March 4, 2014 - Madison Wisconsin Panel discussion with Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, Woodward Fellow; Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian; Tom Tews, Geography Librarian; and Jude Leimer, Managing Editor, History of Cartography Project. This panel presentation is part of The World at Your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall, hosted by Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, cosponsored by the Robinson Map Library, the Geography Library, and the History of Cartography Project. Discussion is 5:30–6:30 p.m in Science Hall, 550 N. Park St. It will be followed with tours of the Robinson Map Library and Geography Library.
March 6, 2014 – Oxford The 21st Annual Series Oxford Seminars in Cartography runs from 5.00pm to 6.30pm at the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. John Davies (Editor of Sheetlines, journal of the Charles Close Society) will speak about Soviet Intelligence Plans for the British Isles. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, the British Cartographic Society, the Charles Close Society, and the School of Geography and the Environment. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
March 7-8, 2014 - Arlington, Virginia The 39th Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair includes maps offered by map and book dealers. March 7 from 5:00-9:00pm; March 8 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission fee. Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive.
March 8, 2014 – New York Join the New York Map Society at 2:30 pm for a very special members-only event: once again, we’re holding a map “show-and-tell” event at a secret location (a different location from last year’s). Fortified by wine, treats, and each other’s company, we’ll settle in while a number of members give short (10 minutes) map-related presentations. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Connie Brown: she will give you the address. Furthermore, let Connie know if you’d like to give a “show-and-tell”—first come, first serve for presentations, since we are limiting the number to 6 or 7. Presenters may bring primary materials or a laptop—WiFi available. You don’t have to share a map to attend—this is a great opportunity to socialize with other NYMS members and learn about their interests. Not a member? RSVP yes to Connie and bring a membership check to the event.
March 8, 2014 – Valletta, Malta The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Map Society will be held at Pardo Hall, Merchants Street, at 10.30am. Additional information from Rod Lyon.
March 9, 2014 – Montreal A lecture, in French, related to the exhibition 20 000 Leagues Over Land and Sea - Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography will be held at the Stewart Museum starting at 2 p.m. Maps have always been much more than just simple graphic representations of geographic areas. Ancient cartography gives us access to an exciting world at the crossroads of science, politics and aesthetics. Jean-François Palomino will discuss Cartographes de cabinet. Only $8 including access to exhibitions. Free coffee. Reservations required, Monday to Friday, at 514 861-6701, ext. 227. A minimum of 10 persons is required. Places are limited.
March 13, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third 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 George Tolias (Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens) will discuss Adornments and Metaphors: Illustrations on the Early Printed Maps of Greece. 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 15, 2014 – Boulder, Colorado The Rocky Mountain Map Society has arranged a group tour of the map collection of the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library at the University of Colorado, Boulder at 10 AM. The tour will be followed by lunch at Fate Brewing Company at 12:30 PM. RSVPs are suggested, but not required. RSVP to Chris Lane, RMMS Program Director. There is no limit on group size. The group tour will be held in conjunction with the annual RMMS meeting and election of officers.
March 15, 2014 – Brussels The
Annual General Meeting of the Brussels Map Circle will be
held at 15.30 at Rue Royale / Koningsstraat 80. All current (paid-up)
Active Members are invited to participate. The agenda will be sent
out to Active Members by separate mail, by our President. To
register, please fill the 'Registration
The meeting will be followed by a Map Evening at 18.00. Our traditional Map Evening brings together all those interested in maps — members as well as non-members — for an informal chat about a piece from their collection, and usually some quite surprising pieces come up. This is also an occasion for newcomers to get to know the Circle. To register, please fill the 'Registration form'.
March 15, 2014 - Lexington, Massachusetts In the Spring of 2014, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Inc. (National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, is offering the first part of a series of programs related to the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps. All programs are free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. Today at 12 noon, in anticipation of Matthew Edney’s lecture at 2 PM, Polly Kienle, Public Programs Coordinator, will lead this Gallery Talk focused on Revolutionary War-era maps from the Museum’s collection. At 2 PM, Matthew Edney, Osher Professor, History of Cartography, Univ. of Southern Maine, will speak about General Hugh, Earl Percy's Use of the Map of New England during the American Revolution. How did British officers know the landscape of New England at the start of the revolution, whether strategically, tactically, or logistically? This public lecture considers the evidence provided by the annotations made on Hugh, Earl Percy's personal copy of the standard map of New England, together with the variety of maps available in the period, to outline the distinct kinds of geographical knowledge possessed by the British military in Boston in 1774-1775.
