Cartography - Archive 2001 Calendar of Events


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January 5, 2001 - Greenwich, England The University of Greenwich is organising a 1-day seminar with presentations and workshop sessions, entitled Military mapping in the 20th century. Including sessions on the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War, Small Wars, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, etc.To be held at Queen Anne Court, on the Maritime Greenwich Campus (the historic former Royal Naval College) fronting the River Thames. Registration (15 including refreshments, lunch and tour of historic campus) details and further information from: Professor Peter Doyle, Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Greenwich, Pembroke, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, [UK]. Tel. :[44](0)20-8331-9832.



January 11, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Library of Congress experts Pam van Ee (Specialist in Cartographic History, G&M Division) and Heather Wanser (Senior Paper Conservator in the Library's Conservation Office) will give a team presentation on Conservation and the Individual Map Collector. There will be practical information for the collector on what to look for (condition-wise) when buying a map, how to store and display maps, what to insist on when a map is framed, and more. For additional information contact Thomas F. Sander, 703-426 2880.



January 13, 2001 - Washington Map and Chart Library Forum: Cooperative Map Cataloging, 5:30-7:00 pm at Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Room B01, Madison Building, 1st and Independence Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20540

Map enthusiasts! Attending ALA Mid Winter Conference in Washington, DC? Or planning to be in the area? Mark your calendars for the Map and Chart Library Forum. The Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress (LC) and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) are co-hosting an adhoc forum to discuss issues with respect to cataloging and sharing map/chart library records. Both NIMA and LC have been engaged in exchanging MARC formatted records between libraries. Issues such as record content/data format for both hardcopy and digital map/chart holdings have surfaced. This forum is open to all who have an interest in standardizing, cataloging and/or sharing map/chart library records. Based on community interest, this forum may be continued or expanded in the future.
Please RSVP to either: Barbara Story, LC, phone: 202-707-8516. fax: 202-707-8531; or Andrea Tully, NIMA, phone: 202- 264-6760. fax: 202-264-6144.



January 15, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



January 18, 2001 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina On November 22, 2000 a small group met on the campus of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill to organize a society for the study and appreciation of maps. It was decided that the Society would be named in honor of the late William P. Cumming, the widely respected scholar and collector of maps of the American Southeast. Among his many contributions to the study of the history of cartography was The Southeast in Early Maps. This classic volume, first published in 1958, continues to be the foremost work on the mapping of the southeast before the American Revolution. The goal of the William P. Cumming Map Society is to bring together individuals who share a common interest and enthusiasm for maps. Membership is open to everyone and includes collectors, dealers, curators, academics, cartographers, and those who simply enjoy maps. The purpose of the Society is to promote the study of cartography and its history, to encourage map collecting, and to support the preservation of the world's cartographic heritage. The Society plans to hold a series of regularly scheduled meetings, beginning in 2001. All who love maps, who want to learn more about them, and who want to meet others who share a similar passion, are encouraged to join.

Our thanks to Jeff Patton, Professor of Cartography, UNC-Greensboro, for that eloquently written proposed statement of purpose. While our intent is to have a scholarly meeting once or twice a year and occasional field trips, we will also have less formal gatherings to socialize, have "show and tell," and try to quench our thirst for cartographic knowledge.

Please mark Thursday, January 18, on your calendars. We will meet from 3:30-5:30 at the Chapel Hill Public Library (meeting site will change if there is an overwhelming number of cartophiles planning to attend). Also, please contact Jay Lester as soon as possible so we can plan for the appropriate size meeting room. Bring your favorite map (or two) and plan on discussing why it appeals to you; or bring a map about which you have burning questions that someone in attendance may be able to answer. Most of all, bring a desire to help your map society get off to a fantastic start! The Chapel Hill Public Library is located at 100 Library Drive off Estes Drive just north of the E Franklin St./Estes Dr. intersection. Phone 919-968-2777.



January 25, 2001 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Dr Georgina Endfield (Department of Geography, University of Nottingham). Images of Contested Space in Sixteenth-Century Michoacan, West Central Mexico - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).



February 2-4, 2001 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. The keynote speaker will be Dr. John R. Hébert, Chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Dr. Peter van der Krogt, University of Utrecht, will lecture on European Globes. There will be an additional lecture by George Glazer, author of "The History of American Globes." For information and registration materials, contact Marcia Kanner, Map Fair Coordinator, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida using the above address or by telephone at (305) 375-1492; facsimile: (305) 375-1609.



February 4-7, 2001 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia The Australian Map Circle 29th annual conference will be held at University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay. The conference will be of interest to map librarians, surveyors, cartographers, academic geographers, hydrographers, map collectors, map sellers, computer scientists in geographic information systems, etc. The conference provides an opportunity for publishing new work in the production or use of maps, for attracting the attention of a select audience to programmes and products relating to maps, and testing ideas about them among listeners with a broad range of expertise in the field. An optional excursion is being planned for the Sunday afternoon. The conference will commence with a welcome barbecue on Sunday evening, followed by three days of technical sessions and tours. An excellent programme is being developed that should interest even the most jaded map lover. We shall have the opportunity to view two unparalleled collections of early maps of Tasmania that alone will make the trip to Tasmania worth while! A number of interesting site tours are being arranged, such as to the State Library of Tasmania's Heritage Collections - the Tasmaniana Library, W L Crowther Library and Allport Library; the Geodata Services Branch of the Information and Land Services Division of the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment; and the CSIRO Division of Marine Research. Further information can be obtained from John Cain, Secretary - Australian Map Circle, c/o Geography Department, The University of Melbourne, 3010, Australia, phone: +61-3-8344 8416, fax: +61-3-9347 0974.



February 7, 2001 - Cambridge University of Cambridge, History of Cartography Seminar, Trinity College, Adrian House Seminar Room, Burrell's Field, 5 pm, Christopher Burlinson, Peterhouse, Cambridge will discuss Map-making and Violence in Elizabethan Ireland. For further details contact Alfred Hiatt, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ.



February 8, 2001 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Paige Newmark, Lincoln College, Oxford present "Give me the Map": Surveying Shakespeare and the Cartography of his Contemporaries. Seminars are held in the Upper Lecture Room, School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford at 5pm. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by The Friends of TOSCA, Lovell Johns, Oxford Cartographers and the School of Geography, University of Oxford. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel : 01865 277013, fax : 01865 277139.



February 11, 2001 - Orgères, France 15.30 h, presentation by Wulf Bodenstein (president Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle), Aperçu de la Beauce à travers des cartes géographiques anciennes. Maison de la Beauce, F- 28140 Orgères en Beauce, tel ++33-237/99.75.58



February 12, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



February 12, 2001 - Providence, Rhode Island Richard Helgerson, University of California Santa barbara, will discuss Maps and Folly in Renaissance Europe as part of the annual Sonia Galletti Lecture. John Carter Brown Library. Additional information from the library at (401) 863-2725.



February 14, 2001- London International Map Collectors' Society meeting 6 p.m., at the Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW I (close to Trafalgar Square - nearest tube station is Embankment on the Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle Lines). As before this will be an informal meeting with collector-members talking for a few minutes about one or two of their most interesting maps, their recent acquisitions or a special topic of interest. Dealer and curator members are welcome too, to tell us about anything unusual or rare which has come their way in the last year or so. Maps will be on show for everyone to look at, so bring along one or two of yours as well. This is an excellent occasion to invite another member of the family, or a business colleague or a friend. Non members are welcome - and will have the opportunity at the meeting to join the Society! Refreshments will be available for a small charge (wine or soft drinks and sandwiches) and it would be helpful if those wishing to come could telephone Caroline Batchelor (01372 843425), so that we can cater accordingly.



February 15, 2001 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin presents Teaching with Maps by Bruce Fetter (University of Milwaukee- Madison) at 7 PM. Meetings are held at the AGS Collection, 3rd floor east wing, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-229-6282.



February 15, 2001 - Washington Richard Pflederer, a member of the editorial advisory board for "Mercator's World," will discuss Portolan Charts 2 PM at the Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room on the 6th floor.



February 15, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Harold Brodsky, Professor of Geography University of Maryland, will discuss The Holy Land Map of Avraham bar Yaacov, Amsterdam, 1695. The mapmaker filled his depiction of the Holy Land with symbolic numbers, cryptic allusions and deliberate misspellings or deletions of place names to challenge the viewer. The bar Yaacov map is, perhaps, the first that uses the technique of "deliberate map errors" to entertain the reader. Professor Brodsky began his analysis of the map in 1990 for a Library of Congress exhibition, and his research is not over - he is still discovering new hidden meanings on this map. So that those interested may learn more about the map before the February 15 presentation, the professor has mounted more information about the talk, plus images of the map, on the web at http://www.geog.umd.edu/people/brodsky/498B/ In case of any questions about this program only, contact John Docktor at 717-846-8995.



February 17, 2001 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle (BIMCC) will have the Third BIMCC Study Session: "Books on Maps," a presentation of the most important works of reference on the History of Cartography. Map historians from Belgium (Joost Depuydt), The Netherlands (Marco van Egmond), France (Hélène Richard) and the UK (Francis Herbert) will introduce fundamental contributions from their respective countries, on maps, atlases, globes, townviews. Afternoon session: Exhibition of reference books, second-hand book bazar At the Collège St. Michel, 24, Bd.. St. Michel, 1040 Brussels. Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09; or from Secretary: V. Van de Kerckhof, W. de Croylaan 23, B-3001 Heverlee.



