Cartography - Archive 2005 Calendar of Events


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January 13, 2005 - Paris The French Committee of Cartography organizes in connection with the French National Library, its annual colloquium, Cartographier la Mer [mapping the Sea], 9.30-18.00, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Petit Auditorium / Hall est, Site François Mitterrand. For additional information contact Gilles Palsky, 01 45 17 11 47; or Hélène Richard, 01 53 79 83 69.



January 15, 2005 - Los Angeles The winter meeting of the California Map Society will be held at the Williams Andrews Clark Library, University of California Los Angeles, 2520 Cimarron Street. If you've never heard of the Clark, you're not alone. It is part of the UCLA library system, but located 13 miles from the campus in the West Adams District of Los Angeles, just south of the Santa Monica Freeway, and is administered by UCLA's Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies. The library and its collection were built by William Andrews Clark, Jr. and named after his father, a mining entrepreneur in Montana. Clark Jr. was a book collector and philanthropist who built his mansion on Millionaires Row, Adams Blvd. He built the library building on the property in 1924-26. His collection has many facets but the concentration is on English literature and history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, particularly the Restoration; and Oscar Wilde. Clark generously willed the collection and property to UCLA. At the time of his death in 1934 the collection contained 18,000 volumes, under UCLA's stewardship it has grown to 90,000 volumes and 21,000 manuscripts. The library is housed in a unique building, with the collection and reading room below ground. The above ground structure houses a marvelous paneled drawing room, and several elegant display libraries. Scholars from around the world come to the Clark Library but most of us have never even seen it, hidden as it is behind a high masonry wall. Located at Adams and Cimarron it is easy to find when you know what to look for.



January 19, 2005 - Falkirk, Scotland Falkirk Local History Society. Chris Fleet: Symbols, pictures and survey. early map making in Falkirk and 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 20, 2005- London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - Dr Dorothea McEwan (The Warburg Institute) Aby Warburg's (1866-1929) Dots and Lines: Mapping the Diffusion of Astrological Motifs in Art History - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



January 26, 2005 - Edinburgh Cramond Historical Association. Diana Webster: Putting Scotland 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.



January 27, 2005 - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Bryn Mawr College History Department, will speak on Cartographers of Imagined Empires: Drake, Rale[i]gh, and the Buccaneers preceding the opening of the exhibit "Mapping New Worlds: the Cartography of European Exploration and Colonization, 1450-1750" at 4:30PM in the Carpenter Library of Bryn Mawr. Exhibit is in the Canady Library. More information at 610/526-6576.



January 27, 2005 - Washington The Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Peking University Professor Xiaocong Li, noted cartographic scholar and Library of Congress Kluge Fellow currently researching early maps of China in the collections of the Library of Congress, will present his most recent findings in a slide-illustrated lecture. For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548.



January 31, 2005 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will be at 5.00 p.m. in Department of History of Art, Cambridge University, 1 Scroope Terrace; Seminar room 2. Alfred Hiatt (University of Leeds) will present Ptolemy Terra Incognita:knowledge and history in fifteenth-century cartography. All welcome. For any enquiries, please e-mail Tom de Wesselow at: tpcd2@cam.ac.uk



February 4-6, 2005 - 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. Program includes lectures by Dr. Joseph H. Fitzgerald, map scholar and founder of the Miami International Map Fair, The Controversial Continent: The Image of Florida in Early Maps; Dr. Ronald Grim, Specialist in Cartographic History, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Mapping the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration; and Richard Pflederer, author and scholar of European maps and the explorations which have made their production possible, Portolan Charts: Vital Tool in the Age of Discovery. There will be two optional tours - Stiltsville and Key Biscayne Boat Tour, and Mystery & Mayhem: Crime Coach Tour. For information and registration materials, contact Marcia Kanner, Map Fair Coordinator, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida using the above address or by telephone at (305) 375-1492; facsimile: (305) 375-1609.



February 5, 2005 - Edinburgh Saitire Society. Chris Fleet: The Blaeu Atlas of Scotland. 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 6-9, 2005 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia The 33rd Annual Australian Map Circle Conference, Far and Near Horizons will be held at the University of Melbourne. Address enquiries to Greg Eccleston, 2005 AMC Conference Convenor, Tel: 03 9509 4686; or David Jones, Acting Map Curator, The University of Melbourne, Tel: 03 8344 8416. Fax: 03 9347 0974.



February 8, 2005 - Denver Tom Overton and Jim Hensinger will share their collections of maps and other works by John Speed with the Rocky Mountain Map Society. Speed was the first to publish an atlas in English, and was also the first to publish California as an island in an atlas. This fascinating man converted himself from a profession as a tailor to become a noted historian and cartographer. The meeting will be at 7:00 pm at the Overton Law Firm, 1080 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204; Office: 303-832-1120. Guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Additional information from James Speed Hensinger.



February 10, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - Robert Headland (Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge) The Non-Existent Islands of the Antarctic on Maps, Ancient and Modern - at 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). This meeting is sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



February 11-12, 2005 - London International Map Trade Conference and Trade Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington.



February 16, 2005 - Montrose, Scotland Montrose Museum. Dr Jeffrey Stone: Early Scottish Maps and Mapmakers. 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 17, 2005 - Washington Miles Harvey will discuss his book, The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime in the National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW . In 1995 a watchful patron alerted a librarian at Johns Hopkins University that another patron, a middle-aged and well-dressed man, was behaving suspiciously. The librarian called the police, who discovered that the man, a Floridian named Gilbert Bland, had cut four maps from a set of rare books. On investigation, the police were able to attribute dozens of similar thefts to Bland, thefts that had taken place at a score of the country's best-regarded--and, presumably, best-protected--scholarly institutions. Harvey tells the story of the theft and recovery of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada at 5:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (Room 122). Use the Constitution Avenue entrance. Reservations required.



February 17, 2005 - Washington The Washington Map Society Member's Map Evening to be held at the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building, from 7:00-9:00 PM. WMS members are invited to bring a map and discuss it with fellow WMS members; ask Geography and Map Division staff questions about the map and use the reference collections available in the G&M Reading Room; discuss your map's conservation needs with a paper conservator from Library of Congress staff. Those attending are encouraged to bring their favorite map and will be issued a valid Library of Congress Property Pass by Geography and Map Division staff. The pass, valid for February 17 only, will allow members to leave the building with their personal property. For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548.



February 24, 2005 - London The Collectors' Evening, sponsored by the International Map Collectors' Society, returns to the Farmers Club this winter, at 6.00 pm, 3 Whitehall Court, Westminster. An ideal time to introduce a friend to IMCoS. Bring along something in your collection that interests you particularly, or that you would like to know more about. Contact Caroline Batchelor, Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1372 843425.



