusses Conservation considerations for maps. Social hour to follow the presentation. For more information, please call the Collection at (800) 558-8993 or (414) 229-6282; or contact Scott R. McEathron.
January 31, 1998 - San Marino, CA California Map Society is pleased to announce its 42nd General Meeting to be
held at the Huntington Library. Registration 8:30 AM, concluding 4:30 PM.
9:15 AM Dr. Judith Tyner on Hidden Cartographers, Women in Cartography reprising her recent article in Mercator's World.
10:00 AM Dr. Martin Ridge on the writing of his Atlas of American Frontiers, Rand McNally, 1993.
1:45 PM Alan Jutzi, Chief Curator, Rare Books at the Huntington will share some treasures from the Huntington's cartographic collection.
2:30 PM Linda Claasen of UC San Diego will describe their Kenneth Hill Collection, a premier resource for Pacific exploration information.
3:30 PM Donald Meyer of Magellan Systems will speak on Global Positioning Systems of today and tomorrow.
At 11:00 AM Bill Frank of the Huntington will lead us to a preview of a new exhibit, Passages to Asia: Europe and the East in the Sixteenth Century. The focus is on Portuguese and later Spanish contacts with India and the Far East. A number of maps and atlases will be included in this display. Our meeting will be the formal opening for this exhibit which opens later that day and will run through August 23rd. Contact Bill Warren, (818) 792-9152, for additional information.
February 5, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Stuart Hughes will discuss The Early Cartography of Canada. Mr. Hughes is Counsellor (political) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. He has responsibility for Canada's relations with the USA vis a vis the Middle East, Africa, and much of Latin America. Prior to assuming his duties in Washington in 1995, he held a variety of positions in Ottawa, Mexico, New York and San Francisco. In his last assignment he served as Deputy Director in the Middle East Relations Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa with responsibility for Canada's relations with Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and with the Palestinian Authority. Mr Hughes was educated in Canada and abroad and holds a Masters degree in Anthropology from Carleton University, Ottawa. He conducted field research in the Northwest Territories and published a work on ethnic conflict in Canada. His hobbies and avocations include wilderness travel and map collecting. Areas of special interest include 16th, 17th and 18th century maps of North America, travel narratives, and 18th century English, French and Spanish maps and prints of the British Columbia coast.
February 6-8, 1998 - Miami The Historical Museum of Southern Florida will host the 5th Annual Miami International Map Fair at the museum, 101 W. Flagler Street. This is an educational program that is international in scope geared to hobbyists, collectors and dealers of antique maps.
Friday, February 6- Cocktail reception in historic Coral Gables hosted by Map Fair sponsor, Bank of Boston Florida, followed by dinner at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Hotel.
Saturday, February 7- Keynote address by noted authority, Professor Dr. Gunter Schilder, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Panel discussion Theft & Security of Historic Maps, moderator William Brown, Head, Special Collections, University of Miami. Panelists: Lillian Lambrecht, Robert Ross, Arthur Holzheimer, and John E. Ingraham.
Sunday, February 8- Workshop: What to Collect & How to Collect It with Robert Ross, antique map dealer. An historic boat tour of Stiltsville and Key Biscayne will be led by Miami Historian, Dr. Paul George and is an optional feature of the Map Fair.
For further information contact Marcia J. Kanner, Map Fair Coordinator, The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. Phone 305-375-1492, fax 305-375-1609.
February 8-11, 1998 - University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia Australian Map Circle 26th Annual Conference Mapping Today - History Tomorrow. We believe that the program will be of interest to all who are interested in maps and map making. Plenary sessions will be held during the mornings, followed by interesting technical tours after lunch. In addition, the pre-conference optional Cockatoo Run tour is a must. Do try to come early to take advantage of this tour. Full conference details are available from John McCarthy, 36 Morandoo Ave, Mount Keira, NSW, 2500, Australia, Phone: 02 4228-0411 (bus.), Fax: 02 4228-0893.
February 10, 1998 - Boston The Boston Map Society is pleased to announce its upcoming Map Bazaar 5:30 pm at the Harvard Map Collection. Bring a map or atlas that you want to know more about. Discover the date, cartographer, edition, source, or value of your map! Explore the resources of the Harvard Map Collection and its experienced staff. Refreshments will follow.
February 10, 1998 - New York In conjunction with the exhibit The Dutch in the Americas 1600-1800 at The Equitable Gallery, 787 Seventh Avenue, at 51st Street, there will be a lecture by Guenther Schilder, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 6:30 pm, in The Equitable Tower, 787 Seventh Avenue, 49th Floor.
February 11, 1998 - Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Map Society meets. Wargames -> Maps -> Kriegspiel ->Schlieffen Plan: The Influence of Maps on Wargames by Dan Duda, Science and Technology Library, University of Alberta. For additional information contact Carol Kennedy Ph (403) 422-0209, Fax (403) 422-0712 or Ron Whistance-Smith, 14520 84th Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5R 3X2, Fax (403) 483-5858.
February 19, 1998 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography Seminar commences at 5pm in the Schola Rhetoricae et Astronomiae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library. Sight, memory and maps in travelling since the Middle Ages by Catherine Delano Smith, Institute of Historical Research, London. For further details, please contact Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel: 01865 277013, fax: 01865 277139.
February 19, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. James Myers will discuss Political Mythology in the John Potts Manuscript Map Showing Brigadier General John Forbes' Route to Fort Duquesne. Mr. Myers teaches English Renaissance and Irish lirerature at Gettysburg College. Interested in Irish immigration during the pre-Revolutionary period, he has been researching and writing on the activities of and conflict among the Irish, Scotslrish, and Anglolrish of Pennsylvania's colonial frontier. At present, he is investigating the 1756 expedition of John Armstrong (of Carlisle, Pa.) against the Delaware stronghold of Kittanning. John Potts was a soldier and Indian trader who lived northwest of today's Chambersburg, Pa. His is the only extant detailed map by a participant in the Forbes expedition of 1758 against the French stronghold of Fort Duquesne, the taking of which helped end the French and Indian War (the Seven Years' War). The original is in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); copies are in the Library of Congress and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh).
February 21, 1998 - Chicago Putting Chicago's History on the Map Lectures, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 10:00 am. Michael Conzen (University of Chicago), "Reading the Historical Landscape: An Overview"; and Gerald A. Danzer (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Chicago's History in Maps." For additional information contact Tina Reithmaier 312-255-3656, or James Akerman 312-255-3523.
