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January 10, 2004 - Bethesda, Maryland A field trip will be made by the Washington Map Society to Bethesda where tours will be held of three map collections in the new Chevy Chase Bank building at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue. Mr. James Goode, historian of the B.F. Saul Co., will lead the tour between 10:00 and 12:30. The first collection includes rare maps and bird's eye views of American cities collected by Mr. B. Francis Saul II. The second collection consists of 45 enlarged views of maps and photographs of the National Mall illustrating its evolution and history during the past two centuries collected by James Goode. WMS member Albert H. Small, President of the Southern Engineering Corporation, assembled the third and largest collection of 488 rare prints and maps seldom seen by the public. [The closest METRO station is Bethesda (Red Line)]. To sign up contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927. This trip is limited to 30 people, and will repeat on February 21, 2004.
January 15, 2004 - Cambridge The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will have Camille Serchuk (Associate Professor in Art History, Southern Connecticut State University) present Mapping Views/viewing Maps in Late Medieval France. The seminar will be at 5.00 PM in the Chetwynd Room, King's College, Cambridge (Entrance on King's Parade, ask the Porter for directions). This promises to be a fascinating talk, and everyone is very welcome to come along. For enquiries and further information, please contact Tom de Wesselow.
January 17, 2004 - San Francisco The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street at Folsom, is pleased to hold an afternoon Albert Shumate Symposium in conjunction with its current exhibition, "Territorial Ambitions: Mapping the Far West, 1772-1872" from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Three Views: Rediscovering Maps and Mapmakers of the Early West focuses on the critical role of map making in the development of the American West. Speakers include Dr. Paul Starrs, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. James G. Moore, Emeritus Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park; and Dr. Peter Goin, Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Video at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Starrs, a former editor of the "Geographical Review" and author of several books including "Let the Cowboys Ride: Cattle Ranching in the American West," has been twice honored by the University of Nevada, Reno, as Teacher of the Year. Dr. Moore is the author of "Exploring the Highest Sierra" based upon his experiences as a map maker in Yosemite and of the forthcoming "King of the Fortieth Parallel." Dr. Goin, author of "Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border," has published widely and exhibits his photographs in museums around the world. Seating is limited. To reserve a space please call 415-957-1849. Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students. "Territorial Ambitions," an exhibition featuring fifty rare and important maps from The Society's collection, will be open for viewing at the conclusion of the symposium.
January 22, 2004 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Professor James Raven (Department of History, University of Essex) Mapping the London Book Trades: St Paul's Churchyard, Paternoster Row and Fleet Street in the Eighteenth Century - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.
January 22, 2004 - Washington Historical Map Lecture - Learn more about the art of mapmaking. In conjunction with the exhibit "Degrees of Latitude," a lecture will be given on the history of mapmaking and the art of cartography at 11am to noon, DAR Museum, 1776 D Street NW. Guest speaker is Ralph Ehrenberg, former chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. The cost is $10.00 and reservations are required. Contact Kelli Scott at (202) 879-3240.
January 24, 2004 - Ventura, California The California Map Society will meet at the San Buenaventura Mission School. Further details from the program planner: Susan Caughey, Vice-President (Southern California).
January 28, 2004 - Washington Curator's Tour. Join Margaret Pritchard, Colonial Williamsburg Curator of Prints, Maps and Wallpaper as she provides a gallery tour of the current exhibition "Degrees of Latitude" at Noon to 1PM, DAR Museum, 1776 D Street NW. The tour is free of charge, but reservations are required. Contact Kelli Scott at (202) 879-3240.
January 30, 2004 - Grantown, Scotland Jeff Stone will present Early Maps of Scotland at the Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre. For additional information contact Grantown Museum, Burnfield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire PH26 3HH; Phone/fax: 01479 872478.
January 30-31, 2004 - New Orleans The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., presents the ninth annual Williams Research Symposium - Charting Louisiana / Exploration and Settlement / From Vespucci to the Vieux Carré. Friday evening there will be a reception and a chance to view the exhibition: Napoleon's Eyewitness: Pierre Clément Laussat and the Louisiana Purchase at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Saturday's seminar will be at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal St.
February 6-8, 2004 - Miami The Miami International Map Fair, the oldest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. The Philip Lee Phillips Society will hold its annual meeting during the map fair. 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 and registration materials, contact Marcia Kanner, Map Fair Coordinator, at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida using the above address or by telephone at (305) 375-1492; facsimile: (305) 375-1609.
February 8-11, 2004 - Hamilton, New Zealand The New Zealand Map Society / Australian Map Circle Joint Conference 2004 will be held at the University of Waikato. Combine a business trip to a Map Conference with a holiday of a lifetime in New Zealand. You are invited to attend and participate in this Conference, which will focus on the themes of historical and current mapping relevant to the Southwest Pacific.
Sunday 8 February - Welcome to Hamilton. There will be an opportunity for early registration. It is hoped that a Maori powhiri will be held at the Performing Arts Centre next to the University lakes, followed by a buffet or barbecue and a chance for people to meet and mingle.
Monday 9 February - Opening of Conference, followed by papers focusing on various cartographic themes.
Tuesday 10 February - Buses will be arranged for a visit to Auckland. The Royal New Zealand Navy's Hydrographic Department at Devonport and the Auckland Maritime Museum have both agreed to host visits. A boat trip between the two around the Waitemata Harbour will be the opportunity for lunch. We will return to Hamilton for the Conference dinner in the evening.
Wednesday 11 February - More papers will be presented in the morning and early afternoon. The Conference will then divide to allow the two Societies to hold their Annual General Meeting, after which the conference will conclude.
The conference will be of particular interest to map librarians, collectors of old maps and academic geographers. Alternative activities will be arranged for partners and friends accompanying participants. Possibilities include trips to Rotorua, Waitomo Glow worm caves, Otorohanga Bird house, Hamilton Gardens and the Waikato Museum. Contact for additional information John Robson, Map Librarian, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand; Ph. 00- 64-7-856-2889 ext. 6625.
February 12, 2004 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Professor Felipe Fernández-Armesto (Professorial Fellow, Department of History, Queen Mary, University of London) Maps and Exploration Revisited: Problems in European Cartography in the Sixteenth Century - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This meeting is sponsored by the Hakluyt Society. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.
February 18, 2004 - London The International Map Collectors' Society Collectors' Evening at the Shapero Gallery, 24 Bruton Place, 6:00 pm. Please inform Caroline Batchelor (01372 843425) if you would like to attend.
February 19, 2004 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at 5:30 PM in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Jerome M. Sachs will discuss A Curious Mixture of Maps, Dates, and Names: Mercator and his Projection.
February 19, 2004 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Colonel (ret.) Robert Slusar, formerly the Commandant of the National Geospatial-Intelligence School, National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), will compare the role of mapping between Desert Shield & Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The twelve years between the 1991 and 2003 conflicts resulted in a dramatic change in the ways maps and geospatial products were produced, delivered and used to support planners and combat forces. For additional information contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.
February 21, 2004 - Bethesda, Maryland A field trip will be made by the Washington Map Society to Bethesda where tours will be held of three map collections in the new Chevy Chase Bank building at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue. Mr. James Goode, historian of the B.F. Saul Co., will lead the tour between 10:00 and 12:30. The first collection includes rare maps and bird's eye views of American cities collected by Mr. B. Francis Saul II. The second collection consists of 45 enlarged views of maps and photographs of the National Mall illustrating its evolution and history during the past two centuries collected by James Goode. WMS member Albert H. Small, President of the Southern Engineering Corporation, assembled the third and largest collection of 488 rare prints and maps seldom seen by the public. [The closest METRO station is Bethesda (Red Line)]. To sign up contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927. Space is limited to 30 people, and this is a repeat of the January 10, 2004 trip.