February 24, 2005 - Oxford Mike Heffernan (University of Nottingham) will discuss Propaganda and cartography in the First World War at the Oxford Seminars in Cartography meeting to be held at 5pm in the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. For additional information contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.



March 1, 2005 - Blackburn, Scotland West Lothian Family History Society. Paula Williams: Maps for Family History. 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 8, 2005 - Largs, Scotland Largs and North Ayrshire Family History Society. Chris Fleet: Maps for Family History. 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 8, 2005 - Stontian, Scotland The Sunart Centre. Dr Jeffrey Stone: Early Scottish Maps and Mapmakers. 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 10, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - 'The Map in Book History': Dr Moya Carey (Independent Scholar) Star Maps for Ibn al-Sufi's poem (Baghdad, 1125); Hilary Hunt (The Warburg Institute) The Map of 'The Seven Churches of Rome' (1575) in Travel Guides; Dr Stephanie Coane (U.C.L. and The Warburg Institute) A Map from the Published Account of La Pérouse's Expedition around the World (1797) - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



March 10-12, 2005 - Montpellier, France A team of scholars led by Thierry van Compernolle at Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) in France has announced the discovery of a map, scratched into the surface of a fragment of 5th century BC pottery. The map, excavated at Soleto, Italy last year, reportedly depicts the coastline of the Salentine peninsula (the boot-heel of Italy) together with thirteen sites indicated by point symbols and toponyms. If the map proves to date to the period of the potsherd, then this will be by far the oldest surviving map from classical antiquity. There is to be an international colloquium on this so-called "Mappa di Soleto", at Montpellier University with the title La ĞMappa di Soletoğ: Échanges de cultures en Méditerranée ancienne [The "Soleto Map": Cultural exchange in the Ancient Mediterranean].



March 14, 2005 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will be at 5.00 p.m. in Department of History of Art, Cambridge University, 1 Scroope Terrace; Seminar room 2. Dan Terkla (Illinois Wesleyan University) will present Purpose determines placement: the Hereford map as teaching tool. Dominic Harbour (Hereford Cathedral) will present The Hereford Mappamundi and the 21st-century pilgrim. All welcome. For any enquiries, please e-mail Tom de Wesselow at: tpcd2@cam.ac.uk



March 16, 2005 - Tomintoul, Scotland Richmond Memorial Hall. Dr Jeffrey Stone: Early Scottish Maps and Mapmakers. 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 16-17, 2005 - Charlottesville, Virginia World Views will be presented by Ricardo Padron and Evelyn Edson at 2pm on March 16 at the new Special Collections building of the University of Virginia Library. Mr. Padron will talk about his new book, The Spacious Word: Cartography, Literature, and Empire in Early Modern Spain, and Ms. Edson will talk about her new book, Medieval Views of the Cosmos: Picturing the Universe in the Christian and Islamic Middle Ages.

'The Mapmakers' Art: Power, Politics, Geography, and Visual Display will be presented by Joel Kovarsky at noon on March 17 at the downtown City Council Chambers, 605 E. Main Street. This will include a lecture, slide presentation and some hands-on material.

These lectures are part of the Eleventh Annual Virginia Festival of the Book to be held March 16-20, 2005. All these events are free and open to the public.



March 17, 2005 - Washington The Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. Arthur Dunkelman will describe the relocation of the Kislak Collection to the Library of Congress and present a slide illustrated lecture focusing on specific items from the Kislak Collection. For the past nine years, he was the Director and Curator of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation, whose collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts and pre-Columbian artifacts was recently donated to the LC. Now a member of the staff of the library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division for the Kislak Collection Project, for the next two years Mr. Dunkelman will be responsible for shepherding the newly acquired Kislak Collection through two exhibitions and a comprehensive bibliographic collection catalogue. For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548.



March 21, 2005 - lnverie, Scotland Village Hall. Dr Jeffrey Stone: Eariy Scottish Maps and Mapmakers. 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 21, 2005 - Washington Washington Through Two Centuries, 6:30-8:00 pm at National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW. Architect and author Joseph Passonneau will describe the development of Washington, D.C. from its raw beginnings in 1800 to its position today as a world capital. To illustrate the city's evolution, he will use his original, three-dimensional (axonometric) maps of the city showing six different periods. After the lecture, he will sign copies of his book Washington Through Two Centuries (Monacelli). This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition Washington: Symbol and City, which will be open for viewing. Registration required.



March 24-25, 2005 - Boulder, Colorado The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) Spring 2005 conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For more information Katie Lage, Map Librarian, 184 UCB, University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80304; PH: 303-735-4917, FAX: 303-735-4879.



March 24, 2005 - Pitlochry, Scotland North Perthshire Family History Group. Diana Webster: 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 31, 2005 - Jacksonville, Illinois John Power, publisher of the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, will present a lecture on Early Maps of Western Illinois for the Morgan County Historical Society at 7 p.m.at the Strawn Art Gallery, 331 W. College Avenue. The program is free of charge and all are welcome. John has been collecting maps of early Illinois for many years and his collection will be available for viewing at the lecture. Additional information from Rand Burnette.



April 1-2, 2005 - Austin, Texas The spring meeting of the Texas Map Society will be hosted by the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Information and registration brochure are available on line or from Kit Goodwin at 817- 272-5329.



April 2, 2005 - Buckingham, England The International Map Collectors' Society will visit the exhibition Courtiers and Cannibals, Amazons and Angels: an Exhibition of the Art of Printed Frontispieces and Titlepages from 1520 to the 1870s at the University of Buckingham. Rodney Shirley, guest-curator of the exhibition, along with Valerie Newby will welcome IMCoS members at 11am and be available to guide those who wish around the exhibition. The University Examination Rooms are at the corner of Chandos Road and Station Road; just where Buckingham's old railway station used to be. Additional information from Valerie Newby, phone 01296 670001.



April 8, 2005 - Washington The Washington Map Society will hold its annual Dinner at the La Colline Restaurant, 400 North Capitol Street, NW, near Union Station (Metro Red Line). Cocktails at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:20pm. President Bronson Percival's presentation will be The Future of the Washington Map Society. Registration form is available on-line. The organizer is Ed Redmond.



April 9, 2005 - Philadelphia Michelle Schmitt will give a special curatorial talk on the new exhibition, You Are Here: Maps and the Invention of Place, and an insightful introduction to a new approach to geography at 2:00pm at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancy Place. The talk will complement the exhibition and explain how a contemporary understanding of geography sheds light on historic maps and provides the inspiration for maps never imagined by the cartographers of the past. Schmitt's love of maps began with a childhood jig-saw puzzle and eventually led to the master's degree program at Temple University's Department of Geography and Urban Studies. She has worked as a freelance cartographer and spatial analyst, enjoying both the craft of map-making and uncovering the powerful stories they tell. She currently works as Manager of Research & Analysis for the Center City District, in Philadelphia. Additional information from Lee Smith, 215-732-1600 x123.



