Cartography - Archive 2002 Calendar of Events


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January 10, 2002 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Nicholas Crane (Travel Author). Mercator: the Man Behind the Myth. - 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.



January 10, 2002 - Washington The Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center Resident Scholar Seminar Program, sponsored by the Office of Scholarly Programs, the Geography and Map Division, and the Hispanic Division presents LC International Studies Fellow Dr. Ricardo Padron, University of Virginia, who will discuss Charting a Spacious World: Cartography, the Americas, and Hispanic Modernity, 1500-1600, 12:15 p.m., Woodrow Wilson Room, LJ - 113, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 First Street, S.E.



January 12, 2002 - Los Angeles California Map Society will meet at the UCLA Hammer Museum. A variety of talks but the highlight will be a tour of a unique exhibit. The UCLA Hammer is hosting The World from Here: Treasures of the Great Libraries of Los Angeles. This exhibit combines special collections from the Getty, the Huntington, the Clark and many other libraries in Southern California. Included are a number of interesting maps and atlases. Our tour will naturally concentrate on these. For anyone who might be in the Westwood area of Los Angeles during the period October 17 through January 13, we suggest you see this exhibit. If you would like to join us on January 12th, contact President Glen McLaughlin at (408) 867-5366, or Bill Warren, Newsletter Editor at (626) 792-9152 for details.



January 13, 2002 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



January 17, 2002 - 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. Don Dahmann, geographer, will present Celebrating United States Census Statistical Atlases, 1870-1920. Magnificent contributions in so many ways and much celebrated when issued, these atlases remain significant landmarks in American geography and cartography. Their story is derived of other research that currently engages Dr. Dahmann, a biography of nineteenth-century geographer Henry Gannett (who worked on four of the atlases) and editing the Geography in America Timeline for the centennial of the Association of American Geographers in 2004. Electronic versions of the 1870, 1880, and 1890 statistical atlases and the 1970 national atlas are online at the American Memory site of the Library of Congress at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/census.html. See more about the U.S. Census Bureau's Mapping and Cartographic Resources at http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/. 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.



January 22, 2002 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, P. D. A. Harvey, Medieval Maps of the Holy Land.
The largest medieval world maps show Palestine in some detail: it lay at or near to the centre of them all. But it occupied no less central a position in contemporary thought and culture, and there are other regional maps of the area, dating from the 13th and 14th centuries like the large world maps. Some are simply based on world maps; others draw their information from contemporary travel accounts of the Holy Land. They all have much to tell us about medieval ideas of the land of the Bible and of the Crusades - and also about the development of medieval mapping. P.D.A. Harvey, who is currently researching on these maps, is Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at Durham University; his books on medieval and later maps include several published by 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.



January 29, 2002 - Cleveland The Cleveland Public Library Map Collection and the Northern Ohio Map Society will present a lecture at 6:30 p.m. by early map expert Wesley A. Brown, The Discovery of the New World through Old Maps. Mr. Brown will investigate man's concept of the shape of the earth from Homer to the 16th century and the impact that world image had on the discovery of the New World. The talk will be illustrated with slides of early maps collected by Mr. Brown over the last 30 years. Two of the maps under discussion are also owned by the Library and will be exhibited that evening in the John G. White Room of the Library. An investment banker by profession, Wes Brown is an active figure in the rare map world. In addition to early world maps, his collection focuses on the exploration and settlement of Colorado. A founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, he served as its president for 7 years. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Philip Lee Phillips Society and a mayoral appointed Commissioner for the Denver Public Library. The lecture in the Treasure Room of the Main Library is free and open to the public. For further information contact Cleveland Public Library Map Collection (216) 623-2880.



January 29, 2002 - Jerusalem In conjunction with the exhibition On the Map: Cartographic Images of the Holy Land, there will be lectures Reading the Map at 7 PM in the Israel Museum.
From Stone Mosaic to Computerized Mosaic Prof. Naftali Kadmon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Pilgrims in Body and in Spirit: 16th - to 18th Century Maps of Jerusalem Prof. Rehav Rubin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Transition from Imaginary to Surveyed Maps Dr. Haim Goren, Tel Hai Academic College
Map-Tech Dr. Dov Gavish, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem



January 31, 2002 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Anthony Payne (Bernard Quaritch Ltd). Cartographic Interrogations: The Concept of Accuracy in Early Modern Cartography. - 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. This meeting is sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



February 1-3, 2002 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps. Visitors are invited to bring in maps of their own for expert opinions and attend educational programs. While many of the attendees are serious map collectors, this event is building awareness of antique maps and encouraging new collectors.
Friday, February 1, 2002
Cocktails, "Dutch Treat Dinner," The Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Hotel

Saturday, February 2, 2002
Lecture by Roger S. Baskes, Renowned Collector of Atlases, Identifying and Collecting Maps from American Atlases 1795-1865
Dealer Marketplace: Featuring Premier Map Dealers From Around The World
Expert Opinion: Bring In A Map Of Your Own & Our Experts Will Tell You About It
Box Lunch
Door Prize: Vintage Globe -- Compliments of George Glazer Gallery
Keynote Address by David M. Rumsey, Collector and Internet Expert, Historic Maps & the Internet
Cocktail Buffet

Sunday, February 3, 2002
Dealer Marketplace
Expert Opinion: Bring In A Map Of Your Own & Our Experts Will Tell You About It
Panel Discussion: The Map Trade in Cyberspace, David M. Rumsey, Pierre Joppen, Barry Lawrence Ruderman
Box Lunch
Door Prize: Vintage Globe - Compliments of George Glazer Gallery

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 5, 2002 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, Barry Cunliffe, Along the Edge of the World: The Atlantic before Columbus.
The foundation of the trading port of Gadir (modern Cadiz) by the Phoenicians some time around 800 BC introduced the literate peoples of the Mediterranean to the frightening and barbarous world of the Atlantic. Gadir became the starting point for journeys of exploration both to the north and the south. As news of the ocean shores spread Greek sailors took up the challenge and one of them, Pytheas of Massalia, even circumnavigated Britain in about 320 BC. Along the Atlantic Façade they found technically able communities with traditions of sailing, navigation and time-keeping going back for more than three millennia. Pytheas, in all probability, used local ships to transport him - there are hints that they may have reached Iceland. Barry Cunliffe is Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford. His books include The Ancient Celts, Facing the Ocean and The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek (Penguin). He has excavated widely in Britain and in France and Spain. 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.



February 7, 2002 - 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. David Rumsey will speak to the Society on Historical Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Online Libraries. 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.



February 9, 2002 - 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, Statistical Maps: the Science of Social Images, is Co-Sponsored by Center for Modern and Contemporary Studies, UCLA. Programs begin at 10:00 a.m in Royce Hall 314. Coffee at 9:30, and as in past years, lunch will be provided for all registered participants.
Gilles Palsky, Department of Geography, Universite de Paris XII--Val de Marne, "Territories of Light and Darkness: Shaded Maps and the Statistical Approach to the Human Sciences"
Morgane Labb, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, "Cartographic Representation and National Unification in Nineteenth-Century Germany"
Stephen Turner, Department of Philosophy and Center for Social and Political Thought, University of South Florida, "Maps as Collective Mirrors in the Social Survey Movement"

Registration and additional information from Ted Porter.



February 15, 2002 - London International Map Collectors' Society Informal Evening 6.00 PM - 8.30 PM at The Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court. This meeting is linked with one of the IMCoS visits to the exhibition at the British Library, so that those coming from outside London may like to attend both functions in the same weekend. Please inform Caroline Batchelor (tel: 01372 843 425) if you plan to come.



February 16, 2002 - 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.



February 19, 2002 - Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Emma Widdis (Trinity College, Cambridge) Appropriating the Rodina: Film and The Creation of Soviet Imaginary Geography, 1917-1935. 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.



