Cartography - Archive 2006 Calendar of Events


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January 3, 2006 - Charlotte, North Carolina Beverly Lawing and Chaula Jain of Mecklenburg County Mapping/Geospatial Information Services will make a PowerPoint presentation on Carolina Places in Time, an interactive Web site where historic maps can be viewed, at the next monthly meeting of the Mecklenburg Historical Association docents. The meeting will be 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. The public event is free.



January 6, 2006 - Lanark, Scotland Chris Fleetwill discuss The archaeological value of Timothy Pont's mapping of Lanarkshire at the Lanark and District Archaeological Society.



January 6, 2006 - 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: Morgane Labbé (MdC, EHESS), Représenter les nationalités dans l'espace germanique au 19e siècle. Gilles Palsky, Maître de conférences, Université de Paris 12, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités.



January 13, 2006 - 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.



January 16, 2006 - Lanark, Scotland Chris Fleet presents The archaeological value of Timothy Point's mapping of Lanarkshire at the Lanark and District Archaeological Society.



January 17, 2006 - Aberdeen, Scotland Jeffrey Stone will discuss Early Maps of Scotland at the Saltire Society.



January 17, 2006 - Edinburgh January 2006 marks the bicentenary of the death on the Niger River in West Africa of Mungo Park, the Selkirk-born explorer. Park rose to fame in the late 1790s by solving the first part of the 2,000-year-old Niger question - which way did the river run? He died (in circumstances which are still unclear) attempting to solve the second part of the Niger question - where did the river end? Park is remembered as a significant geographical figure, a 'local hero' to nineteenth-century Scottish Borders folk, an explorer and civilising figure to others. His 1799 book, 'Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa', remains in print. A statue of him was erected to his memory, his family's cottage has been restored, numerous biographies have assessed his work, a film was even made retracing his steps. In these and other ways, Park is remembered still. But we may be commemorating him unjustly. For by the time Park set out on his second expedition, the remaining Niger question had been solved by others. Remembered they certainly are, but were Park's achievements really that noteworthy? In an illustrated talk to be given as part of the National Library of Scotland's Cultural Programme Series, Professor Charles Withers, professor of historical geography at the University of Edinburgh, will examine Park's Niger travels, Park's books and the continuing commemoration of him. Park, it will be argued, deserves our attention still but only as part of a bigger and more complicated story about geography, exploration and the power of maps. The lecture starts at 7 pm at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Events at the National Library are free, but places are limited, so please book through: events line: +44 (0)131 623 3845 or email: events@nls.uk.



January 19, 2006 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at The Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall (1st fl). Carla Zecher, Director of the Newberry's Center for Renaissance Studies, will discuss her work on a translation project titled The "Mémoires" of Dumont de Montigny: Empire and Misadventure in Colonial Louisiana, 1715-1747. 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.



January 19, 2006 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Dr Alessandro Scafi (Facoltà di Conservazione dei Beni Culturali, University of Bologna, Italy); Professor Dan Terkla (Department of English, Illinois Wesley College, U.S.A.); Dominic Harbour (Head of Communications, Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, U.K.) Medieval and Modern: the Hereford Mappa Mundi (c.1290) on Display - 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 19, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society has a meeting scheduled at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Ms. Carmelle J. Terborgh, Ph.D., International Relations/Federal Account Manager, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Washington, DC, will present A New Sense of Place: geography and mapping for generations X, Y, and Z! This presentation will focus on new mechanisms that youth today are using to view and utilize maps, and efforts promoting geographic literacy in future decision makers. Youth will be consumers of maps at increasingly younger ages, as well as producers of maps in many forms: interactive, web-enabled maps, digital versions of static maps, etc. In a society with community youth mapping programs in traditional and non-traditional educational efforts, geocaching as a hobby, 3-D data visualization tools with satellite images of our whole globe, and "geospam" reaching out to GPS-chipped PDAs, it is evident that the dimensions of geography and mapping are changing...and gaining importance...for the next generations! For further information about this event, contact Joyce Gross (202) 482-3249.



January 31, 2006 - Toronto The Upper Canada Map Society will meet at the Ontario Archives, 77 Grenville Street at 6.00 p.m. We are planning to see several maps by Toronto founder Lieutenant Gov. John Graves Simcoe as well as a large manuscript map by Canadian explorer David Thompson. This meeting requires registration as the venue is usually closed to the public after 5.00 p.m. Please contact Megan Webster, phone 416-484-6375.



January 22, 2006 - San Antonio The 2006 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting will be held from January 20-25, 2006. The Research Libraries Map Collection Management Group and Small Map Collections Discussion Group plan to hold a joint meeting during the meeting. The topic for this meeting will be Library Security for Map Collections: the Future and will be co-chaired by David Cobb (Harvard Map Collection) and Alice Hudson (New York Public Library Map Division). Among the topics to be discussed will be: existing security guideline documents; security policies; access to rare materials; physical facilities; staffing; and an open discussion among attendees. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday afternoon, January 22. Comments or questions are welcomed by Alice and David.



January 26, 2006 -London UK GEOforum is pleased to announce its forthcoming UKGEOforum 2006 Lecture featuring guest speaker David Spackman OBE HonRICS, of MapAction. He will discuss Mapping, disaster response and global emergencies - on the ground experiences at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD. 18.15 Welcome Address, 18.30 Guest Speaker.



January 30, 2006 - 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 Felicia Else (Gettysburg College) will discuss Art, Cartography and Territorial Power in Ducal and Granducal Florence. Additional information from Tom de Wesselow.



February 3-5, 2006 - 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. Speakers include Thomas Suarez (map scholar, author, and map dealer) Pacific Isles: The Curious Case of the Islands Solomon, Dr. Matthew Edney (Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin) The History of Cartography: A New Era, a New Vista, and James A. Flatness (Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress) Resources Available to the Map Collector. 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 3, 2006 - 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: Emmanuel Jaurand (MdC, Université de Paris 12), Le raisonnement cartographique dans la géographie française, de la fin du 19e siècle aux années 1980. Gilles Palsky, Maître de conférences, Université de Paris 12, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités.



February 11, 2006 - Los Angeles The California Map Society will meet at the Getty Museum from 9AM to 4PM. Additional information from Susan Caughey, 13721 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060; Phone: 805.933.3193.



February 11, 2006 - New York Past President Sy Amkraut, former Treasurer Cathe Giffuni and and New York Public Library Map Curator Alice Hudson are reactivating the New York Map Society. You are invited to an organizational meeting. After a hiatus of 6 years the New York Map Society has been invited to make its home, thanks to Alice Hudson, at the Map Room at NYPL. The meeting will be at 2:30 PM.. Alice will give a tour of the newly renovated and beautifully decorated Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division. After the meeting Alice will walk us through the "Treasured Maps" exhibit. If you plan to come RSVP to: NewYorkMapSociety@webtv.net.



February 12-15, 2006 - Perth The 34th Annual Conference of the Australian Map Circle, Charting the Past and Projecting into the Future, will be held at Trinity College, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 230 Hampden Road, Crawley, Western Australia. Additional information from Amy Griffin, tel: +61 2 6268 8949, fax: +61 2 6268 8786.



February 16, 2006 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Emeritus Professor Bruce Lenman (Department of History, University of St Andrews) Cartographic Intelligence and the French Navy in the Caribbean, c.1679-1711 - 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. The meeting is also sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. 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 16, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Wesley A. Brown, founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society (1990), a past President of the Denver Public Library Commission and a member of the LOC Philips Society Steering Committee, will present How the Gold Rush put Colorado on the Map. In the Spring of 1858, Colorado's Front Range area was uncharted, and inhabited only by natives. But by the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range from Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. This slide show and lecture illustrates Colorado's gold rush, and how this important chapter in history influenced Colorado maps of today. The evening will open with a Special Meeting of members to discuss and seek approval of the revised by-laws. This action is needed if the by-laws are to be instituted effective with the April 2006 Business Meeting of the Society. For additional information contact William Stanley at 301-953-7523.



February 21, 2006 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Denver Public Library 5th Floor Gates Room. Wes Brown will discuss How the 1859 Gold Rush put Colorado on the Map. In the Spring of 1858, Colorado's Front Range area was uncharted, and inhabited only by natives. But by the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range from Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. This slide show and lecture illustrates Colorado's gold rush, and how this important chapter in history influenced Colorado maps of today. Additional information from James Speed Hensinger.



February 23, 2006 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 13th Annual Series, will meet at 5pm in the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Maja Kominko (Exeter College, Oxford) will discuss Science of the flat earth: sources of the maps in the Christian topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes. 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.



February 23, 2006 - Providence, Rhode Island As part of a lecture series at Brown University, Geography, Ethnograpy, and Perceptions of the World in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, Natalia Lozovsky (California) will discuss "Geography and Ethnography in Medieval Europe: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Concerns." Lecture will be at 5:30 pm, Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street). Further information from Maria Sokolova 401-863-1994.



February 24-25, 2006 - Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic The International Map Trade Association (Europe) Conference and Trade Show 2006.



February 27, 2006 - 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). Professor Grover Zinn (Oberlin College) will discuss History, salvation and spirituality: The mappa mundi in Hugh of Saint-Victor's Treatises on Noah's Ark. Additional information from Tom de Wesselow.



February 27, 2005 - London The annual Collectors' Evening of the International Map Collectors' Society will be held at The Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, Westminster, 6.00-8.30pm. It will once more be chaired by Rodney Shirley. Contact Caroline Batchelor on 01372 731 208 if you wish to attend. Members bring along something they have acquired recently, something that particularly interests them, something they seek information on, and discuss it for a few minutes in turn.



February 28, 2006 - Providence, Rhode Island As part of a lecture series at Brown University, Geography, Ethnograpy, and Perceptions of the World in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, David Buisseret (Univ. of Texas, Arlington) will discuss "Europeans Plot the Wider World, 1500-1750." Lecture will be at 5:30 pm, Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street). Further information from Maria Sokolova 401-863-1994.