April 9, 2005 - Richmond Richard W. Stephenson, retired head of the Geography and Map Reading Room at the Library of Congress and specialist in American Cartographic History, will deliver the 2005 Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography at 3:00pm in the Lecture Hall, The Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad Street. His presentation, Mapping the Civil War, will discuss types of Civil War maps, information on the major cartographers of the time and the problems they had producing accurate maps for the military. He was co-editor of Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development published in 2000 by the Library of Virginia. A reception will follow the lecture. Lecture is free, but reservations required. Please call 804-692-3813. Driving and parking information is available on-line. Contact Rick Golembeski for additional information.



April 10, 2005 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.



April 14, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - Surekha Davies (Maps, The British Library) The Vomiting Giant and Other Stories: First Steps among the Monstrous Peoples on Maps of America c. 1506-1648 - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



April 16, 2005 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle 7th Annual General Meeting at 16.30 followed at 17.30 by the Map Evening at Collège Saint Michel, 24, Bd. Saint Michel. The meeting will bring together all those interested in maps - members as well as non-members - for an informal chat about a piece from their collection, and usually some quite surprising items come up. Wine and snacks will be served; participants are asked to contribute EUR 10 at the door for expenses. Additional information from BIMCC asbl/vzw, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; Telephone +32 3 440 10 81.



April 17, 2005 - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania The Tredyffrin Easttown History Club will meet at 2PM at Franklin Maps, 333 South Henderson Road. Andy Amsterdam will talk on the mapping of the Main Line and show old property atlases of the area as well as modern maps. Additional information from J. B. Post.



April 18-23, 2005 - La Rochelle, France Cette annee, le Congrès des Sociétés historiques et savantes aura pour theme Voyages et voyageurs. L'objectif de ce colloque est de permettre aux congressistes de mieux connaitre l'action et le role des voyageurs charentais en Amérique au XIX siècle.



April 20, 2005 - Edinburgh Edinburgh University RICHES Seminar. Chris Fleet: Extending access to historical maps of Scotland: a review of online archival sources and their value. 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.



April 20, 2005 - New York Metro NY area map folks are invited to join us for the Map Div., NYPL, donor group meeting. This is the 19th year for the Mercator Society of NYPL! Next year we celebrate both reopening the renovated Map Division, and the 20th anniversary of Mercator Society, which has been a major support for the Map Division. We will be in the Trustees Room, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Room 206, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street. The Trustees Room is always a treat in itself, with its gorgeous 17th century geographic motif tapestries. One each for Africa, America, Europe and Asia. Our speaker will be Iris Miller, of Washington in Maps 1606-2000 fame, and we will also have a table exhibit of NYC, Versailles and DC maps. Reception: 5:30, Program: 6:00-7:00. Please feel free to bring a guest, and most especially please, please rsvp to dlee@nypl.org or call her at 212-930-0654.



April 22, 2005 - Taunton, Somerset, England The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office houses a vast collection of charts, books, journals, manuscript documents, letters and miscellaneous papers dating from 1755, used as source information for study, publication and visits. This priceless resource includes original 18th and 19th century Hydrographic surveys by historic figures such as Greenville Collins, James Cook, William Bligh, Francis Beaufort, George Vancouver and Matthew Flinders to name but a few. Members of the International Map Collectors' Society will be received by Andrew David at 10am. There will be a guided tour of the Hydrographic office building, and visits to their conservation room. Andrew David will also give an illustrated talk about Admiral Nelson, Alexander Dalrymple and the Early Years of the Hydrographic Office. Steve Ritchie will talk on Why the Admiralty chart has found its home in Taunton.
Security requirements require those who wish to attend must contact Valery Newby by e-mail or fax 01296 670002 no later than March 22.



April 26, 2005 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will be visiting the impressive collection of the 1st United Bank, 740 17th Street. Kimberly Baltz, Regional Vice President will be our host. 7:00 to 7:15 Refreshments and Social; 7:15 to 7:30 Business Meeting; Election, Fair & IMCoS update; 7:30 to 9:00 Visit the diverse 1st United Bank Collection. The Collection is very diverse consisting of over 80 historical pieces of western, Colorado, and Denver area maps, birdseye views, photographs, and newspaper articles. The collection includes states, railroads, mining towns, cities, historic buildings (public and private), historic streets, and historic personalities. Those fascinated with western history will find some wonderful materials. The materials date from late 1700s thru 1910. The mix of old Denver history, historical building restoration, late 1800 early 1900 banking devices, and eclectic maps and photos is fascinating. Stepping into the old Equitable building is like stepping back over 100 years. The old immensely detailed mining claim maps are truly unique. Additional information from James Speed Hensinger.



April 26, 2005 - Edinburgh Dr. Patricia Dennison will talk about the fascinating discoveries she made when researching the history of the Parliament site at Holyrood, using maps and other evidence. Seminar at 7pm in National Library of Scotland at George IV Bridge. 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.



April 27, 2005 - Milwaukee Earl Mc Elfresh will give the Holzheimer lecture at the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His subject is A hard Road to Travel: Maps and Mapping of the American Civil War. There will be a reception at 5pm, and the lecture will follow at 6pm. For details, contact Chris Baruth at the AGS Library.



April 28, 2005 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at the Newberry Library. Social half-hour at 5:30. Lecture at 6:00. Earl B. McElfresh (McElfresh Map Company) will discuss The Civil War and Military Mapping. As important as maps can be in everyday life, in their military application maps can be the difference between life and death, victory and defeat. From ancient times to Iraq today, military topographical engineers have faced some common difficulties. Focusing on Civil War generals and their mapmakers, McElfresh will describe specific instances in which map successes or failures directly affected the outcome of campaigns and battles.



May 5, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - Professor Stephen Daniels (Department of Geography, University of Nottingham) Map-work: Paul Sandby (1731-1809), paper making and the topographical tradition - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



May 9, 2005 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will be at 5.00 p.m. in Department of History of Art, Cambridge University, 1 Scroope Terrace; Seminar room 2. Lucy Donkin (British School at Rome) will present Mapping in mosaic: geographical imagery in the medieval ecclesiastical floor mosaics of northern Italy. All welcome. For any enquiries, please e-mail Tom de Wesselow at: tpcd2@cam.ac.uk



May 11, 2005 - Washington The Geography and Map Libraries Section, Special Libraries Division, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) announces a workshop on paper maps. This free workshop will be held, one day prior to the May 12 and 13, 2005 Map and Geographic Information Collections in Transition conference, at the Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. The focus of this workshop will be on the handling and future of paper maps in libraries and other institutions. The goal is to develop an acceptable standard practice for these major cartographic collections. Findings from this workshop will be shared with participants at the "Transition" conference on May 12. The IFLA Workshop on Paper Maps is open to anyone who has an interest in management of these materials.



