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2014

Mondays October 27, 2014 - February 9, 2015 - Jena Kartographie zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft [Cartography Between Art and Science] is a series of lectures at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena hosted by Prof. Dr. Mirka Dickel (Department of Didactics of Geography) and Prof. Dr. Verena Krieger (Department of Art History). Lectures are held on Mondays 18:00-20:00 in Hörsaal 24, Uni-Hauptgebäude, Fürstengraben 1. The public is invited.
27.10.2014 - Einführung: Kartographie als Zeichensystem. Kunstgeschichte und Geographie im Dialog, Prof. Dr. Mirka Dickel (FSU Jena, Geographie)/Prof. Dr. Verena Krieger (FSU Jena, Kunstgeschichte)
03.11.2014 "In Ymagine mundi Roma habet forma leonis". Das kartographische Bild von Rom im Kontext der Universalgeschichte von Paolino Minorita, Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (UdK Berlin, Kunstgeschichte)
10.11.2014 Im Visier der Landvermesser. Maßstäbliche Raumentwürfe in der Landschaftsmalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gehring (Uni Trier, Kunstgeschichte)
17.11.2014 Der Gothaer Kartenstil zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst, Dr. Petra Weigel (Uni Erfurt/Forschungsbibliothek Gotha, Geschichte/Kunstgeschichte)
24.11.2014 Aufbruch ins Anderswo. Zur Öffnung des Feldes durch Kartographie, Prof. Dr. Mirka Dickel (FSU Jena, Didaktik der Geographie)
01.12.2014 Territorialität konfigurieren: Die Internationale Weltkarte (IWK) im 20. Jahrhundert, Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Uni Duisburg-Essen, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte)
08.12.2014 Kartographie als Thema und Medium der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Prof. Dr. Verena Krieger (FSU Jena, Kunstgeschichte)
15.12.2014 Meine Karten der Welt, Prof. Stephan Huber (Bayerische Akademie der bildenden Künste München, Bildende Kunst)
05.01.2015 Objektive Kartographien? Zum Wandel der Kartenwissenschaft um 1800, Dr. Andreas Christoph (FSU Jena, Wissenschaftsgeschichte)
12.01.2015 When Science meets Art: Wissenschaftliche Praktiken und ästhetische Prinzipien in der Kartographie des 19. Jahrhunderts, Prof. Dr. Iris Schröder (Uni Erfurt/Forschungszentrum Gotha, Globalgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts)
19.01.2015 Kartengründe und -abgründe der Geographie, Dr. Barbara Zahnen (HU Berlin, Geographie)
26.01.2015 Raumbilder – Karten zwischen Topographie und Topologie, Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel (BTK Berlin, Medientheorie)
02.02.2015 Wissen und Schönheit der Kartographie. Zu "Alexander von Humboldt's System der Isotherm-Kurven, in Merkator's Projektion", Prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer (LMU München, Allgemeine und vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft)
09.02.2015 Kartographische und literarische Weltenränder in der Frühen Neuzeit, Prof. Dr. Jörg Dünne (Uni Erfurt, Romanistische Literaturwissenschaft)



November 4, 2014 -- Stanford, California Chet Van Duzer will give a talk titled To Praise, and Yet to Modify: The Renaissance Reception of Ptolemy’s Geography at 4:15 pm at Green Library on the Stanford University campus, in the Information Center Classroom. The talk will be lavishly illustrated, and is free and open to all. It is part of the Stanford University Libraries’ Series on Paleography and Manuscript Studies, and is Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.



November 8, 2014 – New York The New York Map Society meets at 2:30 pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St. Richard Pegg, Director and Curator of Asian Art for the esteemed MacLean Collection in Chicago, will discuss his new book, “”Cartographic Traditions in East Asian Maps.” Dr. Pegg will discuss, among other topics, “the relationships between text and image in East Asian map-making during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.” See these beautiful maps and learn the history behind them. Books will be available to purchase. Dr. Pegg’s appearance at the NYMS will be his first since headlining the International Maps Collectors Society (IMCoS) symposium in Seoul, Korea a few weeks earlier in October. Additional information from Michael Dorn.



November 8, 2014 - Paris The 13th edition of the Paris Map-fair will be held 11.00 - 18.00 in Hotel Ambassador, 16 Bd 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 Pre-Mapfair cocktail reception 7.30PM on November 7. Reservations can be made online.



