Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2015

July 4, 2015 - Makati City, Philippines The First Philippine Republic & the United States exhibit covers nine significant years of Philippine history - a period when the first democratic republic in all of Asia revolted against a superpower. In line with the exhibit, the Philippine Map Collectors Society presents a series of exhibit talks by map enthusiasts and historians who will talk about the transition from Spanish to American colonial rule. Exhibit talks are at Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues from 10 am - 12 noon, and come free with admission. Martin Tinio, Jr. will speak about Socializing with the Tafts.



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 11, 2015 – Antwerp Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) and the Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) will be held at the FelixArchief, Oude Leeuwenrui 29. ISCEM will meet from 9.30 until 15.30, and the International Society for the History of the Map will meet from 16.00 until 18.00.



July 11, 2015 - Mount Vernon, New York Barnet Schecter will be giving an illustrated talk about George Washington and the maps he drew and collected throughout his life, at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site at 1:00 pm. This beautiful eighteenth-century stone church was a field hospital for Hessian troops during the battle of Pelham Bay, and some were buried in its graveyard. Please call 914-667-4116 or contact Barnet Schecter for more information.



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 2, 2015 – Denver Members of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at a private home and view an interesting map collection. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.



August 12, 2015 – Manila The next quarterly meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be held at 6PM. Venue to be announced. Additional details from Rudolf Lietz.



August 17-21, 2015 - Moscow The International Geographical Union will meet in Moscow this summer for the third time since the International Geographical Congress of 1976, when over 2,000 participants from around the world gathered in the Soviet capital for lectures, discussions, workshops and excursions. The pace of global change has since accelerated in directions that once seemed unimaginable. At the 2015 IGU Regional Conference, participants will have ample opportunity to discuss these changes in light of current political-environmental challenges. The conference theme is Geography, Culture and Society for Our Future Earth and it will take place at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Alexey Postnikov is a local convener of History of Geography and Geopolitics Sessions and additional information can be obtained from him.



August 20-21, 2015 – Rio de Janeiro Prior to the 27th International Conference of the International Cartographic Association, the ICA Commission on The History Of Cartography will have a Pre-Conference Symposium on Atlases, Topography and the History of Cartography. Additional information from Elri Liebenberg, Chair: ICA Commission on the History of Cartography.



August 21-22, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro Four International Cartographic Association Commissions are organizing a joint symposium before the 27th International Cartographic Conference. Participating Commissions are Cartography and Children, Maps for Blind and Partially Sighted People, Planetary Cartography and Cartography for Early Warning and Crisis Management. The symposium will be about Cartography beyond the ordinary world and will be held at Institute of Geosciences of the Fluminense Federal University (Niterói). Additional information on the website or contact Jesus Reyes.



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 1, 8, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2015 - Charlottesville Joel Kovarsky will be teaching The Roles of Old Maps: History, Art, Cartography and the Building of Nations again for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia on six Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This course is intended as an overview of the history of cartography, with a general focus on the printed map. There will be discussion of the overlapping appeals for art, history, politics, and geography, coupled with the fundamental importance of maps for society and the building and maintenance of nations. The bulk of the material discussed will be pre-20th century. Four of the six 1.5 hour sessions will be held at the Jefferson Library (Monticello) and two sessions at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia (to see some of their specific holdings). There will some focus on Virginia material. All sessions will provide the opportunity to see examples of original maps. Additional information from Joel Kovarsky.



September 2, 2015 – Floriana, Malta The next Malta Map Society executive committee meeting will be held at the Malta Historical Society Headquarters at 41 Lion Street at 6pm. Additional information from Rod Lyon.



September 8, 2015 – York The Map Curators’ Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop at the Park Inn by Radisson. The MCG workshop theme will be New maps for old: repurposing and reusing map collections for digital users. Additional information from the MCG Convener, Ann Sutherland or Paula Williams, Curator, Map, Mountaineering and Polar collections, National Library of Scotland Map Library.



September 8-10, 2015 – York The 2015 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers joint conference, Mapping Together will take place at the Park Inn by Radisson.



September 12-13, 2015 - Lemgo, Germany Verein Freundeskreis für Cartographica will meet at the Weserrenaissance-Museum Schloß Brake, Schloßstraße 18. We will have our annual meeting and tour the exhibition Weltvermesser – Das Goldene Zeitalter der Kartographie [World surveyor - The Golden Age Cartography].



September 12, 2015 - Sarnen, Switzerland Recently a 200 year old manuscript map depicting central Switzerland was discovered in the Historisches Museum Obwalden. Vermessungskarte 1805 by Joachim Eugen Müller shows the Alps from Berner Oberland to Vorarlberg. This unique manuscript map is the subject of a meeting to be held at 10.00 at Historisches Museum Obwalden.



