May 26, 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta The Edmonton Map Society meeting will be held at Claridge House, 11027 87 Ave., at 7:30 pm. This meeting will feature two presenters- Larry Laliberte and Michael Brundin talking about some current techniques and developments in geospatial analysis and presentation. Larry's talk is titled Cartographic Intactness and the Three Mile to One Inch Sectional Maps of Western Canada. The presentation will look at the process of georeferencing and performing raster to vector conversions of the 3-miles to 1-inch sectional maps of Western Canada, to extract measures of line work density. These density measures or “Cartographic Intactness” could serve as a useful spatial metric when aggregated up to the Western Township grid for establishing thresholds of the early 20th Century human foot print on the West, and delineating areas undisturbed by the cartographer’s pen. Michael Brundin will be providing an overview of a mapping and timeline visualization tool called Plot-It, that displays phenomena with a geospatial and/or temporal component on a map (Google Maps) and timeline. It is an application that we developed at CWRC (Canadian Writing and Research Collaboratory) to display events. We also used it as an accompanying resource in the Royal Society of Canada's recent report on the status and future of libraries and archives in Canada, displaying the location (on a map) and founding date (on a timeline) for many of the libraries and archives in Canada. Additional information from David L. Jones.
May 27-29, 2015 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island The Canadian Cartographic Association annual conference will be held at the Hotel on Pownal.
May 27-29, 2015 – Corfu The 10th Jubilee Commission's Workshop Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage will be held at Ionian University and Historical Archives of Corfu/General State Archives of Greece in the historical centre of Corfu. It is hosted by the History Department of the Ionian University, a Supporting Institution of the Commission in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Cartographic Heritage Group. The Workshop is addressed to scholars, researchers, map-curators, map-collectors, map-librarians, administrators, digital industry/market operators and students coming from different cultural and educational backgrounds (humanistic, geo-political, social, artistic, scientific and engineering) whose work is either focused on or affiliated to cartographic heritage, an important component of cultural heritage.
May 27, 2015 – Floriana The next Malta Map Society Committee meeting will be held at the Malta Historical Society, 41 Lion Street, at 6pm. Additional information from Rod Lyon.
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.
May 29-31, 2015 - York Place and Space in the Medieval World Conference to be held at King’s Manor. ‘Space’ and ‘Place’ are terms that have had a ‘renaissance’ within medieval scholarship in recent decades, becoming increasingly employed to describe the cultural and intellectual landscape of the Middle Ages. However, despite the widely recognised importance of these terms, of late, various factions of scholars have begun to debate whether one has primacy over the other in terms of its agency and usefulness in determining how we conceptualise and discuss the medieval world. While taking into account these vagaries, this conference will extend the conversation surrounding these terms and ideas, considering the extant visual and textual sources alongside the contemporary scholarly discussions of this milieu. Additional information from Heidi Stoner and Meg Boulton.
June 1, 2015 – Denver The
Rocky Mountain Map Society, the
University of Denver, and Denver Public Library present a series of
lectures about Mapping
in the early 20th Century.
This joint event includes four
Monday evening presentations, two map-related exhibits, and a
mini-map fair. Today at 6:30 PM, Bill Wyckoff will speak about
cartographies: the Clason Map Company and the American West,
1903-1931. Lecture will
be held at Denver Public Library, Conference Room 2. George Clason
built the largest commercial map company west of Chicago between 1903
and 1931. In his years as a Denver-based map publisher and booster of
western economic development, Clason produced millions of road maps,
state maps, city maps, promotional circulars and maps for mining
companies, land companies, and state and local governments. In this
paper, Bill Wykoff examines the business relationships Clason forged
with private companies and public institutions and how textual and
visual material within Clason’s maps communicated enduring
ideas about the West’s economic potential and regional
character. He suggests that Clason’s maps formed a powerful
cartographic narrative focused on promoting development in the West
that reflected his own belief in progress and the merits of
individual effort within a largely capitalistic economic system. He
also examines how these same economic principles shape Clason’s
later career as a writer of self-help essays on achieving financial
independence. These essays became accepted household wisdom to
millions of Americans between 1925 and 1950 and remain in print
today. Bill Wyckoff suggests that Clason’s cartography
reflected the same economic principles he made famous in his later
essays about saving money and building capital.
A Map Fair will be held before Bill Wyckoff’s lecture at 5:30 PM and following the lecture. Local map dealers will have a selection of their inventory on display and available for purchase. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.
