Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2016

December 1, 2016 - Edmonton The Edmonton Map Society will be holding its Fall Meeting at 7:00 pm at Claridge House, 11027 - 87 Avenue. Our speakers will be Joseph Patrouch presenting The Imagined Landscapes of the Holy Roman Empire in 1570 as portrayed in Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum: (A Work in Progress) and John Horrigan who will discuss a previously unrecorded, manuscript map from the estate of the late Capt. William Gibson: The Water Companies[,] Royal Engineers[,] Work in Egypt & Palestine, 1917-1919. Parking is available in the Visitors Lot, to the west of the building. Please remember to sign in on the logbook (between the elevators). The recently installed intercom system does not connect to the lounge. Please call David Jones at 780 224-1860 from the foyer and he will let you in. Additional information from David Jones (djones(at)ualberta.ca).



December 1, 2016 – Oxford The Oxford Seminars In Cartography will have a field trip to the Bodleian Library. Hall Debbie Hall, Senior Library Assistant in the Map Room of the Bodleian Library, will discuss Treasures from the Map Room: a journey through the Bodleian collections. There will be a chance to buy the new Bodleian map book at a special discounted pre-Christmas rate. The event runs from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Join us for refreshments in the Weston Café from 3.45pm. Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



December 6, 2016 – Washington Reiner Gogolin will discuss Berlin 1945-1989: Topography of a Divided City at 12 noon in Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Contact Reiner Gogolin at rgog(at)loc.gov for further information.



December 7, 2016 - Wilmington The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 2 PM in Winterthur Museum Rotunda: Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia exhibit with special focus on an Aztec-style map inscribed on a desk in the exhibit. We will begin at 2:00 pm with a talk and tour with Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Curator of the current exhibit at Winterthur, Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia. Following the talk, after 3:30 pm, plan to take in the Yuletide tour of the Du Pont home, or convene for an afternoon repast in the Visitor Center restaurant. Consider staying for the 6 pm talk by Dennis Carr which will touch on Mexican mapping traditions. Dennis co-wrote “Painting a Map of Sixteenth-Century Mexico City: Land, Writing and Native Rule” (Yale Press, 2013). Cost is $20.00 per person. Registration and pre-payment are required at philamapsociety@gmail.com no later than Monday, November 28. When you make your reservation you must let us know if you plan to take the Yuletide tour following the gallery tour so enough guides may be scheduled. Once registered, checks should be payable to Barbara Drebing Kauffman. Contact her at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com for check mailing instructions or further information.



December 8, 2016 - 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. Shelley S. Mastran, Professor in Practice, Urban Affairs & Planning, Virginia Tech, will present Early Roads and Settlements in Northern Virginia: A Cartographic Perspective. The presentation will trace the evolution of European settlement and road construction in Northern Virginia with a focus on Fairfax County. Early maps help explain the rationale for this development. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



December 10, 2016 – Brussels The Brussels Map Circle will be hosting International Conference Globes and Instruments from 09.30 to 16.00 at the Royal Library of Belgium, Meeting Centre, Mout des Arts/Kunstberg, Boulevard de l'Empereur 2 / Keizerslaan 2. Please register for the conference on the website. Special this year is the possibility to visit the day after the conference and for free an exhibition mounted by our member Stanislas De Peuter with the help of a cultural centre in nearby (from Brussels) Tervuren. The glorious Netherlands highlights Flemish and Dutch atlas cartography from 1500 to 1700 and focuses on representations of the Low Countries. This guided visit is also open for free to members who cannot attend our conference but who nevertheless want to see these maps; registration is in any case compulsory. Additional information from Caroline De Candt at carolinedecandt(at)gmail.com.



December 10, 2016 – Brooklyn The New York Map Society, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, will have a members-only field trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society; at 2nd floor Parlor, 128 Pierrepont St., to tour the exhibition "Unlocking Two Revolutionary War Era Maps - The Ratzer Map." We will see paintings of Brooklyn from many eras alongside a copy of Brooklyn Historical Society's rare First State of Bernard Ratzer's "Plan of the City of New York," published in 1770, and based on surveys made in 1766 and 1767. Following the tour, we will have a paid-members-only Holiday Social Hour, tentatively at Caffe Buon Gusto, 151 Montague St., right around the corner from the Brooklyn Historical Society. Additional information from Andrew Kapochunas at kapochunas(at)gmail.com.



