Cartography - Archive 2003 Calendar of Events


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January 12, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



January 14-18, 2003 - Sevilla, Spain The Universidad de Sevilla and the Escuela de Estudios Hispanoamericanos de Sevilla have organized an International Conference commemorating the 500 years of the Casa de la Contratación (1503-2003), the organization which regulated navigation and commerce with the Americas for three centuries, first from Sevilla and then from Cadiz.



January 15, 2003 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar meets in the Munro Room at King's College at 5pm. Ann Fielding will present Images of Mongol Kingship in Medieval Mappaemundi. For further information, please contact Andy Merrills.



January 16, 2003 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. Wine reception at 5:30, lecture 6:00 -7:00. Doug Knox, Michael Conzen, Dennis McClendon, and Anne Keating, will present New Maps for Old History: Thematic Cartography for the New Encyclopedia of Chicago History. Four key contributors to the new history maps in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Chicago History will outline the project to embellish the encyclopedia with almost 50 maps of historical subjects based on careful historical research, artful design, and rigorous editing. The Encyclopedia comprises two products: a 1,300-page book and a hypermedia electronic encyclopedia to be published on-line. Each will provide comprehensive reference for scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. The Encyclopedia encompasses all aspects of Chicago's past, from geological prehistory to the present. No comparable reference work exists.



January 16, 2003 - Dunfermline, Scotland At the Dunfermline Historical Society, Chris Fleet presents Timothy Pont - Earliest Maps of Late 16th century Fife & Beyond. Additional information from Scottish Maps Forum, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 466 3813, fax: 0131 466 3812.



January 16, 2003 - 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. Bob Craig will present Large-scale, local, mid-19th-century published maps of New Jersey towns and cities. In his search for these maps, he has observed that they form a distinct category of maps that New Jersey historians, architectural historians, and historic preservationists have all but completely ignored, despite the rich information that such maps can provide them. Mr. Craig has found 120 maps that collectively cover much of the state of New Jersey at an average scale of one inch to 400 feet. For the past fourteen years, Mr. Craig has been a historian and architectural historian on the staff of the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office. Prior to that he was a historian and historic preservation consultant for thirteen years. Mr. Craig holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University (1988) and a Bachelor's degree in History from Syracuse University (1975). For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



January 20, 2003 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society meeting at Tivoli Building, Suite 620, 900 Auraria Parkway at.7:00 pm. This will be a joint meeting with the History Department of the University of Colorado-Denver. The 1507 world map by Martin Waldseemüller presented by John Hébert, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Dr. Hébert will speak about the creation of the map in the midst of the age of discovery, the implications of the map for period cartography, and the various insights found within the map. He will also speculate on some of the sources that were used by Waldseemüller and his colleagues in constructing this first document on which the name America appears. Additional information from David Cole.



January 21, 2003 - Denver Colorado Historical Society Lecture at the CHS (13th & Broadway), 7:00 pm. Shaping the West: The Power of Maps on the Trans-Mississippi Landscape presented by John Hébert, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Additional information from 303-866-4686.



January 23, 2003 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Professor Mike Heffernan (Department of Geography, University of Nottingham). From Russia with love? A Tsarist map of France and the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.- 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.



January 28-31, 2003 - New Delhi, India Map India 2003 is the 6th Annual International Conference and Exhibition in the field of geographic information technologies like GIS, GPS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing. Although it primarily serves to Indian geographic community but over a period of time it has attracted considerable international participation and provides platform for collaboration between India and rest of the world. Further information from Map India 2003 Secretariat, G-4, Sector-39, Noida, 201 301. U.P India; Phone: 91-120-2502180 to 87, Fax: 91-120-2500060.



January 31 - February 2, 2003 - 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. 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 1, 2003 - Westchester, California The California Map Society will meet at Loyola Marymount University, located about one mile north of Los Angeles Airport. This is a joint meeting with California Historical Society and the History Department of Loyola Marymount. More details on our website.



February 2-5, 2003 - Sydney, Australia The 31st Annual Conference, Landscapes on Paper - Mapping Today and Yesterday, of the Australian Map Circle will be held at Macquarie University. For more information contact Bill Stinson or John Cain, President - Australian Map Circle, c/o Geography Department, The University of Melbourne, 3010, Australia; phone: +61-3-8344 8416, fax: +61-3-9347 0974.



February 9, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



February 11, 2003 - Edinburgh, Scotland The Marie Stuart Society meets in the Library of The Quaker's Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace starting at 19.30. Chris Fleet Timothy will discuss Timothy Pont's maps as a snapshot of late 16th century Scotland. Anyone outwith the Society wishing to attend should contact Marianne R Morrison (Hon. Secretary). Additional information from Scottish Maps Forum, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 466 3813, fax: 0131 466 3812.



February 12-14, 2003 - Wairakei Resort, Taupo, New Zealand GeoCart'2003 National Cartographic Conference. The theme of GeoCart'2003 is Accessible New Zealand; Capitalising on Contemporary Technologies, in recognition of the rapidly expanding possibilities in accessing and shaping spatial information through the recent technological advances, particularly in the area of Internet mapping and interactive visualisations. The Conference will host the National Cartographic Exhibition, including a Children's Map Competition, and GeoExpo'2003 - a Commercial Exhibition focused on the latest innovations related to technology, products, applications and services offered by the top national and international manufacturers and vendors. On behalf of the Organising Committee you are extended a warm invitation to participate in GeoCart'2003. For additional information contact Igor Drecki, New Zealand Cartographic Society.



February 13, 2003 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Dr Jeremy Johns and Dr Emilie Savage-Smith (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford). The Book of Curiosities: A newly-discovered series of medieval Islamic maps.- 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.



February 20, 2003 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. Wine reception at 5:30, lecture 6:00 -7:00. Ken Alder will discuss his new book The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error that Transformed the World. During a time of great unrest, empirical evidence and tangible fact provide a comforting standard to cling to. Perhaps that explains why, during the tumult of the French Revolution, Pierre-Francois-Andre Mechain and Jean-Baptist-Joseph Delambre, two intrepid astronomer-geographers in their mid-40s, did the calculations that would give birth to what we now call the metric system. Their success was a scientific triumph, but there was a problem. Mechain had made a significant error in the measurements. In addition to his extensive archival research, Alder--on his own private Tour de France--biked the route that Mechain and Delambre measured in 1792 between Barcelona and Dunkirk in order to project the circumference of the earth. This program is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, the Newberry Library's Center for Public Programs, and the Newberry Library's A. C. McClurg Bookstore, where The Measure of All Things will be available for purchase. A book signing will follow the talk.



February 20, 2003 - 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. Donald Cresswell of the Philadelphia Print Shop and a frequent map and print expert on the popular PBS program, will present Maps and TV's 'Antiques RoadShow'. Interest in early maps has increased dramatically in recent years. A major contributing factor has been broader exposure in the electronic and visual media. One of the best-known and most popular venues for the promotion of early maps is public television's 'Antiques RoadShow.' Dr. Cresswell will share his adventures around the United States on the 'Antiques RoadShow' and tell what he has learned about antique maps in the process. Since 1997 Dr. Cresswell has served as an expert appraiser for WGBH, Boston, for appearances on the 'Antiques RoadShow.' He has been proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop since 1981. Prior to entering the rare map business, he was Rare Book Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Director of the Belmont Abbey College Library, North Carolina; and an Assistant Professor of History. His most recent publication, "Colony to Commonwealth: The Eighteenth Century," appeared in Richard W. Stephenson and Marianne M. McKee (ed.), "Virginia in Maps Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development" (2000). For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



February 25, 2003 - London The International Map Collectors' Society will meet at 6.00 PM at the Shapero Gallery, 24 Bruton Street, London W1. This will be an informal meeting with members talking for a few minutes about one or two of their most interesting maps, their recent acquisitions or a special topic of interest. Bring along something which you think will be of interest to others. Refreshments (wine or soft drinks and sandwiches) will be available. Please inform Caroline Batchelor, Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1372 843425, if you would like to attend.



February 26, 2003 - London Jonathan Potter, at 6.00 pm, will discuss Cartography and the mapping of Arabia at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square. Further information from the Gallery at Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4046 or Fax: +44(0)20 7898 4949.



February 27, 2003 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Andrew Cook (India Office Records, The British Library) present The Admiralty Chart in the nineteenth century: a neglected resource? 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.



February 28 - March 2, 2003 - Washington Seventy-five exhibitors from the United States and Canada will offer rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine memorabilia at the 28th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair. The 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, February 28 5p.m. - 9p.m.; Saturday, March 1 10a.m. - 5p.m.; Sunday, March 2 11a.m. - 4p.m.



