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2021

April 6, 2021 - Denver (Online) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will host a talk at 5:30 PM MT. Wesley Brown will speak about Revealing the Mysterious West: Delisle's Revolutionary Maps. As the result of mostly French exploration in the continent’s mid-section around 1700, French father and son team Claude and Guillaume Delisle produced superb maps that revolutionized understanding of the North American interior, and were copied for decades. Additional information from Naomi E Heiser <Naomi.Heiser(at)Colorado.edu>.



April 7, 2021 - Valletta (Online) The next meeting of the executive committee Malta Map Society will be held using Zoom at 6.30pm. Additional details from David Roderick Lyon <28triqsikka(at)gmail.com>.



April 8, 2021 - Milwaukee (Online) The 31st annual "Maps & America" lecture, supported by an endowment created by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer, is held in the spring of each year in the American Geographical Society Library on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. Tom Patterson, US National Park Service Cartographer (Ret.), will present a virtual talk, Mapping Grand Canyon National Park, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Patterson’s presentation will focus on four recently published maps of Grand Canyon National Park that owe their design inspiration to renowned mapmakers of the twentieth century. Meeting Via Zoom – click here to register.



April 12-16, 2021 - London (Online) The Warburg Institute announces that Alessandro Scafi (Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural History) will conduct a course about Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern. The aim of this course is to explore how maps have served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds from around 1200 to 1700. The course will be taught across five two hour classes, from 15:00 to 17:00, online via the zoom platform. Each session will have time for discussion. Reading lists will be made available to registered students.



April 12-14, 2021 - Rome (Online) You are warmly invited to the workshop Remediated Maps: Transmedial Approaches to Cartographic Imagination, hosted online by Bibliotheca Hertziana. The workshop aims at extending the research horizons developed in the last years around the cartographic image, to deepen the methodologies of the so called cartographic turn and revise its categories of analysis in a transmedial perspective. The program can be found online, and the meeting will be held on Zoom from 14:30-19:00 each day.



April 14, 2021 - Valletta (Online) The next meeting of the executive committee Malta Map Society will be held using Zoom at 6.30pm. Additional details from David Roderick Lyon <28triqsikka(at)gmail.com>.



April 15, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Dr. Matthew Edney will discuss The History of Cartography: Celebration of Volume 4, Cartography in the European Enlightenment. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



April 17, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Ana Pulido Rull will speak on her new book "Mapping Indigenous Land: Native Land Grants in Colonial New Spain". Registration is not required. Between 1536 and 1601, at the request of the colonial administration of New Spain, indigenous artists crafted more than two hundred maps to be used as evidence in litigation over the allocation of land. These land grant maps, or mapas de mercedes de tierras, recorded the boundaries of cities, provinces, towns, and places; they made note of markers and ownership, and, at times, the extent and measurement of each field in a territory, along with the names of those who worked it. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.



April 19, 2021 – Bristol (Online) In association with the ‘Borders and Borderlands’ research network at the University of Bristol, the Historic Towns Trust is delighted to present a series of online lectures. Lecture will be delivered via Zoom 5.00pm to 6.00pm, and is free to attend. Register for the lecture via Eventbrite. Professor Vanessa Harding will speak about Early Tudor London: On the Brink of Transformation? London in 1520 - the date of the Historic Towns Trust’s map – was still essentially a medieval city, but on the brink of two transformative events: the Reformation, and the ensuing dissolution of the monasteries, and explosive population growth. London’s medieval monasteries, nunneries, and friaries had been closed down by 1540, and only some of the hospitals survived. Meanwhile, the capital’s population, perhaps 50-60,000 at the beginning of the century, had expanded to c. 200,000 by the end. This lecture will consider the physical form of the city around 1520, and the changes that were already perceptible. Vanessa Harding is Professor of London University at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Trustee and Hon Secretary of the British Historic Towns Trust. Her research and writing focus on the social history of early modern London, c. 1500–1700, and especially on family and household, environment, health and disease, death and burial. She contributed to the HTT maps of Medieval London and London c. 1520, and is currently developing a project to map London on the eve of the Great Fire.



April 20, 2021 - Chicago (Online) The Society of the History of Discoveries occasional lecture series present Chet Van Dozier who will talk about The Origin of the Mythical Island of Brasil on Early Nautical Charts. The online lecture will be at 3:00 pm CT. This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. In this lecture Van Duzer will examine the origin of the long-lived mythical island of Brasil which first appeared in the Atlantic west of Ireland on a nautical chart in 1395 and continued to appear on maps until the middle of the nineteenth century.



April 22, 2021 – USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom. Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. James Akerman, Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and Curator of Maps at the Newberry Library, Chicago, will give a presentation, entitled Reading Maps in 20th-Century Travel Brochures: A Primer. For the past several decades, the Newberry Library has been collecting travel brochures advertising tourist attractions, points of interest, and other localities of potential interest to leisure travelers. In this presentation, Akerman will introduce us to this collection, by focusing on approximately 20 examples, offering a preliminary methodology for describing and drawing meaning from these ubiquitous yet widely disregarded sources at the intersection between mapping, cultural geography, and the history of travel and tourism. Organized in conjunction with the Chicago Map Society.