March 16, 2014 – Milwaukee The Map Society of Wisconsin will meet in the American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor, east wing, of the UWM Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Ave. Valerie van Heest, (Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates, Holland, MI) will speak about the wreck of the steamer “Lady Elgin” in Lake Michigan. Light refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm, presentation begins at 7:00pm.
March 19, 2014 - Charlottesville The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. Today at 2 pm in the auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library/Mary and David Harrison Institute on the UVa campus, there is a session titled Jefferson, Geography, and Maps. Joel Kovarksy (The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision) will discuss the foundational importance of geography and maps in almost all of Jefferson's life-long pursuits.
March 20, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Amanda Murphyao, PhD Candidate at Carleton University, will discuss “To hell and gone:” Cartoon Maps of Alaska since 1867.
March 20, 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. Dr. Ira Lourie, a long-time member of the Washington Map Society, will speak on The Development of a Rarity Index for Alvin J. Johnson’s U. S. Maps: A Discussion of the Concept and Implementation. Dr. Lourie has written several interesting articles in issues 49 and 83 of “The Portolan” on the mapping activities of A.J. Johnson, and this presentation will discuss further research Dr. Lourie has done on this 19th century mapmaker and entrepreneur. Dr. Lourie is a Child Psychiatrist who fell in love with maps in the 1970s, and who has been writing on the subject since the 1980s. Both of the Portolan articles, and much more, can be found online. For additional information contact Ted Callaway, phone 202-879-5418.
March 24, 2014 - New York The New York Map Society will have a special event at 6:30 pm at 6th Floor Conference Room, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street: The Art of Cartography: Connie Brown's Hand-painted Maps. For twenty years, Connie Brown has painted custom maps for clients—individuals, organizations, and companies. Each map presents cartographic and aesthetic challenges. She has mapped private properties, favorite places, exotic travels, family genealogies and diasporas, life histories, school campuses, and environmental/historical regions. In this illustrated lecture the audience will see examples of her maps, hear their backstories, and learn how a painter-cum-cartographer combines 21st century geography with traditional manuscript map-making methods. Guest speaker Connie Brown has formal training in neither cartography nor art; years ago, she learned her trade by scrutinizing antique maps and adapting techniques tosuit her needs. She has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, House & Garden, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Forbes FYI, Vogue, and The Times of India. Her maps reside in numerous private collections and in the Map Division of the New York Public Library. Besides making maps, she teaches manuscript map-making workshops in her Durham, Connecticut studio and in New York City. She lectures on her own work and on the internet-fueled 21st century cartographic renaissance.
March 27, 2014 – London During the 19th century, the Great Trigonometrical Survey conducted the longest measurement of the earth’s circumference ever attempted. Presenter John Keay will present The Great Arc: Military Map-makers in India. He will explore their epic undertaking which took 50 years to complete, at great expense and loss of life. Lecture will be at 7.00pm in National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea.
April 1, 2014 - Antwerp Stefaan Cloet will present The Cosmographer – A Renaissance Cartographic Itinerary at 19:00 in Auditorium FelixArchief, Oudeleeuwenrui 29. Lecture will be in English. The Cosmographer proposes an innovative sequential iconographic analysis of rare and valuable 15th-17th Centuries documents, through which the roots of 'Christian' European culture are explored, following the trail of the 'Golden Apple', the symbol of Paradise Lost, contrasting the path to forbidden knowledge with the unfulfilled prophecy of the Second Coming of Christ (Parousia). The relentless European grand ambition to create a first Universal Christian Monarchy fails due to the (re)surge of the Inquisition, Humanism, Reformation and Counterreformation, and internal power conflicts amongst European Princes, whether popes, emperors, kings or princes. Time after the crusades, the quest for 'Paradise Lost' reignites, along with a feverish search for the Gold of Solomon’s Ophir needed for the reconstruction of the Temple of the New Jerusalem, thus provoking a religious-military conquest of the 'East'- particularly (via) the Americas, India and China- in order to deliver the final battle against the Antichrist (here the Ottoman Empire), given the imminence of the Final Judgment and the End of Times. A Jesuit mappamundi illustrates a universal attack plan to liberate Constantinople, Jerusalem and the Holy Land in order to prepare for the Parousia of Christ and the installation of the Kingdom of God, as predicted in the Apocalypse. The competing eschatological visions of Islam, Judaism and a divided Christianity, stage a Theatre of 16th Century dramatic events that (re)shaped both the Old and the New Worlds, as reflected in post-Ptolemaic Cartography. During the Eighty Years´ War between Flanders and the Spanish Habsburg Empire, the cartographic skills of Flemish Cosmographer Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) altered the course of history. This fugitive Calvinist minister promotes an alternative Evangelical universal ecumenism, puritan and capitalist. This vision still represents an essential part of our Occidentalized world. 'The past is never dead. It’s not even past.' The universal race to install the City of God, Utopia(s), the City of Ladies, Dar al-Islam or the Kingdom of God is not over. When will the rivers of history finally flow into the ocean-sea? Can a common word or common sense be found? 'Tempus fugit'. The original cosmographic vision of the Cosmographer invites us to a new interpretation of recent geo-political events. For the past five years Mr Stefaan Cloet and his daughter, Isis, (Belgians) have been working on a special project, the visual content of which, the Cosmographer, is entirely based on a private collection gathered over the last 25 years by Cloet during his travels worldwide, and contains rare historical maps, unique manuscripts, atlases, books and paintings from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
April 3, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third 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 Leif Isaaksen (Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton) will discuss One World, Two Systems: Claudius Ptolemy’s Geographike Hyphegesis and the Birth of Modern Cartography. 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.