May 12-13, 2005 - Washington Modeled on an earlier conference in 1993, the Cartographic Users Advisory Council and the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division will sponsor a Map Libraries in Transition II conference at the Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. The conference will feature speakers from inside and outside the library world, with presentations and discussions focusing on current and future issues facing the providers of cartographic data. Additional information from Mary McInroy, phone (319) 335-6247.



May 14, 2005 - Falls Church, Virginia The Washington Map Society will have its 2005 Map Collecting Seminar which will be held at the new Waverly Auctions, 431 N Maple Avenue.
9:00- Introduction to Seminar - Ray Wolf
9:15- How to Identify Old Maps, Luke A. Vavra, Co-owner, Cartographic Arts
10:00- Observations on Collecting and Researching Nautical Charts, Bob Moir, Map Collector
10:45- How to Protect Your Map Collection, Heather Wanser, Library of Congress
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch Break - On Your Own
1:00- How to Find Antique Map Prices, Jeremy Pool, Antique Map Price Record
2:15- How to Sell Your Maps, Michael Hirsch, Map Collector
2:55- Wrap-up - Ray Wolf

Registration form is available on-line. Additional information from Ray Wolf, 301-649-1031.



May 16, 2005 - Washington An International Symposium on the Great Chinese Mariner Zheng He and His Seven Epoch-making Voyages from 1405 to 1433. In commemoration of the 600th anniversary of Zheng Hes voyages, the Library of Congress, and the U. S. Zheng Hes Voyages Celebration Council will jointly sponsor this international symposium in the Mumford Room, Madison Building, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The speakers include: Professor Jin Wu, Distinguished Professor of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Gavin Menzies, Royal Navy Submarine Commanding Officer, retired, UK, and author of the bestseller, 1421: The Year China Discovered America; Professor John Wills, Professor of History, University of Southern California; Dr. Mi Chu Wiens, Coordinator of Chinese & Mongolian Area Team, Asian Division; and Dr. Ming Sun Poon, Expert Researcher, Chinese and Mongolian Area Team, Asian Division.
Zheng He is a historical figure in Chinese history and a great explorer in the history of navigation. From 1405 to 1433 he carried out the order of the third Ming Dynasty emperor, Zhu Di, to set sail for a series of expeditions with the largest fleet in history, composed of 200 ships with a crew of 28,000. The historic voyages are, to this day, the largest maritime expeditions. Additional information from Judy Lu, 202-707-2385 or Harriet Ying, 301-595-3462.



May 20, 2005 - Antwerp The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle participates in hosting the annual excursion of the Freundeskreis für Cartographica in der Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz [Circle of Friends of Cartography in the Prussian Cultural Foundation - Berlin] who will visit Antwerp and spend the morning at the Plantin Museum. Additional information from BIMCC asbl/vzw, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; Telephone +32 3 440 10 81.



May 21, 2005 - Frederick, Maryland The Washington Map Society will visit the Antietam National Battlefield and Frederick, Maryland. We will meet at the battlefield 's Visitor Center at 3pm. Details and registration form are available on-line. After this event, the group is invited to a reception in Frederick hosted by Cartographic Associates, followed by a no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant. Advance registration is requested for event planning. Registrants will be provided driving directions to the Visitor Center at Antietam, to the reception site at Cartographic Associates, and to the dinner venue.



May 23, 2005 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will be at 5.00 p.m. in Department of History of Art, Cambridge University, 1 Scroope Terrace; Seminar room 2. Marcia Kupfer (John Hopkins University) will present Maps and bodies. All welcome. For any enquiries, please e-mail Tom de Wesselow at: tpcd2@cam.ac.uk



May 26, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme -Lindsay Braun (Department of History, Rutgers University, U.S.A.) 'A portion of our country comparatively unknown': Fred Jeppe, the Zoutpansberg, and the Cartography of the Transvaal, 1867-1899 - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



June 1-2, 2005 - Edinburgh The Map Curators' Group of the British Cartographic Society is holding a training course on electronic cartographic materials for all librarians, archivists, curators - in fact anyone who has maps in their care. The course will be held in the National Library of Scotland and will start after lunch on Wednesday 1 June with a session entitled Digitisation of material from your own collections. This aims to give some practical advice on how to plan and implement digitisation projects. The course will continue the following morning with a session on Organisation and acquisition of digital data. This will include a look at how to make the most of GIS technologies in the library, a discussion of metadata and a look at some of the map images that are already available on the web. You do not need to be a member of the British Cartographic Society to attend. The closing date for booking is 15 May 2005. The full programme and registration form are available on-line, or contact Anne Taylor, Head of Map Department, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR; Tel: 01223-333041, Fax: 01223-333160.



June 2, 2005 - Oxford Rob Watts (Bournemouth University / Digi-Data Technologies Ltd) will present Paper to pixels: the digital manipulation of The Gough Map at the Oxford Seminars in Cartography meeting to be held at 5pm in the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. For additional information contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.



June 7, 2005 - London Lecture about Waldseemuller and his Globe Gores at 6:30pm, Christie's London, 8 King St., St. James' SW1Y 6QT. For more information, contact Victoria White +44(0)207-389-2157.



June 10, 2005 - London The International Map Collectors' Society will meet at the East India Club, 16 St. James Square. We will assemble at 6.00pm for drinks, and at 6.30pm Dr. Catherine Delano Smith will address the Society. Dinner will follow and towards the end of the evening the IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award for 2005 will be presented.



June 10-11, 2005 - London The London Map Fairs' most important, and the "largest antique map fair in the world", will be held at Olympia 2 Conference Centre.
Friday June 10, opening times: 12.00 - 19.00
Saturday June 11, opening times: from 11.00 - 18.00
This fair coincides with the ABA Antiquarian Bookfair, the Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair and the IMCoS weekend.



June 11, 2005 - Orinda, California The California Map Society plans to meet at the Orinda Library. Further details from Thomas B. Worth.



June 21, 2005 - Toronto We will be organizing an informal and informative session at the Toronto Metro Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Beeton West room, 6-7.30 p.m. to establish the "Upper Canada Map Society". The "Upper Canada Map Society" aims to provide a friendly and accessible environment to promote the study and collection of antiquarian maps, atlases & cartographic items. The Society will schedule lectures by experts in the field and organize outings to view public and private collections and exhibitions. We also hope to provide a newsletter (either twice or three times a year) announcing upcoming meetings, lectures, feature articles, book reviews, exhibitions etc. Membership is open to librarians, curators, mapsellers, and anyone interested in the history of cartography. Please RSVP to Megan Webster, 416-484-6375, if you would like to attend.



July 9-16, 2005 - A Coruña, Spain The International Cartographic Association's XXII International Conference, Mapping Approaches into a Changing World.