June 5, 2015 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual Dinner and Malcolm Young Lecture will be held at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard starting at 6.20pm. The 2015 Malcolm Young Lecture is to be given by Rose Mitchell, from The National Archives of the UK at Kew. There is a wealth of material at Kew drawn from seven centuries spanning medieval manuscripts, early estate maps, sea charts, military maps and maps from treaties. Rose will explore a selection from around the world, examining in each chosen case who the mapmakers were, why the maps were made and what this tells us of the politics of the time. This lecture will precede the annual dinner. Due to the rules of the Civil Service Club we do need you to register for this event. Please email either our Secretary, David Dare, or the Vice-Chair, Valerie Newby, in advance
June 6, 2015 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual General Meeting will be held at Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1 Kensington Gore at 10am.
June 6-7 2015 - London The London Map Fair is the largest antique map fair in Europe. It will be held Saturday 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. It will be held at historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), 1 Kensington Gore. This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world.
June 6, 2015 - Makati City, Philippines The First Philippine Republic & the United States exhibit covers nine significant years of Philippine history - a period when the first democratic republic in all of Asia revolted against a superpower. In line with the exhibit, the Philippine Map Collectors Society presents a series of exhibit talks by map enthusiasts and historians who will talk about the transition from Spanish to American colonial rule. Exhibit talks are at Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues from 10 am - 12 noon, and come free with admission. Dr. Serafin Quiason, Jr. will speak about General Emilio Aguinaldo: General and President.
June 9, 2015 – London Imre Josef Demhardt (University of Texas at Arlington; Seng Tee Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow) will speak about Charting Manifest Destiny: 19th-century exploration of the Trans-Mississippi West at 17:30 – 19:00 at the School of Advanced Study, University of London Senate House, Wolfson Room I (NB01), Malet Street. The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and the lost War of 1812 inevitably turned expansionism of the booming United States continental westwards before, having reached the Pacific coast and digested these acquisitions, the US-Spanish War of 1898 paved the way to global imperialism. After setting the socio-political framework, the lecture aims at a tour d’horizon on ‘how the West was won’ by focusing on the army’s topographical engineers. They not only were charged with the military reconnaissance of conquest but also the survey of infrastructural key projects like the trans-continental railroad arteries. Free to attend, but please register in advance.
June 11, 2015 – Oxford The 22nd Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from 5.00pm to 6.30pm at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Imre Josef Demhardt (University of Texas at Arlington), will speak about From cosmopolitan exploration to colonial penetration: Germany and the colonial turn in the cartography of Africa. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
June 20, 2015 - Makati City, Philippines The First Philippine Republic & the United States exhibit covers nine significant years of Philippine history - a period when the first democratic republic in all of Asia revolted against a superpower. In line with the exhibit, the Philippine Map Collectors Society presents a series of exhibit talks by map enthusiasts and historians who will talk about the transition from Spanish to American colonial rule. Exhibit talks are at Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues from 10 am - 12 noon, and come free with admission. Todays talk will be about The Transition from Spanish to American Colonial Rule.
June 24, 2015 – Floriana The next Malta Map Society Committee meeting will be held at the Malta Historical Society, 41 Lion Street, at 6pm. Additional information from Rod Lyon.
July 4, 2015 - Makati City, Philippines The First Philippine Republic & the United States exhibit covers nine significant years of Philippine history - a period when the first democratic republic in all of Asia revolted against a superpower. In line with the exhibit, the Philippine Map Collectors Society presents a series of exhibit talks by map enthusiasts and historians who will talk about the transition from Spanish to American colonial rule. Exhibit talks are at Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues from 10 am - 12 noon, and come free with admission. Martin Tinio, Jr. will speak about Socializing with the Tafts.
July 5-10, 2015 - London The International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015 will be held at Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers). Plenary speakers will include William Cronon (University of Wisconsin), Catherine Hall (UCL) and Simon Schaffer (Cambridge University). The Conference will include a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures, social events and field trips within and beyond London.
July 6-9, 2015 – Leeds, England The twenty-second International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds University, and its special thematic strand is Reform and Renewal. After four very solid years of attendance and participation, the Mappings block of sessions has become a go-to component of the Congress. Additional information from Felicitas Schmieder or Dan Terkla.