February 22, 2001 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme. This programme is also sponsored by The Hakluyt Society - James W. Kelly (Worcester College, University of Oxford). The Voyage of the Trinity in the Pacific (1680-2); Buccaneers, Chartmakers, and the Keys to a Private Sea - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).



February 27, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society will visit Waverly Auctions, 4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda at 7 PM. The topic is The Map Auction Business Today: Cartography from the FIAT LUX Library with a presentation by WMS Member/Waverly Owner Dale Sorenson and remarks by Eric Wolf. A major part of the Fiat Lux Library of cartography will be available for inspection - it will be auctioned-off two days later, on Thursday March 1. [Waverly Auctions is convenient to Bethesda METRO (Red Line) - walk 6 short blocks north on Old Georgetown Road, then turn right 1/2 block on Cordell. From the Beltway, take Old Georgetown Road (Exit 36) south for 3 miles - Cordell Avenue is on the left. For those driving, there is a parking garage across the street from Waverly.] Participants are asked to advise Tom Sander at 703-426-2880 if they plan to attend.



March 2-3, 2001 - Saint-Amand-Montrond, France Portefeuilles de plans: projets et dessins d'ingénieurs militaires en Europe du XVIe au XIXe siècles. Colloque les organisé par le Conseil général du Cher, Cité de l'Or - Saint-Amand-Montrond.



March 2-4, 2001 - Washington The Washington Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, in Arlington, Virginia, located one block north of the Rosslyn Metro Station. Seventy-five exhibitors from the United States, Canada and Europe will offer rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine memorabilia. Exhibition hours will be: Friday, March 2-5 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 3-11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 4-12 noon - 5 p.m.



March 7, 2001 - Cambridge University of Cambridge, History of Cartography Seminar, Trinity College, Adrian House Seminar Room, Burrell's Field, 5 pm, Surekha Davies, British Library, will discuss Taming the land of monsters: Dutch maps of Brazil, c.1596-1643 and their sources of inspiration. For further details contact Alfred Hiatt, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ.



March 8, 2001 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Professor Daniel L. Smail (Department of History, Fordham University). From Verbal to Graphic Cartographies: The Case of Late Medieval Marseille. - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).



March 12, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



March 13, 2001 - Denver The next Rocky Mountain Map Society program will feature Don McGuirk, author and map analyst who is also a charter member of the Society. You may recall Don's presentation of his published research on the 1507 Ruysch Map as well as our visit to his east Denver home to view his superb collection a few years ago. Don was subsequently transferred to St. Louis but recently returned to Denver and has offered to present us with his analysis of The Appearance of the "Sea of the West" on Early Maps. As always, if you have maps of your own which would contribute to our examination of this legendary subject, please bring them. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the Gates Room on the 5th floor of the Denver Public Library at 14th and Broadway. There will be a number of business items to discuss together with announcements, including plans for the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries in Denver next September. For additional information contact J. Paul Mathias, President, Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson Street, Denver, CO 80220, phone (303) 333-0568.



March 15, 2001 - Greensboro, North Carolina The next meeting of the W. P. Cumming Map Society will be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Dr. Jeff Patton, Professor of Cartography at UNCG, will give a presentation on Early American School Atlases. Several of his students will also be available to discuss their GIS projects. Additionally, we will again have "show and tell," so members are asked to bring a map they'd like to share. Attendees are also invited to gather for dinner that evening (location TBA). The meeting will begin at 3 PM in Room 116 of the Graham Building on the UNCG campus. This building is near the intersection of Spring Garden Street and Tate Street. If you are interested in attending, please email Jay Lester, 412 Hillsborough Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, ph. 919-932-4694. Those who respond will receive an update with more specifics a week or so before the meeting. If you do not respond, you'll be spared the update.



March 21, 2001 - Ann Arbor, Michigan The Michigan Map Society will meet in the William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue at 7:30 PM to hear John Hyman discuss The Maps of John Speed. For further information contact Brian Dunnigan at 734-764-2347 or Justin Krasnoff at 734-665-2236.



March 22, 2001 - Brussels The 3rd annual general meeting of the Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will be held 17.00 hours at the Collège St. Michel, 24, Bd. St. Michel. At 18.30 hours Traditional Map Evening, when map collectors, academics, and members of the Trade gather around a glass of wine to chat about maps and discuss selected pieces from their collection. This is an ideal occasion to get to know the Circle, so bring along a friend and/or a map, but remember that we want to keep the number of participants to around 30, so please pass a message with your booking before 10th March; we need to know roughly how many sandwiches and glasses of wine to prepare.Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, P.O. Box 1359, B-1150 Brussels 1, Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09.



March 22, 2001 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Dr Roger Batty (Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan). Roman Mapping of the Provinces - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).



March 22, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Pierre Sales will present Innovation: Reformatting History and Education. Mr. Sales, who is retired from the U.S. Foreign Service and the United Nations, will present his magus opus From Ancient Afryqah to Modern Africa ... History Revealing Clues to Current Issues. Of encyclopedic dimension, compressing 2,400 hard-copy pages and more than 500 historical maps, his tome was 11 years in the making. It covers the 53 countries of Africa and 18 Dependent Territories, an Overview, an Introduction entitled Tracing Africa's Setting in the World from Ancient to Modern Times and Its Linkage to Country Placenames, and a treatise on The "Discovery" of Africa that uncovers the origin of the name Africa and traces its international acceptance as a continental name. Mr. Sales will describe the development of his extensive project and will project from CD-ROM a number of sample pages, including maps. Finally, he will explain briefly the purposes of the non-profit organization he has established to provide free of charge copies of the CD primarily to inner-city schools. For additional information contact Thomas F. Sander, 703-426 2880.



March 29-31, 2001 - Chicago The History of Cartography Project's Daniel Brownstein has organized three sessions related to Volume Three, Cartography in the European Renaissance, for the Renaissance Society of America's next annual meeting. The sessions feature contributors to Volume Three, and they will provide an exciting introduction to issues and images that will be included in the volume.
Cartography and Religion in Renaissance Europe
Commentator: Theodore Cachey (University of Notre Dame)
Catherine Delano-Smith (University of London), Bible Text and Christian Maps
Victoria Morse (Carleton College), 'Being There': The Importance of Visual Knowledge in Fourteenth-Century Representations of the Holy Land
Pauline Moffitt Watts (Sarah Lawrence College), Visual Exegesis and Renaissance Maps

Historical Problems in the Study of Renaissance Cartography
Commentator: David Woodward (UW- Madison)
Patricia Seed (Rice University), Digitizing Renaissance Maps
Chandra Mukerji (UCSD), Print Culture and Map Culture: A View From Below
Benjamin Schmidt (University of Washing ton), Maps and the Early Modern State: Texts and Local Contexts

The Appearance of the Map in Renaissance Society
Commentator: Ingrid Rowland (University of Chicago)
Daniel Brownstein (UCLA), Visualizing Information in Renaissance World Maps
Zur Shalev (Princeton University), Maps and Boundaries: Cosmo-Politics in Renaissance Editions of Ptolemy's Geography
Francesca Fiorani (University of Virginia), The Order of Maps. Map Cycles in Print and in Paint
Lesley B. Cormack (University of Alberta), Humanists, Maps, and the Geographical Turn

Those interested in attending the conference should visit the RSA website or call (212) 998-3797 to register with the Society.



March 30, 2001 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle (BIMCC) will have a Traditional Map Evening, when map collectors, academics and members of the trade gather around a glass of wine to chat about maps and discuss selected pieces from their collections at the Collège St. Michel, 24, Bd.. St. Michel, 1040 Brussels. Further information is available from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-2-772.69.09; or from Secretary: V. Van de Kerckhof, W. de Croylaan 23, B-3001 Heverlee.



April 4, 2001 - London The London Topographical Society meets 6 PM at Gresham College, Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn. Michael Cooper, professor of Engineering at City University, will present Robert Hooke: Science, Surveying, and the City. For additional information contact Patrick Frazer.



April 9, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



April 10-11, 2001 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom Space, Culture, Power, an Interdisciplinary Conference at University of Aberdeen. Space, culture, power - these three terms have become 'keywords' in the liturgies of most interpretative disciplines over recent decades. Space and power define cultures; and yet they often remain embedded, hidden elements of the cultural topographies of social groupings. Spatial structures frequently reflect the political dynamics of a social context while recursively shaping and influencing those same political processes. Like the much-contested notion of culture itself, space and power are shifting categories, often inseparable and almost impossibly broad, and yet perhaps undeniably relevant to the interpretation of social contexts. Anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, sociologists, geographers, architects, and social and cultural critics broadly defined are invited to contribute papers which discuss, apply, or interrogate the terms above in theoretically-informed ways. Among the topics included is "Urban and rural landscapes." Additional information from Dr. Phil Withington, Lecturer in Cultural History, Old Brewery, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UB.