February 24, 2004 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be held at our usual site, fifth floor Gates Room, the main Denver Public Library, Thirteenth and Broadway. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome and our meetings are always free to the public. Member, Mark Greaves, will present a talk on Automobile Road Maps. Mark has extensive knowledge regarding this topic and has collected road maps for many years. These relatively common artifacts have become quite collectable. Distributed by oil companies, state governments, auto clubs and many others, road maps are of interest to the collector not only for their cartography, but also for their wonderful graphic covers and wealth of historic and cultural content. "These mementos of the automobile age are a perfect way to recapture the glorious adventures that many of us had, traveling the nation with the family on summer vacations!"
March 4, 2004 - Oxford The "Oxford Seminar in Cartography 2003-2004" will commence at 5pm at the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. Margaret Small (National Maritime Museum) will discuss Evolving from the classics: the geography and cartography of Sebastian Munster. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. For further details, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.
March 6, 2004 - Richmond The Washington Map Society is to view two ongoing map exhibits and to attend a special lecture. Businessman, philanthropist and WMS member Alan M. Voorhees has donated important early maps to two repositories in Richmond. The morning visit will be to the Virginia Historical Society exhibit of Voorhees maps, Charting the Old Dominion: Maps and Books from the Collection of Alan M. Voorhees. In the afternoon attendees will see Maps, Charts, Atlases: The Alan M. Voorhees Collection at the Library of Virginia. Mary Sponberg Pedley will give the inaugural lecture of the Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture Series in Historical Cartography at the Library of Virginia at 3 PM. To sign up contact Bronson Percival.
March 10, 2004 - Newcastle, England The British Cartographic Society Map Curators Group will be holding a one day course - Mapping the Way - introductory training for Map Librarians and Curators at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The programme will include talks on: acquisitions..., cataloguing..., conservation & repair..., map production techniques..., storage and security. For further information and bookings, please contact Lynda Bailey, Map Service, FCO Library, E213, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH; tel. 0207 008 3024, fax: 0207 008 3270.
March 13, 2004 - Athens, Georgia The Cumming Map Society will meet at the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Georgia in Athens. Dr. Louis DeVorsey, the foremost expert on historical geography of the Southeast, will be the speaker for our program entitled, An Afternoon with William Gerard De Brahm and Hargrett Library Treasures. Dinner arrangements for Saturday evening are pending a final "head count," but Athens lodging information can be found at www.visitathensga.com. The Holiday Inn is only a 5 minute walk to the Hargrett Library. For those coming from North Carolina, lodging is also available in Commerce, GA, on I-85 about 22 miles from campus. If you plan to attend, or if you have questions, reply to Jay Lester.
March 14, 2004 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.30 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.
March 14-19, 2004 - Philadelphia The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers is a Professional and Scholarly meeting of over 4000 attendees. Nearly 3000 attendees present their research in over 700 sessions scheduled throughout the meeting. Additional information from Oscar C.Larson, Association of American Geographers, 1710 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; Voice: (202) 234-1450 Fax: (202) 234-2744.
March 18, 2004 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society meets at 5:30 PM in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Lisa Jacobs, Director, Museum of Surveying, Lansing, Michigan will be the speaker.
March 18, 2004 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Christopher Fleet (National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh) Analysing Image Colour and Content to Infer Map Authorship: A Case Study of the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland and its Sources - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.
March 25-27, 2004 - Chicago University faculty and graduate students are invited to attend a conference at the Newberry Library, History and Geography: Assessing the Role of Geographical Information in Historical Scholarship. The conference is devoted to assessing the many dimensions of historians' rapidly growing interest in geographical methods and sources and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in particular. Scholars engaged in historical research in the humanities, social sciences, and earth sciences will address emerging issues, including how to acknowledge the uncertainty and context of historical sources within the logical structure and visual representations of geo-spatial techniques, whether those techniques are contributing to a new positivism in history, and how geographers and historians can work together to improve geo-spatial methods and the quality of research based upon them. Papers will be electronically pre-circulated to all registrants. For additional information and registration material, contact: The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center, The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St., Chicago IL 60610; phone: 312-255-3659.
March 25, 2004 - Washington The Washington Map Society will hold its annual business meeting at 7PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Washington Map Society President Ralph Ehrenberg will give the annual President's address, Mapping the Trail with Lewis and Clark. One of Thomas Jefferson's major objectives in sending Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their epic adventure to the Pacific Coast was to map the vast, unknown region acquired through the Louisiana Purchase. In an illustrated lecture, Mr. Ehrenberg will discuss the extent of the geographical knowledge of the Trans-Mississippi West on the eve of the expedition, the role of Indian maps in planning the expedition and guiding the explorers, the preparation of survey route maps and post expedition composite maps by Clark, and their contributions to the mapping of the West. For additional information contact Bronson Percival at 301-469-5927.
March 30, 2004 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin David Rumsey, whose pioneering cartography web site makes historic maps widely available in innovative ways, will present this year's Maps and America Lecture New Uses for Old Maps: How the Internet and GIS are Changing the Face of Historical Cartography, will be presented at 6:00 pm in the American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2311 E. Hartford Avenue). The reception begins at 5:00 pm. Rumsey is the President of Cartography Associates, San Francisco, and Director, Luna Imaging, Los Angeles. The Maps and America lecture series, now in its 15th year, is sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer and the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee. For further information contact the AGS Library at 1-800-558-8993 or (414) 229-6282.
April 2-3, 2004 Abilene, Texas The Texas Map Society will hold a joint meeting with the West Texas Historical Society at Hardin Simmons University. The event will begin with registration and packet pickup on Friday morning at 10:30am. The registration desk will be open until 4pm. The first session begins at 11:45am. The program ihas four sessions on Friday from 11:45am to 4:45pm, followed by a reception, a banquet with speaker, and an evening event. Saturday morning there are three session running from 8:30am to 12:45pm, followed by a luncheon with a speaker. The remaining afternoon and evening are reserved for tours and dinner.
April 2-3, 2004 - Le Havre, France Four hundred
years ago, Samuel Champlain sailed from the port of Le Havre to the
Gulf of St. Lawrence. Eventually he would found Quebec in 1608 and
establish New France. The Centre Havrais de Recherche Historique;
Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche Inter-Langues de l'Université
du Havre; the Amitiés Acadiennes; and the Canadian Ambassador
in Paris have arranged for a symposium Estuary of the Seine in
Canada at the time of Champlain. This symposium will look at
- first French establishments in Canada and Newfoundland.
- armaments in Le Havre and Honfleur. The situation of these ports with 17th century topography, trade, life...
- the crews, volunteers, provisioning and departures of the ships.
- first contacts with the Indians.
- the exploration and the cartography of Canada.
- the search for a passage towards China.
Additional information from Centre Havrais de Recherche Historique, Fort de Tourneville, 55 rue du 329ème, 76620 Le Havre, France.
April 6, 2004 - Washington MapMaker Earl McElfresh will present Mapping the Civil War at 7:30 PM as part of the National Geographic Live! series at the National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington DC. Contact for tickets and information 202-828-5661.
April 11, 2004 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.30 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.
April 15, 2004 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society has a tentative meeting scheduled at 5:30 PM in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Robert Buerglener will be the speaker.