February 22, 1998 - Cleveland The Northern Ohio Map Society (NOMS) is asking members and interested potential members, to bring a favorite map to NOMS next meeting. The 2:00 pm meeting will be held in the Map Collection at Cleveland Public Library (325 Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland.) The Library opened its new 10 story modern glass building in April 1997 and the Map Collection is now "at home" on the sixth floor with the Library's History & Geography Department. For further info contact: Maureen Farrell, Cleveland Public Library (216 623-2880) or Bill Barrow, Cleveland State University (216 687-6998).
February 26, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Benet Salway (Department of History, University College, London) Journeying in the Roman World and the Genesis of the Tabula Peutingeriana. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 pm at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
March 7, 1998 - New York The New York Map Society will meet in the morning at Curious Pictures, 440 Lafayette St. Please call David Starr for information at 212-674-1400. Two brothers, Danniel and Jackson Maio, the owners and cartographers of Identity Map Company, will display their neighborhood maps of New York City and speak on cartography as art, passion and commerce.
March 11, 1998 - Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Map Society meets. Gog and Magog on Early World Maps: Apocalyticism, Tradition, and Empirical Observation by Andrew Gow, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta. For additional information contact Carol Kennedy Ph (403) 422-0209, Fax (403) 422-0712 or Ron Whistance-Smith, 14520 84th Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5R 3X2, Fax (403) 483-5858.
March 11, 1998 - Washington Architect Joseph Passonneau will present a slide-illustrated lecture supporting his current exhibition, Washington Through Two Centuries in Maps and Images. He will focus on a half-dozen maps and attendant records which documents the District of Columbia's story from its origins to its present day appearance. The lecture will be at 7 PM at the American Institute of Architects Board Room and Gallery, 1735 New York Avenue, NW. Please register by calling 202-626-7387
March 12, 1998 - Washington The Philip Lee Phillips Society annual dinner meeting will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Library of Congress Montpellier Room, located on the 6th floor of the Madison Building. The featured dinner speaker will be Glen McLaughlin, one of the Phillips Society Steering Committee members and the author of the recently published cartobibliography The Mapping of California as an Island. His lecture is entitled Collecting Maps of California as an Island. If you wish to attend, please register with Dr. Ronald E. Grim, Executive Secretary, Philip Lee Phillips Society, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540-4650.
March 13, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map
Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Francesca Fiorani, Professor of Italian Renaissance Art at the
University of Virginia, will present Maps, Politics, and the Grand Duke of Florence: the "Sala della Guardaroba
Nuova" of Cosimo I de'Medici. Dr. Fiorani received her Ph.D in art history from the University of Rome La Sapienza in
1994. She was awarded fellowships from the Warburg Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
American Council for Learned Societies, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Folger Library. She has published
various articles on the interrelationship between art and science in early modern Europe, such as Leonardo da Vincis
theory of colors and shades, the construction of pictorial space, and map murals. Currently, she is completing a book on
Renaissance map murals.
Her paper will explore the multiple meanings and functions of the Kunstkammer (Cabinet of art and curiosity) of Cosimo I de Medici, Grand Duke of Florence, which was organized in a newly decorated room, the Sala della Guardaroba Nuova in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence around 1562. The original decoration of the room with maps and images of plants, animals, and famous people (of which we see only fragments today) provided an accurate scientific description of the world. The room's decoration also served to organize and interpret scientific knowledge and legitimize Cosimo I's political rule, combining geography and maps with the emblems of Cosimo's rule. The room emphatically proclaimed the grand duke's worldly possessions, literally and metaphorically; it provided the safe keeping of the world's objects that Cosimo possessed and was a metaphor of his rule.
March 13-14, 1998 - Washington The Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol Street, S.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20003, Spring Conference Mapping The Early Modern World. Drawing upon the materials and
methodologies of a number of humanistic disciplines, Mapping the Early Modern World will examine the development
and increasingly widespread use of maps in early modern Europe. The conference aims to establish common scholarly
ground through richly detailed and suggestive examinations of topics that will collectively inform what might be called
Crystal Bartolovich, Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University; Philip Bohlman, Associate Professor of Music and Jewish Studies, University of Chicago; David Buisseret, Professor of History, University of Texas at Arlington; Tom Conley, Professor of French, Harvard University; Catherine Delano-Smith, Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research; Richard Helgerson, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara; Richard Kagan, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University; Walter Mignolo, Professor and Chair of Romance Studies, Professor in the Program in Literature and Cultural Anthropology, Duke University; Lena Cowen Orlin, Research Professor of English, University of Maryland at Baltimore County; Martha Pollak, Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago; Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of Public Records, Public Records Office, London; David Woodward, Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
For the conference program and application guidelines contact Kathleen Lynch, conference organizer, for additional information.
March 18, 1998 - Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Map Society, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, at 7:30 P.M. Justin Krasnoff will discuss The Rossi Map of North America.
March 18, 1998 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin meets in the American Geographical Society Collection at 7 p.m., 3rd floor east, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee. James Akerman, Newberry Library, Chicago presents Private journeys, public mapping: automobile road maps and American memory. Social hour to follow the presentation. For more information, please call the Collection at (800) 558-8993 or (414) 229-6282; or contact Scott R. McEathron.
March 21, 1998 - Chicago Putting Chicago's History on the Map Lectures, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 10:00 am. Theodore Karamanski (Loyola University of Chicago), "Historical Sources and the Built Environment: Exploring the Linkages between Rural and Urban Landscape"; and Ann Durkin Keating (North Central College), "Mapping the History of Chicago's Infrastructure." For additional information contact Tina Reithmaier 312-255-3656, or James Akerman 312-255-3523.
March 22-26, 1998 - Perth, Australia Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia National Biennial Conference, Perth, Western Australia. Conference managers: Promaco Conventions Pty. Ltd., PO Box 890, Canning Bridge, Western Australia, 6153, Australia. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25-28, 1998 - Stanford, CA The 1998 Spring Meeting of the Western Association of Map Libraries will be held
at Stanford University. Hosted by the Branner Earth Sciences Library, the diverse program will include nine discussion
sessions and presentations featuring thirteen speakers on a variety of topics of current interest. Besides the program and
business meetings, there will be a dinner banquet, a Friday lunch, and a field trip.
Those interested in learning more about ArcView GIS can sign up for either a pre-conference or a post-conference workshop, during which Angela Lee from ESRI will be offering hands-on demonstrations.