April 3, 2014 – Washington Chet Van Duzer will deliver a talk titled From the 'Wonders of Creation' to the Holy Land: Maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division, from noon to 1:00 pm in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220, Library of Congress. The talk is sponsored by the Hebraic and Near Eastern Sections of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Geography and Maps Division. For more information contact Dr. Ann Brener.
April 3, 2014 – Williamsburg Our next Williamsburg Map Circle program will talk about all the advance planning as it stands and relates to the topography and cartography of Mars being undertaken now. The program will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the Jamestown Yorktown Room at Williamsburg Landing – the same location as our February program. The United States is embarked on a program of sending astronauts to Mars and returning them to Earth safely. The first human mission to Mars is scheduled for launch around 2033. To reduce the risk of a human landing, NASA has embarked on a program to map the surface Mars/ its varied geological features and its topography. Most of the mapping is from high resolution imaging on Mars orbiting spacecraft. The Mars topography is based on the Mars Orbital Lidar Altimeter (MOLA) on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) orbiter. Dr. Levine, Co-Chair of NASA's Panel on the Human EXploration EXploration of MArs Science Analysis Group (HEM-SAG) will summarize what we know about the surface and topography of the Red Planet. Dr. Joel Levine was a senior research scientist at NASA’s Langley Center with responsibility for several Mars projects until his retirement; he now serves as a Professor in William and Mary’s Department of Applied Science. Along the way he used NASA-developed techniques to identify and correct a chemical process which was causing spots on the sealed encasements containing the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. In July 2011, after 41 years as a Senior Research Scientist in the Science Directorate at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, Dr. Levine joined the faculty of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, as a Research Professor in the Department of Applied Science, where he served as an Adjunct Professor for 18 years. Dr. Levine will continue his research program in atmospheric and planetary sciences at the College of William and Mary. Additional information from Ted Edwards, Communications; Williamsburg Map Circle.
April 4-6, 2014 - Lemgo, Germany Kartographie der Frühen Neuzeit - Weltbilder und Wirkungen [Cartography of the Early Modern Period - Views of the World and Impacts] is an International Conference to be held at Weserrenaissance-Museum Schloss Brake. The international conference with leading scientists in the fields of history of cartography, art and film history, cultural sciences, history of science, land surveying, pictorial science and philosophy should open up an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject. The outcome will be published in the conference proceedings and contributes to the preparation of the exhibition »Weltvermesser«. The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested. Phone +49 (0)5261 / 94 50-0 or email.
April 4-5, 2014 – Norfolk The International Map Collectors' Society will have a Weekend of Maps with IMCoS. The weekend will start Friday at 2pm with a visit to the Japanese maps collected by Sir Hugh Cortazzi which now reside in the Lisa Sainsbury Library in Cathedral Close. On Saturday morning we will visit the Norfolk Record Society to see a display of some manuscript maps and also a selection of the county maps from the Raymond Frostick collection which was donated to the city last year. It would be helpful if anyone who would like to come could contact Valerie Newby on +44 (0)1296 670001 or Jenny Harvey on +44 (0)208 7897358.
April 4-5, 2014 - Waco, Texas The spring meeting of the Texas Map Society will be held at Baylor University. For more information contact Gerald Saxon at 817-683-5551.