March 3-6, 2003 - Shetland, Scotland Jeffrey Stone will be speaking in Shetland on Early Maps of Scotland.
3 March - Fetlar School, 7.30
4 March - Baltasound Junior High School, Unst, 7.30
5 March - North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scalloway, 7.30
6 March - Out Skerries Hall, 7.30
Additional information from Scottish Maps Forum, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 466 3813, fax: 0131 466 3812.



March 4-8, 2003 - New Orleans The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, unprecedented effort and financial resources have been committed to address the issue of protecting U.S. citizens and assets. The proposed Department of Homeland Security, if created, represents the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over a half-century. While "homeland security" is now an overwhelming issue in the U.S., and GIS and geospatial technologies have been assigned a crucial role in the agenda, "homeland security" has remained a largely unexamined and unproblematized discourse. The AAG session(s) we seek to organize will examine issues pertinent to the politics of security and GIS from critical perspectives broadly conceived. The session(s) will focus explicitly on legacies of September 11 and critical GIS, including (but not exclusively) the following themes:
1. Security
2. Territory
3. Politics



March 5, 2003 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar meets in the Munro Room at King's College at 5pm. Tom De Wesselow will present Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Mappamondo. For further information, please contact Andy Merrills.



March 9, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



March 11, 2003 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be our annual "Members' Dinner" and will be held at the Denver Athletic Club (1325 Glenarin Pl., Downtown Denver). Our guest speaker for the evening will be "Kit" Goodwin, Cartographic Archivist, Special Collections, University of Texas, at Arlington. Her topic for the evening will be Austin to Arrowsmith, Mapping the Great Southwest. A cash bar will start at 6:30 PM and dinner will start at 7 PM. Parking is available at nearby lots and at the Denver Athletic Club parking facility. Please RSVP to The Rocky Mountain Map Society, 1790 Hudson Street, Denver, CO., 80220.



March 18, 2003 - London Gillian Hutchinson will be giving a seminar in the National Maritime Museum's Maritime History series: Cartography and enterprise - Herman Moll's views of the South Sea Company. The seminar begins at 5.15pm in the Local History seminar room, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Senate House, WC1E 7HU. There is no charge and no need to book. Enquiries to 020 8312 6716.



March 20, 2003 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street at 6 PM in Towners Fellows' Lounge. Tom Willcockson, will present Making Maps and Perspective Views for Fun and Profit in the Age of the PC. Historical illustrator and cartographer Tom Willcockson of Mapcraft Cartography will discuss his life as a freelance mapmaker and his use of the desktop computer to design maps and perspective views. His projects to be highlighted include historic town perspective views, maps of the Lincoln Park Zoo and Chicago Botanic Gardens along with maps and perspective views produced for the Art Institute's Van Gogh/Gauguin exhibit.



March 20, 2003 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Dr Edwina Proudfoot (St Andrews Heritage Services, St Andrews). John Geddy's map of St Andrews (1580): A past and future framework.- 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.



March 20, 2003 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Patrick Dempsey, Eileen McConnell and Kathryn Engstrom will present Maps and Genealogy The Irish Story. As unique reservoirs of spatial data, maps provide genealogists with essential information about place names, personal names, and changing county and minor civil division boundaries. Fr. Dempsey, Mrs. McConnell and Ms. Engstrom will discuss the Irish Map Project at the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, a long-term effort by Library volunteers to identify and catalog the Division's vast holdings of Irish maps, and describe the Library's plan for making these maps available through the Internet. They will also illustrate the value of maps in genealogical research. Fr. Dempsey is Associate Pastor at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Northwest Washington, D. C. Prior to his ordination, he was a senior reference librarian in the Geography and Map Division where he revised and edited the second edition of John R. Hebert's Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada (1984). Mrs. McConnell has taught genealogy and Irish genealogy and was co-curator of the Library of Congress's popular exhibit the emerald isle in Maps. Kathryn Engstrom is head of the G&M Division Reading Room and has worked extensively with Eileen McConnell on the Division's Irish Map Project. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



March 21, 2003 - Cleveland The next Northern Ohio Map Society meeting will be held at the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission located at 323 Lakeside Avenue West, Ste. 400. A tour will be conducted between 2-4 PM by GIS manager Dan Meaney as he'll discuss what GIS is and how his department helps city planners with specialized mapping creativity and capabilities. Join us for this special GIS (Geographical Information Systems) event!



March 25, 2003 - Greenock, Scotland Renfrewshire Family History Society meets at 7.30 Diana Webster will discuss Planting your roots on the map. Additional information from Scottish Maps Forum, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 466 3813, fax: 0131 466 3812.



March 27, 2003 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography 2003 Field Trip will be a private viewing of the mapping exhibition, Street mapping: an A to Z of urban cartography, at the Bodleian Library with the exhibition's curator, Nick Millea, Map Librarian. Meet at Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library at 5pm. The Bodleian Shop will be open throughout the day and the duration of the field trip selling a range of map-related items including the exhibition catalogue. Please let the organisers know if you wish to attend this event by contacting:01865 287119 or nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography & the Environment, University of Oxford.



March 28-30, 2003 - Toronto To mark the 400th anniversary of Champlain's first visit to Canada, and of his Des Sauvages of 1603 describing his voyage, the Renaissance Society of America will hold several sessions at its 2003 conference. We invite proposals in English or French on any subject associated with Champlain and the early modern world of which he was a part. We anticipate papers on his relationships with French court figures, on the art-historical and geographical aspects of his cartography, on his associations with Native peoples as well as his ethnography, on the publication of -- and audience for -- his writings, on his "programme of civilization," on his marriage, on his relationships with Cardinal Richelieu and with the religious orders, and on many other topics. Additional information from Germaine Warkentin, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 73 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7; fax (416) 585-4584.



April 4-5, 2003 - Galveston, Texas The Texas Map Society will meet at the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Avenue, which has a well-known collection of maps that focuses on Galveston as it relates to Texas, the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and adjacent coasts. There will be a social gathering Friday night and speakers will be on Saturday. There will be five speakers: Casey Green will speak on the Treasures of the Rosenberg Library map collection. Jeff Modzelewski will speak on Maps and the pirate Jean Lafitte. Dick Stephenson will speak on Lee's Forgotten Mapmaker, Major Albert H. Campbell. Art Holzheimer will speak on map collecting. Bert Johnson will speak on eBay for the Map Collector. Additional information from Kit Goodwin, Special Collections Division, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019-0497; tel: 817-272-5329, fax: 817-272-3360.



April 10, 2003 - 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. Dennis Reinhartz of the University of Texas at Arlington will present Texas Map Postcards: Much More Than Ephemera. This will be a colorful slide presentation devoted to the diversity, nature, and meanings of Texas map postcards. After a brief overview of map postcards in general and Texas map postcards specifically, he will concentrate on the cartoon exaggerations particularly common to the Texas genre. Often quite humorously, these "brag postcards" show Texas as bigger and better in every way, especially with regard to rival states like New York, Florida, California, and Alaska. Almost all states have examples of this kind of postcard, but Texas by far has the largest number of them. But they are more than just cute and entertaining, they are enlightening. The postcards also reveal a good deal about Texas (geography and history), how Texicans see and feel about themselves, and how they might wish to be perceived by others. They provide insights into Texas and Texas ways and are "cartafacts" of Texas culture. Dennis Reinhartz is Professor of History and Russian at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is past president of Society for the History of Discoveries, Texas Map Society, Western Social Science Association, and Association for Arid Lands Studies. He is also author and editor of numerous works in the history of cartography and discovery, including the "Cartographer and the Literati," "The Mapping of the American Southwest," and "The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest." For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



April 11-12, 2003 - Liverpool The International Map Collectors' Society will look at The History and Growth of Liverpool as seen through Maps. The conference begins 17.30 Friday at the Athenaeum, Church Alley. Saturday morning at 10.00 meet at the Liverpool Record Office, Central Library, William Brown Street. The annual general meeting will be at 14.30 in the Moat House Hotel, Paradise Street. Booking information from IMCoS Financial Secretariat, P.O. Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA Fax +44 (0)1296 392511.



April 13, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



April 22, 2003 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets 5.30 PM at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Eduardo de Jesús Douglas will present Mapping Time in Early Colonial Mexico.



April 22, 2003 - Washington Iris Miller, urban designer and director of Landscape Studies at the Catholic University of America, will discuss her new book Washington in Maps, 1606-2000 (Rizzoli International Publications, 2002), at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E. in Washington, D.C. Ronald E. Grim, specialist in Cartographic History in the Library's Geography and Map Division, will provide commentary and response. A book signing will follow the program, which also feature a small exhibition from the Geography and Map Division. The program is part of the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" series of talks about new books based on the Library's collections and programs. It is co-sponsored with the Geography & Map Division and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. The event is open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.