November 10, 2014 – London Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator and art critic, discusses his new Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies: a book of explorations of mapping by contributors including Yoko Ono, Mona Hatoum, Tim Berners-Lee, Gilbert and George, and Damien Hirst; while British Library Maps curator Tom Harper and map specialist Tim Bryars also introduce A History of the 20th Century in 100 Maps. Lecture is from 18.30 – 20.00 in the Conference Centre, British Library. Booking can be done on line.



November 13, 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. Pat O’Neill, author, “… To Harass and Annoy the Enemy.”, a history of the relatively unknown War of 1812, will discuss his research on maps related to the British attack and American defense of Washington, DC. Mr. O’Neill is professional archaeologist, historian, and the author of two other works, “Mount Vernon,” (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press, 2003) and “Virginia Presidential Homes” (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press, 2010). For additional information contact Ed Redmond.



November 16, 2014 – Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet at 2:00 pm in the American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin, 2311 E. Hartford Avenue. Dr. Cloud will speak about The Eye of Awareness: Alaskan Native Cartographers and Their Stories. Dr. Cloud is currently at the AGS Library as the recipient of a McColl Fellowship. His work reveals the long-term collaboration and friendships between U.S. Coast Survey scientists and Alaskan native cartographers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He will tell the stories behind these maps and the people who drew them, stories often concealed in Alaskan ethnographic and geographic texts.



November 17, 2014 - Mulhouse, France A conference Clio en cartes 2 will be held at Université de Haute-Alsace. Additional information from Odile Kammerer.



November 18, 2014 - Iowa City The Emeritus Faculty Lecture Series starts at 4:00pm in 101 BBE (Kollros Auditorium), University of Iowa. Dr. Hiram "H.D." Hoover will speak about Selected Scientific Discoveries in Cartography and the History of Iowa in Maps. Additional information from Gary Gussin, phone (319) 335-1113.



November 19, 2014 – Lisbon The Institute of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Lisbon, will have a meeting open to the public with free admission at 14:00 in room 3, Prof. Avenue Gama Pinto. Andre Reyes Novaes (State University of Rio de Janeiro) will speak about The Geopolitical Thought in Brazil and Cartographic Representation of the Border. For additional inforamtion telephone 21 044 30 00.



November 19, 2014 - Manila PHIMCOS, the Philippine Map Collectors Society, announces its next general meeting to be held at The Last Chukka, Manila Polo Club, Forbes Park, Makati City at 6:30PM. All members of PHIMCOS or parties interested to become a member are requested to participate, and we invite any visiting member of other map societies and organisations to join in our proceedings!



November 20, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, at 5:30 pm. Jake Coolidge will discuss Past Practices, Contemporary Applications: A Digital Cartographer’s Experiments in Hand-Drawn Mapping. An independent Chicago cartographer and CMS member, Jake will reflect upon his recent experiences drawing large, geographically complex regions by hand, a practice that brings into sharp relief the many decisions at the core of the cartographer’s craft—generalization and abstraction, label placement, the symbolization of features, among others—in an era where geographic information systems can automate many of these tasks and obscure the process from the map designer. Jake uses hand-drawn mapmaking to reconnect with these processes in a tangible way, while invoking pre-digital maps made in the mid-twentieth century, both venerable (for example, the landform maps by Erwin Raisz and the globe-view maps of Richard Edes Harrison) and whimsical (such as the maps of Middle Earth by Christopher Tolkien and the Turzak and Chapman map of Chicago). The historical maps that have provided inspiration as well as guided Jake’s design decisions and (still-evolving) techniques will be discussed.



November 20, 2014 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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. Barbara Bond (Pro-Chancellor, Plymouth University) will discuss Cartographic Intrigue and Curiosity: The Story of MI9’s Escape and Evasion Mapping Programme on Silk in World War II. 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.



November 22, 2014 - Lexington, Massachusetts The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, will have a workshop How to Do History with Online Mapping Tools from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use online tools to consult and create maps that chart Metro Boston area history. Staff from the MetroBoston DataCommon, a provider of free applications that make it possible to map data, will collaborate with Joanne Riley, University Archivist at UMass Boston, to show lay historians, data fans, and map enthusiasts how visualizations of data and space related to our region can help us understand our history. Whether you are interested in exploring demographics, economy, the physical environment, cultural history, politics or more, bring your curiosity and your questions. Our presenters will share examples and point the way to potential uses of digital mapping for your local history research. It is part of a series related to the Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps and is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. Space is limited; registration is required.



