January 17, 2007 - Chicago Dr. Edney (Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a leading international scholar of historical cartography and is the author of "Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843." He will be presenting the opening lecture from 3:30-5:30 PM, for the Imperial Cartographies: Power, Strategy, and Scientific Discoveries exhibition at the DePaul University Art Museum, Richardson Library, Museum of Art, North Gallery, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave.; phone 773-325-7506.
January 17, 2007 - Washington Washington Map Society members are cordially invited to the Cosmos Club at noon, for a great lunch and personal guided tour of Dr. Alan H. Grant's map collection, currently on exhibit there. The exhibition is entitled Antiquarian Maps, 1493-1747, Ptolemy & Copernicus --- Faith, Myth & Reason, and includes 12 to 15 very interesting original maps from Alan Grant's personal collection. Cost for lunch at the club is approximately $20. The Cosmos Club is located at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., about two short blocks west of Dupont Circle Metro station. Phone at the club is 202-387-7783. There is some metered street parking in the area. Space for this field trip is very limited. Please RSVP promptly to program chair Chas Langelan if you wish to attend.
January 18, 2007 - 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. Lee Rogers, an international transportation engineer who has done work in more than 14 countries, will present The Railroads of Old Washington. A highway and railroad expert, and lifelong train and streetcar enthusiast, he will discuss the many railroads that once served old City of Washington, with hundreds of at-grade rail crossings blocking every major artery, rail lines running in all directions throughout the city, and competing railroad stations built only blocks apart, but not connecting. His presentation includes historic maps of long-gone rail routes, photographs of quaint old locomotives and stations that once graced the various lines, and a wealth of details and memorable information. [For further information, contact: Chas Langelan, 202-289-4545]
January 22, 2007 - Strasbourg Cartes manuscrites, cartes imprimées : construction, usages et circulations (XVIIIe et XIXe siècles). Journée d'étude organisée dans le cadre du programme « Expériences de terrain et compétences cartographiques » (Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l'homme - Alsace / Agence Nationale de la Recherche) Strasbourg, de 9 h à 17h30. Université Marc Bloch, Palais Universitaire - Salle Fustel de Coulanges, 9 Place de l'Université. Les échanges qui suivront les interventions seront animés par Catherine Hofmann (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des Cartes et Plans - Paris).
January 25, 2007 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Dr David Marsh (Birkbeck, University of London) Maps, Myths, and Gardens: Faithorne and Newcourt's Map of London (1658) - 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.
January 27-28, 2007 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps. Visitors are invited to bring in maps of their own for expert opinions and attend educational programs. While many of the attendees are serious map collectors, this event is building awareness of antique maps and encouraging new collectors. For information and registration materials, contact Marcia Kanner, Map Fair Coordinator, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida using the above address or by telephone at (305) 375-1492; facsimile: (305) 375-1609.
January 31 - February 1, 2007 - Cambridge, England The Map Curators' Group of the British Cartographic Society is holding a training course on map cataloguing, Map Cataloguing for the Terrified: how to catalogue cartographic materials for libraries and archives. The course is for all librarians, archivists, curators - in fact anyone who has maps in their care and who wants to keep track of what they have. Venue: Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR. You do not need to be a member of the British Cartographic Society to attend. The closing date for booking is 17 January 2007. Book Now! Places are limited.
February 2, 2007 - Singapore History of Mapping in Singapore, 1819-2002, 3.30 - 5.00 pm, Geo Lab (AS2 03-15), Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. Ly Yng, a private mapping and GIS consultant, traces the history of mapping in Singapore starting with the arrival of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1819.
February 4-7, 2007 - Guatemala The International Map Collectors' Society will hold its 25th international symposium, Geographic Expressions of the New World, hosted by Universidad Francisco Marroquín. There will be a post-symposium tour February 8-10 to the Guatemalan Highlands and another tour February 11-12 to the ancient Maya ruins of Tikal and Yaxhá. Additional information from email@example.com.
February 6, 2007 - Gleneden Beach, Oregon The Oregon Coast Learning Institute will sponsor an Oregon Chautauqua program by Robert L. Hamm entitled Mapping the West: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Cartography. This free, public program will take place at 1 p.m. at Salishan in Gleneden Beach, and is funded by the Oregon Council for the Humanities.
February 8, 2007 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Lt Cdr Andrew David (Independent Scholar) The Cartography of Bligh's Open Boat Voyage and his Two Breadfruit Voyages - 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. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.
February 10, 2007 - New York The next meeting of the New York Map Society is at the NY Public Library at 2:30 pm. Alice Hudson, Chief, Map Division, The New York Public Library will present From Waterside to Landside-Early American Coastal Charts and their Contribution to Landside Information. Nautical charts may well be a forgotten resource for landside history. This meeting examines a series of charts, from those of John Seller and the English Pilot, Fourth Book, to Atlantic Neptune sheets, blueback charts, Mathew Clarks's first American-made charts and William Heather's glorious coastal masterpieces. In our 21st century need to categorize everything into separate niches, we may well ignore the nautical chart as a source for insight on American history. Ms. Hudson will describe the nautical chart as an informant on early American culture and history, focusing especially on the 1845 Coast Survey nautical chart of New York Harbor.
February 11-14, 2007 - Canberra The 35th Annual Conference of the Australian Map Circle, Finding the Limits…, will meet at the National Library of Australia. Additional information from Dr Martin Woods (Convenor), Curator of Maps, National Library of Australia, Ph: +61 2 6262 1280, Fax: +61 2 6262 1653 or Denis Shephard (Secretary), Curator, Australian Culture & Society, National Museum of Australia, Ph +61 2 6208 5136 or 1800 026 132, Fax +61 2 6208 5014.
February 15, 2007 - 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. John Hébert will present Looking Westward; English 17th Century Mapping of Virginia. Early English mapping of Virginia was influenced most fully by John Smith's famous map of 1612. Later cartography in the 17th Century continued a "Western" orientation. Why? Was the orientation a convenient way to acquaint navigators with the shores, or was there some other intent? Dr. John Hébert is Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. He has worked at Library of Congress since 1969, initially in the Geography and Map Division, then in the Hispanic Division, returning to G&M as Chief in 1999. His interests in historical cartography relate to the early Spanish and French mapping of the Southeastern United States, Spanish and Portuguese mapping of their empires, and early mapping of the discovery period. [For further information, contact Ed Redmond, 202-707-8548]
February 16, 2007 - Reading 'Mapping France': Research Seminar: 10.30 (coffee) for 11.00-12.30. Professor Jean Boutier, Directeur d'études, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, will give a paper on the following topic: From Kingdom to Cities: geographers and urban cartography in France in the Age of Enlightenment. Venue: Department of History, room 142, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Reading. Contacts for additional information Joël Félix (0) 118 378 7320 or Frank Tallet (0) 118 378 7336.
February 17, 2007 - San Marino, California The California Map Society will hold it's winter meeting as a joint meeting with the Western Association of Map Librarians at the Huntington Library. Friends Hall will be the venue and we expect well over 100 attendees. The program is under preliminary discussion. One talk will be by Holly Moore of the Huntington's Preservation Department. The Huntington has extensive new facilities for preservation and conservation in the new Munger Library and we hope to arrange tours through that area. We expect to show some of the Huntington's rare maps as well. For further information please contact VP Susan Caughey.
February 18, 2007 - Bealeton, Virginia Early Maps of Virginia and Fauquier County presented by local historian Lt. Col. Ken Purks - 3 p.m.; free; no registration; second of four-part series; an overview of early mapping in Virginia and Fauquier County from the mid-1500s through the Civil War; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., (540) 439-9728.
February 20, 2007 - 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. David Milbank Challis and Andy Rush (Industrialogical Associates, Railway Record of the British Isles) will discuss The history of mapping the railway. All are welcome. For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476. Refreshments will be available after the seminar.
February 22, 2007 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Cyrus Ala'i (Researcher and Author) discuss Mapping Persia. 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.
February 26, 2007 - Boston As a reporter for the Hartford Courant, Kim Martineau's recent assignments have included coverage of the E. Forbes Smiley map theft case and other library-related crimes. Join us to hear Martineau share her experiences and for a discussion with Simmons students about what can be learned from such events at 6 PM, Faculty/Staff Room next to the Fens Cafe.
February 27, 2007 - 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. Ever wish that you could hold the world in the palm of your hand? Well, you can! Cartophilatelists, like RMMS member Carl Barna, specialize in the study of maps on stamps. Using map stamps from his own collection, Carl's PowerPoint presentation will introduce us to the colorful and exciting world of collecting antique maps on a beer budget.
March 1, 2007 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Dr Renaud Morieux (Department of History, University of Lille 3) Naming the English Channel: What Maps Tell Us About Geopolitics Through the Ages - 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.
March 1, 2007 - New York Please join Richard B. Arkway, Inc. and Cohen & Taliaferro LLC for a free presentation at 6:30 pm at The Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue between 37th & 38th Street. Charting the Journey from Collector to Author/Publisher is the topic of a talk by William B. Ginsberg. Mr. Ginsberg will discuss his newly-published book, Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1428-1601, the first scholarly cartobibliography of the far north. From the first printed map of Scandinavia, a 1482 woodcut from Ulm, Germany, to a 1601 Dutch copper-plate engraving, this richly illustrated book shows how cartographers systematically collected and incorporated information from reports of explorers and travelers to develop increasingly detailed maps. "The maps present even the untutored eye with a cornucopia of information about the rise and fall of nations, exploration and the wonders of geology," wrote Roberta Smith in a New York Times review of an exhibition of Mr. Ginsberg's collection at Scandinavia House in 2002. Mr. Ginsberg, who has collected maps for more than 20 years, will discuss the origins of his interest in maps of Norway and Scandinavia and his in-depth research into the subject. He will frame his discussion around images of some of the most beautiful, rare, and interesting maps by the greatest names in the history of cartography.
March 2-3, 2007 - Arlington, Virginia The 32th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Meyer Drive. Friday, March 2, from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturday, March 3, 2007, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. A number of map dealers will be present.
March 3, 2007 - Rotterdam At 14:00, the Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will have a Spring Excursion to the Exhibition of VOC (Verenigde Oost-indische Compagnie) sea charts Treasure from Corpus Christi at the Maritiern Museum Rotterdam, Leuvehaven 1, 301 1 EA Rotterdam - Tel. + 31(0)10-4132680 - Fax +31(0)10-4137342. Guided tour in English by Sjoerd de Meer, conservator of the MMR. Please note : The excursion is strictly limited to 20 participants, and preference will be given to paid-up BIMCC members. Non-Members may be admitted if places remain available. All registrations will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis and those accepted will be acknowledged by the Secretary by return mail. To register email the BIMCC Secretary before 20 February.
March 5, 6, 8, 2007 - Cambridge, England Sarah Tyacke, former Chief Executive of The National Archives and previously Director of Special Collections at the British Library, will be delivering the Sandars Lectures. The three lectures will be given at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Cambridge University Library. The overall title is Conversations with maps: world views in early modern Europe. Further details can be found at the web site or from Anne Taylor, Map Department, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR; Tel: 01223-333041, Fax: 01223-333160.
March 6, 2007 - Gleneden Beach, Oregon The Oregon Coast Learning Institute will sponsor an Oregon Chautauqua program by Robert L. Hamm entitled Mapping the West: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Cartography. This free, public program will take place at 1 p.m. at Salishan. Robert Hamm has been collecting historic maps for nearly 20 years, beginning with a gem found in a small shop in Greenwich Village that showed Oregon bordering Nebraska. He will trace the development maps of the U.S. West, illustrating how the political, social, and cultural contexts of the times influenced the mapmakers' art and science. For more information phone 764-2444.
March 6, 2007 - St. Niklaas, Belgium Dr. Eric Leenders, Vice-President of the Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, will discuss The Flanders Map: Mercator or Deventer at the Mercator Museum. Additional information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen; tel 03/440 10 81.
March 7, 2007 - Havre de Grace, Maryland Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace will present the Ellsworth B. Shank Historical Lecture at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave. The topic will be Early Cartography and Navigation on the Chesapeake. Additional information from 410-939-5780.