Topics will include the spatial analyst extension; government data sources such as DEMs, DOQs, and DLGs; the Street Map extension; the Internet Map Server, and a demo of the 3-D analyst. Information on the preliminary program and housing can be found on the web site. We will continue to update this web site to provide additional information for this spring WAML event. Please feel free to call (650) 725-1103 or e-mail to Charlotte Derksen or Phil Hoehn or Jean Kan for any other information.
March 26, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Christopher Board (Department of Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science) Silences, Secrecy and Falsification on maps after 1858. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 pm at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
March 31, 1998 - Brussels The first gathering of what is to become the Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle is scheduled from 6.00 to 9.00 pm at the College St. Michel, 24 Boulevard St. Michel, 1040 Brussels (Montgomery Metro station). Participants are encouraged to bring along a map from their collection which they find curious or interesting, or which they would like to find out more about. The attendance of some multi-lingual persons should ensure that, in addition to English which will be the working language, at least, French, Dutch and German may be spoken. Those who would like to participate, or need further details, are invited to contact Wulf Bodenstein on Tel/Fax No. +32/(0)2/772.69.09 or Philippe Swolfs, Nieuwe Steenweg 31, Elversele 9140, Belgium.
April 4-10, 1998 - Fort-de-France - Schoelcher, Martinique The 123e congres national des societes historiques et scientifiques will be held. A theme is devoted to Imaginary, discovery and representations of the Atlantic islands. Organizing Committee: Comite des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 1 rue Descartes, 75231 Paris cedex 05, fax : 01 46 34 47 60 or contact Monique Pelletier.
April 14, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map
Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Fred L. Hadsel will present The Development of the Map of
Africa from Juan de la Cosa through Martin Waldseemuller, ca.1500 to 1516. Dr. Hadsel will discuss the impact of the
Renaissance, early Portuguese exploration, the effect of improved navigation, and the reintroduction of Ptolemaic
cartography on the early maps of Africa. The contributions of Juan de La Cosa, the Cantino and the King-Hamy maps,
and the role of the Portuguese cartographers will be emphasized. The spread of cartographic information on Africa to
Italy and its effect on the maps of Caveri, Conterini, Ruysch, and de Maggiolo will be discussed in the context of the
crucial role played by Martin Waldseemuller.
Dr. Hadsel, a Washington Map Society member, spent half his 30 year Foreign Service career dealing with Africa; and was ambassador to Somalia and Ghana. He has also taught African affairs at Columbia and Howard Universities. He is a former director of the Marshall Institute.
April 15, 1998 - Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Map Society meets. A Philatelist's View of Maps by Merv Henning, System Analyst, SHL System House Inc. For additional information contact Carol Kennedy Ph (403) 422-0209, Fax (403) 422-0712 or Ron Whistance-Smith, 14520 84th Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5R 3X2, Fax (403) 483-5858.
April 23, 1998 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be at 7:00 p.m. at the office of The Wallach Company, downtown at 1401 17th Street, Suite 750. The building is at the corner of 17th and Market Streets. Wesley A. Brown, President of the Society, will be the speaker and will be giving a slide show and talk about the world map in the Rudimentum Novitiorum printed in 1475. This circular medieval map is fascinating for many reasons. It is arguably the first printed map and it is the only detailed printed map which depicts the world through medieval eyes with its emphasis on Christian history. Thus the map depicts devils, references monsters and shows paradise, Ophir, Prester John and other fables. The map may well reflect a flat earth conception. The place names provide a review of medieval and ancient history which Mr. Brown will try to provide with humorous quotes from his research of early travel journals. Two early examples of this rare map will be presented. Additional information can be obtained from the Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1736 Hudson Street, Denver Colorado 80220, 303/333-0568.
April 23, 1998 - Milwaukee The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture in History of Cartography at the American Geographical Society Collection, 3rd floor east, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee will feature David Buisseret. There will be a welcome reception, courtesy of the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, at 4:30 pm. The lecture is at 6:00 pm. Dr. Buisseret will speak on French Mapping of the Upper Midwest. For more information, please call the Collection at (800) 558-8993 or (414) 229-6282; or contact Scott R. McEathron.
April 25, 1998 - Austin, TX The Spring Meeting of the Texas Map Society will be from 9:00 am- 4:30 pm in the Capitol Extension Auditorium in the underground portion of the Texas Capitol. The Program will feature presentations and tours to the map collections of the General Land Office and the Texas State Library. Membership is not required. For information and registration contact Dr. David Buisseret, Dept of History, The University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19529, Arlington, Texas 76019-0529. Phone: (817) 272-2861.
April 25, 1998 - Chicago Putting Chicago's History on the Map Lectures, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 10:00 am. James Akerman (the Newberry Library), "Beyond the Grid: Interpreting Pictorial and Ephemeral Maps of Chicago"; and David Buisseret (University of Texas at Arlington), "The View from Above: Aerial Photography and a City's History." For additional information contact Tina Reithmaier 312-255-3656, or James Akerman 312-255-3523.
April 27, 1998 - Boston The Boston Map Society has scheduled its next meeting at 5:30 p.m., Harvard Map Collection, Pusey Library. Mr. Francis Manasek, map dealer and author of the book Collecting Old Maps, will present a lecture on the paper and printing process used in maps. He will look at characteristics of paper from that used in Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) to today's newsprint. Particular attention will be paid to paper used in maps by Blaeu, Mercator, Bonne, Mitchell, Johnson, and others. He will also discuss differences in the lines produced by various types of printing processes and how they interact with the paper to produce the map images we collect today. His recent books, Uncommon value, a rare book dealers world (1995) and Collecting old maps (1997) will be available for sale during the reception to follow his presentation. Anyone interested in the world of maps is encouraged to join the Boston Map Society and attend its quarterly meetings. Additional information can be obtained from David Cobb ,Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Tel: (617) 495-2417 fax: (617) 496-0440.
April 28, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Dennis Reinhartz will talk to us about his work on Herman Moll. Mr. Reinhartz is an Associate Professor of History and Russian in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington; he holds BA and MA degrees from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from New York University. His publications, titles, honors, and professional activities are, literally, too numerous to mention. His most recent book, "The Cartographer and the Literati: Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle", on which his talk, The World of Herman Moll, is based, has been awarded the Adele Mellen Prize. The presentation will examine the aesthetics and influence of Moll's cartography specifically, and the linkages between art, cartography, discovery, and exploration more generally, especially during the Enlightenment. The aspects of the utilitarian and commercial as well as of nascent nationalism are considered and their impact on Moll's art weighed, particularly with regard to the maps comprising his masterpiece atlas-folio, The World Described..., published in multiple English and Irish editions between 1715 and 1754.