July 8-11, 2015 - London For the first time since 1987 the Society for the History of Discoveries will convene in Europe and hold its Annual Meeting 2015 in London. In addition to the paper sessions to be held at the Senate House of the University of London and the Conference Center of the British Library, the Annual Meeting will be complemented by excursions to the Royal Geographical Society, the Map Room of the British Library, and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. A detailed program including information on scheduled excursions, online-registration, and recommended accommodation close-by the paper session locations will be published in due time on the Society’s website. Additional information from Imre Demhardt.
July 11, 2015 – Antwerp Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) and the Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) will be held. More details to come.
July 11, 2015 - Mount Vernon, New York Barnet Schecter will be giving an illustrated talk about George Washington and the maps he drew and collected throughout his life, at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site at 1:00 pm. This beautiful eighteenth-century stone church was a field hospital for Hessian troops during the battle of Pelham Bay, and some were buried in its graveyard. Please call 914-667-4116 or contact Barnet Schecter for more information.
July 12-17, 2015 – Antwerp The 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be hosted by the City of Antwerp and the University of Antwerp. It is organized under the main heading Theatre of the World in Four Dimensions / Space-Time-Imagination-Spectacle. Inspiration was derived from the title of the very first modern atlas, which was published in 1570 by the Antwerp mapmaker Abraham Ortelius. For additional information contact Felix Archief, Oudeleeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; Tel.: +32 3 338 94 11.
July 26-31, 2015 - Washington The Rare Book School offers a course From Manuscript to Woodblock: The Art and Science of Cartography from Ptolemy to the Age of Copernicus, 200-1550 CE to be taught by John Hessler at the Library of Congress. This course will introduce students to the earliest forms of cartography. We will examine in detail the construction methods of some of the masterpieces of Renaissance cartography, such as the 1507 and 1516 world maps by Martin Waldseemüller, and other examples of early cartography found in the Library of Congress. Students will look closely at the making of portolan charts and take full advantage of new analytical research on their make-up. In addition to close scrutiny of the maps themselves, class discussion and reading will consider medieval and early Renaissance theories of the earth and the relationship of cartography to contemporary developments in astronomy and navigation, as well as the social and cultural aspects of patronage and production. You can find out more about the course and information about how to apply online.
August 12, 2015 – Manila The next quarterly meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be held at 6PM. Venue to be announced. Additional details from Rudolf Lietz.
August 17-21, 2015 - Moscow The International Geographical Union will meet in Moscow this summer for the third time since the International Geographical Congress of 1976, when over 2,000 participants from around the world gathered in the Soviet capital for lectures, discussions, workshops and excursions. The pace of global change has since accelerated in directions that once seemed unimaginable. At the 2015 IGU Regional Conference, participants will have ample opportunity to discuss these changes in light of current political-environmental challenges. The conference theme is Geography, Culture and Society for Our Future Earth and it will take place at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Alexey Postnikov is a local convener of History of Geography and Geopolitics Sessions and additional information can be obtained from him.
August 20-21, 2015 – Rio de Janeiro Prior to the 27th International Conference of the International Cartographic Association, the ICA Commission on The History Of Cartography will have a Pre-Conference Symposium on Atlases, Topography and the History of Cartography. Additional information from Elri Liebenberg, Chair: ICA Commission on the History of Cartography.
August 21-22, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro Four International Cartographic Association Commissions are organizing a joint symposium before the 27th International Cartographic Conference. Participating Commissions are Cartography and Children, Maps for Blind and Partially Sighted People, Planetary Cartography and Cartography for Early Warning and Crisis Management. The symposium will be about Cartography beyond the ordinary world and will be held at Institute of Geosciences of the Fluminense Federal University (Niterói). Additional information on the website or contact Jesus Reyes.
August 23-28, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro The 27th International Cartographic Conference and the 16th General Assembly of International Cartographic Association will take place at the SulAmérica Convention Center. Additional information from Congrex do Brasil.
September 1, 8, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 2015 - Charlottesville Joel Kovarsky will be teaching The Roles of Old Maps: History, Art, Cartography and the Building of Nations again for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia on six Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. This course is intended as an overview of the history of cartography, with a general focus on the printed map. There will be discussion of the overlapping appeals for art, history, politics, and geography, coupled with the fundamental importance of maps for society and the building and maintenance of nations. The bulk of the material discussed will be pre-20th century. Four of the six 1.5 hour sessions will be held at the Jefferson Library (Monticello) and two sessions at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia (to see some of their specific holdings). There will some focus on Virginia material. All sessions will provide the opportunity to see examples of original maps. Additional information from Joel Kovarsky.