April 21, 2004 - Edinburgh Professor Charles Withers, Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh, will talk about "Putting Scotland in View": Blaeu's 1654 Atlas Novus and the Nation's Geography, 7 p.m. at the National Library of Scotland, Causewayside Place, 33 Salisbury Place. This event is free, but tickets are required. Please order your tickets from the NLS Shop on George IV Bridge, by e-mail, or call the events line on 0131 622 4807.
April 22, 2004 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Dr Zur Shalev (Princeton University) The Church Cartographical: Propaganda and Controversy in Early Modern Ecclesiastical Mapping - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS. Note that the Society's Library and Map Room will be closed until Spring 2004, although both the Picture Library and Archives remain open by appointment.
April 24, 2004 - Bethesda, Maryland The Washington Map Society (WMS) will sponsor a one day seminar on Introduction to Map Collecting to be held at Waverly Auctions, 4931 Cordell Street. The seminar will be held from 9 AM - 3:30 PM, with a lunch break. Saturday parking is free at the parking garage across Cordell Street from Waverly Auctions.
This seminar will be conducted by WMS members who are experienced map collectors or map dealers & sellers, and is the second of two WMS Weekend Workshops to be offered during the Society's 25th Anniversary Year. It is open at no charge but by reservation only, to WMS members & guests and prospective WMS members with an interest map collecting. The first weekend offering, held in November, 2003, was a History of Cartography Course taught by WMS member Dick Pflederer.
Seating is limited and available to the first 50 who register. To make a reservation, contact Ray Wolf or sign up at the February or March WMS member meetings. Provide the full name, email address and telephone number of each person who will be attending. Ray can be contacted via email; by telephone at (H) 301-649-1031 or (W) 703-613-4197 or by postal mail at 10949 Bucknell Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902. Deadline for reservations is Monday, April 19, 2004, provided that seats are still available.
April 24, 2004 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle Annual General Meeting 16.30-17.30 at the Collège St. Michel, 24 Bd. St Michel. This will be followed at 17.30 by the Map Evening (same address as above). This is our traditional annual event when map historians, collectors and map antiquarians get together to chat about a piece from their collection, or exchange information and views about recent or future happenings in the domain of History of Cartography, in a relaxed atmosphere. Wine and sandwiches will be served. Our new members in particular, but also all others interested in the subject, are most welcome. Further information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen - Belgium, Tel/Fax ++32-(0)3-440.10.81.
April 25, 2004 - Santa Rosa, California Cartography for all ages - Jennifer Iscol, former cartographer for the National Geographic Society, will lead a series of hands-on map-related activities for all ages at the Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please call 707-579-1500 for more information and to make reservations.
May 4, 2004 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be held at our usual site, fifth floor Gates Room, the main Denver Public Library, Thirteenth and Broadway. This meeting will also include our annual business meeting starting at 7 PM. Our own Myron West, will present a talk entitled, Map Collecting 101. Myron is an accomplished map dealer in Cheyenne, WY and this talk should be of interest to map collectors, new and old! Please join us for a talk that is sure to be informative. If any of our members' friends that have shown an interest in map collecting in the past, they might find this meeting of particular interest!
May 6, 2004 - Oxford The "Oxford Seminar in Cartography 2003-2004" will have a field trip to the History of Science Museum. Numbers are restricted. Contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
May 6-9, 2004 - Kalamazoo, Michigan Geography played an important role in medieval society. Its learned component provided material for contemplation and education, helping people to understand the Creator by means of studying the physical world. Its practical component, the knowledge of places and peoples, was indispensable for peaceful travel and military expeditions. In its turn, geography was influenced by various contemporary developments, from conversion to conquest to administration. Thus maps, travel accounts, and learned texts can provide us with a unique perspective on social and cultural constructions of space, political and religious changes, perceptions of territorial and ethnic identity. In recent years these questions have drawn much scholarly attention. Two sessions on medieval geography and ethnography will be at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Walwood Hall, Western Michigan University, 1903 W Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, Michigan USA 49008-5432; Phone: 269-387-8745, Fax: 269-387-8750 Additional information from Medieval Institute or Natalia Lozovsky.
May 9, 2004 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.30 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.
May 13, 2004 - Copenhagen A Vinland Map Session, 7:00-9:00 PM, at the National Museum, will be held as part of the Dynamics of Northern Societies Conference which takes place May 10-14.
May 14-15, 2004 - Washington The 2004 Mapping the News conference will take place at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW. This event will bring journalists, geographers, and mapping experts together to explore how geographic understanding, information, and new mapping technologies combine to enhance the world of media and the news. The conference will feature dozens of presentations, including a special session on new ways of mapping elections. It will also include hands-on media mapping workshops, a luncheon at the Press Club, and an evening reception at the National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall. For registration, hotel information, and conference program information, please visit www.aag.org/mapnews.
May 14-15, 2004 - Zurich Maps and images have provided a unique access to many scholarly domains as well as diverse literary and visual genres. Maps and Images: How They Have Transmitted Visual Knowledge Along the Silk Road will explore topics related to the transmission of representation of space along the Silk Road, for two thousand years the most important connection between the Far East, the Middle East and Europe. "Visual knowledge" has been chosen as the central theme to encourage comparisons in methodological approaches across disciplines such as art history, Asian studies, astronomy, cartography, climatology, cultural studies, geography, history of religion, history of science, Islamic studies, Medieval studies, post-colonial studies, travel literature, etc. Conference will be held at the University of Zurich. Additional information from Dr. Andreas Kaplony, Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Wiesenstrasse 9, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland; phone 0(041)1 634 07 36, fax 0(041)1 634 36 92.
May 15, 2004 - Buckingham, England International Map Collectors' Society members are invited to visit the historic Manor House of Rodney W. Shirley and view his outstanding collection of maps and atlases. This will be followed by a conducted tour of Stowe Landscape Gardens for those interested. Numbers are limited for this event so if you would like to come please register with Valerie Newby, the vice-chairman, as soon as possible on (0)1296 670001.
May 20, 2004 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society has a meeting scheduled at 5:30 PM in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Anna Friedman (Adler Plaetarium), Mapping the Goddess of Love as She Transits the Face of the Sun. A transit of Venus--a rare astronomical event that has been viewed only five times (1639, 1761, 1769, 1874, and 1892) in the modern era--will occur again on June 8. Historically, transits were observed to attempt to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun; today they are considered curiosities. The Adler Planetarium's curator of celestial cartography will preview an exhibition on the subject that she is developing for the Adler, illustrated with images of maps from the Adler's Collections.
May 20-22, 2004 - Washington The year 2004 marks
the 25th anniversary of the Washington Map Society.
Special events have been planned to celebrate this
Thursday May 20: Opening Reception
Friday May 21: Theme "Maps and Memories"
Symposium at the Library of Congress
---History of the Washington Map Society (Bert Johnson, past President, WMS)
--- A City in Transition: Mapping the Nation's Capital from Civil War to the Creation of a Comprehensive Plan, 1861 to 1902 (Richard Stephenson, co-author of Virginia in Maps and formerly with Library of Congress)
--- How Maps are Made (Christopher Lane, Philadelphia Print Shop; Expert on Antiques Roadshow)
--- Turning Old Maps to New Visions: A GIS of Gettysburg (Ann Kelly Knowles, Assistant Professor of Geography at Middlebury College, author and editor)
--- Library of Congress Geography & Map Division Tour
--- Library of Congress Preservation Division Tour
Annual Dinner at World Bank Headquarters
Saturday May 22:
Optional Tour to Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, and pathways Potomac Canal. Lunch at Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria is included in the price. [Tour guide: Ron Grim, Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress].
For inquiries, contact: Bill Stanley at toll-free 888-513-6277. Hotel information is available online.