September 15, 2015 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society meets 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, Gates Room, Fifth Floor, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Camille Bradford will speak about William Henry Jackson: Artist and Mapmaker in his Later Years. William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), a Civil War veteran, was renowned as a photographer in the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871, which led to the creation of Yellowstone National Park. He had a long and fruitful career as a photographer of the American West. He participated in a number of events throughout the USA to preserve the legacy of the trails. From 1929 until his death, Jackson was Research Secretary of the Oregon Trail Memorial Association (OTMA), creating maps of pioneer trail routes and paintings of historic western scenes. His iconic photographs have been reproduced in numerous books and magazines over the years. Camille Bradford is past president of the Colorado chapter of the Oregon- California Trail Association (OCTA) and an active member of the Rocky Mountain Map Society. She is also the stepdaughter of Howard R. Driggs. This presentation will include photographs, correspondence, maps and movie clips from the Howard R. Driggs Collection at Southern Utah University. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.



September 17, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door. Benjamin Olshin will speak about The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps.



September 17, 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. Dr. Petra Svatek (Department of History, University of Vienna, Austria) will be speaking on Geography – Geology – Medicine – Archaeology: Academic Cartography in Vienna 1848-1900. The presentation will focus on thematic maps produced by geographers, geologists, physicians and archaeologists of the University of Vienna and other Viennese scientific institutions between 1848 and 1900. The first boom of thematic cartography set in around 1850, when several scientific institutions and professorships were established and right from the beginning made the production of thematic maps part and parcel of their work and research activities. But how was the interplay with politics, the development of specific methods and was the map-production organized in an interdisciplinary fashion by involving numerous scientists from many different institutions and fields of study? For additional information contact Ed Redmond.



September 18, 2015 – Washington The U. S. Board On Geographic Names invites you to celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a one-day symposium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on geographic names: Traditions and Transitions. It will be followed by an open house and special exhibit from the U. S. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. Symposium will be held in Mumford Room, 6th Floor, Library of Congress Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Douglas.R.Caldwell.



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 3, 2015 – Arlington, Texas The Texas Map Society fall meeting will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington Library. More information to come. Additional information from Ben Huseman.



October 3, 2015 – Brussels The 77th meeting of The Brussels Map Circle Executive Committee will take place at 10.00.



October 10, 2015 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina The William P. Cumming Map Society will meet at the Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
10 am – America's First 'Coloring Book': Theodor de Bry's 1590 edition of Thomas Harriot's Briefe & True Report from the New-Found Land of Virginia by Larry Tise
11 am – Deed Books as Maps: Origins of the 1770 Collett-Churton Map, by Mark Chilton
12 noon- Lunch (likely box lunch available for pre-purchase)
1 pm – Carolina Comparative Cartography – Mouzon and Others, by Jay Lester
2 pm – Event ends.
Additional program details and registration link will eventually be posted online. Additional information from Jay Lester.



October 15, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Special Collections at the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago, at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door. Dr. Rebecca Lowery will speak about They’re Not Just Pirate Maps!.



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.



October 20, 2015 – Denver he Rocky Mountain Map Society meets 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, Gates Room, Fifth Floor, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore 100 years of USGS topographic maps in ArcGIS Online, a web based platform that allows for the viewing and exploration of these maps at a variety of scales and with a variety of tools. These tools include “swiping” the maps to compare maps of the same area made during different years to analyze land use and land cover change over time, combining them with satellite imagery and thematic layers such as ecoregions and geology, embedding these maps in web pages, and adding audio, video, photographs, and other multimedia in a “storymapping” environment. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.



October 23-25, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago International Map Fair fair will be held at the Loyola University Museum of Art at 820 N. Michigan Avenue in their main exhibit hall. The fair will begin with a Friday evening preview night (with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar). The preview night will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The fair will open to the general public Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The fair will also consist of 4 lectures, a sponsored exhibit from the MacLean Collection, and two tours of the Newberry Library Map Collection. Tickets are free to those who register for the fair before July 1st. After that, they will be $10 for the weekend.



November 7, 2015 – Paris The14th Paris Map-Fair will be held 11.00 – 18.00 at Hotel Ambassador, 16, Bd Haussmann. A pre-Map-Fair cocktail reception will be held Friday November 6th at 7.30PM in Salle Mogador, Hotel Ambassador. A cocktail reception will be held open for visitors and participating dealers. The reception will feature a premium open bar and light hors d' oeuvres. Reservation is needed.