April 30, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Geraldine Beech (Public Record Office, London) 'A Wall of Glass'? Mapping Boundaries in the Balkans since 1830. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 pm at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
May 5, 1998 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin meets in the American Geographical Society Collection at 7 p.m., 3rd floor east, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee. David Baraniak, Lambda Tech International, discusses New technologies for digital map building: GPS, stereo digital imaging, laser finding and high resolution satellite imagery. Social hour to follow the presentation. For more information, please call the Collection at (800) 558-8993 or (414) 229-6282; or contact Scott R. McEathron.
May 7-9, 1998 - Edinburgh The British Cartographic Society & Charles Close Society in liaison with National Library of Scotland & Edinburgh University Library presents the 14th Edinburgh 3-day Cartographic Event. After a gap of several years, we are reviving this popular event. It coincides exactly (8 May 1958) with the 40th anniversary of the opening of the National Library of Scotland Map Library and, in the same year, with the 30th anniversary of Edinburgh University Library's Map Area.
Thursday 7 May
19.00-21.30. Reception and celebration to mark NLS map library's 40 years
Venue: National Library of Scotland Map Library, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh
Friday 8 May
Maps Ancient And Modern: Digital Imaging And Mapping Data
Venue: Edinburgh University Library, Wolfson Suite, George Sq.
10.00-12.30. Series of short papers. Speakers will include Chris Fleet, Assistant Map Curator, NLS Map Library; Bruce Gittings, Dept of Geography, Edinburgh University; and Dr David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Also speaking will be the Management team of the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) - Millenium Project to digitise Scotland's human history and material culture.
14.00-17.00. Visits to 2 local sites to see displays of cartographic-related data, GIS and scanned map imagery:
1. Dept of Geography, Edinburgh University for demos by Geography Dept and Edinburgh University Data Library;
2. National Library of Scotland Map Library for demos of scanned early map imagery and other digital map data; (Bob Mackintosh of BGS may have demo at NLS too).
18.15-19.00. At the invitation of the Librarian to the University Reception - Wolfson Suite, Edinburgh University Library followed by Lecture: Cartography on the Threshold by Dr Andrew Tatham Keeper, Royal Geographical Society & IBG Vice President of the British Cartographic Society For those interested, we hope this can be followed by an informal supper party at a local eating place.
Saturday 9 May
Meeting of The Charles Close Society For The Study of Ordnance Survey Maps
Venue: Edinburgh University Library, Wolfson Suite. Dr Yolande Hodson will present The One Inch Popular Series. The Annual General Meeting of the Society will follow. Lunch taken locally, followed by CCS Map Exchange. Meeting to end at 16.00 hours.
Local organisers of this 3-Day Event are Margaret Wilkes of NLS Map Library and Ann Sutherland of Edinburgh University Library, with Chris Board for BCS Programme Committee and for the Charles Close Society. No registration fee & no additional seminar charges! Please register by 18 April 1998 with Margaret Wilkes, Head of Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, Tel: 0131-226-4531 X 3411, Fax: 0131-668-3472; or Ann Sutherland.
May 13, 1998 - Edmonton, Canada Edmonton Map Society meets. Mapping Alberta's Natural Resources Using Satellite Imagery by Ken Dutchak, Project Leader, Resource Data Division, Alberta Environmental Protection. For additional information contact Carol Kennedy Ph (403) 422-0209, Fax (403) 422-0712 or Ron Whistance-Smith, 14520 84th Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5R 3X2, Fax (403) 483-5858.
May 13, 1998 - London The International Map Collectors' Society will hold its annual general meeting 6:30 PM at The Farmers' Club, Forty Room, 3 Whitehall Court (near Embankment/Charing Cross Tube Stations).
May 14, 1998 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography Seminar commences at 5pm in the Schola Rhetoricae et Astronomiae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library. Edmund Spenser and the culture of Geography by Joanne Woolway, Oriel College, Oxford. For further details, please contact Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel: 01865 277013, fax: 01865 277139.
May 17-22, 1998 - Bloomington, IN The Lilly Library and the School of Continuing Studies at Indiana University will
offer a short course Introduction to Rare Maps and Atlases. Taught at the Lilly Library, the course will draw on
resources that include a large reference collection of rare books and manuscripts, as well as a working replica of a
seventeenth-century English common press.
The instructors for the course will be George Ritzlin, proprietor of George Ritzlin Maps & Books of Highland Park, Illinois; and Joel Silver, curator of books at the Lilly Library. A dealer in rare maps and atlases for twenty-two years, Ritzlin was co-founder and first president of the Chicago Map Society. Silver teaches courses in descriptive bibliography, history of the book, and rare book libraries and librarianship at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. He joined the staff of the Lilly Library in 1983 after working in the antiquarian book trade.
For further information about this course see the web page or contact Jane Clay, Division of Continuing Studies, Owen Hall 204, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, phone: 812-855-6329, fax: 812-855-8997.
May 19, 1998 - New York The Mercator Society, of the New York Public Library, will have a lecture "Maps Lie Flat" : Medieval England Puts Earth on a Page by Professor Scott D. Westrem, Ph.D. (Programs in English and Comparative Literature, The Graduate School, City University of New York) and Robert K. Upchurch, Jr. (Ph.D. candidate in English, The Graduate School, City University of New York). In depicting a round world with symbolic content on parchment or paper, maps, as John Donne put it in an apt wordplay, "lie flat." Medieval England produced some of the largest and smallest, the simplest and most ornate examples of this informative, if mendacious, form of visual communication, the most famous of which - the mappamundi at Hereford Cathedral - will be a focus of this lecture at the New York Public Library, Center for the Humanities, Trustees Room (206), Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and program at 6:00 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. to 212-930-0654.
May 19, 1998 - Washington The Washington Map Society will hold its annual dinner meeting, 6:00 PM, at the Old Europe Restaurant, 2434 Wisconsin Avenue. Hubert Johnson, president of the Society, will discuss Vintage Cartography - The Art of Maps on Wine Labels. Mr. Johnson will trace the unique links among oenology, scripophily, and of course cartography. Few human endeavors are more tied than viticulture to specific terrain and location, making such a marriage (or menage a trois) not merely nice but necessary.