April 5, 2014 – New York The New York Map Society will meet at 2:30 pm in the 6th Floor Conference Room, Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street. Our guest speaker is Frederik Muller, owner of Frederik Muller Rare Books and Maps in Bergum, Netherlands He will speak about The Itinerario Maps of Jan Huygens van Linschoten.
April 8-12, 2014 – Tampa, Florida Learn more about Cartography and Cartographic History at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. The AAG Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. The meeting will feature over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. The meeting will take place at the Tampa Convention Center with some sessions also taking place at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel.
April 10, 2014 – Milwaukee Maps & America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series is held in the spring of each year in the American Geographical Society Library on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, the Maps & America Lecture Series was inaugurated by the noted cartographic historian, Brian Harley, in 1990. Since its inception, the lecture series has been generously sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer of the Chicago area. Over the years, the series has featured many of the leading figures in the field of map history and provided a multifaceted survey of this rapidly developing field. The 2014 lecture will be by Michel Oudijk, and Sebastián van Doesburg, both of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - Exploring the Tira de Santa Catarina Ixtepeji. Reception at 5:00 pm and lecture at 6:00 pm.
April 12, 2014 - Lexington, Massachusetts In the Spring of 2014, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Inc. (National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, is offering the first part of a series of programs related to the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps. All programs are free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. Melinda Kashuba (Shasta College) will speak about Organizing Wonder: Using Maps in Family History Research at 2 PM. From sixteenth century maps depicting the location of Irish clans to maps of DNA test results showing ancient migration patterns, family historians use maps in many ways to tell the story of their ancestries. No longer content to use maps for reference, modern genealogists create maps using a variety of software products and social media to research and share their ancestries. Join Melinda Kashuba and explore the wide range of maps family historians employ to research and document their families’ story. You may be inspired to start mapping your own family's journey. After the lecture, the presenter will offer an informal discussion with interested audience members.
April 12, 2014 – Richmond The Spring 2014 Voorhees Lecture at the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, will be about Virginia, Maps and Railroads. Speakers are Dr. Maury Klein speaking about “Railroad Maps as Promises of the Future” and Bill Wooldridge speaking about “Tracks on Maps: Showcasing Virginia’s 19th-Century Railroads.” This event includes a special one-day exhibition of maps relating to the talks from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and behind-the-scenes tours of the Library. Box lunches will be available for purchase. For more information click here or call 804.692.3561.
April 13, 2014 – Montreal A lecture, in French, related to the exhibition 20 000 Leagues Over Land and Sea - Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography will be held at the Stewart Museum starting at 2 p.m. Maps have always been much more than just simple graphic representations of geographic areas. Ancient cartography gives us access to an exciting world at the crossroads of science, politics and aesthetics. Pascal Bastien will discuss Posséder les frontières: cartographies et récits de voyage comme objets de divertissement. Only $8 including access to exhibitions. Free coffee. Reservations required, Monday to Friday, at 514 861-6701, ext. 227. A minimum of 10 persons is required. Places are limited.
April 14, 2014 – Cambridge, England Dr John Ash, an ex-submariner with experience in the Arctic and curator of the temporary exhibition Sea Monsters to Sonar: Charting the Polar Oceans, will trace the development and use of maps in the harsh Polar Oceans, looking at how maps are used as tools for survival and the journeys made for scientific discovery at the poles. The lecture, Sea Monsters to Sonar: Charting the Polar Oceans, is 6pm - 7pm at The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road. This is a free event. Book tickets here.
April 16, 2014 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire Four centuries ago this year, Captain John Smith — soldier, explorer, Jamestown founder and New World promoter — returned to America in a voyage to the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts Bay. He named the region "New England," gave his own name to the rocky islands we now call the Isles of Shoals and published a map that spurred the region's first English efforts at colonization. The Portsmouth Athenaeum's 2014 Program Series will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Smith's voyage. History buffs and inquiring minds are invited to explore native and European mapping systems; investigate the legacies of New England's early fishing industry; and consider Smith's place in the wider context of European exploration in the first decades of the 17th century. Program Series events begin at 7 p.m. in the Research Library of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square. Call 431-2538, Ext. 2 for reservations, as seating is limited. These events are free to Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends; $10 for nonmembers. Today Paul Pouliot will present Abenaki Place Names, Trails, and Native Descriptive Geography. Indigenous concepts of mapping by the Abenaki people used geographic or other land features to provide descriptions of locations and travel directions, much as recent efforts to provide 3-D GPS directions use buildings and landmarks. This program illustrates mapping concept changes, from indigenous descriptive mapping to the “flat world mapping” that has dominated paper maps for centuries, and on to current GPS 3-D and Google Earth mapping. Paul W. Pouliot is the "Sagmo" or Chief Speaker for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook and Abenaki People and President of COWASS North America. He was employed as a senior mechanical engineer until his retirement.