April 24, 2003 - London Dr Cyrus Ala'i will be speaking on Mapping Persia at the Middle East Association, 33 Bury Street, London SW1 at 6 pm. The lecture is organized by the Iran Society and is open to the public. If you would like to attend please contact the Hon. Lecture Secretary in advance: Mrs N J Radi, Telephone: [0] 20 7235 5122. Fax: [0] 20 7259 6771.



April 24, 2003 - Paris Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Recherche, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Écoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris and Centre Albert Châtelet, 4-6 rue Jean Calvin, 7e étage, 75005 Paris will have a seminar directed by M. Patrick Gautier Dalché, directeur d'études. Mme Marica Milanesi (University of Pavia, Italy) will give a series of four lectures on "Four ways of making geography in XVIth century." The first lecture, Text and map in Venice: Giovanni Battista Ramusio (1845-1557) and Giacomo Gastaldi (fl. 1544-1566) will be from 11h to 13h in Salle d'Histoire. The next lecture will be May 5.



April 26, 2003 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle fifth annual general meeting will be at 16.30 in Collège St. Michel, 24 Bd. St. Michel. Following the meeting there will be an opportunity for members to get together to chat about a piece from their collection, or exchange information and views about recent or future events in the domain of the History of Cartography. Wine and sandwiches will be served. Please reserve in advance with Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, P.O. Box 1359, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium; telephone/fax +32 (0)2 7726909.



April 26, 2003 - Greenville, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet at East Carolina University's Joyner Library. ECU is home to the best preserved example of the 1733 Moseley map. We will be joined by members of the Friends of the Library for light snacks at 1:00 p.m. in the conference room, followed by Dr. Scott Madry's presentation, Digitizing North Carolina's Historic Maps: A New Project. After the presentation we will adjourn to Special Collections on the 4th floor. There will be an exhibit of the Special Collections maps and a selection of maps from the North Carolina Collection. This will be a private viewing for the Society and the Friends group. Special Collections will not be open to the public at this time. Please see http://www.cummingmapsociety.org for additional details or email Jay Lester.



April 30, 2003 - Milwaukee Commemorating to the day the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, Dr. John Hébert, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, will give a talk in the American Geographical Society Library entitled Charting Louisiana:18th Century French Mapping of the Mississippi Valley, or How the Louisiana Territory Came to be Defined. His talk, this year's installment of the Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series Maps and America, will be supported by an exhibit of relevant maps. Dr. Hébert is the consulting editor of a newly published atlas, "Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps." His other publications include "The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps: A Selective Guide to Manuscript Maps to 1900 in the Collections of the Library of Congress;" "Panoramic Maps of Anglo-American Cities;" "Population Maps of the Western Hemisphere;" and "The Library of Congress Hispanic and Portuguese Collections: An Illustrated Guide." He was project director of the Library of Congress's Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Program for which he curated the exhibition "1492: An Ongoing Voyage." He also was responsible for the publications associated with the exhibition, The Hispanic World, 1492-1898 and 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, which he edited. Dr. Hébert's lecture will begin at 6 p.m., preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. The American Geographical Society Library is located in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Avenue. The lecture is sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer, and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library and Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Additional information from Christopher Baruth.



May 1, 2003 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Réné Tebel (Doctoral candidate, University of Vienna). The significance of the ship image on early modern maps.- 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.



May 1, 2003 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom Announcing a map training day, organised by the Society of Archivists South-East Region, Maps in May at Portsmouth Museums and Records Service. Registration begins at 10.00; Sessions will start at 10.30 and finish at 16.15. The course will be of interest to all who work with maps, and who want to place them within a wider context. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion, and a chance to try out the Kent Tithe Map CD-ROMs. Aims of the event:
* To explore the purpose and uses of the GIS
* To look at innovations in provision of access to maps for a wider audience
* To increase understanding of the copyright issues involved
* To consider methods of map stewardship

Programme features:
* GIS for historical geographical studies, Dominic Fontana (University of Portsmouth)
* Old Hampshire mapped, Jean and Martin Norgate
* The Kent Tithe Map Project: the CD-ROMs, Heather Forbes (Canterbury Cathedral Archives)
* Copyright and maps, Tim Padfield (Public Record Office)
* A whistle-stop tour of map preservation, Simon Hopkins (West Sussex Record Office)
The event will be chaired by Nick Millea, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139. Booking information is available from Society of Archivists, Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton, TA1 1SW; tel: 01823 327030.



May 5, 2003 - Paris Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Recherche, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Écoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris and Centre Albert Châtelet, 4-6 rue Jean Calvin, 7e étage, 75005 Paris will have a seminar directed by M. Patrick Gautier Dalché, directeur d'études. Mme Marica Milanesi (University of Pavia, Italy) will give a series of four lectures on "Four ways of making geography in XVIth century." The second lecture, Geographical restitutio and religious restitutio: Guillaume Postel cosmographer (1510-1585), will be from 9h to 11h in Salle d'Histoire. The next lecture will be May 15.



May 7, 2003 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge University History of Cartography Seminar will take place in the Chetwynd Room of King's College at 5 PM. Bob Headland (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge) will present Unveiling the Antarctic. For further information, please contact Andy Merrills.



May 8-10, 2003 - Edinburgh, Scotland The British Cartographic Society Map Curators' Group and Charles Close Society (history of Ordnance Survey maps) will be meeting at the National Library of Scotland and Edinburgh University Library.
8 May - Evening - reception and display of Bartholomew Collection in NLS.
9 May - Morning - seminar in NLS Access, access, access: papers on CANMAP, Ordnance Survey access initiatives, Geo-X-walk, map websites. - Afternoon - visits.
10 May - Charles Close -Society meeting & sale in EUL.
Additional information from Scottish Maps Forum, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 466 3813, fax: 0131 466 3812.



May 11, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



May 13, 2003 - Washington This year marks the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's request to Congress for an appropriation to fund a visionary project that was destined to become one of America's great adventure stories. From his idea, the Corps of Discovery, a small expeditionary group led by Jefferson's secretary Meriwether Lewis and Lewis' friend William Clark, was formed. Over the next several years (1804-1806), Lewis and Clark would travel thousands of miles, discovering lands, rivers, and peoples virtually unknown to the world at large. The Smithsonian Associates has scheduled a series of lectures about "The Epic Journey of Lewis and Clark." Today, at 8 PM, Ralph E. Ehrenberg, former chief, geography and map division, Library of Congress will present Mapping the West. Defining the vast unknown region acquired through the Louisiana Purchase. Write or call (202) 357- 3030, weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for ticket information.



May 15, 2003 - Paris Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Recherche, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Écoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris and Centre Albert Châtelet, 4-6 rue Jean Calvin, 7e étage, 75005 Paris will have a seminar directed by M. Patrick Gautier Dalché, directeur d'études. Mme Marica Milanesi (University of Pavia, Italy) will give a series of four lectures on "Four ways of making geography in XVIth century." The third lecture, A Florentine scholar in India: Filippo Sassetti (1540-1588), will be from 11h to 13h in Salle d'Histoire. The next lecture will be May 22.



May 15, 2003 - Washington Beginning at 6:30 PM, the Washington Map Society will hold its 24th Annual Dinner and Business Meeting at La Colline Restaurant, 400 North Capitol Street NW (two blocks from Union Station Metro - Red Line). President Ray Wolf's presentation is titled Fighting Fire with Fire Maps. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, tel. (703) 538-0948.



May 20, 2003 - Zurich Prof. Dr. Bernd Roeck, Department of History, University of Zurich, and Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hurni, Institute of Cartography, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich are delighted to host a lecture by Professor David Woodward, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin at Madison Revealing the City: The History of Urban Cartography. Place and time: Hörsaal KOL G 220, Uni Hauptgebäude, Zurich at 6.00 pm, s.t.The lecture will be given in English. Professor Woodward is the chief editor of an ongoing monumental encyclopedia on cartography published by the University of Chicago Press. "Cartography in the European Renaissance," volume three of "The History of Cartography," is now under review. For more information on Professor Woodward's program please e-mail Philippe Foret or Christina Ljungberg.



May 21, 2003 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge University History of Cartography Seminar will take place in the Chetwynd Room of King's College at 5 PM. Georgina Enfield (School of Geography, University of Nottingham) will present Images of contested space: litigation, land and maps in Colonial Mexico. For further information, please contact Andy Merrills.



May 21, 2003 - New York The New York Public Library Mercator Society will have a reception and presentation Maps and Geography of New York City: Some things don't change that fast! (And some things do!) Urban geographer Dr. Jack Eichenbaum will discuss the evolution of New York City with respect to the terrain, the shoreline and changes in transportation technology. Meet at 5:30 for reception, 6:00 program, in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Trustees Room 206, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. R.S.V.P. 212-930-0654.