February 19, 2002 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, Ken Garland, Harry Beck's Underground Map.
The Underground Diagram that first appeared in 1933 endeared itself instantly to the public. Within a year or so it was difficult to imagine what life had been like without it. Its creator's name - H.C. Beck - was to be seen by the keen-eyed in the bottom left-hand corner of the poster version of the Diagram from 1933 to 1959. But no photograph of him was published during those years, nor did Harry Beck seek publicity. The financial rewards for his work on the updating of the Diagram in all its forms were very small: it was indeed a labour of love. When he was callously deprived of its stewardship in 1960, Ken Garland, who had first befriended Beck in the mid 1950s, was in touch with him during the bitter disputes with London Transport. Beck entrusted to him all the documents relating to the Diagram, and Garland was invited by Herbert Spencer, editor of The Penrose Annual, to contribute an article on the design and development of the Diagram for the 1969 issue. The article became a book, Mr Beck's Underground Map (Capital Transport Publishing). Ken Garland is a practising graphic designer. He is currently Visiting Professor in Information Design at the Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, and Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton. 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.



February 20, 2002- 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. John Paul Kurth, History Department at UWM Graduate School, will discuss Preservation and Pabst: Using Maps to Mark Milestones. Social hour and refreshments to follow. Please call 414-229-6282 for more information.



February 21, 2002 - Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography commence at 5pm in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road. "A wittie devise": the Sheldon Tapestry maps, Hilary Turner (Freelance Researcher). 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.



February 21, 2002 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. archaeologist and historian Patrick O'Neill will present Utilizing Cartographic Resources to Locate the 1790s Overseer's House and Slave Quarters of George Washington's Union Farm. Mr. O'Neill, holds a BS in Anthropology and an MA in History. Cultural investigations were performed as recently as spring of 2001 to determine the potential archaeological and historical significance of features associated with Union Farm on sites in Grist Mill Park, Virginia. Using cartographic illustrations from his map-based report, O'Neill will explain how digital overlays of period maps were prepared to determine the accuracy of George Washington's personally-drafted map of his Five Farms in 1793, including Union Farm. The results of his investigations at Union Farm will intrigue Washington scholars as well as avid historians and map enthusiasts. 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. 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.



February 23, 2002 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors Circle meets at 09.30 (registration as of 09.00), Collège Saint Michel, 24 Bd. St. Michel, B-1040 Brussels, 4th Study Session Cartography with a purpose - Maps for strategies in times of war and peace.
PROGRAMME
09.00 Registration
09.30 - 10.00 Marcel van den Broecke, Historical maps in the first modern atlas by Abraham Ortelius - their justification and purpose, exemplified by their texts
10.00 - 10.30 Jan De Graeve, Triangulation Maps, the record of the Surveyor's work
10.30 - 11.00 coffee break
11.00 - 11.30 Uwe Schnall, The presentation of depth soundings on old sea charts and their evolution
11.30 - 12.00 Hans Kok, 4 D instead of 2 + , post-WW II civil aviation maps
12.00 Apéritif
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.15 - 14.45 Marcel Watelet, Thematic maps of urban development in Belgium 1800 - 1835
14.45 - 15.15 Frans and Joost Depuydt, Dutch Military Intelligence maps of the Southern Netherlands in the first half of the 19th century
15.15 - 15.30 coffee break
15.30 - 16.00 Francis Herbert, Secret German military maps of the UK from WW II
16.00 - 16.30 Kit Batten, Bending the mind, bending the truth - a look at some propaganda maps of the Third Reich

Further information and registration forms from Membership Secretary Pierre Mattelaer, 29 Burgemeester Nolfstraat, B-8500 Kortrijk, Tel++32-(0)56/21.20.86, Fax ++32-(0)56/21.34.19; or from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, P. O. Box 1359, B - 1000, Brussels 1, Tel/Fax ++32- (0)2-772. 69. 09.



February 23, 2002 - Williamsburg, Virginia The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet in Williamsburg. John Hyman will be our host. We will meet 10 AM at the Department of Collections and Conservation for a tour of the Colonial Williamsburg state of the art conservation laboratories, followed by a visit to the storage area for prints/maps led by one of the curators. Next there will be a tour of the new map exhibit: At the edge of the World: Mapping Scotland. There will be free time to browse through the exhibits at the Wallace Museum, and then a hosted supper/buffet. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Jay Lester by 11 February. Those planning to attend will receive additional details for the program and dinner plans via email.



February 28, 2002 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Professor Rolf Loeber (Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA). Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Irish Maps: Evidence for Gaelic Settlements. - 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.



March 1-3, 2002 - Washington Seventy-five exhibitors from the United States, Canada and Europe will offer rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine memorabilia at the 27th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. Dealers will be appraising books, maps and other items on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Exhibition hours will be Friday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.



March 5, 2002 - Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths College, London) Not There Of - Counter Cartographies of Ambivalence. 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.



March 5, 2002 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, Jan-Peter Muller, Being There Without Going There: is the Future Photoreal Immersion?
We are all familiar with the iconography of maps and their recent 'interactive' manifestation on the Internet. We are also becoming used to visualisations of the planet down to the level of individual buildings from satellite data and to in-car navigation systems and handheld GPS receivers to show us where we are. Just around the corner is L-commerce or Mobile Location Based Services, which fuses the web and high-speed telecommunications with space technology, Geographical Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and GPS. In Neal Stephenson's Snowcrash the future is portrayed from a computer games perspective where Virtual Reality becomes our escape pod. The view advanced here is of a world where the computer becomes a portal through which we can view anywhere on the planet in photoreality indistinguishable from what we might see if we go there. Jan-Peter Muller, Professor of Image Understanding and Remote Sensing in the Department of Geomatic Engineering at University College London, was the Executive Producer of the award-winning Erd-Sicht Global Change interactive video-disk and 3D Atlas (Creative Wonders/Electronic Arts), and the LANDMAP project to create a 10m database of the British Isles using spaceborne data. 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.



March 7, 2002 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Dr. Cyrus Ala'i will present Traditional Cartography of Classical Islamic Societies (9th-14th Centuries). Dr. Ala'i will discuss several manuscript maps and highlights of traditional cartography that took place in classical Islamic societies from the 9th to the 14th centuries. This will include a comparison of the first Islamic world map with that of Ptolemy. He will make frequent reference to The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 1, "Cartography on Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies." 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 watch this site or contact Ray Wolf; tel. 301.240.4148.



March 10, 2002 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



March 13, 2002 - Denver You may have noticed a recent "Denver Post" article headed "'Lost' towns found on map..." The write-up described an amazingly detailed, recently "re-discovered", 1894 artistic rendering of Colorado's topographic features and settlements from an oblique perspective. Among other surprises, analysts at the USGS in Lakewood identified more than 1,000 communities noted on the map, of which at least 700 no longer exist. I'm very pleased that our next Rocky Mountain Map Society program will present a discussion of the origin of this unique map and its history, as well as the details of the USGS analysis. Our speakers will be cartographer Kirk Volket and marketing specialist Gene Jackson, both with the USGS, who have analyzed the map, digitally restored it, and created a 53 x 42-inch reproduction (copies of which are now available to the public). In addition, Wes Brown will provide a background of the map's recent retrieval from the files of the Library of Congress and its return to Colorado. The meeting will take place, beginning at 7:00 PM, in the Gates Room on the 5th floor of the Denver Public Library at 13th and Broadway. Also at this meeting will be conducted the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Society, at which members will elect officers and conduct other business. In addition, for those of you who will be able to help with the 2002 Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair in September, a special one-hour map fair planning session will precede the regular meeting, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Gates Room. We anticipate that this year's map fair will even surpass the widely acclaimed fair we sponsored last October and, once again, RMMS volunteers are encouraged to join in the planning and conduct of this important event. Additional information from J. Paul Mathias, President Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson Street, Denver CO 80220; phone 303-333-0568.



March 19-23, 2002 - Los Angeles The Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting will be held at: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Exploratory Essay Initiative [re Vol. 6 of the History of Cartography project] will be presenting findings during symposium 17-18 March 2002, as part of the pre-conference program.