November 25, 2014 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Professor Paul Harvey (University of Durham) will speak about Early-modern maps in mirror image. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.



November 27, 2014 – Oxford The 22nd 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, Oxford, OX1 3QY. Erin Maglaque (Oriel College, Oxford) will speak about The Cornaro atlas in its Venetian context. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



December 1-2, 2014 – Ghent The 2nd EuroSDR Workshop on the Preservation of the Geographic Production Process will take place at at Ghent University, campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, building S8, 9000 Ghent. Discussion will be about how to preserve our heritage of cartographic production methods and how to finance preservation and research in a national and international context. As such the objective of the planned EuroSDR-workshop would be of a higher level than just talking about examples of geographic production processes. Additional information from Philippe Demaeyer.



December 2, 2014 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at Denver Public Library, Gates Room, at 5:30 PM. Dr. Ronald Gibbs will speak about On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution. Dr. Gibbs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also a Director of the Rocky Mountain Map Society and an avid collector of maps about the American Revolution. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.



December 2-6, 2014 – Ghent and Brussels, Belgium The ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, and the Brussels Map Circle are organizing a joint international symposium entitled Cartography in Times of War and Peace. The symposium will consist of three events focusing on military cartography, each hosted by one of the contributing partners.



December 5-7, 2014 – Berlin (Re)Producing the North Space, Knowledge, and Maps is the title of the workshop for the research project “Negotiating Space, Arranging the Land.” This is the second workshop of the multidisciplinary, international network of researchers interested in the cultural and historical importance of mapping in the Nordic Countries. It continues the first meeting in Oslo, December 2012, now focusing on how maps were used to categorize space and nature, to represent topographies and landscapes, on interpreting maps as a social construction. This time, we will ask how maps and cartographic practices (re)produced, challenged and changed the knowledge of Europe´s Northern periphery. How did term and concept of the North change along with the development of maps? Which effects had increasing knowledge on the design of maps? How did maps draw the line between knowledge and nescience – and, as may be the case, to what extent did the North symbolize unknown space? Additional information from Prof. Dr. Ralph Tuchtenhagen, Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin.



December 6, 2014 – Brussels The Annual International Conference of the Brussels Map Circle will be held at the Royal Library of Belgium, Keizerslaan / Boulevard de l’Empereur 4, from 09.30 to 16.30. The conference title is Mapping in times of war – Military cartography through the ages up to World War I. Speakers include:
Prof. Piet Lombaerde, Universiteit Antwerpen “Cartography during sieges of cities in the 16th and 17th century: Northern France and the Low Countries”
Dr. Karen De Coene, researcher at the Geography Department of Universiteit Gent “The map as war correspondent. Maps and news prints from 16th century Italy”
Prof. Philippe Bragard, Université catholique de Louvain “The remains of the portfolio with personal maps of Vauban in Lille”
Prof. Emilie d'Orgeix, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne “Scenes of the War to Come: French Military Mapping and the Iconography of Mock Sieges in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”
Prof. Imre Demhardt, University of Texas at Arlington “Men, Maps, Myths - The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers”
Please register online. Additional information from Caroline De Candt.



December 6, 2014 – New York The New York Map Society meets at 2:30 pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St. John Hessler (Library of Congress, Royal Geographical Society, and Johns Hopkins University) and and Daniel De Simone will discuss their new book, “Christopher Columbus’ Book of Privileges 1502: The Claiming of a New World”. This is a facsimile edition of the Washington Codex, a manuscript cartulary brought together by Columbus containing all the charters and privileges granted him in his four voyages, along with essays by Hessler, Van Duzer, and De Simone. Additional information from Michael Dorn.



December 8, 2014 - Berlin Chet Van Duzer will give a talk titled To Praise, and Yet to Modify: The Renaissance Reception of Ptolemy’s Geography at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstraße 22, Conference Room of Dept. 1 (room 219), at 4 pm. For further information please contact rennoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de.