March 2-4, 2006 - Chicago Early American Cartographies, a conference sponsored by the Society of Early Americanists and the Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, and Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History. This cross-disciplinary conference investigates the enduring significance of space and place in scholarship of the early Americas against the backdrop of the Newberry Library's world-class cartographic holdings. Papers concerning the following topics are planned: Native American mapping; cartographic fantasies and maps in literature from the Americas; cartography's relations to imperial conflicts and colonialism in the Americas; the portrayal of rural and urban spaces; Midwestern and Great Plains geographic space and the Jeffersonian grid; the map trade and map consumption in the Americas; maps used in land speculation, Boosterism, and promotional schemes; mapping and exploration; the mapping of early transportation networks; the history of pedagogic cartography; and the use of maps in contemporary high school and college classrooms. Additional information from Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610-7324; phone 312-255-3514.



March 3, 2006 - 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: Paolo Militello (Professeur, Université de Catane) La cartographie du territoire sicilien dans le cadre de l'Etat moderne. Gilles Palsky, Maître de conférences, Université de Paris 12, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités.



March 3-4, 2006 - Washington Seventy-five exhibitors from the United States and Canada will offer rare books, maps, manuscripts, autographs, prints, drawings and other fine memorabilia at the 31st 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 (Orange and Blue lines). Exhibition hours will be: Friday from 3p.m. - 9p.m.; Saturday from 10a.m. - 5p.m. There will be a number of antique map dealers exhibiting at this fair.



March 4-6, 2006 - Amsterdam The 2006 Antiquarian Book and Map Fair. Additional information from Leen Helmink, Regentesselaan 20, NL-3818 HJ Amersfoort, Netherlands; Tel: +31 33 462 7623, Fax: +31 33 465 9296, GSM: +31 624 861 365.



March 6, 2006 - Providence, Rhode Island As part of a lecture series at Brown University, Geography, Ethnograpy, and Perceptions of the World in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, Nancy Shoemaker (University of Connecticut) will discuss "American Indian Maps: Divinity, Territory, and Politicking." Lecture will be at 5:30 pm, John Carter Brown Library. Further information from Maria Sokolova 401-863-1994.



March 7-11, 2006 - Chicago Association of American Geographers is excited to be holding its 2006 meeting in Chicago, a city of world-class architecture, art, and music. The meeting will be held in the elegant Palmer House Hilton Hotel located in the heart of the Chicago Loop near the Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, Millennium Park, and the Navy Pier as well as the main thoroughfares of State Street and Michigan Avenue.



March 8, 2006 - Milwaukee This year, the annual Holtzheimer lecture will feature Joel Morrison discussing Mapping the American Landscape. There will be a reception at 5pm with the lecture at 6pm in the Golda Meir Library at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2311 East Hartford Avenue. Additional information from Chris Baruth at the American Geographical Society Library.



March 9, 2006 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Ashley Baynton Williams (Editor, Map Forum) Coaxing the Buyer: Financing and Marketing Broadsheet Maps in 17th and 18th Century Britain - 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 11, 2006 - Champoeg, Oregon As part of Oregon Chautauqua lectures offered at Champoeg State Heritage Area this winter, at 2 p.m. in the visitor center at Champoeg State Heritage Area, will be Mapping the West: 18th and 19th Century Cartography, by historic map collector Robert Hamm. He will show how, as the U.S. expanded west, cartographers were busy drawing maps, but that they didn't always get the details right. Hamm will illustrate how many maps show inaccurate and sometimes fictitious features. He'll also show how the political, social and cultural context of the times influenced the mapmakers' art and science. Additional information from Champoeg State Heritage Area at 503-678-1251, Ext. 221, or call Carol E. Hickman at Oregon Chautauqua at (503) 241-0543.



March 11, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 PM in the classroom of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Members will discuss the future of the Society. After the meeting, Sy Amkraut will make a presentation, Stick Charts: Maps Used by Neolithic Seafarers of the South Pacific followed by discussion. If you plan to come RSVP to: NewYorkMapSociety@webtv.net.



March 11, 2006 - Richmond Mr. Ronald Grim, director Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, will discuss Roads, Canals, Railroads - Mapping Virginia's Antebellum Transportation Network for the Nathalie P. and Alan M. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography at The Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad Street at 3:00 PM. He will focus on the Board of Public Works collection here at the Library of Virginia. A reception will follow the lecture. Reservations required. Please contact Rick Golembeski, or call 804-371-4795.



March 13, 2006 - 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 Sarah Bendall (University of Cambridge) will discuss Mapping the English forests: Needwood 1598-1834. Additional information from Tom de Wesselow.



March 13, 2006 - Dunblane, Scotland Jeffrey Stone will discuss Early Maps of Scotland with particular reference to Timothy Pont at the Dunblane Local History Society and Dunblane Civic Society.



March 14, 2006 - Reading, England The Centre for the Advanced Study of French History is holding the first in a series of Workshops devoted to the subject of Mapping France, one of the research themes currently being developed by its members. Guest Speakers are:
Dr Renaud Morieux, (University of Reims, France), Maps, Toponyms and Geopolitics: the case of the French/English Channel.
Dr Liana Vardi, (Buffalo University, USA), Economics and Culture in the late French Enlightenment.
The workshop will be at 10.30am-12.30pm, Room 142, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Reading. Please address enquiries to Professor Joël Félix or Dr Frank Tallett.



March 14, 2006 - Washington Architect and architectural historian Don Alexander Hawkins will present a fresh thesis about the origins of Pierre L'Enfant's plan for the capital city of the new American federal republic - The L'Enfant Plan from Idea to Landscape - at the National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, at 6:30 PM. He will demonstrate that L'Enfant did not imitate Baroque gardens and city plans such as those at Versailles, London, Paris, and Madrid but instead conceived of an entirely original plan inspired by Alexander Hamilton's ideas about the relationship between American government and commerce. Hawkins will also discuss the surveyors' sequential laying out of the plan on the site. This lecture complements the exhibition "Washington: Symbol and City," which will be open for viewing and for which Hawkins was the guest curator. $10 members of the Museum and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and students; $15 nonmembers. Registration required.



March 15, 2006 - Dundee, Scotland Diana Webster discusses Planting your Roots on the map at the Tay Valley Family History Society.



March 16, 2006 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at The Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall (1st fl). Richard F. Bales (Chicago Title Insurance Company) will discuss Mapping the Cause of the Chicago Fire. 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.



March 16, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. Cyrus Ala'i, author of the recently published General Maps of Persia will present Mapping Persia. Iran, or Persia as it was known in the West for most of its long history, has been mapped extensively for centuries but the absence of a good cartobibliography has often deterred scholars of its history and geography from making use of the many detailed maps that were produced. This is now available, prepared by Dr. Alai who embarked on a lengthy investigation into the old maps of Persia, and visited major map collections and libraries in many countries. Dr. Ala'i, a member of the Washington Map Society,.addressed the Society in March 2002 on Traditional Cartography of Classical Islamic Societies (9th - 14th Centuries); a summary of that meeting appeared in Issue 54 of The Portolan. For additional information contact William Stanley at 301-953-7523.



March 17-19, 2006 - Providence, Rhode Island Geography, Ethnograpy, and Perceptions of the World In Ancient Civilizations is the title of the Faith and Fred Sandstrom Conference in Ancient Studies, Brown University to be held at the Lounge at the Inn at Brown (101 Thayer St.). The program is available online. Further information from Maria Sokolova 401-863-1994.



March 24-25, 2006 - Dublin The International Map Collectors' Society will visit an exhibition of maps in the Glucksman Map Library of Trinity College Library and the National Library of Ireland. Additional information from Valerie Newby, Price's Cottage, 57 Quainton Road, North Marston, Bucks MK18 3PR, United Kingdom; phone 01296 670001.



March 30, 2006 - Kirkcudbright, Scotland Diana Webster will discuss Putting Scotland on the map at Dumfries & Galloway Extra-Mural Group (Glasgow University Crichton Campus).



March 30-31, 2006 - Canberra, Australia In 1606 Captain Willem Janszoon, in the vessel "Duyfken", sailed into Australian waters, the first recorded European to do so. "Australia on the Map: 1606-2006" is a national not-for-profit grass roots organisation dedicated to helping and encouraging the people of Australia plan events for the 400th anniversary of the beginning of Australia's documented history. A two day conference, Strangers on Our Shores: Early Indigenous and Outsider Coastal Contacts, will be held at the National Museum of Australia. Speakers will focus on Indigenous Maps of Landscape, Indigenous Narratives of Contact, Contact as a Two-Way Process, and Maritime Societies in Transition.



March 31 - April 1, 2006 - Fort Davis and Alpine, Texas The Texas Map Society is pleased to announce its Spring 2006 meeting. In addition to an outstanding slate of presentations focusing on people and events that determined the cartographic development of the west Texas region, the Program Committee has arranged for sightseeing in the Trans-Pecos area, a visit to the McDonald Observatory and a tour of Fort Davis National Historic site, a chuck wagon dinner at the Fort Davis home of members Marty and Yana Davis, and a taste regional cuisine at the famous Gage Hotel in Marathon. We will also have an opportunity to view a map collection as well as a collection of nineteenth surveying instruments. The Program Committee, as a transportation option for this meeting, has chartered a motor coach that will run between Arlington and Fort Davis, our headquarters at the meeting. The bus also will provide transportation at the meeting for those selecting this option. For more information and a schedule of speakers and activities, please visit the Texas Map Society web pages or contact Secretary/Treasurer Kit Goodwin, at 817-861-1425.



April 5, 2006 - Dallas, Pennsylvania The History of Celestial Cartography - Fine arts professor Francesca Bavuso will discuss her research, which focuses on the convergence of map making and astronomy. She'll also talk about the resources available at the Bevevino Library, College Misericordia, for investigating the history of images, including the fine arts and scientific illustrations. She will focus on the Bevevino Library's collection of printed materials and archival resources as well as career opportunities for those well versed in visual analysis and the history of images. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Bevevino Library's third-floor McGowan Room. For additional information call Scott Blanchard at 674-6424.