May 24, 2004 - London As part of the "Seminar on European History 1500-1800" at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street; Zur Shalev (Princeton/IHR) will discuss The Phoenicians are coming! or, the Protestant biblical geography of Samuel Bochart (1599-1667). Seminar will meet in the Low Countries Room at 17.00.
May 27, 2004 - London Maps and Society Thirteenth Series - Dr Scott Westrem (City University of New York) Calculation, Delineation, Depiction, Inscription: the Practicalities of Medieval Mapmaking - at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm. Lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research) and Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library). Admission is free. Meetings are followed by refreshments. All are welcome. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Dr Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books, and is supported by Imago Mundi. Displays for each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon FRGS.
June 2, 2004 - New York We are pleased to invite you to our donor group meeting, The Mercator Society, at 5:30 for a reception, and 6-7pm for a talk by John Hebert, Chief of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The meeting will be in the Berger Forum, Room 227, The New York Public Library, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street. Please rsvp to Diana Lee at 212-930-0654. Dr. Hebert will talk about the Waldseemuller map, which will be displayed in a twelve piece facsimile. Sometimes referred to as "America's birth certificate," the Waldseemuller map is the first document on which the name "America" appears. Dr. Hebert will discuss aspects of the map's preparation, content, provenance and future plans for display and study. Please join us if you are in the area June 2. [Don't forget to rsvp!!]
June 5, 2004 - Greenwich, London Combined Operations Symposium at the National Maritime Museum, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Organised by the British Cartographi Society, Historical Military Mapping Group and the Defence Surveyors Association. Contact: Peter Chasseaud for additional information.
June 5, 2004 -London The International Map
Collectors' Society will meet in the Pembroke Room, Hilton London
Olympia, 380 Kensington High Street, London W14 8NL.
14.20 19th Century Maps: a neglected field for collectors by Peter Whitfield. Researching his recently-published history of the London firm Stanfords has made Peter aware of the tremendous historical interest of 19th century maps. This talk will show how Stanfords' publications offer us a fascinating window on the Victorian world
15.00 The trials and tribulations of compiling a Cartobibliography by Kit Batten. A light-hearted look at the problems facing anyone who envisages not only compiling a cartobibliography but also having it published. Kit will give examples of some of the pitfalls from a personal and subjective viewpoint.
16.00 Annual General Meeting
19.45 Dinner (seated buffet) and coffee. Presentation of IMCoS Helen Wallis Award.
June 5-6, 2004 - London A combined London Antique Map Fair and IMCoS International Map Fair and Exhibition will be held at Olympia 2 Conference Centre.
June 8, 2004 - Cheltenham, United Kingdom The Learning and Teaching Support Network Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmetal Sciences in association with the School of Environment, University of Gloucester, is organising an event for all support staff in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, including cartographers and map curators! Five specialist groups will explore key issues in supporting student learning. One of the groups is specifically aimed at cartography, mapping and graphic staff, and another is for map curators, librarians and resource centre staff. See http://www.gees.ac.uk/supevent.htm for more details.
June 10-12, 2004 - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Motives for Mapping: Michigan and the Great Lakes Region will be at Central Michigan University. Possible topics include Native-American mapping; maritime and other forms of transportation mapping; agricultural, environmental, geological, and land-use mapping; mapping for immigration, tourism, and regional salesmanship; aerial surveying, publishing, and other forms of mapping as a business; suburban and real estate development and mapping; political and school districting, redlining, and other forms of political mapping; mapping in social and natural science research and for commercial planning. The conference will consider political, commercial, cultural, and scientific mapping in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries of the Great Lakes region, not just Michigan. For fuller information, please contact: David Macleod, Editor Michigan Historical Review, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859: Phone: 989-774-6567.
June 17, 2004 - Chicago Ralph Ehrenberg will address the Chicago Map Society at 5:30 PM in the Towner Fellows' Lounge, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street.
June 17, 2004 - Oxford The "Oxford Seminar in Cartography 2003-2004" will commence at 5pm at the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. Nick Crane (Writer and broadcaster) will make a presentation- Mercator: the first modern scientific cartographer. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. For further details, please contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.
June 24-26, 2004 - Rome The Italian City History Association conference will be about Patrimoni e trasformazioni urbane. Details for participation are on the website. One of the sessions, Catasti e rappresentazioni, will be moderated by Cesare De Seta and Lucia Nuti.
July 10, 2004 - Santa Rosa, California The summer meeting of the California Map Society will be at the Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street from 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm. The Museum is hosting an exhibit entitled Mapping the Pacific Coast: From Coronado to Lewis and Clark, The Quivira Collection, which showplaces the collection of Henry and Holly Wendt, owners of the Quivira Estate Vineyards and Winery in nearby Healdsburg, California. Additional information from Tom Worth, Esq., Vice-President (Northern California).
July 14, 2004 - Leeds, England The International
Medieval Congress is organised and administered by the Institute for
Medieval Studies with the assistance of its international Programming
Committee. This years Congress will have a Session (number 1302)
titled the New Nature of Cartography between 16.30 - 18.00.
The organiser is Dan Terkla, English House, Illinois Wesleyan
University, Bloomington and the moderator is Scott D. Westrem,
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Paper 1302-a: A Meta-Gothic Virtual Navigation over the Sawley Map: www.sawleymappamundi.net (Language: English) Patrizia Licini, Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli studi di Macerata
Paper 1302-b: The Hereford Mappa Mundi and the 21st-Century Pilgrim (Language: English) Dominic Harbour, Hereford Cathedral
Paper 1302-c: The Hereford Mappa Mundi: Siting, Seeing, Instructing (Language: English) Dan Terkla
If you wish to receive further information about the International Medieval Congress, please contact International Medieval Congress, Institute for Medieval Studies, Parkinson Building 1.03, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, U.K.; Tel.: +44 (113) 343-3614, Fax.: +44 (113) 343-3616.
July 15, 2004 - Denver The next meeting of the Rocky Mountain Map Society will be held in the private home of Tad Kelly. (Directions to Mr. Kelly's home in downtown Denver may be obtained by sending an e-mail to Jim Hensinger.) Mr. Kelly will speak on Printed Maps and Town Views of Tuscany (1550-1800). He will illustrate the inception of printed maps with his collection. He will also share some of his collecting experiences. His collection will be available for viewing. Additional information from James Speed Hensinger.
August 25, 2004 - Kew The Society of Archivists
announces a Map Training Day. This course is suitable for
archivists and conservators alike and would be of interest to anyone
who has maps in their collection or who has storage problems with
maps. Registration begins at 9.15. Sessions will start at 10.00 and
finish at 16.30. Programme features:
Geraldine Beech, Senior Archivist, The National Archives
Rose Mitchell, Map Specialist, The National Archives
Brian Thomas, Conservation Manager, Map Section, The National Archives
Paul Cook, The National Maritime Museum
Nancy Bell, Head of Research, The National Archives
The training day will be held in Conference Room A, The National Archives, Kew. To book for this course, please complete the booking form from the Society's website and post or fax it to: Society of Archivists, Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton TA1 1SW. Tel: 01823 327030, Fax: 01823 271719. Email enquiries to trainingAdmin@archives.org.uk.