March 20, 2002 - London The British Library "Lie of the Land Events," 18.15-19.30, Alan Gurney, Antarctica: the Shrinking Continent.
The 'Shrinking Continent' is the story of sailing voyages into the world's most inhospitable seas in search of a mythical southern continent, terra australis incognita, where, according to the best authorities, lived millions of people. This centuries-old idea was torn to shreds by Captain James Cook in the 1770s and finally blown to the four winds by Captain James Clark Ross in the 1840s. Both of these were Royal Navy expeditions. But sandwiched between them came naval expeditions from Russia, France and the USA. Sealing voyages from Britain and North America also added their distinctive style to the exploding of the myth, and the shrinking of an Antarctic coastline that some cartographers thought stretched as far north as the Tropic of Capricorn. Alan Gurney is a yacht designer, lecturer and author with a particular interest in polar history. The combination of sailing and polar experience has resulted in two books: Below the Convergence and The Race to the White Continent (Norton). 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.



March 21, 2002 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Dr Maria Ann Conelli (Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York). The Guglie of Naples: Maps, Urban Markers and the Politics of Religion in 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 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.



March 26, 2002 - 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. Eric Fowler, Johnson Controls, will present GIS Use in Everyday Life. Social hour and refreshments to follow. Please call 414-229-6282 for more information.



April 5, 2002 - Porto, Portugal There will be a public presentation of the "quasi-original" facsimile edition of the beautiful Universal Atlas by Diogo Homem, of c.1564, kept in the National Library of Russia in S. Petersburg. It is now being published with the prestigious signet of Manuel Moleiro Editor, in Barcelona, the best international publishing house specialized in facsimile editions of the great works of the past. This public presentation will be at 20:00, at the main building of the Public Library in Oporto (Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto, Rua D. João IV, next to the S. Lázaro Gardens). On this occasion, a lecture will be given in Portuguese on A Publicação do Atlas Universal de Diogo Homem [The Publication of the Universal Atlas by Diogo Homem] by the historian Alfredo Pinheiro Marques, member of the teaching staff of the University of Coimbra, head of the Centro de Estudos do Mar Luís de Albuquerque (CEMAR) at Figueira da Foz, and author of a scientific study written especially for this edition now being published.



April 5-6, 2002 - Tyler, Texas The spring meeting of the Texas Map Society will be held in beautiful Tyler where The University of Texas at Tyler Library will be our host. We will also travel to nearby Mineola and visit the home of members Shirley and Marvin Applewhite for dinner and a peek at their map collection. Further details from Katherine (Kit) R. Goodwin, Special Collections Division, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019-0497; 817-272-5329 (Voice); 817-272-3360 (Fax).



April 6, 2002 - 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, Mapping the Brain, is Co-Sponsored by Brain Research Institute; Neuropsychiatric Institute, Neuroscience History Archive, and Medical History and Humanities. Programs begin at 10:00 a.m in Neuropsychiatric Institute Auditorium. Coffee at 9:30, and as in past years, lunch will be provided for all registered participants.
Diana Barkan, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech, "The Seat of the Passions: A Brief Historical Map"
German Berrios, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University, "From 19th-Century Psychopathology to 21st-Century Imaging"
Anne Beaulieu, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, "The Creation of a Conceptual and Technical Space for Brain Mapping, 1980-1992"
William Bechtel, Department of Philosophy, Washington University, "Gall's Legacy Revisited"
Roundtable Discussion With John Mazziotta, Director of Brain Mapping Center, UCLA

Additional information and reservations from Joel Braslow.



April 11, 2002 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Dr. David Jaffee, Associate Professor of History, City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, will present James Wilson and the Early American Globe Makers. He will discuss the production of globes in rural workshops as part of the broader "village enlightenment" where country craftsmen made plain portraits, wooden movement clocks, and Windsor chairs for their neighbors. These artisan-entrepreneurs made more goods available by using different techniques, tapping available sources of power, and experimenting with redesigned objects. 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. 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.



April 13, 2002 - Norfolk, United Kingdom International Map Collectors' Society is pleased to announce that the visit to Holkham Hall which was due to take place in April 2001 and was cancelled because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak, has been rescheduled. This will be a unique opportunity to view the Earl of Leicester's stately home together with the John Innys collection of atlases, maps and prints which form part of the present Earl's amazing library of 10,000 volumes. Join us for the weekend in Norfolk. There are many other things to see in this area. Contact for additional information Valerie Scott, PO Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA Those who were disappointed in 2001 will be given preference, should there be a larger number of applicants than can be accepted by the Hall.



April 14, 2002 - London The Bonnington Map Fair, Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM.



April 18, 2002 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Professor John Rennie Short (Department of Geography, Syracuse University, NY). Cartographic Encounters in the American West, 1800-1861.- 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.



April 20, 2002 - New York Mapping the Scene: Antique Maps and the 21st Century, a symposium at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets). This symposium explores both the practical aspects of developing a map collection and the intellectual pursuit and study of historical documents. Moderated by John Noble Wilford, senior science writer at The New York Times and author of The Mapmakers (Knopf, 2000), the panel will include Robert Augustyn, partner, Martayan Lan, Inc. Fine Antique Maps and Rare Books, New York; Alice C. Hudson, Chief, Map Division, The New York Public Library; and Dr. Seymour Schwartz, map collector and author of The Mapping of America (Abrams, 1980), which has recently been released in a new edition.



April 20, 2002 - Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia The William P. Cumming Map Society will be hosted by Luke and Patricia Vavra of Petersburg, VA, and Marianne McKee of Richmond, VA. The tentative plan is to meet at the Vavra's house in Petersburg at about 11 AM for lunch. Then proceed to the Library of Virginia in downtown Richmond to arrive about 1:30 PM. Marianne McKee will give a presentation titled From Contracts to Copperplates, built around the Boye-Buchholtz maps of Virginia. She will discuss Virginia's mapping program of the early 1800s and show us many early "gems" plus the copperplates used to print the 9-sheet Buchholtz map of 1859. She will then give us a tour of the map room where the members will be given the opportunity to research maps of special interest to them. If you are interested in attending please contact Jay Lester or Luke Vavra.



April 24, 2002 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin The American Geographical Society Collection will hold its annual Maps and America lecture, sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer of Chicago. There will be a welcome reception, courtesy of the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, at 5:00 pm. The lecture is at 6:00 pm. The speaker for the event will be Ralph Ehrenberg, the former Chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, who will present a talk entitled American Aeronautical Charting, with Special Reference to Charles Lindbergh. An exhibit of aeronautical charts, including Lindbergh's own, will be mounted in conjunction with the lecture. Please come and help us celebrate the Lindbergh centennial and the seventy-fifth anniversary of his famous flight! For further information contact the AGS Collection at 1-800-558-8993 or (414) 229-6282.



April 25, 2002 - Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom The National Library of Wales will host a full day seminar on Responding to theft. The seminar is sponsored by BRICMICS (British and Irish Committee for Map Information and Cataloguing Systems) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Tony Campbell, the former Head of the Map Room, British Library will present the key note speech and preside.

The seminar has been prompted by the spate of map thefts that came to light last year. All heritage items are at risk and this seminar is seen as a forum where all stake holders have an opportunity to contribute to the discussion and formulation of "Best practice". It is of interest to curators, archivists, librarians as well as dealers and private collectors. The police authorities have to be involved when a crime has been committed. The initial response is to review security arrangements, restrict public access to the collections. Other topics are improved documentation, dissemination of information and how top handle the media as well as trying to retrieve the stolen property. If you wish to attend, please register with Robert Davies, Department of Collection Services, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth SY 23 3BU, Wales, United Kingdom; tel.+44 (0)1970 632809, fax.+44 (0)1970 632882.



April 27, 2002 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors Circle meets at 17.30, Collège Saint Michel, 24 Bd. St. Michel, B-1040 Brussels. Map Evening - map historians, collectors and antiquarians get together to chat about a piece from their collection in a relaxed atmosphere ; wine and sandwiches served, an ideal occasion to get to know the Circle. (Note that this event coincides with the 18th Intl. Antiquarian Bookfair at La Madeleine, Brussels) Further information and registration forms from Membership Secretary Pierre Mattelaer, 29 Burgemeester Nolfstraat, B-8500 Kortrijk, Tel++32-(0)56/21.20.86, Fax ++32-(0)56/21.34.19; or from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, P. O. Box 1359, B - 1000, Brussels 1, Tel/Fax ++32- (0)2-772. 69. 09.