April 5-6, 2006 - Potsdam, Germany Tagung GEOVIS 2006 der DGfK-Kommission Geoinformation und Visualisierung - Hotel Ambassador, 16, Blvd Haussmann. Opening hours 11.00 - 18.00.



April 6, 2006 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Veronica Della Dora (Post-doctoral Fellow, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, U.S.A.) Mapping Mount Athos: Renaissance and Enlightenment Visions - 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 7, 2006 - Washington The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the Woodrow Wilson Room (LJ-113), in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. David R. Whitesell will deliver a talk entitled "Quixotic Typography: Composing Maps and Illustrations Using Special Letterpress Fonts." His talk examines one facet of a 500-year tradition of composing images out of letters, ornaments, rules, and other pieces of movable type: letterpress illustrations composed primarily out of movable types from fonts either expressly designed for or adapted to this purpose. From about 1770 to the late 19th century, printers invented a variety of special letterpress fonts for setting maps and book illustrations. Although few saw extended commercial use, and none could challenge more sophisticated and successful technologies such as half-tone reproduction, they offer an interesting perspective-from the loser's side-on an era of vast technological change in the printing industry.



April 8, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 PM. Please come to the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, Rm.117 of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. We will then proceed to the classrooms. Wendy Brawer will discuss Green Maps, Eco-cultural Mapping in 46 Countries so Far. If you plan to come RSVP to NYMAPSOCIETY@webtv.net.



April 8, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society will make a Field Trip to the National Building Museum. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. Our guide will be Mr. Don Hawkins, former Curator of the National Building Museum. If traveling by METRO, the museum is convenient to the Judiciary Square station (RED Line); take the National Building Museum exit and cross street to the F Street entrance. See www.nbm.org for more details about the museum and driving directions. For more information about this event, contact Dennis Gurtz (301-320-0500 x450).



April 9, 2006 - 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 11, 2006 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will take place on the fifth floor of the main Denver Public Library, downtown at 14th and Broadway. Please note the new starting time is at 6:30 PM, due to the new closing times for the library. Don McGuirk, President of the Society, will be presenting the topic Cartographic myths of North America. Myths discussed will include the "Sea of Verrazzano." California as an Island," " Mer de L'Quest" (Sea of the West), and others, time permitting. The annual business will be held prior to the discussion.



April 12, 2006 - Lasswade, Scotland Chris Fleet will present Exploring your family history through early maps of Midlothian and beyond to the Lothians Family History Society.



April 20-22, 2006 - Buenos Aires The first Iberoamerican Symposium on the History of Cartography will meet at Biblioteca Nacional (Agüero 2502) and Museo Etnográfico Juan B. Ambrosetti (Moreno 350). Additional information from Carla Lois, Universidad de Buenos Aires.



April 20, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. The evening will begin with the Annual Business Meeting of the Washington Map Society. Reports of the Board will be delivered and there will be the formal election of Society officers for the coming term. Following that brief meeting, Russ Morrison., a resident of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, will discuss his collection of Maryland/Chesapeake Bay maps and charts, and his donation of the collection to the Maryland Archives. Mr. Morrison is the author of Charting the Chesapeake Bay 1590 - 1990, co-authored with Bob Hansen and On the Map co-authored with Ed Papenfuse. For further information about this event, contact Bob Hansen, (202) 482-4594.



April 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 2006 - Charlottesville, Virginia Introductory course in the history of cartography, to be taught by Joel Kovarsky: The Roles of Old Maps: History, Art, Cartography and the Building of Nations. This will be taught in 4-two hour segments for the Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning (JILL). The segments will be on Friday mornings at 9:30am. One of the segments will be held at the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library of the University of Virginia. All details will eventually be posted on the JILL website, where registrations details will be available. Course registration will be limited to 25 participants.



April 21-26, 2006 - Orlando The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping will hold its Annual Conference at the Caribe Royale Resort.



April 22, 2006 - Brussels The Annual General Meeting of the Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will be at 16:30 at Collège Saint Michel, Boulevard Saint Michel 24. The Society's traditional Map Evening will follow at 17:30. Our traditional Map Evening, brings 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 pieces come up. This is also an occasion for newcomers to get to know the Circle. Wine and snacks will be served - participants are asked to pay EUR 10 at the door for expenses. Please register before 16 April to Secretary Eric Leenders.



April 22, 2006 - Perth, Scotland The National Library of Scotland is planning another seminar for the Scottish Maps Forum to be held at the A K Bell Library, 10.00-16.30. The theme will be Muskets & Mapping: military engineers and maps in Jacobite Scotland. Talks will include the historical context of the Jacobite period, fortifications, military roads, and William Roy's military survey of Scotland. Additional information from Diana Webster, Map Collections Manager, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL, Scotland, UK; Tel +44-(0)131-623 3972, Fax +44-(0)131-623 3971.



April 29, 2006 - Evanston, Illinois Mapping and Locative Practices, a symposium sponsored by Department of Art History, Northwestern University, explore themes of mapping and locative practices. Since what the school of critical geography coined as the "spatial turn," mapping and its concomitant metaphors have proliferated in academic scholarship. In this vein, the conference hopes to take an expansive view of mapping as a physical artifact produced under historical conditions, and also as a mode of analyzing representations. The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Stephen Melville, Professor of Art History at Ohio State University, currently Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Our other featured speaker is Joel Slayton, Professor of Digital Media at San Jose University, Director of CADRE Laboratory for New Media and chairperson of C5 Corporation. Additional information from conference co-chairs Nancy Lim and Zirwat Chowdhury at: Attn: Art History Graduate Student Symposium Committee, 1880 Campus Drive, Kresge Centennial Hall, Room 3-400, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 60208.



April/May 2006 - Canberra, Australia In 1606 Captain Willem Janszoon, in the vessel "Duyfken", sailed into Australian waters, the first recorded European to do so. "Australia on the Map: 1606-2006" is a national not-for-profit grass roots organisation dedicated to helping and encouraging the people of Australia plan events for the 400th anniversary of the beginning of Australia's documented history. A one day conference, Precedence of Contact, is planned by the National Library of Australia. Speakers will explore claims that Chinese or Portuguese may have visited Australia in 15th or 16th century, prior to the "Duyfken" in 1606. Consult the website for updated information.



May 1, 2006 - Hagen, Germany Many of you are familiar with Juergen Espenhorst's work on the history of 19th and early 20th century German handatlases. Volume I of his survey of these works, Petermann's Planet, was published in 2003. Volume II is well underway, with publication planned for 2007. As a result of this work, Juergen has received numerous suggestions from collectors and others interested in these atlases that he organize a conference which would bring people together to discuss subjects of mutual interest, exchange information and trade materials. In response Juergen has announced a one-day meeting in Hagen (near Dortmund) to which all collectors and friends of modern German atlases are invited. Participants will have an opportunity to set up booths displaying their own materials, trade with other partcipants, as well as to attend presentations and discussions on subjects of interest. The language of the conference will be German. Additional information from Jürgen Espenhorst, Pangaea-Verlag, D-58239 Schwerte, Villigster Str. 32; Phone +49-2304-72284, Fax +49-2304-78010.



May 3, 2006 - Canmore, Alberta, Canada David Thompson, one of Canada's greatest unsung heroes, is finally getting the recognition he deserves, even if it is nearly 150 years too late. The writer, naturalist, explorer, fur trader, surveyor and mapmaker is the subject of the upcoming North American David Thompson Bicentennials Initiative that will span three years and include numerous events throughout North America and England. Jack Nisbet, author of The Mapmaker's Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau, 1800-1812 and Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America, will be talking at the Civic Centre Council Chambers, 902-7 Ave., at 7.30 PM.



May 4, 2006 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - 'The Map in Book History' - Anne Bush (University of Hawaii at Manoa / University of Oxford) Inscribing the City: Visual Itineraries in Nineteenth-Century Guidebooks to Rome - 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 4-7, 2006 - Kalamazoo, Michigan Travel and Travelers in the Medieval World - In the Middle Ages, long-distance travel was far less comfortable and convenient than it has become in our present "global village," but travel, trade, and transport nevertheless played an important role in medieval culture. Despite the decline of Roman travel networks in late antiquity, citizens of the medieval world undertook pilgrimages, crusades, mercantile travels, and voyages of exploration that contributed significantly to the shaping of the modern world. To explore this crucial theme, the Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Science, Technology and Art (AVISTA) will sponsor five sessions on medieval travel at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies. One session on medieval cartography, entitled Medieval Journeys: Charted and Uncharted, will have:
Rethinking the Peutinger Map, Emily Albu, University of California, Davis.
The Gough Map: Britain's Oldest Road Map, or a Statement of Empire? Nick Millea, Bodleian Library.
Travelling Between Two Maps: Petrarch's Journey to the Holy Land, Evelyn Edson, Piedmont Virginia Community College.
This panel is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, at l:30. Another session, Navigation: Getting from Here to There, will be moderated by Richard Paselk, Humboldt University. Additional information from Professor Robert Bork, School of Art and Art History, 120 North Riverside Drive, E100 Art Building, Iowa City, IA 52242-1706.



May 12-13, 2006 - Oxford We are pleased to announce the programme for the conference The Image of Maps/Maps of the Imagination. This two-day conference at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, aims to address the concept of mapping in two distinct but related ways. The first is concerned for the physical product of the map and its histories. Historically, the creation of maps has been at the intersection of a broad spectrum of issues that include the relationship between art and science, the philosophy of space, cultural and political geographies, among many others. Second, this symposium aims to address the concept of mappings as a means of creating structures that are not limited to the organization of space, but which rather use the metaphor and process of mapping as a means to organize the world. We believe that this event promises to be a stimulating exchange of ideas about the use maps/mental maps in historical research. We hope that you consider attending the conference - registration forms can be found at the website. Additional information from image.of.maps@gmail.com.