August 31, 2004 - September 4, 2004 - Cambridge, England The 14th Conference of the Groupe des Carthotécaires de LIBER will be titled Map Collections and GIS or Digital Data - the death of the paper Map? Discussions will centre on the rise in the availability of digital data, how it is handled by libraries and how it sits alongside traditional paper collections. We can also examine access to digital map images, initiatives for scanning and the archiving of maps for preservation and disaster recovery purposes. Topics for discussion might include: how GIS is being used within the map library (by our users for the production of their own maps; by ourselves for collection management; to enhance remote access to the collections ...); the impact GIS is having on map libraries (is our future in danger; can/should we embrace the technology more?); interactive map indexes - web based or otherwise; digitisation projects (why are they being done; user expectations; how successful have they been ...). The Conference is open to all interested parties (though in the case of oversubscription preference will be given to delegates from member libraries). A letter of invitation and a provisional programme are available at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/maps/Liber.htm It would help in the planning of the conference if those hoping to attend could return the form attached to the provisional programme by 1 May, or soon after. If you would like to present a paper, please also send a brief outline for consideration.
September 6-9, 2004 - Bristol, United Kingdom The University of Bristol will host the 40th anniversary Society of Cartographers Summer School. Sessions, workshops and exhibitions will be held in the School of Geographical Sciences. The School and accommodation are located in the Georgian heart of the city in Clifton close to the city centre and local landmarks; Isambard Kingdom Brunel's suspension bridge and SS Great Britain and many more. The Society aims to provide delegates with a stimulating and enjoyable summer school including sessions, workshops, visits and social events. General enquiries to Drew Ellis or Jon Tooby Tel: 0117 954 5973.
September 7, 2004 - Denver Discovery of the New World through Old Maps, presented by Wesley A. Brown 6-8:30 p.m., (presentation at 6:30 p.m.) Vida Ellison Gallery, Level Seven, Denver Public Library, Thirteenth and Broadway. A light reception will precede the presentation. RSVP to 720-865-2045 by September 2.
September 9-12, 2004 - Cody, Wyoming The Society for the History of Discoveries 45th annual meeting will be held at the Buffalo Bill Museum. For additional information contact Ralph Ehrenberg, 3117 Beechwood Lane, Falls Church VA 22042; phone 703-538-0948.
September 9-12, 2004 - Durham, England The
British Cartographic Society 41st Annual Symposium and Map
Curator's Workshop will be held at the University of Durham. The
Symposium will consist of our usual mixture of informative lectures,
workshops and social events.
Symposium Session I Children and Cartography
Symposium Session II Education in Cartography
Symposium Session III Mapping Boundaries
Symposium Session IV Historical Military Mapping
Symposium Session V Contemporary Military Mapping
Symposium Session VI Cartographic Generalization
Map Curators Group (theme: Acquisition) plus excursion to local sites
Strategic Session: influencing the future direction of British cartography
Exhibition: the annual showpiece of mapping in the UK
Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony
BCS members will receive a brochure and booking form in the post
in May. For any specific queries please contact:
David Fairbairn, BCS Programme Committee Chairman,
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK.
Tel +44 (0)191 222 6353; Fax +44 (0)191 222 8691
September 18, 2004 - Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will host the Fourth Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at the Denver Public Library, Thirteenth and Broadway. The Map Fair has an international appeal with a local flavor. We strive for diversity among our dealers and we plan to have a wide variety of cartographic treasures available. The Map Fair is co-hosted by the prestigious Denver Public Library, located in downtown Denver, and home to an outstanding collection of western maps. Autumn in the Rockies is beautiful.
A special preview event will be held on Friday, September 17 at the Central Library and proceeds will benefit the Library. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the preview, Wesley A. Brown, map collector, will give a presentation on basic tips for finding valuable maps, at 5:45 p.m., the Gates Conference Room, Level Five, the Central Library. A registration form is available on-line.
September 19-22, 2004 - Lake Buena Vista, Florida The International Map Trade Association (Americas) is having its Annual Conference & Trade Show at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Several hundred representatives from throughout the Western Hemisphere come together annually to see new maps, atlases, globes, and other related products at this event. Attendees are offered an array of cutting edge workshops and training sessions to broaden their knowledge. Now more than ever, maps are an essential part of our economy, public safety, and education. Additional information from International Map Trade Association Americas, 2629 Manhattan Avenue, PMB 281, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; Tel: 310.376.7731 Fax: 310.376.7287.
September 22, 2004 - Edinburgh Scottish Maps Forum seminar, with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, in the National Library of Scotland, on the theme of the Blaeu atlas of Scotland 1654. The first Atlas of Scotland, containing 49 engraved maps and 154 pages of descriptive text, translated from Latin into English for the first time.
09.30-10.30 Registration & Coffee
10.00-10.20 Prologue (Concurrent with Registration) Introduction to Pont & Blaeu and Their Websites Christopher Fleet (National Library of Scotland) An optional talk for anyone unfamiliar with the background to Timothy Pont's manuscript maps and the Blaeu Atlas.
10.30-12.30 Morning Session
10.35 Blaeu: Anonymous Texts? Ian Cunningham (Formerly National Library of Scotland)
11.15 Religion, Science and Learning: the Scotto-Dutch Context to the Blaeu Atlas Dr Esther Mijers (Aberdeen Univ)
11.45 The Place of the Atlas of Scotland in Blaeu's Atlas Production Dr Peter Van Der Krogt (Univ of Utrecht)
14.00-16.30 Afternoon Session
14.00 Mapping North Sea Print Networks During the Gestation of the First Atlas of Scotland Dr Alistair Mann (Stirling Univ)
14.30 Scotland's First Atlas: What Do the Maps Depict? Dr Jeffrey Stone (Aberdeen Univ)
15.00 Working with Old Maps: Charting the Legacy of Blaeu's 1654 Atlas Novus Prof. Charles Withers (Edinburgh Univ)
15.45 Coffee & Tea
September 23, 2004 - Washington Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Mr. Joseph Passoneau, architect and civil engineer, will present The National Mall in Washington. Members are encouraged to read the article on the National Mall which appeared on pages 60-71 of the June 2004 issue of the National Geographic Magazine - several of his maps on the making of the Mall are included. Mr. Passonneau's new book Washington Through Two Centuries: A History in Maps and Images was published in Spring 2004. He was the WMS annual dinner speaker on May 18, 1995, with the topic "Land Use and Development in Washington DC." For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548.
September 27-28, 2004 - Istanbul Piri Reis Symposium - A symposium on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of the great sailor and admiral Piri Reis is being held, run by the Hydrographic Dept of the Turkish Navy. Lectures will be held in the Military Museum, and accommodation is available at the Army Club. For further information contact Mukhtar Katircioglu, Karanfil Araligi 14, Istanbul, Turkey. Tel: 90-212-264 17 86.
September 27, 2004 - Stanley, Scotland Christopher Fleet will present James Stobie and his mapping of the Perthshire Landscape, 1780-1804 at the West Stormont Historical Society.
September 30-October 2, 2004 - Frankfurt am Main 12. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium at Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt, Schaumainkai 53. Organizer: Arbeitsgruppe D-A-CH. For additional information contact: Mr. Markus Heinz, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kartenabteilung, Potsdamer Str. 33, D-10785 Berlin; Phone ++49-30-266 2725, Fax ++49-30-266 3010. A call for papers is due by April 2004.
October 1-2, 2004 - Arlington, Texas Mapmaker's Vision, Beholder's Eyes: The Art of Maps is the theme of the fourth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography. Speakers Dennis Reinhartz (University of Texas at Arlington) The Eye of the Beholder? On the Beauty of Maps, Patricia Gilmartin (University of South Carolina) Art in Modern Cartography, Denis Cosgrove (UCLA) Bringing Home the War: Military Violence in Art and Cartography, Lucia Nuti (University of Pisa) Urban Maps as Paintings: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and David Buisseret (University of Texas at Arlington) will explore the many ways in which maps reflect the connection between cartography and art. This not only includes those maps that are depicted in works of art from Renaissance paintings to modern post cards, but also the way artists actually create works of art that are, in effect, maps. These lectures build on an enduring theme, for throughout history, there has been a close relationship between maps and art. The lectures will also illustrate the strong connection between the science of mapmaking and the creative and artistic expression that mapmakers bring to their work. Lectures begin at 10 AM.
