Cartography - Archive 2014 Calendar of Events


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January 11, 2014 – New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm in the 6th Floor Conference Room, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street. What does the Portolan chart reveal about the people for whom they were made and the culture in which they were created? Beautiful and rare, northwestern Mediterranean portolan charts—the earliest existing nautical charts—date from the late thirteenth century. Because portolan charts deviate from known cartographic norms, and because no documentary data survives, these medieval progenitors of Google maps remain enigmatic to modern viewers and scholars.In her talk, Semiology of Portolan Charts: A Narrative of Time and Space, Zhennya Slootskin employs a semiological approach to shed light on portolan charts. She explores the meaning of their geometrical symbology, the toponyms which mark long-extinct cities and towns, and the peculiar topographical shapes used to delineate familiar countries and regions around the Mediterranean Sea. In such an analysis, these intriguing maps not only reveal the nature of their use and cultural context, but also enhance our understanding of the language, signs,and structures used in historic and contemporary cartography.



January 16, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Dr Elizabeth Upper (University of Cambridge) will discuss Colour Printing in the Renaissance: The Strasbourg Edition of Ptolemy’s Geography (1513). This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, The International Map Collectors' Society, and Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



January 16, 2014 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street, SE, to view its map collection with WMS member Dr. Erin C. Blake, the Library’s Curator of Art & Special Collections. Dr. Blake will discuss Map Treasures of the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has hosted the Map Society previously (most recently in February 2010), to great acclaim, and the Folger Library is a wonderful spot to spend a Winter evening. For additional information contact Ted Callaway, phone 202-879-5418.



January 18, 2014 – Simi Valley, California The California Map Society southern VP John Fleming has arranged a visit to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Dr. There will be a select group of speakers followed by an extended docent guided tour of the museum. Additional information from Pat Boyce, CMS Secretary.



January 18, 2014 - Windsor, North Carolina A map lecture will be held at Hope Plantation, 132 Hope House Road. Jay Lester will discuss To David Stone and Peter Brown, Esq.: this first actual survey of the state of North Carolina taken by the subscribers is respectfully dedicated: The Story of the 1808 Price-Strother Map, at the Hope Plantation Visitor Center at 1:00 PM. A tour of the house will be provided, in addition to a display of maps currently in the collection at the Visitor Center. Hope Plantation was the home of David Stone, one of the men to whom the Price-Strother map was dedicated.



January 19, 2014 – Montreal A lecture, in French, related to the exhibition 20 000 Leagues Over Land and Sea - Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography will be held at the Stewart Museum starting at 2 p.m. Maps have always been much more than just simple graphic representations of geographic areas. Ancient cartography gives us access to an exciting world at the crossroads of science, politics and aesthetics. Hélène Buteau will discuss Les plans anciens, outils de recherche et d'interprétation archéologique. Only $8 including access to exhibitions. Free coffee. Reservations required, Monday to Friday, at 514 861-6701, ext. 227. A minimum of 10 persons is required. Places are limited.



January 19, 2014 – Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle will have a social gathering with "show and tell" of mapping items you wish to bring at the home of Bruce and Eleanor Knowles in Williamsburg at 4:00 pm. For a program, we will have opportunity to show some map-related items we may have. Do give some thought about what you might bring to show. Additional information from Ted Edwards.



January 21, 28, 2014 – Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society program director Chris Lane has organized a pair of RMMS meetings at the new Colorado History Museum, 1200 Broadway. Meetings are scheduled for 6:00 PM on January 21 and January 28, and will be limited to 25 people per meeting because of limited space at the museum. Patrick Fraker will introduce RMMS members to some of the historic maps in the museum’s collection. Please e-mail Chris Lane to make a reservation.



January 22, 2014 – Washington At noon Edward Redmond of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress; and Kimberli Curry of the Interpretive Programs Office will talk about The Buell Map and the Life of Abel Buell. The talk will take place at the Great Hall North Gallery on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E.



January 23, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Catherine Dunlop, Assistant Professor of History, Montana State University, will discuss The Woman Who Mapped the French Republic: Augustine Fouillée’s Cartographic Tour de France. The classroom geography reader “Le Tour de la France par deux enfants” (The Tour de France by Two Children), first published in 1877 and re-printed well into the twentieth century, was one of the bestselling French books of all time.



January 24, 2014 - Westfield, New Jersey The West Fields Chapter, Sons of The American Revolution welcomes the public and members for a discussion on Cartography of Colonial Times 1570-1800. The presentation will focus on European maps from pre-colonization to the early Republic with an emphasis on the period of the War for Independence. An amateur historian, the presenter Ira Jersey is a George Washington Fellow of the Sons of the American Revolution, as well as, secretary of the organization's West Fields New Jersey Chapter. He is also on the board of the Association of Blauvelt Descendants, a member of the North American Vexillological Association and a friend of the Holland Society of New York. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m., in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building located at 425 E. Broad St.