May 13, 2006 - Palma Campania, Italy Giosué Russo was born in Palma on May 29, 1781. He became Engineer Topographer in the Officio Topografico of Naples and died in Naples in 1840. "Atlante di geografia moderna," an atlas of 30 maps, was drawn by Russo in the years 1834-1836. The town of Palma will honor him today. Vladimiro Valerio, author of the first biography of him, ("Società Uomini e Istituzioni cartografiche . . ." , Florence, 1993, pp. 627-630) has been invited to deliver a speech to the town community as part of the town's celebration. A street, close to the Church where Russo was baptized, will be named after him. Additional information from Vladimiro Valerio, Dipartimento di Storia della Architettura, San Polo 2468 - Palazzo Badoer, 30125 Venezia; tel. + 39 041 2571418, fax 041 715449.



May 13, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 PM. Please come to the classrooms in the South Court of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Our speaker will be John Woram. His talk, The Virtual Map Collector, will explain by using his maps how collections are accessible from the internet .If you plan to come RSVP to NYMAPSOCIETY@webtv.net.



May 18, 2006 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, 13th Annual Series, will meet at 5pm in the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) will discuss Maps and history. 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.



May 18-19, 2006 - Thessaloniki, Greece The International Cartographic Association Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage is organizing the First International Workshop Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage. This Workshop is addressed to scholars, researchers, map-curators, map-collectors, administrators, digital industry/market operators, and students coming from different cultural, scientific and engineering backgrounds whose work is either focused on or affined to cartographic heritage. The Workshop will offer a common ground where colleagues from various disciplines and practice could meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how modern information and communication technologies can or could be used and contribute to cartographic heritage in terms of acquisition, processing and communication of relevant digital data. Additional information from Evangelos Livieratos, Chair, ICA WG on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage.



May 22-24, 2006 - Königslutter, Germany Symposium Praktische Kartographie: XYZ aufgelöst - Kartographische Anwendungen für die Gegenwart und Zukunft.



May 22, 2006 - New York David Rumsey, President of Cartography Associates and President of Luna Imaging will examine the past, present, and future of mapping information in his talk entitled Thinking Locally, Mapping Globally, The Past and Future of Mapping from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Science Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave. East 34th St. Reservations are required. Phone 212-592-7047



May 24, 2006 - Portsmouth British Cartographic Society/DSA will have a seminar on Covert Military Mapping at Portland Building, University of Portsmouth. Coat of attendance is 15 which includes light refreshments and a buffet lunch. There is accommodation for only 80 attendees, so those wishing to book a place are recommended to apply early. Bookings should be made to Ken Atherton, British Cartographic Society Administration,12 Elworthy Drive, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 9AT, Tel/Fax 01823 665 775. Cheques should be made payable to the British Cartographic Society. Programme:
10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee
10.30-11.00 Yo Hodson - Geographical Intelligence Acquisition in the British Army 1743-1763
11.00-11.30 Peter Collier - Mapping Anatolia in the 19th Century (F.R. Maunsell & Series I.D.W.O. 1522)
11.30-11.40 Questions
11.40-12.10 Mike Nolan - Covert maps for the Boer War.
12.10-12.40 Peter Chasseaud - Newcombe's Secret Survey of Sinai
12.40-12.50 Questions
12.50-13.50 Lunch
13.50-14.20 Eddie Winterbourne - Charting the Far East in WW2, a Royal Marine's experiences on HMS White Bear 1944-1945
14.20-14.50 Alan Gordon - Mapping with a Mission, the support provided to the British Commanders-in- Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany 1946 - 1990
14.50-15.00 Questions
15.00-15.30 Tea
15.30-16.00 Dave Watt - The Russian World Mapping Programme
16.00-16.30 John Davies - Russian Mapping of the UK
16.30-17.00 Final discussion



May 25-27, 2006 - Budapest Thematic Mapping in Geosciences - Applications using New Technologies and Media



May 25, 2006 - London Maps and Society Fifteenth Series Programme - Dr Camille Serchuk (Department of Art History, Southern Connecticut State University, U.S.A) Picturing France in the Fifteenth Century: a New (Old) Map - 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 25, 2006 - Perth, Scotland Chris Fleet will discuss Map-making, landscape and society in Perthshire: two centuries of change, 1583-1804 with the Friends of Perth & Kinross Council Archives.



May 26, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society Annual Dinner will be held at the U.S. Capitol. Matthew Evans, Landscape Architect of the Capitol, will discuss the history of the Capitol building and grounds. Reservations must be made by May 17. There is no entry to the Capitol building if you did not make a reservation. Contact Ginny Mason for additional details.



June 6, 2006 - Beaumont, Texas The Golden Triangle Group of Sierra Club will have Darrell Shine, Silsbee, as presenter. His topic will be The History of Mapping in Texas. Shine is a long time public land surveyor with extensive knowledge of not only Hardin and several surrounding Counties, but many areas of Texas. He is well versed in land boundaries and how to protect them. His extensive work on water boundaries has established precedence for coastal waters and inland streams. As a private consulting surveyor, he has performed work for both public and private landowners, including the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife and several large timber companies. The GTGSC meets at Gander Mountain Sports Store, 5855 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, from 7 to 9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, except July. Light refreshments are provided by members for everyone's enjoyment. For additional information, contact 722-8974, 883-6126 or 722-5718.



June 8-9, 2006 - Durham, New Hampshire The North East Map Organization is meeting at the University of New Hampshire. Although many of its members are map librarians, it is an organization consisting of a variety of folks interested in maps and related subjects. This year's meeting features a workshop for folks who are not regular map catalogers but who might wish to learn the basics. Activities related to the two other themes, ocean mapping and digitization of topographic maps are designed to inform non-specialists as well as those who may work directly with hydrographic data or map scanning projects. For additional information contact Paige Gibbs, Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02790.



June 9, 2006 - London The International Map Collectors' Society will visit the Royal Geographical Society in the afternoon. This will be followed by the annual general meeting. A dinner will follow at the East India Club.



June 9-10, 2006 - 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 9, opening times: 12.00 - 19.00
Saturday June 10, 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. Free tickets, valid for 2 people, with admission to the London Map Fair, The ABA Book Fair and the Fine Art Fair are available on-line at: http://www.londonmapfairs.com/ticket.pdf.



June 10, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 PM at the Arader Gallery at 1016 Madison Avenue [between 78th & 79th]. Graham Arader will be our host for the meeting. Come early and treat yourself to viewing two floors with a superb selection of antiquarian maps and natural history engravings that grace the walls and furnished with American, English and Continental antique furniture. You may see something that you want to purchase. Graham will tell us about his experiences as an antiquarian map dealer. He started while still at Yale in the 1970s. It's a fascinating story you won't want to miss. After the meeting we will adjourn to Serafina Fabulous Pizza a few doors away at #1022 Madison. It will give us an opportunity to meet each other. They have a full menu as well as pizzas and salads. If you plan to come RSVP to NYMAPSOCIETY@webtv.net.



June 13-16, 2006 - Barcelona The 5th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems will be held at Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya.



June 13, 2006 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society, at 7:00 P.M., will have a home visit hosted by Ms. Lorraine Sherry. An informal tour of two different collections (with handouts) at her home. "Terra Australis Incognita" (Antarctica): Would the earth tip over if there wasn't a southern continent to balance the northern land masses? Explore the alternating appearance and disappearance of this icy land by looking at maps spanning from the early 1600s, to Captain Cook's travels in the late 1700s, to the 1912 south polar expeditions. "Cartography of Lithuania": Trace the history and cartography of this tiny Baltic republic, alternately taken over by the Russians, Prussians, and Poles, until it finally gained its independence at the end of the 20th Century and joined the EU. See maps and artifacts ranging from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicles through the breakup of Poland in the late 1800s. Contact Lorraine Sherry at (303) 465-4361 or James Hensinger for Lorraine's address, driving directions, and maps to her home.



June 14, 2006 - Edinburgh, Scotland James McCarthy will give an illustrated talk based on his recent book Journey into Africa: the Life and Death of Keith Johnston, Scottish Cartographer and Explorer (1844-79) (Whittles, 2004). W & A K Johnston, based in Edinburgh, was an eminent cartographic firm of Victorian times. The young Keith Johnston wished a more active role in filling the empty spaces on the map than as a desk-based cartographer working for his father. After exploring parts of South America, he went to Africa, where he met his untimely death in a remote village in what is now Tanzania. Having worked in East Africa in the 1960s, James McCarthy was well placed to transcribe and interpret Johnston's diary, and his talk brings the story up to date as he describes his attempt in 2004 to find Johnston's grave. Contact events@nls.uk or 01 31-623 3845 if you wish to attend - advance booking is essential. Talks are at 7pm at the National Library of Scotland, in George IV Bridge.



June 14, 2006 - London Surekha Davies will present Trade, Empire and Exploration: the Mapmakers of Dieppe and Representations of the New World in the Sixteenth Century at the Director's Seminar at the Warburg Institute, University of London, Woburn Square.All are welcome. 2.15pm.



June 15, 2006 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have field trip to Oxfordshire Record Office, Temple Cowley. Space is limited - for further details, please contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.



June 15, 2006 - Toronto The next meeting of the Upper Canada Map Society at 6.00 p.m. at the University of Toronto Robarts Library, Room 4049, 130 St. George Street. The Speaker will be Alec Parley of Beach Antique Maps and Prints, Toronto- Grand Designs on Diminutive Scales -A Brief history of Miniature Maps. Additional information from Megan Webster.



June 18 - 21, 2006 - Ottawa The 2006 Canadian Cartographic Association Annual Conference, at the Ottawa Congress Centre, is being held in conjunction with the 2006 GeoTec Event - "Celebrating History and Innovation" marking the 100th anniversary of the Atlas of Canada and the 20th anniversary of GeoTec. The event will feature sessions that commemorate the innovative contributions of the Atlas of Canada, and the contributions by Canadians in the advancement of geospatial technology.



June 21, 2006 - New York The Mercator Society of the New York Public Library will meet at 6:PM in the Trustees Room [Rm 206] at NYPL, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Dr. Eric Sanders' presentation will be The Manhattan Project, an inquiry into historical maps and the untold ecology of the worlds greatest city. Please, please RSVP to Diana Lee at 212 - 930-0654, if you plan to attend!!