May 22, 2003 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Dr Christopher Board (International Cartographic Association) present E.C. Willatts and the planning maps from central government: thirty years of achievement in British thematic cartography 1953-1982. 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.



May 22, 2003 - Paris Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Recherche, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques à la Sorbonne, 45-47 rue des Écoles, esc. E, 1er étage, 75005 Paris and Centre Albert Châtelet, 4-6 rue Jean Calvin, 7e étage, 75005 Paris will have a seminar directed by M. Patrick Gautier Dalché, directeur d'études. Mme Marica Milanesi (University of Pavia, Italy) will give a series of four lectures on "Four ways of making geography in XVIth century." The final lecture, A cartographer and his Princes: Egnazio Danti (1536-1586) at Florence and Rome, will be from 11h to 13h in Salle d'Histoire.



May 29, 2003 - London Maps and Society Twelfth Series Programme - Dr Daniel Connolly (Franke Humanities Institute, University of Chicago). The performance of history in the itinerary map of Matthew Paris.- 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.



May 31 - June 2, 2003 - Rome We are pleased to announce the 2003 International Conference, Giambattista Nolli, Imago Urbis, and Rome, to be held at the Studium Urbis Research Center. The conference is organized by Dr. Allan Ceen and Michelle R. LaFoe, co-ordinated by the Studium Urbis Rome, and co-hosted by the American Academy in Rome. Printed materials will soon be available and may be requested. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Allan Ceen or Michelle R. LaFoe. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Woodward, Arthur H. Robinson Professor of Geography Emeritus, The University of Wisconsin Madison and Editor, History of Cartography Series. Although Giambattista Nolli's contribution to art, architecture, and urban planning has often been overlooked in favor of his better-known colleagues from the 18 th century, Nolli's work, in particular his 1748 Pianta Grande, continues to play a key role in the study of Rome and other cities. The focus of the conference will be Nolli's work, his forebearers, and the people, architectural forms, and cities he influenced. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss and disseminate creative ideas on the historical significance and contemporary relevance of Giambattista Nolli and his 1748 plan-map of Rome.



June 5, 2003 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be our annual visit to a member's home. Our founding President, and current Treasurer, Wes Brown, is graciously opening up his home, and map collection, to a visit by any and all interested RMMS members. The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM. Wes has an outstanding collection of maps. The particular strengths of his collection are Colorado and Denver, as well as a world-class collection of early world maps. Please join your fellow map enthusiast for an evening that is assured to be entertaining and enlightening. Additional information from President Donald McGuirk.



June 7, 2003 - Santa Clara, California The California Map Society meeting at Santa Clara University, Alumni Science Hall, Building 208, Room 120, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. The Alumni Science Hall is on the western side of the campus, adjacent to Franklin Street. Registration will be from 9:00-9:30am.



June 7, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



June 7-8, 2003 - London The International Map Collectors' Society Summer Weekend.
Saturday June 7: Invitation Lectures in Battersea Room, Westminister Suite, Hilton Olympia Hotel
14.30 Alistair S. Maeer: The Cartography of Commerce - 17th century English overseas expansion, as represented and understood from English maps, particularly the Thames school of mapmakers.
15.10 Margaret Small: Motifs and Mystery: Classical influences on the 16th century image of Northern Europe - Margaret will discuss how Northern Europe, particularly Scandinavia and northern Russia, remained outside the knowledge of Southern Europeans, many of whom believed that the 'frigid zone' was so inhospitable that it destroyed all life. Olaus Magnus challenged these assumptions and provided historical information on Scandinavia to the rest of Europe.
15.50 Tea
16.30 Map Fair in Olympia 2: Members preview where maps can be seen and bought
19.15 Reception in The Westminster Suite, Hilton Hotel
19.45 Dinner - The IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award will be presented at the Dinner.
Additional information from IMCoS Financial Secretariat, P.O. Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA Fax +44 (0)1296 392511.

Sunday June 8: Annual Map Fair at Olympia 2 Conference Centre, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14
The London Olympia Hilton Hotel is offering a deal to IMCoS members of £88 per room per night inclusive of continental breakfast and VAT. This is a limited offer on a first come first served basis and anyone interested should call Rachel Jones on +44 (0) 207 856 1902 quoting 'International Map Fair' in order to make a booking. Additional information from organisers Roger Brown +44 (0)20 8207 6244 or Jenny Harvey.



June 12-14, 2003 - Berlin First Workshop on Applied History of Cartography.
June 12, 14h - Guided tour of the map section of the Secret State Archives
June 13, a.m. - Theme: scales and accuracy; p.m. - national and international data banks
June 14, a.m. - Theme : printing techniques to the 19th century; p.m. - categories and types of maps 16th to 20th century; guided tour of the Map Room of the Berlin Staatsbibliothek

Further information and registration: Dr. Markus Heinz, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Kartenabteilung, Potsdamer Strasse 33, D-10785 Berlin, Tel ++49-30-266.2725, Fax ++49-30-266.3010.



June 13-14, 2003 - Greenwich Dr John Dee, astronomer and astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, has been credited with making the calculations that would enable England to use the Gregorian calendar. This seminar, Magic and Mathematics: the life and work of John Dee, will look at his magic and astrology, his influence on the navigational sciences at the dawn of maritime expansion, and at his position in Elizabethan society. The seminar will be held at the National Maritime Museum from 10.30-16.15. Dr David Starkey will give a special introduction about life in the Tudor court. Other speakers are: Dr Silke Ackermann and Dr Richard Dunn, both British Museum; Dr Stephen Clucas, Birkbeck, University of London; Professor Nicholas H. Clulee, Frostburg State University; Dr Stephen Johnson, Museum of the History of Science; Julian Roberts, Bodleian Library, Oxford; Dr David Starkey, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. Additional information at +44 (0)20 8312 6716.



June 14, 2003 - Cambridge, Massachusetts Meetings of International Society for the Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) are held the day before the meeting of the International Conference on the History of Cartography.
09.00-16.00 International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM)
13.00-16.00 "Teaching the History of Cartography." Standing Commissions on Education and the History of Cartography, International Cartographic Association (ICA)



June 15-20, 2003 - Cambridge, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine 20th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) is organized on behalf of Imago Mundi. It will be hosted by the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge on June 15-17; and by the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, Portland on June 18-20. ICHC 2003 will feature sessions structured around the themes of: (a) cartography, states, and empires; (b) cartographic literacy and culture; (c) cartography and commerce; (d) mapping the Americas; and (e) any other topic in the history of cartography. Each session will comprise three papers, each twenty minutes long with five minutes of discussion. A separate poster session will permit presentation of posters up to 4' x 8' (1.2m x 2.4m) in size. ICHC 2003 will also include three workshops on issues relating to the history of cartography, several associated cartographic exhibitions, an extensive social program, and activities for accompanying persons. Papers, posters, or entire sessions are solicited which address issues pertinent to any of the above themes. The official languages of ICHC 2003 will be English and French. Any questions about possible topics for papers, posters, or sessions should be addressed to Prof. Matthew Edney, chair of the ICHC 2003 program committee, Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104-9301, USA. Questions about the conference should be addressed to ICHC 2003, Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA 02138.

Two optional post-conference tours are planned. On Saturday, June 21, experience southern Maine's maritime heritage with this trip to the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, the center of Maine's shipbuilding industry on the Kennebec River. In the nineteenth century, half of all ships built in the United States were built alongside the river. Today, Bath is home to the Bath Iron Works and the Aegis guided- missile cruisers built there. After lunch, the tour moves to Yarmouth and the home of DeLorme, Inc. DeLorme is a leading provider of mapping products and technologies for consumers, business, and government. Their headquarters is home to "Eartha,"the world's largest rotating and revolving globe. A stop will be made in Freeport and the home of L.L. Bean on the way back to Portland.
For those participants of ICHC 2003 who wish to experience some of the natural and cultural wonders of coastal Maine, the Conference Secretariat offers a three day post-conference tour June 22-24 to Mount Desert Island. Featuring Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain, Mount Desert Island is the centerpiece of the incredible beauty of "Downeast" Maine. Further details from Ms. Elizabeth A. Morin, Conference Secretariat, Department of Conferences, University of Southern Maine, 68 High Street, Portland, ME 04101; phone 207 780 5951, fax 1 207 780 5963.