April 17, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Program to be announced.
April 17, 2014 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in West Dining Room (Dining Room B) of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue (the G&M Reading Room will be closed for renovation on this date). The West Dining Room is located on the sixth floor in the Yellow Core. Jen Ziemke, co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers, will speak about Crisis Mapping. She will discuss some of what the network has learned together over the past few years; the core challenges and issues that keep resurfacing, and what might be next in this evolving new area of inquiry. Jen has her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at John Carroll University and Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. For additional information contact Ted Callaway, phone 202-879-5418.
April 22-26, 2014 - Banff, Alberta The ICA Commission on Mountain Cartography and the Canadian Cartographic Association are pleased to announce the 9th Mountain Cartography Workshop, following previous workshops held every two years. It will be at the Hi-Banff Alpine Centre in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The theme of the Workshop is focused on Mapping and Mountain Parks; however submitted talks can deal with any aspect of mountain cartography, or map data related to mountain environments. Many presentation types are possible, from classic research papers to live software demonstrations to map discussions. Additional information from Roger Wheate.
April 23, 2014 - June 25, 2014, Wednesdays only - Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh is offering an open studies course Maps and Mappery in Scottish History, 1100 - 1850. For anyone who enjoys studying maps and who has a passion for history, this is the perfect course to indulge your interests while developing research skills. A deeper appreciation of maps as an historical source will be cultivated while exploring the rich collections of the National Library of Scotland's Map Library. Maps as both objects and documents will be set in the context of Scotland's history, giving greater awareness of how maps enrich our understanding of Scotland's past.
April 26, 2014 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at Bartram's Garden, 54th and Lindbergh Blvd. Curator Joel T. Frey will present sketch maps by John Bartram, likely from the 1760s, and discuss Bartram's long journey with Lewis Evans during summer of 1743 up the Susquehanna to Onondaga and Lake Ontario. Evans included the route of that trip on his large map of the colonies. 11 AM to 1 PM, tour of the grounds with lunch to follow. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman.
May 4, 2014 – Montreal A lecture, in French, related to the exhibition 20 000 Leagues Over Land and Sea - Exploring Six Centuries of Cartography will be held at the Stewart Museum starting at 2 p.m. Maps have always been much more than just simple graphic representations of geographic areas. Ancient cartography gives us access to an exciting world at the crossroads of science, politics and aesthetics. Jean-François Gauvin will discuss Au-delà du trait cartographique: les instruments scientifiques et la mesure de l'espace et du temps. Only $8 including access to exhibitions. Free coffee. Reservations required, Monday to Friday, at 514 861-6701, ext. 227. A minimum of 10 persons is required. Places are limited.
May 5, 2014 – Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society directors Chris Lane and Wes Brown have created a new RMMS event: Map Month 2014; a lecture series at Denver Public Library, Conference Room B. There will be a map fair 5:00-6:00 PM; and for 30 minutes following the lecture. Lecture will be 6:00-7:00 PM. Today Wesley Brown will speak about Seven Ways to Map the World in 1500: A Collector's Challenge.
May 6, 2014 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street at 5.30pm. John Blair (The Queen’s College, Oxford) will discuss Land surveying in the post-Roman West. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall at tel. 01223 330476.
May 8, 2014 - Kalamazoo, Michigan The 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 8-11 at Western Michigan University. The opening day features two sessions devoted to cartography. Session 31 at 10:00 AM - Mapping with and without Cartography; and Session 99 at 3:30 PM - Mapping the Liquid Element: Water in Medieval Cartography.
May 8, 2014 – Oxford The 21st Annual Series Oxford Seminars in Cartography runs from 5.00pm to 6.30pm at the University of Oxford Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road. Heather Winlow (Bath Spa University) will speak about 'Strangers on their own land': ideology, policy, and rational landscapes in the United States, 1825-1934. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, the British Cartographic Society, the Charles Close Society, and the School of Geography and the Environment. Additional information from Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.