June 22-23, 2006 - New Orleans At the annual conference of the American Library Association, there will be a session Cataloging & Description of Cartographic Resources: From Parchment to Pixels, Paper to Digital. For novices primarily but includes advanced topics for experienced catalogers. Learn map cataloging basics on Thursday, focusing on three areas of bibliographic description: title(s), mathematical data, and physical description. Additional areas/topics will be covered as well. Thursday's sessions will focus on hardcopy maps; Friday covers digital cartographic resources. Principles covered on Thursday will be applied to digital items on Friday. For additional information contact Paige G. Andrew or Mary Lynette Larsgaard.



June 23-24, 2006 - Naples The Fourth International Conference by the Centro di ricerca sull'iconografia della città europea, titled L'iconografia delle città dal XV al XIX secolo, will be held in Naples. The conference is held in collaboration with the École Française De Rome. Additional information from Marco Iuliano or Centro di ricerca sull'iconografia della città europea, Palazzo Gravina, via Monteoliveto 3 - 80134 Napoli; tel. 081/2538000 - 2538008 - Fax 081/2538014.



June 24, 2006 - San Francisco The California Map Society will meet at the Mission Bay Visitor's Center, 255 Channel Street, from 9AM to 4:30PM. In keeping with the Centennial many of the papers will deal with the 1906 Earthquake and it's after effects. For full details contact CMS VP Phil Simon.



June 27-30, 2006 - Leiden, The Netherlands The International Institute of Asian Affairs will hold the 19th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies. Panel 15 is Worlding Maps: Culture, Power, History, and Space in the Cartographic History of South Asia. Panel Organizer: Bernardo A. Michael - Department of History, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, USA.



June 29, 2006 - London This one-day conference, Land Use Mapping: Past, Present and Future Applications, is funded by the University of Portsmouth and is free of charge, but attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact Paula Aucott on 023 9284 2500), explaining why you are interested and how you hope to contribute to the meeting. We would like to include everyone interested -- but it is already half-full so places may be limited to people with an existing involvement in the topic. Venue: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DB.



July 10-14, 2006 - Vienna Central European Cartographic Conference - 54. Deutscher Kartographentag at Universität Rostock



July 15, 2006 - New York Dr Philip Schoenberg will lead members of the New York Map Society on a customized map tour of Manhattan. Dr Schoenberg is a collector of maps of Manhattan. He has a PhD in History from New York University and has been conducting walking tours in Manhattan for 15 years. The meeting place is inside Blimpie's Restaurant at 10 am, 38 Park Row, between Spruce and Beekman Streets, opposite City Hall Park in Manhattan. Fee: $15 Click here by July 12 to Securely Reserve Tickets Online at $10 and to get an information packet that will be distributed on-site. Additional information from Sy Amkraut.or telephone (718) 591-4741.



August 4-5, 2006 - Vancouver Early Modern Komonjo/Kuzushiji Workshop, hosted by the University of British Columbia's Department of Asian Studies. 'The workshop will use UBC's Bean's Collection of Edo-period maps as its centrepiece. Attendance is restricted to twenty, and applications are due by March 15. Additional information from Komonjo Workshop, Attn: Jasmina Miodragovic, Asian Studies Department, 403-1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2; Fax: (604) 822-8937.



August 21-23, 2006 - Utrecht, The Netherlands The International Cartographic Association (ICA) Working Group on the History of Colonial Cartography in the 19th and early 20th centuries, together with the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, are organizing an International Symposium on the Old Worlds - New Worlds: History of Colonial Cartography from 1750 to 1950 which will be open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of overseas cartography from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries. The symposium will meet at Utrecht University. All delegates will have access to a specially organized Map Exhibition in the Utrecht University Library. On Wednesday 23 August there will be an optional Technical Excursion to the Royal Tropical Institute (formerly Colonial Institute) in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University Library which houses, amongst others, the Map Collection of the Royal Dutch Geographical Society. Additional information from Prof. Dr. Elri Liebenberg (Chair: ICA Working Group) or PD Dr. Imre Josef Demhardt (Co-Chair: ICA Working Group).



August 22, 2006 - Hingham, Massachusetts The Hingham Public Library and Buttonwood Books & Toys will welcome Joseph G. Garver at 7 p.m., at Hingham Library, 66 Leavitt Street. Garver will host a Power Point presentation and answer questions about his book Surveying the Shore: Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930 (Commonwealth Editions), his salute to cartographers and chart makers across the centuries. It is a collection of maps from communities along the Massachusetts coastline. He is the reference librarian of the Harvard Map Collection of the Harvard College Library and the newsletter editor for the Boston Map Society. This is a free event. Refreshments will be served. Books, provided by Buttonwood Books & Toys, will be available for purchase at the event. Anyone that is unable to attend and would like to order a personalized and/or signed copy, can call Buttonwood at 781-383-2665.



August 23-25, 2006 - Darwin, Australia In 1606 Captain Willem Janszoon, in the vessel "Duyfken", sailed into Australian waters, the first recorded European to do so. "Australia on the Map: 1606-2006" is a national not-for-profit grass roots organisation dedicated to helping and encouraging the people of Australia plan events for the 400th anniversary of the beginning of Australia's documented history. A three day conference, 400 Years of Mapping Australia, is planned by the Marine Sciences Institute of Australia. Topics will include Early charts of the coastline, Explorer maps of the interior, Geodetic survey of Australia, Topographic and resource mapping of Australia, The cadastre, Hydrographic charting and bathymetric mapping of Australia, and Four centuries of cartographic, surveying and navigation technology. Additional information from Trevor Menzies, 08 89466313.



August 29 - September 1, 2006 - Paris The next LIBER Groupe des Cartothecaires biannual conference is being held at Bibliothèque nationale de France. The theme is Printed and digital cartographic materials : access and preservation. Additional information from Helene Richard.



September 4-6, 2006 - Auckland, New Zealand GeoCart'2006 National Cartographic Conference at the University of Auckland. The theme of the Conference is "Going Global: Mapping New Zealand's Trajectory." The Conference will host the National Cartographic Exhibition, including a Children's Map Competition, and GeoExpo'2006 - a Commercial Exhibition. In addition, the ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet will deliver an exciting and current Internet Cartography Workshop. On behalf of the Organising Committee you are extended a warm invitation to participate in GeoCart'2006. For additional information, visit our website or contact Igor Drecki, New Zealand Cartographic Society.



September 4-7 2006 - Keele, United Kingdom Keele University is welcoming the Society of Cartographers for the 42nd Annual Summer School. It will be the usual eclectic and stimulating mixture of lectures, workshops, demonstrations, visits, social activities - quiz, dinner and opportunities to network. Further information and booking form from: http://www.esci.keele.ac.uk/soc/.



September 7-9, 2006 - Frankfurt am Main International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Mapping the World: Medieval and Early Modern Cartography at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität. Conference languages will be German and English. Additional information from Prof. Dr. Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Seminar, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main; Dr. Gisela Engel, Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main; or Hochschuldozentin Dr. Tanja Michalsky, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut, Hausener Weg 120, 60489 Frankfurt am Main.



September 7-10, 2006 - Manchester The British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium and Map Curators' Group Workshop at the University of Manchester. We're heading for the Manchester Ship Canal and the mighty Reds 'home of Old Traford - the 'Theatre of Dreams' - amongst other attractions that populate the lively city of Manchester. The Map Curators' Workshop will kick off proceedings by discussing a variety of papers around web access for mapping on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September. The Symposium runs from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September during which there promises to be some fascinating presentations and discussions on a variety of themes including Critical Cartography, Maps in Play, and Map Use.



September 7-9, 2006 - Portland, Oregon The Society for the History of Discoveries 47th annual meeting. The will be optional pre- and post-symposium tours. For additional information contact Tom Sander.



September 9, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 PM. Please come to the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, Rm.117 of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. We will then proceed to the classrooms. Charlie Ridgway will tell us of his work in Mapping the Asteroid In Space. If you plan to come RSVP to NYMAPSOCIETY@webtv.net.



September 14-15 2006 - Budapest, Hungary International conference: Columbus and his Age at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Italian Cultural Institute, Cervantes Institute and Camoes Institute in Budapest, organized by ELTE European Expansion Program, co-coordinator: Dr. István Rákóczi. Papers from Spanish, Portuguese and Italian guest speakers, as well as Hungarian scholars and Ph.D. students, exhibition, round-table discussion. The two days conference begins with the 'Columbus Globe Making Workshop', organized for local school pupils by Zsolt Török. For full program visit http://www.zanex.hu/; additional information in English from the organizer Dr. Zsolt Török.



September 15-16, 2006 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society Antique Map Fair at the Denver Public Library, 13th & Broadway. Open Friday 5:00 pm-8:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm.



September 15-16, 2006 - Lisbon Lisboa 2006 - a Worldwide Conference on Euro-india Textile Trade and Cartography of India (16th -18th c.) will have several papers directly related to cartography including The first European maps and portulans of India, 15th-16th c. (Portuguese expert), VOC-cartography of India, 17th-18th c. (Dr. Kees Zandvliet), English mapping of India, 17th - 18th c. (Dr. Andrew Cook), The French maps of India, 17th-18th c. (Dr. Jean-Marie Lafont), French collections on cartography of India, 17th-18th c. (CAOM), Travel journals as source for the Eur-Indian textile trade and cartography, 17th-18th c. (Dr. Sandrine DeWilde), and Restoration of paper, maps and books, 17th-18th c. (Dr. Stéphane Ipert). The conference is organized by the EurIndia Project.