June 26, 2003 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Wine reception at 5:30, lecture 6:00 -7:00. Veslin Miscovic (National and University Library, Ljubjana, Slovenia) will present Where the Mediterranean Meets the Alps: The Mapping of Slovenia from Antiquity to Modern Times. On the frontiers of Central Europe, Germanic and Latin influences created a distinct blend of language and culture in Slovenia. The National and University Library's curator of maps will guide us on an illustrated tour through 2000 years of the mapping of Slovenia, from a Roman road map and the great Renaissance atlases to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century mapping of emerging Slovenian nationalism. Join us for a cartographic exploration of an ancient, yet new European land. This program is co-sponsored by the Chicago Map Society and the Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography. Reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations, call (312) 255-3659.



June 27-28, 2003 - London The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, will have a colloquium Ptolemy's "Geography" in the Renaissance. Thirteen scholars from Europe, North America, and the UK will explore the broad cultural contexts (e.g. religion, astrology, education, antiquarianism, art, and architecture ) in which Ptolemy's Geography was edited, read, and commented upon in the Renaissance. Speakers include: Daniel Brownstein, Mario Carpo, Angelo Cattaneo, Lesley Cormack, Francesca Fiorani, Darin Hayton, Alfred Hiatt, Margriet Hoogvliet, Alexander Jones, Alessandro Scafi, Margaret Small, George Tolias, and Benjamin Weiss. The colloquium is supported by the British Academy and the British Library. For more details please contact Elizabeth Witchell at the Warburg Institute, tel: +44 (020) 7862 8949.



July 13, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



July 21, 2003 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 7 PM at the Denver Public Library, 13th and Broadway. Stuart Bryan will present Mapping for the Railroad: John C. Fremont's Disastrous 4th Expedition Across Colorado's San Luis Valley, 1848-49. Additional information from president Donald McGuirk.



July 23, 2003 - Dunbeath, Scotland Jeff Stone will discuss The Nation Surveyed by Timothy Point: Context and Content at the Dunbeath Heritage Centre. Contact the Centre at 01593 731233 for further information.



August 1-9, 2003 - Berlin IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users, and is considered the global voice of the library profession. This summer, Berlin will host the 69th annual IFLA Conference and Council. Librarians from all over the world will meet to discuss this year's theme: "Access Point Library: Media - Information - Culture."

The program for the Geography and Map Libraries Section is:
Monday August 4
8.30 - 10.30 ICC (Congress-Center, only for participants with registration) "Digitizing and Presenting Historical Maps." Speakers: David Rumsey and Wolfgang Crom
14.30 - 16.00 Berlin State Library, Map Department, Unter den Linden 8 (From ICC by U 2 Station Kaiserdamm to Station Stadtmitte) Meeting with map publishers Geocenter, Topkart and Schropp
Tuesday August 5
Study trip to the Institute for Laenderkunde in Leipzig. Visit of the studio German National Atlas (morning) and the library with map collection and archive (afternoon). Possibility to make a visit around the city of Leipzig. Meeting Point: 8.15 at Berlin Ostbahnhof main hall.
Wednesday August 6
10.00 - 12.30 Dr. Sebastian Kinder, Humboldt University leads a walk through Berlin. Meeting point Berlin State Library, Potsdamer Str. 33 (S 1, S 2, S 25 or U 2 Potsdamer Platz)
Thursday August 7
10.00 - 15.00 A visit to the Berlin Geographical Society, Arno-Holz-Str. 14. Meeting point: 9.45 at Taxi place in front of the Rathaus Steglitz (City Hall Steglitz) (S 1 or U 9 Rathaus Steglitz, from here Bus X83 or 183 to Schmidt-Ott-Str.) Programme:
10.00 Christof Ellger: Welcome
10.30 Heidrun Wiesenmueller, Stuttgart: Oscar: Online Catalog for Maps
11.00 Juerg Buehler, Zuerich: The Homepage of the ETH Map Library and the LIBER-GdC
11.30 Mechthild Schueler, Goettingen: Digital Visual Gateway to Maps and Earth Observation Data
12.00 Lunch
14.00 Andrea Kintrup, Bremen: Digital Historical Maps
14.30 Mark Pennay, Marburg: The Digital Wenker Atlas
There is also the possibility to visit the exhibition "175 years Berlin Geographical Society".

Additional information from Wolfgang Crom, Head of the Map Department, Berlin State Library



August 3-10, 2003 - Los Angeles The Eleventh International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) Congress on the Enlightenment will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It will be hosted by UCLA and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), whose annual meeting will be combined with the ISECS Congress, and organized by Peter Reill, Director of UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and John Sandbrook, Assistant Provost of UCLA's College of Letters and Science. A select committee of scholars from the region and the nation, representing all the major disciplines concerned with the era, will assist in the planning and organizing. Academic sessions include Cartography and the Enlightenment; Geography and Science; and Exile, Emigration, and the Cultural Geography of the Enlightenment. Additional information from Peter Reill, Director UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, Attention: ISECS Congress Correspondence, 310 Royce Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1404; fax: (310) 206-8577.



August 4-6, 2003 - Cape Town, South Africa The International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on the History of Cartography will sponsor a Symposium and Exhibition: The History of Cartography of Africa at the National Library of South Africa in association with the Cape Archives Repository, Roeland Street, Cape Town. It is planned to hold four sessions of papers in NLSA, the final afternoon being a general discussion. On 6th August we plan an optional excursion to Stellenbosch and Paarl which will include a visit to a wine-producing estate and lunch. The exhibition of maps will emphasise the cartography of Southern Africa up to about 1920 and will rely on map collections from major libraries in the city. If there is sufficient demand it may be possible to arrange visits to some of these on 6 August for those who do not wish to go on the excursion. The National Library is situated at the northern end of the Gardens of the Dutch East India Company near the Anglican Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. There is a good hotel within easy walking distance across the Gardens where the daily price of rooms for the period in question ranges from R330 (22pounds) for a single room to R610 (41pounds) for a triple room facing Table Mountain and the City. Prices are approximate and will depend on the exchange value of the South African Rand, which has recently been rather volatile. The symposium is open to all who are interested in the history of mapping Africa and is particularly aimed at those who wish to see something of the cultural heritage of South Africa before travelling to the main ICA conference in Durban which starts officially on 10 August 2003. Abstracts of proposed Symposium papers should be submitted be e-mail to either Professor Liebenberg, or Dr Christopher Board, or by post to 36 Wakefield Gardens, London SE19 2NR, UK to arrive no later than 30 October 2002. Abstracts should be in English and from 300 to 500 words in length. Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted by 31 December 2002. Potential authors should also be aware that the History of Cartography is one of the Durban conference themes. It is hoped to publish the Symposium proceedings and a catalogue of the map exhibition. To help us to organise a group booking please reply to either Professor Liebenberg, or Dr Board no later than 31 July 2002, if you wish to attend.



August 10-16, 2003 - Durban, South Africa The British Cartographic Society announces an International Cartographic Conference to be held at the International Convention Center. The theme will be Cartographic Renaissance.



August 10, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



August 30, 2003 - Oxford The International Map Collectors' Society - The Development of Printed Maps of Oxfordshire / An afternoon of English County Mapping at Exeter College, 2.20pm in the Saskatchewan Room. John Leighfield, one of the early members of IMCoS, has built up a substantial knowledge of Oxfordshire maps. His presentation covers the development of county mapping, using Oxfordshire for illustration. This will be followed by a wonderful display of maps and atlases, including some you seldom see. Additional information from IMCoS Financial Secretariat, P.O. Box 412, Aylesbury, HP20 1WA Fax +44 (0)1296 392511.



September 2-5, 2003 - Reading, United Kingdom The University of Reading will be the venue for a joint meeting, Cartography 2003, of the Society of Cartographers 39th Summer School and the British Cartographic Society 40th Symposium and Map Curators Workshop. Sessions and exhibitors' areas will be in the Humanities and Social Sciences building with en-suite accommodation a five minute walk away in the recently built extension to Windsor Hall. Meals will be taken in Windsor Hall, with the exception of the Annual Dinner and Ceilidh, which will take place in the Cedar Room, a short distance across campus. The workshops and demonstrations will display the breadth and depth of contemporary cartography in the UK, and the exhibition of commercial products and the UK display at the ICA conference will show the vitality of map-making in this country. General enquiries to Heather Browning, Tel.: 0118 378 6042 or Judith Fox, Tel.: 0118 378 8735. Information about the Map Curators Workshop from Ann Sutherland, 61 Alnwickhill Road, Edinburgh EH16 6NJ; Tel.: 0131-664-3188.