April 27-28, 2002 - Williamsburg and Newport News, Virginia The Washington Map Society on Saturday will have a field trip to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg where we will have a chance to view the exhibit At the Edge of the World: Mapping Scotland. Saturday evening there will be a reception and a viewing of a private map collection. Sunday morning we will have a chance to view a second private map collection near Newport News, and in the afternoon we will visit the Mariner's Museum.



April 28, 2002 - Glen Ellyn, Illinois Raymond M. Brod, Ph.D. (cartographer with the Geography Program in the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago) will present Using Maps as Weapons in the Struggle for Pre- and Post-Revolutionary War Trans-Appalachia (1733-ca. 1800). This is one of many papers to be presented at a conference called "Symposium on Revolutionary America, 1765-1789", to be held 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM at College of DuPage, Student Resource Center. Using historical maps, theoretical literature associated with the new field of social cartography, and current publications in the history of cartography, this paper will show how maps were used as weapons both against other European powers, and also to subdue the Native American populations before and after the Revolution.



May 2, 2002 - Paris Francesco Prontera (Professeur à l'Université de Pérouse) will present a series of lectures this month about the topic Geography and history in the classical world. Today's lecture, from 1100 to 1300 during the seminar of Patrick Gautier Dalché in the History Room, at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Ecoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris, will be Ghès periodoi et periploi, VIe-IVe s. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cartes et Plans.



May 5, 2002 - Kalamazoo, Michigan Those of you finding yourselves in Kalamazoo are most welcome to attend the following session of the 37th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies, which runs from 10.00-11.30 a.m.:
Session 457: Fetzer Hall 1005, Critical Cartography, Organizer: Dan Terkla, Illinois Wesleyan University, Presider: Dan Terkla.
How the Hereford Map Was Made, Scott D. Westrem, Graduate Center/Lehman College, CUNY
Organizing Space: Tradition, Innovation, and Invention in Medieval World Maps, Ingrid Baumgärtner, Univ. Kassel
J. B. Harley, Geographical Theory, and Medieval Cartography, Sylvia Tomasch, Hunter College, CUNY



May 7, 2002 - Cambridge Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Nicholas Dew (King's College, Cambridge) The cartographic projects of the early Paris Académie des sciences (1666-c.1700). 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.



May 12, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM.



May 16, 2002 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography field trip for 2002 will be a visit to the Oxford Conservation Consortium's new facilities at The Studio, Grove Cottage, St Cross Road, Oxford, hosted by Nancy Bell. Nancy will be concentrating on the Consortium's map conservation work. Numbers are limited to 20 and the visit will commence at 5pm. If you wish to attend, please confirm your booking with Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, Lovell Johns, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.



May 16, 2002 - Paris Francesco Prontera (Professeur à l'Université de Pérouse) will present a series of lectures this month about the topic Geography and history in the classical world. Today's lecture, from 1100 to 1300 during the seminar of Patrick Gautier Dalché in the History Room, at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Ecoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris, will be L'uvre d'Ératosthène : fondements empiriques et scientifiques. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cartes et Plans.



May 16, 2002 - Washington The Washington Map Society, at 6:30 PM, will hold its 23rd Annual Dinner and Business Meeting at The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington. President Tom Sander will discuss The Cartographic Traveler. For further information contact Ray Wolf; tel. 301.240.4148.



May 18, 2002 - Berkeley, California Members of the California Historical Society meet 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Faculty Club, University of California at Berkeley to hear:
David Rumsey Historic Maps of the Golden State
Glen McLaughlin California as an Island
Walter Brem The Diseños of California's Early Ranches
Warren Heckrotte Maps from the Gold Rush Period
Additional information from Chelsea Pickslay, tel: 415-357-1848 x22, fax: 415-357-1850.



May 21, 2002 - Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Jennifer Wallace (Peterhouse, Cambridge) Mapping Troy. 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.



May 23, 2002 - London Maps and Society Eleventh Series Programme - Neil Safier (Department of History, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA). Of Instruments and Indians: Tales from the Amazon's Cartographical Conquest in the Eighteenth 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 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.



May 25-29, 2002 - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada The Canadian Cartographic Association annual meeting Mapping and the Masses hosted this year by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies of Wilfrid Laurier University.



May 29, 2002 - Paris Francesco Prontera (Professeur à l'Université de Pérouse) will present a series of lectures this month about the topic Geography and history in the classical world. Today's lecture, from 0900 to 1100 during the seminar of Jean-Louis Ferrary in the Egyptology Room, at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Ecoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris, will be Topographie, chorographie et carte du monde chez Polybe. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cartes et Plans.



May 30, 2002 - Paris Francesco Prontera (Professeur à l'Université de Pérouse) will present a series of lectures this month about the topic Geography and history in the classical world. Today's lecture, from 1100 to 1300 during the seminar of Patrick Gautier Dalché in the History Room, at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Ecoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris, will be Strabon et la géographie romaine. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cartes et Plans.



June 4, 2002 - Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Daniel Birkholz (Pomona College) Harley Lyrics and Hereford Maps. 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.



June 6, 2002 - Oxford Oxford The Oxford Seminar in Cartography commence at 5pm in the School of Geography, Mansfield Road. "More attractive and more useful"? English commercial chart publishing and the coming of the Admiralty chart, Susanna Fisher (Independent Researcher). 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.



June 6-7, 2002 - Paris François of Dainville (1909-1971), a geographer, pioneer of the history of cartography and education will be the subject of an international conference to be held at Carré des Sciences, ancienne école polytechnique, 1 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris. The conference is supported by CNRS, l'école des Chartes, l'EPHE, and la société d'histoire religieuse. For additional information contact Catherine Bousquet-Bressolier, UMR 8586 Prodig, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris.



June 7-8, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row, 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM.



June 7-9, 2002 - London An exciting weekend is being arranged by International Map Collectors' Society Chairman Jenny Harvey. The symposium will be held at the Public Record Office, Kew. The title of the symposium is Old World to New World, and there will be talks on: Early English maps; Glimpses of a lost landscape; Sea voyages and exploration; Brave new world? Shaping a new landscape (provisional titles). These will be followed in the afternoon by visits to the PRO museum (Domesday Book and exhibition to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee), a tour behind the scenes at the PRO, and to view map displays relating to the morning's talks. The PRO has huge collections of maps, many of them not well known, and some of their treasures will be on display specially for IMCoS. This will be on Saturday 8 June, and coaches will take participants from Kew to Olympia, where there will be a reception at the new venue of the Map Fair. The Fair itself will take place on Sunday 9 June. In a change to the usual pattern the Annual Dinner will be the first occasion of the weekend, and will be held on Friday evening, at the Royal Overseas League, St James. Contact for additional information Valerie Scott, PO Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA.



June 8, 2002 - Oakland, California The next meeting of the California Map Society will be held at the Oakland Public Library. The Library is located at 125 14th Street, between Oak and Madison. Registration will begin at 9:30 A.M. with the first talk at 10:00 A.M. David Rumsey will demonstrate his unique website, magically changing maps to three-dimensional views and other wonders. Then Douglas Smith and Kathleen Leeks DiGiovanni will lead us on a tour of the Oakland Public Library's map collection. We'll walk to lunch at the café in the Oakland Museum of California. Returning to the Library, and after a short business meeting we'll hear from Peter Oppenheim on how California got it's eastern border. Then Priscilla Hexter will enlighten us on Bernard Romans, a Revolutionary War era mapmaker. Robert C. Berlo will discuss deriving data on smaller California places from Census 2000 records. Finally, interested members will share short descriptions of their favorite maps. The meeting will adjourn at 4:30 P.M. For details and registration contact Julie Sweetkind at Stanford University, 650-725-1103.



June 11, 2002 - Cambridge Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar - Scott D. Westrem (Graduate Center and Lehman College, City University of New York) Medieval Mapcraft. 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.