September 15-16, 2006 - New Haven A rare mid sixteenth-century Mexican land map in the collection of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street, provides the starting point for this Yale University sponsored symposium, Mapping the Worlds of Sixteenth Century Mexico. Drawn by indigenous artists and probably commissioned by the Spanish colonial government, the map is one of the earliest depictions of New Spain. Symposium participants will treat a broad range of topics relevant to studies of the early colonial period in Central Mexico, including the changing politics of land usage, the role of women in society, and the place of religious institutions in the Nahua-Christian world. The symposium will also examine other related manuscripts from sixteenth-century Mexico and their social, cultural, and visual contexts. Sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies of the Yale Center of International and Area Studies, and the Department of the History of Art, Yale University. The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.



September 17-19, 2006 - Boulder, Colorado The International Map Trade Association (Americas) Annual Conference & Trade Show 2006 will be held at St. Julien Hotel & Spa.



September 21, 2006 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at 5:30 PM at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Mary Peterson Zundo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will speak about Imagining Destiny, Painting Buffalo: The Cartographic Eye in Nineteenth Century American Art. A survey of frontier buffalo images by nineteenth-century American artists reveals a privileging of right to left movement, a peculiarly American tendency that runs counter to the preference for left to right visual scanning in European art. Mary Peterson Zundo will explore how these painters, who struggled to adapt aesthetic and intellectual modes of vision to their artistic constructions of an uncharted territory, were also largely informed by the ideologies of Manifest Destiny, the "divinely ordained" Euroamerican conquest of the North American continent, and a "golden age" of American cartography that effloresced in response to the most rapid westward expansion in U.S. history.



September 20-23, 2006 - Dresden 13. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium and 9. Dresdner Sommerschule füür Kartographie Neustäädter Markt 19 (Blockhaus) Organizer: Arbeitsgruppe D-A-CH. For additional information contact: contact: Dr. Markus Heinz, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußßischer Kulturbesitz, Kartenabteilung, Potsdamer Str. 33, D-10785 Berlin; Phone ++49-30-266 2725, Fax ++49-30-266 3010 or Prof. Dr. Wolf Güünther Koch, Institut füür Kartographie der TU-Dresden, Helmholtzstr. 10, D-01062 Dresden; Phone ++49-351 463-36040, Fax ++49-351 463-37028.



September 21, 2006 - Edinburgh Discovering North Britain: Early Maps ot Scotland - an illustrated talk by Peter Barber, 7pm, in the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Though many English scholars since the twelfth century had argued that Scotland was no more than a northern extension of England, the geographical realities of most of the northern kingdom remained unknown until after 1500. From the 1540s the imperatives of defence, an idealised form of patriotism and Protestant solidarity led to an intensified English involvement in Scottish affairs and need to learn more about their northern neighbour. Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections at the British Library, outlines some of the maps in their collection that illustrate the earliest stages of this English discovery of Scotland. Contact events@nls.uk or 0131-623 3845 if you wish to attend - advance booking is essential.



September 21, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Mr. Don Hawkins, architect and expert in eighteenth century geography of Washington, D.C. will present The L'Enfant Plan: Idea to Landscape. The thesis of this illustrated lecture is that the Federal City of Washington was designed by Pierre L'Enfant, not adapted from earlier city and garden designs by others. Analysis of his third major draft, the manuscript plan at the Library of Congress, reveals a unique pattern in the relationships among its most significant streets and avenues. These relationships are far more important than general similarities to the plan's predecessors. The differences among various drawings and prints of the Plan have inspired lengthy discussions of their relative values. The second part of this lecture will shed light on the process that led from L'Enfant's Plan to Ellicott's Map. In the third part, the sequential laying-out of the Plan on the site will reveal further evidence of L'Enfant's design priorities. L'Enfant was justified in calling it "A plan wholly new"; so new that two centuries later, it is still universally misunderstood. It is Mr. Hawkins' hope that, after hearing his lecture, no one will ever again refer to L'Enfant's as a "Baroque" plan. Mr. Hawkins is former Curator of the National Building Museum, and led the WMS on an April 2006 tour of that museum. Mr. Hawkins is Chairman-elect of the Committee of One Hundred on the Federal City, and on the editorial board of Washington History Magazine, publication of the Historical Society of Washington. [For further information, contact: Dennis Gurtz, 301-320-0500 x450]



Septmber 28, 2006 - Okemos, Michigan The Friends of Historic Meridian will sponsor a free lecture on The History of Michigan Surveying and the Men Behind the Maps from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Meridian Township Service Center, 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court. The program will be presented by Lisa Jacobs, executive director of the Museum of Surveying. Attendees will learn about the surveyors who measured and mapped America and how this was applied to Michigan and find out when the solar compass was invented in Michigan that allowed for accurate surveys in iron areas. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, directions or membership, call 347-7300.



September 29-30, 2006 - Perugia, Italy Seminari di Geographia Antiqua, IV. La cartografia degli antichi e dei moderni, at the Università degli Studi di Perugia, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche. The talks will be as follows:
Germaine Aujac, 'Astronomie et cartographie en Grèce ancienne'
Serena Bianchetti, 'La carta di Eratostene e la sua fortuna nella tradizione antica e tardo-antica'
Francesco Prontera, 'Il Mediterraneo: scoperta e rappresentazione'
Hans-Joachim Gehrke, 'Antiche rappresentazioni dello spazio e imperialismo romano'
Pascal Arnaud, 'Texte et carte d'Agrippa: historiographie et données textuelles'
Pietro Janni, '"Il vecchio continente"'
Patrick Gautier Dalché, 'Représentations géographiques savantes, constructions et pratiques de l'espace au Moyen Age'
Marica Milanesi, 'Antico e moderno nella cartografia umanistica'
Additional information from the organiser, Prof. Francesco Prontera.



October 6-7, 2006 - Luxembourg The International Map Collectors' Society will visit the Archives Nationales for an exhibition of historic documents of interest to the BENELUX Countries, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg for an exhibition of printed maps, town plans and views of Luxembourg and the Low Countries. There will also be a guided walk through the historic centre of Luxembourg. As entry to the Bibliothèque Nationale is limited to 25, only member and spouse may apply. Other accompanying persons are welcome at the other venues. Contact for further information: Rolph Langlais, Am Oberen Werth 25, D - 40489 Diisseldorf Gerrnany or tel.: +49 211 40 7 54.



October 6-7, 2006 - Arlington, Texas The Virginia Garrett Lectures in the History of Cartography at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The fifth biennial of the lecture series, meeting jointly with the Texas Map Society, will be held at UTA's Central Library. The two day event begins on Friday with the Garrett Lectures. Mapping the Sacred: Belief and Religion in the History of Cartography. The lectures will focus on how religions of the world use maps to depict sacred ideas and at times to keep track of worldly territories. Presentations will be made by Rehav Rubin (Jewish Cartography Between Tradition and Imitation, Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Klara B. Kelly and Harris Francis (On the Trail of the Trail to Sun's House: Navajo Maps and Religion, Navajo consultants), Karen Pinto (Traces of the Diabolic and the Divine in Islamic Maps, American University of Beirut), Richard Francaviglia (Mapmakers of New Zion: the Significance of Cartography in Mormon History, 1830-2005, UTA), and Catherine Delano-Smith (To Draw is to Understand: Mapping the Bible Text, Imago Mundi, London). On Saturday, the Texas Map Society will convene its annual fall meeting with a variety of presentations, including one which will take place in the university's new state of the art planetarium. Robert Bonadurer, Planetarium Director, will explore how the sky was used for navigation and tracking time. He also will look at the constellations and see how they were used to map the sky. Additional information from Carolyn Kadri, Special Collections, UTA Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington TX 76019-0497; tel 817-272-7153, fax 817-272-3360.



October 7, 2006 - Yorktown, Virginia Patricia Molen van Ee (Specialist in Cartographic History, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress) will give a lecture on the Rochambeau Map Collection at the York Public Library - Tabb Bldg, 100 Long Green Blvd., from 2-4 PM. The occasion is the 225th anniversary of the British surrender at Yorktown and the focus is on the contributions that the French made to the victory.



October 12, 2006 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Matthew Edney (Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin, Madison / Associate Professor and Faculty Scholar, Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, Portland) discuss Mapping empires, mapping bodies: reflections on the uses and abuses of cartography. Seminar runs from 5pm to 6.30pm in the Board Room, University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. For further details contact Nick Millea at 01865 287119. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment.



October 12, 2006 - Silver Spring, Maryland John W. Hessler will be giving the NOAA Explorers day lecture on Columbus Day from 12 noon-1 p.m. in the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway. The title is The Waldseemuller Map Corpus and its Effect on Cartographic Perception, 1507-1543. He will discuss his theory of the red-lines in the Wolfegg Codex (1507 and 1516 map), Schoner's 1482 Ulm Ptolemy and 1513 Ptolemy and draw heavily from Schoner's unpublished notebooks in Vienna. He will also discuss the connection of the map with Copernicus and the Nuremburg astronomers. Call Mary Lou Cumberpatch (301-713-2600 ext.129) or Skip Theberge (301-713-2600 ext. 115) for further information.



October 13, 2006 - Utrecht The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will visit the Map Room of the University Library in Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 3. At 14.30, Dr. Marco van Egmond, the newly appointed Map Curator, will guide us through a display of selected maps from their important collection, and this will be followed by a presentation of the Explokaart Research Programme by Paula van Gestel, the programme coordinator. The visit will be limited to 20 participants. The conducted tour will be in English. Contact Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; tel 32 (0) 34401081.



October 14, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2.30 pm at The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, second floor reading room, and have a look at their map collection. If you plan to come RSVP to NYMapSociety@webtv.net.



October 18-21, 2006 - Madison The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) will hold their annual meeting at the Inn on the Park Hotel. NACIS is an eclectic group of cartographers, historians of cartography, cartographic faculty, and map librarians. As a historian of cartography, you are encouraged to submit a paper proposal. At recent conferences, we have heard papers on birds' eye views, historical atlases, using antiquarian maps in historical research, the development of cartography textbooks, and 19th century schoolgirl maps. This year's keynote speaker will be hearing from Schuyler Erle, co-author of "Google Maps Hacks and Mapping Hacks." Other conference highlights will include an opening-night event called "Map Off" during which 4 or 5 cartographers present their solutions to a set map production problem for public evaluation and judging, a social event on Thursday evening, and Geodweeb Geopardy. There will be two days of paper sessions preceded by a daylong Practical Cartography Day. Information about paper submissions, as well as previous years' conference programs, can be found at the NACIS website under Annual Meeting. Additional information from Jenny Marie Johnson.