September 3-5, 2003 - London The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers will have their 2003 International Annual Conference, Geography, Serving Society and the Environment, at the Geographical Society in Kensington Gore. A session - Historical Geographies of the Sea - has been organised by Dr David Lambert, Dr Luciana Martins and Dr Miles Ogborn. This session seeks to address historical geography's lack of attention to the sea and to demonstrate the significance of maritime geographies in shaping economics, politics and culture at all scales, from the local to the global. The session seeks empirically-grounded papers that address the geographies of oceanic, maritime and coastal worlds, particularly those connected to the creation of new global systems from the early modern period onwards. We aim to include papers that address and reorient the key concerns of contemporary historical geography - including globalisation, empire, mappings, and the making of geographical knowledge - through attention to the sea. Papers are welcomed on the geographies of oceanic exploration and colonisation, maritime trade and piracy; on the sea-borne carriage and circulation of people, goods and ideas; on the cultures and politics of the seas, ports and coasts that arose from contact, commerce and population movement (both forced and unforced); on the politics of representing and displaying the seas and seafarers; and on the construction of geographical knowledge as a marine endeavour. Offers for papers, comprising author, address, title and abstract (of not more than 200 words) should be submitted to Dr David Lambert, Department of Geography, Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EN; Tel.: 020 7602 0198, no later than Friday 7th February 2003. Presentations are expected to be around 20 minutes in duration.



September 11-12, 2003 - Cleveland The next Northern Ohio Map Society meeting will be held at the Chicago Title Inc., 113 St. Clair Ave., NE, Suite 400. A tour of the company's map room, or property insight facility, and explanation of its contents will be conducted by Mr. Dave Dormstadt. from 2 PM to 4 PM on both Thursday, September 11 and Friday, September 12. Please RSVP before these dates because space is limited. Contact Tom Edwards at 216- 623-2880 for this once in a lifetime excursion!



September 11-13, 2003 - Ness, Isle of Lewis, Scotland The Islands Book Trust will sponsor a seminar to mark the tercentenary of Martin Martin's seminal publication in 1703 on 'The Western Islands of Scotland'. One of the sessions will be John Moore discussing Martin Martin and John Adair: two approaches to landscape recording at the end of the seventeenth century. Additional information from the Trust at Tel: 01851 810681 or Fax: 01851 810193.



September 14, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



September 17, 2003 - 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. Wes Brown, founder and past president of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, will present The Discovery of the New World Through Old Maps. Through the study of maps, he will investigate man's conception of the shape of the earth through history and will give particular focus on the discovery of the New World. This general survey will begin with Homer in the 8th Century B.C. and will end with Sebastian Munster in the middle of the 16th Century. This talk will be a quick-paced look at many of these maps and map collecting too. The presentation is ideally suited to our longtime members and also family members and friends who want to see some of the reasons for people being smitten by map collecting. For additional information contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.



September 18, 2003 - Washington The Library of Congress presents a symposium on themes related to its exhibition "Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America.." James P. Ronda, H.G. Barnard professor of Western American History at the University of Tulsa ["Looking West from the East"], and Carolyn Gilman, special projects historian at the Missouri Historical Society ["Lewis and Clark Discover the Indians"], speak during the morning session on the theme "Expectations and Realities of the American West." Speakers for the afternoon session on the topic of "Cartography and the American West" are John Logan Allen, professor of geography at the University of Wyoming, ["Geographical Lore on the Eve of the Lewis and Clark Expedition"] and Ralph Ehrenberg, former chief of the Library's Geography and Map Division ["The Eyes of the Army: Exploratory Mapping of the American West"]. This symposium is being organized by the Library's Interpretive Programs Office and its Geography and Map Division, with the assistance of the Office of Scholarly Programs. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building and is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing, which is sponsored by Smithsonian Books, celebrates the publication of "Lewis and Clark--Across the Divide," by Carolyn Gilman with an introduction by James Ronda, and immediately follows the symposium. Space is limited; Call 202-707-3323 for more information and to make reservations. The exhibition "Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America" will be open to guests during the reception, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.



September 19-20, 2003 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will hold the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair. A reception and dinner will be held Friday evening, September 19th in the Brown Palace Ballroom. Paul Cohen of Arkway Antique Maps, and author of the recently published book "Mapping the West, America's Westward Movement 1524 - 1890," will offer a brief presentation. The Map Fair will be held Saturday, September 20th from 9 am to 5 pm at at the Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Autumn in the Rockies is beautiful. We hope to see you there. Additional information from Myron West.



September 19-21, 2003 - Sydney, Australia Fédération Internationale des Géomètres (FIG) World Mapping Colloquium. The event is organized in conjunction with International Map Collectors Society at the Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, and includes numerous excursions, cruises etc. Speakers include:
David Woodward, The naming of America
Jan de Graeve, World Arc Meridian Surveys
David King, Arabic astrolabes plagiarized
Robert Linke, Australia, - The French connection
John Brock, Cook/Bligh/Flinders/King - Australia's Quadrilogy of Super Seafarers

Information and reservations: MASH International Ltd., P.O. Box 3085, Tamarama NSW 2026, Australia; Fax ++61-2-9130-3278.



October 3-4, 2003 - Arlington, Texas The Texas Map Society will hold its fall meeting at The University of Texas at Arlington.
Friday Evening, October 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Welcome Reception, Jenkins and Virginia Garrett, 1700 Indian Creek Drive, Fort Worth [Map and admission ticket will be sent upon registration]

Saturday, October 4, UTA Central Library Atrium, Sixth Floor
9:00 am-9:30 am Registration and Refreshments
9:30 am-9:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks, John Crain, President, TMS
9:45 am-10:45 am "Pocketing the Republic: Examining the 1830s Pocket Maps of Samuel Augustus Mitchell" Brian McFarland
10:45 am-11:00 am Break
11:00 am-12:00 noon "The Mapmakers' Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe" David Buisseret
12:00 noon-1:00 pm Lunch (provided), Annual Meeting of the Society with Election of Officers
1:00 pm-2:00 pm "Forgotten Texas: Rediscovering "lost" Lone Star Historic Sites Featured on Maps in the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library." Glen Ely
2:00 pm-2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm-3:15 pm "In Search of a Southern Continent: The Mapping of Antarctica" David Finfrock
3:15 pm-3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm-4:30 pm "Kit's Kartographic Korner" Attendees are encouraged to bring maps, atlases, and cartographic curiosities to discuss. Katherine R. Goodwin, Cartographic Archivist, UTA
4:40 pm- Closing Remarks

We encourage all interested parties to attend the meeting and enjoy the fellowship. For further information, contact Kit 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 4, 2003 - Dundee, Scotland The next seminar to be organised by the Scottish Maps Forum will be in Dundee University, Conference Room, Tower Building (First Floor), Nethergate; 10.00 to 16.30. The seminar celebrates two important publications which both appeared in 1703. In that year John Adair, Scotland's principal late 17th century rnaprnaker, published his volume of sea charts "Description of the sea coast and islands of Scotland," and Martin Martin issued "A description of the Western Islands of Scotland .. With a new map of the whole, ... To which is added a brief description of the Isles of Orkney, and Schetland." Both were part of Sir Robert Sibbald's grand scheme, initiated in the 1680s, to gather together maps, illustrations and information about Scotland. This also included John Siezer's well-known views.
Program:
10.45-13.00
Cartography in a cold climate: William and Mary's Scotland reassessed. Prof Chris Whatley (Dundee University)
'Strangely disappointed, discouraged and abused': an assessment of John Adair and his achievements after three centuries. John Moore (Glasgow University Library)
The hidden messages of Slezer. Prof Charles McKean (Dundee University)
14.00-16.30
'Many profitable as well as curious observes': Adair and Martin in the Western Isles, 1698. Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiubhart (Edinburgh University)
'Might have been done finer in London': map engraving in Scotland in the late Stuart era. Dr David Bryden (formerly National Museums of Scotland)
Geography and Mapping in Scotland, c.1680 - c.1720. Prof Charles Withers (Edinburgh University)

Additional information from Scottish Maps Forum, Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 466 3813, fax: 0131 466 3812.



October 9, 2003 - 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. Richard Pflederer, noted researcher of Portolan charts and published author on the subject, will discuss Portolan Charts - The Key to Navigation in the Mediterranean and Beyond. It is unusual for a tradition of map production to spring up from nowhere, with no known antecedents, but that is just what seems to have happened with portolan charts. These beautifully produced manuscript-on-vellum charts may share a production technique with the illuminated manuscript works of medieval European monasteries, but the cartographic style and content have nothing in common with preceding or contemporary work. From whence do these amazing objects derive, how were they produced and how were they used? This lecture will provide some of the answers to these questions. For additional information contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.



October 12, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



October 14, 2003 - London The Eva G.R. Taylor Annual Lecture for 2003 will take place at 18.30 hours in The Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. The Lecturer will be Professor Corradino Astengo of the Istituto di Geografia, Università di Genova, who will speak on Mediterranean portolan charts of the 14th to 17th century. There will be a small exhibition relating to the subject in display cases outside the New Map Room.