December 10, 2014 – Vienna The annual ordinary meeting of the General Assembly of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place on at 5:00 p.m. at Austrian National Library, Reading Room of the Map Department, Josefsplatz 1.



December 11, 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. Joel Kovarsky, author, “The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision” (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2014) will discuss his new book and insights on Thomas Jefferson’s cartographic associations. For additional information contact Ed Redmond.



December 12, 2014 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at Denver Public Library, Gates Room, at 5:30 PM. Dr. Ron Gibbs will present On the Brink of Disaster: George Washington and the American Revolution. Ron may bring one or more antique maps from his personal collection to illustrate his talk.



December 17, 2014 - Paris The National Library of France in 2010 acquired a pair of prints, and celestial and terrestrial globes prepared by Father Jean-Antoine Nollet in 1728. The items came from the collections of Alexander La Rochefoucauld (Castle of La Roche Guyon). The conference, Les globes de l'abbé Nollet (1728) : place et originalité de travaux cartographiques peu connus, aims to highlight the specificity of these globes in the career of Abbe Nollet who is known as a manufacturer of scientific instruments, but not as a cartographer. The seminar will be held at 14.00 at Salle de l'Atelier, Observatoire de Paris, 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau. Additional information from Jean Eisenstaedt.



December 18, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, at 5:30 pm. for its Annual Holiday Gala and Members Show-and-Tell. Continuing our tradition of a December “Member’s Night,” you are invited to bring and speak about an item in your personal collection. In the past, we’ve enjoyed hearing about maps, atlases, globes, and cartifacts old, new, borrowed, and blue (yes, we have seen blueprints). You will be given five minutes to talk about your item, will be able to display it on an easel or table, and can use our projector if that will help. We’ll also have an especially full smorgasbord of holiday treats for your dining and drinking pleasure. To facilitate bringing items into (and getting them OUT of!) The Newberry, please email Maisie O’Malley by December 17th with details about your item.


2015

January 15, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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 Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, University of London) will discuss The World Map in the Fatimid Book of Curiosities (c.1050): Mathematical Geography between Late Antiquity and Islam. 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 15, 2015 – 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. Further details to be announced. For additional information contact Ed Redmond.



January 18, 2015 - Williamsburg Last year the Williamsburg Map Circle held a social event where individuals brought map items for others to see. We plan to do that again, so please mark your calendars to Hold the Date of Sunday late afternoon on January 18th. The location will be the Pflederers' home in Governors Land with details to follow. Additional information from Ted Edwards.



January 22, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, at 5:30 pm. James Akerman will speak about Road Mapping on the Margins. The free automobile road map was among the most iconic and widely distributed genres of 20th-century cartography, produced by oil companies, automobile clubs or state authorities. At the margins of the road-map mainstream is an archive of road maps published by county and municipal authorities, roadside attractions and other local economic interests. Drawing on the Newberry Library’s unsurpassed collections as well some items from his own collection, Jim will help us explore the charms, and understand the politics and economics of some more ephemeral and less familiar guides to American highways and byways.



January 29, 2015 – Oxford The 22nd 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, Oxford, OX1 3QY. Joe Gerlach (Jesus College, Oxford) will speak about Retracing the lines between mapping and geopolitics in Andean Latin America. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



February 5, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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 Robert Batchelor (Department of History, Georgia Southern University) will discuss Pacific Frontiers: The Selden Map and the Redefinition of East Asia in the Seventeenth Century. 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 6-8, 2015 - 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. Registration is available on-line. For information contact Hilda Masip, Map Fair Coordinator, at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flager St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618.



February 19, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, at 5:30 pm. Dennis Downes will speak about Indigenous Navigations: Native American Trail Marker Trees. Indigenous peoples, including Native Americans, have always been consummate travelers, whose trade and social networks crossed the continent. Few are aware, however, of the various techniques used to mark routes, including bending tree saplings. These distinct and durable markers known as Trail Marker Trees are a natural navigational method that still exists today. Dennis Downes has traveled widely throughout the United States and Canada collaborating with Indigenous communities and learning about their involvement with these trees. In consultation with Native American experts and historians, Dennis has made it his lifelong dedication to identify, research, and protect these living landmarks. Richly illustrated with maps and numerous photographs of these distinctive markers, his talk raises awareness about Native American travels and navigational methods. Dennis will also be available to sign copies of his 2011 book “Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths through the Wilderness,” a groundbreaking work on this subject.