October 18, 2006 - New York The Mercator Society will meet at 6:00 pm at the New York Public Library, Trustees Room (room 206), Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Cartographer and New York Map Society member Connie Brown will present the Library with a globe that she has crafted. A disciple of David Woodward, the late director of The History of Cartography Project, Connie will talk about his perspective on ornamental maps. Members wishing to attend the meeting must RSVP to Sarah Kimmerle at (212) 930-0654.



October 19, 2006 - Chicago Professor Barbara Mundy, Fordham University, will present Mapping the New World for the Spanish Kings, an illustrated talk on maps of Mexico drawn by indigenous artists at 6 p.m. in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. While no dated pre-Columbian maps survive, the vibrant mapmaking tradition of the Aztecs continued and even thrived after the Spanish conquest. Many of these maps contain symbolic references and include detailed administrative maps showing land holdings, canals, and roads. Her lecture will reveal transformations as well as continuities in the subjects and meanings of native maps of Mexico in the early colonial period.



October 19, 2006 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Dr Robin Woolven (London Topographical Society) The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 - 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. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



October 19, 2006 - Toronto The Upper Canada Map Society will meet at 6.00 p.m. at the University of Toronto Robarts Library, Room 4049, 130 St. George Street. The speaker will be Kieran McAuliffe - How did they do that? An informal look at the creation of maps before the 20th century." Please invite anyone you think might be interested. Additional information from Megan Webster.



October 19, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Maritime writer and lecturer Robert N. Macomber will present Taking You There: Using original maps & charts to tell a tale. He will discuss how he uses original maritime charts and maps to transport his readers back in time to the 19th century. His award-winning Honor Series of naval fiction about an officer in the US Navy spans a period from 1863 to 1907, with storylines taking place around the world. Mr. Macomber will bring some of the rare charts and maps he has used, including an 1852 Maury North Atlantic; an 1860 Caribbean; and mid-19th century maps of Florida, Spain, Italy, Central America, South America, and Northwestern Africa. He will also have copies of his books available for purchase and would be honored to personalize them for attendees. [For further information, contact: Dennis Gurtz, 301-320-0500 x450]



October 22, 2006 - Philadelphia The Geographic Revolution in Early America. Using rare maps from the Elkins Americana Collection, Martin Bruckner looks at the rise in geographic literacy in the colonial and post-independence periods and the cultural impact of that literacy. The lecture, at 2.00 PM in the Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, is held in conjunction with the current exhibition, Unimaginable Coasts: European Exploration and the Conquest of the Americas, which will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 the day of the lecture. Pre-registration is required; please call the Rare Book Department at 215-686-5416.



October 23, 2006 - Bangor, Maine Walter Macdougall, professor emeritus at the University of Maine, has delivered an intriguing slice of late 18th and early 19th century Maine history to the public in his new book Settling the Maine Wilderness: Moses Greenleaf, His Maps and His Household of Faith, 1777-1834. Published by the University of Southern Maine and the Osher Map Library, Macdougall's book is a recognition of Moses Greenleaf's great achievements in mapping the Maine wilderness at the very outset of its statehood in 1820. Macdougall places Greenleaf's life into the context of his town, Williamsburg, and his society, at the time of Maine's early statehood. The book considers Greenleaf's life as a teacher, a steward of Maine's natural resources and a judge. Macdougall will talk about the book at 6:30 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library.



October 26, 2006 - Canberra, Australia In 1606 Captain Willem Janszoon, in the vessel "Duyfken", sailed into Australian waters, the first recorded European to do so. "Australia on the Map: 1606-2006" is a national not-for-profit grass roots organisation dedicated to helping and encouraging the people of Australia plan events for the 400th anniversary of the beginning of Australia's documented history. Historians Bill Richardson and Miriam Estensen will discuss the controversial topic of the European discovery of Australia. A lecture, Australia on the Map - Precedence of Contact, starts at 6 pm in National Library Theatre. Free. Booking Essential 02 6262 1271 .



October 26-28, 2006 - Washington The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Philip Lee Phillips Society, at the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Reading Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, includes a lecture (October 26 at 7 pm) by Dr. John Rennie Short (Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County). His lecture entitled Cartographic Encounters in the New World will examine the role of Native Americans in the exploration and mapping of North America. Prof. Short has written numerous books and articles on cartographic presentation, including Making Space: Revising the World, 1475-1600 (2004), The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography (2003), and Representing the Republic: Mapping the United States, 1600-1900 (2001).Additionally there will be a panel on Core Functions of Geography and Map Division, a panel on Initiatives and Projects in Geography and Map Division, library tours (October 27), and on Saturday morning (October 28) an open house to which children are invited. Additional information from Patricia Molen van Ee, Executive Secretary, Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, phone 202/707-8534, fax 202/707-8531.



October 27, 2006 - Edinburgh Maintaining Long-term Access to Geospatial Data is a one-day workshop, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM at e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, for people who are already knowledgeable about geospatial data use and management. Through informal presentations and discussions, participants will learn from and update each other on progress and best practices concerning the following areas: Citing geospatial databases, Geospatial data formats and metadata, and Geospatial repositories and storage. Additional information from conference administrator.



November 1, 2006 - Essex Junction, Vermont J. Kevin Graffagnino, VHS Director presents at 7 PM The Shaping of Vermont: Early Vermont Maps & Mapmakers, a slide/narrative version of his 1983 book, The Shaping of Vermont: From the Wilderness to the Centennial, 1750-1877, which used the maps as jumping-off points for discussing various aspects of Vermont history through the 1877 centennial of independence. Free and Open to the Public. Meeks Lecture Series at Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln Street.



November 2, 2006 - New London, Connecticut Allen Carroll, a 1973 Connecticut College graduate, will host Cartography and Conservation: From Connecticut College to National Geographic at 7 p.m. in the Ernst Common Room of the Blaustein Humanities Center at the college. A reception will be held afterward. The event is free and open to the public.



November 3-4, 2006 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will be meeting at the Wilson Library on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill for a two day map conference sponsored by the North Carolina Collection. The general theme is Maps for the New Nation: Mapping and Cartography of the United States, 1776-1860 with speakers and lecture topics as follows:
Martin Bruckner, Associate Professor, English and Material Culture Studies, U. of Delaware: Stagy Cartography: Wallmaps, Dramas, and Metaphors, 1776-1860
Alice Hudson, Chief, The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division, New York Public Library: From Waterside to Landside: Early American Coastal Charts, New York to the Carolinas
Jeff Patton, Head, Dept. of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro: 19th Century American School Atlases: Shaping a National View
David Rumsey, President, Cartography Associates, Director of Luna Imaging: Thinking Locally, Mapping Globally: The Past and Future of Mapping (Banquet keynote address on Friday night)
William Stanley, Chief Historian Emeritus, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Owner, Cartographic Associates: The Nation's Chartmaker: A Beginning
James Akerman, Director of The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at The Newberry Library, Chicago: Travelers and Maps in the United States to 1860
Robert Anthony, Curator, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Mapping the "Old North State": Cartography of North Carolina, 1776-1860
The conference will highlight the opening of an exhibit focusing primarily on the mapping of North Carolina from 1776 to 1860.



November 4, 2006 - Portland, Maine Mary Sponberg Pedley, an expert in French cartography of the 17th and 18th centuries, will give the first annual David Woodward Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. at the Glickman Family Library on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 780-4850, for more information.



November 8, 2006 - London The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the Iran Heritage Foundation have jointly organised a lecture with slide show on General maps of Persia, presented by Dr Cyrus Alai, the author of the recently published book 'General Maps of Persia, 1477-1925'. The lecture will start at 7.00 p.m. in Khalili Lecture Room, main SOAS building, Russell Square.



November 10-11, 2006 - Deerfield, Massachusetts Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection will be on display at the Flynt Center of Early American Life in Historic Deerfield. A symposium on the subject of American Powder Horns will be offered in Historic Deerfield. Contact Historic Deerfield at (413) 775-7214 for further information.



November 11, 2006 - Paris The 5th Paris map fair will be at Hotel Ambassador, 16, Blvd Haussmann from 11.00-18.00 hours.



November 14, 2006 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography meets in the Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street at 5.30 pm. Rex Walford (Fellow of Wolfson College and formerly National Secretary to the Geographical Association's Land-Use UK Survey of 1996) will discuss 'A great gift to the nation': land-use mapping in Britain in the twentieth century. All are welcome. For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476. Refreshments will be available after the seminar.



November 14-17, 2006 - Singapore The 2006 International Map Trade Association International Global conference will encompass a comprehensive multi-stream presentation and workshop program featuring presenters from around the world sharing their knowledge and experience in all facets and aspects of our industry.



November 15, 2006 - New York The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and Mercator Society of the New York Public Library will sponsor a Map Exhibit and Presentation by Alice C. Hudson, Chief, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library - Early Maps of Nieuw Amsterdam and Environs: Keys to our Genealogy and Local History. A reception at 6:00 pm in the Berger Forum will precede the lecture, and a visit to the Map Division will follow where a table exhibit of early mapping of Dutch Nieuw Amsterdam will be on view for this evening only. Meeting location: The New York Public Library, The Berger Forum (Room 227), Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street. Admission: free, but RSVP required by November 3rd to Sarah Kimmerle 212-930-0654. Please leave name and number of attendees.



November 15, 2006 - Winchester, Virginia The Remarkable Dr. Thomas Walker: Explorer, Surveyor and Mapmaker, a lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the History and Tourism Center Conference Room, features Richard W. Stephenson, specialist in American cartographic history at the Library of Congress (retired).



