Cartography - Archive 2017 Calendar of Events


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January 12, 2017 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. The Society will host a Members' Map Evening, where members are invited to bring a special map to share and discuss. Up to 10 members are invited to bring a map of special significance to them, describing the map to the assembled group. Those of you who are interested in bringing a map to share should prepare a short commentary on the map (no more than 5 minutes). Please contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com to sign up to present a map. The first 10 members to respond will be presenters.



January 16, 2017 - Oxford Dr Allan Chapman will speak about Surveying Virginia and the Moon: Thomas Harriot of St Mary's Hall/Oriel College, Europe's first Telescopic Astronomer at 5:15 pm in the Upper Library at Christ Church. By the time that Richard Hakluyt was teaching geography and cosmography at Christ Church around 1580, there was already an established Europe-wide trade in making graduated mathematical instruments. Thomas Harriot must have known Richard Hakluyt well, for both men shared friends such as the Oriel alumnus Sir Walter Ralegh, Dr John Dee, Thomas Digges and other explorers and scientists around the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Harriot used an early Dutch 'truncke' telescope to draw the surface of the moon. Soon after, he produced some lunar maps of exquisite detail and accuracy, which still survive in Chichester. All welcome. The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited. To book a place, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu. Tel.: +44(0)1865 276 265. Email: cristina.neagu(at)chch.ox.ac.uk.



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



January 18, 2017 – New York The New York Map Society will meet at 6 pm, at Daniel Crouch Rare Books and Maps, 24 East 64th St., between 5th and Madison. Our visit will include a private tour and features viewing and expert commentary on a map created by Genoese cartographer Vesconte Maggiolo in 1531. Recently exhibited at the New York Armory as part of The European Fine Art Fair, the map, a global portolan chart, is not only one of the first depictions of America’s eastern seaboard, but also the first (extant) map, ever, to show New York harbor. Space is limited, and required RSVPs to kapochunas(at)gmail.com will be limited to current paid members, with Sustaining Members getting preference.



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



January 19, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Professor Daniel Maudlin (Department of History and Art History, University of Plymouth) will speak about Travel, Maps and Inns in Eighteenth-Century Britain. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



January 19, 2017 – Rochester
“Serendipitous” is how Seymour Schwartz ’57M (Res.), Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery, University of Rochester, describes the evolution of his interest in historic maps. Seymour Schwartz is one of two featured speakers at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 500 University Ave, Hidden Passions event at 7 p.m.



January 24, 2017 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room. This program is free and open to the community. Dr. Donald L. McGuirk will speak about The journey of the “Yazoo Mingo” Moncacht-Apé and its possible influence on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Moncacht-Apé was a Yazoo Indian interviewed by an early citizen of the Louisiana Colony, Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz, sometime between 1718 and 1734. Moncacht-Apé told him of completing travel to the Pacific Ocean and back, likely in the late 17th or early 18th century, 100 years before Lewis and Clark. On his return to Paris, Le Page du Pratz published a book that included the story of this Yazoo Indian. How this account affected the maps of North America and perhaps the very route of Lewis and Clark will be the subject of this PowerPoint presentation. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net).



January 25, 2017 – New York The New York Map Society will meet at 6 pm, at the New York Public Library, room 216, 2nd Floor, Schwarzman (main) Building, 5th Ave. and 42nd St.New York York Map Society member Miklos Pinther speaks on The History of Cartography at the American Geographical Society, at a free and open-to-the-public event co-sponsored by the New York Public Library. Pinther, formerly an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University, Chief Cartographer for the UN, and Chief Cartographer for the American Geographical Society, will trace and illustrate three principal stages during a 125-year period of the oldest organization in the United States focused on geography: 1851-1899, characterized essentially by illustrative cartography; 1900-1948, a period of experimental and exploratory mapping; 1949-1976, the era of thematic and atlas cartography. After Pinther's lecture, New York Map Society members are invited to an opening party which runs through 9 pm at Daniel Crouch Rare Books and Maps, 24 Easy 64th St. RSVP to info(at)crouchrarebooks.com.



January 26-28, 2017 - Stanford, La Jolla & Santa Monica The California Map Society, co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla presents Revolution – Mapping the Road to American Independence. Revolution is the story of the French and Indian War and Revolution told using maps of the era. The seeds of revolution were planted during the French and Indian War and several of the British and rebel participants cut their teeth for the revolution during this war. The maps come from sources such such as the personal collection of George III, the Duke of Northumberland, the Marquis de Lafayette and other collections, some of which are shown for the first time. Authors Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen will present their latest volume of mapping the road to American Independence. Richard is the vice chair of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center in Boston, a councilor of the American Antiquarian Society and a member of the Madison Council of the Library of Congress. Paul is the co-author of "Manhattan in Maps", author of "Mapping in the West" and co-editor of "American Cities". Conference is free, but pre-registration requested.
January 26 - 6:00pm; David Rumsey Map Center in Cecil H. Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford University. Pre-registration requested.
January 27 - 5:30pm; La Jolla Map & Atlas Museum, 7825 Faye Avenue, Suite LL-A, La Jolla. Pre-registration requested.
January 28 - 11:00am; Santa Monica Public Library, Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main Street, Santa Monica. Pre-registration requested.


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



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



February 7, 2017 – Oxford Debbie Hall, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford will speak about Treasures from the Map Room: a journey through the Bodleian collections from 1–1.45pm in Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. The stories behind 75 of the Bodleian’s extraordinary maps are captured in the recent Bodleian publication “Treasures from the Map Room.” It explains the significance of famous cartographic treasures, beautiful decorative early maps, and some lesser known maps with stories to tell, from the 14th to the 21st century. Debbie Hall, the book’s editor, will give a virtual tour of some of its highlights, including the famous Gough Map of Great Britain and the earliest surviving map of Oxford. Visit the Friends of the Bodleian’s Events page to reserve your place online or contact the Administrator: tel. 01865 277596 or email fob(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk.



February 10, 2017 - Chambéry, France Three lectures starting at 8 PM will be at Centre des congrès le Manège à Chambéry. Les territoires imaginaires des cartes anciennes by Christian Grataloup, L'imaginaire littéraire : Julien Gracq, entre vitalité surréaliste et culture savante by Jean-Louis Tissier, and La représentation des mondes imaginaires : quelques exemples dans des œuvres de fiction (cinéma, littérature, jeux vidéo) by Christophe Tufféry. Register on-line or phone 04 79 60 04 04.



February 13, 2017 - Fullerton, California In conjunction with the exhibition California As an Island and Worlds That Never Were, in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery, Pollak Library, 800 North State College Blvd.; there will be a program from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, Maps and their Geography: Exploring the Past, Present and Future. The event is free and open to the public. Speakers include:
Bill Warren will speak on the history and significance of the “California as an Island” maps.
Gayle Brunelle will present “Monsters and Marvels: Iconography and Meaning in Early Modern Maps.”
John Carroll will present “The Whole World in Your Hand: Maps in the Early 21st Century,” which will focus on GIS mapping and the future of map-making.
Geography graduate student Greg Beringer will demonstrate the augmented reality sandbox he helped to create last year. The interactive tool allows for users to view topographic maps in 3D.



February 15, 2017 - New York Andrew Kapochunas will speak about How Maps and Map Collecting Helped a Lithuanian Immigrant Find His Place in the World at 6:30 PM at the Consulate General of Lithuania, 420 5th Ave #304. Please email registration for lecture to ny.renginiai(at)urm.lt. The lecture marks the opening of the exhibition 300+years of Lithuania on Maps, 1552-1862 which features about 20 maps of historic Lithuania from the collection of Andrew Kapochunas.



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



February 16, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Dr Cóilín Parsons (Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, USA) will speak about Lines and Words: The Surprising Role of the Ordnance Survey in Anglo-Irish Literature. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Hakluyt Society, an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



February 16, 2017 - Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 7 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Dr. Sven Furhmann, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University will give a talk on How to Fold a Map. 2016 marked the International Map Year, a worldwide recognition of maps, mapping products and their roles and uses. While on one hand the history and achievements of mapping products were celebrated; the International Map Year also encouraged exploring new challenges and opportunities to further develop spatial visualization techniques and products. Dr. Fuhrmann has been a member of geovisualization developments for the past 15 years and has significantly shaped cartography and geovisualization research. His presentation will reflect on past geovisualization challenges and achievements and highlight research in virtual and augmented realities. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



February 17, 2017 - Edinburgh The National Library of Scotland hosts its first annual collaborative research showcase to celebrate and promote research collaborations with the academic community. For this first showcase we take a themed approach, focusing on collaborations over 18th century Scottish travellers and mapping. Three of our academic partners present their research and consider their experience of working with the National Library of Scotland. Program is from 11.15 to 15.00. There is no charge but booking is requested.



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



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



February 22, 2017 – Manila The Philippine Map Collectors Society General Meeting will be at 6:00 PM in Arya Residences, Tower 1 Function Room. Presentations for the evening: Bungling Geographers: Dalrymple and the Solomon Islands by Richard Jackson and Glimpses into Laguna's History from 900 AD by Manny Ticzon. Additional information from Rudolf Lietz at gallery(at)gop.com.ph.



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



February 23, 2017 – Boston The Boston Map Society will meet at 5:30 pm at Afriterra, 400 Commonwealth Avenue. Dr. Lucia Lovison-Golob presents Gambia: A Cartographic Space. The Geospatial Director and Librarian at Afriterra will commemorate Black History Month with a talk and exhibit about human trafficking through historical maps from this part of Africa. RSVP to lovison(at)afriterra.org.



February 25, 2017 - Milan Antiquarian map enthusiasts should not miss the Fifth International Milano Map Fair. The prestigious rooms at the Michelangelo Hotel, Via Scarlatti, 33 ang. Piazza Luigi di Savoia, welcome numerous exhibitors who will offer outstanding material from 11.00 to 18.00 It is organized by the Cultural Civitellarte, with patronage Roberto Almagià and Museum of Cartography Lombarda. This rich festival, the most important one in Italy for antiquarian maps, is located only 100 meters from Milan Central Station, with free entry.



February 28, 2017 - Leiden Dr Radu Leca will be giving a talk about Japanese maps at 12:30-14:00 hrs in International Institute for Asian Studies Conference Room, Rapenburg 59. In this lecture, Dr Radu Leca will illustrate recent theoretical developments from global history and cartographic studies to maps of Japan held in the Leiden University Libraries. By studying seals, inscriptions and other cartographic paratexts preserved on the maps, we can recover their social and material agency. This approach contributes to the decentering of the Eurocentric narrative by acknowledging the synchronicity and inter-meshing of multiple ‘movable centers’. There is no charge, but registration is required. Additional information from h.m.van.der.minne(at)iias.nl.


February 23, March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017 - Denver The Academy for Lifelong Learning will have a series of lectures about The Power of Maps: Exploring The Magic of Maps at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Ave. from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. In the case of antique maps, they don’t tell us where to go but tell us where we’ve been. Guest speakers from the Rocky Mountain Map Society will demonstrate these blendings of art, history and belief (“There be dragons here!)” that have shaped our growth as a people and as a nation. But where did their maps come from? We’ll answer that and other questions (including how some of the nations in the Eurozone got their shapes) by exploring the history of cartography from Ptolemy to Mercator to the present day. Along the way, we’ll come across some very intriguing myths and mistakes. Lecturers will exhibit some antique maps from their own collections. Registration is required.



February 28, 2017 – New York New York Map Society will meet at 6:30 pm at The World School, Black Box Theatre, Ground Floor, 259 Tenth Ave., New York, NY (between 25th and 26th Streets, abutting the High Line). Bobby Shackelton of Bloomberg will discuss MAPS - "Seeing is Believing." Join Bobby for a free and open-to-the-public overview of Bloomberg's new MAPS function that has become indispensable for investors to make informed everyday decisions. Together with robust datasets, macro insights and analysis, Bloomberg's location intelligence enables users to tell compelling visual stories. Because the society plans to provide refreshments for attendees, RSVP to kapochunas(at)gmail.com.



February 28, 2017 – Oxford The 24th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will have a field trip from 4.30pm to 6pm in the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Using material from the Bodleian’s John Johnson collection, Jill Shefrin (Trinity College, University of Toronto / RBC Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellow) will present For teaching youth geography”: English cartographical and geographical pastimes. Booking essential! Numbers limited - if you wish to attend, please contact Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



March 2, 2017 – Edinburgh The National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, as part of the celebration of World Book Day, will have a lecture Liketh, loveth, getteth and useth maps at 2 pm. John Dee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexander McCall Smith and countless other authors have commented on maps and map making, sometimes as essential parts of their tales and sometimes as entertaining asides. In this illustrated lecture curator Paula Williams explores across the Library's collections to see how maps have been portrayed in literature. Admission is free, but please register in advance.



March 2, 2017 – Edinburgh Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Annual Lecture with Lawrence Worms, dealing with the early history of the Scottish map trade – its personnel, their relationships, and their careers, at 6 pm, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge. Admission is free, but please register in advance.



March 2, 2017 - London Join us for a talk by Alan Ereira on his new book The Nine Lives of John Ogilby. Alan will discuss Ogilby’s “Britannia” and his links to the Inns of Court. The talk will take place at 18.00 (doors open at 17.45) at Middle Temple Library, Ashley Building, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9BT. Some of Ogilby’s books will be on display Attendance is free but you must book your place by Friday 24 February. RSVP to: r.satterley(at)middletemple.org.uk or 020 7427 4830.



March 9, 2017 – Boston The Boston Map Society will meet at 5:30 pm at Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street. Dr. Ron Grim presents Annotated Atlases: Unraveling Stories of Personal Provenance. One of the key themes of public and educational programing at the Leventhal Map Center has focused on maps and the stories they tell. In this context, we examine who created a map and for what audience, analyzing such design elements as projection, center of focus, orientation, symbols, and decoration, in order to interpret the map maker’s message. In this lecture, Dr. Grim will turn his attention to atlases and the stories they tell. Rather than address how the atlas was designed and what was the intended message, he will focus on the story of the work after it was published, with a particular interest in provenance — who owned the atlas, how it was used, and how it was acquired by the Library.



March 9, 2017 - Edmonton The next meeting of the Edmonton Map Society will be at 7:00 p.m. in The Lounge, Claridge House, 11027 - 87 Avenue. Parking is available in the Visitors Lot, to the west of the building. Please remember to sign in on the logbook (between the elevators). The recently installed intercom system does not connect to the lounge. Please call David Jones at 780 224-1860 from the entrance to be let in. We have two speakers: Kisha Supernant will speak on Mapping Metis Mobility? Using GIS to Map Archaeological Landscapes in the Canadian West and Frank Tough will speak on “Little is known of the interior”: The application of historical cartography to determine the Crown’s effective control over the Métis of the Île-à-la Crosse region, Saskatchewan. Contact David Jones at djones(at)ualberta.ca for additional information.



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



March 11, 2017 – Floriana, Malta The annual general meeting of the Malta Map Society will be held at the Malta Historical Society headquarters, 41 Lion Street, at 10.30am. Additional information from Rod Lyon at 28triqsikka(at)gmail.com.



March 12, 2017 - Menasha, Wisconsin Local historian Tom Sutter will discuss his Wisconsin Maps thru the Years exhibit at 2 p.m. at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library, 440 First Street. The work is featured on the library’s art wall during March.



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



March 16, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Karen Lewis will speak about Mobility Corridor: Mapping the Oregon Trail. After its use as an overland emigration route for Westward Expansion (from 1795 to the 1860s), the Oregon Trail has continued to evolve as a landscape of communication and transportation technology: from the U.S. mail service, telegraph lines, Union Pacific Railroad, highways, and airplane routes to its current condition of Internet services, pipelines and gas transfer stations, the Oregon Trail is an ever-changing landscape comprised of transportation and communication technologies. The connections between interchanges, settlements, geography, and culture persist today in a contemporary territory that holds multiple scales of industrial and economic activity. Prof Lewis’s presentation will highlight recent archival research on the Oregon Trail, describing the different tools of visualizing its itinerary and landscape through the original maps, surveys and reports of its measurement, and will show how these archival findings influence contemporary maps. This presentation will focus on two important questions: How does mapping and drawing synthesize the archival records, primary research and contemporary datasets to envision the Oregon Trail as a metropolitan corridor of cultural activities?, and, How does the historic Oregon Trail persist within a landscape of contemporary infrastructural and cultural networks?



March 16, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Florin-Stefan Morar (PhD Candidate in History of Science, Harvard University, USA) will speak about Translation and Treason: The Luso Castilian Demarcation Controversy and Abraham Ortelius’ Map of China from 1584. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



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



March 21, 2017 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room. This program is free and open to the community. Professor John Kessell will speak about Whither the Waters; Mapping the Great Basin from Bernardo de Miera to John C. Fremont. A Professor Emeritus of History at University of New Mexico, John Kessell founded the Vargas Project, something of a Southwestern Adams Papers to publish the Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico’s refounding father in the late seventeenth century (6 vols., UNM Press, 1989-2002). His most recent book is “Miera y Pacheco: A Renaissance Spaniard in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico” (U. of Oklahoma Press, 2013). He lives near Durango within sight of a Miera campsite dating from August 1776.Additional information from Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net).



March 27, 2017 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 5:30-7:30 PM: Speaking at The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. 6th St. Adam Levine will present some of his favorite finds over the past ten years of searching for maps in City offices, focusing on the historical topography and landscape of the city prior to urban development. These maps include everything from original land surveys from the 18th century to property lot subdivisions from the 1950s, and include fascinating information as well as beautiful draftsmanship. Thank you to Bruce Laverty for making this event possible. We hope Adam and Bruce may be able to join us for dinner following the talk at Jones, 700 Chestnut St. RSVP to Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com by March 10.



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



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



March 30, 2017 – New York The New York Map Society will meet 6 pm - 7:30 pm at Argosy Bookstore, 2nd floor, 116 E 59th St. (between Lexington & Park). Laura Ten Eyck will speak about What to Look for in Evaluating a Map. This free and open-to-the-public event, hosted by Laura Ten Eyck, New York Map Society board member, and Director of the second floor gallery of maps and prints at the Argosy Book Store in New York City, will cover the basics of map valuation. Laura's also an appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow."