December 13, 2016 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Angelo Cataneo, University of Lisbon "Operations and cartographic interactions. Jesuits, Chinese scholars, Buddhist monks and merchants ". Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



December 14, 2016 – Floriana, Malta The next committee meeting of the Malta Map Society will be held at the Malta Historical Society HQ at 41 Lion Street. The meeting will start at 6pm. Additional information from Rod Lyon at 28triqsikka(at)gmail.com.



December 15, 2016 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. The meeting will be a gala dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of the Chicago Map Society. We have invited a number of the charter members of the society (which was founded in February 1976) to participate in a panel discussion celebrating our first forty years. Please join us to hear their memories of the founding of the Society, of notable members or meetings of the Society, their thoughts about the evolution of the Society, and their hopes for the future of the Society. Befitting this special meeting, we will have an especially full smorgasbord of holiday treats for your dining and drinking pleasure.


2017

January 12, 2017 - 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 Society will host a Members' Map Evening, where members are invited to bring a special map to share and discuss. Up to 10 members are invited to bring a map of special significance to them, describing the map to the assembled group. Those of you who are interested in bringing a map to share should prepare a short commentary on the map (no more than 5 minutes). Please contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com to sign up to present a map. The first 10 members to respond will be presenters.



January 17, 2017 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Alain Delissen, EHESS "Cities and maps in colonial Korea: 1905-1945" . Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



January 19, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Tim Anderson, Jenny Beorkrem, Christopher Devane, and Emily Talen will speak about A Night in the Neighborhoods. Ask an urbanite where he or she lives, and you won’t get an address, you’ll get a neighborhood name. In Chicago, it might be Englewood, The Island, or The Land of Koz. The terms used to define our corners of the world are as varied as each of us, and attempts to define them with maps or to characterize their essences can be equally personal and elusive. Our January program will feature a panel discussion by four people, each of whom brings a unique point of view to the problem of neighborhood mapping, and in particular, the mapping of Chicago’s neighborhoods. Christopher Devane was motivated to map the neighborhoods by a contest in a bar in Beverly over who could name the most. Devane’s first map, published in 1992, showed 182 neighborhoods. A second edition in 2001 raised the ante to 222 neighborhoods, and a third in 2005 to 237. Chicago artist Tim Anderson loves everything about his city, and in 2000 made a map painting (since facsimiled) depicting 198 different neighborhoods. Jenny Beorkrem, graphic designer and proprietor of Orkposters has made a career of designing and publishing maps of urban neighborhoods that resurrect an ancient cartographic genre—the purely verbal map. Her 2007 Chicago map features ninety-nine neighborhoods. Emily Talen is a Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago who has become one of the country’s leading thinkers in the fields of urban design and urbanism, especially the relationship between the built environment and social equity. Students in her classes make “Hood Maps” and her next book, to be published in 2017, is titled Neighborhood.



January 19, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, 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 Daniel Maudlin (Department of History and Art History, University of Plymouth) will speak about Travel, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



February 2-4, 2017 - Barcelona Models a la cartografia urbana espanyola: una anàlisi històrica [Patterns in spanish urban mapping: a historical analysis], a symposium organized by the Grup d'Estudis d'Història de la Cartografia (GEHC) and the Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA). In the historical development of urban mapping it is not possible to distinguish a single linear path and cumulative progress. Instead, the mapping of cities has evolved following different models or specific traditions, each of which has a peculiar origin, its own language and techniques and defining operational characteristics. The main aim of this symposium is to study the genesis of these models or patterns of urban mapping, to describe its essential features and analyze their mutual influences.