July 16, 2005 - Budapest The International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) will meet the day before the ICHC meeting. There will be a bus trip to Kalocsa with a visit to the map collection and exhibition at the Archdiocesan Library. Contact Robert Karrow, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610-7324, phone (312) 255-3554, fax (312) 255-3646, for additional information.



July 17-22, 2005 - Budapest 21st International Conference on the History of Cartography. Themes will be Changing Borders, Mapping the Habsburg Empire, History of Military Mapping, Old World-New Worlds and other aspects of cartographic history. Local arrangements will be made by Zsolt Török, ICHC 2005, Department of Cartography, Eötvös Loránd University, 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány I/A, Hungary. There will be an optional, 3-day "Blue Danube" post-conference tour. Contact: Tony Campbell for additional details.



July 26-30, 2005 - St. John's, Newfoundland CARTO 2005 - Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives / Canadian Cartographic Association will meet in St. John's. Also on exhibit during the conference will be the Maps of Canada 2003-2005 as submitted by Canada to the International Map Exhibition at the International Cartographic Association Conference in Spain. There may be an exhibit of early maps of Newfoundland from the collection of Fabian O'Dea. Additional information from Alberta Auringer Wood, Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL, CANADA A1B 3Y1; tel: 709-737-7428; fax: 709-737-2153.



September 1- 4, 2005 - Plymouth, UK The British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium and Map Curators' Group Workshop at University of Plymouth. For details contact Bob Lilley.



September 5-8, 2005 - Cambridge, England The University of Cambridge invites you to join the Society of Cartographers at the 41st Annual Summer School. The Summer School was last held at Cambridge in 1970. The Summer School will consist of a stimulating variety of lectures, workshops, demonstrations, visits and social activities. The Provisional Programme includes a session on Cambridge and the surrounding area, GIS, Crime and Health, Historical Cartography, Climate, Hazards and Disasters, Cartography in the Antarctic and other extremes, Public Access to data through Web, Environment, Media and New Technologies, Maps in Literature, Cartography in Cambridge and Maps for Phone, GPS, etc. Accommodation will be provided in one of the Cambridge Colleges in the centre of historic Cambridge. Other activities planned include: quiz night, Society AGM and much more. Enquiries to Owen Tucker tel: 01223 333387. Offers to give a presentation, exhibit or demonstrate will still be considered. If you wish to, please contact the local organiser or Steve Chilton, SoC, Programme Convenor, phone/fax: 0208 411 5355



September 8, 2005 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina Luke Vavra, co-owner of Cartographic Arts and one of the original Cumming Map Society members, will present a finely illustrated lecture to the Society, How to Identify Old Maps, tentatively scheduled for this date. Attendees are invited to bring an unidentified map for discussion after the lecture. More details about this event will be released in late July or early August. Contact Jay Lester for additional information.



September 9-11, 2005 - San Diego The International Map Trade Association Annual Conference & Trade Show at Omni San Diego Hotel.



September 12-15, 2005 - Plymouth, United Kingdom The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency wish to announce the 4th International Conference on High Resolution Surveys in Shallow Water (Shallow Survey 2005). Additional information from Rob Spillard, Technical Manager - Hydrography & Meteorology, Hydrography & Meteorology Unit, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Bay 2/30 Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG; Tel: 023 8032 9341; Mobile: 07776 454688.



September 16, 2005 - New York Alice Hudson will present Treasured Maps: Celebrating The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at 12:30 PM in the South Court Auditorium, New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. A companion to the exhibition of the same name, on view in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room from September 9, 2005 to April 9, 2006, this illustrated lecture will feature favorite maps and views of New York City, from Central Park to Astoria. Other remarkable maps from the exhibition will be discussed, to show how antiquarian maps of the Danube River and the Great Wall of China, for instance, increase our understanding of great historic events. In addition to enhancing your experience of the exhibition, the lecture will be a revealing glimpse into the half million maps in the Map Division.



September 17-18, 2005 - Denver The 5th annual Rocky Mountain Map Society Map Fair at the Denver Public Library. An informal dinner will be held September 16.



September 18-22, 2005 - Denver The International Map Collectors' Society 24th international symposium will be sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Map Society. The Library of Congress is also a sponsor, and will hold the annual meeting of their Phillips Society in conjunction with the IMCoS symposium. The program is available online. There will be optional post-symposium tours September 23-25.



September 20, 2005 - Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin meets at the American Geographical Society Library, 2311 E. Hartford Avenue at 7:00 PM. Douglas Stone, Paper Conservator, Fulkerstone Fine Arts Conservation LLC, will present Conservation of the President's Globe at the AGS Library. Additional information from Angie Cope, American Geographical Society Library, 2311 E. Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201; phone (414) 229-6282 or (800) 558-8993, fax (414) 229-3624.



September 21, 2005 - Newton, Massachusetts The Newton History Museum, 527 Washington Street, is holding a Map Night at the Museum at 7:30 p.m., featuring maps from the collection of the Newton Historical Society. Both practicing map enthusiasts and those interested in maps in general will have the opportunity to study old maps, early maps, and current maps of Newton, Massachusetts. If you've always wanted to know when your house lot was first laid out, which properties in Newton are on the National Register of Historic Places, or how the land in your neighborhood is zoned - and you want to meet others who share your interest - join us for this free event. For more information, contact the Newton History Museum at 617-796-1450.



September 22, 2005 - Chicago Carl Weber will discuss a manuscript map attributed to Jacques Marquette with the Chicago Map Society. Meeting is at 5:30 PM in the Newberry Library - Towner Fellows' Lounge (2nd fl).



September 27, 2005 - Dumfries, Scotland Diana Webster will present Planting your roots on the map at the Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society.



September 29, 2005 - Toronto The Upper Canada Map Society will meet at the Fisher Rare Book Library of the University of Toronto. Additional information from Megan Webster at Webster's Fine Books & Maps, P.O. Box 888, Station Q, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4T 2N7; Tel: 416-484-6375.



September 29, 2005 - Washington The first meeting of the 2005-2006 Washington Map Society program year will be a joint meeting with the Texas Map Society, at 7:00 P.M. in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. David Buisseret, Professor of the History of Cartography at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the chairholder of the Jenkins and Virginia Garrett Chair for the History of Cartography, will present A Kaleidoscope of Maps: Some, of Interest to Historians. He will address a wide variety of maps, mapmakers and time periods, and his talk will provide something for almost everyone. This presentation will be preceded by a joint WMS and Texas Map Society no-host dinner at the Hunan Dynasty Restaurant. Those planning to attend the dinner are asked to contact Tom Sander at email sanderva@erols.com or phone 703-426-2880 not later than September 22 so proper notifications may be made to the restaurant.



October 1, 2005 - Bitburg The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle excursion to the map collection of Dr Tomasz Niewodniczanski, in the German Eifel region just the other side of Luxemburg. Dr Niewodniczanski's unique collection has been the subject of numerous exhibitions all over Europe. Additional information from BIMCC asbl/vzw, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; Telephone +32 3 440 10 81.