June 15-17, 2002 - Atlanta The Map and Geography Round Table will have several programs at the American Library Association annual conference. Talks scheduled are Mapping the Civil War, Mapping the Changing Face of the South, and Mapping the Future of Historical Scholarship about Europe. Additional information from Mary McInroy, MAGERT Membership Committee Chair, Government Publications Department and Map Collection, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA 52242-1420, (319)335-6247 or (319)335-5926, fax: (319)335-5900.



June 15, 2002 - Fife, Scotland The National Library of Scotland organised a field excursion by coach to explore parts of Fife with particular relevance to Timothy Pont, and his life and work in the late 16th century. Starting in Culross, a short distance from Pont's family home at Shiresmill, the morning will be spent exploring the 16th century burgh. Then we go on to St Andrews for the afternoon, armed with John Geddy's manuscript plan of St Andrews, c.1580. The plan shows the town at about the time when Pont was an undergraduate in St Andrews, and we shall trace the surviving features. The day will conclude with a short visit to view the exterior of Scotstarvit Tower, the home of Sir John Scot, who was the "middleman" in sending Pont's manuscripts to Amsterdam for engraving by Blaeu, and contributed so much to the texts. Coach pick up points are Edinburgh and Inverkeithing. Cost 20.00 GBP (+ 4.00 GBP entry to Culross Palace). Booking forms (to be returned by 1 June) from Diana Webster, Head of Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, UK, Tel 0131-226 4531 x 3411, Fax 0131-466 3812.



June 21, 2002 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be at the home of Don McGuirk, President, 1011 South Valentia St, #32, Denver 80231. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Light snacks and liquid refreshments will be served. The meeting will include a tour of his collection of mer de l'ouest maps (c.1720-1830 maps of the World, Americas, North America, etc.) as well as updates on the progress of our web site page and plans for the second annual Rocky Mountain Map Fair. This meeting is a great opportunity to visit with other members of the RMMS in a casual, social setting. All members are cordially invited to attend our "annual visit to a members home/collection" event.



July 14-17, 2002 - Cairns, Queensland, Australia The 30th annual conference of the Australian Map Circle will be held at James Cook University. Further information can be found on our web site, or from John Cain, Secretary - Australian Map Circle, c/o Geography Department, University of Melbourne, 3010, Australia, phone: +61-3-8344 8416, fax: +61-3-9347 0974.



July 14, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair (11.00 AM - 6.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



August 7-9, 2002 - Bangkok Map Asia 2002 - Asian Conference on GIS, GPS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing at Hotel Shangri-La. For additional information contact Subhankar Mitra.



August 11, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair (11.00 AM - 6.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



August 29, 2002 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina Thursday afternoon on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, the William P. Cumming Map Society will be hosted by Tom Elliott (Director, Ancient World Mapping Center) and Dr. Richard Talbert (Editor, Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World) for a program titled: Mapping the Greek and Roman World for the 21st Century. Our hosts' plans for the program are as follows:
We would begin with an illustrated discussion of the Classical Atlas Project, which oversaw the design, compilation, and publication of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, published by Princeton University Press in September 2000. This portion of the talk would include consideration of particular aspects of the atlas, along with tips for its effective use. We would continue by describing the creation, current activities and future plans of UNC's Ancient World Mapping Center, a permanent research entity created to pick up where the Classical Atlas Project left off. In particularly, we would focus on efforts to digitize the materials compiled by the Atlas Project as part of our ongoing mission to develop and maintain a centralized, up-to-date storehouse of geographic and cartographic information about the ancient world.
Additional information from James W Lester Jr, 6810 Creek Wood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, ph. 919-932-4694.



September 2-5, 2002 - Liverpool, United Kingdom The Society of Cartographers 38th Summer School will be held at the Liverpool John Moores University. Program Outline:
Session I - History and Cartography
Session II - Transport/Navigation Mapping
Session III - Participatory Mapping
Session IV - Virtual Cartography
Session V - Hazard mapping
Session VI - Mapping the Environment/Health
Session VII - Modern Methods
Session VIII - Reflections
Annual Dinner: Merseyside Maritime Museum
Additional information from Phil Cubbin, School of Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Henry Cotton Campus, 15-21 Webster St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 2ET, Phone: 0151 231 4045 or 4043, Fax: 0151 231 4359.



September 3-7, 2002 - Helsinki The 13th Conference of the European Mapcurators Group will be held at Helsinki University Library. Conference languages will be English, German and French. Additional information from Pirkko Korttinen. Helsinki University Library, National Bibliography, SF00014, PL26, Helsinki, Finland, Tel. +358919144336, Fax. +358919144341.



September 8, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair (11.00 AM - 6.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



September 12, 2002 - Cleveland The Cleveland Public Library and the Northern Ohio Map Society will present a Maps & Mapmakers of the Civil War program in the Louis Stokes auditorium 6:30pm. Author/experts Earl MeElfresh and Bill Miller will be on hand to discuss the pros and cons of cartographying for the North and South during the Civil War. Mr. McElfresh is the author of Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War and Mapping and Marching with William Tecumseh Sherman.. A cartographer by trade, he has lectured extensively throughout the country and most recently at the ALA (American Libraries Association) annual meeting in Atlanta this past year. Mr. Miller has authored several books including Mapping for Stonewall: the Civil War Service of Jed Hotchkiss, The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: Yorktown to Seven Days and An Illustrated history of the Civil War. Mr. Miller has also lectured throughout the country and published many articles on the Civil War. He currently runs Black Tree History Group, a consulting firm, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The program will be held in the Louis Stokes Auditorium located in the Louis Stokes Wing of Cleveland Public Library, East 6th and Superior. So join us, as Mr. McElfresh and Mr. Miller discuss the advantages and disadvantages of mapping for the North and The South during the Civil War. This program is free of charge and open to the public so bring a friend. Call 216-823-2880 for more information.



September 12-15, 2002 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom The British Cartographic Society 39th Annual Symposium will be held in association with the University of Portsmouth. Program Outline:
Session I Mapping Hampshire lands and seas.
Session II Contemporary UK aerial photography.
Session III Introducing cartography into the school curriculum.
Session IV UK contributions to the International Cartographic Association.
Session V Coastal zone mapping.
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony: on board the historic HMS Warrior.
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 Friday 13th September from 9.15 -12.45. Getting it right: a route map around reference work in map libraries. The map librarian's role is constantly changing. Providing a map reference service is highly skilled. Given the complexity of the materials available, which range from paper maps to digital mapping, users invariably need guidance in identifying exactly what their requirements are. Many will also need help in evaluating and interpreting the material offered. It is often quite difficult to find out precisely what a reader requires. The way the map librarian sets about establishing their users' requirements in the "reference interview" is very important. The speakers at this year's Workshop will offer their ideas.There will be ample time for discussion and it is hoped that at the end of the session we will all have a much wider view of what the users of the maps in our collections want. For additional information contact Ken Atherton, BCS Administration, 12 Elworthy Drive, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9AT, Telephone: 01823 665775, Fax: 01823 665775.



September 14, 2002 - Highland, Indiana The Road Map Collectors Association was organized just a few years ago to promote the hobby and provide members with a network of trading partners. The organization now boasts over 500 members, and holds its Map Expo and Annual Meeting in Highland to give collectors a chance to visit with each other and learn more about the hobby. Frank Brown will be guest speaker. He is the only person known to have held management positions at all of the "big three" -- General Drafting, H.M. Gousha and Rand McNally -- since joining the map business right out college in the 60s. He'll offer personal insights to the golden days of map publishing and talk about the relationship with oil companies and the end of the free road map. Mr. Brown, who lives in the Chicago area, is currently with Universal Maps.



September 18-21, 2002 - Nuremberg 11. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will take place in the Museum für Kommunikation Nürnberg. Organizer: Arbeitsgruppe D-A-CH. For additional information contact: Seminar für Historische Geographie der Universität Bonn, Konviktstr. 11, D-53113 Bonn, Tel: +49 / (0) 228 / 73 50 61, Fax: +49/(0)228 / 73 76 50 or: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Scharfe, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachrichtung Kartographie, Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus D, 12249 Berlin, Tel: +49 / (0) 30 / 838 70 330, Fax: + 49 / (0) 30 / 838 70 760.