March 8, 2007 - Toronto The Upper Canada Map Society meets 6-7.30 pm. at the University of Toronto Robarts Library, Room 4049, 130 St. George Street. The Map That Discovered America - A celebration of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Waldseemuller's World Map of 1507. A look at the life and times of Martin Waldseemuller and at the story of what is almost certainly the most important map in the history of New World cartography. Speaker : Ed Rutherford, lecturer on the history of Cartography at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. Additional information from Megan Webster.
March 9-11, 2007 - Marburg, Germany Weltbilder im Mittelalter. Kolloquium internationaler Nachwuchswissenschaftler / Perceptions of the World in the Middle Ages. International Colloquium for Postgraduate Students at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Questions pertaining to the geographical and astronomical-cosmological perceptions of the world in the Middle Ages are a fundamental area of research in Medieval Studies. Recently, the research emphasis has shifted due to a new focus on pictorial sources on the one hand and on the structuring of space in the Middle Ages on the other hand. Thus, visualisations of different perceptions of the world in the Middle Ages, for example maps, were put into the focus of research. The symposium presented here, open to all postgraduate students, intends to include all kinds of research on the perceptions of the world in the Middle Ages and their visualisations. Additional information from Junge Marburger Mediävisten.
March 10, 2007 - New York Please make plans now to attend the New York Map Society meeting at the NY Public Library at 2:30 pm. United States of America v. Edward Forbes Smiley III - Our featured speaker is NY Map Society member and staff writer for the Hartford Courant, Ms. Kim Martineau. Ms. Martineau began her reports on the E. Forbes Smiley III case immediately after his X-acto knife was discovered on the floor at the Yale University Library. Since then, she has covered the continuing investigation, and was present when Smiley was sentenced. At this month's meeting, she'll offer members and guests an overview of the complete case. This month's meeting will be in the lower-level Auditorium in the Library's South Court Celeste Bartos Education Center. Stairway and elevator are just inside the door to the Education Center. Additional information from Sy Amkraut.
March 10, 2007 - Richmond The Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad Street, will host the 2007 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography at 1:00 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Library of Virginia Lecture Hall. Dr. John Hébert, chief of the Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress, and Dr. Helen C. Rountree, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Old Dominion University and the author and editor of numerous works on the Native Americans of the East Coast, will deliver the fourth annual Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography. Dr. Hébert will look at John Smith's map of Virginia as an active promotional device for acquiring territory. Dr. Rountree will discuss John Smith as a mapmaker who mapped what he saw, though selectively. In addition, those attending the lecture are also invited to enjoy special programming that includes a temporary exhibition, Virginia Discovered: John Smith's Map and Its Derivatives, to complement the lecture. This exhibition of 23 maps and atlases will be on view in the lobby at the Library of Virginia from March 6th through March 17th. Prior to the lecture, attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the Library's map collection from staff members and view many of the Library's rare maps. This will be followed by a boxed lunch. The lecture is free of charge; however, there is a small fee for the tour and boxed lunch. For more information on the lecture or to make your reservation, please call 804-692-3900 or visit www.lva.lib.va.us.
March 15, 2007 - 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. Evelyn Edson, Professor Emerita of History at Virginia's Piedmont Community College, will present Putting America on the Map: The Achievement of Medieval Mapmakers. Every few years another scholar breathlessly announces that he or she has discovered (or rediscovered) a map that shows knowledge of the American continents before Columbus. Most of these surmises are based on vaguely delineated shapes or congruent place-names in eastern Asia. Whether or not any medieval mapmaker had the data to depict the Americas on a world map, cartographers in the 14th and 15th centuries were changing the form and layout of the traditional mappamundi, making room for the discoveries that would follow the voyages of Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and their successors. The techniques of nautical chart-making, the rediscovery of Ptolemy's theories of cartography, and the pre-Columbian voyages all contributed to a transformed world map which would be able to accommodate new lands when they were found. The lecture will present several 15th century mapmakers (Henry Martellus Germanus, Francesco Rosselli, Martin Behaim, and the anonymous creator of the so-called Columbus map), who led the way to a new vision of the world--a world which had room for America. [For further information, contact: Chas Langelan, 202-289-4545]
March 18, 2007 - Bealeton, Virginia Civil War Ballooning and the Air War on the Rappahannock presented by local historian Lt. Col. Ken Purks - 3 p.m.; free; no registration; third of four-part series; an overview of early mapping in Virginia and Fauquier County from the mid-1500s through the Civil War; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., (540) 439-9728.
March 22, 2007 - Monroe, Michigan The second in a series of lectures and symposiums leading up to the War of 1812's bicentennial - Remembering the Raisin: Perspectives on the War of 1812 - will take place at 8 p.m. in Monroe County Community College's La-Z-Boy Center, located at 1555 South Raisinville Road. Troubled Waters: The Great Lakes Frontier on the Eve of the War of 1812 will be presented by noted War of 1812 historian Dr. Brian Dunnigan. Dunnigan is the head of research and publications and curator of maps at the University of Michigan's William L. Clements Library and a well-known scholar on the Monroe area's involvement in the War of 1812. He will detail the area's history through the centuries-old maps that have survived.
March 22-23, 2007 - Paris The Bibliothèque nationale de France displays in the Western Hall of its François-Mitterrand site the large spheres created in 1681-1683 by Vincenzo Coronelli for the king Louis XIV at the request of the Cardinal César d' Estrées. A conference, Les globes de Louis XIV, will be devoted to these remarkable scientific and objets d'art from 9h30 - 17h30. The papers will relate to various subjects related to these spheres: - context of realization (political, scientific, etc.) - author of the spheres - place of the spheres in the history of astronomy - place of the spheres in the history of cartography - iconographic and textual program of the spheres - construction of the spheres (spheres, circles, bases) - history of the spheres during the past three centuries (installations, transfers, updates, etc.) - state of the spheres and problems of restoration. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département des cartes et Plans, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris; Tél : 01 53 79 83 59, Fax : 01 53 79 83 61.
March 23, 2007 - Paris Cartes et archives du voyage à la Bibliothèque nationale de France at Université Paris 7-Denis Diderot. For additional information contact Marie-Noëlle Bourguet.
March 23-24, 2007 - Nacogdoches, Texas Professor Darrell McDonald at Stephen F. Austin State University, School of Forestry, Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center will host the spring meeting, High Tech in Old Nacogdoches, of the Texas Map Society. For additional information contact Katherine (Kit) R. Goodwin, 1701 Silver Leaf Drive, Arlington, Texas 17603; 817-861-1425,
March 29, 2007 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Drs Michael Winstanley and Bill Shannon (Department of History, University of Lancaster) Lord Burghley and Elizabethan Maps of Lancashire - 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.
March 30-31, 2007 - Fehérvarcsurgó, Hungary Cartography and history in Europe - Sociological, pedagogical,
psychological and political aspects is an international seminar organized by the Joseph Károlyi Foundation,
Fehérvárcsurgó/ Hungary with the History Department "Pasts Inc", Central European University, Budapest; with the
support of the Hans Seidel Foundation, Budapest and the Institut français, Budapest in cooperation with the Hungarian
Association of History Teachers (TTE). This seminar will allow historians, history teachers and history students as well
as interested geographers and sociologists from various countries to meet and debate in a smaller frame, upon these more
specific mentioned questions. The seminar does not aim to duplicate the annual International conferences on Cartography
(the 21st was held in Budapest in July 2006, the 22nd will be held in Bern July 2007). It will focus, through historic
examples, among others, on some specific themes such as:
- maps as mean of political power
- the psychological reactions in front of maps
- maps as propaganda tools
- the symbolic power of maps
- maps in schoolbooks
Simultaneous translation. Location: Károlyi Mansion, Fehérvarcsurgó (80 km westward from Budapest). For further information contact Angelica Károlyi tel 00 36 22 578 080.
March 30-31, 2007 - London 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, a turning point in the histories of Britain, the Americas and Africa that is being commemorated by a number of international conferences, exhibitions and events. This conference, Exploring and Being Explored: Africa in the Nineteenth Century, jointly organized by The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL and the National Maritime Museum, takes representations of Africa, abolition and geographical exploration as a theme. It focuses on medicine, mapping and exploration in Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and highlights the common ground between fields that were once thought to be independent of one another. The conference will be held at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Additional information from Mrs Janet Norton, Research Administrator, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London SE10 9NF; Tel: 020 8312 6716, Fax: 020 8312 6592.
April 3, 2007 - London The International Map Collectors' Society annual Collectors' Meeting, when members bring along an item from their collection in the form of 'show-and-tell', will be held at the Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, Westminster.
April 4, 2007 - Blair Atholl, Perthshire The Scottish Maps Forum and the National Library of Scotland have organised a day seminar at Blair Castle. Landscape in the Age of Improvement: Estate plans and landscape change in Scotland, continues the Forum's annual seminar programme on the context and uses of early Scottish maps. Much of the countryside we see today in Scotland was created by and for landowners over 200 years ago, as they developed their estates to reflect fashionable taste, or to introduce new scientific and agricultural methods. Maps were often key tools in this transformation. There is also a rare opportunity to see some of the magnificent collection of estate plans relating to the Atholl Estates, and to visit the restored Hercules Garden. Additional information from Map Library, National Library of Scotland, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL; tel: 0131 623 3970, fax: 0131 623 3971.
April 5, 2007 -Providence The Friends of the John Hay Library cordially invite you to a talk on the Rediscovered Map Collection of the John Hay Library by Thomas Stieve, Social Sciences Data Librarian, Brown University, at 7 p.m., Lownes Room, John Hay Library, Brown University. A selection of rediscovered historical maps, including many local maps, will be discussed and on view after the talk. Reception to follow. The accompanying exhibit, Rediscovered Map Collection of the John Hay Library, will run from March 26 to April 25, 2007 at the John Hay Library. For further information contact Thomas Stieve.
April 7, 2007 - Portland, Oregon Cedar Mill Community Library will sponsor an Oregon Chautauqua program by Robert L. Hamm entitled Mapping the West: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Cartography at 3 p.m. at the Cedar Mill Community Library, 12505 NW Cornell Road. Hamm will explain how as the U.S. expanded west of the Mississippi River, cartographers were busy making sense of the world by drawing maps showing rivers, mountains, and Native settlements.
April 10, 2007 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 6:00 pm at the Denver Public Library - Fifth Floor - Gates Room, 13th Ave and Broadway. Steve Hoffenberg will talk about The Cartography of Indian Country. He will talk on the establishment of The Indian Country by Act of Congress in 1834 and the specific policies, politics and cartography of this Indian country. He will track the evolution of the western Indian Country from Thomas Jefferson's vision of Indian relocations into the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, through the early voluntary Indian relocations, through the forced relocation of eastern Indians under Andrew Jackson, and the ultimate reduction of the Indian Territory under the Kansas Nebraska Act that accompanied the acquisition of Oregon and the Mexican cessions. A substantial number of US and Western maps will be used to illustrate the evolution of the Indian Country.
April 12, 2007 - Boston The Danish study "Assessment and Survey of the Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation and Speculum Historiale" by René Larsen and Dorte V. Poulsen, Marie Vest, has just been published (Engl) in Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung 2006-Heft 2 ,Wernersche Verlagsge-sellschaft, Germany. The main conclusions of the study will be presented by Jørgen D. Siemonsen, 1 p.m., at The Old State House, 206 Washington Street. Limited attendance: For reservation of seats please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 13, 2007 - London The Royal Society's Spring lectures include one on Jesse Ramsden who supplied the theodolites for the Trigonometric survey of Britain. There has never been a full biography of Jesse Ramsden, arguably London's finest 18th century scientific instrument maker. Now, drawing on archives in UK and Europe, including those of the Royal Society, Ramsden's life at his great Piccadilly workshop is brought to light in a forthcoming book. The lecture, Rescuing Ramsden from the Archives by Dr Anita McConnell, University of Cambridge, will take place in the Royal Society's Library reading rooms at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace at 1.00 pm.
April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2007 - Charlottesville The Roles of Old Maps: History, Art, Cartography and the Building of Nations will be taught on six consecutive Friday mornings by Joel Kovarsky under the auspices of the Jefferson Institute of Lifelong Learning (JILL). Each session is two hours. Two of the six segments will be held at the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library of the University of Virginia. Specific registration details will be posted on the JILL website later in the year. Registration is limited to 25 participants.