February 3-5, 2017 - Miami The 24th Annual Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps, globes, atlases and rare antiquarian books. Visitors are invited to bring in a map of their own for expert opinions and attend educational presentations by map experts. 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 (HMasip(at)historymiami.org), Map Fair Manager at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618. 2017 Map Fair Presenters include Elisabeth Burdon (Map dealer, oldimprints.com); Ronald E. Grim (Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library); Dr. Stephen Hornsby (Author and Trustee Professor, University of Maine System); Nick Kanas, MD (Author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco); and Dr. James Utley (National speaker, map collector and VP of Medical Affairs at Coventry Health Care). Presentation subjects: Panel discussion on 20th Century pictorial maps, little known provenance of unique maps from the Boston Public Library and Celestial maps.



February 2017 - Edinburgh The Scottish Maps Forum is planning to resume its series of annual workshops, bringing together recent research on historical maps of Scotland into a day seminar on a shared theme. For additional information please contact Chris Fleet (c.fleet(at)nls.uk) or Paula Williams (p.williams(at)nls.uk).



February 16, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Steven Novak will speak about Mapping a Biological Invasion. If you were driving through the Napa Valley, tasting wines and enjoying the beautiful rolling hills, and saw a field full of Taeniatherum caput-medusae, you might think “What a beautiful field of grain!” But you would be wrong. Because like its namesake Greek monster with a head bristling with snakes, this “Medusahead rye” is an invasive species, which has earned a place on California’s noxious weed list (called, cleverly enough, Encycloweedia). But Medusahead is no laughing matter—it’s a true monster, spreading at a rate of 12% per year and changing the ecology of rangelands all over western North America. Because Medusahead originated in Eurasia, its spread is a large-scale bio-geographic event and the information gathered about it can best be displayed using maps. Prof. Novak will demonstrate how maps can help us understand its spread, both continentally and locally, and how detailed mapping of “climate niches” can help us understand not only this specific invasion, but also provide insights into the invasion process in general.



February 16, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, 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 Cóilín Parsons (Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, USA) will speak about Lines and Words: The Surprising Role of the Ordnance Survey in Anglo-Irish Literature. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Hakluyt Society, an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



February 16, 2017 - 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. Sven Furhmann, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University will give a talk on How to Fold a Map. 2016 marked the International Map Year, a worldwide recognition of maps, mapping products and their roles and uses. While on one hand the history and achievements of mapping products were celebrated; the International Map Year also encouraged exploring new challenges and opportunities to further develop spatial visualization techniques and products. Dr. Fuhrmann has been a member of geovisualization developments for the past 15 years and has significantly shaped cartography and geovisualization research. His presentation will reflect on past geovisualization challenges and achievements and highlight research in virtual and augmented realities. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



February 21, 2017 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. David Helliwell (Bodleian Library) will speak about From curiosity to treasure: Mr Selden's map of China. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330476.



February 21, 2017 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Marie de Rugy, University Paris 1 "In using Burmese sketch by the British. Forms and limits of a geographical meeting ". Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



February 22, 2017 - Washington The Philip Lee Phillips Map Society presents The King of Maps; a lecture about the first two acquisition trips made by Philip Lee Phillips in 1903 and 1905. Phillips was the first the first Superintendent of Maps when the Hall of Maps and Charts was established in 1897 at the Library of Congress. The lecture will be given by Cheryl Fox, a history specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. Ms. Fox recently published an essay on this topic in Phillips Map Society's journal, The Occasional Papers. The event will take place at 12 pm in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. No reservations are required. The Division is in the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE LM B01. At the turn of the century, Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam envisioned that the Library's collections should be broad and deep like those of the great European libraries of the day. To that end, he sent Phillips to acquire rare maps and set up acquisition relationships with book dealers in the Deep South and throughout Europe. Some the materials Phillips purchased are among the Geography and Map Division's earliest acquisition treasures. The presentation will also touch on Phillips’ childhood during the Civil War and on his Jewish-American family’s origins in South Carolina. A display of selected items that Phillips acquired on his trips will accompany the presentation. For more information, please contact Ryan Moore at rymo(at)loc.gov or 202-707-7779.