May 27-30, 1998 - London, Ontario You are invited to visit The University of Western Ontario campus in the forest
city - London, Ontario - to participate in the first joint conference of the Canadian Cartographic Association and the
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives. Conference will address cartographic themes shared by each
association as well as those unique to each. To encourage a co-operative learning experience the conference format will
include a mix of joint as well as concurrent sessions, workshops and special theme sessions. An added bonus - the ICA
1997 Canadian Map Exhibit from Stockholm will be on display at the University art gallery in conjunction with other
artists' works influenced by cartography. The conference program is available online.
Forward enquiries to either CCA Co-Chair Patricia Chalk or ACMLA Co-Chair Cheryl Woods. Postal address: CCA/ACMLA Conference, Geography Dept., Social Science Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2. Phone: (519) 661-3425; Fax: (519) 661-3750.
May 28, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Professor David Buisseret (Department of History, University of Texas-Arlington) A New Vision: Artists and Maps in Early Modern Europe. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 pm at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
June 12, 1998 - London The London Underground Railway Society will have a shared talk by Tim Demuth and David Leboff, entitled Early Underground maps. It will take place in the conference Room of Baden-Powell House (International Scout Hostel), 65-67 Queen's Gate, London SW7 at 19.00 for 19.15 hours. The two speakers are also collaborating on a book of the same title.
June 12-14, 1998 - London and Oxford International Map Collectors' Society Summer Weekend Friday 12 June - 7:15 PM Annual Dinner at Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, St. James's Street, London SW1A 1LR. The IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award for 1998 will be presented at the dinner.
Saturday 13 June - 16th Annual Symposium at Oxford in the Bodleian Library.
Coach will depart from London at 8:30 AM, and program begins at 9:45 AM at the Bodleian Library. Nick Millea will present Maps in the Bodleian Library.
2.00 PM - 4.30 PM talks will be held at The School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford. Speakers: David Fletcher will present The emergence of estate maps and the Oxford colleges, and László Gróf will present Richard Davis of Lewknor: Land surveyor, estate agent and enclosure commissioner. In the afternoon there will be time to visit the map and print shops of Oxford. Sanders of Oxford, 104 High Street, invites IMCoS members to view their collection of maps and prints, and to partake of refreshments at the Gallery. The coach will depart for London at 6:00 PM.
Sunday 14 June - 18th International Map Fair at Forte Crest Bloomsbury Hotel, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT, 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (IMCoS members admitted at 10:00 AM).
To register either e-mail the Chairman, Jenny Harvey or Vice Chairman, Valerie Scott, or write to: IMCoS Secretary, Harry Pearce, 29 Mount Ephraim Road, Streatham, London SW16 1NQ, Tel: +44 (0)181 769 5041, Fax: +44 (0)181 677 5417.
June 13, 1998 - New York Alice Hudson, Chief of the New York Public Library's Map Division, will address the New York Map Society on Holbein's Ambassadors at 11 A.M. in the American Museum of Natural History, Room 319. The Ambassadors, painted by Holbein in 1533, contains unfamiliar astronomical and musical instruments. It is a double portrait of two French envoys. A celestial globe is portrayed.
June 13, 1998 - Sacramento The 43rd General Meeting of the California Map Society will be held at the new California State Library II (corner of Ninth and N Sts). Registration 9:30 AM, program to begin at 10:00 AM. We will have 2-3 morning talks on mapping subjects. One will be given by Gary Kurutz, who has set up a special exhibit for us on the maps of the Gold Rush. In the afternoon we will have 2 more talks and then journey to the California State Railroad Museum and Library where we will have another exhibit of railway related maps. We anticipate adjournment about 4:15 PM. For additional information contact Society President Bill Warren, Phone: (626) 792-9152, Fax: (626) 568-4945.
June 19, 1998 - Amsterdam In commemoration of the 400th year of Ortelius' death, the Amsterdam University Library will from June 11 to August 30 present a small exhibition in the library's exhibition room on the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of Ortelius. A selection of about 40 maps and 30 atlases by Ortelius, kept in our library, will be shown. Today there will be a one-day symposium organized by the Working Group on the History of Cartography of the Dutch Society of Cartography (NVK), in the Amsterdam University Library. For additional information contact drs. Jan W.H. Werner, Curator Maps & Atlases, Map Room, Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam, Singel 425, NL-1012 WP, Amsterdam, P.O. Box 19182, NL-1000 GD, Amsterdam, Phone +31 20 5252354, Fax +31 20 5252311.
June 21, 1998 - San Francisco The annual meeting of the Gleeson Library Associates, University of San Francisco, will honor Virginia and Jenkins Garrett, recipients of the 1998 Sir Thomas More Medal for book collecting. Jenkins Garrett, book collector, and Virginia Garrett, map collector, have shared a life-time of interest in the history of their native Texas, and the region of the Southwest. Books, Manuscripts, and Maps: Collecting, Collections, and Giving will be presented at 3:00 p.m. in McLaren Room 252. A reception will follow in the Donohue Rare Book Room. For more information please call 415-422-6167.
June 26, 1998 - Norwich, England The graduate research community of the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich is hosting a one-day conference on Imagined Cities: An interdisciplinary conference on the city and its representations in art, literature, photography, film, and history. Our aim is to incorporate a range of critical approaches to the complexity of urban experience in and through these disciplines. We welcome papers from all fields of study, which will pursue a redefinition of the city and a re-examination of already established motifs and ideas in critical thought. Topics may include but are not limited to: Cartography; Diaspora; Ghettos; How the socio-historical temporal space came to define the physical space of a city; Hyper/ cyberspaces; Literary cities: Dickens's London, Conrad's London, Gray's Glasgow, Joyce's Dublin, James's New York, Zola's Paris, Dostoyevsky's St.Petersburg, Bowles's Tangiers, Doblin's Berlin, Italo Calvino's Invisible cities; Nationalism / Multiculturalism; Regionalism; Tourism / Leisure; Travel; Utopias / Dystopias. Proposals up to 250 words should be submitted by April 1st . For further details and general information please contact: Maria Petalidou or Tatiana Rapatzikou, both at: UEA, EAS/RPG, Norwich NR4 7TJ, tel: (01603) 621958 or (01603) 593203.