May 9-11, 2014 - Braunschweig and Wolfenbüttel, Germany The The 9th International Atlas Days will again bring together collectors and all those interested in atlases published in German-speaking countries, mainly of the 19th and 20th centuries. The accent this time is on atlases produced by Westermann (Diercke Atlases) and other firms in Brunswick. On the first two days (Friday and Saturday), the programme foresees visits to publisher Westermann’s archives, to the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Schoolbook Research, and to the world-famous Herzog August Library in nearby Wolfenbüttel. On the last day (Sunday) a visit to the Brunswick Institute for Regional History is planned. As always, presentations on the subject are foreseen, and a book and atlas fair for participants (no dealers admitted) will be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, at which atlases, maps, travel literature and geographical handbooks may be exchanged. Although conducted in German, participants from Belgium, the Netherlands and France regularly attend – everybody is most welcome. Please register as soon as possible, but not later than 1 March 2014 with the organiser Michael Willma who will provide full details of the programme and can assist with suggestions for accommodation. Participation fee of EUR 45.00 is to be paid on arrival. Contact: Michael Willma, Mittelweg 26, D-38106 Braunschweig, telephone +49-(0)171-198 66 41 or +49-(0)531-30 39 71.
May 10, 2014 - Moffett Field, California The California Map Society will be holding its annual Northern California Conference at NASA Ames Research Center. The theme for this all-day meeting will be Mapping the Heavens, and speakers will be experts from the society membership and scientists from NASA Ames. Topics will include the conceptualization and mapping of the solar system and its planets from antiquity up to modern day imaging taken from space probes; terrestrial and celestial globes throughout history; and the detection and mapping of exoplanets in distant star systems. There also will be a student presentation of a World War I trench map, informal discussions by CMS members of their favorite maps, and time to visit the NASA Ames Visitor Center with its museum and gift shop. A continental breakfast, box lunch, and coffee break goodies will be included in the registration fee of $40 ($20 for students). For registration information, go to the CMS website, and for questions, contact CMS NorCal V-P Nick Kanas.
May 12, 2014 – Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society directors Chris Lane and Wes Brown have created a new RMMS event: Map Month 2014; a lecture series at Denver Public Library, Conference Room B. There will be a map fair 5:00-6:00 PM; and for 30 minutes following the lecture. Lecture will be 6:00-7:00 PM. Today Christopher Lane will speak about Mapping during the Western Expansion.
May 15, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Gerald Danzer, Professor of History, Emeritus at University of Illinois at Chicago, will present The World's Columbian Exposition: A Tour by Way of a Newly-Found Fire Insurance Atlas.
May 15, 2014 – Washington The Washington Map Society will hold its 35th Annual Dinner on the top floor of the Law Offices of Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue NW, overlooking the US Capitol. Mr. John Goolgasian, Director, Foundation GEOINT Group, Source Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has agreed to speak about NGA's latest developments in electronic mapping called Map of the World.
May 15-16, 2014 - Washington The Philip Lee Phillips Society, Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, will hold a two-day conference, titled From Terra to Terabytes: the History of 20th Century Cartography and Beyond. The study and science of cartography and its related geographical disciplines underwent profound technological and conceptual advancements in the twentieth century. These advancements, brought about by the technological innovations in mapping during two world wars, the popularization of automobile and air travel, the advent of computers, the development of newer and faster mathematical and computational algorithms, and the birth of satellite imagery, all contributed to paradigm changes that can be considered revolutionary. Technological and conceptual improvements have generated new forms of data, maps, artifacts and forms of spatial analysis that differ radically from those typically archived in map libraries. This conference will look back at the long history of cartography in the 20th century and glance at what is coming in the future, as we more and more move away from traditional static paper maps, and enter a truly dynamic and computer based cartographic era.
May 19, 2014 – Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society directors Chris Lane and Wes Brown have created a new RMMS event: Map Month 2014; a lecture series at Denver Public Library, Conference Room B. There will be a map fair 5:00-6:00 PM; and for 30 minutes following the lecture. Lecture will be 6:00-7:00 PM. Today Angel Abbud-Madrid will speak about Where to Draw the Line? Mapping the US-Mexico Border.