February 5, 2014 – Washington At noon Julie Miller of the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, will discuss Indian People and Places on Abel Buell’s 1784 Map of the United States. The talk will take place at the Great Hall North Gallery on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E.



February 6, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Kenneth Morgan (Brunel University) will discuss Flinders and the Cartography of Australia 1795–1815. This meeting is sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, The International Map Collectors' Society, and Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



February 8-9, 2014 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street. 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 contact Hilda Masip, Map Fair Coordinator, at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flager St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618.



February 8, 2014 – New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm in the 6th Floor Conference Room, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street. Guest speaker Sarah Farmer will discuss Crisis Mapping. Crisis mappers are online teams who turn Internet data—tweets, Facebook posts, messages sent to crisis mapping sites, satellite images—into usable information which is then broadcast to people affected by the crisis, or analyzed and transmitted to such crisis responders as the United Nations.



February 9, 2014 – Montreal A lecture, in French, related to the exhibition 20 000 Leagues Over Land and Sea - Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography will be held at the Stewart Museum starting at 2 p.m. Maps have always been much more than just simple graphic representations of geographic areas. Ancient cartography gives us access to an exciting world at the crossroads of science, politics and aesthetics. Stefano Biondo and Joë Bouchard will discuss La fascinante carte polaire de Gérard Mercator: croyances et connaissances sur le Nord du monde au XVIe siècle. Only $8 including access to exhibitions. Free coffee. Reservations required, Monday to Friday, at 514 861-6701, ext. 227. A minimum of 10 persons is required. Places are limited.



February 13, 2014 – Oxford The 21st Annual Series Oxford Seminars in Cartography Field Trip will be a visit to St John's College Archives and Library. Number attending is limited. If you wish to attend, please reply to Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, the British Cartographic Society, the Charles Close Society, and the School of Geography and the Environment.



February 15, 2014 – Milan The second edition of the Milano Map Fair, the only specialized map fair in Italy, will be held at the Hotel Michelangelo, piazza Duca d'Aosta (in front of Milan Central Station). Opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m. This event brings together around 30 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers.



February 18, 2014 – Brugge The Brussels Map Circle will have an excursion to Brugge Cultuurbibliotheek and Openbare Bibliotheek. At 14.30, visit to the Cultuurbibliotheek, Magdalenastraat 30, where the Librarian, Claude Anthierens, will receive us, to show the cartographic treasures of their collection. The visit will be guided, in Dutch; ad-hoc translation into English will be provided to those members requiring assistance. After the visit, participants could enjoy a meal together, in a good restaurant on the Market place of Brugge. At 20.00, in the Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge, Kuipersstraat 3), BIMCC member Jan De Graeve will give a lecture (in Dutch) introducing the cosmography of the 16th century and the book Cosmografia of Sebastian Münster. A fully colored copy of this Cosmografia (Basel: Henricus Petri, 1552) has recently been acquired by the Library and will be exhibited.



February 19, 2014 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire Four centuries ago this year, Captain John Smith — soldier, explorer, Jamestown founder and New World promoter — returned to America in a voyage to the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts Bay. He named the region "New England," gave his own name to the rocky islands we now call the Isles of Shoals and published a map that spurred the region's first English efforts at colonization. The Portsmouth Athenaeum's 2014 Program Series will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Smith's voyage. History buffs and inquiring minds are invited to explore native and European mapping systems; investigate the legacies of New England's early fishing industry; and consider Smith's place in the wider context of European exploration in the first decades of the 17th century. Program Series events begin at 7 p.m. in the Research Library of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square. Call 431-2538, Ext. 2 for reservations, as seating is limited. These events are free to Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends; $10 for nonmembers. Today Matthew H. Edney will discuss What’s a Portrait Doing on this Map? Reconsidering John Smith’s Map of New England. Few early maps are as burdened with myth and misconception as John Smith’s map of New England; almost every aspect of the map has been misunderstood. For instance, why is there a portrait of Smith on his map when no other maps of the period bear a likeness of their makers? This program will reveal how the map is less a precise record of Smith’s 1614 voyage and more a complex portrait of a man, a region, and a colonial ideal. Matthew Edney is an Osher Professor in the History of Cartography at the University of Southern Maine. Born in Great Britain, he has published widely on the history of maps and mapping.



February 20, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Paul Patraitis will present Mapping Chicago’s Other Lake.