April 14, 2007 - New Haven New York Map Society members will meet at the Sterling Memorial Library located at Yale University. We will meet at our usual time of 2:30 in the Nave and be escorted up to the 7th floor for our meeting. Abe Parrish, Interim Curator of the Yale Map Collection will conduct the lecture and the meeting will run until about 4:30. Among the treasures Mr.Parrish might show us are maps, globes and globe gores by Vincenzo Coronelli, the George Washington atlas, a Bleau globe, maps by Ben Franklin, and copper and wood engraved plates and blocks. He will also discuss Yale's initiative to get their maps completely cataloged, digitized and made available to the public. This is a members only event. You must RSVP to Heather Kinsinger.
April 14-15, 2007 - Rotterdam The International Map Collectors' Society will have a field trip, A Cartographic Dutch Treat, to the Maritime Museum and the Kunsthal. The will be some lectures as well as a chance to visit the exhibition of maps of the Corpus Christi Collection at the Maritime Museum, and Vingboons maps and city water colors at the Kunsthal. Additional information from Marc Schuurman or Hans Kok, fax +31 2524 15227.
April 15, 2007 - Princeton Pasquale Scaturro, leader of the first Nile Descent Expedition (2003-2004) will talk about The Exploration of the Great Rivers of Africa at 4:00 p.m. Friend Center 101, Princeton University. Pasquale Scaturro's talk precedes the opening of To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880, a map exhibition of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in Firestone Library, to which all are welcome. Pasquale Scaturro, geophysicist, adventurer, and expedition leader is one of the most successful and accomplished mountain and river expedition leaders in the world and has been exploring the far reaches of the planet for over 25 years. He is founder and president of Exploration Specialists an international geophysical and exploration company. For the last 26 years he has managed geophysical oil and gas exploration and development projects in many of the most remote, dangerous and politically and technically challenging areas on earth, and has explored throughout North and South America, Africa, and the former Soviet Union
April 17-21, 2007 - San Francisco The Association of American Geographers annual meeting will feature a session devoted to Gender and Cartographic Culture. Cartographic culture, as defined by Matthew Edney is understanding of and attitudes towards maps as representations of spatial knowledge. We conceive of cartographic culture to encompass the spectrum from public to private, from broader public uses in literature and popular media to its use in leisure, self-education, and personal correspondence. We are interested in how maps are utilized, by whom and for what purposes, particularly addressing issues of gender. Recent work in the history of cartography has drawn attention to both the role of women in mapmaking as well as the use of maps by women. This session seeks to advance research on gender and map use, continuing to expand our understanding of the history of map use and the impact of gender. We hope to present a range of papers, historic as well as contemporary studies, including, we hope, on masculinity and cartography. Additional information from Penny Richards or Christina Dando, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, 271 Durham Science Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha NE 68182-0199; phone (402)554-3134.
April 18, 2007 - New York Folks in the NY metro area are invited to the next Mercator Society meeting at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Trustees' Room (room 206), 5th Avenue & 42nd Street at 6:00 pm. The Mercator Society is the donor group that supports the conservation and purchase of antiquarian materials for the Map Division. Ikat, Bowlers, and Llikllakuna: A tour of the Andes in 1948 by Helen B. Shepherd and Monica Barnes, members Society of Woman Geographers. This presentation focuses on one amateur photographic archive, a small, but coherent and high quality collection of Kodachrome slides taken in 1948. The photographer, Helen Cottrrell, influenced by the pan-American movement, made a trip to South America in 1948. She followed what had become a standard tourist route after long distance roads for wheeled vehicles and airline routes were established. She visited Otavalo, Cuenca, Quito, and Asoguez in Ecuador; Lima, Cusco, Pisaq, Machu Picchu, La Oroya, Iquitos and Arequipa in Peru; La Paz in Bolivia, and also Brazil. Original slides made during the Andean portion of her trip beautifully illustrate the excellent preservation possible with Kodachrome, as well as its aesthetic qualities. Please rsvp to Sarah Kimmerle at 212-930-0654.
April 19, 2007 - 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. Blair Hedges, professor of biology at Penn State, will present Dating Old Maps with the Print Clock. He will discuss a method that he developed recently for estimating dates of undated woodblock and copperplate prints. A web site describing the method includes a PDF of the article in Proceedings of the Royal Society (2006). His talk will review the method and discuss new results since the publication. Dr. Hedges is an evolutionary biologist but collects and studies antique maps of the Caribbean and maintains a web site on Caribbean cartography. [For further information, contact: Chas Langelan, 202-289-4545] Prior to this talk, the WMS Annual Business Meeting will be conducted.
April 22, 2007 - Bealeton, Virginia The Life of Jed Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson's Mapmaker presented by local historian Lt. Col. Ken Purks - 3 p.m.; free; no registration; last of four-part series; an overview of early mapping in Virginia and Fauquier County from the mid-1500s through the Civil War; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., (540) 439-9728.
April 25, 2007 - Milwaukee The bicentennial of the Coast Survey, America's oldest scientific agency, will be celebrated with a presentation by historian John Cloud on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor, east wing, of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Golda Meir Library. Dr. Cloud is currently researching the history of the Survey of the Coast (established 1807), which later become the Coast Survey, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, and now NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). His talk, this year's Holzheimer "Maps and America" Lecture, is titled 'And the Charts Themselves May Become the Best Future Historical Authority': Cartography and the Coast Survey, America's Oldest Scientific Agency. A reception at 5 p.m. precedes the lecture. The lecture series, initiated in 1990, is supported by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer and co-sponsored by the UWM Libraries and the Friends of the Golda Meir Library. In conjunction with the talk, there will be an exhibit in the AGS Library of maps and other materials relating to the Coast Survey. For more information or special needs, call (414) 229-6282. The Golda Meir Library is located at 2311 East Hartford Ave.
April 26, 2007 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Hugh Prince (formerly, Department of Geography, University College London) Surveyor or Plagiarist? The Parks on John Warburton's Map of Hertfordshire (c. 1724) - 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.
April 28, 2007 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will have its 9th annual general meeting at
16:30 followed by its Traditional Map Evening at 17:30 at the Collège Saint-Michel. We had to change the meeting
room. The new one is at the other end of the College building and access is through a different entrance: 12 rue Père E.
Devroye, 1040 Brussels. All current (paid-up) members are invited to participate. However, according to the new
Statutes adopted in 2005, only Active Members have a vote. In order to reinforce our team, we invite those of our
ordinary members interested in taking an active role in the life of the BIMCC to contact Secretary Eric Leenders,
Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen; tel 03/440 10 81. The AGM would be very pleased to welcome new supporters in this
Group, currently comprising 19 members, of whom 9 serve on the Executive Committee.
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 submit your registration before 16 April to Secretary Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen; tel 03/440 10 81.
April 28, 2007 - Raleigh, North Carolina Mr. Philip D. Burden is author of "The Mapping of North America" and "The Mapping of North America II;" and proprietor of Clive A. Burden, Ltd. Mr. Burden will present The Men Behind the Maps at Meredith College. Lecture at 4 pm in Kresge Auditorium in the Cate Student Center, and reception at 5 pm in Gallery C in Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Avenue. This event is being sponsored by Gallery C in Raleigh and the William P. Cumming Map Society, with the meeting location graciously provided by Meredith College. This lecture and reception are free of charge. However, space is limited. To sign up for this event please contact Gallery C at 919-828-3165.
May 3, 2007 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have Mike Nolan (Defence Surveyors' Association) discuss Lieutenant James W. Worsley R.E.: his maps of Corfu and Malta, 1824 and Alan Gordon (Defence Surveyors' Association) discuss Mapping with a mission: Geo support to the British Commanders in Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany 1974-1990. 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.
May 5, 2007 - Carthage, Missouri People who are interested in surveying, Missouri history and cartography will not want to miss a program at 1:30 p.m. at the Powers Museum, 1617 Oak St. Norman Brown, a retired Department of Natural Resources surveyor from Newburg, will give a fictionalized representation of an old-time land surveyor. Where in the World is Missouri is a history of early Missouri land surveys from the 1830s to the 1850s. The program is free. Coinciding with the presentation is a Missouri State Archives traveling exhibit, "Mapping Missouri," featuring more than 200 Missouri-related maps from the early 1800s to the present. Details: (417) 358-2667.
May 5-6, 2007 - Hildburghausen, Germany Jürgen Espenhorst invites you to an Atlas Party 2007. This will be an excellent opportunity to exchange materials and discuss nineteenth and twentieth century atlases. Our first Atlas Party was held this past May in Hagen, Germany. It was very successful and much interest was expressed in continuing the Party in the coming year. Hildburghausen is located at the western edge of the Thuringian forest in central Germany. It was there that Josef Meyer directed his Bibliographisches Institut (BI) from 1828 to 1874. This year marked the 150th anniversary of his death, and in recognition of this an extensive collection of memorabilia from the BI have been placed on display. For this reason, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to come and explore this seedbed of German nineteenth and twentieth century cartography (and other areas of interest to bibliophiles).The Hildburghausen City Museum has indicated its interest in working with us as a partner, and there will be an opportunity for participants to meet together, discuss their latest discoveries, and buy and sell items of interest. In addition, a special exhibit of the various types of atlases produced by Meyer in Hildburghausen is being organized. Nor will the practical side be neglected. The City Museum possesses an almost complete copper engraving shop, and a copper engraver, probably the last remaining person who actually worked in that profession in Germany, will come to our party to demonstrate his craft and answer questions. This is a unique opportunity and will be in itself worth the trip to Hildburghausen. A tour of the city will also be offered which will include an opportunity to visit the old BI workshops. And finally, a copy of the manuscript of Volume II of Petermann's Planet, complete except for the index, will be available for inspection. For participants wishing to stay overnight there will be economical facilities available. The language of the conference will be German. Additional information from Jürgen Espenhorst, Pangaea-Verlag, D-58239 Schwerte, Villigster Str. 32, Germany; Phone: +49-2304-72284, Fax +49-2304-78010.
May 8, 2007 - 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. Christopher Burlinson (Fellow of Emmanuel College) will talk about on maps and manuscript transmission in sixteenth-century England and Ireland. All are welcome. For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476. Refreshments will be available after the seminar.
May 9-13, 2007 - Montreal The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) Annual Conference - CARTO 2007, and joint day with Canadian Association of Public Data Users will be at McGill University. The ACMLA conference will be followed by a Data Liberation Initiative training day on Monday 14th; IASSIST [International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology] pre-conference workshops on the Tuesday 15th; IASSIST program runs Wednesday to Friday 18th. Additional information from Marcel Fortin (University of Toronto) or Larry Laliberté (University of Manitoba) or Richard Pinnell (University of Waterloo). Further details will be posted on the ACMLA website.
May 12, 2007 -New York Is the Lenox Globe Older than the 1507 Waldseemüller Map? Since its acquisition in 1911, the Lenox Globe has been among the most treasured items in the New York Public Library's collection. Nearly 130 years ago, Franklin da Costa declared it to be the oldest post-1492 globe, the oldest globe to show any portion of the New World, and moreover the first cartographic instrument to show the entire continent of South America. No subsequent discoveries of maps and globes have shaken these conclusions. However, the Lenox globe's historical significance merits greater public appreciation if da Costa and other scholars are correct that this globe was made before the famous Waldseemüller world map of 1507. Peter Dickson will review the historiography of the discussion and analysis of the Lenox globe which has received relatively little attention since the 1920s at this meeting of the New York Map Society at 2:30 pm at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
May 12, 2007 - Rutland, Vermont The Genealogical Society of Vermont "Spring Meeting" will be held at Holiday Inn, Route 7 (at intersection of Route 4) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The second speaker will be David Allen, Using Old Maps to Find Your Ancestors, or Where Did Granddad Live? Allen has done several books with early maps, as well as putting the maps on CDs. Registration $25 for GSV members, $30 for non-members, includes the morning and afternoon program, morning coffee, luncheon. Please send check to GSV, P O Box 14, Randolph, VT, 05060, by May 5, 2007.