June 29-July 3, 1998 - London The Historical Geographical Information Systems team at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University (QMW) has established itself as a world leader in the application of Geographical Information Systems technology to the needs of historical research. We are pleased to announce our fourth GIS training course. This course is intended primarily for historical researchers who have geographically located data which they need to map and analyse. The course will be of particular interest to researchers concerned with the British Isles; those attending will be given access to the major historical GIS for Britain, down to parish-level, being constructed at QMW, on which they will be able to draw both during the course and after. However, the course covers both the basic principles of GIS and the specific practical skills needed for GIS research involving historical sources and issues, whatever the country or region you are interested in. Please contact Ian Gregory (Department of Geography, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London E1 4NS, Tel: 0171-975 5397 or 5400, Fax: 0181-981 6276) as soon as possible if you are interested, including some details of your research interests and computing background. NB the course will only proceed if we have sufficient numbers.
July 11, 1998 - New York Frank Manasek will speak on The Paper Used in Maps at a meeting of the New York Map Society to be held in the American Museum of Natural History, Room 319 at 11 A.M. Mr. Manasek will focus on 500 years of paper making and show slides of the microscopic structure of paper. He is managing director of G.B. Manasek, Inc., a firm dealing in rare books and maps.
July 22, 1998 - Brighton, England The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) will be holding a one-day Symposium from 09.15-17.30, 2000 Years of Measurement, at the University of Brighton (Sallis Benney lecture theatre on the Grand Parade). The symposium will be open to non-members. Illustrated technical presentations on the development of techniques and instrumentation in surveying and mapping will cover the period from the Romans to the 20th century, with speakers from around the world. In the adjacent art gallery an exhibition on 'The Art and History of Surveying' will be open 21-24 July (entrance free). For further details and booking form, contact: J.R. Smith, 24 Woodbury Avenue, Petersfield, Hants GU32 2EE, UK; Phone and Fax: +44  1730 262619.
July 25, 1998 - Baltimore Members of the Washington Map Society will travel to Baltimore today for two exhibits. In
the morning, we have been invited to view the exhibition Mapping Maryland - The Willard Hackerman Collection, one
of the finest collections of middle Atlantic region maps in the country, at the Maryland Historical Society, Museum and
Library of Maryland History, 201 West Monument Street. We will meet at 10:00 AM for coffee and tea. At 10:30 AM,
Mr. Robert Schoeberlein, Curator of Prints and Photographs, will conduct us on a tour of the exhibition.
Lunch can be obtained at one of the many nearby ethnic restaurants on Charles Street.
After lunch we will divide into two groups in order to be able to fit into the Rare Book Room at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 North Charles Street. Mr. William Noel, Assistant Curator Manuscript and Rare Books, will show us some of the unique manuscript atlases and books in the Walters' collection.
September 10-11, 1998 - Manteo, NC Roanoke Colonization: an Interdisciplinary Conference." Contact Tom Shields, Roanoke Colonies Research Office, c/o Department of English, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.
September 10-13, 1998 - Keele, Staffordshire The Map Curators' Workshop and the British Cartographic Society's Annual Symposium will be held at the University of Keele. We are pleased this year to be hosting a number of members of the Dutch Cartographic Society (de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kartografie (NVK)). The Symposium program is available online. Full details and cost of both the MCG Workshop and the BCS Symposium are available in the booking brochure. If you wish a brochure please contact: Frank Blakeway, BCS Administrative Consultant, 53 Rownhams Road, Maybush, Southampton SO16 5DX, telephone number 01703 781 519; or Ann Sutherland, Map Collection, Edinburgh University Library, 43 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ, telephone number 0131 664 3188, up until the 4th August. After that date please contact Frank Blakeway.
September 15-18, 1998 - Cracow, Poland The 11th conference of the Groupe des Cartothecaires de LIBER (European Map Curators Group) will take place. Theme: Technology in map collections: a means or an end? Place: The Polonia Institute of the Jagiellonian University (ul. Jodlowa 13, PL-30-252 Kraków). The conference will be organized by the Map Department of Jagiellonian Library in Kraków in co-operation with the Polish Map Curators Group. Co-ordinator is Dr. Jadwiga Bzinkowska of the Jagiellonian Library. Conference languages will be English, German and French. The programme includes map exhibitions, posters, as well as demonstrations by institutions and manufacturers. For additional information see the web page or contact Jan Smits, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Sectie Kartografische Documentatie, P.O. Box. 90.407, NL-2509 LK Den Haag, The Netherlands.
September 30-October 2, 1998 - Rostock, Germany Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium. Organizor: Arbeitsgruppe D-A-CH.
October 2, 1998 - Arlington, TX The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries' Special Collections Division, The Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, and The Friends of UTA Libraries announce the First Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier. The lectures are intended to foster an appreciation of maps and cartography as important sources in understanding the past. The first lectures series will focus on Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier. All lectures will take place in the Sixth Floor Parlor of the university's central library. List of speakers and topics follow. In addition, there will be an exhibition reflecting the topics to open that evening after the keynote presentation by Ralph Ehrenberg, recently retired Chief, Map Division, Library of Congress. For additional information contact Center for Southwestern Studies, Box 19497, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497; phone: (817) 272-3397, fax: (817) 272-3360.
Spanish Military Engineers in the New World Before 1750 by David Buisseret, Jenkins and Virginia Garrett Endowed Chair, UTA.
Spanish Maritime Charting of the Gulf of Mexico and the California Coast by W. Michael Mathes, Curator of Mexicana, Sutro Library, California.
Spanish Military Mapping in the Northern Borderlands after 1750 by Dennis Reinhartz, Professor History, UTA.
Trabajos Desconocidos, Ingenieros Olvidados: Unknown Works and Forgotten Engineers of the Mexican Boundary Commission by Paula Rebert, Independent Scholar, Dekalb, Illinois.
Henry Washington Benham: A U.S. Army Engineer During the Mexican War by Gerald D. Saxon, Associate Director of Libraries, UTA.
United States Army Military Mapping of the American Southwest During the 19th Century by Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief, Map Division, Library of Congress (retired).
October 3, 1998 - Arlington, TX The Texas Map Society's annual fall meeting will be held in association with the the Garrett Lectures (see October 2). Location also at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Arlington, Texas. Registrants are encouraged to attend both days of presentations and a special fee for both days has been arranged. All presentations will be in the Sixth Floor Parlor of the university's central library. For addition information or to register for the meeting, please contact: Center for Southwestern Studies, Box 19497, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497, Phone: (817) 272-3997.
Table Land Cartography: Spanish and American Mapping of the Old Llano Estacado by John Miller Morris, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
A National Palette: Dutch Identity Through Maps and Paintings by Lisa Davis-Allen, The University of Texas at Tyler.
Automobile Road Maps: 20th Century Icons by Jeff Dunn, Dallas, Texas.