October 2, 2005 - Charlotte, North Carolina Dr. Don Cresswell, co-owner of the Philadelphia Print Shop and an appraiser on the "Antiques Road Show," will present a talk on historical maps and atlases at UNC Charlotte in the auditorium of the Storrs Architecture Building at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Cresswell has his Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University and is the author of a major reference work based on the collections of the Library of Congress, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints. He was director of the library and assistant professor of history at Belmont Abbey College and interim rare books librarian at UNC Charlotte before joining the book and print firm of W. Graham Arader. He and Christopher Lane opened the Philadelphia Print Shop in 1981. The program is the eleventh in a series of endowed talks on rare books and book collecting sponsored by the library's Special Collections Department in honor of Dr. Julian D. Mason, professor emeritus of English at UNCC. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call Robin Brabham at (704) 687-2369.



October 4-6, 2005 - Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Map Symposium, Mapping Colonial America. The symposium opens with an address by Margaret Pritchard, author of "Degrees of Latitude," at 5:30 p.m. on October 4, and closes with a joint reception with the Society for the History of Discoveries on the evening of October 6. This educational conference is the culminating event for the two year exhibition "Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America" that traveled to New York, Milwaukee, Concord and Washington, D.C. before returning to Williamsburg. Fourteen presentations will address a wide variety of topics ranging from the methods used by explorers, surveyors and mapmakers to create maps, to the contributions made by each of the major powers competing for land in America, the map trade, and collecting maps. Speakers include Dava Sobel, the award-winning author of Longitude, the story that recounts the dramatic quest for a solution that had occupied scientists for over two centuries - how to accurately measure longitude. English geologist, Edwin Danson, author of Drawing the Line will discuss the remarkable achievement of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in producing the most important survey undertaken during the colonial period. Contact conference registrar at (757) 220-7255 or 1-800-603-0948, or fax (757) 565-8921.



October 6-9, 2005 - Williamsburg The Society for the History of Discoveries 46th annual meeting. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg.



October 8, 2005 - Glen Burnie, Maryland The Ann Arundel County Historical Society will sponsor a meeting Mystery of Maps, starting at 9:00am, at Glen Burnie Improvement Assoc. Building, 18 Crain Hwy, SE. Speakers include John Greene (past President, Washington Map Society), Dr. Beatriz Betancourt Hardy (Director, France-Merrick Library, Maryland Historical Society), and Ginny Mason (Geographical Info Systems Cartographer, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress). Additional information from Mark Schatz (410) 760-5206.



October 9, 2005 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.



October 12-15, 2005 - Salt Lake City The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) will host its annual conference at the Prime Hotel. The annual conference brings together mapmakers, map librarians, map users, and map enthusiasts to talk about--maps! This is an opportunity to share research or recent projects with colleagues from around the nation. Presentations on virtually any mapping topic are welcome. Additional information from Dennis McClendon 312 322 0900.



October 13, 2005 - New York Alice Hudson will present Treasured Maps: Celebrating The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at 12:30 PM in the South Court Auditorium, New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. A companion to the exhibition of the same name, on view in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room from September 9, 2005 to April 9, 2006, this illustrated lecture will feature favorite maps and views of New York City, from Central Park to Astoria. Other remarkable maps from the exhibition will be discussed, to show how antiquarian maps of the Danube River and the Great Wall of China, for instance, increase our understanding of great historic events. In addition to enhancing your experience of the exhibition, the lecture will be a revealing glimpse into the half million maps in the Map Division.



October 19, 2005 - Vienna The annual meeting of the General Assembly of the "International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes" will take place at 5.00 PM at the Lesesaal der Kartensammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz 1.



October 20-21, 2005 - Barcelona Workshop on Spanish Cadastral Mapping (18th-20th centuries) at Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Additional information from cserra@icc.es.



October 20, 2005 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at The Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall (1st fl). W. Raymond Wood (University of Missouri) will discuss Across the Wide Mississippi: Maps of the Indian Country Before Lewis and Clark. Mapping the Missouri began not with Lewis and Clark in 1803, but in 1714 with the expedition of Etienne Vèniard de Bourgmont. In fact, the river remained poorly known by Europans and Americans until 1797, when the Spanish expedition led by James Mackay and John Thomas Evans returned to St. Louis. Seven years later, their charts provided detailed maps for the first full year of the Corps of Discovery's journey. The extent of these early maps' dependence on Indian informants is not known, but Native American charts, though created with different frames of reference, showed vast areas of the Louisiana Purchase with great accuracy. This program is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and the Newberry Library's Center for Public Programs. Admission is free, but a voluntary donation is welcome from non-CMS members to help support programs and refreshments. Reservations are recommended; please leave your name at 312-255-3689.



October 20, 2005 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 13th Annual Series, will meet at 5.30 pm at the School of Geography Library, Mansfield Road. Peter Whitfield (Map Historian) will discuss The business of maps: a portrait of Stanford's. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.



October 20, 2005 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Capt A. E. "Skip" Theberge (NOAA, ret, Technical Information Specialist - NOAA Library) will discuss Mapping the Civil War - U. S. Coast Survey. For additional information contact William Stanley at 301-953-7523.



October 21, 2005 - Arlington, Texas The History Department of the University of Texas at Arlington and the Transatlantic History Student Organization are sponsoring the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Workshop on Transatlantic History. Since 1999 this workshop has proved a venue to discuss the comparative and transnational/transcultural character of the interrelations and interactions between peoples of the Atlantic World. Additional information from Paul Rutschmann.



October 28-29, 2005 - Vancouver The Thirty-Fifth Medieval Workshop topic will be Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods. The Committee for Medieval Studies of the University of British Columbia invites paper proposals for this conference to be held on the UBC campus in Vancouver. The scope of the conference will match that of J. Brian Harley and David Woodward (eds.), The History of Cartography, vol. 1. Eighteen years after the publication of that seminal work this conference will offer a unique forum to highlight, distill and reflect upon the remarkable progress made in so many areas since 1987, thereby honouring the memory of the joint editors, and in particular David Woodward, deceased August 25, 2004. Looking to the future, the conference is also specifically designed to foster closer interaction between scholars of antiquity and of the Middle Ages who engage with maps. Proposals are especially welcome which discuss recent discoveries, the value of fresh perspectives and methodologies, insights gained from the exploitation of new technology, relationships between ancient and medieval cartography, and significant current work in progress. Graduate students in Canadian institutions and elsewhere are welcome to submit proposals. Papers are not to exceed 20 minutes. All proposals, including an abstract of 500 words maximum, should be sent by e-mail to the organizers, Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Richard W. Unger (UBC) to arrive no later than 20 March, 2005. Proposers whose papers are selected will be notified by 15 May, 2005. Some financial support may be available to assist participation in the conference.