May 12, 2007 - Schenectady Cal and Carol Welch will discuss their interest in antique maps at 2 pm at the Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave. Original examples of the mapmakers craft will be displayed along with reference books.
May 14, 2007 - Ullapool, Scotland TV presenter and geologist Ian Stewart will present a public lecture, Land of Mountain and Flood - Geological Tales from the Scottish Highlands. This lecture launches an exhibition, Mapping Mountains, in the Macphail Centre which is based on the original geological mapping of Scotland's Northwest Highlands. The 1880s maps and field sketches document the first steps to a worldwide understanding of how mountains are formed. The exhibition is on until June 2.
May 16, 2007 - Washington The American Folklife Center is sponsoring a series of concerts and lectures as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program. A half-day symposium, All Through the North, As I Walked Forth ., features discussions on Irish place names, folklife and landscape at 2:30 pm in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the James Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. Kay Muhr, Northern Ireland Place Names Project at Queen's University in Belfast, presents a talk on Richard Bartlett and Place-Names in His Maps of Ulster, 1600-1603; and Henry Glassie, professor at Indiana University in Bloomington, lectures on Ballymenone: The Power of Place and the Riddle of History. Attendance is limited to 175 people, and you may register online.
May 17, 2007 - Barnstable, Massachusetts Joseph Garver of the Harvard Map Collection shows fascinating historic maps of coastal Massachusetts at 7 p.m. at Sturgis Library on Route 6A in Barnstable Village.
May 17, 2007 - Kansas City, Missouri The Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street, will celebrate the opening of the Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas exhibition with a lecture at 5:30 pm by internationally known British bookseller Roger Gaskell. Mr. Gaskell will discuss aspects of the history of star atlases and various controversies over the naming of constellations and how the skies should be mapped.
May 17, 2007 - London Maps and Society Sixteenth Series Programme - Jill Shefrin (Trinity College, University of Toronto) Nursery Instruction: Cartographical Novelties for Georgian and Victorian Children - 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.
May 18, 2007 - Tillsonburg, Ontario May 18 is International Museums Day, and in honour of the fact, Annandale National Historic Site will be hosting a special evening open house from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Museum Curator Rita Corner will give a slide presentation on earliest Tillsonburg in the program room starting at 7 p.m. The slide show, explained assistant curator Patricia Phelps, will contain early maps of the town, and cover what was here geographically when George Tillson settled the area.
May 18, 2007 - Washington The Washington Map Society will have its Annual Dinner at the Fort McNair Officers' Club. William A. Stanley, president of the Washington Map Society and Chief Historian (emeritus) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will present U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey - 200 Years of Surveying and Mapping. This illustrated talk will trace the nautical charting of the United States from the creation of the Survey of the Coast in 1807 to the present day hydrographic charting done by NOAA. A registration form is available online. Deadline for dinner reservations has been extended to May 11th. Make checks payable to the Washington Map Society and mail to : Washington Map Society, P. O. Box 565, Fulton, Maryland 20759. Please note this is a change in mailing address from the reservation form you may have received. [For further information, contact: Chas Langelan, 202-289-4545]
May 18-19, 2007 - Athens The International Cartographic Association Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, in cooperation with the National Hellenic Research Foundation, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Hellenic Cartographic Society and the Web journal "e-Perimetron", is organizing its 2nd International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage entitled Digitization of and Digital Access to Map Collections: Problems, Solutions, Implementation. This Workshop will run jointly with a Meeting dedicated to Righas Velestinlis "Charta" entitled A Digital Look at Righas Charta, 1796-97 on the occasion of the 250th anniversary from the birth of Righas Velestinlis. The Workshop is supported by prestigious Greek institutions and private collectors keeping important map collections (Mount Athos Map Library, Hellenic Literary & Historical Archive, Gennadius Library, Cartographic Archive of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Benaki Museum, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Samourka Map Collection, Sylvia Ioannou Cyprus Map Collection). For additional information contact Evangelos Livieratos or George Tolias.
May 19, 2007 - Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania We are happy to announce the first international conference on the
cartographic history of Transylvania. This conference, titled Descriptio Transylvania," has been organized by the local
National Szekler Museum, Str. Kós Károly nr.10, together with the Cultural Centre of the Hungarian Republic, at the
initiative and with the support of Sándor Tamas, a map collector. In parallel with the conference, the Seculy National
Museum of Sfantu Gheorghe will host an exhibition of old maps of Transylvania from the private collections of Sándor
Tamas and Ovidiu Sandor. The following short lectures will be presented by historians and collectors from Hungary, the
United Kingdom, and Romania:
István Klinghammer (Hungary): "Historical compendium of Hungarian cartography from the beginning to our days"
László Gróf (UK): "Peter Bod's maps: The first maps of continents in the Hungarian language"
Botod Gudor (Romania): "Cartography, history, and the sources of Peter Bod's maps"
Ovidiu Sandor (Romania): "The stories of a rare map: Transylvania, 1596, by Domenicus Custos"
Görgy Feiszt (Hungary): "Heraldry in the maps of Transylvania, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries"
Ádám Konya (Romania): "Was Lazarus, one of the authors of the 1528 map of Hungary, from the Seculy County?"
Mariuca Radu and Sándor Tamas (Romania): "Seculy County maps of the sixteenth century"
May 23, 2007 - St. John's, Newfoundland From Mappa Mundi to Web Mapping: Collections in an Academic Map Library by Dan Duda (Memorial University of Newfoundland) is one of the papers being presented at the "Collections 2007: Reinvigorating Collection Development and Management" seminar at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
May 26-29, 2007 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada The Canadian Association of Hispanists 2007 Congress will be held at the University of Saskatchewan, and it will look at Hispanic Earth Representations: P [Re] Forming Spaces, Texts and Images. For Ortelius, not only is the map a mirror before the spectator, but also it is a tool with which the spectator can look beyond himself. Thus the representation of land has several possibilities, while intuiting the a- and/or non-cartographical representation of land and peoples, that which might look beyond the terra nostra and imago mundi for concepts of land that may own distinct representations throughout any era of hispanicity. In this sense, representations of land and hispanicity can be studied from a variety of perspectives, and will offer insights into diverse cultural aspects, including but not limited to: medieval configurations for the New World, the emergence and boundaries of nationhood, pre- and post-independence lands or peoples or borders, the transatlantic space/vaccuum, representations of peoples, grammars and languages that represent, textual and conceptual maps or plans, economies of land and the landless, the polities of easterness or westerness or nothingness, and concepts for/of 'the others'. Additional information from Lauren Beck.
May 26 - June 2, 2007 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada The Canadian Cartographic Association Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with Congress 2007 being hosted at the University of Saskatchewan. For further information, please see the CCA conference website.
May 29, 2007 - Toronto The Upper Canada Map Society meets 6.00 pm. at the University of Toronto Robarts Library, Room 4049, 130 St. George Street. Dr. Alexander von Gernet, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto at Mississauga will present a lecture on The 1701 Samuel Clowes Map - Part of a Deed From the Iroquois to the King of England of a Vast Tract of Land. Dr. von Gernet will describe the curious history and interesting events concerning a manuscript map which sets out a large area of land encompassing part of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and into the Ohio Valley, that was deeded to the King of England (The Albany Deed of 1701) by the Iroquois, in exchange for protection of Iroquois rights to hunting. The map is arguably one of the earliest to situate, but not name, Fort Pontchartrain, being built at Detroit. References to the land surrender of 1701, are included on later mid 18th American revolutionary era maps (e.g. John Mitchell, Lewis Evans) as a basis for British claims to these territories. The map has relevance to modern times, as Dr. von Gernet's work stems from a 2002 court case, in which the Albany Deed was used in defence of charges against two Mohawk Indians for unlawfully hunting in Presqu'ile Provincial Park on the north eastern shore of Lake Ontario. The map, which only came to light late in the case, showed conclusively that the deeded area did not extend to the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Additional information from Megan Webster.
June 2, 2007 - Thatcham, Berkshire In order to mark and celebrate the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Sound Ranging Association, the Defence Surveyors' Association is arranging a seminar on military surveying and mapping to be held at the Royal School of Military Survey. The seminar will run from 1000 to 1700 hrs during which seven 35-minute presentations will be given. There will also be a display of maps of the Falklands War to mark its 25th anniversary. All are welcome to attend. An audience of only 80 can be accommodated. For additional infpormation contact Mike Nolan on (01635) 253167 or Alan Gordon on (01264) 359700.
June 7-8, 2007 - New York Please join the Northeast Map Organization at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY for our annual meeting to meet with experts from across the Northeast who will focus on metadata, geospatial access, geoportals and a map competition for students and professionals alike. Additional information from Cynthia Dietz, telephone (631) 632-1159.
June 8-9, 2007 - London International Map Collectors' Society Annual June Meeting. June 8 Annual dinner at 7.30 pm at East India Club, 16 St. James Square. June 9 10.30 Annual General Meeting and Malcolm Young Lectures at Hand and Flower Function Room, 1 Hammersmith Road, Kensington, Olympia. 1 pm Sarah Tyacke, All at Sea in the Renaissance. 1.40 Yasha Beresiner, Back to Basics. All welcome. Additional information from IMCoS Secretariat, Rogues Roost, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PS, United Kingdom; fax +44(0)1364 631 042.
June 8-9, 2007 - London The Annual London Map Fair will be held at Olympia, Hammersmith Road. 12.00-19.00 on June 8 and 10.00-17.00 on June 9.
June 9, 2007 - Beacon, New York The New York Map Society will have a Field Trip, starting at 2:30 pm, to the Beacon Institute, 199 Main Street. Connie Brown, Cartographer, has created a map of the Hudson River Watershed; and the Beacon Institute's Program Coordinator Patti Dunne, has created an exhibit that leads the visitor through the fascinating process of map making with all of the layers, traditions and decisions that go into making a map. Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
June 12, 2007 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 6:30 pm at the home of Richard and Marcia Baum. Richard will share his map collection which focuses on Maps as Art, Geographical Oddities, and Geopolitical Landmarks. Food and drink will be provided. Contact Jim Hensinger or phone 303-780-0448 for directions to the home.
June 14, 2007 - Oxford The Oxford Seminars in Cartography will have a Field Trip to Oxfordshire Record Office, Temple Cowley. Space is limited - for further details, please 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.
June 15, 2007 - Leeds EDINA will be hosting the GeoForum 2007 event in the Parkinson Building, Leeds University. The GeoForum is an ideal opportunity for support staff and site representatives in the Geospatial services area to be briefed and give feedback on the JISC's Geospatial Working Groups's proposed Vision and to find out "What's New" in Geospatial services.
June 21-27, 2007 - Washington The American Library Association will have their annual conference. There are a number of events sponsored by the Map and Geography Round Table. On Friday afternoon, we are planning a tour and reception at the U.S. Naval Observatory Library. Sunday, we are planning a program on Library Security for Maps and another program Monday on Two Hundred Years of the Coast Survey. Additional information from Scott R. McEathron, Map Librarian, Anschutz Library, University of Kansas, 1301 Hoch Auditoria Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045-7537.
June 23, 2007 - Oakland, California The California Map Society will meet in at the Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd. The meeting will stress aerial navigation and celestial maps. For further information please contact Philip Simon.
June 26, 2007 - Washington Book Talk and Signing by Andro Linklater at 6:30 PM at The Historical Society of Washington, 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square. Andro Linklater in his new book, "The Fabric of America," argues in fascinating detail how the work of surveyors-like Andrew Ellicott, the forgotten genius behind the completion of the original plan for Washington, D.C. (after L'Enfant was dismissed)-and the creation of national borders were central in shaping the American character. The event is co-sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore and the English Speaking Union. The event is free but reservations are requested. Reserve a seat at (202)363-7738. Andro Linklater is also the author of the 2002 book, "Measuring America."
July 7, 2007 - Berne, Switzerland Since the Ottawa International Conference on the History of Cartography in 1985,
people with a curatorial responsibility for collections of early maps have been gathering before the formal conference to
discuss matters of mutual concern. This year, the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) will meet
from 9:30AM to noon in the Auditorium of the UniS-Building of the Universität Bern, Schanzeneckstrasse 1. This is the
main site for the ICHC programs. The ICHC conference organizers will be on hand beginning at 9AM so that ISCEM
participants will be able to register for the complete conference at that time. Following the meeting, from 12 to 1:30, we
will have lunch from a local restaurant. The general theme of the ISCEM meeting will be Historical Maps, Digitization,
and the Internet. There are currently four presentations scheduled:
1) Alberto Wyttenbach (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), "Digital Map Library of the Canary Islands."