April 18, 2001 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin presents Jim Engstrom, a GIS Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management who will speak on Land Use Mapping at 7 PM. Meetings are held at the AGS Collection, 3rd floor east wing, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-229-6282.



April 21, 2001 - New York The Washington Map Society will meet with the New York Map Society 10 AM at the New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. Alice Hudson, chief of the Map Division, will guide us through the exhibit Heading West: Mapping the Territory in the Gottesman Exhibition Gallery. Some 170 maps in this exhibit illustrate the mapmakers' growing awareness of the West as a region. From imaginary watery passages across the continent, to explorers' maps, to wagon, stage and railroad mapping, on to maps of settlement and finally gold mining mania-- all of these cartographic images of the West will be on display. Accompanying the map exhibit, in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room on the third floor, will be an exhibit Touring West -- a lively presentation of memorabilia from the various theatrical, musical and entertainment groups that were among the first folk to travel in an organized fashion out to the frontier. After lunch, we will have a chance to view the maps for sale at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair held in the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street. Please advise John Docktor at 717-846-8995 if you plan to participate.



April 26, 2001 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Dr Noël Golvers (Faculty of Arts, Catholic University Leuven). European Jesuits as Cartographers of China in the Last Decades of the Seventeenth Century. - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).



April 26, 2001 - Washington The Washington Map Society will have a field trip to the National Geographic Society, M Street NW Entrance (between 16th & 17th Streets). Meet inside at 7 PM to learn about the Development of the 7th Edition of the National Geographic World Atlas. Our host is Allen Carroll of the NGS Maps Administration, who was the NGS's leader in the development of the Atlas. Following a presentation about the work, we will divide into groups to see how up-to-date GIS, data bases, and other modern technologies were incorporated into this publication. Please advise Tom Sander at 703-426-2880 if you plan to participate.



April 30-May 2, 2001 - Taupo, New Zealand The first National Geo-spatial Conference GeoCart'2001 and the meeting of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Visualisation and Virtual Environments. This will be the most significant national geo-spatial meeting ever held in New Zealand and the first ever ICA event in this country. The GeoCart'2001 Conference is being organised by the New Zealand Cartographic Society, in association with Land Information New Zealand and the Spatial Analysis Facility at the University of Auckland. It will be held at the outstanding facilities of the Wairakei Resort in the heart of North Island, New Zealand.

The theme of GeoCart'2001 is Visualising New Zealand in the New Data Environment, in recognition of the growing close linkage between the new spatial information environment and developments in geo-spatial sciences, in particular the visualisation of spatial data. Key sessions will address themes that link the growth of dynamic and infrastructural datasets with modern cartographic fields such as interactive mapping and visualisation, radical cartography, virtual reality, Internet mapping and geo-computation. Additional information from Igor Drecki.



May 3-5, 2001 - Washington The Phillips Society annual meeting will be in the Library of Congress with a theme focusing on the Mapping of Latin America. For more information regarding membership and the activities of the Society please contact Executive Secretary, Dr. Ronald E. Grim at 202/707-8532.



May 8, 2001 - Washington Peter Dickson will give a lecture (in English) The French Connection: Columbus, the House of Braganza, and the Waldseemueller Map of 1507 at the Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Street, NW at 6:30PM. The lecture is being co-sponsored by the De Tocqueville Club for the French journalists. You must make an advance reservation either by calling (202) 234-7911 or via the Internet at www.francedc.org.



May 9, 2001 - Ann Arbor, Michigan The Michigan Map Society will meet in the William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue at 7:30 PM to hear Marion Jackson speak about Inuit Maps and Drawings of Canada. For further information contact Brian Dunnigan at 734-764-2347 or Justin Krasnoff at 734-665-2236.



May 9, 2001 - Cambridge, England The Friends of Cambridge University Library are hosting a talk by Rodney W. Shirley to complement the exhibition Fantasy to Federation: European maps of Australia to 1901 currently on show at the Exhibition Centre of Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge. Coffee and tea will be served from 4.30 p.m. followed at 5.00 p.m. by Rodney W. Shirley's talk Maps and Charts of the Early Explorers. The Morison Room, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Open to all: Friends 2.50; Others 3.50; Cambridge University Students, Free. Cambridge University Library is a 10 minutes walk west of the city centre, or a ca. 35 minute walk (10 minute taxi drive) from the railway station.



May 9, 2001 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina The Cumming Map Society will meet at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The agenda is as follows:
2:30 Business Meeting - All are invited to participate. Topics will be dues, web site, future meeting dates/topics/locations, etc.
3:30 The Shaping of North Carolina, - A presentation by Dr. H.G. Jones, showing present-day North Carolina on maps beginning with Ptolemy 1486 and continuing through the American Revolution. Dr. Jones is former Curator of the North Carolina Collection at UNC and is also a past Director of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History in Raleigh. He currently is on staff at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
4:30 Show-and-Tell - Bring one of your favorite maps for sharing and discussion.
6:00 Dinner (site TBA) - A wonderful time for socializing.

Please let Jay Lester know whether or not you plan to attend and whether or not you plan to go to dinner so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Also, don't hesitate to email him if you have any questions about the Society, meeting, directions, etc.



May 10, 2001 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Mary Spence, GEOprojects (UK) Ltd, Reading, present Camels and Canals: Art, Technology and Twenty-first Century Cartography. Seminars are held in the Upper Lecture Room, School of Geography, Mansfield Road, Oxford at 5pm. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by The Friends of TOSCA, Lovell Johns, Oxford Cartographers and the School of Geography, University of Oxford. For further information, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel : 01865 277013, fax : 01865 277139.



May 12, 2001 - Cleveland Join us when Northern Ohio Map Society and Cleveland Public Library Map Collection will present a morning dedicated to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. This free, morning-long program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium of the Main Library at E. 6th St. and Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland. Sanborn maps are invaluable to historians, genealogists, urban planners, architects, archaeologists, and-environmentalists. They let researchers "see" the detailed changes in individual blocks and neighborhoods over a span of more than 100 years. Starting in 1867, D. A. Sanborn and his company's surveyors compiled over 700,000 building-level maps for more than 13,000 American towns and cities. The maps were issued in limited editions to subscribing fire insurance underwriters. Size, number of stories, function and type of construction are depicted along with address and street name changes for each building in commercial and many residential areas. Everything from places of worship to amusement parks are mapped. Soon Sanborn maps, dating from 1868 through 1962, for more than 400 Ohio communities, will be available on the Web under the auspices of OhioLINK (a consortium of college & university libraries) and Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). Tom Gates, Associate Professor at Kent State University, will trace the development of fire insurance maps and their amazing variety of uses. Charly Bauer, Program Manager, Digital Media, OhioLINK, will be here from Columbus to fill us in on the progress of this free Web offering. He'll "walk us through" accessing Sanborn maps online. A short taped lecture by Professor Brian E. Michaels, St.Johns River Community College, will describe utilizing Sanborn maps for genealogical research. Some original Sanborns for the Cleveland area and portions of Summit county will be available for examination. This is a great chance to find out more about an often underutilized cartographic product considered by many to be the most exciting and stimulating resource in any map collection.. Or if you're already familiar with Sanborns, this is a chance to learn more, and to see how to access them for free over the Web. To RSVP or for further information about the program or NOMS contact Maureen Farrell, Cleveland Public Library Map Collection (216) 623-2880.



May 14, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



May 17, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society members and guests will meet for the Annual Dinner and President's Presentation at the Capitol Hill Club. John Greene's topic is Maps with a Message: Scherer's Theology in Thematic Maps. We will also recognize the 50th issue of 'The Portolan' and the editors of the journal. The Capitol Hill Club was the site of our very successful and popular event in May 1999. It is directly behind the Library of Congress and across the street from METRO (Capitol South station on Blue/Orange Lines). Contact Tom Sander for further details.



May 18, 2001 - Milwaukee Maps and America, The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series, Maps and Milestones: a Sesquicentennial Symposium on the American Geographical Society 1851-2001, American Geographical Society Collection, Golda Meir Library University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Program:
1:00 Welcome. John Wanat, Provost & Vice Chancellor, UWM, Peter Watson-Boone, Director, Golda Meir Library, Christopher Baruth, Curator, AGS Collection
1:15 AGS Exploration: A Century on the Frontiers. Dr. Jerome E. Dobson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Director of Exploration, AGS
1:45 The AGS Cartographic Collections. Dr. Christopher Baruth, Curator, AGS Collection
2:15 The History of Cartography at the American Geographical Society. Miklos Pinther, United Nations (Retired)
3:00 Break
3:30 The Archives of the American Geographical Society. James Thomas, Programs Coordinator, American Geographical Society
4:00 The Inquiry, the Paris Peace Conference and the AGS. Dr. Geoffrey J. Martin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut University
4:45 AGS: Continuity and Change. Mary Lynne Bird, Executive Director, American Geographical Society
5:00 Reception (Fourth Floor Conference Center)
5:30 Banquet (call (414) 229-6282 or 1-800-558-8993 or email: cmb@uwm.edu)
6:15 Banquet address: Maps and Their Makers: A Sense of Where We Are. John Noble Wilford, Senior science correspondent, New York Times & AGS Councillor

The lecture series is sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer and co-sponsored by The Friends of the Golda Meir Library. Lectures free and open to the public



May 19, 2001 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin will have a field trip to the Milwaukee County Historical Society at 1:30 PM to see Milwaukee County in Maps. For more information, call 414-229-6282.