November 3, 2005 - Edinburgh Pat Dennison will talk on how maps revealed the history of the Parliament site at Holyrood at the National Library of Scotland at 7PM in George IV Bridge. This is a repeat of his over-subscribed presentation given in April 2005. Contact events@nls.uk or 0131-623 3845 if you wish to attend - advance booking is essential.



November 3, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Dr Jacinta Prunty (Department of Modern History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Research Fellow, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences), The Military Imperative for Town Mapping: Galway City, Ireland, 1580s to 1740s - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 4, 2005 - Paris École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Séminaire: Fonctions et usages de la cartographie dans le champ des sciences, XVIIIe-XXe siècle. Le séminaire se propose d'étudier le rôle des cartes, et particulièrement des cartes thématiques, comme outils de la connaissance scientifique. Les documents graphiques seront approchés dans une perspective d'histoire et de sociologie des sciences, en explorant leur relation à la fabrication et à la circulation des savoirs : enregistrement et "capitalisation" des données, valeur heuristique de la carte, rôle dans la transmission des connaissances et effets cognitifs propres. La démarche est délibérément pluridisciplinaire et la périodisation est choisie afin d'intégrer les développements les plus contemporains de l'outil cartographique. Le séminaire est ouvert dans le cadre du Master en sciences sociales de l'EHESS, mention Territoires, Espaces, Sociétés (directeurs: Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier et Christian Topalov) Descriptif sur : http://www.ehess.fr/html/tele/inscription/brochure_TES.pdf. Les séances ont lieu le premier vendredi de chaque mois de 11h à 13 heures, salle 4, au 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris. Programme: Gilles Palsky (MdC, UMR CNRS 8504), Présentation du séminaire. Problématiques de l'histoire de la cartographie des années 1840 à nos jours. Gilles Palsky, Maître de conférences, Université de Paris 12, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités.



November 5, 2005 - Paris Paris Map-fair at Hotel Ambassador, 16, Blvd Haussmann. Opening hours 11.00 - 18.00.



November 9, 2005 - New York Alice Hudson will present Treasured Maps: Celebrating The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at 6:00 PM in the South Court Auditorium, New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. A companion to the exhibition of the same name, on view in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room from September 9, 2005 to April 9, 2006, this illustrated lecture will feature favorite maps and views of New York City, from Central Park to Astoria. Other remarkable maps from the exhibition will be discussed, to show how antiquarian maps of the Danube River and the Great Wall of China, for instance, increase our understanding of great historic events. In addition to enhancing your experience of the exhibition, the lecture will be a revealing glimpse into the half million maps in the Map Division.



November 10, 2005 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at The Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall (1st fl). Ralph Ehrenberg will discuss Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark. One of Thomas Jefferson's major objectives in sending the Corps of Discovery on this epic adventure was to map the vast region acquired through the Louisiana Purchase. Ralph Ehrenberg, an internationally recognized authority on the history of cartography, has directed two of the most important map collections in the world at the Library of Congress and the National Archives. In an illustrated talk, he will describe Lewis and Clark's preparation and training, their knowledge of the Trans-Mississippi West on the eve of the expedition, their surveying and mapping techniques, and the role of maps prepared by Indians and fur traders. Finally, Ehrenberg will discuss the preparation and printing of the published maps associated with the expedition, focusing on a number of historical maps on display in the exhibit, including a manuscript map prepared shortly after the return of the expedition. This program is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and the Newberry Library's Center for Public Programs. Admission is free, but a voluntary donation is welcome from non-CMS members to help support programs and refreshments. Reservations are recommended; please leave your name at 312-255-3689.



November 10, 2005 - Motherwell, Scotland Diana Webster will present Planting your roots on the map at the Lanarkshire Family History Society.



November 11, 2005 - London Mapping the City from Bufalini to the Piani Regolatori at University College London, Malet Place Engineering Building, Room 1.20.
10.30 Coffee and welcome
11.00 Jessica Maier (American Academy of Rome): The Bufalini Plan of 1551 and Cinquecento Imagery of Rome
12.00 Allan Ceen (Studium Urbis, Rome): G.B. Nolli and the turning point of Roman map making
1.00 Lunch
2.30 Terry Kirk (American University in Rome): The Political Topography of Modern Rome, 1870-1936
3.30 Roberto Morassut (L'Assessore all'Urbanistica, Comune di Rome): The Piano Regolatore of 2003
4.30 General discussion
5.30 Drinks
This seminar series is jointly organized by the Italian Department of UCL and the School of the History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck. For more information, you can contact the organizers: l.caldwell@ucl.ac.uk; d.caldwell@hist-art.bbk.ac.uk or Sue Carr in the UCL Italian Department, tel: 020-7679-7784; e-mail: s.carr@ucl.ac.uk.



November 16-18, 2005 - Barcelona The Cartographic Institute of Catalonia, in collaboration with the Consortium of Catalan University Libraries, organised a course on Digital Map librarianship. The course will be taught by Patrick McGlamery, Director, Library Information Technology Service at the University of Connecticut Libraries. For more information please contact Ms. Cristina Serra.



November 17-19, 2005 - Auckland The International Map Trade Association Asia Pacific Region Annual Conference & Trade Show at Heritage Hotel.



November 17, 2005 - Brussels Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle President Wulf Bodenstein will give a slide presentation, in English, Collecting old maps - a hobby, a science, an art; at Gemeenschapscentrum Kontakt, 52 Avenue Orbanlaan, 1150 Brussels. Information at 02 762 3774.



November 17, 2005 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Dr Sonja Brentjes (Associate Professor, Aga Khan Institute, London), A Contextual Interpretation of the World Map by Iskandar-Sultan (d. 1414) in the Topkapi Saray, Istanbul - at 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 arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 17, 2005 - Washington Historical GIS in Digital Archive and Research on China: The Historical Geographic Information Systems of Chinese Civilizations in Time and Space and Taiwan History and Culture in Time and Space, a presentation by Dr. I-chun Fan and Dr. Hsiung-ming Liao, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Sponsored by the Asian and Geography and Map Divisions, Library of Congress from 10am to Noon, at the Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.



November 17, 2005 - Washington The Washington Map Society will make a Field Trip to the National Geographic Society headquarters, 1145 17th Street N.W. Our host is David Miller, Cartographic Division. We will meet in Explorer's Hall at 7:00 p.m. The program will include an address by Mr. Miller on the mapping of NGS and future projects. This will be followed by remarks by Mr. Bob Rhodes on the life and work of Dr. John Garver, Jr. former Chief Cartographer, NGS and Professor, West Point. The new NGS book, "Mapping the World an Illustrated History of Cartography" by Ralph Ehrenberg will be introduced. The National Geographic Society reachable via METRO - is just a few blocks north on 17th Street, N.W. - the Farragut North (RED) and Farragut West (BLUE/ORANGE) METRO stations. Members driving will be offered free parking (only if you have signed up) in the NGS underground garage. Entry is on M Street by way of 16th Street. Those planning to attend are asked to inform Dennis Gurtz preferably by email to dennis@gurtz.com or alternatively by phone 301-320-0500 ext. 450. Due to security concerns, those attending must sign-up in advance. NGS Garage parking is only available to those who register in advance.



