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2014

August 31 - September 2, 2014 - Glasgow, Scotland The Society of Cartographers 50th Annual Summer School Conference will be at University of Glasgow. Click here for full details and Programme. The SOC 50th Anniversary Annual Summer School Conference is open to members and non-members and is a great opportunity to keep up-to-date with current issues in Cartography, Mapping Technology & Map Design and to network with fellow map-makers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It is especially beneficial for those working within small units or freelancers who can particularly benefit from the informal discussions and exchange of ideas with fellow mapmakers.



September 3-5, 2014 - Auckland The New Zealand Cartographic Society and the Australian and New Zealand Map Society are proud to announce the 7th National Cartographic Conference, 42nd ANZMapS Conference and 3rd ICA Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania - GeoCart'2014. The event will be held at the outstanding facilities of the University of Auckland. GeoCart'2014 aims to bring together a wide cross section of professionals, researchers and enthusiasts engaged in cartography, map curatorship and research, geovisualisation and GIScience, to promote new techniques in, and a greater understanding of cartography and mapping. The Conference will host the National Cartographic Exhibition and GeoExpo'2014 - a Commercial Exhibition focused on the latest innovations related to technology, products, applications and services offered by the top national and international manufacturers and vendors.



September 3-6, 2014 - Lisbon The 12th International Conference on Urban History will take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The official languages of the conference are French and English. One of the sessions will be devoted to Cities Without Maps: Reconstructing Early Urban Morphologies and Appropriations of Space in Portuguese Colonial Cities.



September 4, 2014 – London Maps have played an important role in many aspects of the British government’s work for centuries. The National Archives in Kew is now home to one of the world’s richest holdings of historical mapping, covering places throughout the world. In their new book, Maps: their untold stories, due out on 11 September, archivists Rose Mitchell and Andrew Janes offer a fascinating and unusual journey through some of the most intriguing examples of maps from within the archives. This exclusive pre-publication talk explores the diverse landscapes portrayed on these maps, from great cities such as London to quiet country estates. Rose and Andrew examine who made these maps, why they were made, and their significance as historical documents. This seminar will be preceded by the AGM and will be followed by more drinks and nibbles. Talk at 6:00pm (doors 5:30) - 8:30pm at London Metropolitan Archives - Huntley Room, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB. Advance booking is essential. Please guarantee your place by contacting Jeff Gerhardt at 020 7332 3879. This seminar is free to all AfL members, non-members £5 (payable on the door).



September 4-5, 2014 - Budapest The ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage and the Eötvös Loránd University are pleased to invite you to the 9th International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage to be held at the National Széchényi Library. This 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, scientific, arts and engineering) whose work is either focused on or affined to cartographic heritage. The Workshop will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how the digital revolution and modern information and communication technologies can or could be used and contribute to cartographic heritage in terms of acquisition, processing visualization and communication of relevant digital data. The Workshop language is English.



September 8-9, 2014 – London Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World 1100–1600 is the subject of a two-day seminar at Queen Mary, University of London. The study of the history of cartography in Europe and the Islamic world has proceeded to date on parallel lines. Yet while scholars have tended to specialise in one or the other tradition, relations of exchange and influence between Islamic and European cartography have consistently been asserted. At the same time, institutional and linguistic barriers to comparative study have impeded systematic examination of the connections between Islamic and western mapmaking. The Leverhulme Network Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World aims to promote comparative, cross-disciplinary scholarship on Islamic and European cartography by bringing together experts in these two fields for a symposium. Additional information from the conference convenors Alfred Hiatt, Jerry Brotton, or Yossi Rapoport.



September 9, 2014 – Birmingham, England The Map Curators' Group of the British Cartographic Society is delighted to announce Training Day: Feral Maps and How to Tame Them. Do you know any feral maps—those that were once part of a proper collection but which have now gone wild due to lack of resource? Have you been asked to “look after the map collection” and need some guidance? The Map Curators’ Group is here to help with another of its popular and productive training events! Queries to Ann Sutherland or Paula Williams.



September 10-11, 2014 - Birmingham, England The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop. The workshop theme will be Hands across the Map: Co-operation and Partnership in Map Collections. The organisers are calling for proposals for presentations to be given at the Workshop, on the following themes:
• Partnership working between institutions e.g. delivery of joint web resources, sharing expertise|
• Partnership within individual institutions and libraries e.g. merger of work teams, shared reading room delivery
• Collaborative initiatives in map collections
• Future developments in map collections
• Any other topic relevant to the subject!
Additional information from Ann Sutherland, Convener, Map Curators’ Group, or Paula Williams.