Professor Astengo, an authority on this type of charting, covers a subject close to Professor Taylor's interests in navigation. His Elenco preliminare di carte ed atlanti nautici manoscritti : eseguiti nell'area mediterranea nel periodo 1500-1700 e conservati presso enti pubblici (Genova : Istituto di Geografia, Università di Genova, 1996), of 47 pages, is presently the most up-to-date and thorough published listing - with locations - of such materials. He has contributed the chapter 'The chart tradition in the Mediterranean' for volume 3 'Cartography in the European Renaissance' of the multi-volume and continuing 'The History of Cartography Project'. This Project is based at the Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison and, since 1987, two volumes (in four books) have been published by University of Chicago Press of Chicago and London. They continue to be under the general editorship of Professor David Woodward FRGS, recipient in 2002 of the RGS-IBG's Murchison Award "in recognition of seminal publications on the history of cartography".

From 17.30 in the New Map Room - which displays one of the two complete exemplars known of Matteo Ricci's 1644 (or later) world map in Chinese - a 'pay bar' (drinks and sandwiches) will be available. After the Lecture supper will be served in the candle-lit 'Queen Anne'-style Main Hall at a cost of £22.00 for two courses, with two glasses of wine and coffee. For the supper please book at least one week in advance (stating if a vegetarian meal is required) with Mrs Gabriela Marques by telephone 44-20-7591-3084. Additional information from Francis Herbert (Curator of Maps), Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.



October 14-16, 2003 - Nicosia, Cyprus International Map Collectors' Society 22nd international symposium, The Cartography of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, is organized by the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Two and five day pre-symposium tours will be planned. Pre-symposium tour information from Mrs. Elena Panayiotou, GAP Vassiloloulos Travel, PO Box 23897, 1687 Nicosia; Tel: +357 22 710343; Fax: +357 22 514088.

The conference opens 09.30 Tuesday, 14 October, at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation; and closes 20.30 Thursday, 16 October, with the symposium dinner at Holiday Inn Hotel. Additional information from the Organiser: Susan Gole, Tel: +44 (0) 1270 878465 Fax +44 (0) 1270 878467; or from the Symposium Secretariat: Gabriella M. Georgiades, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, PO Box 21995, 1515 Nicosia; Tel: +357 22 848227; Fax: +357 22 662898.



October 18, 2003 - Halle, Belgium The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will have an excursion to Halle (near Brussels), to visit the map collection of Johan Vanvolsem. Johan is a surveyor and historian who collects maps of Halle. His special interest centers on the origin and cartographic renown of the name of his hometown "Halle." He has a repertory of 700 name variations of Halle and about 200 maps of Halle. He will show us important maps from his collection between 10.00-12.00. There will be a guided tour of Halle after lunch. Further information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen - Belgium, Tel/Fax ++32-(0)3-440.10.81.



October 23, 2003 - Oxford The "Oxford Seminar in Cartography 2003-2004" will commence at 5pm at the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. Hugh Torrens (University of Keele) will discuss William Smith (1769-1839) and the cartography of geology. 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. For further details, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.



October 23-26, 2003 - New Orleans The Society for the History of Discoveries 44th annual meeting. With the year 2003 marking the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, the SHD meeting's theme will be La Nouvelle Frontiére: Exploration and Discovery of the Louisiana Purchase. For additional information contact Richard V. Francaviglia, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, Box 19497-Central Library, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0497; phone 817-272-3997; fax 817-272-5797.



October 27, 2003 - New Orleans The Preservation Services of SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network) has scheduled a Care and Cataloging of Map Collections workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Historic New Orleans Collection Williams Research Center. This one-day workshop covers basic care and cataloging issues of map collections. The first half is devoted to a discussion of the preservation of materials, and the second half gives a basic introduction to the maps' format and map cataloging principals. For additional information see the web page or contact Vanessa Richardson, SOLINET, 1438 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 200, Atlanta GA 30309-2955; phone 800-999-8558, ext. 4918.



October 30, 2003 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Dr Tom de Wesselow (King's College, Cambridge) 'Turning like the world': Henry III's 1239 mappamundi and the Winchester Round Table - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This 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, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.



November 1. 2003 - Washington The Library of Congress and the Washington Map Society (WMS) will co-sponsor a one day seminar on the History of Cartography taught by WMS member Dick Pflederer at the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division Reading Room on the basement level of the Library of Congress Madison Building, Independence Avenue. The course will be held from 9 AM-3:30 PM, with a lunch break. Please note that food and drinks are not allowed in the G&M map reading room. This seminar is based on a short course offered by Mr. Pflederer at the Christopher Wren Association of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg and is the first of two WMS Weekend Workshops to be offered during the Society's 25th Anniversary Year. It is open at no charge but by reservation only, to WMS members & guests, Library of Congress staff and prospective WMS members with an interest in the history of mapping. The second weekend offering will be a spring 2004 workshop on map collecting. Seats are available by reservation only. To make a reservation, contact Ray Wolf or sign up at the October 9 WMS member meeting, which features a talk on portolan charts by Mr. Pflederer. Provide the full name, email address and telephone number of each person who will be attending the November 1 session. Ray can be contacted via email; by telephone at (H) 301-649-1031 or (W) 703-613-4197 or by postal mail at 10949 Bucknell Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902. Deadline for reservations is Monday, October 27, 2003.



November 5, 2003 - Paris Comité Français de Cartographie Commission « Histoire de la cartographie » Bibliothèque nationale de France, site Richelieu, Salle des Commissions, 58 rue de Richelieu (Métro : Bourse). Cartographie, colonisation et empires, XVIIIe - XXe siècle. Programme:
Matin, 9h30.
Emilie d'Orgeix : Amédée Frézier et la cartographie de Saint-Domingue durant la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle
Jean-Louis Glénisson : La mise en valeur économique et militaire de Saint-Domingue au lendemain du traité de Paris (1763) : le rôle de la cartographie
Francisco Quirós, Juan Carlos Castañón : Bory de Saint-Vincent et les progrès de la cartographie et de la connaissance orographique de la Péninsule Ibérique au début du XIXe siècle
Jean-Yves Puyo : L'expédition du Mexique, 1862-1867 : apports cartographiques et géographiques
Après-midi, 14h.
Morgane Labbé : La carte ethnographique de l'empire austro-hongrois : la multinationalité dans "l'ordre des choses"
Olivier Loiseau : La Carte d'Afrique au 1/2.000.000e par le colonel Lannoy de Bissy (1875-1900)
Wulf Bodenstein : Zanzibar, un troc dans l'Océan Indien au XIXe siècle
Bernard Marty : L'œuvre de l'IGN en Afrique Noire pendant la période coloniale

Les conférences commencent à 9h30. Entrée libre (dans la limite des places disponibles). Pour toute information complémentaire, contacter: Gilles Palsky, 01 45 17 11 47, Hélène Richard, 01 53 79 83 69.



November 6, 2003 - Kallin, Scotland Chris Fleet will present Early Maps of Kallin and beyond to the Killin Heritage Society. Additional information from Mrs Judith A Forster, Kilchurn, Killin, Perthshire, FK21 8TN; Tel: 01567 820298.



November 6, 2003 - 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. Edward Papenfuse, State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents at the Maryland State Archives, will introduce many new, full-color maps found in his recent book, the "Maryland State Archives Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608-1908." In his illustrated remarks, he will focus on the importance to mapping of the long standing border dispute between Maryland and Virginia over the ownership of the Potomac River and reflect on the case before the Supreme Court of the United States this fall term, as discussed in the Atlas. He will also premier a new on-line service of the Archives featuring geographic and place name access to the county wall maps of Maryland in the Atlas and at the Library of Congress. Dr. Papenfuse has told us that he will also have a special slip case edition of the Atlas available at discount to WMS members at the meeting. For additional information contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.



November 9, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.



November 13, 2004 - Cambridge "The History of the Book Seminar"will have Laurence Worms (Ash Rare Books, London) speak about Meaning at the margin: the bibliographical reading of maps in eighteenth-century London publications; OCR, Trinity College, Trinity Street, 5.30 (Ask the Porter for directions). All welcome. For further information, please contact the convenors Dr Kate Bennett, Pembroke College or Dr Anne Henry, Trinity College.



November 13, 2003 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Jean-Marc Besse (Chargé de recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris) 'Embrasser la terre d'un seul coup d'oeil': The First Parisian Georamas - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This 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, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.