November 10-12, 2015 - Vienna The International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the Vienna University of Technology are pleased to invite you to the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography (EuroCarto 2015) which will take place in Vienna University of Technology, Main Building, Karlsplatz 13. The symposium will have a focus on Europe. We aim at bringing together cartographers and those working in related disciplines with the goal of offering a platform of discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects. We would like to especially encourage those working in and with modern cartography to share their contemporary developments, research and results.



November 11, 2015 – Manila The next quarterly meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be held at 6PM. Venue to be announced. Additional details from Rudolf Lietz.



November 19, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door. Paul Petraitis will speak about Land Agent James Rees and the Early Mapping of Cook County.



November 19, 2015 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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 Kat Lecky (Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature, Department of English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA) will discuss Ordinary Radicals: Archiving English Renaissance Pocket Maps. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



November 20, 2015 - La Courneuve, France On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna, which deliberated on the reorganization of Europe after the Napoleonic wars, the Comité Français de Cartographie proposes a one-day symposium about the role of cartography related to peace treaties, from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. La Cartographie des Traites (XVE-XXE Siecle) will be held at Archives diplomatiques, 3, rue Suzanne Masson. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann.



November 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. Professor Michael Heffernan (University of Nottingham) will speak about The Map That Would Save Europe’: The Tariff Walls Map and the Politics of Cartographic Display Between the Wars. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.



December 12, 2015 - Brussels The Brussels Map Circle International Conference is about Mapping the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire, so important in Europe’s history, will no doubt allow us to show splendid cartographic specimens. Don’t miss our Europalia contribution this year! Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Boulevard de l’Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels from 09.30 - 16.30. Language: English. Please register before 30 November. Additional information from info@bimcc.org.



December 17, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, at 5:30 p.m. with a social half-hour, followed by an hour presentation. Our meetings are open to the public, but to help defray expenses, non-members are asked for a small donation at the door. The members of the Society will celebrate Annual Holiday Gala and Show and Tell.


2016

January 14, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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. Nydia Pineda De Avila (PhD Candidate, Queen Mary, University of London) will discuss Experiencing Lunar Maps: Collections in England, France and Spain, 1638–c.1700. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.


February 4, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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 Kevin Sheehan (Librarian & independent scholar, Durham University)will discuss Construction and Reconstruction: Investigating How Portolan Maps Were Produced by Reproducing a Fifteenth-Century Chart of the Mediterranean. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



February 5-7, 2016 - 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 6, 2016 – Brussels The 78th meeting of The Brussels Map Circle Executive Committee will take place at 10.00.



February 10, 2016 – Manila The next quarterly meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be held at 6PM. Venue to be announced. Additional details from Rudolf Lietz.



February 23, 2016 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Dorian Gerhold (London) will speak about London building plans c.1450–1720. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.


February 25, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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. Major Tony Keeley (Royal School of Military Survey, Thatcham, Berkshire) will discuss Cartography in the Sands: Mapping Oman at 1:100,000 and Fixing the Position of the Kuria Muria Islands in 1984. This meeting is sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.


March 10, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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 Isabelle Avila (Lecturer, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France) will discuss Mental Maps of the World in Great Britain and France, 1870-1914. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



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



April 14, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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 Pnina Arad (Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) will discuss Cultural Landscape in Early Modern Jewish and Christian Maps of the Holy Land. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



April 16, 2016 – Brussels The 79th meeting of The Brussels Map Circle Executive Committee will take place at 10.00.



April 20-22, 2016 - Santiago, Chile 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía, Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio, at the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad Católica de Chile. For further details click here.



April 28, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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 Elodie Duché (Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London) will discuss Cartography and Captivity during the Napoleonic Conflicts, 1803-1815. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



May 4, 2016 – 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 Douglas Lockhart (formerly University of Keele) will speak about About Alexander Ogg, Scottish nineteenth-century land surveyor. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.



May 12, 2016 – London The Twenty-Fifth 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. Jonathan Potter (Jonathan Potter Ltd) will discuss Paid to do a Hobby: A Map Dealer's Reflections on the Last Forty-five Years. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell.



June 3-4, 2016 – Lisbon The third ISHMap Symposium is organized by Trustee Dr. Thomas Horst in cooperation with the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology. Additional details will be posted on the website.



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.



October 2016 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will play host to a major event - a conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nebenzahl Lectures, the International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society, and the Chicago Map Fair. A large attendance is anticipated. Further details to be announced.


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 July 4, 2015 by John W. Docktor