In addition to the Virginia Garrett lectures on October 1, the semi-annual meeting of the Texas Map Society will be at UTA on Saturday, October 2. Speakers include Stuart Gleichenhaus (Dallas Collector), Murray Hudson (Tennessee Map Dealer), Alex Hunnicutt, Graig Shupee and Alistair Maeer (University of Texas at Arlington Doctoral Candidates), and a panel discussion with Gervais Bell (Houston Collector), Murray Hudson (Tennessee Map Dealer), Russell L. Martin ( Director of SMU's DeGolyer Library), moderated by John Martin Davis, Jr. ( Dallas Collector).
Both meetings will be held on the sixth floor, Central Library, University of Texas at Arlington located at 702 College Street. The UTA campus is home to the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library and is located centrally in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The registration fee for the lectures is $45 and includes lunch, a reception, and dinner. Those who plan to attend the Texas Map Society meeting on October 2 can register for both events for a total of $80. The Garrett Lectures are underwritten, in part, by the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Endowment.
For more information about the Virginia Garrett Lectures, please contact Kit Goodwin, Special Collections, UTA Libraries, Box 19497, Arlington TX 76019-0497; 817-272-5329 (voice), 817-272-3360 (fax).
October 6-9, 2004 - Science City, Kolkata, India The XXIV Indian National Cartographic Association International Congress's theme Cartographic Technologies for Water, Land and Infrastructure Development has been chosen to consider the emergence of rapidly developing technologies for mapping and updating digital cartographic data bases. An exhibition of maps, charts, globes, models and cartographic, reprographic, surveying , remote sensing, computer and related equipment will be organised during the congress at the Exhibition Hall of Science City to encourage interested companies to display/demonstrate their products and services which would be useful to the Cartography community. Additional information from Dr. A. K. Dasgupta, Organising Secretary, XXIV Inca International Congress, National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, CGO Complex, DF-Block, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 064, India; Telephone: + 91- 33 - 23346459/6331/3699, Fax : + 91- 33 - 23346460.
October 7-9, 2004 - Chicago The Newberry
Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography
is pleased to announce that the Fifteenth Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr.,
Lectures in the History of Cartography will be held on October 7-9,
2004. Entitled The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of
Empire will bring together six scholars to address the complex
intersection of mapping and imperialism. The papers, presented by
Graham Burnett (Princeton University), Matthew Edney (University of
Southern Maine), Neil Safier (University of Michigan), Michael
Heffernan (University of Nottingham), Laura Hostetler (University of
Illinois-Chicago), and Valerie Kivelson (University of Michigan),
will cover a range of imperial contexts and practices, from the
eighteenth to the twentieth centuries Europe. Collectively, the
papers will provide for a critical reflection upon the common nature
of mapping and imperialism as twin manifestations of unequal power
relationships during the age of global empires.
The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography have been held at Chicago's Newberry Library every two or three years since 1966. The Lectures are generously supported by Ken and Jossy Nebenzahl, and are free and open to the public. Persons wishing to attend, however, are asked to reserve their seat. For reservations and further information, contact Susan Hanf, Smith Center, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610 USA; phone 312-255-3659; fax 312-255-3502.
October 10, 2004 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.30 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.
October 12, 2004 - Peebles, Scotland The Peeblesshire Archaeological Society and Tweeddale Society will sponsor Diana Webster, National Library of Scotland, who will present Putting Scotland on the Map. The meeting will start at 7.45 pm and will be held in the Burgh Hall.
October 14, 2004 - Cleveland The Northern Ohio Map Society is proud to announce that Amy Derogatis, author of "Moral Geography, Maps, Missionaries and the American Frontier", will be speaking in the Cleveland Public Library's Treasure Room at 7pm. In a review published in the June 2004 issue of "The Journal of American History", Gregory Nobles, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia wrote, "Derogatis comes to her topic from the perspective of religious studies and she focuses her attention on the efforts of the Connecticut Missionary Society to direct the development of the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Land surveyors laid out the spatial boundaries for settlement; the missionaries similarity sought to set the moral boundaries for the settlers. Indeed, DeRogatis notes, both groups constructed visual and verbal maps that reflected prescription as much as perception, erasing the inconvenient Indian inhabitants who remained in the region and replacing them with revived, perhaps improved versions of New England Puritans, complete with their neat town greens and freshly painted clapboard meeting houses." Questions concerning this event should be directed to Tom Edwards, Map Librarian, Cleveland Public Library at (216)623-2880.
October 14, 2004 - Oxford For this year's field trip of the Oxford Seminars in Cartography, Dr Emilie Savage-Smith, Curator of the current Bodleian Library exhibition 'Medieval views of the cosmos: mapping earth and sky at the time of the Book of Curiosities' will guide TOSCA guests on a private tour around this superb cartographic exhibition. We will meet in the Old Schools Quadrangle at the Bodleian for a 5pm start. Number of attendees is limited. If you wish to attend, please contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139.
October 16-17, 2004 - Bourges, France The meeting of the Association of Collectors of Michelin Guides and Road Maps will feature about 30 exhibitors, and will give attendees a chance to discuss their collections of Michelin guide and road maps. For additional information contact Marc Terminet or Denis Riviere, or write to Association Des Collectionneurs De Guides et Cartes Michelin, 46 Rue Narcisse Dérouvois 76620 Le Havre - France.
October 16-22, 2004 - Modena, Verona and Florence
International Map Collectors' Society 23rd international
symposium. The program includes three nights in Modena and coach
transfer to Florence for three nights. There will be a one day visit
to Verona from Modena. The titles for
the eight papers to be presented during the symposium are as
Marcus Perini: History of the cartography of the Veronese region
Dick Pflederer: Portolan Charts: A Mediterranean tradition becomes an indispensable tool of the Age of Discovery
Dr Ernesto Milano: The Estense Library and its Cartographic Collections
Dr Piero Falchetta: The Fra Mauro World Map
Angelo Cattaneo: Innovation in fifteenth century Cosmography : The first vernacular translation and adaptation of Ptolemy's "Geography"
Vladimir Valerio: Italian Atlases: A survey on the State of the Art
Marica Milanesi: A Special Geography for the King: The Terrestrial Globe made by Vincenzo Coronelli for Louis XIV (1681-83)
Col. Antonio Finizio and Col. Giovanni Orrù: The Italian Campaigns in North Africa
October 26, 2004 - London The Eva G.R. Taylor Annual Lecture for 2004 will take place at 18.30 hours in The Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. The Lecturer will be Francis Herbert Hon. FRGS, Curator of Maps at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), who will speak on ". . . to mesure and compace the hevyn and erth and all the world large" : the RGS-IBG Collections Taylored for study. There will be a small exhibition relating to the subject in display cases outside the New Map Room. From 17.30 in the New Map Room - which displays one of the two complete exemplars known of Matteo Ricci's 1644 (or later) world map in Chinese - a 'pay bar' (drinks and sandwiches) will be available. After the Lecture supper will be served in the candle-lit 'Queen Anne'-style Main Hall at a cost of £22.00 for two courses, with two glasses of wine and coffee. For the supper please book at least one week in advance (stating if a vegetarian meal is required) with Mrs Gabriela Marques by telephone (44-20-7591-3084) or by e-mail.