A Look at Earth History Thorough Maps by Chris Scotese, The University of Texas at Arlington.
Kit's Kartographic Korner: TMS Members' Maps hosted by Kit Goodwin, Cartographic Archivist, The University of Texas at Arlington.
October 3-6, 1998 - Tokyo International Map Collectors' Society 17th international symposium Mapping Japan.
Saturday 3 October - Symposium registration in the afternoon and reception in the evening. You can enjoy and participate in the Tea Ceremony Performance. There will be a Special Map Exhibition throughout the symposium.
Sunday 4 October - Morning: Keynote address Development of Cartography in Japan by Professor Kazutaka Unno,
Osaka Professor Emeritus, and other speakers.
Afternoon: Visit to Edo-Tokyo Museum.
Monday 5 October - Bus trip to Tsukuba, northeast of Tokyo, and visit to Geographical Survey Institute and the Science Museum of Map and Survey.
Tuesday 6 October - Morning: Asian Maps by Ortelius by Mr. Lutz Walter, editor of Japan: a cartographic vision-European printed maps from the early 16th to the 19th century; and Kuniezu by Professor Hirotada Kawamura.
Afternoon: visit to map exhibits at National Archives.
Evening: Symposium dinner.
Wednesday 7 October - Sunday 11 October - Post-Symposium Tour
Visit to Kobe and Kyoto. At Kobe there will be a Special Map Exhibition at Kobe City Museum. At Kyoto there will be Special Map Exhibitions at Kamo, Mi-Oya Jinja Shrine, World Heritage Site in Kyoto, and at Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara.
For additional information see the symposium web page; or contact: Mr. Hideo Fujiwara, Inokashira 5-2-5, Mitaka, Tokyo-181, Tel: +81-4-2242-1655, Fax: +81-4-2242-7662; or The Antique Map Society of Japan, 1-29-4 Honmachi Shibuyaku, Tokyo-151, Tel: +81-3-3376-5519, Fax: +81-3-3376-5637.
October 3-7, 1998 - Berlin IXth Symposium of the International Coronelli Society. Theme: everything related to old globes, armillary spheres, planetaria and their makers. Contact: Internationale Coronelli-Gesellschaft, Dominikanerbastei 21/28, 1010 Vienna, Austria. Fax +43 1 532 08 24.
October 8, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Douglas McNaughton will discuss The Gerritsz Chart of Hudson's North-West Passage: A New Discovery. Mr. McNaughton's research focuses on a new forensic examination of the "Tabvla Navtica" of 1612 and its relationship to Henry Hudson's 1610 voyage of exploration.
October 10, 1998 - Bruges The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will visit the city archives in Bruges, where several manuscript maps - among which are some by the 16th century Bruges painter Pieter Pourbus - will be on display. We will be guided through the exhibition by Bart Van der Herten, editor of the forthcoming publication on Pieter Pourbus' "Large Wall Map of Brugse Vrije" (1571). For additional information contact Veronique van der Kerckjof at: 71, Avenue des Camelias, 1150 Brussels, Belgium, tel/fax: ++32 (0) 2 772.69.09.
October 29, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Tom Conley (Department of Romance Languages, Harvard University) From `Satyre' to `Theatre': The Map and the Political Essay in Sixteenth-century France. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
November 4-8, 1998 - Lisbon CNCDP has organized an international conference to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's voyage to India. Conference themes will be assembled in five main groups: Voyages, Economies, Societies, Cultures, and Institutions. Contact: Joaquim Romero Magalhaes, Chairman Scientific Committee, Casa dos Bicos, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 1100 Lisboa.
November 5, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Eugene Scheel will present Historic Maps of Virginia Counties. Mr. Scheel, a longtime member of the Washington Map Society and noted local historian and cartographer will present a program focusing on his career in Virginia cartography.
November 5-7, 1998 - Vancouver The Society for the History of Discoveries thirty-eighth annual meeting will be held at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. For additional information see the program website or contact Katie Fitzgerald, Deputy Director of Operations, Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3, telephone 1-604-257-8310, fax 1-604-737-2621.
November 6, 1998 - Sydney, Australia The Sydney Map Group will meet at the State Library of New South Wales. Alan Ventress, Mitchell Librarian, will provide an introduction to the extraordinary collection housed in the Library. For additional information contact Robert Clancy, 11 High St., Newcastle 2300, fax 02 4925 2169.
November 7, 1998 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 11 AM in Morningside Park at Amsterdam Avenue & 111 Street next to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Andrew Dolkart, architectural historian at Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning & Historical Preservation will lead a walking tour of Morningside Heights. In case of rain, walk will be rescheduled. For additional information contact Cathe Giffuni.
November 12, 1998 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography will commence at 5 p.m. in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road. The mapping of Sherwood Forest in the Early seventeenth century: recording boundaries and assarts by Steph Mastoris (Leicestershire Museums, Arts & Records Service). The seminar is sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps), Lovell Johns Ltd, and The Friends of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel 01865 277013, fax 01865 277139.
November 14, 1998 - New York Alice Hudson, director Map Division, New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and
42nd Street, has invited members of the Washington Map Society and the New York Map Society to come visit the
Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection. We will meet in the Trustees room at 10:30 AM for coffee, danish and a slide
presentation on the exhibit. Then go upstairs to the Salomon Room, Room 316, to view the exhibit.
After lunch, Robert Macdonald, Director of The Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street, has invited us to visit the exhibition "New York Begins: A Rare Drawing of New Amsterdam." "De Stadt Nieuw Amsterdam gelegen op het Eylandt Manhattans in Nieuw Nederlandt" is a water color drawing illustrating New Amsterdam in the mid-seventeenth century, and is believed to be the oldest surviving visual representation of what became New York City. It is believed that this drawing is the source for the view of New Amsterdam that appears on Visscher's map of North America. The drawing will be accompanied by a selection of period maps and printed views from the Museum's collections. While at the museum, we will have a chance to view the exhibition "The New Metropolis: New York 1898-1998." This exhibition commemorates the consolidation of the five boroughs into greater New York 100 years ago. Several maps are included in the exhibition. As an added bonus, Mr Macdonald will show us other notable maps in the Museum's collection which are not on public display.
November 17, 1998 - Boston The Boston Map Society is pleased to announce its next meeting. Our speaker for the evening will be Barbara McCorkle, former Curator of the Yale Map Collection, who will be giving a talk: In Search of Maps: Maps of New England. Meetings are scheduled for 5:30 P.M. in the Harvard Map Collection and membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in maps and mapmaking.