November, 16 2006 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at 5:30 PM in the Newberry Library for a Members Show & Tell. The only requirement for membership in the Chicago Map Society is an interest in maps. For many of our members this interest is expressed through collections of rare items or of commonplace maps that have become embedded in American popular culture; cartographically-themed attire or collectibles; or through travel to places that were once easily accessible only through the maps, illustrations and descriptions in now-historic atlases. So bring your map and your story to share to our members show and tell. Please call the Smith Center (312-255-3659) by Monday, 13 November, to let us know whether you plan on sharing an item.



November 16, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Ms. Kim Martineau, staff reporter for the Hartford Courant, will present The Case of E. Forbes Smiley. She will discuss her reporting documenting the 2005 map thefts attributed to map dealer E. Forbes Smiley. Ms. Martineau has covered the case since its inception and has covered the initial thefts, subsequent investigations, and legal proceedings. [For further information, contact: Ed Redmond, 202-707-8548]



November 17, 2006 - Glasgow The British Cartographic Society announces a symposium The Map Designers. The world of Cartography is changing beyond all recognition. It is no longer dominated by a few specialists in major companies or national organisations. The explosion of non-cartographic map makers has brought a vibrancy and freshness to the subject, the like of which has never been seen before. This presents two opportunities. Firstly an opportunity for the cartographic profession to learn from, and hopefully to incorporate, the graphic and artistic skills so abundant in other disciplines; and to benefit from the contribution Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has made to the industry. Secondly, there is an opportunity for the cartographic profession to explain some of the principles cartographers use when making maps. Cartographers have not been making maps for over 5000 years without learning a thing or two in the process. And yet for all the skills these diverse groups have brought to bear on map making, from GIS to map-Art, there remains one crucial problem. Most people cannot read the maps they produce. For the first time in the UK, and probably worldwide, this seminar will bring together cartographic designers, and designers from the world of media and GIS, to discuss how to make maps effective, exciting, irresistible and ...readable. Anyone who commissions maps, or who is involved in the making of maps, whether from GIS data of the imagination of the artist will be welcome at The Map Designers seminar. The seminar is designed for architects, surveyors, tourism, foresters, utilities, earth scientists, cartographers, graphic artists, and government; in fact every branch of society that uses or creates maps. Details and booking from Lynda Bailey, Cartographer and Map Librarian, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, E213 King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH.



November 17, 2006 - Paris The annual conference of the commission "Histoire de la cartographie" of the Comité Français de Cartographie will honor the 250th anniversary of the appearance of the first sheet of Cassini's chart. The program of the conference, 250 years of Topographic Charts, will be posted soon. Additional information from secrétariat du Comité français de cartographie, 107 rue de la Boetie 75008 Paris; phone 01.45.62.71.75; or from Gilles Palsky (Université de Paris XII) or Catherine Hofmann (Bibliothèque nationale de France).



November 23, 2006 - Berlin Lesung: Der Kartograph - Petra Gabriel liest aus ihrem neuen Roman über die Entstehung der Weltkarte von Martin Waldseemüller mit der ersten Nennung der Neuen Welt als "America". Buchhandlung Schropp - Land und Karte GmbH, Potsdamer Str. 129; Tel.: 030 / 235 57 32.



November 23, 2006 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Malcolm G.H. Bishop (Independent Scholar) The 1518 Map in Sir Thomas More's Utopia: Dentistry Solves the Mystery - 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. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 23-24, 2006 - Lisbon The Association of Spanish and Portuguese maps curators working in public libraries and universities has a general meeting every two years. This year we will meet in Biblioteca Nacional. Additional details from Luisa Martin-Meras.



November 24-25, 2006 - Breda, The Netherlands The 9th European Map Fair will be held at the beautifully restored Grote Kerk of the 15th century in Breda. About 25 map sellers from Europe and the USA. Breda is a very charming old city between Brussels and Amsterdam, just one hour by train or by car from either side. A fine exhibition of maps of the world and the continents will be on display.



November 24, 2006 - Cavalaire-sur-mer There is to be a full-day workshop at the Médiathèque de Cavalaire. Entitled Atelier Histoire et mémoire du territoire consacré à la cartographie littorale, it is a homage to Pierre and Myriem Foncin. The meeting is free but you must reserve a place.



November 25, 2006 - Plymouth, Massachusetts - Joseph Garver presents his stunning book, Surveying The Shore, Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Plymouth Books & More, 10 Home Depot Drive. Museum quality images, some never before seen, of New England Coastal Maps are narrated by this Harvard Museum Curator of Cartography. Mr. Garver will illuminate the history of our Coast and the making of this book further with an insightful Powerpoint presentation followed by a signing of this beautiful book. The book, retail ($60), will impress even the most particular book collector or part-time scholar.



November 29, 2006 - Washington The Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, will sponsor a lecture by John Hessler - Warping Waldseemüller: Computer Modeling and the Quest to Understand the 1507 and 1516 World Maps. The 1507 and 1516 World Maps by Martin Waldseemüller are arguably two of the most important in the history of cartography and have both recently been added to the collections of the Library of Congress. The structure of the 1507 map is problematic in that it shows the existence of the Pacific Ocean and displays the New World with a shape that tantalizingly resembles its modern form years before Magellan rounded the tip of the continent. The 1516 map, although originally bound into the same codex as the 1507, is of a very different character and cartographically represents the world in a way that seems to chronologically pre-date the 1507 map. This lecture will highlight new computer research being performed at the Library that is aimed at characterizing the maps cartometrically and to discovering their geographic sources. The research employs several related geometric modeling techniques such as radial basis functions and thin-plate splines that are used to numerically model the comparative scale, accuracy and deformation of the two maps between themselves and with modern equivalents. The paper will show based on these models that the maps are both composites, with a scale and accuracy that does not vary smoothly across the entire map. These models also show error profiles that prove that the two maps come from very different geographical sources. The lecture will offer speculations on relationship of the 1507 and 1516 maps to known cartography of the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the role of Johann Schöner, and present new statistical research that structurally links the 1516 map to several older Portolan charts.
The lecture will be from 12:00-1:00 in the Pickford Theatre, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building.



December 9, 2006 - Brussels The fifth International Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle Conference, Charting the Seas - Seven Centuries of Maritime Cartography, will take place at the Collège Saint Michel, Boulevard Saint Michel 24. The following speakers have agreed to present a paper:
Prof. Corradino Astengo, University of Genova: Portolan charts and 'the art of navigation' - Fourteenth to sixteenth century
Monique Pelletier, Paris: Cosmography and sea charts in the early sixteenth century: Martin Waldseemüller's case
Prof Günter Schilder, University of Utrecht: Early Dutch maritime cartography (1532-1630)
Dr Dirk de Vries, Oostburg (The Netherlands): The manuscript charts by the Van Keulen firm: a special mapcorpus
Dr Andrew Cook, India Office Records, British Library, London: British maritime charting of the East Indies and the creation of the Admiralty Hydrographic Office
Dr Jacqueline Carpine-Lancre, Vice-President of the Oceanographic Commission, Monaco: Sea Charts - the third dimension: from the beginnings to the birth of modem bathymetric charts
The Conference Chairman will be Hans Kok. Additional information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen, Belgium; tel 32 (0) 34401081.



December 9, 2006 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 PM. We will meet in the south court auditorium of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. We will then proceed to the classrooms. Putting America on the Map. Guest speaker Dr. Seymour Schwartz will tell us all about the Waldseemuller Map and the information in his soon-to-be published book. If you plan to come RSVP to NYMapSociety@webtv.net.



December 12, 2006 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 6:30 pm at the Denver Public Library - Fifth Floor - Gates Room, 13th Ave and Broadway. There will be a brief review of our year's events including a report on our very successful Sept. Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair which many of you were able to attend, followed by news about our scheduled 2007 events. The feature of the evening will be a presentation by one of our Society's founding members, Ron Gibbs, Captain Cook -- The Art of Discovery. Ron and his wife Jane's map collecting is a shared interest. They have been collecting 18th century maps for over 25 years. Ron's day job for the last 18 years has been chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine.



December 12, 2006 - London Dr Paula Henderson will present Early Cartographers and Architectural Draughtsmanship at 6.00 pm at Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP. At a time when the 'architectural profession' was in its infancy and men like the mason Robert Smythson and the surveyor John Thorpe were producing the earliest surviving collections of architectural drawings, cartographers and topographers such as Ralph Agas and John Norden were also recording buildings. Early maps - particularly estate maps - provided one of the richest sources of information on the gardens and settings of great houses in the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. What is also intriguing is how cartographers depicted buildings in their maps. This lecture will investigate the various methods used by cartographers to record buildings (including Ralph Agas's quite extraordinary isometric view of Toddington), the skills they developed and advertised and the purposes for which their maps and views were used. This is very much a 'thoughts in progress' lecture.
Paula Henderson has degrees in art history from the University of Chicago (MA) and a PhD in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her book, The Tudor House and Garden: architecture and landscape in the 16th and early 17th centuries (published by Yale University Press), won the Berger Prize for British art in 2005. Treehouses (co-authored with Adam Mornement and published by Frances Lincoln, also in 2005) has been acclaimed 'the last word on the subject'. Places must be booked in advance by contacting William Palin, Assistant Curator, Sir John Soane's Museum. Tel: 020 7440 4246. We ask for a contribution of 5.00 on the evening, to cover the cost of wine and postage.



December 14, 2006 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. The Honorable Anthony A. Williams, two-term Mayor of Washington, will talk about his well-remembered days as a young map dealer, before he entered the arena of government service and politics. A Los Angeles native, Anthony Williams graduated magna cum laude in political science from Yale, then earned both a law degree and a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard. With those stellar qualifications, after a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he chose to become an antique map dealer. His political career began as a city Alderman in New Haven, Connecticut. This led to increasingly important government positions in Boston, St. Louis, then Deputy State Comptroller of Connecticut, CFO of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Chief Financial Officer of D.C. and finally , highly successful Mayor of Washington. [For further information, contact: Bob Hansen, 202-482-4594]



December 18, 2006 - Vienna The annual ordinary meeting of the General Assembly of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place at 4.00 p.m., at the Lesesaal der Kartensammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz 1.