May 22, 2014 - London The Twenty-Third 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 Iris Kantor (Department of History, University of São Paulo, Brazil) will discuss Portable Empires: Atlases and the spatial projection of the Iberian Empires during the Constitutional Revolutions (1776–1825). 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 22-24, 2014 - Ljubljana, Slovenia The National and University Library are delighted to invite you to the 19th Conference of the Groupe des Cartothécaires. The general theme of the Conference is Positioning of Map Libraries in the (geo)Information Society. The aim of the Conference is to present and exchange experiences of different roles and positions of Map Libraries in the rapidly evolving (geo)information society, metadata models and data-exchange standards, access and preservation of born digital maps, web solutions in the field of maps, as well as strategic collection management and benchmarking. The Conference will take place in the City Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka Street 15.
June 2, 2014 – Denver Rocky Mountain Map Society directors Chris Lane and Wes Brown have created a new RMMS event: Map Month 2014; a lecture series at Denver Public Library, Conference Room B. There will be a map fair 5:00-6:00 PM; and for 30 minutes following the lecture. Lecture will be 6:00-7:00 PM. Today Stephen Hoffenberg will speak about Cartography of the Indian Country.
June 4, 2014 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet 5:30 to 7 PM at University of Pennsylvania Special Collections. Hosted by David McKnight, Head of Special Collections, we will tour the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Our group will convene in the Lea Library, an original Victorian library room of Henry C. Lea that was moved from his townhouse at 20th and Walnut in the 1920s into Penn's Van Pelt library in the 1960s. Dinner nearby to follow. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman.
June 6, 2014 – London The International Map Collectors' Society will hold its Malcolm Young Lecture and Annual Dinner. This year’s Malcolm Young Lecture will be given by Nick Kanas on the topic of celestial maps. The lecture will precede the annual dinner which will be at the Civil Service Club, 13/15 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ on Friday, June 6th, 2014. There will be a reception prior to the lecture and dinner. More details will follow shortly but please make a note in your diaries. The annual dinner will be held at a venue to be advised nearer the date. The IMCoS Helen Wallis Award for 2014 will also be presented.
June 7, 2014 - Lexington, Massachusetts In the Spring of 2014, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Inc. (National Heritage Museum), 33 Marrett Road, is offering the first part of a series of programs related to the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps. All programs are free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. David Bosse (Librarian and Curator of Maps, Historic Deerfield) will speak about Map and Chart Publishing in Boston in the18th Century at 2PM. For much of the 18th century, map publishing in America was a financially precarious undertaking. The same held true in Boston, where individuals from many walks of life ventured into commercial map-making. This lecture explores the work of several Boston mapmakers during this period of ad-hoc publishing.
June 7, 2014 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, at 10:00. We need to have names of all who intend to attend the AGM for registration with the staff at RGS.
June 7-8, 2014 – London The London Map Fair is the largest antique map fair in Europe, established 1980. It will be held at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore. Saturday 7th June; 12.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Sunday 8th June; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Admission Free.
June 12, 2014 - Paris On the occasion of the commemorations
of the First World War, and in association with the exhibition
"Summer 14 : Last Days of the Former World", presented in
the Bibliothèque nationale de France (from March 25th, 2014 to
August 3rd, 2014), the Comité
français de Cartographie organizes a one-day symposium The
War in Maps focused entirely on the use of cartography during
war, according to three main issues :
- the role of maps during the preparation of the war
- the use of maps on the theatre of military operations
- the importance of the map in a civil society during the war.
This one-day symposium will be held at Bibliothèque nationale de France (site François Mitterrand). Papers will be presented in French or English. Additional information from Catherine Hofmann.
June 13, 2014 – Paris The next annual general meeting and International Society for the History of the Map Symposium will be held in cooperation with the Bibliothéque nationale de France and the Comité français de cartographie. It will be held at Bibliothéque nationale de France Richelieu Library, 5, rue Vivienne. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the symposium Mapping Conflicts, Conflicts in Maps will focus on war related mapping. To register for the conference which is free please write to email@example.com. The symposium will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of ISHMap.
June 15-21, 2014 - Riviera, Bulgaria Upon very successful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012, 5th Jubilee edition of the International Conference on Cartography and GIS is organized in Bulgaria. The aim of the conference is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of cartography and GIS. Nowadays, particular attention is paid to the important European region - the Balkan Peninsula. During the conference, ICA commissions will hold their annual meetings and share best practices in their areas.
June 17-20, 2014 – Montreal The 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives is organized by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, UQAM, and the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives. The program will center around the heart of our profession: Preserving and disseminating geospatial knowledge. While producers, distributors, and users organize their efforts to map current geographical phenomena, librarians and archivists also understand the importance of preserving a record of cartographic production from all eras. Geospatial data helps us understand the world around us: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What new knowledge can we gain from digitizing ancient maps and analyzing the resulting data? What are the recommended strategies and pitfalls in the management of collections, including the acquisition, processing and preservation of documents? What standards should be adopted at the dawn of Web 3.0?