March 9, 2017 – Oxford The 24th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from runs from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Join us for refreshments in the Weston Café from 3.45pm. Elizabeth Haines (Science Museum) will speak about Exploring colonial administrative maps, their use and their disuse: “He asks for impossibilities… because his previous work has been in civilised neighbourhoods.” Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



March 14, 2017 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Frédéric Durand, University of Toulouse "Old non-Western Cartography of Southeast Asia". Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



March 16, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Carl Kupfer will discuss Land Surveying and Mapmaking Transformed. The science and art of land surveying, which started with rudimentary instruments, techniques, and hand-drawn paper plats and maps, has evolved into a realm and creation of highly accurate and virtually automated data platforms that rely on satellites for three-dimensional spatial positioning, interact with geographical information systems (GIS), generate digital data and mapping products, and alas, can spit out paper maps and charts on demand. Mr Kupfer will review the fascinating history of surveying from earliest times to the present, presenting examples of unusual surveys, instruments, techniques, and methods used to produce the end-product documents. He will then discuss surveying and mapping in the twenty-first century, and explain how the science of geographical information management in the digital age has transformed the fields of land surveying and classic cartography.



March 16, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, 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. Florin-Stefan Morar (PhD Candidate in History of Science, Harvard University, USA) will speak about Translation and Treason: The Luso Castilian Demarcation Controversy and Abraham Ortelius’ Map of China from 1584. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



March 18, 2017 - Washington The Washington Map Society will meet at the National Museum of the American Indian (4th St & Independence Ave SW) at 10:00 AM to learn how maps are integrated within an exhibit environment. The tour will be led by Daniel Cole, who has served as the Research Cartographer for the Smithsonian since 1986 and as the Institution's GIS Coordinator since 1990. The field trip to the National Museum of the American Indian will visit two exhibits with discussions about the maps involved in each: "The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire" and "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations." The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



March 27, 2017 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 5:30-7:30 PM: Speaking at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. 6th St. Adam Levine will present some of his favorite finds over the past ten years of searching for maps in City offices, focusing on the historical topography and landscape of the city prior to urban development. These maps include everything from original land surveys from the 18th century to property lot subdivisions from the 1950s, and include fascinating information as well as beautiful draftsmanship. Thank you to Bruce Laverty for making this event possible. We hope Adam and Bruce may be able to join us for dinner nearby following the talk. Contact Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com for additional information.



March 30 - April 1, 2017 - Chicago The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America will be held at the Palmer House Hilton. There will be a session “Weird and Wonderful: Exploring the Outliers of Renaissance Cartography.” This panel seeks to interrogate the production and depiction of space and to diversify our understanding of the different forms this took between 1300 and 1650. Papers are welcomed on Western manuscript or printed maps that incorporate material from non-Western cultures, that show the world from unusual perspectives or in unusual projections, that incorporate non-standard geography, and that have atypical iconographic programs or other features that set them apart from their peers. What do these strange maps teach us about mapping? Discussion is also encouraged of the maps’ socio-cultural functions, and how maps show connections between different global knowledge cultures. Additional information from Chet Van Duzer, chet.van.duzer(at)gmail.com, or Julia McClure, J.McClure(at)Warwick.ac.uk.



March 30-31, 2017 - Lincoln, Nebraska The 2017 Great Plains Symposium will examine the topic, Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains. In part it will commemorate the publication of the Atlas of the Great Plains (2011) and anticipate the publication of the Atlas of Nebraska (2017). Why are maps so fascinating? What do they tell us, what assumptions were necessary to construct them, how do they shape our knowledge? The symposium calls for a critical reexamination of maps and the mapping of our region, from earliest historical maps to present digital cartography and remote sensing, from Pawnee star charts to cadastral surveys. The symposium will be held on Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.



March 31, 2017 - Williamsburg Ed Redmond, Library of Congress, will make a presentation to the Williamsburg Map Circle. Time and place to be announced. Additional information from Ted Edwards at williamsburgmapcircle(at)gmail.com.



April 5–9, 2017 - Boston The annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers highlights the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. Join us at the Hynes Convention Center to meet and greet local and international colleagues; network and exchange ideas; foster new partnerships; discover topical publications; and interact with state-of-the-art technologies. The AAG Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum where thought leaders and experts from geography and its allied disciplines intersect to build new partnerships and collaborations. There will be sessions devoted to historical maps.