March 31, 2017 - Edinburgh The Scottish Maps Forum is planning to resume its series of annual workshops, bringing together recent research on historical maps of Scotland. A one-day day seminar will be held in Board Room, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge from 10:00 to 16:00. Old maps and new directions: recent research in historical maps of Scotland provides a public forum for hearing more from eight different researchers, who have been actively working on historical maps of Scotland in recent years. The morning will focus particularly on 19th century mapping, with the afternoon focused more on 18th century themes. The cost will be £25 for the day, including morning coffee, a buffet lunch and afternoon tea. Please book through the flier on-line. Please be warned, our Board Room only takes 60 people and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For additional information please contact Chris Fleet (c.fleet(at)nls.uk) or Paula Williams (p.williams(at)nls.uk).



March 31, 2017 - Manchester The International Map Collectors' Society will visit one of the most spectacular libraries in the world, The John Rylands Library in Manchester. We will see maps and atlases which are part of a collection given to the library by the 5th Earl Spencer in 1872 plus many other treasures. Amongst the items on display will be a 15th century map of the world, an atlas by Christopher Saxton, William Smith's draft manuscript for his map of Lancashire in 1604, a Japanese atlas of Tokaido, and many more. We will also visit their historic Reading Room and entrance hall in this magnificent building. We will then go out to lunch in an Italian restaurant before an afternoon visit to Chethams Library which was founded in 1653 and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. The day will start at 09:45, so if you wish to join us you may need to book a hotel for the night of March 30. The John Rylands Library is located at 150 Deansgate and Chethams is in Long Millgate. We suggest the city centre Renaissance Hotel which is conveniently placed for these venues. The restaurant where we will be having lunch is also right next door to this hotel. The cost of the day's visit (including the light lunch, but not including travel and the hotel) will be £35 per person payable in advance, by cheque made out to IMCoS or by credit card. Places are limited to 25 people so book early not to be disappointed. Please send payment and your booking to Peter Walker (financialsecretariat(at)imcos.org), 10 Beck Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4EH.



March 31-April 2, 2017 – Pozzuoli, Naples The Naples Map Fair will be held at Villa Avelina, Via Carlo Rosini, 21.


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



April 8, 2017 - Birmingham, Alabama Professor and author Dr. Melinda Kashuba will speak at 10 am at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place. Her program, Making Your Sweet Home among Maps: How to Read and Interpret Maps of the Southeastern United States for Genealogists, Historians, Teachers and Map Lovers, will be a hands-on workshop that explores the symbols and mapping conventions used on 19th and early 20th century maps to tell the story of the development of the Southeast. Students will learn how to interpret and analyze information contained on old maps. Lecture is in the Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium. Free but registration is requested. Register online. For more information, call the Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History Department at 205-226-3665 or email askgenlocal(at)bham.lib.al.us.



April 9, 2017 - Durham, Connecticut Today is the kickoff event for the Connecticut Map Society. Founders Connie Brown, Maryann Ott and Brian Tims are planning a Connecticut-based organization dedicated to cartographic history, the role of maps in exploration and discovery, maps as art, the intersection of maps and technology, global and political maps and contemporary mapping practices. We will also celebrate the history of Connecticut mapping. Join us at 3pm at 253 Main Street. Please join others like you to learn about plans for the Connecticut Map Society! We will schedule lectures about all aspects of cartography, from medieval apocalypse maps to GIS applications, along with field trips to museums, universities, historical societies, and collectors’ houses. We will also hold “show and tell” events where members talk about their favorite maps, and social gatherings to encourage camaraderie. But we want to hear your ideas about topics, venues, and activities! Please join us for cocktails and appetizers at the studio of cartographer Connie Brown; we’ll get acquainted and brainstorm about the Connecticut Map Society. RSVP by April 3 to Connie Brown: connie(at)redstonestudios.com or 860 575 4640.



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



April 18, 2017 - Ann Arbor Mapping the Great Lakes in the 17th Century : From Samuel de Champlain to Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin is the title of a talk to be given by Jean-François Palomino from 6:00 - 7:30PM at University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room, 913 S University Ave. Join Palomino as he discusses early French mapping of the Great Lakes region and two noted cartographers who played seminal roles in introducing the Great Lakes to Europeans. A Michigan Map Society Lecture. This event is free and open to the public, but please register. For any questions, please email Anne Bennington-Helber at abhelber(at)umich.edu.



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



April 18, 2017 – Radstock Science in Radstock, the popular science talks organised by Radstock Museum volunteers, concludes its spring series with a talk by Tony Painter, a local history map publisher. The History and Mystery of Maps will explore the history and fascination of maps, covering the development of mapping from medieval times, the early years of the Ordnance Survey, military mapping, including wartime, Soviet mapping and aspects of detail, accuracy and falsification. Tony Painter was an MoD Map Research Officer from 1968 to 2005, witnessing many changes in mapping and survey techniques. The talk will be held at the Radstock Working Men’s Club, The Street, starting at 7.30 p.m.



April 18, 2017 - Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Paul De Candt van Aquaterra will speak about Historische cartografie at 20.00 at Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49. Language: Dutch.



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



April 20, 2017 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 6 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Ed Redmond, Specialist of Cartographic Reference and Curator of the Vault Collections in the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress, will present George Washington’s Manuscript Maps and Surveys: 1748-1799. In addition to his service in the Virginia Regiment, the Continental Army, and as President of the United States, George Washington was a prodigious map maker and consumer of geographic information. This talk will focus on George Washington’s early professional land surveys (1748-1752) as well maps Washington prepared for his personal land speculation activities (1769-1799). For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



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



April 22, 2017 - Brussels The 2017 Brussels Map Circle Map Afternoon (MAPAF 2017) will take place from 12:00 to 16.45 in the Boardroom (Salle du Conseil/Raadzaal) of the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), Mont des Arts - Kunstberg, Boulevard de l’Empereur 2 - Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels. You are expected at 12:00 for a convivial drink & sandwich lunch. The MAPAF 2017 will end at 16:45. We kindly invite you to bring a map, an atlas, a globe, a cartographic instrument or an interesting book on cartography and to present it and talk about it during the MAPAF 2017. We are equally interested into antique maps as into ordinary or contemporary maps as there is always something interesting, even in the simplest maps or cartographic items. Registration for the MAPAF 2017 on our website is mandatory. Members pay only for the catering cost (EUR 10.00). The entrance fee for non-members is EUR 15.00. Preceding this meeting will be the Annual General Meeting for members only from 9:30 to 11:45.



April 22, 2017 – Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will tour the Germantown Historical Society, 5501 Germantown Ave., at 10 AM. David Moore (another loyal Map Society member) served as Librarian there several years ago and will share, among other items, Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown railroad maps, a small three dimensional plaster of the Battle of Germantown, a map prepared by Map Society member Jim Duffin on colonial landowners, and Christopher Saur's 1743 German Bible, the first Bible in a European language made in America. Individual entry fees apply. Lunch will follow at the historic Valley Green Inn , Valley Green Rd at Wissahickon, at 12:30 with David Moore as our guest. RSVP by April 10 to Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com.



April 25, 2017 - Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle will meet at 5:00 pm in the Jamestown Yorktown Room at Williamsburg Landing. Richard Pflederer will discuss Magellan, the Pacific Ocean and the Search for the Anti-Meridian. For many, the importance of the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet of five ships is embodied in the fact of circumnavigation. Truly, this amazing feat of leadership, seamanship and perseverance fully deserves its esteemed place on the list marine achievements in the field of European exploration. But in fact circumnavigation was never an objective of the Magellan project. The primary goal of the voyage was to establish that the Moluccas (Spice Islands) were located within the Spanish hemisphere as defined by the Treaty of Tordesillas, thus allowing Spain to claim the mantle of Christian leader of an important and very rich part of the world. Navigating the South Pacific while maintaining a detailed and highly accurate track of his fleet was key to this objective. By examining surviving sea charts related to the question of the longitudinal dimension of the Pacific and establishing the position of these islands, this talk aims to explain in layman’s terms the methodology and conclusions of Magellan while giving full credit to this landmark voyage. Additional information from Ted Edwards at williamsburgmapcircle(at)gmail.com.



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



April 27, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. Dr Stephen Johnston (Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford) will speak about Privateering and Navigational Practice: Edward Wright and the First Mercator Chart, 1599. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



April 29, 2017 – New York The New York Map Society will meet 2 pm - 4 pm at Avenues School, 259 Tenth Ave. (Between 25th and 26th Sts.). Connie Brown will discuss Making Manuscript Maps. The meeting room has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking High Line Park. The first 20 people (with preference given to members) will have the opportunity to make a manuscript map under the supervision of New York Map Society member (and former vice president) Connie Brown, an artist and mapmaker by profession, working out of Redstone Studios in Durham, CT. A not-to-be-missed two-hour event that requires that dues be up to date, an RSVP to kapochunas(at)gmail.com, and a $20 materials fee which must be received by April 15, paid either by using the PayPal "Donate" button or by check to New York Map Society, c/o Stephen Banker, 43 Greenhaven Rd., Rye, NY 10580.



April 29, 2017 – Richmond The 2017 Alan M. & Natalie P. Voorhees lecture will be sponsored by Fry-Jefferson Map Society of Library of Virginia, 800 E Broad St. This year’s Voorhees event will focus on early Richmond.
10:00 am – Noon: Map Appraisals By Old World Auctions
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Exhibition of Richmond Maps
10:15 & 11:15 am: Tours of Special Collections; Registration Required
Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 pm: Lectures:
   Marianne McKee -
From Survey to Settlement: Maps of the City of Richmond, Virginia
   
Lyle Browning – Lva Maps & Archaeology: The Lost, The Forgotten, The Misbegotten
   
Leslie Courtois - Conservation of Richard Young’s Manuscript Maps of Richmond
For more information, please contact Dawn Greggs at dawn.greggs(at)lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3813. To register please visit website.


May 2, 2017 – Boston The Boston Map Society will meet at 6:00 pm at Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street. Mark Monmonier presents The Four Shorelines of Coastal Cartography. The history of coastal cartography chronicles the emergence of four distinct representations of the land-water boundary, the oldest of which is the high-water line, captured initially in the offshore sketches of mariners and global explorers and used for centuries for marine navigation and for framing continents on geographical maps. The second shoreline is the low-water line, which marks the horizontal position of the tidal or sounding datum and plays an integral role in the representation of near-shore hazards on large-scale nautical charts. The third and fourth shorelines reify two additional coastal dangers, storm surge and sea level rise. All four cartographic shorelines have multiple definitions and multiple applications. The third shoreline, particularly relevant to Hurricane Sandy’s attack on Long Island and New Jersey in October 2012, informs flood-insurance maps, evacuation plans, and land-use restrictions, while the fourth shoreline helps rally support for reducing carbon emissions as well as for comparing approaches to wetlands management. Heavily dependent on numerical modeling and an evolving scientific understanding of physical processes, these latter two categories exemplify the emergence of time as a cartographic frontier in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when earn-systems forecasting became an important mapping application. RSVP info(at)leventhalmap.org or 617.859.2387.



May 2, 2017 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Dr Bob Silvester (formerly Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) will speak about Changing trends in mapping estates in the Welsh border counties during the eighteenth century. All are welcome. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. For further information contact Sarah Bendall (sarah.bendall(at)emma.cam.ac.uk) at tel. 01223 330476.



May 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will again celebrate Map Month with a series of lectures about Maps as Art. Co-sponsored by RMMS, Denver Art Museum, and Denver Public Library; the lectures will be at 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Parkway, Conference Room B2. Jim Kroll has agreed to mount a small exhibit on the subject of maps as art on the 5th floor of Denver Public Library. Guest Speakers:
  May 2 – Kate Stuart on
Maps in Paintings
  
May 9 – Marcia Yonemoto on Maps as Art and Maps as Information - and - Tianlong Jiao on The Selden Map and Ming China's Maritime World
  
May 16 – Susan Schulten on Art and Cartography
  
May 23 – Ralph Ehrenberg on Follow Your Flight: Souvenir Airline Passenger Maps, 1920s-1980s
Please share the word, bring your families and friends! Additional information from Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net).



May 2-4, 2017 - Philadelphia To the Ends of the Earth will explore the transmission and translation of material and cultural practices, cartography, exploration, migration (forced and voluntary) and the changing geographies of liminal spaces. A group of international scholars from several disciplines will examine topics including textual production from early modern Italy to twentieth-century Africa, as well as the racialization of space from Victorian England to nineteenth-century California. Keynote address by Michael A. Gomez, New York University, a leading scholar of Africa and the African Diaspora. Lectures will be held in Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 3420 Walnut Street. Registration requested. Additional information at 215.898.7088 or rbml(at)pobox.upenn.edu.



May 3, 2017 – Floriana, Malta The next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Malta Map Society will be held at 6pm at the headquarters of the Malta Historical Society in Lion Street. Among the items on the agenda is the visit in June of Tom Sander, Editor of “The Portolan, The Journal of the Washington Map Society.”



May 4 and 6, 2017 – Stanford and Los Angeles The California Map Society presents a Student Paper Presentation and Lecture Series. It is co-sponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla. The student paper competition is based on the Washington Map Society’s Ristow Prize and is open to all graduate students attending California universities. Papers must be based on research materials at the Rumsey Map Center. The winning student paper will be selected by a panel. The winner will receive a $1,000 award plus a travel allowance. “Revolution – Mapping the Road to American Independence” is the story of the French and Indian War and Revolution told using maps of the era. There will be an author talk by Richard H. Brown and Paul E. Cohen. The seeds of revolution were planted during the French and Indian War and several of the British and rebel participants cut their teeth for the revolution during this war. The maps come from sources such as the personal collection of George III, the Duke of Northumberland, the Marquis de Lafayette and other collections, some of which are shown for the first time.
     Venue –Stanford: Thursday, May 4 at 5 PM. Location David Rumsey Map Center, Cecil H. Green Library, 2nd. floor, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford University campus. Reservations – Free but required. Click here to book.
     Venue – UCLA: Saturday, May 6 at 1 PM. Location Charles E. Young Research Library, main conference room 1136, 280 Charles E. Yong Drive N, UCLA campus. Reservations – Free but required by May 1. Click here to book.



May 5, 2017 – Batavia, Illinois Dr. Priya Natarajan will speak about Mapping the Heavens at 8:00 pm at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. From time immemorial humans have been charting the night sky and trying to make sense of it and contemplating their place in the cosmos. Dr. Natarajan will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever evolving cosmic view. Tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution, this lecture will examine recent developments in our understanding of two invisible entities: dark matter and black holes. Dr. Priya Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University, interested in cosmology,gravitational lensing, and black hole physics. Her research involves mapping the detailed distribution of dark matter in the universe exploiting the bending of light en-route to us from distant galaxies. Call 630-840-2787 or order on-line.



May 6, 2017 – New York May 6, 2:00 pm: Chet Van Duzer will speak to the New York Map Society about New Light on Henricus Martellus’s World Map (c. 1491) at Yale: Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography. Meeting starts at 2:00 pm and will be at The World School, 17th Floor, 11 East 26th St. (between Fifth & Madison). Van Duzer will give an account of a recent project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to make multispectral images of a world map made by Henricus Martellus in about 1491, held by the Beinecke Library at Yale. This large map, one of the most important of the fifteenth century, was thought to have influenced Martin Waldseemüller’s world map of 1507, but the many texts on the map were illegible due to fading and damage, and thus its exact place in Renaissance cartography was impossible to determine. The new multispectral images have rendered most of the previously illegible texts on the map legible. Additional information from Andrew Kapochunas at kapochunas(at)gmail.com.



May 6, 2017 – The Hague The Brussels Map Circle is having a wonderful opportunity to visit the Wereld van de VOC exhibition from 14.00 to 16.00 in the Nationaal Archief in Den Haag (The Netherlands). The Nationaal Archief have 1.2 km of archives of the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC), the first largest European commerce compagnie operating in Asia, mainly in the Golden Age. UNESCO registered in 2003 this Dutch documentary heritage of the VOC in the category World Memory together with the official archives based in Jakarta, Colombo, Chennai and Cape Town. For this exhibition fifty unique maps and charts are on display. We have been offered two guided tours: one in Dutch with the archivist-researcher R.T.M. (Ron) Guleij and a second one in English with Hans Kok who is also advisor and lender for this exhibition as well as Member of our Circle. Each tour is stricly limited to fifteen (15) participants. The thirty participants will be selected on the basis of the dates of payment of the participation fee.



May 9, 2017 - Paris The Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine will have a seminar Le monde vu d’Asie : histoire et pratiques cartographiques dans les mondes asiatiques at Salon Pelliot, Musée national des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, Hôtel d’Heidelbach, 19 avenue d’Iéna; from 18.30 – 20.00.



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



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



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



May 13, 2017 - Middletown, Connecticut The Connecticut Map Society will meet at 5:00 pm at Wesleyan University’s Exley Science Center, Room 58, 265 Church St. This room is on the basement floor of the science tower, which is on the corner of Church and Pine street, with parking available near the tennis courts at Vine street, or in the streets surrounding the science tower. If you’d like, come early (4:30) for wine/cheese/crackers—it’s an opportunity to chat our speaker and to members of the map society. Johan (Joop) Varekamp will speak about Adriaen Block, the Discovery of Long Island Sound, and the New Netherlands Colony: What Drove the Course of History? Adriaen Block, seventeenth-century Dutch fur trader and explorer, is credited with discovering Long Island Sound and exploring the Connecticut River and its environs in his ship the Onrust. In 1614, his surprisingly accurate and famous map of the region, “The Figurative Map of Capt. Adriaen Block,” was published in Amsterdam in 1614. Learn about Block, the map, and the way in which the beaver trade drove exploration.



May 17, 2017 - Edmonton The Edmonton Map Society Spring meeting will be at Claridge House, 11027 87 Avenue at 7:00 p.m. Our speakers will be:
1) Rastislav Elgr who will present : Bringing Geology to Everyone through Interactive Web Maps and Open Data Site. He will introduce us to Alberta Interactive Minerals Map (AIMM) and other recently released interactive web maps along with the AGS Open Data site. Rastislav is GIS Specialist, Alberta Geological Survey.
2) François-Nicolas Robinne who will present: More people, more fires, less water: exploring wildfire risks to water security in a changing world. François explores the spatial potential for the occurrence of the wildfire-water risk (WWR) at a global scale through the water security lens using indexation modelling. François Robinne is a PhD candidate in Forest Biology and Management at the University of Alberta. Additional information from David L. Jones at djones(at)ualberta.ca or 780 224-1860.