February 20, 2014 – Washington The Washington Map Society will have a Members Map Evening. Up to 12 members of the WMS are invited to bring a map of special significance to them, and describe a bit about it to the assembled group. Please note this is a different program than was originally scheduled for February, and it will be held at a different venue. Those of you who are interested in bringing a map to discuss with the group, please e-mail Ted Callaway or J.C. McElveen and advise one of us which map you would like to bring. The first 12 members to respond will be the presenters. The meeting will be held at the law offices of Jones Day. Please use the 300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. entrance between Louisiana Ave. and D Street, N.W. Our program meeting will start at the usual time, 7:00 PM. For attendees using Metro, Jones Day is located between Judiciary Square and Union Station on the Red Line. For additional information contact Ted Callaway, phone 202-879-5418.



February 23, 2013 – San Francisco Bay Area Map Group of the California Map Society will meet with the Book Club of California Library Committee from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Please do bring spouses, partners, and friends. Friends will be free guests. Please RSVP to Len Rothman.



February 25, 2014 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street at 5.30pm. Jerry Brotton (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London) will speak about The terrestrial globe under globalisation. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.



February 26, 2014 – Philadelphia Ms. Anya Galli, Graduate Fellow, University of Maryland Program for Society and Environment, will lay out for the Philadelphia Map Society how the Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station is mapping the network of stewardship organizations serving Philadelphia in coordination with Stew-Maps in other major cities. 5:15 to 7 PM, Center City location to be announced, dinner to follow. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman.



February 27, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Dale Kedwards (Department of English and Related Literature, University of York) will discuss A View from the North? The Medieval Maps of Iceland. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, The International Map Collectors' Society, and Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



February 27, 2014 – Madison, Wisconsin Exhibition curator Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez will give a lecture, The map is on the edge, the truth is in the margins at 5:30 p.m. in room L140 of the Conrad A. Elvehjem building on the UW–Madison campus. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Marginalia in cARTography.



February 27, 2014 – Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle will meet at 5:00 pm. Don Malone will present Mapping the Great Game at the Williamsburg Landing room where we met recently. Some social time and refreshments will follow. Additional information from Ted Edwards.



March 4, 2014 - Madison Wisconsin Panel discussion with Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, Woodward Fellow; Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian; Tom Tews, Geography Librarian; and Jude Leimer, Managing Editor, History of Cartography Project. This panel presentation is part of The World at Your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall, hosted by Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, cosponsored by the Robinson Map Library, the Geography Library, and the History of Cartography Project. Discussion is 5:30–6:30 p.m in Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. It will be followed with tours of the Robinson Map Library and Geography Library.



March 6, 2014 – Oxford The 21st Annual Series Oxford Seminars in Cartography runs from 5.00pm to 6.30pm at the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. John Davies (Editor of Sheetlines, journal of the Charles Close Society) will speak about Soviet Intelligence Plans for the British Isles. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, the British Cartographic Society, the Charles Close Society, and the School of Geography and the Environment. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



March 7-8, 2014 - Arlington, Virginia The 39th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair includes maps offered by map and book dealers. March 7 from 5:00-9:00pm; March 8 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission fee. Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive.



March 8, 2014 – New York Join the New York Map Society at 2:30 pm for a very special members-only event: once again, we’re holding a map “show-and-tell” event at a secret location (a different location from last year’s). Fortified by wine, treats, and each other’s company, we’ll settle in while a number of members give short (10 minutes) map-related presentations. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Connie Brown: she will give you the address. Furthermore, let Connie know if you’d like to give a “show-and-tell”—first come, first serve for presentations, since we are limiting the number to 6 or 7. Presenters may bring primary materials or a laptop—WiFi available. You don’t have to share a map to attend—this is a great opportunity to socialize with other NYMS members and learn about their interests. Not a member? RSVP yes to Connie and bring a membership check to the event.



March 8, 2014 – Valletta, Malta The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Map Society will be held at Pardo Hall, Merchants Street, at 10.30am. Additional information from Rod Lyon.



March 9, 2014 – Montreal A lecture, in French, related to the exhibition 20 000 Leagues Over Land and Sea - Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography will be held at the Stewart Museum starting at 2 p.m. Maps have always been much more than just simple graphic representations of geographic areas. Ancient cartography gives us access to an exciting world at the crossroads of science, politics and aesthetics. Jean-François Palomino will discuss Cartographes de cabinet. Only $8 including access to exhibitions. Free coffee. Reservations required, Monday to Friday, at 514 861-6701, ext. 227. A minimum of 10 persons is required. Places are limited.



March 13, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Professor George Tolias (Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens) will discuss Adornments and Metaphors: Illustrations on the Early Printed Maps of Greece. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, The International Map Collectors' Society, and Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



March 15, 2014 – Boulder, Colorado The Rocky Mountain Map Society has arranged a group tour of the map collection of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder at 10 AM. The tour will be followed by lunch at Fate Brewing Company at 12:30 PM. RSVPs are suggested, but not required. RSVP to Chris Lane, RMMS Program Director. There is no limit on group size. The group tour will be held in conjunction with the annual RMMS meeting and election of officers.