May 19, 2001 - Portland, Maine Road Map Conference, in conjunction with the exhibition, "Road Maps: The American Way" Organized by the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine. USM Campus Center 9am-1pm.
8:45 - 9:15 registration and refreshments
9:15 - 10:00 James Akerman, Director, The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Highways for Sale: On Road Maps and Consumers in the Twentieth Century
10:15-11:00 Arthur Krim, Professor of Geography, Boston Architectural Center, and Survey Consultant, Massachusetts Historical Commission, The Lyric Cartography of Route 66
11:15-12:00 Kathleen Shea, Education Coordinator, Maine Historical Society, Regionalism on the Roadside: Route 1 in Maine, from Kittery to Portland, 1920-1947
12:15 - 1:00 Robert French, Associate Professor of Geography (retired), University of Southern Maine, When is a Road not a Road? Maps of the National Highway Association
1:15 - 1:45 Guided tour of Road Maps: The American Way in the Osher Map Library, by guest curator, Robert French

Please call (207) 780-4850 to reserve space and for more information.



May 24, 2001 - London Maps and Society Tenth Series Programme - Dr Margriet Hoogvliet (Faculty of Arts, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen). Early Modern Cartography and the Studiolo. - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to 020 7412 7525 (Tony Campbell).



May 26-27, 2001 - Birmingham, United Kingdom An interdisciplinary graduate conference at the University of Birmingham hosted by the Departments of English and French.Concepts of performance and location are increasingly pervasive in many different disciplines. This conference will seek to bring together and explore these terms in a provocatively interdisciplinary environment. Proposed papers will be on topics such as the following: Mapping; The everyday; Staging the place/ Placing the stage; Postcolonial space; The politics of cartography; Performing frontiers; Topographies of gender; International cinema; Technology; Identity; Migration; Fictional locations; Depictions of place on stage. Please contact for further information: Jonathan Holmes or Elizabeth Jones at Postgraduate Office, School of Humanities, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT.



May 30-June 3, 2001 - Montreal The Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA), in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA), and the geography departments of l'Université du Québec à Montréal and l'Université de Montréal, are happy to welcome you to our first conference of the new millennium. The last century witnessed profound changes. In many fields these changes have influenced the way we live and work, particularly over the past few decades. Cartography has, in turn, been affected due to the development of new technologies in different domains, such as the capture, processing, management and dissemination of both digital and analogue data. The title of our conference: Cartography, Professions and Perspectives emphasizes the expectations and challenges of working in the fields related to cartography at the present time. Equally it offers a perspective on the future of our professions. The Canadian Association of Geographers will be meeting concurrently in Montreal (May 30-June 3). Registrants at either conference will be able to participate in both, without additional registration charges. This unique opportunity enables members of all of our associations to interact and exchange ideas. You will have the opportunity to hear lecturers from across the country, who will share their knowledge on history and evolution of cartography; data acquisition and dissemination; conservation of documents; legal aspects or our professions; research and applications; technology; and the risks and futures in cartography. Additional information is available at http://www.geo.uqam.ca/carto2001/carto2001e.htm or from Michel Fournier.



June 1-3, 2001 - London The International Map Collectors' Society June weekend.
Friday 1st June: Reception 18.30 to 20.30.
Bloomsbury Book Auctions will be holding their auction of maps and books on June 4, 2001. The preview will be held on Friday June 1 when members and guests of the IMCoS June weekend and map fair are invited to a reception at their premises in 3&4 Hardwick Street
. Don't miss this dual opportunity to share a drink with friends and to view the items coming up for auction.

Saturday 2nd June: Royal Overseas League, Park Place, St. James Street.
10.30 Coffee and registration
11.00 Book Browse: An opportunity to see some of the treasures of the IMCoS library.
12.00 Slide Show by Jeffery John Speed, descendent of John Speed, and a keen map collector. Jeffery will talk about his recent published book Tudor Townscapes, the Town Plans from John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine - 1610.
12.40 Drinks (cash bar)
13.00 Lunch with the presentation of the IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award for 2001.
14.15 Conservation Seminar. The Care and Preservation of Maps with Corinne Hillman, Course Director BA (Hons) Conservation, at Camberwell College of Art.
Additional information from Jenny Harvey, Fax: +44 (0)20 8788 7819.

Sunday 3rd June: Map Fair, at the Commonwealth Conference & Events Centre, Kensington High Street, 11.00-17.30 (Members 10.00).
Organiser: Roger Brown, Fax: +44 (0)20 8207 6244



June 2-3, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM. This fair will be held during the annual London Book, Map, Print and Photograph Fairs and Auctions.



June 7, 2001 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography field trip for 2001 will be a visit to the School of Geography, here in Oxford, to examine the Library's collection of military and intelligence maps. The event will take place at 5pm, in the Senior Common Room. Places will be limited to thirty, so please contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG tel : 01865 287119, fax : 01865 277139 if you wish to attend.



June 7-8, 2001 South Hadley, Massachusetts NEMO 2001 -- A Map Odyssey! The Annual Conference of the North East Map Organization is scheduled at Mount Holyoke College, (located in Western Massachusetts). Full conference information and conference registration will appear in the April issue of the Newsletter and will also be posted on the NEMO web page. Please contact Jim Walsh, 161 Boutelle St., Fitchburg, MA 01420, phone 978-345-4061, fax 978-343-2590 if you have any questions about this year's conference.



June 9, 2001 - London The Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science will be meeting at 2:30 p.m. at the The Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street. An illustrated lecture will be given by Roger Mason, rare map dealer and historian of cartography, who will be speaking on: A Medieval Map of Britain Prior to Science and Technology: The construction of Great Britain on the Hereford Mappa Mundi. Coffee and tea will be served. The lecture will be followed by the Society's Annual General Meeting. New members are welcome.



June 9, 2001 - Vallejo, California The California Map Society will hold their 49th General Meeting at the Vallejo Public Library from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Five speakers on the mapping of northern California and a tour of the Vallejo Marine Museum, plus wine and cheese in a Julia Morgan designed home in Vallejo. Registration includes lunch, $25 per person. For further information contact Bill Warren, 1109 Linda Glen Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105, (626) 792-9152, fax (626) 568-4945.



June 12-16, 2001 - Sydney, Australia Towards an Electronic Cultural Atlas: E-publishing and metadata interoperability in the Humanities to be held at Eastern Avenue conference centre, University of Sydney. The conference will emphasise general issues of e-Scholarship, digital libraries, data sharing, and the content and technical development of ECAI, including major research and e-publication projects. Work-in-progress technical issues will be the focus of the ECAI work sessions. The conference sessions are intended to showcase the work of ECAI to the Australian/New Zealand academic community, and to encourage new membership particularly in this area of the world. ECAI welcomes additional presentations from any field relating to ECAI's aims, technical issues and broad content domain.

In parallel with the general presentations, we plan to organise a technical session consisting of authoritative lectures on advances in GIS (Object Model, Spatio-Temporal analysis and other issues), gazetteers, metadata standards and other topics in which the ECAI membership has particular expertise. Additional information from Ian Johnson, Director, Archaeological Computing Laboratory, Senior Research Fellow, School of Archaeology, A14 University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia; +61 (0)2 9351 3142 tel, +61 (0)2 9351 6392 fax, +61 (0)402 389 190 mobile.



June 14, 2001 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society social event of the year will take place when we meet at the Denver Athletic Club for a buffet dinner and special presentation by Wes Brown entitled The Discovery of the New World Through Old Maps. Using slides, Wes will trace man's concept of the earth from ancient Greece through Magellan's voyage. Also on hand will be some of Wes' own original prints of world maps published between 1472 and 1540. This distinctive program is designed to be of interest to map experts as well as to those less well informed - which is particularly appropriate because this is the evening when non-member spouses and other guests are especially invited to join us.

Wesley A. Brown truly requires little introduction, being a founding member and the first President of the RMMS. He is currently the RMMS Secretary/Treasurer and the General Chairman of the 2005 Annual Convention of the International Map Collectors' Society which will be held here in Denver. Wes is also involved in the planning of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries in September, where he will present a paper. You may recall the November-December, 2000 issue of Mercator's World magazine, in which an excellent profile of Wes' life with maps was authored by member, Myron West. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM with a cash bar followed by dinner at 6:30 in the Denver Room on the third floor of the Denver Athletic Club at 1325 Glenarm Place. Parking is available in the DAC parking garage or at nearby lots. Please RSVP to J. Paul Mathias, President, Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson Street, Denver, Colorado 80220, (303) 333-0568.