September 19, 2002 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Dr. Dan Trachtenberg will present Map Powder Horns. Map powder horns, utilized in America from approximately 1755-1783, are an accouterment or accessory to the flintlock rifle. The best map horns are from the French and Indian War period. He will discuss their origins and importance as an historical artifact and compare powder horns with maps with other carved powder horns of the period. WMS Member Dan Trachtenberg is a radiologist and avid collector in York, PA. He has compiled previous lectures in American Decorative Arts on antique American clocks and federal furniture. He is a long time member of the Kentucky Rifle Association, which supports research and programs on the Kentucky rifle and powder horn. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



September 20, 2002 - Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society Dinner at the Pinnacle Restaurant. Dinner open to RMMS members, spouses, Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair guests and Map Dealers. Further information from Don McGuirk.



September 21, 2002 - Denver The Second Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Fair will be at the main Denver Public Library in downtown Denver at 14th and Broadway. We expect more than 20 map dealers. Interested dealers should contact Myron West at 307-638-2396. Interested participants should contact Wes Brown at 303-333-0568. Many choices in lodgings are available within easy walking distance of the Fair site. We will be reserving a block of rooms in the Downtown Comfort Inn at the discounted rate of $109.00 per room. The Comfort Inn is owned by and physically connected to the Brown Palace Hotel, the best known and possibly the finest hotel in Denver. Amenities of the Brown Palace are available to Comfort Inn guests. This hotel is about 3 blocks from the DPL. Arrangements should be made directly with the Comfort Inn. The discount rate is available by mentioning the Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair.



September 21, 2002 - Morlanwelz, Belgium Conference on Cartography at the Royal Museum of Mariemont at 15h. D. Belayew, De la perception du paysage à la cartographie des lieux. For more information telephone ++32-64-21.21.93 or fax ++32-64-26.29.24.



September 23-25, 2002 - Nuremberg Xth Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place in the Museum für Kommunikation Nürnberg. This year, the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes celebrates two anniversaries: it was founded 50 years ago, in 1952, and it is now organising its Xth International Symposium. Continuing its remarkable tradition, the symposium will bring together all those interested in globe studies or wishing to share and discuss recent research results. In the evening of Sunday, September 22nd, we will meet informally. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the symposium will take place. As optional activities we plan a guided tour through Nuremberg, a visit to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, with its marvelous globes, and two evening receptions. Additional information from Ms Heide Wohlschläger, International Coronelli Society, Dominikanerbastei 21/28, A-1010 Wien, Austria; Fax: +43 1 532 0824.



September 28, 2002 - Morlanwelz, Belgium Conference on Cartography at the Royal Museum of Mariemont at 15h. Marcel Watelet, Les sources cartographiques: leur histoire, leur fabrication, leur lecture. For more information telephone ++32-64-21.21.93 or fax ++32-64-26.29.24.



September 29 - October 2, 2002 - Amsterdam International Map Collectors' Society 21st international symposium. Venue will be the West-Indisch Huis (West Indies House), Herenmarkt 93-97. The West-Indisch Huis was built in 1617 and is named as such because between 1623 and 1647 this building housed the 'Heren Negentien' (Nineteen Heads) who ruled the West-India Company, the company which had a monopoly on the trade between Holland and the West-Indies.
The conference programme reflects the glorious past of the country, which has always exceeded expectations, based on the country's size and number of inhabitants. On the day of arrival (Sunday September 29) a guided tour of the Amsterdam Historical Museum will be starting at 1545 hours, terminating in the Museum's Restaurant, where the City of Amsterdam will host a welcome- reception.
Day 1 (Monday September 30) is dedicated to the struggle against the sea, winning land from and losing land to the waters, as this of course caused maps to change accordingly. A visit to the Waterboards of Rijnland in Leiden and Delfland in Delft completes the day, with a field-visit before going back to the hotels. Groups A and B will be allocated at registration; if you have a particular choice, add it to your registration form.
Day 2 (Tuesday October 1) and Day 3 (Wednesday October 2) are devoted to the United Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie: V.O.C.), a remarkable company indeed, which also produced its own maps and charts worldwide. The afternoon trip on Day 2 is to the Westfries Museum at Hoorn. Day 3 calls for a change of venue away from the West Indies House to the Maritime Museum, also located at Amsterdam. The day starts with a canal-ride to the Maritime Museum, where the last presentations are held, followed by a visit to the Museum's displays.
The Symposium will be officially closed here, but in the evening the IMCoS Annual Dinner will be held in The Grand, now a hotel, but previously a town hall of the City of Amsterdam.

Optional Tour:
After the Symposium, an optional tour is available to the north of the country, starting on Thursday morning and lasting till Saturday afternoon, returning by 1500 hrs to Schiphol Airport/Amsterdam and the city hotels as required. The distance from Amsterdam will be such that a return to the city will remain possible on an individual basis without undue complications. The city of Enkhuizen, with its glorious V.O.C.-past, will be visited during the tour, which will also include the 'Enclosing Dam' and a visit to a re-built Dutch East India ship, apart from other items of interest.

Contact for additional information Hans Kok, Poelwaii 15, 2162 HA Lisse, Netherlands; or LGCE/IMCoS, P.O. Box 83005, 1080 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tel 31 20 6793218, Fax 31 20 6758236.



October 4-5, 2002 - Arlington, Texas The Virginia Garrett Lectures on October 4 will explore the cartographic history of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, in particular the ways in which maps and other related imagery have been used to depict the environment, geography, peoples, habitats, and political realms of the region. This year's lectures, The Third Coast: Mapping the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, will be held in conjunction with the Philip Lee Phillips Society, an organization that supports the Library of Congress's Geography and Map Division. Other sponsors are Texas Map Society, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, Friends of the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, and Special Collections UTA Libraries. Speakers are:
David Buisseret, The European Mapping of the Gulf of Mexico
J. Barto Arnold, Maps and Historic Shipwrecks: Indispensable Tools of Archaeological Discovery and Interpretation
Louis DeVorsey, Bounding the Gulf of Mexico: Discovery and Early Maps Matter
Jay Jackson, Robert Weddle, Dennis Reinhartz, Cartographía/Cartographie: A Panel Discussion of Spanish and French Mapping of the Gulf of Mexico
Richard Francaviglia, Cannibals and Cartographers: The Role of Supposition in Mapping the Gulf of Mexico

The Texas Map Society and the Philip Lee Phillips Society will meet on October 5. Speakers are:
Dennis Reinhartz, Divided by Empire, United by Tourism: the Tourist Maps of Sint Maarten/Sain Martin
Heather Wanser, Preserving maps at the Library of Congress
Gregory C. McIntosh, The Caribbean on the Piri Reis Map of 1513
John Crain, The 1872 Brosius Birdseye View Map of Dallas: A Reality Check
Archie McDonald, 'Make Me a Map of the Valley:' Jedediah Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson's Map Maker
Katherine R. Goodwin, Kit's Kartographer Korner: Member's Map Forum

For additional information contact Katherine (Kit) R. Goodwin, Special Collections Division, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019-0497; 817-272-5329 (Voice); 817-272-3360 (Fax).



October 5, 2002 - Falkirk, Scotland A one-day Seminar on Maps for Local History has been organised, in conjunction with the Scottish Local History Forum. Falkirk has been chosen as a central venue with good transport connections by road and rail. The Conference will be held in the Lesser Hall in Falkirk Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, which has disabled access and good car parking facilities. The nearest station is Grahamston.

Programme:
9.45 Registration & coffee
10.15 Morning Session
Deciphering Pont and Blaeu Dr Jeffrey Stone (Aberdeen University)
Maps of the Scottish counties: the example of Renfrewshire John Moore (Glasgow University Library)
Estate plans in Scotland Tristram Clarke (National Archives of Scotland)
Making the Gartmore Village map David Thompson (Gartmore Village Map Group)
12.45-14.00 Lunch
13.30-14.00 Scottish Local History Forum Annual General Meeting
14.00 Afternoon Session
Understanding historic towns: the case for cartography Dr Pat Dennison (Edinburgh University)
Putting Scotland on the military map Doreen Grove (Historic Scotland)
Place-names and the hidden landscape Dr Simon Taylor (St Andrews University)
16.00 Close

Further information from National Library of Scotland Map Library or from Mrs Dods Williamson, Scottish Local History Forum, c/o Department of Scottish History, University of Edinburgh, 17 Succieuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN.