March 15, 2014 – Brussels The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Brussels Map Circle will be held at 15.30 at Rue Royale / Koningsstraat 80. All current (paid-up) Active Members are invited to participate. The agenda will be sent out to Active Members by separate mail, by our President. To register, please fill the 'Registration form'.
The meeting will be followed by a Map Evening at 18.00. 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. To register, please fill the 'Registration form'.



March 15, 2014 - Lexington, Massachusetts In the Spring of 2014, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Inc. (National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, is offering the first part of a series of programs related to the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps. All programs are free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. Today at 12 noon, in anticipation of Matthew Edney’s lecture at 2 PM, Polly Kienle, Public Programs Coordinator, will lead this Gallery Talk focused on Revolutionary War-era maps from the Museum’s collection. At 2 PM, Matthew Edney, Osher Professor, History of Cartography, Univ. of Southern Maine, will speak about General Hugh, Earl Percy's Use of the Map of New England during the American Revolution. How did British officers know the landscape of New England at the start of the revolution, whether strategically, tactically, or logistically? This public lecture considers the evidence provided by the annotations made on Hugh, Earl Percy's personal copy of the standard map of New England, together with the variety of maps available in the period, to outline the distinct kinds of geographical knowledge possessed by the British military in Boston in 1774-1775.



March 16, 2014 – Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet in the American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor, east wing, of the UWM Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Ave. Valerie van Heest, (Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates, Holland, MI) will speak about the wreck of the steamer “Lady Elgin” in Lake Michigan. Light refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm, presentation begins at 7:00pm.



March 19, 2014 - Charlottesville The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. Today at 2 pm in the auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library/Mary and David Harrison Institute on the UVa campus, there is a session titled Jefferson, Geography, and Maps. Joel Kovarksy (The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision) will discuss the foundational importance of geography and maps in almost all of Jefferson's life-long pursuits.



March 20, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Amanda Murphyao, PhD Candidate at Carleton University, will discuss To hell and gone:” Cartoon Maps of Alaska since 1867.



March 20, 2014 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. Ira Lourie, a long-time member of the Washington Map Society, will speak on The Development of a Rarity Index for Alvin J. Johnson’s U. S. Maps: A Discussion of the Concept and Implementation. Dr. Lourie has written several interesting articles in issues 49 and 83 of “The Portolan” on the mapping activities of A.J. Johnson, and this presentation will discuss further research Dr. Lourie has done on this 19th century mapmaker and entrepreneur. Dr. Lourie is a Child Psychiatrist who fell in love with maps in the 1970s, and who has been writing on the subject since the 1980s. Both of the Portolan articles, and much more, can be found online. For additional information contact Ted Callaway, phone 202-879-5418.



March 24, 2014 - New York The New York Map Society will have a special event at 6:30 pm at 6th Floor Conference Room, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street: The Art of Cartography: Connie Brown's Hand-painted Maps. For twenty years, Connie Brown has painted custom maps for clients—individuals, organizations, and companies. Each map presents cartographic and aesthetic challenges. She has mapped private properties, favorite places, exotic travels, family genealogies and diasporas, life histories, school campuses, and environmental/historical regions. In this illustrated lecture the audience will see examples of her maps, hear their backstories, and learn how a painter-cum-cartographer combines 21st century geography with traditional manuscript map-making methods. Guest speaker Connie Brown has formal training in neither cartography nor art; years ago, she learned her trade by scrutinizing antique maps and adapting techniques tosuit her needs. She has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, House & Garden, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Forbes FYI, Vogue, and The Times of India. Her maps reside in numerous private collections and in the Map Division of the New York Public Library. Besides making maps, she teaches manuscript map-making workshops in her Durham, Connecticut studio and in New York City. She lectures on her own work and on the internet-fueled 21st century cartographic renaissance.



March 26, 2014 - Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Shrewsbury Historical Society presents County Atlases and Maps as Historical Resources with Tom Kelleher at 7 p.m. This free presentation will be held at the 1830 Brick Schoolhouse on the Town Common. Listen to a brief history of map-making in 19th century America, along with illustrated tips on how to use these often overlooked yet readily available resources to research local history. The presentation will also highlight a map of Shrewsbury from 1870 and resources at the library at Old Sturbridge Village. Kelleher is a historian and curator of mechanical arts at Old Sturbridge Village. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Erik at (774) 230-5826.



March 27, 2014 – London During the 19th century, the Great Trigonometrical Survey conducted the longest measurement of the earth’s circumference ever attempted. Presenter John Keay will present The Great Arc: Military Map-makers in India. He will explore their epic undertaking which took 50 years to complete, at great expense and loss of life. Lecture will be at 7.00pm in National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea.