Cartography - Calendar of Meetings and Events


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2017

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 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. Precisely where to gather still to come. 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 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 Maps as Seen from Space.



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.



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 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 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.



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 – 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 nearby. 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 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 a place to be announced. 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>.



November 4, 2017 – Paris The 16th Paris Map-Fair will be held 11.00 – 18.00 in Hotel Ambassador, 16, Bd Haussmann.



November 7, 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. This is our annual scholar lecture. Imre Demhardt from the Texas Map Society will present The Rio Colorado of the West: 19th Century exploration and cartography. Contact the Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net) for additional information.



November 7, 2017 - Williamsburg The Williamsburg Map Circle will meet at 5:00 PM at a place to be announced. Donald L. McGuirk will discuss 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 prior to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Jefferson's concept of the newly acquired lands, and perhaps even the very route of Lewis and Clark will be the subject of this Power Point presentation. Additional information from Ted Edwards <williamsburgmapcircle(at)gmail.com>.



November 9, 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. Dr. Donald L. McGuirk, a retired physician with a keen interest in early world maps and cartographic myths, will discuss 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. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



November 10, 2017 - Stanford, California The David Rumsey Map Center, 557 Escondido Mall, Green Library, 4th Floor, Stanford University; will have a one-day symposium: Time in Space: Representing Time in Maps. Senior scholars and curators will come together to explore a major challenge for mapmaking: how to convey time through the representation of geographical features. The visual techniques that we take for granted today, such as the stratigraphic map, required deep shifts in how people understood physical space, the passage of time, and aesthetics. Presenters represent the fields of geography, history, and art history, and will treat a variety of contexts, from East Asia to Europe to the Americas. Following a welcome by Karen Wigen and Caroline Winterer, there will be 3 very interesting presentations: Veronica Della Dora from the University of London will speak on “Lifting the Veil: Maps, Metaphor and Antiquarianism (17-18th century)”; Caroline Winterer of Stanford University will explore “The Art and Science of Deep Time”; and Bill Rankin of Yale University with share his insights on “Mapping Time in the 20th (and 21st) Century”. There is no cost for attendance, but preregistration is required.



November 13-14, 2017 - Halifax, Nova Scotia An international conference titled Canada before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping will take place at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water St. The conference foregrounds the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1867 with a look at the early exploration and mapping of the territory that now forms the country. The conference is being organized by Lauren Beck, lbeck(at)mta.ca, and Chet Van Duzer, chet.van.duzer(at)gmail.com.



November 16, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Charlie Lunn and Brock Alekna will speak about The Rockford Map Company: County Plat Books for the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century.



November 17, 2017 - Vincennes Following the discovery, in the archives of Vincennes, of a French military map of Barcelona, the ‘Histoire’ du Comité Français de Cartographie, le Service Historique de la Défense and l’Institut Cartogràfici Geològic de Catalunya have organized a day of study on topographic mapping: Faire la carte et restituer les paysages. The conference will be held at the Château de Vincennes.



November 18, 2017 - Philadelphia The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 2 PM at the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. Curators will illuminate perforations in the "Heraldic" Star Globe by German mathematician and astronomer Erhard Weigel (1625-1699), one of eighteen known remaining in the world. Weigel developed a system for renaming constellations with the coat of arms of European rulers and added civil insignia, creating metal globes now studied as documents of cultural history. We will also view some circa 1862 movable Star Charts produced by Henry Whitall, who received a Scott Medal from The Franklin Institute in 1883, and a pocket sundial. Our precise room location to be announced. Museum entrance fee required. Dinner to follow nearby and we hope the curators may join as our guests. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman <philamapsociety(at)gmail.com>.



November 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. Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast) will speak about In Everest’s footsteps: surveying the legacies of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India. 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.



November 30, 2017 – London The Twenty-Seventh Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), 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. Roderick Baron (Independent Scholar and Map Dealer) will speak about Fred W. Rose & His Serio-Comic Maps, 1877–1900. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). 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.



December 5, 2017 – Denver The Rocky Mountain Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM. Richard Pegg will present Unique Perspectives: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries. Note: This meeting will take place at the DU Library known as the Anderson Academic Commons (AAC), University of Denver, 2150 E. Evans Avenue. Contact the Lorraine Sherry (lorraine.sherry(at)comcast.net) for additional information.



December 7, 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. Leslie Trager will present Henry Hudson: Cree History and Ancient Maps. The talk will be largely based on Trager's online book of the same title which deals with evidence that Hudson had maps from surveys made about 5000 years ago, or around 3000 BC. It will also deal with the Cree interaction with Hudson, as conveyed in their oral history. For additional information contact Eliane Dotson at eliane(at)oldworldauctions.com.



December 9, 2017 – Brussels The Brussels Map Circle International Conference, Mapping Indonesia, will be held at Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, from 09.30 – 16.00. The Conference will take place in the framework of the multicultural festival Europalia, which is devoted, in 2017, to Indonesia. Language: English. Admission is free for members, non-members pay EUR 10.00 at entrance. Additional information from info(at)bimcc.org.



December 21, 2017 – Chicago The Chicago Map Society will meet at 5:30 PM in Ruggles Hall in the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. We will have our Annual Holiday Gala and Members’ Show-and-Tell.


2018

January 13, 2018 - New York Ed Redmond will present George Washington’s Manuscript Maps and Surveys: 1748-1799. This free and open-to-the-public event will be held at Avenues: The World School, 17th Floor, 11 East 26th St. (between Madison and Fifth Avenues); 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. 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). Ed Redmond is President of the Washington Map Society, member of the New York Map Society, and Specialist of Cartographic Reference and Curator of the Vault Collections in the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress.



January 18, 2018 - London The Twenty-Seventh Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), 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. Giles Darkes (Cartographic Editor, British Historic Towns Atlas) will speak about Maps, and Miasma: Henry Acland’s maps of Cholera in Oxford in the 1850s. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). 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.



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



February 15, 2018 - London The Twenty-Seventh Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), 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 Emma Perkins (Affiliate Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge) will speak about Early English Globe Making: A Social Study of a Terrestrial Globe by Morden, Berry and Lea, c.1685. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). 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.



February 27, 2018 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Paul Laxton (formerly University of Liverpool) will speak about Michael Alexander Gage and the mapping of Liverpool, 1828–1836. 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.



March 15, 2018 - London The Twenty-Seventh Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), 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 Thomas Horst (Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Lisbon) will speak about Putting Saxton into Context: State Surveys in Early Modern Europe with Particular Reference to Palatinate-Neuburg (Bavaria), Saxony and England. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). 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.



April 14, 2018 - Richmond The Fry-Jefferson Map Society asks that you save this date for the 15th Annual Alan M. & Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography which will take place at the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street. Additional details to be announced.



April 25-28, 2018 - Quito, Ecuador The 7th Iberoamerican Symposium on the History of Cartography Cartography and itineraries: Maps, images and memories based on the route will be at the San Francisco University of Quito. Continuing with the tradition of previous symposium, the official languages of the event will be Portuguese and Spanish. Additional information from Sabrina Guerra Moscoso at 7siahc(at)usfq.edu.ec.



April 26, 2018 - London The Twenty-Seventh Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), 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 Dr Ferdinand Opll (formerly Director, Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv; now Honorary Professor of Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences, University of Vienna) will speak about Early Modern Town Plans and Views of Vienna and Their Importance in an International Context. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). 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.



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



May 1, 2018 – Cambridge The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet in Gardner Room, Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, at 5.30 pm. Eric Wolever (University of York) will speak about The cardinal points and the structure of geographical knowledge in the early twelfth 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 17, 2018 - London The Twenty-Seventh Series of “Maps and Society” lectures in the history of cartography are convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), 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 Susan Schulten (Department of History, University of Denver, USA) will speak about Map Drawing in Nineteenth-Century Education. Enquiries: Tony Campbell < tony(at)tonycampbell.info > or +44 (0)20 8346 5112 (Catherine Delano-Smith). 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.



June 2, 2018 – Media, Pennsylvania The Philadelphia Map Society will meet at 11 AM at Delaware County Institute of Science, 11 Veterans Square. Dr. Kathy Hornberger will present an overview of the collection. Additional information from Barbara Drebing Kauffman <philamapsociety(at)gmail.com>.



June 21-23, 2018 – Portland, Maine The International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap) symposium and annual general meeting will take place at the Osher Map Library.



July 15-20, 2018 - Warsaw The 17th International Conference of Historical Geographers will take place at University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences. Papers will be presented on any aspect of historical geography, including focused empirical, theoretical, and historiographical contributions to historical geography and related fields including history of cartography, history of science, and environmental history. The conference will include a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures, social events and field trips in Warsaw and different parts of Poland. Additional information from ichg2018(at)ihpan.edu.pl.



September 13-15, 2018 – Oxford The 7th International Symposium on the History of Cartography, co-hosted by the ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography and Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Library, will be held at the Weston Library in Oxford. The title of the symposium is Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea. Until the Call for Papers is circulated and the dedicated conference website (also to be linked to the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography’s website) is on air, both expected for September 2017, queries can be send to Dr. Imre Josef Demhardt (demhardt(at)uta.edu). In addition to conference presentations, technical visits and social tours in Oxford are planned as well as a post-symposium excursion.



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



October 4-6, 2018 – Arlington, Texas The 11th Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography will be held at The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Theme: TBD. The Texas Map Society Fall Meeting will follow at the same location on October 6.



October 10-13, 2018 – Gotha The 19th Kartographiehistorische Colloquium will be held at the Gotha Perthes Collection, University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha. Additional information from Petra Weigel (petra.weigel(at)uni-erfurt.de) or Markus Heinz (kartographiegeschichte(at)sbb.spk-berlin.de).



October 13-21, 2018 - Manila and Hong Kong The Philippine Map Collectors Society and Jonathan Wattis (Wattis Fine Art) invite you to attend the Thirty-Sixth International Map Collectors' Society Symposium to be held in their two cities. Additional details to be announced. Contact Rudolf Lietz (gallery(at)gop.com.ph) or Jonathan Wattis (info(at)wattis.com.hk) for additional information.


2019

July 13, 2019 – Leiden The International Society of Curators of Early Maps (ISCEM) will be held. Details to be announced. Contact Ed Dahl at ed.dahl(at)sympatico.ca for additional information.



July 14-19, 2019 – Amsterdam The Board of Imago Mundi Ltd and the Explokart Research Group of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam have great pleasure in announcing that the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) will be held at the Koninklijk Instituut voor Tropen, Mauritskade 63. The theme of the conference will be Old Maps, New Perspectives / Studying the History of Cartography in the 21st Century. For additional information contact Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze / Marleen Smit MA at Special Collections – University of Amsterdam, ICHC2019, Oude Turfmarkt 129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands; info(at)ichc2019.amsterdam



July 15-20, 2019 - Tokyo The 29th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and Tokyo International Exchange Center. The theme will be Mapping everything for everyone.




2020

September 7-9, 2020 - Sydney There will be an Historic Cartography meeting at the State Library of New South Wales in honor of the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia. It is probable that we will have a post conference trip to Canberra with a visit to the National Library of Australia, and its wonderful collection. Additional information from Maggie Patton (maggie.patton(at)sl.nsw.gov.au), Senior Curator.


Last Updated on August 18, 2017 by John W. Docktor (phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com)