May 18, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Murray Hudson will discuss Chicago: The Globe-Making Capital of the Globe. For a century beginning in the 1880s, Chicago was the globe capital of the world with as many as ten major globe makers and retailers. Globe-making began in Chicago during the period of the city’s great growth between the 1871 fire and the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. A. H. Andrews was the first major manufacturer in the mid-1880s, followed by Rand McNally in 1891 (just in time for the World’s Fair). A. H. Andrews became C. F. Weber in 1895, and new manufacturers sprang up as Chicago continued to boom through World War I and the “Roaring 20s.” Even more globe makers (Replogle, Weber Costello, Nystrom and others) managed to flourish during the Great Depression using Chicago ingenuity. If one includes Marshall Field’s, who used their name on Replogle globes, as many as six globe makers/retailers were operating at the height of production. No other city can claim such a concentration of diversity, ingenuity and productivity in globe-making, as Chicago made itself America’s “Global City.”



May 18, 2017 – Dublin Professor Roger Kain is a leading cartographic historian and author of thirteen books on maps including one most recently, “British town maps: a history” (London, 2015), which is part of the larger British Academy Research Project, “Catalogue of British Town Maps,” directed by him. He will give a lecture Mapping Towns Through Time at 6pm in Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street. Registration: Free to attend, but booking required to secure your place.



May 18, 2017 - London The Twenty-Sixth Series 'Maps and Society' Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). Meetings are held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm. Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow) will speak about Glasgow and Its Maps: How Cartography Has Reflected the Highs and Lows of the Second City of the Empire. This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of an Anonymous Benefactor, The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith) or Tony Campbell (tony(at)tonycampbell.info).



May 19, 2017 – Dublin Mapping Townscapes: comparative perspectives through the Irish and British Historic Towns Atlases is the subject of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas seminar to be held at Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street. Registration starts at 9.45am. Free to attend, but booking required to secure your place.
Early maps and town plans are vital sources in understanding townscapes and are used to create historical maps that form such an important element of all historic town atlases. In collaboration with the British Historic Towns Atlas/Historic Towns Trust, the 2017 annual seminar of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas focuses especially on historic and historical maps. Looking at urban mapping in both Britain and Ireland across five centuries, the Mapping Townscapes seminar will open up new comparative perspectives on the Irish and British historic town atlases, as well as offer new insights into the past, present and future cartographic connections between our two neighbouring islands. For the programme please see here.



May 20, 2017 - Stanford, California The California Map Society Northern California Conference will be held at the David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Speakers include:
  Ross Stein; How the Gold Rush Navigation Maps and the 1906 Earthquake Combined to Ignite the Breakthrough Discovery of Modern Seismic Science
  
Linda Gass; Textiles, Land-Art Installation, Glass, and the Art of Mapping
  
Fred DeJarlais; A History of Efforts to Partition California
  Tom Mullaney; No Room for the Dead: On Grave Relocation in Contemporary China
  
Daniel R. Tuzzeo; Buddhist Cartography and the Spatial Imagination: Mapping the Cosmos in East Asia
  
Maria Hafeez Awan; Tracing the Genealogies of British, French, and Indian Maps of India within the Global Enlightenment
Click here to reserve your attendance. Additional information from Fred DeJarlais, fred.dejarlais(at)gmail.com.


May 23, 2017 – Cambridge, Massachusetts The Boston Map Society will meet at 5:30 at Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Yard. David Weimer will lead a tour of the new exhibition Manuscript Maps: Hand Drawn Treasures from the Harvard Map Collection.



May 24, 2017 - Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 6 PM. Discover Benjamin Hayes Smith at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St. Dr. Kathy Hornberger will talk on mapmaker Benjamin Hayes Smith, surveyor, collector of specimens and land researcher who prepared manuscript maps of Delaware County. We thank Torben Jenk for proposing this talk. HSP will present the original twenty-seven manuscript maps drawn by Benjamin Hayes Smith for the Atlas of Delaware County 1703-1880 and eight additional maps (apparently never printed) showing the Great Welsh Tract. These maps include the names of plantations not generally known, as well as the Okehocking Indian Reservation and its subsequent subdivision in Willistown. 7:30 PM dinner at El Vez, 121 S. 13th St., will follow and we hope Dr. Hornberger and Torben will join as our guests. RSVP by May 10 to Barbara Drebing Kauffman at philamapsociety(at)gmail.com.



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



May 25, 2017 - Washington The Philip Lee Phillips Map Society and Library of Congress Geography and Map Division are pleased to announce: Mapping the Great War, a pair of afternoon lectures on the maps of the First World War. The event will take place at 12 pm in the Mumford Room of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. No reservations are required and the event is open to the public. The program will begin with The Maps of a World War I, a lecture by Ryan Moore. He will discuss how maps illustrate the military and political facets of the war. He will also discuss how aerial photography, scouting, and prisoner interviews were used to populate intelligence on maps. Special guest from Great Britain, Professor Peter Doyle, a military historian and terrain analyst, will present Terrain, Maps, and Failure at the Dardanelles. He will discuss the disastrous Allied campaign at Gallipoli and how planners like England’s top naval administrator Winston Churchill relied upon misleading intelligence gleaned from maps. For more information, please contact Ryan Moore at 202-707-7779 or by email rymo(at)loc.gov.



May 25, 2017 – Washington The Washington Map Society annual dinner will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM in the US Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-201AB, First Street NE. 6:00pm - Cocktail hour (open bar); 7:00pm - Dinner (buffet style); 8:00pm - Presentation by Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby (University of Maine). Dr. Hornsby will be discussing his most recent book, Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps. Showcasing a diverse array of vivid and popular pictorial maps, Hornsby has unearthed the most fascinating and visually striking maps the United States has to offer! Payment of $75.00 per person can be sent to Peter J Porazzo, WMS Treasurer, 1924 Tysons Trace Drive, Vienna, VA 22182. Please make checks payable to the "Washington Map Society" and mail to the above address before May 18, 2017. Tickets purchased after May 18 will increase to $85, so we encourage guests to R.S.V.P. early! Reservation and payment can also be made online. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



May 31-June 2, 2017- Ottawa, Ontario 150 Years of Cartography: Past, Present and Future is the subject of the CCA2017: 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Cartographic Association to be held at Carleton University. Come join us as we celebrate 150 years of Canada and its maps, organised by the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University. Anyone interested in maps / cartography is welcome to attend; it is a gathering of practitioners, educators, researchers from public and private sectors and the community at large. Applications range from traditional topographic and thematic mapping to online viewers and applications such as Google Earth / Maps, as well as mobile apps on hand-held devices. For conference details, see web or contact Steve Prashker (sprashker(at)gmail.com).



June 1, 2017 – London Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, is delighted to host historian Sarah Wise to give a talk on Charles Booth's Poverty Map of 1898-99 at 6.00-7.30pm. An early example of social cartography, each street is coloured to indicate the income and social class of its inhabitants. Free, no booking required.



June 1, 2017 - Philadelphia The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, book club will meet 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Conservator Alice Austin will lead the discussion on select chapters from On the Map. Join us as we explore the unique way that maps relate and realign our history—and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human. In his book, Simon Garfield follows the history of maps from the early explorers’ accounts and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones. Join us for an interesting conversation and a pop-up exhibition featuring some of the Library Company's most fascinating maps. Register on line.



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



June 7, 2017 - Glasgow Join Scotland's Urban Past and the National Library of Scotland for an all-day free event exploring history and heritage through maps and different ways to work with them. Maps Gathering with The National Library of Scotland, from 08:45 to 14:45 at Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, will give you an opportunity to hear from projects and groups with innovative approaches, participate in map activities and meet other map lovers from across Scotland. This event is entirely free (you just need to register). Throughout the day, you can expect Talks, Historical maps, Archival materials, Demonstrations, Workshops, and more! Tea, coffee and a buffet lunch will be provided. Any questions? Email us at sup(at)hes.scot.



June 9, 2017 - Glasgow The University of Glasgow will have a one day course from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: A short history of Scottish Cartography: sources and resources. This event will provide a basic history of the development of the history of mapping in Scotland, looking at a range of map types (atlases, county maps, estate and town plans) and introducing the class to the best resources for the study of the maps both for themselves but also as a resource for local history. Registration is required.



June 10, 2017 - Portland, Maine The Boston Map Society will have a Field Trip to the Osher Map Library in Portland followed by more!
10:00am – 1:00pm Talk and Tour at the Osher Map Library
1:00-2:30 Lunch at Kings Head Pub
2:30-4:00 TBD
4:00-5:30 Cartography of Beer presentation at local map themed craft beer pub plus possible lunch and beer exploring afterwards.
Working on more details- watch the website.



June 14, 2017 – New York New York Map Society members-only program-year-end event: 6 pm - 8:00 pm: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the New York Public Library's map division, followed by a social hour nearby with drinks and appetizers on the New York Map Society. The tour will be limited to 15 members, so RSVPs, to kapochunas(at)gmail.com, is required.