November 14-15, 2003 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina The Staff of the Rare Book Collection in the Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill have invited members of the William P. Cumming Map Society to attend an exhibit, Art to Science: America and the Southeast in Early Maps, of extraordinary maps from the collection of Dr. Dave Davis, starting with Schedel's 1493 world map and continuing up to the American Revolution. On Saturday morning we will have Dr. Davis as our personal tour guide through a variety of interesting, beautiful, and rare maps and related books. The events will kick off with a Friday reception followed by a presentation from Alice Hudson, Chief of the Map Division of the New York Public Library! Preliminary Schedule of Events
November 14, Friday
5:00 pm : Reception
6:00 pm : Lecture by Alice Hudson, Chief of the Map Division, New York Public Library, From Dawn to Dusk, England turns from East to West: Maps as images of the English worldview, from the Medieval to the Early Modern
November 15, Saturday
9:30 am : Coffee
10:00 am : Lecture by Dave Davis, M.D., F.A.P.A.
10:45 am : Gallery talk and tour of map exhibit led by Dr. Davis

All of the above events will be in the Wilson Library on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. For those interested in staying in town Saturday evening, the historic Carolina Inn is a 5 minute walk to the Wilson Library. Additional information from Jay Lester.



November 15, 2003 - Paris The Paris Map Fair at Hotel Ambassador, 16 Blvd. Haussman from 1100 to 1800. Fifty international map dealers from France, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and USA will be offering thousands of maps, atlases, and globes. A pre-fair cocktail reception and dinner will be held in Restaurant of the Hotel Ambassador, starting at 19.30h Friday November 14th. The dinner will start at 20.00h. Further details 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 15, 2003 - Washington The Washington Map Society will meet at 10:00 AM at the DAR Museum, Daughters of the American Revolution Building, 1776 D Street, NW, for a guided tour of the new exhibit Degrees of Latitude: Maps of America from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection. Our guide is scheduled to be Margaret Pritchard, WMS member and Curator of Prints, Maps and Wallpaper at Colonial Williamsburg. She was much involved in the selection of the 30 maps and an atlas for this traveling exhibition and is the author of the cover story in the Fall 2003 issue of "The Portolan." Please bring a photo ID to facilitate security procedures. The nearest METRO is Farragut West (Blue & Orange lines). Following the tour, attendees may wish to lunch on their own and then proceed with Ron Grim for an afternoon visit to the exhibit at the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Rivers, Edens and Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America. Those wishing to sign up for the morning tour should add their names to the function sign-up page at Fall 2003 meetings or contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.



November 17, 2003 - Glasgow, Scotland The Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society will meet in Lecture Theatre No. 1 of the Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, Hillhead, Glasgow, (Glasgow University). Diana Webster will present Planting your roots on the map. Additional information from Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society, Unit 5, 22 Mansfield Street, Glasgow G11 5QP, Scotland; Tel. +44 (0) 141 339 8303.



November 27, 2003 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Matthew Champion (Independent Landscape Archaeologist and Heritage Consultant, U.K.) William Cuningham's Cosmographical Glasse (1558/9) and its Influence on Sixteenth-Century English Urban Cartography - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This 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, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.



November 28-29, 2003 - Breda, The Netherlands The 6th European Map Fair will be at Grote Kerk Breda (The Netherlands) on Friday from 15.00 to 21.00 and Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00. The Fair will take place in the beautifully restored "Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk", situated in the historical centre of Breda. The number of participating map dealers has shown a steady increase since the first Map Fair. An exhibition is part of the fair. Additional information from Secretariat Foundation Historical Cartography of the Netherlands, Meysberg 12, NL 4861 BP Chaam, tel. 31.161.492008.



December 2, 2003 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be held at our usual site, the main Denver Public Library, Thirteenth and Broadway. The meeting will start at 7 pm, in the fifth floor conference room. This meeting will be our first using a new format. The title for the evening is, Mapped Myths, a map theme program. We hope to make this a yearly meeting theme. (Thanks go to Paul Mathias for spear heading this project.) Five of our members will be bringing maps depicting geography that never was (cartographic myths)! Members are encouraged to bring any maps they may have in their collections that depict one or more of the programs topics. The following individuals will be presenting the following topics.
Dave Cole - "The Phantom Islands of the Atlantic", demonstrated with the Giovanni Magini 1598 map "Scandinavia and the Northern Regions" and the Hondius 1597 "World Globe".
Bill Spengler - "The Chiamay Lake Mapping Canard of East Central Asia", demonstrated with two Ptolemy maps, de Witt's "Tabula lndiae Orientalis" and "Magni Mongolis Imperium" (c. 1700), Ruscelli's "Asia" (e. 1561), Petri's "Asia" (c. 1588), and others by Cluverius, Van der Aa, and Bowen.
Lorraine Sherry - "The Southern Continent: Why the Earth Doesn't Tip Over", demonstrated with Abraham Ortelius's 1612 "Hemispherium Claudii Ptolemei (with) Hemispherium Arzhahelis et G. Frisij", the Hondius/Bertius 1616 "Descriptio Terrae Subaustralis", and the Philippe Buache 1757 "Chart of the Atlantic Polar Circle".
Wes Brown - "A Mythical Lake in Southern Colorado" featuring an 1862 manuscript map from the Library of Congress, cartographer unknown.
Paul Mathias - "The Strait of Anian: It must be there", demonstrated with the Cornelis de Jode 1593 "Quivira Regnum."

Please come and enjoy this special evening (and don't forget to bring your own maps, if applicable)! Contact Paul Mathias at (303) 771-2854 if you want additional information.



December 2, 2003 - London The British Records Association Conference, which takes place at the Royal Statistical Society, will feature papers on the topic On the map: maps as historical evidence. Speakers include Jeremy Black, Steve Erskine, Roger Kain, Peter Barber, Sarah Tyacke, Elizabeth Baigent, Yolande Hodson and Paul Harvey, covering topics ranging from 16th century exploration to digital mapping. Additional information from Polly Tucker, Assistant Archivist, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD; Tel: 020 7942 5873.



December 3. 2003 - Vienna The annual ordinary meeting of the General Assembly of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place at 5:00PM at the Kartensammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz 1.



December 11, 2003 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a Holiday Party and Members Show-and-Tell at the Newberry Library - Towner Fellows' Lounge, 60 W. Walton Street. The Society is reviving this tradition in which members are invited to bring a map from their collection to share with the group. Maps are collected for artictic qualities, printing techniques, as a memento of a trip, as investments, and many other reasons. What is often most enjoyable about an item is hearing the story of how it was acquired by its present owner.



December 11, 2003 - 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. Richard Stephenson will discuss General Lee's Forgotten Mapmaker: Major Albert H. Campbell and the Department of Northern Virginia's Topographic Department. Mr. Stephenson is an authority on American cartographic history with 45 years of service in the Library of Congress's Geography and Map Division, and is co-author of "Virginia in Maps." Many people interested in the mapping of the American Civil War as well as those of us interested in the broader aspects of 19th century cartography are aware of the contributions made by the gifted Confederate topographic engineer Jed. Hotchkiss. His name has practically become a household name due to the publication of his diary thirty years ago and the publication within the past few years of two excellent biographies. But there were many topographical engineers on both sides other than Hotchkiss that worked tirelessly throughout the war to provide their commanders with details of the countryside in which they were engaged. A few gave their lives in pursuit of their occupation and in the cause in which they believed. Unlike Hotchkiss, however, few are remembered. Mr. Stephenson will tell us about Major Campbell, Chief of the Topographic Department in the Confederate Army's Department of Northern Virginia - in effect Robert E. Lee's mapmaker. For additional information contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.



December 13, 2003 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle fifth study session: Plans and Views of Towns and Fortified Places at the Collège Saint Michel, 24 Bd. St. Michel, B-1040 Brussels; Metro 'Montgomery', free visitors' parking.
09.00 Registration opens
09.30-10-10 Richard Domb (London, UK), Town Plans and Views of Jerusalem
10.20-11.00 Hans-Uli Feldmann (Murten, CH), The Historical Schauenburg Collection - Fortification Maps of Bern and its Province
11.10-11.40 Coffee
11.40-12.20 Dr Charles van den Heuvel (Leiden, NDL), Maps of Fortified Places in the South Netherlands
12.30-13.00 Apéritif
13.00-14.30 Speakers' Lunch
14.30-15.10 Dr Nick Millea (Oxford, UK), Town Plans of London and Oxford
15.20-16.00 Prof P. Lombaerde (Antwerp, BE), Antwerp Fortifications from the 16th until the 19th Century
The conference chairman will be Francis Herbert, Royal Geographical Society, London. Further information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen - Belgium, Tel/Fax ++32-(0)3-440.10.81.



December 14, 2003 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) and Antiquarian Art: Book Print & Paper Fair (9.00 AM - 6.00 PM) at the Bonnington Hotel, 92 Southampton Row.