2) Joseph Garver (Harvard University), "Current Scanning Projects at the Harvard Map Collection."
3) Elger Heere (Rijkuniversiteit Utrecht), "How Do Users of Old Maps Relate to the New Digital Technologies?"
4) Tony Cambell (Map Librarian (retired), British Library), "Map Image Sites on the World-Wide-Web."
There will be ample time for additional 5-10 minute presentations on other digitization projects, and aspects of the digital milieu. Full connectivity will be available for demonstrating sites. Any curators wishing to contribute to the meeting are invited to contact Robert Karrow, ISCEM Chair, Phone: 312-255-3554, Fax: 312-255-3646.
July 8-13, 2007 - Berne, Switzerland The 22nd International Conference on the History of Cartography will meet in Berne. This biennial meeting is the major international scholarly conference dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of cartography, of maps and mapmaking, broadly defined. The conference promotes global cooperation and collaboration among scholars (from any academic discipline), curators, collectors, dealers and institutions, through illustrated talks, poster presentations, exhibitions, and a social programme. The venue will be the Conference Centre of the recently renovated UniS-Building of the University in Berne, which is well equipped with modern presentation facilities. The conference languages are English, German and French. The conference themes are Mapping Relief, Maps and Tourism, Language and Maps, Time as the Cartographic Fourth Dimension, and any other aspect of the history of cartography. During the conference week, several exhibitions with a cartographic focus will take place in the city of Berne: in the Swiss Alpine Museum, the Swiss National Library, the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Bern (with Burgerbibliothek Bern). There will also be a series of professional visits (to the Federal Office of Topography and to the Staatsarchiv des Kantons Bern) as well as post-conference tours. Details can be found on the conference website, or from Christoph Graber (Conference Secretary), ICHC2007l, c/o swisstopo, Postfach CH-3084 Wabern, Switzerland; Fax: ++41 31 963 24 59.
July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 2007 - Orleans, Massachusetts In conjunction with the exhibit, 300 Years Mapping
Orleans and Cape Cod From 1600 to 1900, the Orleans Historical Society is presenting a six-part lecture series at 7:30
p.m. Tuesdays at the society's Meeting House Museum, Main Street and River Road..
X Marks the Spot with Brad Finch of Spyglass Antiques in Brewster, July 10
Collecting Antique Maps of New England with Michael Buehler of Boston Rare Maps of Southampton, July 17
Historic Life Stations of Cape Cod with Richard Ryder, July 24
Civility vs. Fertility: A Look at 17th-Century Maps of New England and Virginia with Susan Danforth, curator of the map collection of the John Hay Library of Brown University, July 31
Maps and the Stories They Tell with Ron Grim, curator of the Leventhal Map Center of Boston Public Library, Aug. 7
300 Years Mapping the Massachusetts Shoreline with author Joseph G. Garver, curator of the Harvard Map Collection, who will also sign copies of his book, Aug. 14.
July 14, 2007 - New York The New York Map Society will have A Summertime Social.
1:30 pm: "Brown Bag" It: Bring your own sandwich and soda and meet the rest of us for lunch at the south end of the New York Public Library's outdoor terrace on Fifth Avenue. If it's raining, just proceed to the Library Map Room (Room 117) and we'll have our lunch there instead.
2:30 pm: Our invited guest speakers this month are you, our members and guests. Society president Sy Amkraut will lead an informal round-table discussion in which we can all discuss our personal collections and interests, compare notes, offer assistance to others, and chat about your-and our-plans for the future. The July meeting will be in the lower-level Auditorium in the Library's South Court Celeste Bartos Education Center. Stairway and elevator are just inside the door to the Education Center. Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
July 14-15, 2007 - Hattingen, Germany Geography and the Book of Nature: The Natural World in Transition, 1300-1600 is a conference in the historical town of Hattingen (Stadtmuseum at Blankenstein). Situated between two castles, Hattingen possesses more than 140 half-timbered houses and is one of the best-preserved late-medieval towns in the West of Germany: As the critical re-assessment of the medieval/early-modern divide is gaining pace, the resilience and pliancy of existing conceptual models of the natural world and humankind's relation to it will be put to a test. Novel lines of inquiry into the changing modalities of reading the Bible raise questions about how God's "other book" was received: to what extent were late-medieval readings of the natural world - as the Book of Nature - subjected to the new hermeneutics of reading Scripture? Does the apparent compatibility of verisimilitude in art with traditional allegory yield insights into the changing perception of the natural world? How do map-making and the nascent discipline of cartography address the relationship of humankind with nature? Additional information form Maik Goth, Sebastian Sobecki, or Luuk Houwen, Geography and the Book of Nature Congress, Department of English, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany; Phone: +49 234 32 28 518, Fax: +49 (0)234 32 14 746.
July 14-15, 2007 - Manchester, United Kingdom Ever wondered why that new housing development isn't showing up on the online maps yet? The answer is simple. They all use very old data provided by third parties. OpenStreetMap gives you the opportunity to redraw the map with up-to-date geo-data and let everyone see the results immediately. No waiting, no costly licence before you can use it, just download and go. Pure community collaboration at its best. The State of the Map 2007 is the first international conference organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, leading a new age in digital cartography and a new breed of neo-geographers. An exhaustive programme is planned to cover all aspects of collecting and using OpenStreetMap data, from GPS to aerial imagery, mash-ups to mapping parties, APIs to databases. Whether you're a mapping newbie, or a seasoned veteran there's bound to be something to interest you at the State of the Map 2007. Conference will be held at University of Manchester School of Environment and Development. Additional information from email@example.com.
July 23-26, 2007 - London The Institute of English Studies in the University of London will run the first London Rare Books School, a series of four-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. One course is A History of Maps & Map Making. The principal lecturers are Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, and Sarah Tyacke. Additional Lecturers are Peter Barber, Professor Roger J.P. Kain, and Laurence Worms.
July 31, 2007 - Littleton, Colorado The Rocky Mountain Map Society has been invited to a special reception at the Littleton Historical Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, between 6:00 to 8:30PM, to see the Graham and Barbara Curtis Print Collection entitled The Saga of the American West in Prints. Please RSVP to Dave Cole.
August 4-10, 2007 - Moscow The capital of the Russian Federation is selected as a venue of the International Cartographic Association XIV General assembly and XXIII International Cartographic Conference. The General assembly and the International cartographic conference will promote development of a world science in the field of theoretical and practical cartography and GIS-technology. The motto of conference Cartography for everyone and for you is chosen with the purpose to display the value and a place of cartography for a society and a person. Additional information from Technical Secretary; 14, korp.2, Krzhizhanovskogo str. 117997; GSP-7, Moscow, Russia; Tel/Fax: 007 095 124 35 35.
August 11, 2007 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, in Classroom B, in the South Court's Celeste Bartos Education Center. Joseph Garver, Reference Librarian at the Harvard Map Collection, will speak about his book, Surveying the Shore: Historic Maps of Coastal Massachusetts, 1600-1930. Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
August 14, 2007 - Orleans, Massachusetts
At 7:30 p.m. Joseph Garver, curator at the Harvard Map Collection, will present a lecture titled 300 years: Mapping the Massachusetts Shoreline at the Orleans Historical Society, at the corner of Main Street and River Road.
August 16, 2007 - Kansas City, Missouri Exhibition curator William Ashworth gives a talk at 3 p.m. about the exhibit Out of This World: The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas at the Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street.
August 26, 2007 - Boulder, Colorado Stuart Wier, a historian and author, presents First in Colorado: Zebulon Pike, Stephen Long and Others at 3 p.m. at Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road. Slides, replicas of historic maps and old explorers' equipment are part of the talk about how early explorers traveled in Colorado, who they were and what they saw. Reservations are required for the free program, which is best for adults and older children. Call the library at 303-441-4390 to sign up.
August 30, 2007 - Birmingham Professor Emilie Savage-Smith from University of Oxford will address women only, a free evening lecture entitled Mapping the Earth in Medieval Islam at Thinktank, Birmingham science museum.
September 3-6, 2007 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom The 43rd Annual Summer School of the Society of Cartographers will be held at the University of Portsmouth. The Society aims to provide delegates with a stimulating and enjoyable summer school including formal sessions, practical workshops, cartographic visits and social events. Additional information from Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow, Learning and Technical Support Unit Manager, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University; phone/fax: 020 8411 5355.
September 3-7, 2007 - Upper Galilee, Israel An international conference Commemorating 90 years to WWI in the Near East, at the Tel- Hai Academic College. The session on September 6, entitled Visual Dimensions, includes two cartographic papers. Further information from firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 4, 2007 - Omaha Criss Library, University of Omaha, will host a lecture on Afghan Maps.The Criss Library currently has on display "Land of Bones: Afghanistan in Historic Maps," a magnificent collection of historic maps and artifacts representing the land and the people of Afghanistan. In conjunction with the exhibit, a public presentation by Nigel J.R. Allan, "Passland and Plants: Mapping Afghanistan by the British and the Nazis," will be held at 7 p.m. Both the presentation and the exhibition are free and open to the public.Allan, professor emeritus at the University of California-Davis, is a cultural geographer who has dedicated his life and research to the intercultural zone where South Asia meets Central Asia and the Middle East. His more recent research has taken him into northern Pakistan, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh state of India, Nepal, China's Tibet and Xinjiang provinces and Tajikistan. Since 9/11, Allan has provided interviews and assistance to a wide variety of media and scholarly sources including, Fox TV, NBC TV, BBC TV, USA Today, Time and National Public Radio.
September 5-8, 2007 - Chester The British Cartographic Society Symposium and Map Curators' Group Workshop 2007 will be held at Chester University. The Map Curators' Group Workshop will take place on Wednesday 5 September with the annual business meeting that evening (please note the date is a day earlier than usual). There will be a visit to somewhere interesting for map librarians (and others) on Thursday morning 6 September. The main British Cartographic Society Symposium will run from Thursday afternoon 6 September until lunchtime on Saturday 8 September. Additional information from Ann Sutherland.
September 8, 2007 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, in Classroom B, in the South Court's Celeste Bartos Education Center. The speaker will be John Cloud, Historian/Geographer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
September 8, 2007 - Richmond The Library of Virginia Foundation has formed the Fry-Jefferson Map Society to
develop, enhance and promote the cartographic collections of the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad Street, with special
focus on Virginia maps and Virginia mapmakers. The Society's major efforts will be to help the library develop
programs, both as a part of the Voorhees lectures and as part of a second, fall event each year. This fall's event, starting
at 1:00 PM, will have special guest speakers Dr. Joyce Chaplin and Dr. Michael Gaudio. Dr. Chaplin, the James Duncan
Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University, is the author of An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural
Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730-1815; Subject Matter: Technology, the Body, and Science on the
Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676; and The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius.
She is currently working on a history of circumnavigation. She will discuss Mapping Population in Early Virginia.
Dr. Gaudio, assistant professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, specializes in the visual culture of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world (ca. 1500-1800). His forthcoming book, Engraving the Savage: A Civilizing Art, examines how the early modern technology of engraving has shaped western notions of the "civil" and the "savage." His presentation is titled "Virginia through the Engraver's Eyes: Theodor de Bry and his Influence.
In addition, please enjoy an exhibition exploring Virginia as depicted by John White and Theodore de Bry. A special opportunity for a tour of Special Collections, including exceptional maps in the Library's collection, will be available prior to the program for $15.00 and will include a boxed lunch. Call 804-692-3900 to learn more about the Fry-Jefferson Society or to make reservations for this program.