September 8, 2015 – York The Map Curators’ Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop at the Park Inn by Radisson. The MCG workshop theme will be New maps for old: repurposing and reusing map collections for digital users. Additional information from the MCG Convener, Ann Sutherland or Paula Williams, Curator, Map, Mountaineering and Polar collections, National Library of Scotland Map Library.
September 8-10, 2015 – York The 2015 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers joint conference, Mapping Together will take place at the Park Inn by Radisson.
September 12-13, 2015 - Lemgo, Germany Verein Freundeskreis für Cartographica will meet at the Weserrenaissance-Museum Schloß Brake, Schloßstraße 18. We will have our annual meeting and tour the exhibition Weltvermesser – Das Goldene Zeitalter der Kartographie [World surveyor - The Golden Age Cartography].
September 12, 2015 - Sarnen, Switzerland Recently a 200 year old manuscript map depicting central Switzerland was discovered in the Historisches Museum Obwalden. Vermessungskarte 1805 by Joachim Eugen Müller shows the Alps from Berner Oberland to Vorarlberg. This unique manuscript map is the subject of a meeting to be held at 10.00 at Historisches Museum Obwalden.
September 15, 2015 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society meets 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, Gates Room, Fifth Floor, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Camille Bradford will speak about William Henry Jackson: Artist and Mapmaker in his Later Years. William Henry Jackson (1843-1942), a Civil War veteran, was renowned as a photographer in the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871, which led to the creation of Yellowstone National Park. He had a long and fruitful career as a photographer of the American West. He participated in a number of events throughout the USA to preserve the legacy of the trails. From 1929 until his death, Jackson was Research Secretary of the Oregon Trail Memorial Association (OTMA), creating maps of pioneer trail routes and paintings of historic western scenes. His iconic photographs have been reproduced in numerous books and magazines over the years. Camille Bradford is past president of the Colorado chapter of the Oregon- California Trail Association (OCTA) and an active member of the Rocky Mountain Map Society. She is also the stepdaughter of Howard R. Driggs. This presentation will include photographs, correspondence, maps and movie clips from the Howard R. Driggs Collection at Southern Utah University. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry.
September 17, 2015 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. Petra Svatek (Department of History, University of Vienna, Austria) will be speaking on Geography – Geology – Medicine – Archaeology: Academic Cartography in Vienna 1848-1900. The presentation will focus on thematic maps produced by geographers, geologists, physicians and archaeologists of the University of Vienna and other Viennese scientific institutions between 1848 and 1900. The first boom of thematic cartography set in around 1850, when several scientific institutions and professorships were established and right from the beginning made the production of thematic maps part and parcel of their work and research activities. But how was the interplay with politics, the development of specific methods and was the map-production organized in an interdisciplinary fashion by involving numerous scientists from many different institutions and fields of study? For additional information contact Ed Redmond.
September 18, 2015 – Washington The U. S. Board On Geographic Names invites you to celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a one-day symposium from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on geographic names: Traditions and Transitions. It will be followed by an open house and special exhibit from the U. S. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. Symposium will be held in Mumford Room, 6th Floor, Library of Congress Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Douglas.R.Caldwell.
September 23-26, 2015 – Dresden The 13th Symposium
of the International
Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place in
cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer
Salon. The symposium will address all aspects of the study of
globes – especially the history of globes and globes in their
historical and socio-cultural context, as well as globe related
instruments such as armillary spheres, planetaria, telluria and
lunaria. Languages: German and English (no interpreters available).
23 September: afternoon: guided tour through Dresden; evening: informal gathering.
24 September: forenoon and afternoon: papers.
25 September: forenoon and afternoon: papers; evening: symposium dinner.
26 September: trip to Leipzig including the visit of the Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde.
For further information please contact: International Coronelli Society, c/o Jan Mokre, Austrian National Library, Globe Museum, Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Vienna, Austria; Tel: +43 1 53410 298, Fax: +43 1 53410319.
October 3, 2015 – Arlington, Texas The Texas Map Society fall meeting will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington Library. More information to come. Additional information from Ben Huseman.