April 13, 2017 - Milwaukee The 2017 Holzheimer “Maps and America” Lecture will be held at the American Geographical Society Library in the UWM Golda Meir Library building, third floor, east wing, 2311 E. Hartford Ave. Christopher W. Lane, owner Philadelphia Print Shop West, will speak about Cartographic Myths of the American West. This will be the 28th “Maps and America” lecture, supported by an endowment created by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer. A reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the lecture at 6 p.m. For more information or special needs, please call 414-229-6282 or email agsl(at)uwm.edu.



April 18, 2017 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, CNRS-EHESS "On the traces of the origins of maps by cosmographers in East Asia: the Atlas Sino-Korean and Chinese sources". Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



April 20, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a Field Trip to the Graphic Conservation Company, 329 W 18th Street, Suite 701. Please join us we tour the state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot lab at the Graphic Conservation Company, which is located in Chicago’s South Loop. Originally a boutique department of R.R. Donnelley that specialized in bookbinding and preservation, the now-independent company specializes in art and document restoration. On our tour, owner Russ Maki and his staff of conservators will demonstrate some the time-tested techniques using a collection of specialized tools and equipment that enables them to treat paper items suffering from many different types of damage. Please note that this program will start at 5:00 p.m., so that we can see the conservators at work, and that we must limit attendance to around thirty-five people. Accordingly, we will ask our members to make reservations for this event. Contact Andrew Epps (contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org) at 312-255-3541.



April 21-22, 2017 - Washington, Texas The Texas Map Society Spring Meeting 2017 will be held at the Star of the Republic Museum in Washington-on-the-Brazos, thus having the cartography of the Texas Revolution and Texas Republic as overarching topics of that meeting. Further details will be announced.



April 22, 2017 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will tour the Germantown Historical Society at 11 AM. David Moore (another loyal Map Society member) served as Librarian there several years ago and will share, among other items, Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown railroad maps, a small three dimensional plaster of the Battle of Germantown, a map prepared by Map Society member Jim Duffin on colonial landowners, and Christopher Saur's 1743 German Bible, the first Bible in a European language made in America. Individual entry fees apply. Lunch will follow with David Moore as our guest. Contact Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com for additional information.



April 26-28, 2017 - Venice The International Cartographic Association is organising its 12th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, hosted this year by the University IUAV of Venice. The Conference venue is IUAV's Aula Magna in the central Tolentini complex, Santa Croce, a hundred metres from Piazzale Roma. If you are interested to be further informed about this Conference please reply to Evangelos Livieratos, Commission Chair, at livier(at)auth.gr.



April 27, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, 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 Stephen Johnston (Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford) will speak about Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



April 29, 2017 – Richmond The 2017 Alan M. & Natalie P. Voorhees lecture will be sponsored by Fry-Jefferson Map Society of Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St. This year’s Voorhees event will focus on early Richmond. Speakers include:
Marianne McKee -
From Survey to Settlement: Maps of the City of Richmond, Virginia
Lyle Browning – Lva Maps & Archaeology: Going From The Known To Find The Unknown Or The Lost, The Forgotten, The Misbegotten
Leslie Courtois - Conservation of Richard Young’s Manuscript Maps of Richmond
Additional information from Cassandra Farrell at cassandra.farrell(at)lva.virginia.gov.



May 2, 2017 – 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 Bob Silvester (formerly Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) will speak about Changing trends in mapping estates in the Welsh border counties during the eighteenth century. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330476.



May 10, 2017 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Seminar on French collections "The Asian Cartographic Heritage in France". Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



May 11-14, 2017 - Kalamazoo, Michigan The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place at Western Michigan University. Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla have organized multiple Mappings sessions at the Congresses. We invite you to join us at the conference or to submit a paper. Topics are “Shaping the Medieval World”; “Medieval Maps, their Makers and Uses”; and “Maps as/and Narratives.” For additional information, contact Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) or Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu).



May 12, 2017 - Aberystwyth, Wales The National Library of Wales and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales present Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2017. The symposium theme is “Measuring the Meadows – the development of estate mapping and its value in portraying the historical landscape.” It will be held 9.45-4.30 and the cost is £20 (includes buffet lunch).



May 18, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Murray Hudson will discuss Chicago: The Globe-Making Capital of the Globe.