September 8, 2007 - Singapore History of Mapping in Singapore: 1819-2002, at 3 - 5 pm, Visitors Briefing Room, Level 1, National Library, traces the history of mapping in Singapore starting with the arrival of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1819. The key periods of map making are demonstrated with selected contemporary maps. Significant historical maps were published by both government and commercial agencies. The presentation concludes with the year 2002. This was when the first official topographic map of Singapore was published with the new Global Positioning System (GPS) derived civil map grid. The increasing accessibility and availability of GPS receivers marked the dawn of a new era for both public and private mapping in Singapore. Registration details: Admission is free but registration is required. Please register before 12 noon on 7 Sep 2007, via email and include "History of Mapping in Singapore" in the subject field. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
September 13-15, 2007 - Oxford Conference, London in Text and History, 1400-1700, at Jesus College. Among the themes mentioned: Visual London. The changing ways in which the city was represented to itself and to others in maps, prints, and paintings.
September 14, 2007 - Treviso, Italy On the occasion of the publication of L'officina della Kriegskarte. Anton von Zach e le cartografie degli stati veneti, 1796-1805 [The Making of the Kriegskarte. Anton von Zach and mapping of Ducky of Venice, 1796-1805] by Massimo Rossi, a public meeting with Franco Farinelli (University of Bologna), Andrea Cantile (Istituto Geografico Militare, Florence), Maurizio De Gennaro (Veneto Regional Administration) and Domenico Luciani (Director of the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche) will be held at 5 pm at Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, via Cornarotta, 9. Additional information from Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, tel. 0422.512118, fax 0422.579483.
September 14-15, 2007 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair will be held at the Denver Public Library, 13th & Broadway. Open Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. In conjunction with the Map Fair, Dr. Stephen Hoffenberg will present a free lecture, Cartography of the Indian Country at 1 PM Saturday, September 15th in the Gates Room of the Denver Public Library. Using original maps, he will address the development of the Indian Country west of the Mississippi beginning with the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson's vision of an Indian Nation west of the Mississippi. Indian Country maps, history and politics are tracked from its creation under Andrew Jackson in 1834 through the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 that resulted in the current borders of the state of Oklahoma. Special attention is paid to the impact of sectional differences over the politics of slavery and the economics of proposed railroad routes. Original maps will be available for viewing.
September 15, 2007 - Washington's Birthplace, Virginia The Washington Map Society will join the last afternoon of the Surveyors Rendezvous '07, a September 13 - 15 event organized by the Surveyors Historical Society (SHS). On the 15th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the SHS has opened to the public at no charge a reenactment of George Washington's first land survey at the family property (his birthplace) on Virginia's Northern Neck, in Westmoreland County. Reenactors from the SHS and the Museum of Surveying, wearing colonial-era garb, will be demonstrating period-correct equipment and methods, and they will recreate the Revolutionary War "Geographer" Unit (military mappers for Washington's Continental Army). The highlight of the afternoon will be their attempt to "walk in the footsteps" of 16 year-old George Washington when he conducted his very first survey in 1747. We are told that with luck, they might even reestablish his first "point of beginning". Field trip participants should proceed to the George Washington's Birthplace National Monument, which is on the south bank of the Potomac, east-southeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The drive, via I-95 and VA rt. 3, or US 301 through Maryland and Rt. 3, takes about two hours from downtown Washington. We will meet at the plaque adjacent to the parking lot (as pictured on the Birthplace Web site - link as above) at 1:00 p.m., where we will distribute to WMS members relevant brochures and cartographic materials prepared by the SHS. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the reenactors will conduct the survey, and we tag along to enjoy the outing and mid-September weather. A 45-minute drive from the area, via Rt. 3 and US 301 over the Harry Nice Bridge, will bring us to Captain Billy's Crab House on the north bank of the Potomac at Pope's Creek, Maryland, in time for dinner at 6:00 p.m. There, we will have a WMS table reserved, and we can relive the day's events while partaking of fresh crabs or other sea food if you prefer. This is a very casual restaurant, the kind where locals come in to get a dozen crabs and a pitcher of beer to start the evening. Please sign up for this event, and for the dinner, by calling Jim Lightfoot at his office 202-231-1917 or home 301-932-9004.
September 19, 2007 - 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 guest speaker will be PhD candidate Lauren Beck who will be speaking on Map Signs as Political Tools on Early Maps of the Americas. Additional information from Megan Webster.
September 20, 2007 - London Jonathan Potter Limited, 125 New Bond Street, will host our first "Exclusive Evening Event" here at the gallery at 6.30pm. We are pleased to be able to confirm the evening's theme as Britain in Maps and we are delighted to be able to welcome Rodney Shirley as our guest speaker for this first event, whose many publications have enriched cartographic knowledge and who was the founder president of the International Map Collectors' Society. Mr Shirley will deliver a short talk on the theme of Britain in Maps. Please do contact us if you would like to attend this evening event (where places are limited) by email or tel: +44 (0)20 7491 3520; fax: +44 (0)207 491 9754.
September 20, 2007 - New York Professor Seymour Schwartz will be honored at Arader Galleries from 6 PM to 8 PM at 1016 Madison Avenue. The publication of his new book "Putting America on the Map" will be celebrated. Copies of all his books will be available to be signed by him.
September 20-21, 2007 - Lancaster Lancaster University's Digital Humanities Initiative, in association with AHDS History, is running a two-day course on Using Geographical Information Systems to research the past. The course is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council's Research Methods Programme who will be providing all tuition costs. The course builds on the success of a number of workshops and summer schools that we have recently run as part of the Historical GIS Research Network. The course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to research the past based on using the ArcGIS software package. It will be relevant to historians, historical geographers, demographers, and others with an interest in the geographies of the past. The instructors are all academics with significant experience in using GIS to conduct historical research. The majority of the course will focus on practical work in an IT lab with comprehensive GIS facilities.
September 21, 2007 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle excursion will take us to the National Geographic Institute in the Abbaye de la Cambre. There will be a guided tour from 13:00 to 16:00. The visit will be limited to 30 participants, and preference will be given to paid-up BIMCC Members. Non- Members may be admitted if places remain available. Additional information from Secretary Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen; tel 03/440 10 81.
September 21-22, 2007 - Irving, Texas The Road Map Collectors Association 2007 Map Expo will be held in the Hilton Garden Inn, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport South. We expect to have displays of rare Texas maps, courtesy of the Texas Map Society and, furthermore, we are exploring the possibility of a Saturday evening dinner with speaker(s) from the Texas Map Society. Check the web page for more details as the event approaches!
September 22, 2007 - Bath The International Map Collectors' Society will visit the Dallas Pratt Collection of Historical Maps in the American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor. Meet at 10.00 am in the café. Anne Armitage, Editor and Librarian at the Museum, will talk at 10.30 followed by lunch and visit to rest of the museum. Register with IMCoS Secretariat, Rogues Roost, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PS, UK; fax +44 (0) 1364 631 042.
September 23-25, 2007 - Philadelphia The 2007 International Map Trade Association (Americas) Conference and Trade Show.
September 27-29, 2007 - Philadelphia Map Lectures Impressions of Philadelphia (North American Print Conference)
will feature four map lectures at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 South Sixth Street on Thursday, September 27:
Catharine Dann Roeber, College of William and Mary. 'where is yr map, what no map of the settlements!': William Penn, Thomas Holme, and the Contested Creation of A Map of the Improved Part of the Province of Pennsylvania in America, 1687.
Donald H. Cresswell, The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. Maps of the Delaware River During the American Revolution.
Christopher Lane, The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. John Hills' Plan of the City of Philadelphia and Environs. The curious story of a continuously evolving map.
Aaron Wunsch, University of California Berkeley. Representing the 'Rural': Mapmaking, Landscape Design, and the Rise of Philadelphia's New Urban Landscape, 1840-1860.
Additionally, the conference, hosted by the Philadelphia Print Shop, will offer print-related lecture sessions hosted by cultural institutions throughout Philadelphia, as well as a tour of historic Germantown. To register, please contact Kelli Lucas 215.242.4750 (phone); 215.242.6977 (fax). For details visit http://www.philaprintshop.com/napc2007.html.
September 27, 2007 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Ralph E. Ehrenberg will present Charles A. Lindbergh and His Flying Maps. Eighty years ago this year Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., guided by U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office charts and Rand McNally road maps, electrified the world with his dramatic non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris. During an illustrious aviation career as barnstormer, Army flying cadet, pioneer airmail pilot, and aerial pathfinder for Pan America Airways and Trans World Airlines, Lindbergh collected hundreds of maps, many of which he used for flight planning and aerial navigation. Now housed at the Missouri Historical Society, the American Geographical Society Collection in Milwaukee, and the Smithsonian Institution, this rich treasure trove of cartographic material provides a unique resource for the study of maps and early aviation. In an illustrated lecture, Mr. Ehrenberg will trace Lindbergh's use of maps within the broader context of the development of aerial charting and navigation. Mr. Ehrenberg is a former chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress and former director of the Cartographic Archives Division of the National Archives. His most recent publications include: Mapping the World An Illustrated History of Cartography (National Geographic Books, 2005) and "'Up in the air in more ways than one:' The Emergence of Aviation Cartography in the United States," Cartographies of Travel and Navigation, edited by James Akerman (University of Chicago Press, 2006). He is currently working on a book on the development of the aeronautical chart. For further information, contact Howard Lange 703-532-1605.
September 28-30, 2007 - Venice The 11th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place in Vincenzo Coronelli's native town. In addition to the usual paper presentations, there will be visits to Coronelli's grave at the church Santa Maria Gloriosa die Frari, the Museo Correr and Biblioteca Marciana. Additional information from Ms. Heide Wohlschläger, Dominikanerbastei 21/28, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; fax 43-1-5320824.
October 2, 2007 - Canterbury The Friends of Canterbury Cathedral will have a Canterbury Cathedral Open Evening 5.30pm to 9.30pm. See many interesting displays showing behind the scenes at the Cathedral including a large display of maps and historic documents of Canterbury and East Kent. For information call The Friends' Office on 01227 865292.
October 4, 2007 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets in the Newberry Library at 6:00 PM. Junia Ferreira Furtada (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil ) will speak about The Oracles of Luzo-Brazilian Geography: D'Anville, Luís da Cunha and the Cartography of South America. In 1748, noted French geographer and cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville created an authoritative new map of South American without leaving Paris. He did so largely thanks for the original sources provided by Dom Luís Cunha, a Portugese diplomat. Speaker Junia Ferreira Furtado will discuss how da Cunha's original sources informed the process of D'Anville's mapmaking, how the map was received by the Portugese administrative elite, and how the map figures within the context of cartographic knowledge in the Enlightenment.
October 4, 2007 - Portland, Oregon Lewis and Clark College alumnus Robert L. Hamm will discuss the library's current exhibit of Maps relating to the Pacific Northwest, as well as his personal map collection. The lecture, at 7:00 pm, will be held at Lewis and Clark College, Watzek Library classroom, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd. A reception will follow the lecture.
October 5-6, 2007 - Arlington, Texas The Texas Map Society will have our annual fall meeting. We begin, Friday evening, October 5th, with a bus ride from the Hilton Arlington Hotel, our conference hotel, to Dallas and the campus of Southern Methodist University where attendees will enjoy an opening Reception at the renown DeGolyer Special Collections Library. We will then move over to the Edwin J. Foscue Map Library where we will be treated to a behind-the-scenes preview of their upcoming 65th Anniversary exhibition and a presentation featuring their outstanding World War II map collection. Saturday morning, October 6th, we convene at The University of Texas at Arlington's Central Library at 8:15 a.m. for registration and continental breakfast. At 9:00 a.m. sessions begin with an extraordinary slate of speakers discussing topics ranging from Ramusio to Railroad Maps. In addition, David Finfrock, our favorite Metroplex Meteorologist, will be hosting the annual fall Members Map Forum and urges you to bring a favorite map along to the meeting..."something interesting, something unusual, or something fun!" Contact Kit Goodwin for additional information.
October 7, 2007 - Tsukuba, Japan Hideaki Otsuka, associate professor at the University of Tsukuba will speak about East Asia and World Maps at University of Tsukuba Library, 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
October 9, 2007 - Fallon, Nevada Early Methods of Cartography is the topic of tonight's 7.30 p.m. meeting at Churchill County Museum, 1050 South Maine Street. It is part of the Museum's annual fall lecture series. For more information, contact the Museum at 775-423-3677.