June 30, 2001 - Madrid The International Society of Curators for Early Maps will meet, as it usually has since 1985, the day before the International Conference on the History of Cartography. The meeting will run from 10:00 am to 4:45 pm. (Note that the time printed in the provisional program from the organisers of the Madrid conference is 10 am - 3 pm. Because ICA does not need the full time allotted in that program, they have enabled us to expand our meeting). The ISCEM meeting will consist of three parts: a paper session, with five presentations on different aspects of early map curatorship; a session devoted to the security of collections of early maps; and a session devoted to informal reports on activities in various collections. Robert Karrow, tel: 312-255-3554, fax: 312-255-3646, is interested in knowing who will be attending the ISCEM meeting, and would be grateful for a note confirming your intention to be there.



July 1-6, 2001 - Madrid The 19th International Conference on the History of Cartography will take place in the air-conditioned Conference Room of the Biblioteca Nacional. The main conference theme will be The History of Cartography of Spain and Iberoamerica but papers may be submitted on any aspect of the history of cartography. The official languages will be English, French and Spanish, with simultaneous translation between English and Spanish. Contact for additional details Ms.Carmen Liter, Servicio de Cartografia, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Paseo de Recoletos 20, E-28071 Madrid, Spain, fax: (+34) 915.807.716; or contact: Tony Campbell.



July 9, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



July 10-13, 2001 - Perth, Australia Evelyn Edson, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker at the international conference Cultural Encounters in the Indian-pacific Region, 1200-1800 to be held at the University of Western Australia. Professor Edson has published a major study for the British Library series, Studies in Map History, entitled "Mapping Time and Space: How Medieval Mapmakers viewed their world" (1997). The principal theme of the conference will be the interaction between European and established or indigenous cultures in the Indian-Pacific region. Concurrently there will be a major exhibition of early modern art works, maps, and scientific instruments to be held in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.



July 31, 2001 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, Peter Whitfield, The Discovery of the Pacific: a Continuing Mystery.
Waldseemüller's world map of 1507 is a landmark of mapping for several reasons. It was the first printed map to reveal the entire coastline of Africa; it was the first world map to cover 360 degrees of longitude; it was the first map to show the American continent; and it was the map that first named America, in tribute to Amerigo Vespucci. But beyond all this, the map contains an apparently insoluble puzzle: it unmistakably depicts the Pacific, six years before - as the history books tell us - the first European sighted that ocean, and 13 years before Magellan first sailed into it. Peter Whitfield examines the genesis of this map, the personalities of Waldseemüller and Vespucci, and the enigma that the map seems to contain. Peter Whitfield is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London and now runs his own company. He is the author of, amongst others, The Mapping of the Heavens, New Found Lands, and The Image of the World (The British Library). 5.00 (concessions, 3.50).
Ordering tickets: Events often sell out quickly, so you are advised to email or telephone the Box Office to check availability before sending in your order. Please make cheques payable to 'The British Library'. We also accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. (We regret we are unable to accept payment by debit cards, e.g. Switch or Delta.) Concessions are available for 18 years and under, senior citizens, full-time students, unwaged (ES40), Friends of the British Library. All information is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. The British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, Tel 020 7412 7332.



August 6-10, 2001 - Beijing 20th International Cartographic Conference Mapping the 21st Century. You are most welcome to the first international cartographic gathering in the 21st century! You will enjoy Technical Sessions, International Map Exhibition, Chinese Historical Map Exhibition, City Tours, Technical Visits, Social Programs, Pre- and Post- Conference Excursions. Additional information from either LOC for ICC 2001, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, Sanlinhe Road, Beijing 100830, China, Fax: +86-10-6831 1564/6833 9095, Tel: +86-10-6834 6614/6833 9095; or from Pierre Planques, Service de la Documentation, Institut Geographique National, 2, Av Pasteur, F-94165 St-Mandé cédex, France, Tel 01.43.98.83.47, Fax 01.43.98.84.03.



August 13, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



August 16, 2001 - Edinburgh, Scotland Charles McKean will be talking about Pont's maps at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (Field & Lawn Marquee, 2pm). Tickets from EIBF 7.00 ( 5.00 concessions). For information contact Project Pont, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, UK; Tel 0131-226 4531 ext 3411/3418, Fax 0131-668 3472.



August 22, 2001 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," Robert Hampson, 'A passion for maps': Conrad, Africa and Southeast Asia.
In his 1924 essay 'Geography and Some Explorers', Conrad recalls his boyhood interest in geography, cartography and exploration. Maps and mapping play a significant part in his fiction. There are the physical and political maps of Heart of Darkness, with their 'blank spaces' and colour-coded imperial claims. There is the imaginative commercial map in Victory, included in the prospectus for the Tropical Belt Coal Company, which represents the Company's station as 'the central spot of the Eastern Hemisphere'. There is also Conrad's own mapping of the archipelago in his Malay fiction. Here Conrad follows the example of figures such as William Marsden, Stamford Raffles, and James Brooke: his fiction becomes part of a textual tradition that begins with the information gathering encouraged by the East India Company and the correcting of existing maps by Brooke. Robert Hampson, Professor of Modern Literature in the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, is the author of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Conrad's Malay Fiction (Palgrave). 5.00 (concessions, 3.50)
Ordering tickets: Events often sell out quickly, so you are advised to email or telephone the Box Office to check availability before sending in your order. Please make cheques payable to 'The British Library'. We also accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. (We regret we are unable to accept payment by debit cards, e.g. Switch or Delta.) Concessions are available for 18 years and under, senior citizens, full-time students, unwaged (ES40), Friends of the British Library. All information is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. The British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, Tel 020 7412 7332.



August 30, 2001 - Washington Society of American Archivists Security Roundtable meeting to feature: The Tribe of Bland Island. Gilbert Bland stole hundreds of rare and valuable maps from numerous North American libraries in the mid-1990's. But for many of our colleagues, the impact of Bland's crime spree did not end with the devastation caused by his mutilation of volumes and theft of maps. Last year, Random House published journalist Miles Harvey's book The Island of Lost Maps, an account of Bland's depredations and of the author's sometimes fanciful attempts to penetrate the mind of the thief. Map curators, special collections librarians and archivists found themselves quoted and characterized in this book -- not always sympathetically -- and their institutions held up to critical scrutiny. Please join the Society of American Archivists Security Roundtable for a panel discussion featuring some of these archivists. The panelists will discuss the lessons of the Bland thefts and in particular the effect that the publication of Harvey's book has had in their repositories and their professional lives. Participants will include Linda McCurdy of Duke University, Tim Murray of the University of Delaware, and Elizabeth Schaaf of the Peabody Institute, the place where Bland's misdeeds were first detected. The Security Roundtable will convene from 5:15 to 6:45 at the Washington Hilton. All archivists have much to learn from the experiences of our speakers. We look forward to meeting you there!



September 3-6, 2001 - Leicester, United Kingdom The Society of Cartographers Annual Summer School. Events include a programme of technical sessions related to the theme of the conference: 2001 a Cartographic Space Odyssey, a series of workshops, exhibitions, and excursions including a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Centre. Further details are available at http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/conferences/Soc2001 or contact Kate Moore, 2001 SoC Summer School, Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH. Tel: 0116 252 3855, Fax: 0116 252 3854.



September 4, 2001 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," Robin Neillands with Veterans of RAF Bomber Command, Finding the Target: the Bomber War 1939-1945.
How did the RAF bomber crews manage to find and destroy their targets during the Second World War? Consider the problems of knowing where you were when flying over unfamiliar territory - in poor weather, with few navigation aids, and when under attack. Robin Neillands's illustrated talk covers many aspects of the Bomber War: the practical, the scientific and the moral. He will then be joined on the platform by a panel of Bomber Command veterans, from the Dams to Dresden. The audience will have an opportunity to question them about all aspects of the RAF Bomber Offensive, including the most obvious and most difficult problem of all: how to find, mark and hit the target. Robin Neillands is the author of more than 30 books, including The Bomber War: Arthur Harris and the Allied Bombing Offensive 1939-1945 (John Murray), By Land and Sea (Cassell), about the Royal Marine Commandos, and The Great War Generals 1914-1918 (Robinson). He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he was the first Chairman of the Confraternity of St James, the Europe-wide Pilgrim Association, and a member of the British Commission for Military History. 7.50 (concessions, 6.00)
Ordering tickets: Events often sell out quickly, so you are advised to email or telephone the Box Office to check availability before sending in your order. Please make cheques payable to 'The British Library'. We also accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. (We regret we are unable to accept payment by debit cards, e.g. Switch or Delta.) Concessions are available for 18 years and under, senior citizens, full-time students, unwaged (ES40), Friends of the British Library. All information is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. The British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, Tel 020 7412 7332.



September 6-9, 2001 - Denver The Society for the History of Discoveries 42nd annual meeting. Located on the South Platte River where the Great Plains abruptly encounter the Rocky Mountains, Denver has long been recognized for its stunning natural attractions. Significantly, the Mile-High City has also become a prominent site of important educational and cultural institutions, many related to the history of exploration and discovery. The 2001 Annual Meeting will offer much of both attributes to SHD registrants over a four-day period during the pleasant late-summer season. With a long list of intriguing places to go and things to do in the vicinity, you may wish to make this Annual Meeting the center point of an extended post-Labor Day visit to Denver and the southern Rocky Mountain Region. Whatever your preference, our program of 15 to 20 professional papers on exploration and discovery, delivered by the authors within a larger agenda of focused social and educational functions, will anchor and provide a memorable visit to this first SHD Annual Meeting in the Rocky Mountain West. For additional information contact Sanford Bederman, 5502 Laurel Ridge Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005.