February 19-20, 2015 – Philadelphia A conference titled Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period will be held at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor, 3420 Walnut Street. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars and experienced authorities who have looked at several different aspects of handcolored books and printed maps from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Subjects to be addressed include the materials and techniques used in hand-coloring, the connoisseurship of hand-coloring, and how color alters the meaning of a printed work-how the addition of color represents an interpretation or reinterpretation of the work. We believe that the subject is one of strong intellectual interest that has not received the critical scholarly attention it deserves. We hope for a fruitful exchange of insights and ideas, and an event that will attract a wide audience including art historians, historians of the book, historians of cartography, special collections librarians, dealers in rare books and maps, and collectors. Additional information from the organizers Chet Van Duzer, Invited Research Scholar, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Box 1894, Providence, RI 02912; or Larry E. Tise, Distinguished Professor of History, Brewster 312-A, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.



February 24, 2015 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Lt Cdr Dr John Ash (Scott Polar Research Institute) will speak about On polar maritime maps and charts. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.



February 26, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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. Captain Richard Campbell RN (Hakluyt Society Volume Editor) and Peter Barber (British Library) will discuss An account so just and exact: Captain Narbrough’s voyage to South America 1669-71 and its cartographical significance. The Hakluyt Society sponsors this meeting. 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 12, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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. Katherine Parker (Department of History, University of Pittsburgh) will discuss A Tricky Passage: Navigating, Mapping, and Publishing Representations of Tierra del Fuego in the Long Eighteenth Century. 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 14, 2015 - Oxford Mapping the history of Oxford: a day course at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, will be held from 9.30am - 4.45pm. This Day School, run in collaboration with the Oxford Preservation Trust will launch a new Historical Atlas of Oxford. It will feature a range of topics from the earliest history of Oxford to the development of the modern city and its suburbs and include consideration of the challenges and special insights that can be gained from a cartographical approach to historical study. If you have any questions about this course, please email or telephone +44(0)1865 270380. Registration is required and can be done on-line.



March 19, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, at 5:30 pm. Wesley Brown will speak about 1500: The Year of Seven Distinct World Views.Remarkably, there was one time in history, around 1500 AD, when eight very different types of maps were being produced. Although some were contemporary printings of ancient maps, all were being made to represent geographical information for contemporary use and study, not as ancient specimens but as contemporary ways to understand geography. They are 1) Greek and Roman maps, 2) maps of Claudius Ptolemy, 3) classical Islamic Maps, 4) Biblically based European maps, 5) portolan charts, 6) maps of European Renaissance, 7) Chinese maps 8) Asian Indian maps. The presenter will explain each of these forms of maps, their time of use, and show illustrations of original examples from his collection.



March 26-28, 2015 - Berlin The 61st Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America will be held at Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 4. Elizabeth Ross, University of Florida, will have a session Early Modern Art and Cartography (1400-1600). How did the production and circulation of maps and cartographic texts in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries affect the visual arts, especially pictorial works (painted, printed, or woven)? These centuries saw the circulation of multiple mapping systems and cartographic texts in new and traditional formats through the printing trade as well as court and other elite patronage. European voyages generated new geographies (physical, cultural, economic, etc.) that were integrated into maps and works of visual art. How did cartographic culture and the visual arts overlap and inform each other?



April 18, 2015 – Richmond The 2015 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lectures on the History of Cartography will be held at Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad Street. Among the speakers will be Susan Schulten (University of Denver). Call 804-692-3561 for additional information. Further details forthcoming.



April 23-24, 2015 - London The History of Geology Group is organising the Geological Society’s flagship William Smith Meeting 2015 to celebrate publication of the first geological map of a nation 200 years ago. The meeting will be held at Burlington House. William Smith (1769 –1839) was an English geologist who created the first nationwide geological map. In 1794, working as a surveyor on the construction for the Somerset Coal Canal, Smith recognised that each stratigraphic horizon contained a unique assemblage of fossils. This enabled him to work out the order of strata from the fossils they contained. From 1799 he mapped local strata, eventually creating the first geological map of England and Wales, published in 1815. During the conference we aim to visit Smith’s fossil and rock collections at the Natural History Museum, and to unveil a plaque on Smith’s London house. An evening celebratory dinner is also planned. On Saturday 25 April we will visit the Smith Archive at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and Smith’s birthplace and the Smith Heritage Centre in Churchill village. For further information please e-mail: John Henry.