October 11, 2007 - Alexandria Throughout October, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum will be offering several special - and free - programs in conjunction with Virginia Archaeology Month. Among this year's events is a cartographic lecture: Rethinking Captain John Smith's Map in Light of Aboriginal America by Dr. Stephen Potter, Regional Archaeologist for the National Parks Service. The lecture will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street in Old Town. Dr. Potter will use historical linguistics, historical chronology, and a new interpretation from ethnohistory and anthropology to transform Captain John Smith's map into a dynamic cultural landscape upon which to interpret a rapidly changing aboriginal world. Additional information from Ruth Reeder, Museum Educator, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St., #327, Alexandria, VA 22314; tel: 703/838-4399, fax: 703/838-6491.
October 11, 2007 - San Francisco Juan Enriquez:, the author and Biotechonomy CEO, presents his collection of historic maps during a talk titled Mapping the Frontier of Knowledge. at 7:30 p.m., UCSF, Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St.
October 13, 2007 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, in Classroom B, in the South Court's Celeste Bartos Education Center. Neil Good will speak about the controversy surrounding The Norse Discovery of America (but not about the Vinland Map). Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
October 14, 2007 - Valenciennes, Belgium In a short illustrated lecture titled Les premières cartes du Comté de Hainaut [The first maps of the County of Hainaut], Jean-Louis Renteux (Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle Editor) will present a comparative analysis of the two first printed maps of the County of Hainaut, the 1572 map by Jacques de Surhon and the map published in 1567 by Lodovico Guicciardini. Congrès des Sociétés Savantes du Nord de la France on the theme L'image dans la région du Nord, 9.30 - 17.30, Auditorium St-Nicolas, rue Ferrand. Information: M. Desplats +33 327 30 01 80.
October 17, 2007 - Toronto The Upper Canada Map Society at 5.00 sharp will have a tour at the City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road (north of Dupont). Archive staff will give a tour of the facility and exhibit of some of their cartographic holdings. Additional information from Megan Webster.
October 18, 2007 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Barney Krucoff, GIS program manager for the District of Columbia, will present Recent Advances in Washington's GIS Mapping. The District of Columbia has one of the country's leading geographic information systems (GIS) programs. The city makes over 200 layers freely and publicly available and operates an innovative set of Web services that support many public and government applications. The presentation will describe the policy foundations of the program, present the major datasets, demonstrate applications, and answer questions. For further information, contact Howard Lange 703-532-1605.
October 19, 2007 - Oxford The Oxford Hungarian Society will meet in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College at 8 p.m. Antal András Deák will discuss Ferdinando Marsigli and Johann Christoph Müller's Discovery of the Danube (1726). Antal András Deák is assistant director of the Danube Museum, Esztergom He will discuss the concept, history and legacy of this extraordinary pioneering work. Additional information from Kati Evans tel. Oxford 736973.
October 19, 2007 - Yerevan, Armenia How have foreign cartographers (map-makers) delineated Armenian borders over the centuries? Today, why and to what (political?) end is there incorrect use of some geographical terms? London-based author Rouben Galichian, a possessor of an extensive collection of maps, opens a new approach to discovering this question, taking his audience on a journey to explore the way map-makers viewed Armenia throughout the ages, from ancient times to the modern era while speaking about Historical Cartography of Armenia. Lecture is at 7pm, Common Ground, Tpagrichner 9.
October 23, 2007 - Washington Drawn from the world's largest cartographic collection, housed in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, "Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations," by Vincent Virga, has been published by the Library in association with Little, Brown and Company. Comprising 272 pages and more than 250 maps, "Cartographia" celebrates the work of those who have charted the world from the dawn of civilization to the present. Among the rare gems included in the book are the 1507 Waldseemller world map, the first to include the designation "America"; Orelius's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" of 1570, considered to be the first modern atlas; rare maps from Africa, Asia and Oceania that challenge traditional Western perspectives; William Faulkner's hand-drawn 1936 map of the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Miss.; and a map of the human genome. Virga and co-author (and WMS member) Ron Grim will discuss "Cartographia" as part of the Library's Books & Beyond author series at 6 p.m. in the Montpelier Room, located on the sixth floor of the Library's James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (202) 707-5221.
October 24, 2007 - London Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly used by historians, archaeologists, and others with an interest in the geographies of the past. To date take-up has been hampered by a lack of understanding of what GIS is and what it has to offer to these disciplines. GIS in Historical Research, a free workshop at King's College London, Strand Campus, is sponsored by the ESRC's Research Seminars Competition and hosted by the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS). The workshop will provide a basic introduction to GIS both as an approach to academic study and as a technology. Its key aims are: to establish why the use of GIS is important in the study of history; to stress the key abilities offered by GIS: the capacity to integrate, analyse and visualise a wide range of data from both the social sciences and the arts and humanities; to show the pitfalls associated with GIS and thus encourage a more informed and subtle understanding of the technology; and to provide a basic introduction to GIS software.
October 25, 2008 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 6:00 PM in the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway. Scott R. McEathron will talk about The Kansas Pocket Maps of Otis B. Gunn and David T. Mitchell: A Case of Nineteenth Century Promotional Cartography. Otis B. Gunn and David T. Mitchell, each created a map independently in 1859, and then combined to publish the map Gunn & Mitchell's New Map of Kansas in 1861. This talk explores the publishing history of that map. Several editions of the map were published until 1866. McEathron's thesis is that although initially the map was a promotional piece aimed at participants of the Colorado Gold Rush, the subsequent primary market for the map were the immigrants seeking land in eastern Kansas. Our speaker, Scott R. McEathron is Map & Geography Librarian and Head of the T. R. Smith Map Collections of the University of Kansas Libraries. He has numerous publications in the areas of cartography and map librarianship. Please note that we are honored to have Scott McEathron as a special speaker and have accommodated his travel schedule by moving our meeting to a Thursday night. Because the usual meeting room at DPL was booked, we have also relocated our meeting to the Colorado History Museum which is directly across Broadway from DPL.
October 25-27, 2008 - Denver The Western Association of Map Libraries will hold its Fall 2007 Meeting at the Denver Public Library, Main Branch, 10 W. 14th Parkway. There will be several talks about maps and mapping. Additional information from Christopher J.J. Thiry, Map Librarian, Colorado School of Mines, 1400 Illinois, Golden, CO 80401; phone 303-273-3697, fax 303-273-3199.
October 25, 2007 - London Gallery talk about exhibition Mapping the Imagination: Historic and Contemporary Maps at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Meet at the Meeting Point in the Grand Entrance at 13.00.
October 25, 2007 - Oxford The 15th Annual Series of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography meets from 5.00pm to 6.30pm at the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Keith Lilley (Queen's University Belfast) will discuss Cartographic veracity in medieval mapping: new findings from digitizing the Gough Map of Great Britain. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119, Fax: 01865 277139.
October 26, 2007 - Salt Lake City The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month in October with a series of free research classes at noon. Classes will be held in the courtyard meeting room of the State Archives building at 346 S. Rio Grande St. (455 West). Free parking is available in the lot immediately north of the Rio Grande Depot. Today's class features Using Maps in Research, by Rod Swaner, Utah State Archives. For more information, call Glen Fairclough at 801-531-3841.
October 27, 2007 - Washington Washington Map Society members are invited at 2:00 p.m. to have an inside look at how a major newspaper, operating on deadline, comes up with just the right map to support and illustrate a story. During a tour of The Washington Post's News Art Department, we will see how cartographers, assisted by graphic artists and page designers, use a variety of computer applications to turn assignments into finished maps, often with no more than an hour of lead time, start to finish. The cartographers have to be ready to depict anything from a neighborhood to the world; to focus on streets, statistics, politics or the physical world; and to turn out a product from two inches to two pages wide. The Post staff will take us through their workflow and demonstrate computer applications. The tour will be preceded by an optional get-together over lunch at the nearby Corner Bakery. For further information, contact Howard Lange 703-532-1605.
October 27, 2007 - Frederick, Maryland at 6:30 p.m. Cartographic Associates will host its annual Open House for members of the Washington Map Society. This year's event will feature the Eric Wolf Collection of maps that were his personal and most coveted items in his collection. Also, featured will be the map collection of the late General Earl Wheeler, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The reception will take place at Frederick's Best Antiques & Decorative Art, 307 East Second Street, Frederick, Maryland. RSVP by October 23rd. Contact: Chase Barnett, 1-888-513-MAPS (6277).
October 30, 2007 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet at 5.30pm in Harrods Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street. David Beckingham (Research Student, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, and Emmanuel College) will discuss Cartography as a tool of social reform: drink maps of nineteenth-century Liverpool. All are welcome. For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476. Refreshments will be available after the seminar.
November 1, 2007 - London Maps and Society Seventeenth Series Programme - Dr Keith Lilley (Department of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast). Mapping the Realm: New Perspectives on the Gough Map of Great Britain (c.1280-c.1360). - 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.
November 2, 2007 - Greensboro The William P. Cumming Map Society invites you to attend a lecture by Roberta Williams, Department or Geography, University of North Carolina, Greensboro at 3.00 PM in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium, Spring Garden and Tate Streets. Ms. Williams will speak about Nineteenth Century Bird's Eye Views: Portraits of the American Dream. The Bird's Eye View was popularized in the mid to late 19th Century and is a truly fascinating combination of cartography and artistry. For additional information and the dinner planned afterwards please contact Roberta Williams via UNCG Geography Dept. 336.334.5388.
November 2-3, 2007 - Bath The American Museum in Britain and the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford will sponsor a symposium New World Cartographies: Mapping America, 1500-1776, to be held at Claverton Manor. This symposium, which will be held in conjunction with an exhibition of maps of early America at the Museum, will focus on cartographic representations (and misrepresentations) of America before the Declaration of Independence in 1776 which gave rise to the present-day United States. Issues to be considered may include: the significance of imaginative projections of America; the uses of science to map the new continent; interrelations between various conceptions of territory, colony, nation and continent in the New World; Native American representations of space and place; the iconographic idea of America; changing ideas about America between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment eras; associations between maps and politics. This symposium should be of interest to those interested in the history of exploration and cartography, as well as those involved with the study of early American history, geography and culture. The plenary address will be delivered by Professor Matthew Edney, Colonial New England in Multiple Geographical Discourses. Additional information from Assistant Director, Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG.
November 2-3, 2007 - Gold Coast, Australia The 2007 International Map Trade Association (Asia-Pacific) Conference and Trade Show.
November 3, 2007 - Chicago The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, will have two programs today in Ruggles Hall.
At 10:00am Michael Conzen (University of Chicago) will discuss Making "Mapping Manifest Destiny:" The Curator's Challenge. How does a scholar go about choosing fewer than sixty maps to communicate his knowledge of a vast topic to a public audience? This was the challenge geographer Michael Conzen faced in curating an exhibit on the crucial role that maps played in extending the American nation to the Pacific Ocean. Maps paved the way for empire, for state-building, for economic exploitation, and for social advancement. How did he find a theme to follow within the confines of an exhibition? How are maps chosen for display and interpretation, and how do we "read" them with an understanding eye? Immediately following the lecture, Michael Conzen will be available in the exhibition galleries to answer questions about "Mapping Manifest Destiny".
At 1:30 pm there will be a panel discussion Mapping American Frontiers, from Waldseemüller to Rand McNally with Seymour Schwartz (Rochester, New York); James Akerman, Robert Karrow, and Diane Dillon (the Newberry Library). How do mapmakers and map users negotiate frontiers? A map collector, geographer, map curator, and art historian discuss how maps have defined and re-defined America, from the emergence of the Waldseemüller map in 1507, to early modern and modern maps interested in Native Americans, to the creation of the modern grid, to railroad maps for rnigrants and tourists.
November 3, 2007 - Chicago The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, at 2:00 PM will have Ryan Williams (Curator of Archaeological Science, The Field Museum) discuss GPS: Modern Mapping of Ancient Environments. Learn how Global Positioning Systems are used for more than just directions. Hear how Field Museum scientists use GPS technology to see how ancient peoples interacted with their environment and find out if being "eco-friendly" really is a new trend. Free with Museum admission. No reservation is required.