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



June 16, 2017 – London The International Map Collectors' Society will have its Annual Dinner and Malcolm Young Lecture at the Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard. At 6.20pm there will be a champagne reception. At 7pm John Moore will deliver the Malcolm Young Lecture entitled Reflections on a life with Scottish maps: Forty years as a map librarian and researcher. Diner will follow at 8pm.



June 17, 2017 – London The International Map Collectors' Society Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at 1 Kensington Gore. Doors will open at 9.30am for a 10am meeting. If you plan to attend the meeting, it is essential to let us know so that a list of attendees can be given in advance to the Royal Geographical Society. Reply to financialsecretariat(at)imcos.org.



June 17-18, 2017 – London The annual London Map Fair will be held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at 1 Kensington Gore. Roderick Barron, specialist dealer in allegorical & satirical maps, will speak about Rose-tinted spectacle: Fred Rose and his ‘serio-comic’ cartoon maps on Saturday June 17th, at 14.30 in the RGS Ondaatje Theatre. Map Fair is open Saturday 12pm-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.



June 20, 2017 - New Lanark, England Join us for a free talk by author and map historian John Moore, who will be giving us a Local Landscape Hero Master Class on the historical Map makers of the Clyde and Avon Valley. The talk will take place at David Dales House, New Lanark from 6.30pm to 8pm and is free and open to all. Spaces are limited so make sure and book a space quickly, especially if your interested in Local Heroes like William Roy and have a love for old maps.



June 22, 2017 – London Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, will have a talk about 18th and 19th century London, by map and model from 6.15-7.30pm. Borough Archivist Malcolm Barr-Hamilton discusses Gascoyne's 1703 map of Stepney, the most significant map ever produced in terms of Tower Hamlets' history; Andrew Byrne talks about his work-in-progress model of 1840 London also displayed in our exhibition. Free, no booking required.



June 24, 2017 - Donnington, Nr Newbury, Berks The twelfth annual Maps & Surveys Seminar on historical & current hydrographic and military surveying, charting and mapping will take place at the Arlington Arts Centre. Additional information from Mike Nolan (maptnolan(at)gmail.com) on (01635) 253167.



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


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



July 2-7, 2017 – Washington The 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will meet at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional information from Lynn Usery (info(at)icc2017.org), Conference Director.



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



July 8, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil The Annual General Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) will held 4-6 PM.



July 9, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil Meeting of the International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) will be held 9.00 AM – 1:00 PM. Contact Ed Dahl at ed.dahl(at)sympatico.ca for additional information.



July 9-14, 2017 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil The 27th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be organized by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and will be coordinated by Professor Junia Furtado. Conference theme will be The Cartographic Challenge of the New. The proceedings will be in English. This is the first time that the conference, founded in 1964, will take place outside Europe and North America. Belo Horizonte is the capital city of Minas Gerais in south-eastern Brazil, and the country's third largest urban conglomerate after Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Its selection underlines the growing importance of the history of cartography in Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking Latin America. The conference opens on Sunday in Minas Tenis Clube Cultural Center, 2244 Rua da Bahia, on the 5th floor. From 10.00 in the morning you can pop in to register. From 14.30 you are welcome to take a seat for the Opening Ceremony which will start at 15.00 sharp. There will be a one-day pre-conference tour and a two-day post-conference tour. Further details contact ICHC-2017 (infoichc2017(at)gmail.com), Rua Antônio de Albuquerque, 1032 apt. 41, Belo Horizonte | Minas Gerais, Brazil CEP 30.112-011; phone (5531) 3227-7616.



July 12, 2017 – Floriana, Malta The next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Malta Map Society will be held at 6pm at the headquarters of the Malta Historical Society, 41 Lion Street. Joseph Schiro, Secretary of the MMS, has announced that work has begun on the daunting task of publishing a study of French maps of the islands (there are many!). Additional information from Rod Lyon, 28triqsikka(at)gmail.com.



July 21-22, 2017 - Greenwich Royal Museums Greenwich will host an interdisciplinary conference, Mapping the Past, Exploiting the Future: Cartographies and Understandings of the Arctic, which aims to interrogate the processes and products of mapping the Arctic, to coincide with the opening of a major new exhibition, "Death in the Ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition," about John Franklin’s voyage to look for a North-West Passage, and the searches for those involved which followed. At a moment when the story of Franklin’s 1845 expedition is being exploited by various commercial and political interests, we seek to broaden and deepen our understanding of voyages of exploration, surveying and mapping practices, and their subsequent narration.



July 23, 2017 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will have a members only reception. Contact the Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net) for additional information.



July 27, 2017 - Washington The Library of Congress's Rare Book and Special Collections Division will host Chet Van Duzer giving a talk on Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy’s Geography at the Lilly Library, Library of Congress, and Princeton, from 3:00-4:00 PM in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Room (LJ-205) in the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: Stephanie E. Stillo, Rare Books & Special Collections, Library of Congress at ssti(at)loc.gov .


August 29, 2017 - Ann Arbor, Michigan Join Mary Pedley, Clements Adjunct Map Curator, as she discusses the current exhibit, Mapping in the Enlightenment at Hatcher Graduate Library - Gallery Room 100, from 4:00pm-5:45pm. After the lecture there will be time to view the exhibit at the Clements. Guests will have an opportunity to see one of only seven known copies of Cassini's Planisphere Terrestre (circular world map). There is no change for the lecture, but registration is requested. This exhibit aims to show the connections between the Enlightenment's search for answers to scientific questions, innovative mapping practices, and the interest and participation of the general public in the discussion and debate that these topics and maps elicited.



August 29-September 1, 2017 - London The theme of the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world. Decolonizing geographical knowledges aims to query implicitly universal claims to knowledges associated with the west, and further interrogate how such knowledges continue to marginalize and discount places, people and knowledges across the world. Debates around decolonizing geographical knowledges have become increasingly important during the past decade among teachers, activists and academics, and draw upon postcolonial, indigenous studies and other critical perspectives. The challenge is to re-think scholarly epistemic and institutional forms of knowledge production that privilege predominantly western over 'southern' knowledges and ways of seeing. Such debates in turn influence how geographers and geographical knowledge engage with schools, students, policy-makers and third sector organizations. The 2017 Annual Conference offers an opportunity to take these debates forward in the context of research on socio-natures, the Anthropocene, and multi-scalar inequalities but also, more widely, by demonstrating the power of decolonial geographical thinking to work relationally across disciplinary boundaries and to expand the scope of decolonial practice in research. The conference aims to encourage debate about these issues including potential contributions from decolonizing geographical knowledges to existing approaches and methodologies in human and physical geography.



September 5, 2017 - County Durham The Map Curators’ Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop at Redworth Hall Hotel, and the Workshop is part of the pre-conference programme of the British Cartographic Society - Society of Cartographers joint conference. The MCG will visit the Durham County Record Office on the morning of Wednesday 6 September. You do not need to be a member of MCG to attend. The MCG workshop theme will be Unfolding the map: presenting your map collection to new audiences. Additional information from Ann Sutherland, Convener, Map Curators’ Group, ann.m.sutherland(at)talk21.com or Anne Taylor, Map Department, Cambridge University Library, aemt2(at)cam.ac.uk.



September 5-7, 2017 - County Durham The 2017 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers’ joint conference Maps for Changing Reality will take place at the Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham.



September 7-9, 2017 - Selce, Croatia The 13th International Conference on Geoheritage, Geoinformation and Cartography will be held at Hotel Marina, Emila Antića 73. Located in a picturesque bay on the northeastern edge of the Kvarner Bay, 40 km south of Rijeka on one of the naturally most beautiful parts of the Adriatic coast and the Mediterranean. The conference will include an exciting scientific program, with prominent Keynotes, Workshops and Map Exhibition, as well as interesting Guided tour. The conference has been organized by Croatian Cartographic Society and the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb.



September 9, 2017 - Los Angeles The fall meeting of the California Map Society will be at the Charles E. Young Research Library on the UCLA campus from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We will start the day with a hands-on workshop where we will learn how to use current tools and soft-ware to create an online map with our own personal story or narrative. The workshop will consist of an hour’s tutorial, followed by time to work on our individual personal maps and ask questions. Laptops are invited, but will be provided for members as needed. Jon Schleuss creates maps and interactive graphics for the Los Angeles Times. Jon will discuss the Times’ evolution in this arena, and tell us where the paper is headed both online and in print. CSUF geography professor Dydia Delyser will share her work on aerial photography, using UCLA’s Spence Collection of aerial photographs to re-write the history books regarding the history and placement of the first neon sign in America. The geology department’s Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Laboratory will demonstrate some of their best examples of landscape processes, illustrated by interactive physical models. Andy Rutkowski, our host, will share some of his favorite items from the UCLA Geospatial collections. Additional information from Fred DeJarlais (fred.dejarlais(at)gmail.com).



September 9, 2017 - Portland, Maine Murray Hudson, of Murray Hudson-Antiquarian Books & Maps, will give a presentation on the history, aesthetics, and evolution of American Globes and Globe makers, using examples from the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education's extensive globe collection. Presentation will be from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT at Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Avenue. Free registration is available online.