April 23, 2015 - Milwaukee The annual “Maps and America” lecture at the American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin, 2311 E. Hartford Avenue, features Stephen Hornsby speaking about Picturing the Wold: American Pictorial Maps, 1920-1970. Lecture is at 6:00 PM, reception at 5.30 PM.



April 29, 2015 – May 1, 2015 – Canberra The 43rd annual conference of the Australian & New Zealand Map Society has the theme The Power of Maps. It will be held in conjunction with The Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia, and will be hosted by The National Library Of Australia. Additional information from Brendan Whyte at +61 2 6262 1192.



April 30, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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 Stephen Daniels (School of Geography, University of Nottingham) will discuss Reforming Cartography: John Britton and The Topographical Survey of the Borough of St Marylebone (1834). 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.



May 5, 2015 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Dr Renaud Morieux (Faculty of History and Jesus College) will speak about On eighteenth-century maps. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.



May 14-17, 2015 - Kalamazoo, Michigan Laura Whatley (Kendall College of Art and Design) and Chet Van Duzer (John Carter Brown Library) are organizing two panels about maps at the International Congress on Medieval Studies which takes place at Western Michigan University. The panel topics are "Rethinking Medieval Maps I: The Unmapped, Marginalized and Fictitious" and "Rethinking Medieval Maps II: Evidence for the Use and Re-Use of Maps." Additional information from Laura Whatley or Chet Van Duzer.



May 14, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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. Richard Smith, M.A. (Retired businessman and IMCoS member) will discuss Getting Lost and Finding the Way. The Use, Mis-use and Non-use of Maps in the Peninsular War (1807–1814). 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.



May 14-15, 2015 – Washington This year’s annual meeting of the Philip Lee Phillips Society will be at the Library of Congress. The topic is Mapping of the Polar Region.



May 19, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, at 5:30 pm. Chet Van Duzer will speak about Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps. From dragons and serpents to many-armed beasts that preyed on ships and sailors alike, sea monsters have terrified mariners across all ages and cultures and have become the subject of many tall tales from the sea. No wonder that early cartographers felt the need to depict such creatures on their maps, whether swimming vigorously, gamboling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation. Long a subject of fascination to collectors and map aficionados, these beasts are now, for the first time, getting the scholarly attention they deserve. Chet Van Duzer, a highly-regarded cartographic historian with books to his credit on Martin Waldseemüller and Johan Schöner, will cast a critical eye on the sea monsters that appear on early maps. His review begins with the earliest mappaemundi on which these monsters appear in the tenth century and continues to the end of the sixteenth century, highlighting the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them.



May 27-29, 2015 – Corfu The 10th Jubilee Commission's Workshop Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage will be held at Ionian University and Historical Archives of Corfu/General State Archives of Greece in the historical centre of Corfu. It is hosted by the History Department of the Ionian Univesrity, a Supporting Institution of the Commission in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Cartographic Heritage Group. The Workshop is addressed to scholars, researchers, map-curators, map-collectors, map-librarians, administrators, digital industry/market operators and students coming from different cultural and educational backgrounds (humanistic, geo-political, social, artistic, scientific and engineering) whose work is either focused on or affined to cartographic heritage, an inportant component of cultural heritage.



May 28, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fourth 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 Diana Lange (Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig) will discuss Putting Tibet on the Map: A 19th Century Cartographic Depiction by a Local Artist. 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.



June 6-7 2015 - London The London Map Fair is the largest antique map fair in Europe. It will be held Saturday 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. It will be held at historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1 Kensington Gore. This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world.



July 5-10, 2015 - London The International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015 will be held at Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers). Plenary speakers will include William Cronon (University of Wisconsin), Catherine Hall (UCL) and Simon Schaffer (Cambridge University). The Conference will include a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures, social events and field trips within and beyond London.



July 6-9, 2015 – Leeds, England The twenty-second International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds University, and its special thematic strand is Reform and Renewal. After four very solid years of attendance and participation, the Mappings block of sessions has become a go-to component of the Congress. Additional information from Felicitas Schmieder or Dan Terkla.