May 18, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, 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. John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow) will speak about Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



May 24, 2017 - Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 6 PM. Discover Benjamin Hayes Smith at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: talk on mapmaker Benjamin Hayes Smith, surveyor, collector of specimens and land researcher who prepared manuscript maps of Delaware County, by Dr. Kathy Hornberger as she prepares to publish her research on Smith. We thank Torben Jenk for proposing this talk. HSP will present the original twenty-seven manuscript maps drawn by Benjamin Hayes Smith for the Atlas of Delaware County 1703-1880 and eight additional maps (apparently never printed) showing the Great Welsh Tract. These maps include the names of plantations not generally known, as well as the Okehocking Indian Reservation and its subsequent subdivision in Willistown. A long table dinner will follow nearby; we hope Dr. Hornberger and Torben will join as our guests. Contact Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com for additional information.



May 25, 2017 – Oxford The 24th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from runs from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Join us for refreshments in the Weston Café from 3.45pm. Edward P F Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London) will speak about The Geological Section, Inter-Service Topographical Department: contributions by Oxford geologists, the Bodleian Library and thematic mapping to Allied military intelligence during the Second World War. Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



June 6, 2017 - Paris Le Monde vu d’Asie : Histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques [The world saw Asia: History and cartographic practices in Asian worlds] is a joint research seminar from E.H.GO, du Centre d’Histoire de l’Asie contemporaine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, du Département d’Histoire de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure et du MNAAG – Musée Guimet. It will meet once a month, on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 at the Institute of Geography at the ENS, the Sorbonne, or at the Guimet Museum. Lectures are open to the public. The dramatic emergence of Asia on the international scene and its leading role in the current globalization are driving new thinking about this region and its interactions with the rest of the world. Maps and space objects reveal the differentiated process of construction of representations and Asian identities. They allow in particular the understanding of the different socio-cultural universe of Asian countries and their relations with Europe and the rest of the world. They show also the gradual broadening of horizons of Asian geography and cross-influence of Asian and European cartographers. We will consider all of the mapping tools and cosmographic products in Asian worlds, from China, Japan and Korea. Philippe Claudel Forest, Nazarbayev University "Mapping the Silk Road". Seminar coordinated by Fabrice Argounès (EHGO) (Fabrice.Argounes(at)univ-paris1.fr), Hélène Blais (IHMC ENS) (helene.blais(at)wanadoo.fr) and Pierre Singaravélou (CHAC-Paris 1).



June 15, 2017 – Green Oaks, Illinois The Chicago Map Society invites you to please join us at 5:30 pm for what is becoming an annual event—a field trip to the McLean Map Collection, which is in Chicago’s northern suburbs and is one of the largest privately-held collections of maps in the world. This year will be a special treat, as map curator Tom Hall will introduce us to some of the Highlights of the the Barry MacLean Collection. Contact Andrew Epps (contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org) at 312-255-3541 for additional information.



June 28-30, 2017 – Washington The Commission on the History of Cartography has partnered with the Library of Congress - Geography & Map Division to hold our traditional pre-International Cartographic Association Workshop within the Library of Congress, without doubt the richest and most diverse map collection on this planet. Furthermore, two ICA sister commissions will join HoC and the Library to add to the program of this Workshop: the ICA Commission on Atlases and the ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy. Workshop them is Charting The Cosmos Of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases. Additional information from Soetkin Vervust (Soetkin.Vervust(at)UGent.be). Secretary ICA Commission on the History of Cartography.



July 1-2, 2017 - Washington A workshop, Maps and Emotions, organized by the International Cartographic Association Commissions on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization & Art and Cartography will be held at The George Washington University . For the last couple of decades, the importance of integrating emotions and affects in studying places has been broadly acknowledged, which led certain authors to talk about an “emotional turn” in geography This emotional turn has also affected cartography where the relationships between maps and emotions have been explored from two different perspectives; scientific and artistic. This workshop aims to bring together artists, scholars and students from cartography, geography, the humanities and the arts who are interested in exploring further the relationships between maps, emotions and places. These discussions will be structured around two types of activities: (1) conventional academic presentations enabling individuals to talk about their own research and artistic practices; and (2) emotional mapping activities organized by some of the participants to address one or several aspects of the relationships between maps and emotions (e.g. data collection in some identified neighborhoods in Washington DC; designing maps that could trigger emotional responses; testing the effectiveness of emotional maps). Additional inforamtion from Paula Williams (P.Williams(at)NLS.UK).