September 10, 2014 - Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at the Chestnut Hill branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 8711 Germantown Avenue, from 7:30-9 PM. Christopher W. Lane, co-owner of The Philadelphia Print Shop, will present Shaping the American West. In 1982, Chris and Donald H. Cresswell founded the Philadelphia Print Shop in Chestnut Hill, selling antique maps and prints. In over thirty years, Chris has authored books and myriad articles, as well as given lectures around the country. Don and Chris have also been the map and print experts for the Antiques Roadshow for the last eighteen years. In 2010, Chris’s wife got a job in Denver, Colorado, so Chris opened a branch of his shop there, The Philadelphia Print Shop West. Naturally specializing in western material, Chris has done extensive research in the development of the American West, and prints and maps showing that. This lecture provides an overall picture of that development as reflected in period maps. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the United States was limited to lands east of the Mississippi River. The vast region which today is the country’s trans-Mississippi West was at that time divided in French Louisiana, northern New Spain, and a somewhat disputed, British Columbia District. By the end of the century, these would all be part of the United States, divided into 23 political states and territories. The story of the changing political configuration of the trans-Mississippi West between 1800 and 1900 is a complex and fascinating one and this lecture will tell that tale, illustrated by contemporary maps. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman.



September 11, 2014 – Boston Susan Schulten (University of Denver) will discuss Educating a New Nation: Maps and Knowledge in 19th Century America in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street from 6:00-7:00 PM. A reception will follow. In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess the power of the South. After the Civil War, federal agencies embraced statistical and thematic mapping in order to profile the ethnic, racial, economic, moral, and physical attributes of a reunified nation. By the end of the century, Congress had authorized a national archive of maps, an explicit recognition that old maps were not relics to be discarded but unique records of the nation’s past. All of these experiments involved the realization that maps were not just illustrations of data, but visual tools that were uniquely equipped to convey complex ideas and information. In Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a map. RSVP to Cathy Wood at 617-859-2387.



September 18, 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. The first presentation of the 2015-2016 Program year kicks off with an Evening Open House in the newly renovated Geography and Map Division, home to monthly Washington Map Society meetings since 1981. Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, will briefly describe G&M's new Research Center and Reading Room, and staff will provide tours of the public areas as well as the new Vault facility. For additional information contact contact Ed Redmond.



September 19-21, 2014 - Civitella del Lago, Italy The Associazione Roberto Almagià [Italian Map Collector Society] will have its Annual Meeting in Sala Brizzi. This year is the bicentenary of the death of the great Italian XVIII century astronomer and cartographer Rizzi Zannoni. An exhibition of his maps will be displayed during the meeting. Additional information from Vladimiro Valerio or info@civitellarte.it.



September 20, 2014 – Princeton The New York Map Society and Philadelphia Map Society will have a Field Trip to Princeton University Library, One Washington Road. John Delaney, Curator of Historic Maps at the Library will lead us through an exhibition of A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888. Dinner will follow across the street at Triumph Brewery. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman.



September 23, 2014 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at Denver Public Library, Gates Room, at 5:30 PM. Tom Overton, Past RMMS President will speak about Maps Ahoy. Yo-ho-ho and a Rhumb Line! [A whimsical look at pirate maps]. Did you know that the famous English explorers, Francis Drake and William Dampier, were both pirates? In the 17th century one could be both. Tom will bring some period maps to illustrate where the pirates were operating, as well as some authentic pirate artifacts for people to look at. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.



September 24-27, 2014 – Bogota, Columbia The 5th Ibero-American Symposium on the History of Cartography will be organized by the Universidad de los Andes and Razón Cartográfica. The subject of the symposium will be Art, Politics and Cartography. Following the tradition of previous Symposiums registration for the event will be free to all speakers and attendees. Official languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Additional information from 5siahc@uniandes.edu.co.



October 9-11, 2014 - Eichstätt The 17. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held in collaboration with the chair for Ancient History of the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Registration is required. Contact Dr. Markus Heinz, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Kartenabteilung, Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin; Tel.: 030 / 266-435500, Fax: 030 / 266-335401.



October 10-12, 2014 - Chicago The 2nd annual Chicago International Map Fair will be held at Loyola University Museum of Art, 111 E. Pearson, just steps from Michigan Ave. The fair will begin with a Friday evening cocktail party & Preview Night featuring a premium open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Hours are 10:00 - 5:00 Saturday & 10:00 - 4:00 Sunday. Aside from browsing the antique maps, the fair will also feature a six part educational series with lectures by some of the antiquarian scholars of the Chicago Map Society and Loyola University. On Saturday, the Newberry Library will offer two tours of their historic building and world renown antique map collection. Tickets for the cocktail party, entrance to the map fair, and tour of the Newberry Library can be purchased on-line.