October 5, 2002 - Morlanwelz, Belgium Conference on Cartography at the Royal Museum of Mariemont at 15h. Y. Quairiaux, La cartographie du Domaine de Mariemont. For more information telephone ++32-64-21.21.93 or fax ++32-64-26.29.24.



October 7, 2002 - London Members of the Royal Geographical Society and their guests at 6.30 pm will hear Nicholas Crane give a paper entitled Mercator - man behind the myth.



October 9-13, 2002 - Columbus, Ohio The North American Cartographic Information Society annual meeting at the Adams Mark Hotel. Additional information from North American Cartographic Information Society, AGS Collection, P.O. Box 399, Milwaukee, WI 53201, (414) 229-6282, fax: (414) 229-3624.



October 9, 2002 - Richmond, Virginia The Active Image : Modern Approaches to Historical Maps, Marianne McKee, Map Specialist & Research Archivist, The Library of Virginia.12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Conference Room A, The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad Street. The Library of Virginia has an extraordinary map collection. Gathered from a variety of sources since the Library's establishment in 1823, the Library holds nearly fifty thousand maps, five thousand of which are part of the Library's historical map collection. Ms. McKee will discuss recent projects aimed at providing greater access to the collection worldwide. From digital initiatives, such as the Virginia Board of Public Works and Civil War Maps projects, to the publication of Virginia in Maps : Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development, the Library has been able to break the constraints of access and preservation and make the map collection available to a wider audience. Free parking is available underneath the building for those who wish to attend this event. For more information on this and other programs and services at the Library of Virginia please visit the Library's website or call 804-692-3592.



October 10, 2002 - Berkeley, California The Department of Geography Speakers Committee is pleased to announce the first colloquium of the 2002-03 year. Nicholas Howe, of the English department at University of California, Berkeley will present North Looking South: Narrative Cartography in Anglo-Saxon England. The talk begins at 3:30pm in room 1080 Derby Hall. An informal and open pizza lunch with Nicholas will be held in room 1116 Derby Hall from 11:30am to 1:00pm the following day. All are welcome and encouraged to attend both events!



October 12, 2002 - Hasselt, Belgium The Brussels International Map Collectors Circle will have an autumn excursion to visit a private collection of maps, atlases, globes in B-3500 Hasselt, 10.30 to 13 h, followed by lunch. This event is limited to 20 participants. Further information from Membership Secretary Pierre Mattelaer, 29 Burgemeester Nolfstraat, B-8500 Kortrijk, Tel ++32-(0)56/21.20.86, Fax ++32-(0)56/21.34.19; or from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, P. O. Box 1359, B - 1000, Brussels 1, Tel/Fax ++32- (0)2-772.69.09.



October 13, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair (11.00 AM - 6.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



October 17, 2002 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Dr. Ian Mumford of London England will present Milestones in Lithographed Cartography from 1800. Dr. Mumford will examine and demonstrate the various aspects of the lithographic map as artifact from 1800 onward, including examples from the Geography and Map Division's Hauslab Collection. Dr. Mumford served as the British Liaison Officer at the Defense Mapping Agency in Washington, D. C. from 1981-1985. After retiring as Principal Map Research Officer in the British Military Survey, Ministry of Defense, in 1985, he worked as a Record Reviewer in the Ministry of Defense. Dr. Mumford received his Ph.D. from Reading University in 1999, under the direction of Prof. Michael Twyman, the world expert on the history of lithography. Dr. Mumford is co-author of A History of the Ordnance Survey (1980). Recent publications include "Lithography for Maps from Senefelder to Hauslab" (Journal of the Printing Historical Society, 1998) and "A Small War, Gallipoli 1915. He Who is Above Sees All: An Early Use of Aerial Photography in Terrain Analysis" (Cartographic Journal, 2001). For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



October 18-20, 2002 - Paris Imago Mundi - Le monde des cartes. Le Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature des Voyages en partenariat avec le Château de Grignan du Conseil général de la Drôme.



October 19, 2002 - Davidson, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet Saturday afternoon at Davidson College, home of the William P. Cumming Collection. Dr. Louis DeVorsey, editor of the 3rd edition of The Southeast in Early Maps, will be our speaker and we are greatly indebted to Kim Sanderson, Head of Technical Services at Davidson College Library, for hosting us. For information, please email Jay Lester.



October 19, 2002 - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Middletown, Maryland The Washington Map Society will make a Field Trip. The all-day field trip will begin with a 10:30 AM visit and tour of the National Park Service's Harpers Ferry Interpretive Design Center, the world's largest publisher of outdoor maps. The Harpers Ferry Center plans, designs, and produces the official park maps for the 385 units of the National Park System. Following lunch at the Hilltop House overlooking the Potomac River, a walking tour of Harpers Ferry will be conducted by Michael Buscher and Prof. Dan McDermott. The field trip will conclude at Middletown with afternoon tea at the historic home of Barbara Adele Fine. Ms. Fine's unrivaled map, globe, and geography book collections will be on display. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



October 22, 2002 - Paris Annual Study Day organized by the Committee on the History of Cartography of the Comité Français de Cartographie on the theme of Cartogtaphie, Voyage et Découverte [Cartography, Travels and Exploration], at the Maritime Museum of Paris. The presentations by, among others, Hélène Richard, Hélène Blais, Francesc Relaño, will focus on the great scientific voyages of the 18th and 19th centuries and on Portuguese cartography of Brasil. Further details from Gilles Palsky, Université de Paris XII-Val de Marne, Dept. de Géographie, 61 Av. General de Gaulle, F-94010 Creteil Cedex, France; tel/fax ++33-1-45.17.11.85.



October 24, 2002 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Dr. Michael Charlesworth (Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin). The panoramic idea and mapping in Britain, 1740-1820 - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, 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 (formerly 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 closed until late 2003. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



October 24-27, 2002 - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico The Society for the History of Discoveries 43rd annual meeting. The meeting's theme is Exploration and Discovery in New Spain. The meeting venue is El Colegio de Jalisco, with the University of Texas at Arlington assisting SHD in arranging the program. For additional information contact Richard Francaviglia, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, The University of Texas at Arlington, Box 19497, Arlington, Texas 76019-0497; phone 817-272-3997; fax 817-272-5797.



October 24-27, 2002 - St. Louis This year's Social Science History Association conference will be held at the Royal Riverfront Hotel. The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the U.S. We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent Ph.D.s, as well as more established scholars, from a wide range of disciplines and departments. The SSHA's historical geography network covers all aspects of research into historical geography. Recent areas of interest include:
Historical applications of GIS and the methodological issues related to constructing, maintaining, and disseminating data from historical GIS projects;
Growing interest across many disciplines in what might be called spatial history;
Historians of cartography's increasingly sophisticated, culturally nuanced analysis of the making, use, and meaning of maps.

For any information about the forthcoming conference or the historical geography network more generally please contact Ian Gregory or Robert Schwartz.



November 3, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair (11.00 AM - 6.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



November 7, 2002 - Washington Iris Miller will discuss Washington in Maps at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Ms. Miller, the director of landscape studies at the Catholic University of America, will discuss how rare and often buried maps, letters, and charts reveal a brilliant portrait of the ever-evolving District of Columbia. She will be joined by Steven Hurtt, professor and Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Maryland, and John W. Reps, Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, in a discussion. After her presentation, she will sign copies of her book, "Washington in Maps" (Rizzoli). $10 Museum members; $15 nonmembers. Registration required.