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 (info(at)icc2017.org), Conference Director.



July 3-6, 2017 - Leeds Felicitas Schmieder and Dan Terkla have organized multiple Mappings sessions at the International Medieval Congresses at University of Leeds for the past six years. We invite you to join us at the conference or to submit a paper. Topics are “Shaping the Medieval World”; “Medieval Maps, their Makers and Uses”; and “Maps as/and Narratives.” Additionally we would like to have a special focus on “The Other”, and we are also are happy to receive proposals that focus on any aspect of early-to-late medieval mapping, especially those of an interdisciplinary nature. For additional information, contact Felicitas Schmieder (felicitas.schmieder(at)fernuni-hagen.de) or Dan Terkla (terkla(at)iwu.edu).



July 8, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil Pre-conference meetings will be held;
09.30 – 15.30: Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM)
16.00 – 18.00: Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap)



July 9-14, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil The 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be organized by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and will be coordinated by Professor Junia Furtado. Conference theme will be The Cartographic Challenge of the New. 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. The conference opens on Sunday in Minas Tenis Clube Cultural Center, 2244 Rua da Bahia, on the 5th floor. From 10.00 in the morning you can pop in to register. From 14.30 you are welcome to take a seat for the Opening Ceremony which will start at 15.00 sharp. There will be a one-day pre-conference tour and a two-day post-conference tour. Further details contact ICHC-2017 (infoichc2017(at)gmail.com), Rua Antônio de Albuquerque, 1032 apt. 41, Belo Horizonte | Minas Gerais, Brazil CEP 30.112-011; phone (5531) 3227-7616.



September 15-16, 2017 – Leiden, The Netherlands An International Symposium on the History of Cartography on Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West will be held to celebrate the opening of the Asian Library as well as ‘Asia Year’ at Leiden University. The International Symposium at Leiden University Library, Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden, The Netherlands, is to be jointly hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden University. Until detailed information becomes available, questions regarding the symposium can be send to: Martijn Storms, Curator of Maps & Atlases at Leiden University Libraries, m.storms(at)library.leidenuniv.nl.



October 8-11, 2017 – Hamburg The Thirty-fifth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium will be held. The closing dinner will be on Wednesday 11 October. There will be a post-symposium tour 12-15 October. Additional details to come.



November 13-14, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia An international conference titled Canada before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping will take place at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The conference foregrounds the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1867 with a look at the early exploration and mapping of the territory that now forms the country. The conference is being organized by Lauren Beck, lbeck(at)mta.ca, and Chet Van Duzer, chet.van.duzer(at)gmail.com.


2018

February 2-4, 2018 - Miami The 25th Annual Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps, globes, atlases and rare antiquarian books. Visitors are invited to bring in a map of their own for expert opinions and attend educational presentations by map experts. 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 (HMasip(at)historymiami.org), Map Fair Manager at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618.



April 28, 2018 - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 10:30 AM in the Longwood Gardens Library & Archive: Judy Stevenson, Archivist, who describes her archive as "back-of-house" and secluded from the public, will talk about select maps. Since many of their more interesting maps have been off-site undergoing a large-scale conservation project that will continue through 2017, we appreciate securing our spot on the busy Longwood calendar for 2018. Contact Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com for additional information.



June 14-16, 2018 – Portland, Maine The International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) symposium and annual general meeting will take place at the Osher Map Library.



September 20-23, 2018 - Denver The 2018 Society for the History of Discoveries meeting will be hosted by the Rocky Mountain Map Society. The opening event will be a reception the evening of Thursday night the 20th. Friday and Saturday morning would be the lectures and the conference would end around Noon Saturday. A post-symposium excursion is being planned.


2019

July 1-5, 2019 - Tokyo The 29th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.



July 14-19, 2019 – Amsterdam The Board of Imago Mundi Ltd and the Explokart Research Group of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam have great pleasure in announcing that the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held in Amsterdam.


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