October 28, 2004 - Chicago Since Classical times Europeans were aware that unknown lands far to the east were the sources of exquisite fabrics and spices. Ken Nebenzahl's new book, Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond: 2000 Years of Exploring the East, describes European efforts spanning two millennia to develop trade routes to Asia by land and sea. There will be a wine reception at 5:30, and lecture 6:00 -7:00. Mr. Nebenzahl's lecture, illustrated by original manuscript and early printed maps, reviews this complicated and fascinating story. Meeting at The Newberry Library - Ruggles Hall, 60 W. Walton Street. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, call (312) 255-3659. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Map Society, the Newberry Library's Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, Phaidon Press, and the Newberry Library's A. C. McClurg Bookstore, where Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond, will be available for purchase. A book signing will follow the talk.
October 28-29, 2004 - Fremantle, Australia The International Map Trade Association will have a Map Fair & Conference at the Western Australian Maritime Museum.
October 28, 2004 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - Dr David Hill (Department of English, University of Manchester) Laurence Nowell's Anglo-Saxon Atlas of 1563 - at University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library) and Dr. Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.
October 28, 2004 - Washington The Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Thomas Suarez will discuss the cartographic formation of the Pacific Ocean during the period 1490 through 1550, based on his new book, Early Mapping of the Pacific. His previous publications include Early Mapping of Southeast Asia and Shedding the Veil: Mapping the European Discovery of America and the World. For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548.
October 29, 2004 - Brussels The Brussels International Map Collectors' Circle, thanks to the good cooperation of Prof. Hossam Elkhadem, Head of the Department of Historical Collections at the Royal Library Albert I, will meet at 09.30 in the Rare Books Section at the Royal Library Albert 1, Bd. de I'Empereur, 1000 Brussels (Metro: Gare Centrate/Centraal Station). This department has one of the richest collections of ancient atlases, cosmographies and books with maps in Belgium.
After the visit we offer the possibility of joining a convivial lunch at the Tribune d'Etterbeek (105 avenue de Tervuren, 1040 Brussels), where we hold our traditional 'Speakers' Lunches'. This will also be the venue for the Extraordinary General Meeting starting at 14.30. The agenda is approval of modified statutes and nomination of active members. Further information from Eric Leenders, Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen - Belgium, Tel/Fax ++32-(0)3-440.10.81.
October 30, 2004 - Oxford Maps, Astrolabes, & Calligraphy: a study day on Oxford University's Islamic Collections; 13.30 to 17.30. The study day will start and end at the Ashmolean Museum. Experts will present guided tours of Islamic displays in the Ashmolean Museum, the Museum of the History of Science and the Bodleian Library, where a curator will conduct a private viewing of the exhibition, 'Medieval Views of the Cosmos'. There will be some walking between venues, and a small charge for refreshments. Places are limited, so please book in advance on: 01865 277100.
November 6, 2004 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.30 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations. This fair coincides with the Chelsea Book Fair.
November 6, 2004 - Washington The Washington Map
Society will present the third of its continuing educational
workshops. This program will focus on the History of American
Cartography - Mapping the United States, 1700-1900 and will be
held in the Geography and Map Division Reading Room, 101 Independence
Avenue, SE, from 9:15 AM- 3:30 PM.
9:15-9:30 Ray Wolf, Educational Chair, Washington Map Society. Introduction
9:30-10:15 John Hébert, Chief, Geography and Map Division. Spanish Exploration of the New World, 1700 -1750. Discussion of maps published by European colonial powers (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) reflecting their claims or visions for the continent.
10:30-11:15 Pam van Ee, Cartographic Specialist, Geography and Map Division. 18th Century Military Mapping, 1750 - 1800. Discussion of significant maps reflecting the struggle for control of the North American colonies.
11:30-12:15 Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief Emeritus, Geography and Map Division. Western Exploration and Mapping, 1800 - 1860. Discussion of significant federal exploration and mapping of the West ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the beginnings of the United States Geological Survey with an emphasis on topographical, geological, and geological mapping.
12:15-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:15 Ron Grim, Cartographic Specialist, Geography and Map Division. Government and Commercial Mapping of the United States 1800 - 1900. Discussion of significant federal government land surveys and the rise of commercial cartography in the United States.
2:30-3:15 Jim Flatness, Cartographic Specialist, Geography and Map Division. Tools of the Trade. Demonstration and discussion of published and online resources useful in determining map values.
Each presentation will close with a question and answer session and an opportunity to examine selected maps from the Library of Congress collections. Please join us for an exciting and educational program. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is necessary to allow for facility preparation by the organizers. Please register with Ray Wolf at regular meetings or by phone at 301-649-1031.
November 9, 2004 - Boston The Boston Map Society will meet at 5:30 pm - 8 pm and have a Gallery Talk at 6:00 pm - Lots and Lots: Early Maps of Parts of Boston and Cambridge. Meet at Harvard Map Collection, Pusey Library, New Entrance - West Door of Lamont Library. Reception will follow.
November 10, 2004 - Oxford Jeremy Black (Professor of History at the University of Exeter) will be talking on Maps and history at the 12th anniversary Oxford Seminars in Cartography dinner meeting to be held at 5pm in the School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road. Dinner to follow at the Oxford University Club, Mansfield Road. Should you wish to join us for dinner, please inform us in advance as numbers are limited. For additional information and reservations contact Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; tel: 01865 287119, fax: 01865 277139. The Oxford Seminars in Cartography are supported by the Friends of TOSCA, ESRI (UK) Ltd, Oxford Cartographers, and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
November 12, 2004 - Venice Montecchio Precalcino, h. 20.30. Nell'ambito del ciclo di incontri Afriche & Orienti. Popoli, Terre e Civiltà presso il Centro Ricreativo Comunale di Montecchio Precalcino (VI), si terrà l'incontro con Giampiero Bellingeri (Università di Venezia) e Piero Falchetta (Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana) sul tema Il Mappamondo Di Fra Mauro. L'eredita' Di Marco Polo Nel Capolavoro Cartografico Medioevale.
November 13, 2004 - Paris Paris Map-fair at Hotel Ambassador, 16, Blvd Haussmann. Opening hours 11.00 - 18.00.
November 14-18, 2004 - Mount Tremper, New York
The Institute at Emerson Place presents Cartography: Conventions,
Controversies and Collectibles. Speakers include Robert T.
Augustyn, Seymour Schwartz, David Cobb, and Jennifer Dragon. The
program will be moderated by Mark D. Nevins.
Maps are the fingerprints of the world. In their various forms, they tell us how to get from A to B while they capture our reality from A to Z. Over the centuries, maps have not only guided mankind but have also reflected religious beliefs, disseminated propaganda, expressed cultural attitudes and aspirations, and promoted new theories; they declare ownership of property and guide travelers around the world. We invite you to join us on a journey through the history and evolution of maps. Over four up-close and personal days you will engage in conversation with some of today's greatest thinkers, historians, writers, dealers, curators, collectors and restorers of maps. Whether your interests lie in geography, geology, history, cartography or collecting rare and beautiful artifacts, you will be fully immersed in a thrilling investigation and exploration through the meaning of maps whilst being pampered in a unique and intimate setting. Reservations & Information: The Institute at Emerson Place, 146 Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Tremper, NY 12457; phone 845-688-7900.
November 15-19, 2004 - Barcelona The Cartographic Institute of Catalonia in collaboration with the Consortium of Catalan University Libraries organises a course on Electronic Cartographic Materials: Cataloging and Metaloging. The course will be taught by Mary Larsgaard (Map and Imagery Laboratory, Davidson Library, University of California at Santa Barbara). The course will be at the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia in Barcelona (Spain). For more information please contact Ms. Cristina Serra, Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, Cap de la Unitat de la Cartoteca de Catalunya, Parc de Montjuïc 08038 Barcelona; phone 93 567 15 00.