June 19, 2014 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St. Social half-hour with refreshments begins at 5:30 pm followed by the lecture at 6 pm. Steven Rowan, Professor of History, University of Missouri at St. Louis, will discuss Egloffstein's Map of the Valley of Mexico in 1864: Color and Display in his Last Contour Map.
June 23-27, 2014 - London The London Rare Books School is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects to be taught in and around Senate House, which is the centre of the University of London's federal system. Dr Catherine Delano-Smith and Sarah Tyacke CB have organized a History of Maps and Mapping course. The aim in this course is to draw attention to some of the challenges facing the student of map history given the longevity and ubiquity of the mapping idea, from prehistory to the present, and the variety of format, function and context of maps at any one time. Sessions are designed to explore the fundamental principles of map history to provide a framework in which the details of any map from any period can be accommodated. Stress is laid on the relationship between word and image, and the role of maps in books, as a counterbalance to the traditional way of viewing maps in isolation. The key tenet remains, however, that of the indivisibility of maps as image, artefact and messenger. Lecturers are Peter Barber, Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, Sarah Tyacke CB, and Laurence Worms. The course is suitable for historians, art historians, geographers, students of literature, librarians, archivists, map dealers.
July 6-10, 2014 - Norfolk Island, Australia The International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement will hold a conference about Charting and Mapping the Pacific Paradise of the Pitcairners at the Governor’s Lodge Resort Hotel. Additional information from Maria, The Travel Centre, PO Box 172, Norfolk Island 2899.
July 14, 2014 - August 15, 2014 - Chicago The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is now accepting applications for its 2014 NEH summer seminar for college and university faculty and up to three graduate students, Mapping Nature across the Americas. The four-week seminar will be led by James Akerman (Director of the Smith Center) and Kathleen Brosnan (Travis Chair of Modern American History at the University of Oklahoma). Participants will explore the interplay between mapping and environmental knowledge across the Americas from the transatlantic encounter into the 21st century. By bringing together environmental history and the history of cartography, this institute will illuminate their essential relationship, broadening participating summer scholars’ understanding of how maps and depictions of nature shaped and were shaped by diverse cultural and historical contexts. Applications are encouraged from college and university faculty teaching a broad range of courses and involved in a diversity of research topics. Qualified independent scholars and scholars engaged in museum work are also eligible to apply. A limited number of spaces are also available for full-time graduate students in the humanities. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3900 to help defray travel and housing expenses. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than March 4, 2014.
September 3, 2014 - September 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 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 13, 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.
September 18-19, 2014 – Philadelphia A conference titled 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.
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. Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, will discuss Mapping Mr. Madison’s War. At the start of the hostilities between the United States and Great Britain on June 18, 1812, which New Englanders blamed on President James Madison, the small United States Army lacked proper map making or surveying capability. Following the successful conclusion of the War for American Independence, the Army was dramatically reduced and General George Washington’s “Geographers Department” was disbanded. The War of 1812 forced the Army to reestablish a small body of competent topographical officers to conduct military surveys and construct fortifications. Mr. Ehrenberg will describe selected battle and reconnaissance maps, fortification plans, and topographic surveys from the holdings of the National Archives and the Library of Congress that were drawn during the War, and also the cartographers, Army officers, and military engineers who prepared them. He will conclude with a discussion of the contributions by the topographical engineers, which laid the foundation for the Army’s famous Corps of Topographical Engineers. Following the lecture, Mr. Ehrenberg 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 Ted Callaway, phone 202-879-5418.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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; Email: email@example.com; Phone: 817 272-0633.
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 25, 2014 – Richmond The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, will sponsor a map symposium. The speakers will be Martin Bruckner (U of Delaware) and Max Edelson (UVA). They will be speaking on geographical concepts in the early days of the republic. Additional information to come.
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. Details to come. Additional information from Imre Demhardt.
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/.
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.
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.
July 8-10, 2015 - London The Society for the History of Discoveries will hold its annual meeting at the University of London. Details to follow. 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.
Fall 2015 – Cape Town The International Map Collectors' Society international symposium will be held in this city. Additional information will be coming.
July 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 next year.
July 2-7, 2017 – Washington The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association on the History of Cartography will meet at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional information from Lynn Usery, Conference Director.