November 17, 2005 - Washington National Geographic Live! marks Geography Awareness Week with a presentation by Harm de Blij, former geography editor for ABC's "Good Morning America." He will highlight the importance of geography in understanding the challenges of our time. Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 1600 M Street, N.W. Information at (202) 857-7700.



November 25-26, 2005 - Breda, The Netherlands The "Stichting Historische Cartografie van de Nederlanden" will organize its 8th European Map Fair again in the splendid gothic church, Grote Kerk, in the centre of Breda. We will have an exhibition of maps of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands.



November 28, 2005 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will be held at 5.30 in the Graduate Seminar room of 4a Trumpington St. (a change of venue from last year, just over the road). Dr Wendy Pullan (Cambridge University) will discuss Disparate pasts and futures: The representation of modern Jerusalem. Additional information from Tom de Wesselow.



December 1, 2005 - Forfar, Scotland Chris Fleet will present Exploring the past through early maps of Forfar and beyond at Forfar and District Historical Society.



December 2, 2005 - Paris École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Séminaire: Fonctions et usages de la cartographie dans le champ des sciences, XVIIIe-XXe siècle. Le séminaire se propose d'étudier le rôle des cartes, et particulièrement des cartes thématiques, comme outils de la connaissance scientifique. Les documents graphiques seront approchés dans une perspective d'histoire et de sociologie des sciences, en explorant leur relation à la fabrication et à la circulation des savoirs : enregistrement et "capitalisation" des données, valeur heuristique de la carte, rôle dans la transmission des connaissances et effets cognitifs propres. La démarche est délibérément pluridisciplinaire et la périodisation est choisie afin d'intégrer les développements les plus contemporains de l'outil cartographique. Le séminaire est ouvert dans le cadre du Master en sciences sociales de l'EHESS, mention Territoires, Espaces, Sociétés (directeurs: Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier et Christian Topalov) Descriptif sur : http://www.ehess.fr/html/tele/inscription/brochure_TES.pdf. Les séances ont lieu le premier vendredi de chaque mois de 11h à 13 heures, salle 4, au 105 boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris. Programme: Fabien Locher (Service d'Histoire de l'Education, INRP-ENS), Tracer sa route: le programme français de cartographie statistique des vents (1860-1914). Gilles Palsky, Maître de conférences, Université de Paris 12, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités.



December 2-3, 2005 - Philadelphia Future Foundations: Mapping the past / Building the Philadelphia GeoHistory Network at Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). GIS technology is proving itself a valuable tool for organizing data for both the public and private sectors - for municipal infrastructure maintenance and record-keeping, regional planning, real estate, land use, and tourism. At the same time, scholars are using the technology in disciplines that embrace the humanities, the social sciences, the physical sciences, and medicine. Now PACSCL invites current and potential GIS users to gather to think about new uses for a geographic based resource, new users from a range of disciplines, and new ranges of contributors and contributions. The purpose of this symposium is to focus less on the "how" of building a GIS and more on the "why." We will concentrate on finding ways that data from all of these sectors -- when organized with a sense of place and time -- can offer new insights into connections across these disciplines. PACSCL's objectives in hosting this event are to foster increased cooperation among a widened range of current and potential GIS users and to give participants the opportunity to consider issues of how best to work together in the presence of a lively and informed group of colleagues. The results of this symposium will be used to further shape the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network. Additional information from Laura Blanchard, Executive Director, Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, c/o Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19107; phone 215-985-1445.



December 6, 2005 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be our annual "visit to a member's collection". This year we are pleased to be visiting the collection of Bill Bostrom. Bill has a significant collection of Colorado material, including a number of important "bird's eye views". This visit should be a special treat and should continue to extend the tradition of the "annual visit" meeting being our most attended meeting of the year! Bill will present his collection to us at his office at 7:00 pm: Bostrom and Benson ph. (303) 592-5300, World Trade Center, 1675 Broadway, Suite 2350, Denver, CO. 80202. This location is one block south of the Brown Palace on the west side of Broadway. The World Trade Center consists of two towers. 1675 Broadway is the northerly most of the two towers (furthest away from the 16th Street Mall). Covered parking is available at the Adams Mark Hotel the entrance to which is off 15th Street. Light refreshments will be provided. Additional information from James Speed Hensinger.



December 8, 2005 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at The Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall (1st fl). Author Robert Holland will speak about his forthcoming book entitled "Maps in Chicago: 1612-2002." Holland, a former Professor of Philosophy at Hofstra University, is a long-time Chicago resident and avid and well-known map collector. Admission is free, but a voluntary donation is welcome from non-CMS members to help support programs and refreshments. Reservations are recommended; please contact the Smith Center or leave your name at 312-255-3689.



December 10, 2005 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle Study Session honors Belgium's 175th anniversary with a session devoted to Belgian Cartography - 16th to 19th Centuries at Collège Saint Michel, 24, Bd. Saint Michel. Speakers include:
Jan De Graeve (President of the Commission for the History of Surveying) The surveyor Mercator: his Library and Instruments
Joost Depuydt (Reference Librarian, University Library of Leuven) Dedications on Ortelius' Parergon Maps
Luc Janssens (Archivist, State Archives in Belgium) Land surveyors and their maps in the 18th c. Duchy of Brabant
Wouter Bracke (Head of Map Room, Royal Library Brussels) Maps by Eugène Henri Fricx (1644-1730)
Bernard Jouret (Director, Belgian National Geographical Institute) Some lessor-known 19th century military and civil surveyors
Lisette Danckaert (BIMCC Scientific Advisor) Vandermaelen's cartographical view of the world and of Brussels.
Additional information from BIMCC asbl/vzw, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; Telephone +32 3 440 10 81.



December 10, 2005 - London New worlds reflected: representations of utopia, the New World and other worlds, 1500-1800, a one-day interdisciplinary conference to be held at Birkbeck, University of London. The early modern period produced a wealth of travel writing, whether the travel in question was to the New World beyond the seas, a planet across the skies, or another imagined or idealised location. This conference will address the inter-related nature of utopia and travel-writing, and explore representations of other worlds from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. How did the discovery of the New World, renewed belief in the plurality of worlds, and the utopian impulse to create a new world influence early modern literature? How did these influences interact and develop? Prospective speakers include Dr William Poole, New College, Oxford; Jenny Downes, National Maritime Museum; Pete Langman, QMUL. Additional information from Chloe Houston.



December 11, 2005 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.00 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.