July 8-11, 2015 - London For the first time since 1987 the Society for the History of Discoveries will convene in Europe and hold its Annual Meeting 2015 in London. In addition to the paper sessions to be held at the Senate House of the University of London and the Conference Center of the British Library, the Annual Meeting will be complemented by excursions to the Royal Geographical Society, the Map Room of the British Library, and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. A detailed program including information on scheduled excursions, online-registration, and recommended accommodation close-by the paper session locations will be published in due time on the Society’s website. Additional information from Imre Demhardt.



July 12-17, 2015 – Antwerp The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be hosted by the City of Antwerp and the University of Antwerp. It is organized under the main heading Theatre of the World in Four Dimensions / Space-Time-Imagination-Spectacle. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius. For additional information contact Felix Archief, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; Tel.: +32 3 338 94 11.



July 26-31, 2015 - Washington The Rare Book School offers a course From Manuscript to Woodblock: The Art and Science of Cartography from Ptolemy to the Age of Copernicus, 200-1550 CE to be taught by John Hessler at the Library of Congress. This course will introduce students to the earliest forms of cartography. We will examine in detail the construction methods of some of the masterpieces of Renaissance cartography, such as the 1507 and 1516 world maps by Martin Waldseemüller, and other examples of early cartography found in the Library of Congress. Students will look closely at the making of portolan charts and take full advantage of new analytical research on their make-up. In addition to close scrutiny of the maps themselves, class discussion and reading will consider medieval and early Renaissance theories of the earth and the relationship of cartography to contemporary developments in astronomy and navigation, as well as the social and cultural aspects of patronage and production. You can find out more about the course and information about how to apply online.



August 23-28, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro The 27th International Cartographic Conference and the 16th General Assembly of International Cartographic Association will take place at the SulAmérica Convention Center. Additional information from Congrex do Brasil.



September 23-26, 2015 – Dresden The 13th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place in cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon. The symposium will address all aspects of the study of globes – especially the history of globes and globes in their historical and socio-cultural context, as well as globe related instruments such as armillary spheres, planetaria, telluria and lunaria. Languages: German and English (no interpreters available). Tentative program:
23 September: afternoon: guided tour through Dresden; evening: informal gathering.
24 September: forenoon and afternoon: papers.
25 September: forenoon and afternoon: papers; evening: symposium dinner.
26 September: trip to Leipzig including the visit of the Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
For further information please contact: International Coronelli Society, c/o Jan Mokre, Austrian National Library, Globe Museum, Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Vienna, Austria; Tel: +43 1 53410 298, Fax: +43 1 53410319.



October 19-21, 2015 – Cape Town The International Map Collectors' Society international symposium will have the theme 400 Years of cartography of travels to and in Southern Africa, from the Portuguese explorers (c. 1500) to the Boer War (c. 1900). It will be held at the Centre for the Book of the National Library of South Africa, 62 Queen Victoria Street. Presentations will include Early Charts of European travel to the Far East and Antarctic; The stars of Southern African cartography; Mauritius and the first accurate map in the Southern Hemisphere; David Livingstone’s maps of exploring the Zambezi River and beyond; Monomotapa, Myth, Money and Miniature Maps; A raconteur’s map of travels in Southern Africa; Mapping ’The Hitherto Unknown’; bitter rivalry in mapping the Cape of Good Hope. Additional information including contact information can be found on the website.


2016

Spring 2016 - Riga The Map & Geoinformation Curators Group will meet at the National Library of Latvia. Details to be announced.



October 6-9, 2016 – Arlington, Texas The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography. Additional information from Ben Huseman.


2017

July 2-7, 2017 – Washington The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will meet at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional information from Lynn Usery, Conference Director.



July 9-14, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - the 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be held at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and will be coordinated by Professor Junia Furtado. The proceedings will be in English. This is the first time that the conference, founded in 1964, will take place outside Europe and North America. Belo Horizonte is the capital city of Minas Gerais in south-eastern Brazil, and the country's third largest urban conglomerate after Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Its selection underlines the growing importance of the history of cartography in Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking Latin America. Further details will be made available in 2016.


Last Updated on November 25, 2014 by John W. Docktor