November 15, 2004 - Cambridge, England The Cambridge History of Cartography Seminar will be at 5.00 p.m. in Department of History of Art, Cambridge University, 1 Scroope Terrace; Seminar room 2. Timothy Hyman (artist and independent scholar) will present Painting and cosmography: artists who map the world. All welcome. For any enquiries, please e-mail Tom de Wesselow at: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 17, 2004 - London At 6.30 there's a lecture by Philip Stott, Professor Emeritus at the University of London, on Royal Siamese Maps. In 1996, 18 hand-drawn and coloured old cotton map rolls were discovered in a quiet part of the Grand Palace, Bangkok - long-lost treasures from the period 1782-1851. These maps, works of art in themselves, are full of historical detail as primary sources. It's at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly. The charge is £4 for Asia House members/concessions and £7 for non members. Bookings on +44 (0)20 7499 1287 or email@example.com The talk is followed by a reception.
November 17, 2004 - Washington The Making a New Atlas of the World lecture will be held at 7:30 PM in the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 1600 M Street N.W. Long the definitive source for cartographic information about our planet, the "National Geographic Atlas of the World" marks the publication of its eighth edition this fall, offering a comprehensive portrait of Earth at the dawn of the 21st century. With more than 15,000 updates this revised, state-of-the-art atlas uses the latest digital mapping techniques and satellite imagery, offering redesigned political maps to reflect the birth of new countries, and detailed thematic maps addressing current global issues. Join National Geographic's Chief Cartographer Allen Carroll and John Calkins of the GIS and mapping software company, ESRI, for a visually dynamic, behind-the-scenes look at how cutting-edge technology blended with painstaking research and geopolitical vision resulted in a new atlas for a changing world. Presented with generous support from ESRI. Tickets are $14 for National Geographic Society members and $16 for nonmembers. To order tickets phone: 202-857-7700, online at nationalgeographic.com/nglive, or in person at the ticket office (1600 M Street N.W., open weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM). The box office opens 45 minutes before each program.
November 18, 2004 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago Regenstein Library, 1100 E 57th St Chicago IL 60637-1502. When you enter Regenstein Library ask the guard for directions to the meeting in the Library's map collection. Program: Chris Winters, Map Librarian of The University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, will give a tour of the University's map collections. You can park in the University parking facility located at 5525 S. Ellis Avenue. Parking in this facility is free after 4:00 pm. The parking lot is about 1½ blocks from Regensteain Library. From the parking lot, walk south on Ellis past the Henry Moore sculpture. Turn left (east) just south of the tennis courts. A campus map and directions are available at http://maps.uchicago.edu/directions/parking_north.html.
November 18, 2004 - London Maps and Society Fourteenth Series Programme - Dr Lesley Cormack (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada) The Molyneux Globes: Instruments, Mathematical Practitioners and the Scientific Revolution - at University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library) and Dr. Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd., and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi: the International Journal for the History of Cartography. Displays on the theme of each lecture, at the Royal Geographical Society, are arranged by Francis Herbert, Hon. F.R.G.S. Enquiries to +44 (0) 20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano Smith) or Tony Campbell.
November 18, 2004 - Washington The Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Ginny Mason, Cartographer, Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, will discuss The Post Office Department, Division of Topography: the Conception, Development, and Obsolescence of Postal Mapping in the United States. She will discuss the administration of the Division of Topography and its map making endeavors as it contributes to and influences advances in post route mail service, Rural Free Delivery, and federal mapping in the early 20th century. For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548
November 19, 2004 - Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland Jeffrey Stone will present Early Maps of Scotland at the Grantown Museum and Heritage Center.
November 26-27, 2004 - Breda, The Netherlands The 7th European Map Fair will be held in the beautifully restored medieval church Grote Kerk at Breda on Friday from 14.00 to 20.00 hours and on Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00 hours. A map exhibition and a map valuation are part of the fair. Additional information can be obtained from the secretariat of the Foundation Historical Cartography of the Netherlands, Meysberg 12, 4861 BP Chaam, NL; tel. +31 161 492008.
December 1, 2004 - New York George Glazer will be giving a lecture on antique globes at the New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. Globes in America, Revolutionary War - Present is sponsored by the NYPL Mercator Society. The slide presentation will include an overview of the history of American globe production, principally in the 19th century, and remarks on the current market for antique globes. The program begins at 6:00 p.m., preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. The event takes place at the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Berger Forum (room 227). There is no admission fee. If you would like to attend, please RSVP Diana Lee at 212-930-0654 so the library knows how many guests to expect.
December 6, 2004 - Vienna The annual meeting of the General Assembly of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place at 5.00 PM at the Lesesaal der Kartensammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz 1. Additional information from Jan Mokre, Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Globenmuseum, Josefsplatz 1, A-1015 Wien, Austria.
December 9, 2004 - Washington The Washington Map Society meeting will be held at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Madison Building. Leo Dillon, Senior Cartographer in the State Department's Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, will present a History of the Office of the Geographer and a summary of its current role providing a geographic framework to assist the State Department. For additional information contact Ed Redmond at 202-707-8548.
December 11-12, 2004 - Brussels The Brussels
International Map Collectors' Circle will hold its 4th
Biennial International Conference 09.30 - 16.30 at the Collège
Saint Michel, 24, Bd. St.-Michel, B-1040 Brussels on Saturday, 11
December. The theme will be: Into and Out of Africa - Mapping the
Dark Continent in the later 19th Century. Speakers invited:
a) Caroline Batchelor (IMCoS, UK) : The mythical Mountains of Kong
b) Imre Demhardt (University of Darmstadt, Germany) : Developing the Cartography of German East Africa, 1856-1916
c) Olivier Loiseaux (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France) : The 1 : 2.000.000 map of Africa by Régnauld de Lannoy de Bissy
d) Francis Herbert (Royal Geographical Society, UK) : Explorers' maps in periodicals
e) Maurits Wynants (Africa Museum, Tervuren, near Brussels) : Cartographic entries in Stanley's sketch books
f) James L. Newman (Syracuse University, USA) : Imperial Footprints - the mapping of Stanley's African Journeys
Sunday visit to the Africa Museum : A small exhibition of Stanleyana and maps of Africa of the 19th century will be organized in the morning of Sunday, 12 December, for Conference Participants, in the Stanley Pavilion of the Africa Museum, followed by a tour of the Museum.
Admission is free for BIMCC Members ; non-Members pay 10 Euros at the door. This includes the traditional apéritif. Registration is required before 1st November with the BIMCC Secretary, Eric Leenders, at Zwanenlaan 16, B-2610 Antwerpen (Belgium), Tel/Fax ++32-(0)3-440.10.81.
December 12, 2004 - London The London Antique Map Fair (10.30 AM - 5.30 PM) at The Rembrandt, 11 Thurloe Place - Opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington and between the Knightsbridge and South Kensington Tube stations.
December 16, 2004 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a Holiday Party and Member Show and Tell at 9pm, Newberry Library. The only requirement for membership in the Chicago Map Society is an interest in maps. For many of our members this interest is expressed through collections of rare items or of commonplace maps that have become embedded in American popular culture; cartographically-themed attire or collectibles; or through travel to places that were once easily accesible only through the maps, illustrations and descripions in now-historic atlases. So bring your map and your story to share to our holiday party show and tell. Additional information at 312-255-3659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.