November 3, 2007 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, in Classroom B, in the South Court's Celeste Bartos Education Center. John Hessler, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, will speak about Deforming History: A Phenomenological and Computational Study of the 1507 and 1516 World Maps of Martin Waldseemüller. He will update what the Library of Congress is doing with the 1507 and 1516 maps and describe the results of their spectroscopic analysis and computer models. He will also tell us about his new translation of Waldseemüller's Cosmographiae Introductio. Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
November 4, 2007 - Chicago Mapping the Global Environment - Three engaging scholars examine how we can use mapped data to better understand problems and changes in our global environment at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, 3:00-4:30 PM. Tom Koch, respected expert on medical geography, uses medical maps to track environmental contributions to historical infectious diseases. Mark Monmonier, professor of Geography at Syracuse Univ., uses mapping to pinpoint and analyze potential environmental hazards. Geographer John Cloud, who is studying the history of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, studies maps to glean insights into the politicization of science during the Cold War.
November 6, 2007 - London Professor Roger Kain, CBE, University of Exeter, will discuss The mapping of English towns, 1700-1850: a locally oriented record at the Archives and History Seminar in Ecclesiastical History Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street at 5.30 p.m.
November 6, 2007 - New York The Explorers Club in partnership with the Hakluyt Society request the pleasure of your attendance at the third Thoresen Foundation Lecture on the History of Exploration: Cathay and the Way Thither: Cartography of the Northern Passages 1550-1700 by Sarah Tyacke, C.B., F.S.A., Leverhulme Emeritus Research Fellow & Professor in the History of Cartography, University of London. There will be a reception at 6:30 pm and lecture at 7:30 pm at The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street. Members and public are admitted free of charge but reservations are required. Seating is limited; first come first served. Reserve via email@example.com or 212-628-8383.
November 8-10, 2007 - Hong Kong The 4th International Symposium on LBS and TeleCartography, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
November 8-10, 2007 - Chicago The 16th series Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures will be held at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. This year's series, Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, examines recent trends the study of the mapmaking by the ancient cultures ringing the ancient Mediterranean Sea. The series has been organized for the Smith Center by Dr. Richard Talbert (University of North Carolina-Chapel), and will include seven papers on topics ranging from urban to cosmological mapping. Please all inquiries about the Nebenzahl Lectures to the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography by email or by phone 312-255-3659. A festival of map exhibitions will be occurring in Chicago at the time of this meeting.
November 10, 2007 - Paris The sixth edition of the Paris Map-fair will be held 11.00-18.00 again in Hotel Ambassador, 16 Blvd Haussmann, in the heart of Paris, just 2 minutes from the famous Opera Garnier and the major department stores, also located near Montmartre and the Louvre museum. There will be a cocktail reception and dinner on Friday night, November 9th. Reservation for the dinner is required and open to all, seat availability is limited, reserve now.
November 11-13, 2007 - Chicago The Society for the History of Discoveries annual meeting will be at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. A festival of map exhibitions will be occurring in Chicago at the time of this meeting. For additional information contact Tom Sander.
November 14, 2007 - Durham, New Hampshire The annual Geographical Information System (GIS) Day Conference and College Fair at the University of New Hampshire will feature a travel, tourism and recreation cartographic exhibition and a keynote presentation by Tom Patterson, senior cartographer of the U.S. National Park Service. Patterson will speak about the mapping of Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and how the park is being affected by climate change. GIS Day 2007 will be held at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) on the UNH Durham campus and will feature over 150 global, regional, and local maps as well as satellite images of some of the most beautiful sites around the world.
November 15, 2007 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 pm in Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.. Peter Barber (The British library) will discuss A Mirror of England: Maps and English Mentalities, 1500-1620. Educated sixteenth century Englishmen regarded maps with much the same wonder and enthusiasm that their twentieth century counterparts did computers. They ensured that the maps that they commissioned, or even produced themselves, gave information about a wide variety of topics, far beyond the purely geographical. The maps helped them to understand their environment - and help us, today, to understand them, their problems, and their priorities. Reservations are strongly recommended; call 312-255-3689.
November 15, 2007 - New York Join Vincent Virga, author of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, for a book review at The Cooper Union, Wollman Auditorium, 51 Astor Place (between 3rd and 4th Avenues) at 6:30 PM.
November 15, 2007 - 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. Martin Brückner, Associate Professor of English and material culture studies at the University of Delaware, will present The Spectacle of Maps in Antebellum America. Prof. Brückner specializes in American literature and culture from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. His presentation examines the cultural significance of wall maps in the United States between 1776 and 1860. His survey of how wall maps were represented in the visual and literary arts shows how wall maps were popular props in early American performance culture and actively shaped public rituals and domestic ideology. For further information, contact Howard Lange 703-532-1605.
November 16, 2007 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle will organize an international conference (09:30-18:00) at the Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, devoted to the exhibition Formatting Europe - Mapping a Continent. The conference is part of the BIMCC's contribution to the cultural festival - Europalia.europa - which will present the culture of Europe and its 27 Member States. Speakers invited are Dr Peter Barber (London), Dr Angelo Cattaneo (Florence), Dr Markus Heinz (Berlin), Dr Bernard Jouret (Brussels), Mag. Jan Mokre (Vienna), Prof Gilles Palsky (Paris), and Dr Peter van der Krogt (Utrecht). Conference Chairman will be Prof Günter Schilder (Utrecht). Among the subjects addressed will be: European town views by Braun and Hogenberg, 19th century statistical maps and satirical maps, globes as European products of science and culture, a Belgian contribution to European relief mapping, and Europe as seen by Italian and German map makers in the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment. The official opening of the exhibition of maps Formatting Europe - Mapping a Continent will take place at the conclusion of the conference. Additional information from Secretary Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, 2610 Antwerpen; tel 03/440 10 81.
November 16, 2007 - Le Havre Autour De D'Apres De Mannevillette - Savant navigateur havrais du siècle des Lumières, hydrographe de la Compagnie des Indes, auteur du Neptune Oriental - Journee D'Etude Au Havre entre Universitaires et historiens locaux coorganisée par le CHRH et le CIRTAI à l'occasion du tricentenaire de la naissance de ce grand marin qui fit progresser la science nautique.
November 17, 2007 - Chicago The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, at 2:00 PM will have Robert W Karrow, Jr., and James Akerman (The Newberry Library) present Bringing "Maps" to Chicago. The exhibit "Maps: Finding Our Place in the World" features more than one hundred of the world's greatest maps, many of which have never been seen in Chicago. Join Maps co-curators Karrow and Akerman for a behind-the- scenes look at how a diverse team of anthropologists, cartographers and exhibition specialists charted a course to bring these magnificent maps to The Field Museum. Free with Field Museum admission.
November 23-24, 2007 - Breda, The Netherlands The tenth edition of the European Map and Book Fair, Breda will be held Friday 14.00-20.00 and Saturday 11.00-17.00 hrs in the "Grote Kerk" the magnificent medieval church in the old city centre. There will also be a exhibition of maps and prints of the Dukedom of Brabant.
November 29, 2007 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 pm in Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.. Susan Schulten (University of Denver) will discuss The Cartography of Slavery and the Authority of Statistics. Statistical cartography came relatively late to the United States. One of the first American examples of this genre is a map of slavery published in 1861 that was of special interest to Lincoln during the war. What does this map tell us about the secession crisis, contemporary understandings of the war, and the organization of information? The slavery map is both a product of change - in terms of cartographic techniques, the development of the census, and the secession crisis - but also an example of the power maps have to shape decision-making and our understanding of reality. Reservations are strongly recommended; call 312-255-3689.
November 29, 2007 - London Maps and Society Seventeenth Series Programme - Dr Margaret Small (History, Keele University). Complementing the Text: The Maps of G. B. Ramusio's Navigazioni e Viaggi (1554-1559) - 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.
November 30, 2007 - Paris The 'History of Cartography' commission of the French Committee of Cartography has the pleasure to announce that this annual conference will be held at Musée du Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers. To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of the famous "ingenieur du roi" Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707), the main topic chosen for the conference is French cartography at the time of Vauban. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des cartes et Plans, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris; Tél : 01 53 79 83 59, Fax : 01 53 79 83 61.
November 30 - December 2, 2007 - Cambridge Dr Lucy Donkin. will give a course Mapping The Middle Ages at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. The course explores the medieval worldview through a wide range of cartographical material, from illustrated itineraries to mappaemundi, paying particular attention to the treatment of the British Isles. Questions of context and function will be discussed with reference to the ways in which the maps reflect geographical knowledge; express religious and cultural ideas; and represent the past and present.
December 1, 2007 - Rovigo, Italy Cartografie tra storia e Web - Giornata di studi - Sala Oliva - Accademia dei Concordi
December 3-6, 2007 - Chicago Cosmic Cartography / Mapping the Universe from the Big Bang to the Present is about the role of maps and mapping in the development of our understanding of the Universe. Maps are a vital step in the analysis and visualization of astrophysical data and are often the dividing line between data analysis of the properties of the instrument and the analysis connecting the data to theory. The conference explores the challenges of making and using maps for astronomy and cosmology on scales ranging from the Galaxy to the visible Universe. Each of the first three conference days is a summary of mapping at a different scale. The final day is an exploration of what will come next, including maps currently under development and plans for mapping in the more distant future. The Conference, part of the Chicago Festival of Maps, will be held at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive).
December 7-9, 2007 - Chicago Chicago Maps the Cosmos: A Cosmology Short Course for Museum & Planetarium Staff is a three-day, intensive short course that will highlight cartography on the grandest scales: mapping the cosmos at The University of Chicago, The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 5640 S. Ellis Ave. It will explore the ethereal science of cosmology in the concrete terms of the observed hierarchical structure of the universe - which we have only recently come to understand. Chicago Maps the Cosmos will explore our current understanding of the cosmos from the perspective of those who are at the forefront of investigating it, and it will provide participants with the tools they need to bring the excitement of discovery back to their home institutions. Chicago Maps the Cosmos will also encompass the broader themes of Festival of Maps: Chicago - cartography, discovery, exploration, inspiration and showcasing the local riches of the city of Chicago.
December 8, 2007 - Chicago The Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, and the Graham School of General Studies will host the symposium, Mapping the World from Ancient Babylon to the Ottoman Empire, which will draw speakers from the region and the nation. To register for the symposium, please call the Museum Education Office at (773) 702-9507.
December 8, 2007 - New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street, in Classroom B, in the South Court's Celeste Bartos Education Center. Artist/illustrator David Suter will discuss the use of the map as a symbolic form in his work as an illustrator for The New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications. Additional information from Sy Amkraut, president.
December 12, 2007 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 pm in Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.. Michael Friendly (York University, Toronto) will discuss Maps and Diagrams: The Golden Age of Statistical Graphics. Statistical graphics and data visualization have a long history, but their modern forms began only in the early 1800s. Between 1840 and 1910, there occurred an explosive growth in both the general use of graphic methods and the range of topics to which they were applied. Innovations were prodigious and some of the most exquisite graphics ever produced appeared, resulting in what Professor Friendly calls, "The Golden Age of Statistical Graphics." Reservations are strongly recommended; call 312-255-3689.
December 13, 2007 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Patrick O'Neill will present Hi Ho Silver!! No Way!!! Mineral Wealth, Land Speculation, and the Development of Texas. Mr. O'Neill is an archaeologist and historian, and is President-elect of the Archeological Society of Virginia. His detailed analysis of the rich cartographic history of Texas reveals that the Spanish originally settled the region largely on the hope of finding silver. The dream of mineral wealth continued with the Mexican and Republic of Texas governments, affecting the location of the United States border as well as the building of the first transcontinental railroad, and gave birth to the legend of the Lone Ranger! For further information, contact Howard Lange 703-532-1605.
December 18, 2007 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at the Denver Public Library on the fifth floor in the Gates Room at 6:00 p.m. The Changing Face of Colorado - County Boundaries 1861-1913 will be presented by Tom Overton. "I hope to cover the changes, the reasons behind those changes and a little about some of the people who the counties were named for." Tom will be introducing the first official publication of the Rocky Mountain Map Society: Occasional Paper Series, No. 1, "Atlas of Colorado Counties 1861-2001". Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting. Additional information from Jim Hensinger.