November 19, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dr Garrett Sullivan (Department of English, Pennsylvania State University) Travelling by Road or Armchair? Reading the Inutility of John Ogilby's Britannia. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
November 27-28, 1998 - Breda, The Netherlands The "Stichting Historische cartografie van de Nederlanden"
(Foundation of historic Cartography of the Netherlands) has decided, starting this autumn, to organise a yearly fair of
old maps and atlases: The European Map Fair. For this year we have reserved accommodation in the Grote of Lieve
Vrouwe Kerk. This recently completely restored church has a wonderful interior to fulfill our planned activities. Together
with this fair there will be an exposition of special maps and atlases of the Duchy of Brabant and of maps and atlases
concerning the Netherlands, or the 17 provinces.
This exposition will be opened with a symposium by Prof Dr. G. Schilder and Mr. Dr H.A.M. van der Heyden, both well known historical cartographers. With this symposium Mr. Van der Heyden's thesis of 836 pages will be introduced. The author will, on this occasion, give information as to the accomplishment of this "opus magnum" of the maps of the Netherlands.
Through this fair, together with the exposition and symposium, we endeavor to increase interest in old maps and atlases. For further information contact Karel Kinds, President Stichting Historische Cartografie van de Nederlanden, tel 00(32) 14 635154.We hope to welcome you as a visitor or as a participant on our first European Map Fair.
November 27, 1998 - London Mapping Canadian Worlds, a London Conference for Canadian Studies (LCCS)
Conference to be held at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1. Ideas about `mapping' are no longer the
preserve of geographers and cartographers; the term is used in a variety of ways from literature and art to psychology.
In this conference, we will hear from speakers from historical and cultural geography, the history of cartography, English
and French literature and art, who all employ `mapping' as a concept central to their work.
10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.30 Opening Remarks
10.45 Malcolm Lewis (Sheffield): Canadian Influences on my Conception of Map: A Twenty-Five Year Transition. Malcolm Lewis is editor of the newly published Cartographic Encounters: Perspectives on Native American Mapmaking and Map Use (University of Chicago Press)
11.30 Dan Clayton (St Andrews): George Vancouver's Chart of the North Pacific and Colonial Order of Things in British Columbia
12.15 Mary Condé (QMW): `A map of voices': Space travel and the Earth in Catherine Bush's novel Minus Time
13.00 Buffet Lunch
14.00 Aritha van Herk (Calgary): Longitudinal Erotics or Dead Reckoning? Professor van Herk is author of The Tent Peg, Judith, No Fixed Address, Places Far From Ellesmere, a geografictione, and, most recently, Restlessness, and numerous other works of fiction and criticism.
15.00 Laura Cameron (Cambridge): Openings. Ms Cameron is the author of Openings: A meditation on history, method and Sumas Lake (McGill-Queen's University Press). In this short presentation, she will provide an introduction to the interactive website she has developed in conjunction with the book.
15.15 Tea (during tea, there will be opportunities to explore Laura Cameron's Openings website and to view Kathy Prendergast's artwork, Lost)
15.45 Catherine Nash (Royal Holloway): Mapping emotion: Kathy Prendergast's Lost
16.30 Ceri Morgan (Southampton): Mapping madness in Hélène Monette's Unless
17.15 End of conference
For registration contact: Susan Howard, The Library, Imperial College School of Medicine, Charing Cross Campus, Reynolds Building, St Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RP, U.K. Further details are also available from Richard Dennis, Dept of Geography, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, U.K.
December 5, 1998 - New York The New York Map Society meets 11:00 AM at Curious Pictures, 440 Lafayette Street (6th floor). Maps from the collection of NYMS members and election of new president. For additional information contact Cathe Giffuni.
December 9, 1998 - London The Royal Geographical Society presents the "E.G.R. Taylor Lecture" at 6.30 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Andrew Cook of the India Office Records, British Library, who will speak on: The public and private lives of a hydrographer: James Horsburgh, 1762-1836' The Exhibition Road entrance doors will be open at 6.00 p.m. There will be a pay-bar in the New Map Room open for coffee and drinks before the lecture. The lecture was established twenty years ago, on the 80th birthday of the late Professor E.G.R. Taylor, by the Royal Geographical Society, the Hakluyt Society, the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Society for Nautical Research. Rear Admiral J.R. Hill, Chairman of the Society for Nautical Research, will chair the lecture. Additional information can be obtained from Tony Campbell.
December 10, 1998 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have its December meeting in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. It has been several years since we had one of our holiday "my favorite map" sessions. Please take some time this week to pick out a map (or two) from your collection and bring it to share and briefly discuss with other members of the society. Public speaking experience is not required. You're among friends. We'll start the evening with "not your usual Chicago Map Society refreshments", so please join us for a relaxed evening of good cheer and cartographic fellowship. Of course, we need volunteers to present their favorite maps. If you would like to present something, please call Jim Akerman at 312-255-3523. We'll make sure that a slide projector, overhead projector, and easel are available for your use.
December 10, 1998 - London "Maps and Society" Lecture. Dawn Odell (Department of Art History, University of Illinois) Mapping Mercantilism in the Seventeenth-Century: The Dutch East India Company Travels to China. Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, London). Meeting is held at 5.00 p.m. at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB. Admission is free. Meeting is followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries to 0171 412 7525 (Tony Campbell).
December 10, 1998 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Edward Redmond, Vice-President of the Washington Map Society, will discuss The George Washington Map Collection in the Library of Congress. Mr. Redmond will present a slide lecture highlighting the cartographic career of George Washington based on materials housed in the collections of the Library of Congress.
December 12-13, 1998 - Brussels and Antwerp The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will celebrate Ortelius Weekend (1527-1598). On Saturday morning three speakers are invited to present papers: Joost Depuydt, Ortelius as a humanist; Marcel van den Broecke, Ortelius' production of maps and atlases; and Rodney Shirley, Title pages and world maps by Ortelius. The conference will be held in the College St. Michel in Brussels. In the afternoon we will visit the Ortelius exhibition in the Royal Library in Brussels, guided by Hossam Elkhadem, Chief of the Map Department in the Royal Library. On Sunday an excursion to the Ortelius exhibition in the Plantin-Moretus Museim in Antwerp is planned. Our host on that occasion will be Dirk Imhof. For additional information contact Veronique van der Kerckjof at: 71, Avenue des Camelias, 1150 Brussels, Belgium, tel/fax: ++32 (0) 2 772.69.09.