October 16, 2014 – Boston Michael Blanding, author of Map Thief, the recent biography of E. Forbes Smiley; will be the speaker at Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street. Smiley is a convicted American art thief. His knowledge, charm and charitable activities gained him the trust of several librarians and, in some cases, unsupervised access to their collections. He was found guilty in 2006 of stealing 97 rare maps. This talk is part of Boston Public Library Author Talk Series.



October 16-17, 2014 – Arlington, Texas The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 9th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography on the theme The Price of Manifest Destiny: Wars in the American Southwest, 1819-1865. This will include a joint meeting with the Texas Map Society and the Rocky Mountain Map Society. Immediately following that, on Saturday, October 18th, and Sunday, the 19th there will be a Map Fair in The Museum of Biblical Art, 7500 Park Lane, Dallas. Additional information from Ben Huseman, Cartographic Archivist, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Box 19497, 702 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX 76019-0497; Phone: 817 272-0633.



October 17-19, 2014 – Athens The Sylvia Ioannou Foundation will host the Second International Conference on the Greek World in Travel Accounts and Maps. The focus will be Corsairs and Pirates in the Eastern Mediterranean, 15th – 19th Centuries. The thematic sections are (1) Topoi of Piracy; (2) Scale and Character of Commerce Raiding; (3) Politics and Legitimacy; (4) Piracy and the State; and (5) Images of Piracy. The venue will be the Museum of Cycladic Art.



October 18-19, 2014 – Dallas The Map Fair of the West will be held at The Museum of Biblical Art, 7500 Park Lane. Map exhibitors and dealers from across the U.S. and around the world will be in Dallas displaying and selling maps during the Map Fair. For additional information contact Ben Huseman.



October 21-24, 2014 – Seoul The International Map Collectors' Society international symposium is titled Maps, Voyage to the East Asia. It will be held at the National Library of Korea and coordinated by The Korean Research Association of Old Maps. During the symposium, we will be pleased to offer a general viewing of map collections, such as in Map Library of Korea, Royal Books Archives ( Kyujanggak), National Museum and Seoul Historical Museum. There will be pre and post-symposium tours.



October 22, 2014 – Richmond The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, noon time book talk will feature Michael Blanding, author of the recent biography of E. Forbes Smiley. Smiley is a convicted American art thief. His knowledge, charm and charitable activities gained him the trust of several librarians and, in some cases, unsupervised access to their collections. He was found guilty in 2006 of stealing 97 rare maps.



October 23, 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. Michael Blanding, author of The Map Thief, the recent biography of E. Forbes Smiley; will be the speaker. Smiley is a convicted American art thief. His knowledge, charm and charitable activities gained him the trust of several librarians and, in some cases, unsupervised access to their collections. He was found guilty in 2006 of stealing 97 rare maps. For additional information contact Ed Redmond.



October 25, 2014 – Richmond The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, will sponsor a map exhibition and symposium. The map exhibition will be opening at 11 A.M. and the lectures will start at 1:00 P.M. The speakers will include Martin Bruckner (U of Delaware) talking about Reading Maps in the Age of the American Revolution and Max Edelson (UVA) talking about Reading Atlases from Both Sides of the American Revolution. Maps will be on display from the collection of the Library of Virginia. Free parking available under the Library. Lunch available at Library’s café. Lectures and exhibition free; to assist with participant planning, RSVP to Jennifer Blessman 804-692-3561.



October 28, 2014 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will have its first annual "Young Scholar's" Lecture in Sturm Hall, Room 286, on the Denver University campus. The time will be announced later. The speaker is Joshua Marcotte, from the University of Minnesota, Department of History, Center for Early Modern History. His presentation will be Culture, Contact and the Agency of Appropriation in a 1741 Map of Nagasaki.



October 30-November 2, 2014 – Austin, Texas The Society for the History of Discoveries will hold its annual meeting at the Texas State History Museum. Discounted hotel rooms at the Double Tree can be booked on-line. Additional information from Imre Demhardt.



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



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.



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.



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. For more information and the call for papers please visit http://geoweb.ugent.be/histocarto2014/.



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 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.


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.



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. For information contact Hilda Masip, Map Fair Coordinator, at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flager St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618.



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 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 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 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 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 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 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.



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.



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.



October 19-21, 2015 – Cape Town The International Map Collectors' Society international symposium will be held at the Centre for the Book of the National Library of South Africa, 62 Queen Victoria Street. The venue is adjacent to the Company Gardens, which were established in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company. The Gardens are also the site of the National Library, Museum and Art Gallery and close to the historical Slave Lodge Museum and National Parliament. The provisional theme of the symposium is The cartography of travel to and in southern Africa: 1500 - 1900. A symposium website will be available from October 2014.


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 August 18, 2014 by John W. Docktor