November 13, 2002 - New York Matt Knutzen, Assistant Chief of the Map Division, New York Public Library, will be presenting a slide talk, Outside the boundary: A presentation of map artworks, about his artistic work which focuses on maps. Matt has his MFA from Pratt, and his geography degree from Berkeley. Combining the best of both worlds, his art playfully and creatively takes the map as artifact and transforms it into artistic devices. We welcome you to join us in the Berger Forum, second floor north, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, at 5:30 for refreshments and at 6:00 for Matt's program. Please join us if you can, and please also, rsvp at 212-930-0654, so we know how much wine to have on hand...



November 14, 2002 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Sylvia Sumira (Independent Conservator) present Global exploration: a conservator's journey. The seminar commences at 5pm in the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. For further details contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, UK; tel: +44 (0)1865 287119; fax: +44 (0)1865 277139. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.



November 15-16, 2002 - Paris The Paris Map Fair will be a one-day event open for the public Saturday November 16, 11.00 - 17.00h. at Hotel Ambassador, 16 Blvd Haussmann - 75009 Paris. The fair will be held in the heart of Paris, just 2 minutes from the famous Opera Garnier and the major department stores, also located near Montmartre and the Louvre museum. There are 34 stands and several dealers from France, USA, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium have already signed up. The weekend starts with the viewing day of the map auction of Loeb-Larocque on Friday November15th, at 6 rue de la Grange-Batelère, from 14.00 till 17.00. (Auction at Drouot Richelieu, 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, on Monday November 25th.). The same Friday-night the lovers of French cuisine can join the pre-fair cocktail reception and dinner in the Restaurant "16 Haussmann" of the Hotel Ambassador, reception starting at 19.30h. The dinner will start at 20.00h. On Sunday you may rest or visit the Louvre or scroll along the river Seine where 100's of "bouquinistes" are selling their prints, maps and books. Beside the major map dealers: Le-Bail & Weissert, Loeb-Larocque, Paulus Swaen, Elbe, Chamonal, Martinez and Au vieux document, you find at least 20 shops selling old maps and atlases, mainly located in the 6th district in and near rue de Seine. Additional information from Paulus Swaen, tel. +33 (0)6 14741165; Beatrice Loeb-Larocque, tel +33 (0)6 11803375; or Agnes Talec, tel. +33 (0)6 80489709.



November 21, 2002 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Peter Riviere (Linacre College, University of Oxford). The Schomburgk Line and the creation of 19th century British Guiana. Lecture sponsored by the Hakluyt Society - University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, 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 (formerly 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 closed until late 2003. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 21, 2002 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Dr. Ian Bartky will discuss Finding and Charting the World's Time. Drawing on sailing ship logs, South Sea missionary's reports, and official maps, Dr. Bartky will outline a history of the International Date Line as well as the development of World Time Zone charts. A graduate of the University of Berkeley where he studied physical chemistry, Dr. Bartky was a research scientist at the National Bureau of Standards, a Department of Commerce Science and Technology Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives, and the managing editor for the first National Climate Program Plan. Since his retirement from government service, Dr. Bartky has focused his research on the study of public time, supported in part by awards from the National Science Foundation and the Trustees of the Dudley Observatory. He has published numerous articles and given many talks on the subject to both specialists and general audiences. His book, "Selling the True Time: Nineteenth-Century Timekeeping in America" is available from Stanford University Press. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



November 22-23, 2002 - Breda, The Netherlands The 5th European Map Fair will be held at the beautiful restored Grote Kirk of the 15th century. About 25 map sellers from Europe and the USA. Breda is a very charming old city (townrights since 1252, so 750 year in 2002) between Brussels and Amsterdam, just one hour by train or by car. At the "Breda's Museum" and the Fair an exhibition of the oldest maps of Breda will be on display. Further information from Ans van Egeraat.



December 3, 2002 - Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society meeting at the Denver Public Library, Fifth Floor - Gates Room, 13th Ave & Broadway, 7:00 pm. Program: Collecting and Enjoying Maps of South and Central Asia presented by RMMS member William F. Spengler. Further information from Don McGuirk.



December 4, 2002 - New York The Explorers Club Library Committee invites you to a Symposium on the Vinland Map at the Explorer's Club, 46 E. 70th Street. Since its emergence in the 1950's, this two-page map has been the center of heated, often vitriolic scientific controversy. It shows Vinland an island in the northwest Atlantic Ocean "discovered by Bjarni and Leif in company". Many scholars see this as the first cartographic representation of North America. Its authenticity continues to be the subject of books, articles, conferences, broadcast reports and web pages. Purchased by Paul Mellon for Yale at a reported $300,000 in 1957, a New York Times story reported that the map was valued at $ 25 million. There is agreement:" if it is authentic, it is one of the most important map discoveries of our time." The Symposium Program includes:
1) A new documentary film in color, produced by The Acorn Foundation. It traces the history of the Vinland map from its discovery to its current home in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and discusses various scholarly points of view.
2) A New Presentation by our own James Robert Enterline, FE '72. Jim Enterline is a highly regarded independent scholar, mathematician and computer consultant well-known for his work in historical cartography. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Erikson, Eskimos & Columbus
3) A Presentation by Dr Garman Harbottle Senior Chemist of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, former director, Div. of Research and Laboratories, International Atomic Energy Agency; Associate editor, Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry (1976-2001); etc. Dr. Harbottle was a member of the scientific team of the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Arizona, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory that reported in August 2002, after seven years of study including radio-carbon-testing using the National Science Foundation-UA Accelerator Mass Spectrometer, that "there is 95% certainty that the parchment dates between 1411 and 1468", supporting the original studies of the 1960s and those of many others.
4) Open Discussion by informed Explorers and Invited Guests.

Cocktails and Hors D'oevres at 6:00 -- Seated Dinner at 6:45; $ 50 each for members and one guest; $ 60 each for additional guests. Seating is limited. Contact Lindley Kirksey, F.R. '89 for additional information.



December 5, 2002 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Dr Brian Dunnigan (Clements Library, University of Michigan). Frontier iconographies: Mapping and imaging developing urban space in colonial North America.- University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, 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 (formerly 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 closed until late 2003. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



December 8, 2002 - London The London Antique Map Fair (11.00 AM - 6.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



December 12, 2002 - 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. John Hessler will present John Snyder: The Development of a Projection. In the late 1970's Washington Map Society member John Snyder, working alone and as an amateur, discovered the mathematical equations for the Space Oblique Mercator (SOM) Projection. This set of equations allowed the accurate and conformal mapping of satellite produced Landsat images. Snyder's development of this projection is a landmark in the history of twentieth century cartography and represents a case study in the history of science at a time that large-scale computation was beginning to transform mapmaking. John Snyder's mathematical and cartographic manuscripts, which Mr. Hessler has just inventoried in the Library of Congress, provide insights into his working methods and moreover, allow us to glimpse not only his successes but also his false starts and dead ends in seeking a solution for the Space Oblique Mercator (SOM) Projection. Mr. Hessler will present many of Snyder's original manuscripts from his teenage years through his modern projection studies and will discuss how his lifetime in maps influenced in mathematical explorations. A graduate of Villanova University, Mr. Hessler is a preservation technician in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



December 14, 2002 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors Circle third biennial international conference entitled Mare Nostrum - Maps of the Mediterranean at 09.30 (registration as of 09.00), Collège Saint Michel, 24 Bd. St. Michel, B-1040 Brussels. The Mediterranean, cradle of our civilization, the crossroads of many cultures, is visited by millions of holiday-makers every year. We intend to cast some light on the historical representations of the countries surrounding this Interior Sea by showing and commenting ancient maps of these lands from Roman times to the 19th century. Speakers include Albert Ganado, Drago Novak, Francesc Relaño, Günter Schilder, Vladimiro Valerio. (Note that this event coincides with the 11th Intl. Antiquarian Bookfair in Mechelen) Further information and registration forms from Membership Secretary Pierre Mattelaer, 29 Burgemeester Nolfstraat, B-8500 Kortrijk, Tel++32-(0)56/21.20.86, Fax ++32-(0)56/21.34.19; or from Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, P. O. Box 1359, B - 1000, Brussels 1, Tel/Fax ++32- (0)2-772.69.09.