September 14, 2017 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 5 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Chet van Duzer, who is currently on an NEH-Mellon Fellowship at the Library of Congress, will present Lighting the Way from Henricus Martellus to Martin Waldseemüller: Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography. The talk will discuss how multispectral images allowed researchers to explore the relationship between Henricus Martellus' world map of 1491 and Martin Waldseemüller’s world map of 1507. Through the use of multispectral images, researchers were successfully able to reveal damaged text on the map that had since faded to illegibility, thereby illuminating how Waldseemüller had relied on the earlier map. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



September 15-16, 2017 - Leiden An International Symposium on the History of Cartography on Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West will be held to celebrate the opening of the Asian Library as well as ‘Asia Year’ at Leiden University. The International Symposium at Leiden University Library, Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden, The Netherlands, is to be jointly hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden University. Please visit the symposium website for more details and to register.



September 15-17, 2017 – San Francisco The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at the Lodge at the Regency Center, 1290 Sutter Street. It is sponsored by History in your Hands Foundation, and co-sponsored by California Map Society.



September 16, 2017 - Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 11 AM (rain date Sat., Oct 14) for a Cartographic Walk in Laurel Hill Cemetery, led by Rich Boardman, LHC volunteer & former head archivist for The Free Library Map Division. Established in 1836, Laurel Hill Cemetery, an early rural garden cemetery and national historic landmark, became the place to be buried during the 19th and early 20th centuries and is the final resting place for many in business, the arts, science, medicine and publishing. Today’s tour will focus on individuals connected to maps, engineering, lithography or related field in some way, either as maker, printer , surveyor or publisher. We’ll be walking over uneven ground as well as paved walks and roads and some stairs. Meet in the office by the entrance. We will drive to lunch nearby with Rich as our guest. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman <philamapsociety(at)gmail.com>.



September 19, 2017 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at Denver Public Library, 10 W Fourteenth Ave Parkway, at 5:30 PM in the Gates Room. Donald L. McGuirk will speak about A Survey of the Stars and Stripes on Early Maps, 1777-1795. The first official definition of the United States flag reads: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." The purpose of this survey is to identify, illustrate, and discuss maps that depict, in part or in whole, a flag meeting that definition. Additional information from Lorraine Sherry <lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net>.



September 19, 2017 – New York The New York Map Society will start our 2017-18 program year with Kitty Harmon, at 6 pm, speaking on pictorial maps of New York City in a free and open-to-the-public event at the New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave. To accompany the exhibit of pictorial maps currently on display in the library's Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, guest curator Katharine Harmon will present a visual survey of highlights from the NYPL's illustrated map collection. Spanning 180 years, the selected maps reflect the artistry and inventiveness of their creators. Illustrator and humorous cartographer Rick Meyerowitz will join Harmon for a conversation about the uses of imagery and humor in maps, and how the language of maps can enhance illustration. Additional information from Andrew Kapochunas at kapochunas(at)gmail.com.



September 20, 2017 – Floriana, Malta The next meeting of the Malta Map Society Executive Committee will be at 6pm at the Malta Historical Society headquarters in Lion Street. Additional details from Rod Lyon <galleon(at)onvol.net>.



September 21, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Rick Kohrs will speak about The Living Globe: An Introduction to Spherical Display Systems. Rick Kohrs has been with the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering center for twenty-eight years and specializes in creating satellite composites used on three-dimensional spherical displays. In fact, Rick has been a driving force behind “Science on a Sphere,” which is NOAA’s global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto sixteen-to-sixty-inch diameter spheres that are similar to giant animated globes. Additional information from Robert A. Holland <contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org>.



September 21, 2017 – London The International Map Collectors' Society will have its annual Collectors' Evening at the Civil Service Club at 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall Court. Bring along your maps to discuss with other members or to have them identified by our knowledgeable chairman, Francis Herbert. Refreshments will be available from 6pm in the Milner-Barry Room followed by the meeting in the Elizabethan Room. Due to the rules of the Club we do need you to register for this event. Please email our Secretary David Dare at least 48 hours in advance at david.dare1(at)btopenworld.com.



September 22-23, 2017 – Milwaukee The topic of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries will be From the Midwest to the Arctic: Exploration and its Impact in the Northland. Jesuit missionaries played a key role in exploring and mapping this region and Marquette University, a Jesuit institution, will host select conference events. The American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin will be our primary host and in their honor we also encourage papers on arctic exploration, as well as papers on the history of cartography generally. Additional information from Dr. Marguerite Ragnow, Program Committee Chair (ragn0001(at)umn.edu) at 612-624-6895 or Dr. Lauren Beck (lbeck(at)mta.ca).



September 22, 2017 – Oxford In twenty-five years of lectures and field trips TOSCA has called attention to the enlightening power of maps. The series has shown how maps were co-opted into Enlightenment projects as tools for rational enquiry and the implementation of 'improvements'. We have seen maps as part of Enlightenment science – used by individuals, institutions, and governments to understand, demarcate, control, codify information about, and change the lands under their jurisdiction. The power of maps to open up lands, seas, peoples, and the rest of the natural world to the questing gaze of the outsider has been a constant TOSCA theme. TOSCA seminars have also interrogated maps dating from before and after the Enlightenment but which shed light on phenomena and connections between them. TOSCA audiences have seen how – on the wall of the schoolroom, in the wartime operations room, in the hands of the traveller, in the mark-up room of the newspaper editor, in the cabinet of the scholar, or on the laptop of the engineer – maps shape our understanding of the world, ourselves, and our place in the world. Though TOSCA seminars have amply demonstrated that maps can be tools of the elite and powerful, they have also uncovered mapping undertaken by the ostensibly powerless, as revealing exercise in citizen science, and as a means for those with radical, subversive, or countercultural agendas to enlighten audiences about the nature of elites. To celebrate 25 years of TOSCA’s cartographic explorations an all day symposium and map display, Enlightening maps: a celebration of 25 years of TOSCA – The Oxford Seminars in Cartography, will be held in TOSCA’s home, the Bodleian Library. Presenters will join invited speakers Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, Peter Barber, formerly Head of Maps at the British Library, and Mike Parker, author of Map Addict. Details of how to register are on-line, but Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk) can be contacted with queries. If you wish to join us for a meal after the event, please let Nick Millea know as we are booking a private venue to accommodate the TOSCA group. We reckon the cost would be in the £20-£25 range.



September 23, 2017 – Hartford, Connecticut The Connecticut Map Society will have a Field Trip to the Connecticut State Library Map Collection, 23 Capitol Avenue. State Librarian Ken Wiggen will meet us at the entrance in the back of the library at 12 noon; from there, he’ll direct us to the History and Genealogy area. If you come early to tour the Museum or other areas of the library, you can go directly to the History & Genealogy area—there will be staff throughout the building to direct you. Directions and parking information: https://ctstatelibrary.org/about/hours-and-locations/csl-231/. The History and Geography section of the Connecticut State Library “holds a large collection of cartographic material, including maps, atlases, and gazetteers of Connecticut, its counties, regions, and local political units, New England, and other areas to and from which Connecticut people migrated.” Join us for a special viewing of their most interesting maps. Free and open to the public, but in order to attend, you must RSVP to ctmapsociety(at)gmail.com by September 19th.



September 29-October 1, 2017 - Rome The first Rome Map Fair will be held at Casa d’Aste Minerva, Piazza Santi Apostoli, 80.


October 5-6, 2017 - Perugia The University of Perugia, Department of Letters, Ancient and Modern Languages, Literature and Civilizations announces the sixth seminar of Geographia Antiqua: Le Alpi degli antichi: rappresentazioni, itinerari, risorse [The Alps of the Ancients: representations, itineraries, resources]. Seminar will be held at Palazzo Manzoni, Sala delle Adunanze, Piazza Morlacchi.



October 7, 2017 – Middletown, Connecticut The Connecticut Map Society will meet at 2-4 pm at 208 Fisk Hall, Wesleyan University. Chet Van Duzer will speak about Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript. Van Duzer focuses on a rare late fifteenth-century manuscript about the Apocalypse. The manuscript opens with a section on geography illustrated by a variety of thematic mappaemundi, followed by a treatise illustrated by a remarkable series of six mappaemundi depicting the radical changes earth will undergo at the end of history, which the anonymous author asserts would take place from 1514 and 1661. This is an opportunity to see some of the most innovative and imaginative maps of the late Middle Ages. Refreshments will be served. This lecture, free and open to the public, is sponsored jointly by Wesleyan’s Department of Religion and the Connecticut Map Society. Additional information from ctmapsociety(at)gmail.com.



October 8-11, 2017 – Hamburg The Thirty-fifth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium will be taking place in Germany’s Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. We have an array of interesting seminars, excursions and rare maps lined up for you. But the attractions don’t end there! The City of Hamburg offers something for everybody – from living history at the UNESCO World Heritage Speicherstadt warehouse district to the cutting edge architecture at the brand new Elbphilharmonie concert hall, and beyond to the world famous Reeperbahn and the Alster Lake. The closing dinner will be on Wednesday 11 October. There will be a post-symposium tour 12-15 October to Berlin.