September 10, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



September 12, 2001 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," Jeremy Black, Narrating the Past: Maps in Historical Atlases.
Selection plays a central role in historical mapping. This is the case both for reader and cartographer. If the complex relationship between what can be seen in a landscape and what a cartographer actually sees and chooses to depict is the internal or private story of a map, then the purpose of a map is its external story. Historical atlases are narrative in form and content: they both are a narrative and have a narrative to depict and discuss. Jeremy Black discusses, from his personal experience, key issues relating to the construction of historical atlases, and shows that the apparent objectivity of the mapmaking process cannot be divorced from the politics of representation. Jeremy Black, Professor of History at the University of Exeter, is the author of Maps and History (Yale University Press), Maps and Politics (Reaktion), Historical Atlas of Great Britain: Late Middle Ages to the Georgian Era (Sutton Publishing) and editor of The Dorling Kindersley Atlas of World History. 5.00 (concessions, 3.50)
Ordering tickets: Events often sell out quickly, so you are advised to email or telephone the Box Office to check availability before sending in your order. Please make cheques payable to 'The British Library'. We also accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. (We regret we are unable to accept payment by debit cards, e.g. Switch or Delta.) Concessions are available for 18 years and under, senior citizens, full-time students, unwaged (ES40), Friends of the British Library. All information is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. The British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, Tel 020 7412 7332.



September 13-16, 2001 - Liverpool, United Kingdom The British Cartographic Society 38th Annual Symposium will be held at Liverpool University.
Session I Helen Wallis Memorial Lecture
Session II The Geography and History of Liverpool
Session III Mapping Urban Spaces
Session IV Ordnance Survey - Review and Prospects
Session V Marketing Maps and Cartographic Products
Session VI Maritime Mapping
Additional information from Dr. David Fairbairn, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Geomatics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, England, Tel: +44 (0)191 222 6353. Fax: +44 (0)191 222 8691.

The Map Curators' Workshop will be on the Thursday afternoon 13th September with a visit on the Friday morning 14th September. Additional information from Ann Sutherland, Convener, Map Curators' Group, British Cartographic Society, Map Collection, Edinburgh University Library, 43 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ; Telephone: 0131 650 3969, Fax: 0131 667 9780.



September 13, 2001 - Washington The Civil War Studies at The Smithsonian Associates announces Mapping of the Gettysburg Campaign: North and South at 8:00 p.m. with Earl B. McElfresh. Cartographer and historian Earl B. McElfresh discusses the strategic implications of maps and topography in the Gettysburg campaign. McElfresh is the definitive expert in this area, and his mapmaking artistry is legend. Sign up to hear what promises to be an informative and entertaining discussion. Available after June 29th, visit http://www.civilwarstudies.org/ to sign-up on line when web page becomes available. Or you can email for further details: rap@tsa.si.edu



September 14-15, 2001 - Hammond and Highland, Indiana The Road Map Collectors Association will hold its annual map exposition and meeting. Additional information from Nikki Hemphill, 1720 Homan Drive #107, Schererville, IN 46375, phone (219) 864-9771.



September 19, 2001 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," Roy Moxham, The Great Hedge of India.
In 1995, Roy Moxham found a footnote in a book that referred to a Customs Hedge grown by the British across India. Abandoned in 1879, its existence has been almost forgotten. Subsequent researches at the British Library, which holds the reports of the Indian Inland Customs Department, revealed that this hedge was 10-14 feet high, 6-12 feet thick, and over 1500 miles long. Built of thorn-trees, it controlled the movement of salt from the Princely States into British India where salt was monstrously taxed. Maps clearly showed the line of the hedge, but all traces had disappeared. A map in Hindi and Urdu revealed the local name for the Customs Hedge. Finally, after several trips to India, a map in an old gazetteer and a Global Positioning System navigator led to a few remnants. Roy Moxham is Conservator of the University of London Library, and teaches at the University's Institute of English Studies. The Great Hedge of India is published by Constable.5.00 (concessions, 3.50)
Ordering tickets: Events often sell out quickly, so you are advised to email or telephone the Box Office to check availability before sending in your order. Please make cheques payable to 'The British Library'. We also accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. (We regret we are unable to accept payment by debit cards, e.g. Switch or Delta.) Concessions are available for 18 years and under, senior citizens, full-time students, unwaged (ES40), Friends of the British Library. All information is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. The British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, Tel 020 7412 7332.



September 20, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. Thomas Hennig of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) will present Results from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Elevation data is vital to successful mission planning, operations and readiness. Traditional methods for producing elevation data are very expensive and time consuming; major cloud belts would never be completed with existing methods. The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) was selected in 1995 as the best means of supplying nearly global, accurate elevation data. The SRTM is an interferometric SAR system that flew during 11-22 February 2000 aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour and collected highly specialized data that will allow the generation of Digital Terrain Elevation Data Level 2 (DTED 2). The result of the SRTM will increase the United States Government's coverage of vital and detailed DTED 2 from less than 5% to 80% of the Earth's landmass. This presentation describes the shuttle mission, its deliverables and their applications with a mix of slides and video.
Meetings are open to members and non-members alike, without charge. Due to heightened security, please allow adequate time to arrive at the entrance of the Library and pass through the security checkpoint in time to be seated for the start of the meeting. A photo identification card will be helpful in completing security screening. Normal parking availability may be affected; please consider that in your travel planning The Library is one block from METRO's Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines). For further information, contact Ray Wolf; tel. 301.240.4148.



September 29, 2001 - Edinburgh, Scotland The National Library of Scotland in conjunction with the Royal Society of Edinburgh will have a seminar Pont's Worlds: Timothy Pont's Maps and Mapping in a Wider Context. Timothy Pont was the first to map Scotland in any detail, during the 1580s and 1590s, and some 77 of his manuscript maps survive on 38 pieces of paper in the National Library of Scotland. Project Pont was initiated in 1996 to stimulate awareness of, and research on, Pont and his maps. This is the 5th and final Project Pont Seminar and puts Pont and his maps into a wider context. Charles Withers and Catherine Delano Smith consider how his work fits into contemporary mapmaking and chorographical description in Europe and in England, while Alan Macdonald explores Pont's church connections in Scotland. As well as these broader issues, other papers concentrate on the maps: Jeffrey Stone summarises the impact of Project Pont and reports on his recent work on bridges shown on the maps; Lawrence Keppie discusses Pont's depiction of the Antonine Wall; and Chris Fleet looks at Gordon maps derived from Pont's survey. For information and a booking form contact Project Pont, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, UK; Tel 0131-226 4531 ext 3411/3418, Fax 0131-668 3472.



September 29, 2001 - Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet 3:30 PM at the Outer Banks History Center. in Manteo (on Roanoke Island). Mr. David Stick will be our host at the Outer Banks History Center. The OBHC houses the incredible collection of maps and other documents and literature donated to the state of North Carolina by Mr. Stick. If you are interested in attending, details can be obtained from Jay Lester or at our web site: http://www.cummingmapsociety.org/.



October 5-6, 2001 - Arlington, Texas The Texas Map Society announces it's annual fall meeting to be held at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. The events and presentations range from Longhorns to Lone Star weather maps.

The meeting will begin on Friday evening with dinner and viewing of a Texas map collection on a ranch just north of Arlington. Saturday presentations will include talks on English atlas maker John Olgiby, the county boundary map project, and the delivery of historic maps via the internet, as well as the popular member's map forum. A highlight of the meeting will be a trip to the Fort Worth NBC studios to see how electronic weather maps are created and broadcast.

The meeting is open to members and anyone interested in cartographic history and maps. For further information and registration, see the society's web page at or contact Kit Goodwin at 817-272-5329 (voice); 817-272-3360 (fax).



October 6, 2001 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new event of interest to map collectors, dealers, and anyone involved with old maps. Starting in 2001, we will host the First Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair in Denver Colorado. Our intention is to hold the fair every year on or about the first weekend in October. Last year the Society sponsored a well-received swap meet that was open to RMMS members only. This year we have decided to invite up to 20 dealers and actively promote the event through local and national advertising. The Fair will only last one day, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and will be preceded by a social gathering for drinks and dinner on the Friday evening before the sale. Dealers will have set-up time from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Friday. Plans for the pre-sale get-together are still somewhat tentative, but the cost will be based on actual expenses since this is not a fund raising event. The fair will take place in the conference center of the Denver Public Library, main branch, in downtown Denver. The DPL is home to one of the finest collections of western US cartography anywhere and we hope to schedule an exhibit to coincide with the Fair. We plan to expand the Fair in the future to include lectures and educational presentations of interest to map lovers of all persuasions. Our inspiration is the annual map Fair in Miami. We seek to emulate them in many ways, but hope to give our Fair its own direction and personality. Autumn in the Rockies is the loveliest time of the year. It is after the summer tourist season and before the ski season, so affordable rooms close to the Fair site are not a problem. We will be working with hotels in the area to provide rooms at a discount rate. Information on lodgings will be provided to any interested parties. We cordially invite anyone interested in attending our Fair to share our love of old maps as well as our beautiful city and surrounding area. Some dealer spaces are still available and we invite exhibitors to apply. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome any input that you believe might be helpful. More detailed information will be available soon. Inquiries may be directed to: Myron West, Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson St., Denver CO 80220, phone 307-638-2396.