October 19-21, 2015 – Cape Town The International Map Collectors' Society international symposium will have the theme 400 Years of cartography of travels to and in Southern Africa, from the Portuguese explorers (c. 1500) to the Boer War (c. 1900). It will be held at the Centre for the Book of the National Library of South Africa, 62 Queen Victoria Street. Presentations will include Early Charts of European travel to the Far East and Antarctic; The stars of Southern African cartography; Mauritius and the first accurate map in the Southern Hemisphere; David Livingstone’s maps of exploring the Zambezi River and beyond; Monomotapa, Myth, Money and Miniature Maps; A raconteur’s map of travels in Southern Africa; Mapping ’The Hitherto Unknown’; bitter rivalry in mapping the Cape of Good Hope. Additional information including contact information can be found on the website.
October 23-25, 2015 – Chicago The Chicago International Map Fair fair will be held at the Loyola University Museum of Art at 820 N. Michigan Avenue in their main exhibit hall. The fair will begin with a Friday evening preview night (with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar). The preview night will run from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The fair will open to the general public Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The fair will also consist of 4 lectures, a sponsored exhibit from the MacLean Collection, and two tours of the Newberry Library Map Collection. Tickets are free to those who register for the fair before July 1st. After that, they will be $10 for the weekend.
November 7, 2015 – Paris The14th Paris Map-Fair will be held 11.00 – 18.00 at Hotel Ambassador, 16, Bd Haussmann. A pre-Map-Fair cocktail reception will be held Friday November 6th at 7.30PM in Salle Mogador, Hotel Ambassador. A cocktail reception will be held open for visitors and participating dealers. The reception will feature a premium open bar and light hors d' oeuvres. Reservation is needed.
November 10-12, 2015 - Vienna The International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the Vienna University of Technology are pleased to invite you to the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography (EuroCarto 2015) which will take place in Vienna University of Technology, Main Building, Karlsplatz 13. The symposium will have a focus on Europe. We aim at bringing together cartographers and those working in related disciplines with the goal of offering a platform of discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects. We would like to especially encourage those working in and with modern cartography to share their contemporary developments, research and results.
November 11, 2015 – Manila The next quarterly meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be held at 6PM. Venue to be announced. Additional details from Rudolf Lietz.
November 20, 2015 - La Courneuve, France On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna, which deliberated on the reorganization of Europe after the Napoleonic wars, the Comité Français de Cartographie proposes a one-day symposium about the role of cartography related to peace treaties, from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. La Cartographie des Traites (XVE-XXE Siecle) will be held at Archives diplomatiques, 3, rue Suzanne Masson. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann.
November 24, 2015 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Professor Michael Heffernan (University of Nottingham) will speak about The Map That Would Save Europe’: The Tariff Walls Map and the Politics of Cartographic Display Between the Wars. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.
December 12, 2015 - Brussels The Brussels Map Circle International Conference is about Turkey. The Ottoman Empire, so important in Europe’s history, will no doubt allow us to show splendid cartographic specimens. Don’t miss our Europalia contribution this year! Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Boulevard de l’Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels from 09.30 - 16.30. Language: English. Additional information from firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 5-7, 2016 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street. Dealers from around the world exhibit and sell antique maps. Visitors are invited to bring in maps of their own for expert opinions and attend educational programs. While many of the attendees are serious map collectors, this event is building awareness of antique maps and encouraging new collectors. Registration is available on-line. For information contact Hilda Masip, Map Fair Coordinator, at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flager St., Miami, FL 33130; telephone: 305-375-1618.
February 10, 2016 – Manila The next quarterly meeting of the Philippine Map Collectors Society will be held at 6PM. Venue to be announced. Additional details from Rudolf Lietz.
February 23, 2016 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Dorian Gerhold (London) will speak about London building plans c.1450–1720. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.
Spring 2016 - Riga The Map & Geoinformation Curators Group will meet at the National Library of Latvia. Details to be announced.
April 20-22, 2016 - Santiago, Chile 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía, Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio, at the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad Católica de Chile. For further details click here.
May 4, 2016 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Dr Douglas Lockhart (formerly University of Keele) will speak about About Alexander Ogg, Scottish nineteenth-century land surveyor. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.
October 6-9, 2016 – Arlington, Texas The University of Texas at Arlington will host the 10th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography. Additional information from Ben Huseman.
October 2016 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will play host to a major event - a conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nebenzahl Lectures, the International Symposium of the International Map Collectors' Society, and the Chicago Map Fair. A large attendance is anticipated. Further details to be announced.
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.