October 9, 2017 - London Mapping the Georgian world: global power & maps in the reign of George III, part of Arts and Humanities Festival 2017, will be presented in association with the Georgian Papers Programme at 18:30-20:00 in Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London Strand Campus. The Hanoverian British monarchy presided over a vast array of dominions spread across the globe, each presenting its own challenges to those who needed either to understand or to govern and exploit the different regions. Maps came to play a crucial role in confronting those challenges, transferring knowledge and opportunities across considerable distances, not least to those who never traversed them themselves. One such person was King George III – a monarch who, though in many respects defined in his reign by his relations with both North America and Europe, was unusual amongst his contemporary rulers in never leaving his own kingdom (and even England) at any point in his reign. Yet George had a keen interest in his dominions, and this found expression not least in his interest in maps, of which he became an avid collector and a patron to mapmakers. This panel brings together Peter Barber, the leading authority on George III’s map collection and former head of the Map Collection at the British Library, and Dr Max Edelson, a leading authority on the mapping of colonial America and a pioneer of its digital interpretation, to discuss the place of maps in the exercise of rule and authority in the eighteenth century. This event is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required via Eventbrite.



October 11, 2017 – Boston Nancy Seasholes will speak at The Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, at 6:30 pm. As part of the Old North Foundation Speaker Series, she will discuss The Changing Shape of Boston: from “One if by land, and two if by sea” to the Present. Did you know that Boston was once a small peninsula? How did the fact that Boston was located on a peninsula affect the choices made by both the British and the Patriots on April 18, 1775? What happened to that small peninsula afterwards to transform it into the Boston of today? This talk will explore the changes in Boston’s topography from the time of the Revolutionary War to the present. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Leventhal Map Center.



October 12, 2017 – London The E. G. R. Taylor Lecture for 2017, organised by the Hakluyt Society, will be held at the House of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR at 6.30 p.m. It is being organised this year by the Hakluyt Society and will be delivered by Captain M. K. Barritt RN, immediate past President. He will speak on Compassing the Vaste Globe”: Hydrographic Practitioners of the late Georgian Royal Navy. He will examine the careers of two figures and a supporting cast, drawn from the lists in Professor Eva Taylor’s “Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England.” He will discuss the importance of adequate education and enlightened interest, and illustrate how global warfare against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France enabled the identification of a cadre which evolved into the Royal Naval Surveying Service. This profusely illustrated lecture will describe adventures in challenging waters as the Royal Navy exercised sea control and projected power ashore. All are welcome.



October 12, 2017 – Washington The Washington Map Society meets at 5 PM in the Geography and Map Division, B level, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue. Lorna Hainesworth, an ambassador for the Surveyors Historical Society and an independent scholar studying American history, will give a talk on Meriwether Lewis’s Survey at Cumberland Gap. This presentation was triggered by a survey Meriwether Lewis conducted at Cumberland Gap in November 1806. The talk describes the anomalies in the dividing line between Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, the major contributors to the line’s survey, and the controversy arising from the line’s placement. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



October 16, 2017 – Floriana, Malta The next meeting of the Malta Map Society Executive Committee will be at 6pm at the Malta Historical Society headquarters in Lion Street. Additional details from Rod Lyon <galleon(at)onvol.net>.



October 19, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Pedro Raposo will speak about Sky Maps and the Origins of Modern Constellations. For millennia, humans have found familiar shapes in the night skies. Different cultures have given different names to these shapes, and have seen, or constructed, different shapes. Many of us can point out the Big Bear or Orion the Hunter, but probably very few would be able to identify the eight-eight constellations admitted to the “canon” by the International Astronomical Union in the 1920s. Please join us as Dr. Pedro Raposo, curator of the Adler’s Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy, guides us through this fascinating story, illustrated by reference to the Adler’s splendid collection of celestial maps and atlases. Additional information from Robert A. Holland <contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org>.



October 19, 2017 – Oxford The 25th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography runs from 4.30pm to 6.00pm in the Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG. Join us for refreshments in the Weston Café from 3.45pm. Robert Batchelor (Georgia Southern University) will speak about Maritime East Asia in the making: the Selden Map (ca.1619) and its corrections. Additional information from Nick Millea (nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk), Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



October 19-21, 2017 - Stanford, California This October the David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall, Green Library, 4th Floor, Stanford University; will host a three-day conference on cartographic scholarship called the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography. The conference, the first of its kind, is designed to encourage cartographic scholarship and shed light to areas that have otherwise been ignored. This particular conference focuses on emerging scholars and gives a broad overview of work around the world, organized by time periods. The conference will look at ways to expand the field and draw from experts outside traditional historical cartography. Conference schedule can be found on-line. Advance registration is required.



October 25, 2017 – Cambridge, Massachusetts The Boston Map Society will meet at 5:30 at the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard Yard. David Weimer will speak about Look But Don’t Touch: Tactile Maps. Additional information from Kris Butler <krisbutler(at)me.com>.



October 25, 2017 – New York The New York Map Society announces Jeremy Apgar, cartographer for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, will speak on Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails, and How Trail Maps Are Made Today at a free and open-to-the-public event at the New York Public Library, 476 5th Ave., at 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm. The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is known for its high-quality trail maps for parks throughout the New York metropolitan area. Learn about the history of trail mapping in the region over the past 100 years, how maps are made today, and why Trail Conference maps are considered the gold standard for trail maps in the region, and beyond. Trail maps from the New York Public Library's collection will be on display. Additional information from Andrew Kapochunas at kapochunas(at)gmail.com.



October 25, 2017 - Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP): Manuscript maps by Mr. Phillip Wells (Welles) Surveyor General of New York 1680-89 and New England 1687-1689, Deputy Surveyor of East Jersey 1683-84. Mr. Wells, while laying down the NY/CT boundary, took first measure of magnetic declination in New York. He mapped East and West Jersey, demonstrating measurements on a 6 foot radius wooden instrument for the doubting public. Mr. Wells charted NY and Boston harbors with soundings and these colorful charts were acquired by different bidders in the same 1893 sale when HSP acquired its founding collection of Penn Papers. Barbara Drebing Kauffman, descendant of Mr. Wells' sister, will share her personal research on the role of the Surveyor General. We will walk to dinner at El Vez, 13th and Sansom, following the presentation. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman <philamapsociety(at)gmail.com>.



October 26-28, 2017 - Huntsville, Texas The Fall Meeting of the Texas Map Society will be held at Sam Houston State University in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southwest Department of the American Association of Geographers. Additional information from Ben Huseman, Secretary Texas Map Society, huseman(at)uta.edu, T 817 272-0633.



October 26, 2017 - Norfolk / Virginia Beach From the late 1500s until the late 1600s, the defiantly Protestant Dutch, centered in Amsterdam, led the world in cartographic innovation, artistry, and publishing. Looking at the maps and careers of several Dutch masters, William C. Wooldridge discusses how it happened that the greatest map makers all adhered to the reformed faith. Mapmakers of the Reformation: The Ascendancy of Protestant Cartographers in the 17th Century will be presented 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Blocker Hall Auditorium, Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Drive.



October 27-29, 2017 - Manteo, North Carolina First Colony Foundation in partnership with The National Park Service at Fort Raleigh, Elizabeth R & Company & US Fish & Wildlife present OBX History Weekend: Roanoke! The Map! Westward Ho! X marks the spot!. The weekend will include a symposium, historic tours, and exhibits. There will be several talks about cartography on the first day. Speakers included are:
    Peter Barber, OBE, FRHistS - John White’s Maps and Tudor Cartography
    
Dr. Kim Sloan - Paper Patches: An Analysis of La Virginea Pars map in the British Museum
    
Dr. Eric Klingelhofer - Images and Absences: Interpreting John White’s Picture-Maps
All Symposium presentations take place at the US Fish & Wildlife Visitor Center on the north-end of Roanoke Island. There is no charge for the Symposium, but advance reservation is requested. Additional information from Phil Evans, pevans151(at)nc.rr.com



October 27, 2017 – Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle will meet at 5:00 PM at Williamsburg Landing. When we look at maps, we see cities, mountains, rivers, and compass roses. But beyond geography, what makes one map different from another? This talk, Looking Beyond the Map, will review the key factors that distinguish one map from another and offer insights for researchers, collectors, and enthusiasts on the importance of each difference. Why is one map rarer, more valuable, or more significant than another? Learn why characteristics such as state, edition, format, color, and condition matter and how they can help us gain a better understanding of maps. Eliane Dotson is the owner of Old World Auctions, an auction house specializing in antique maps. In her role, she researches and catalogs around 2000 maps each year, and also writes a monthly newsletter on various topics related to antique maps. Additional information from Ted Edwards <williamsburgmapcircle(at)gmail.com>.



October 28, 2017 - Cambridge Maps of the Fens: Versions of the Truth is a collaborative event between Cambridge University and the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, and provides a unique opportunity to see hand-drawn and printed maps of the Fens from the collections of Cambridge University Library and the Wisbech & Fenland Museum. Maps are on display between 11am and 3pm in University Library, Milstein Room, West Road.



October 28, 2017 - Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland Christopher Fleet, Senior Map Curator in the National Library of Scotland, will speak about Scotland: Mapping the Islands at 1:30pm at An Lanntair, Kenneth Street. Featuring some of the most beautiful and significant maps from the National Library of Scotland’s collection, covering population, place-names, defence, civic improvement, natural resources, navigation, and leisure and tourism, the story of Scottish islands from the earliest maps to the most up-to date techniques of digital mapping will be discussed. Tickets can be booked online.