October 6, 2001 - Rotterdam The Brussels International Map Collectors' Society's autumn excursion will take us to the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. Sjoerd de Meer, the curator of maps, books and ships' models, and a Speaker at our last Conference, will guide us around his Museum in the morning; and show us the highlights of the Museum's collection of 2,500 printed maps (including an original of Mercator's 1569 world map - on the famous "Mercator projection"), 34 globes and 300 atlases in the afternoon.

11.30 Assemble at the entrance to the Maritime Museum (Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam, Tel: 31-10/413.26.80)
11.30-12.30 Guided tour of the non-cartographic part of the Museum
12.30-14.00 Lunch on your own in the vicinity
14.30-16.00 Guided tour of the map/atlas/globe collection
16.00 End of visit; possibility to visit the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the near-by Boijmans Museum

Please register in advance with Membership Secretary: Pierre Mattelaer, 29 Burgemeester-Nolf-Straat, B-8500 Kortrijk, Tel ++32-(0)56/21.20.86, Fax ++32-(0)56/21.34.19. Further information is available from President Wulf Bodenstein, 71, Av. Des Camelias, B-1150 Brussels Tel/Fax ++32-(0)2-772.69.09.



October 11-16, 2001 - Chicago and Milwaukee Chicago's Newberry Library and the American Geographical Society Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee cordially invite you to the annual International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society. The Newberry and the AGS, in collaboration with the Chicago Map Society and Wisconsin Map Society, are planning five days of lectures and social activities, tours, and three major exhibits showcasing the cartographic treasures of the two libraries and Chicago's Adler Planetarium.

Provisional Schedule of Events:
Thursday, October 11 (The Newberry Library, Chicago)
3 pm - 7 pm Registration desk open
4 pm Optional tour of the Newberry Library
7 pm -9 pm Nebenzahl Lectures, Opening session: Mary Pedley
9 pm Reception

Friday, October 12 (The Newberry Library, Chicago)
8 am - 5 pm Registration desk open
10 am - 12 pm Nebenzahl Lectures, Session 2: Mary Pedley
2 pm - 4 pm Nebenzahl Lectures, Session 3: Mary Pedley
4 pm - 7 pm Reception and guided tours of the Newberry map exhibit

Saturday, October 13 (The Newberry Library, Chicago)
8 am - 5 pm Registration desk open
9:30 am - 12 pm Nebenzahl Lectures, Closing session: shorter papers and commentaries
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Official welcome to IMCoS participants and gallery walk
2 pm - 6 pm Optional architectural tours of Chicago (Tours 1-3)

Sunday, October 14 (Chicago)
9 am - 5 pm Optional tours in and around Chicago (Tours 4-5)
5 pm - 8 pm Exhibit opening and reception at Adler Planetarium, including curator's remarks

Monday, October 15 (AGS Collection, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
8 am Buses leave for Milwaukee
10 am Buses arrive at the Golda Meir Library
10 am - 12 pm Welcoming reception and exhibit viewing
12 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch at the Golda Meir Library
1 pm - 4 pm Symposium, featuring Bob Karrow, Ken Nebenzahl, Chris Baruth, and David Woodward
4 pm - 6 pm Bus tour of Milwaukee
6 pm - 8 pm Banquet at Milwaukee Art Museum; keynote speaker John Hébert
8 pm Buses leave for Chicago (Tour 6 participants remain in Milwaukee)

Tuesday, October 16 (Milwaukee/Wisconsin)
9 am - 6 pm Optional post-conference tour of University of Wisconsin- Madison and Frank Lloyd Wright sites (Tour 6)

Contact Jim Akerman at the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago IL 60610-3380, USA, phone 312-255-3659, fax 312-255-3502 for additional information.



October 13, 2001 - Los Angeles The Social Organization and Cultural Import of Mapping is the theme for the 2001-2002 program of the Southern California Colloquium in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. This session, Maps and the State, is co-sponsored by Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, UCLA. Programs begin at 10:00 a.m in 6275 Bunche Hall. Coffee at 9:30, and as in past years, lunch will be provided for all registered participants.
Chandra Mukerji, Department of Sociology, UC San Diego, "Geographies, Engineering, and Justice in 17th-Century France: The Case of the Canal du Midi"
Michael Dettelbach, Independent Scholar, "Geography as an Art of Description in the 18th Century"
Charles Withers, Department of Geography, Edinburgh University "'The Social Nature of Mapping in Enlightenment Scotland"
Commentary: Amir Alexander

Registration and additional information from Mary Terrall, terrall@history.ucla.edu.



October 15, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



October 25, 2001 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Dr A.C. Hiatt (Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge). Forged Charters and Medieval Trade Maps: Title to Land, Then and Now. - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell ( Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith ( Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi : the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are usually arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S; but please note that the Map Room and Library at the R.G.S. are temporarily closed. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 5, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



November 7, 2001 - New York The New York Public Library Mercator Society cordially invites you to a slide talk on Cartography and Computers. It will be held in the Trustees Room 206; 5:30-6:00 Reception, 6:00-7:00 Program. John Woram, who has visted the Galapagos Islands eleven times is, when not enroute to or from South America, an expert in the ways of computers. He has combined his interests in computers and cartography to create a spectacular website devoted to the human and cartographic history of Galapagos, which he will describe and demonstrate. Please rsvp 212-930-0654. For more information contact Alice Hudson, 212-930-0589; fax 212-930-0027.



November 8, 2001 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography commence at 5pm in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road. Positioning Ordnance Survey for the New Economy, Vanessa Lawrence (Director General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey). The Oxford Seminar in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, Lovell Johns, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography, University of Oxford. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.



November 10, 2001 - Beloit, Wisconsin William Green will present a program entitled The 1837 Ioway Map: Native Cartography, Ethnhohistory, and Archaeology at 1:00 p.m. This will be presented at the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College. This talk will be about the exhibit Another America: An Exhibit of Native American Maps which is on display at the Logan Museum of Anthropology. Additional information from William Green, Ph.D., Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511 USA; phone 608-363-2119, fax 608-363-2248.



November 13, 2001 - Chicago Chicago Map Society meeting at 5:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street.



November 13, 2001 - London This year's E G R Taylor Lecture will take place at the Royal Geographical Society at 6.30 p.m. The Lecture is arranged on rotation by the Institute of Navigation, the Royal Geographical Society and the Society for Nautical Research, which this year has invited Dr Anita McConnell to speak on:- Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli (1658-1730): from professional soldier to 'Father of Oceanography'. The lecture is free, and open to all. The speaker's abstract follows:
"When Marsigli was elected to the Royal Society in 1691 he had already 'mastered the anatomy of the Danube' in the course of military service in the Austro-Hungarian army. This anatomy, dealing with cartography, natural history in all its aspects, economic activities, archaeology and linguistics, was subsequently to fill six double-folio volumes. The same methods of investigation and analysis with which Marsigli tackled the entire Danube basin served him later, when a change of circumstances brought him to the south of France in 1706. There he encountered a completely new geographical province, and set about measuring and analysing the structure, sediments and temperature of the sea. Off the coast of Provence coral was fished as a local industry, and Marsigli took this to be a mineral substance, until he discovered what looked like its flowers. Although his views conflicted with those of local naturalists, Marsigli became convinced that coral was a plant and thereafter sought to discover its life history by experiments related in his Histoire Physique de la mer. But this book, and his Danube treatise, lay unpublished until Marsigli's visit to London and Leiden in 1721-22. By the time that the Histoire appeared in 1725, coral had been moved into the zoological kingdom, but the physical sections of the book, and especially his depictions of the topography of the sea bed, were long appreciated by marine scientists and compilers of encyclopedias."



November 15, 2001 - Florence, Italy Seminar Digitising maps and atlases: experiences and techniques. Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze - European Commission on Preservation and Access, International Seminar, Nova Descriptio Orbis Terrarum; to be held at BNCF, Sala Lorenzo, via Tripoli 36 (Ore 14.30-18). The seminar is open to anybody who is interested, entrance is free and it is not necessary to register your attendance. For more information please contact: Clara Ronga, assistant to the Director of the BNCF, by telephone (++39-)055-241151.



November 15, 2001 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Mireille Galinou (Art and Museum Consultant), Stephen Marks (London Topographical Society), and Peter Barber (British Library) with Laurence Worms (Ash Rare Books). Aspects of a Sixteenth-Century Map. The `Lost Copperplate' Map of London Revisited: Art Connections, Names, and Sponsors. - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell ( Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith ( Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi : the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are usually arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S; but please note that the Map Room and Library at the R.G.S. are temporarily closed. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 15, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Ms. Lori Geissenhainer of CIVITAS will present The Art of Printing Maps on Silk. CIVITAS is the firm that produces a series of neckties and scarves with image maps of eight world cities. See the work of CIVITAS at http://www.citytie.com. Members/subscribers received a discount form for these products in the Fall 2001 Portolan. Due to heightened security, please allow adequate time to arrive at the entrance of the Library and pass through the security checkpoint in time to be seated for the start of the meeting. A photo identification card will be helpful in completing security screening. Normal parking availability may be affected; please consider that in your travel planning The Library is one block from METRO's Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines). For further information contact Ray Wolf; tel. 301.240.4148.



November 17, 2001 - London International Map Collectors' Society Visit to British Library Exhibition, Lie of the Land: The Secret Life of Maps.. IMCoS is arranging conducted visits to this exhibition. They will be held twice, in the morning and the afternoon. If you would like to join one of these visits, to reserve a place please contact the IMCoS Administrative/Financial Office, P.O. Box 412, Aylesbury HP18 OXE, phone and fax: +44(0)1296 651141. There is no charge, but numbers in any one group will be limited. Further details will be given regarding timing, etc. to those who apply. Please note that if you telephone (same number as the fax), it will be answered personally on Fridays between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm; at other times you may leave a message, clearly giving your name and telephone number for a reply the following Friday, or your address if applicable.



November 20, 2001 - Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Sarah Bendall (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Draft town maps for John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Meeting will be held in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College, at 5.30. All welcome. For further details please contact Alfred Hiatt, Trinity College, Cambridge.



November 23-24, 2001 - Breda, The Netherlands The 4th European Map Fair will be held in the medieval church "Grote Kerk" at Breda. This fair will again be organised by the "Foundation for Historical Cartography of the Netherlands". The fair will have map dealers from the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany and the UK. Friday 23 November 11.00-21.00 hrs and Saturday 24 November 11.00-17.00 hrs.
A special exhibition will be dedicated to the first widely published Italian publication "Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi" on the Netherlands by L. Guicciadini from 1567. For further information e-mail histocart@planet.nl.



November 24, 2001 - Stafford, United Kingdom Maps and Plans, a day school hosted by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service, 10.00am - 4.00pm, at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Pire Hill, Stone. Programme:
"Staffordshire County Maps" (Dr Dudley Fowkes, Formerly Staffordshire County Archivist)
"Gregory King, Robert Plot and the map of Staffordshire in the 1680's" (Dr Tony Phillips, Keele University)
"Mapping out the Results: An Introduction to the process of Parliamentary Enclosure" (Dr Paul Carter, Public Record Office)
"Using Maps for Archaeology" (Chris Welch, Principal Archaeologist, Staffordshire County Council)
"Using Maps for Garden History" (Dr Keith Goodway)

For additional information contact Mark Dorrington, Staffordshire Record Office,Tel:01785-278380.



November 27, 2001 - Budapest Department of Cartography of the Loránd Eötvös University and the Historical Commission of the Hungarian Society for Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing cordially invites you to participate in the special Seminar to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Hungarian map maker and publisher, Manó Kogutowicz. The event will be held at the Lágymányosi campus of the Eötvös University of Budapest. Program begins at 14.00 in Hall 'Harmónia' (floor -1!) (Address: 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a, ) Kogutowicz-exhibition opens at 16.00 on 7th floor! Admission is free! Information: Dr. Zsolt Török , Assoc. Prof., Department of Cartography, ELTE; Tel.: 372-2975.



November 27, 2001 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet at 7:00 pm in the American Geographical Society Collection, 3rd Floor, East Wing, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. William J. Nimke will present Wisconsin's Tall Ship S/V Denis Sullivan: Building a New Vessel of Learning. Social hour and refreshments to follow. Please call 414-229-6282 for more information.



November 28, 2001 - Greensboro, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet at the Etherington Conservation Center. Don Etherington, the owner, is famous for his conservation and restoration work on books, manuscripts, maps, etc. We will begin with a tour of the facility at 2 pm. Afterwards, Harry Campbell, Senior Conservator, will give demonstrations of map conservation processes, including washing, stain reduction, humidification and flattening, deacidification, encapsulation, and lining. As per our modus operandi, we will gather for dinner afterwards at a site to be determined. The Etherington Conservation Center is on the west side of Greensboro, in proximity to the airport. The address is 7609 Business Park Drive; it is just off Regional Road. From I-40, take Exit 210, NC Route 68 north. Take Airport Pkwy and then turn left at a traffic light onto Regional Road. Business Park Drive will be on the right. If you are interested in attending, details can be obtained from Jay Lester or at our web site.



December 3, 2001 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society meets at 7:00 PM in the Gates Room on the 5th floor of the Denver Public Library at 13th Street and Broadway. The program for the December meeting will be of special importance to map collectors and, for that matter, to anyone who owns a valuable or antique work on paper. Ms. Karen Jones, Collections Conservator for the Jefferson County Library, will discuss reasons for damage to and deterioration of works on paper, as well as methods of preparing and protecting paper treasures in order to preserve them for display or storage. With the broad range of valuable collections held by RMMS members, this program is particularly appropriate. Please note that Ms. Jones has also volunteered to examine a few example problems that members may wish to bring to the meeting in order to describe their possible solution.



December 5, 2001 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, Sarah Hartley, Phyllis Pearsall and the London A-Z.
Sarah Hartley tells the story of Phyllis Pearsall; born Phyllis Isobella Gross, her lifelong nickname was, inevitably, pig. The daughter of a flamboyant Hungarian Jewish father and an Irish-Italian mother, her bizarre childhood did not stop her from becoming one of Britain's most intriguing entrepreneurs and self-made millionaires. After a failed marriage, Phyllis supported herself as a portrait painter. It is through trying to find her patrons' houses that she became frustrated at the lack of a decent street map of London and decided to do something about it. During a single year she covered most of London's 23,000 streets, often leaving at dawn to walk for up to 18 hours. To publish the atlas, in 1936, she set up The Geographers' A-Z Map Company - which still publishes the London A-Z, as well as that of every other major British city. She died in 1996 at the age of 89. Sarah Hartley is the author of Mrs P's Journey: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Created the A-Z Map (Simon & Schuster). 5.00 (concessions, 3.50). Ordering tickets: Events often sell out quickly, so you are advised to email or telephone the Box Office to check availability before sending in your order. Please make cheques payable to 'The British Library'. We also accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. (We regret we are unable to accept payment by debit cards, e.g. Switch or Delta.) Concessions are available for 18 years and under, senior citizens, full-time students, unwaged (ES40), Friends of the British Library. All information is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. The British Library Box Office, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, Tel 020 7412 7332.



December 6, 2001 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Dr Daniel Birkholz (Department of English, Pomona College, Claremont, CA). A Crack in the Bedroom Map: Gender, Genre, and the Reception of Cartography in Early Fourteenth-Century England. - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell ( Map Library, British Library) and Dr Catherine Delano Smith ( Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi : the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are usually arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S; but please note that the Map Room and Library at the R.G.S. are temporarily closed. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



December 6, 2001 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, B level, Madison Building. Professor Doctor Alexei Postnikov, Doctor of Cartography and Deputy Director of the Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Moscow, will present a talk on the new edition of an historic Russian atlas of the 17th-18th century. His presentation is entitled, The Russian 17th Century Drawings of Siberia by Semen Ul'yanivich Remezov to the First Scientific Facsimile Edition of the Atlas. Doctor Postnikov is one of the editors of this work, and also the author of an introductory paper. He plans to show and discuss the most representative prints of this edition, which is being prepared by the Russian State Library and the Russian State Cartographic Service, or "Roskartografiya." Meetings are open to members and non-members alike, without charge. Due to heightened security, please allow adequate time to arrive at the entrance of the Library and pass through the security checkpoint in time to be seated for the start of the meeting. A photo identification card will be helpful in completing security screening. Normal parking availability may be affected; please consider that in your travel planning The Library is one block from METRO's Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines). For further information, contact Ray Wolf; tel. 301.240.4148.



December 10, 2001 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



December 13, 2001 - Chicago Chicago Map Society meeting at 5:30 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Bob Karrow and Jim Akerman will discuss The Map Selection Process for "Cartographic Treasures of the Newberry Library" exhibit.



December 13-15, 2001 - Florence The Making of European Cartography at National Central Library of Florence. Workshop organised by European University Institute (Florence) - Vasco da Gama Chair, in collaboration with Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (Firenze), Istituto Museo di Storia della Scienza (Firenze), and Istituto Geografico Militare (Firenze). Topics include Renaissance Cartography and Cosmography, European Cartography of Colonial Empires, Cartography and Statecraft since the Enlightenment. Participants will include David Buisseret, Mathew Edney, Sebastiano Gentile, Marica Milanesi, Francesc Relano, Francesc Nadal, Gilles Palsky, Rudolf Schmidt, and Vladimiro Valerio. The working languages of the workshop are English, French and Italian.

An exhibition of maps and scientific instruments from the collections of the National Library, the Museum of Science and the Army Geographic Institute will be held during the workshop. To receive information about registering for this workshop, please indicate your interest by e-mailing to cattaneo@iue.it or ferrand@iue.it. Alternatively, you may mail to Rita Peero, Vasco da Gama Chair Secretariat, European University Institute, via Boccaccio 121, 50133 Firenze, Italy. Registration fee 25 or US $20.