April 23, 2021 - Stanford (Online) On the event of the fifth anniversary of the David Rumsey Map Center we bring to you a very special guest, Joshua Miele, who will talk about his story as a Blind Cartographer - Hands-On Mapping: The Story of a Blind Cartographer. Joshua will use the creation of TMAP – Tactile Maps Automated Production – to frame the broader landscape of how tactile maps and graphics can be used by blind people to understand many kinds of spatial information. He will discuss the power of touch as a spatial percept, as well as the design constraints on tactile representations that are surprising and challenging to most visual designers. Key topics include historical techniques for creating tactile maps, examples and counterexamples of tactile map use cases, and promising technologies for expanding the availability of accessible maps in the future. Dr. Joshua Miele is a blind scientist, inventor, and community leader with decades of experience creating innovative accessibility solutions. In addition to tactile cartography, he has made contributions to mobile wayfinding tools, video description technologies, and accessible STEM education. He is currently a Principal Accessibility Researcher at Amazon and lives in Berkeley, California. The talk will take place on Zoom. 3:00pm PDT: Zoom opens; 3:15pm PDT: Talk by Joshua Miele, followed by Q&A. For more information and to register, click here.



April 29, 2021 – London (Online) The Thirtieth 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 normally 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. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Dr Djoeke van Netten (Department of History, University of Amsterdam) will speak about The Landscape and the Ship. Mapping Seventeenth Century Naval Battles. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



May 1, 2021 – California (Online) The California Map Society 2021 Spring Conference will be held as two virtual sessions: May 1st and May 15th. Session One schedule:
9:00-9:15 am | Welcome – President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Tom Paper
9:15-10:00 am | Benjamin Grant, Founder of Overview, on How We Change The Earth.
10:00-10:45 am | Daniel Crouch, Co-Founder of Daniel Crouch Rare Books, on Contagious Cartography, A Panorama of Pandemics & Plagues.
10:45-11:00 am | Break
11:00-11:45 am | Steve Hanon, President of New York Map Society, on Maps of Spain in the Age of Discovery.
11:45-12:15 am | Adjourn and CMS Business Meeting
This event is open to both members and non-members. To attend the May 1st session, please click here to register. Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link. Please email Tom Paper <tom(at)websterpacific.com> for any questions.



May 4, 2021 – Cambridge (Online) The Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography will meet virtually on Zoom at 1:00 pm (UK time). Peter Geldart (Philippine Map Collectors Society) will speak about Nicholas Norton Nicols and his maps of Mindanao. All are welcome. For details on how to join, please send an email to events(at)emma.cam.ac.uk The seminar is kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.



May 6-7, 2021 - Budapest (Online) The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association, is organising the 15th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage jointly with the 22nd Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group - MAGIC on Challenges in Modern Map Librarianship. The joint conference will be held online in partnership with the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University.



May 12-14, 2021 - Aberystwyth (Online) The Carto Cymru-Wales Map Symposium 2021, held by the National Library of Wales and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, will be online this year. This year’s symposium, Surveying the Streets, will focus on how towns and cities have been mapped through time and how this can help us to understand the history and processes of urban growth. See the full programme and book tickets.



May 15, 2021 – California (Online) The California Map Society 2021 Spring Conference will be held as two virtual sessions: May 1st and May 15th. Session Two schedule:
9:00-9:15 am | Welcome – President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Tom Paper
9:15-10:00 am | Jim Schein, Founder of Schein & Schein, and Tom Paper, Founder of The Digital Gallery, on The Cartographic History of San Francisco.
10:00-10:45 am | Courtney Spikes, Historian and CMS Vice President, on The History & Cartography of Waterloo.
10:45-11:00 am | Break
11:00-11:45 am | Susan Schulten, American Historian, and Professor at University of Denver, on How Maps Made America.
This event is open to both members and non-members. To attend the May 15th session, please click here to register. Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link. Please email Tom Paper <tom(at)websterpacific.com> for any questions.



May 15, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Cartographic historian and New York Map Society member Chet Van Duzer will speak on Shipwrecks, Treasure, and Maps at the End of the Seventeenth Century: The Manuscript Atlases of William Hack. Registration is not required. In this talk, following a look at some of the equipment available in the 16th and 17th centuries for recovering material from shipwrecks, Chet will discuss the manuscript atlases made by the English cartographer William Hack in the latter part of the 17th century. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.



May 17, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom . Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Matthew Gilmore will speak about Tilting Washington's National Mall. One of the major decisions the Senate Park (or McMillan) Commission made in 1901 was to create a new centerline for the National Mall, around which to shape its design. Instead of drawing it directly east/west from the Capitol, continuing the line of East Capitol Street, they deflected it southward to pass through the Washington Monument. This was to cope with the design flaw of the misplaced Washington Monument. This was not entirely new... a few others seem to have considered this as a solution before the Commission did. But most other planners had a raft of other ideas whether to or how to cope with the "misplacement" of the Washington Monument, generally designing around it, but not reorienting the entire landscape. This new centerline (and the width of the Mall proposed by the Commission) became a key design element and determined the location and (even) design of the buildings on the Mall--including the Department of Agriculture and the New National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural history).



May 19, 2021 - Vienna (Online) The Anthropological Society in Vienna has invited Prof. Dr. Stefaan Missinne, globe collector and researcher on the Italian Renaissance, to speak about The Da Vinci Globe. Dating from 1504, it is the oldest globe on which the New World is shown for the first time. Missinne will present his research on this globe which appears in his book "The Da Vinci Globe", Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. Lecture will be at 18.30 via zoom. Contact <ag(at)nhm-wien.ac.at> for the Zoom link.



May 20, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Dr. Martin Foys will speak about The Virtual Mappa Project. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



May 20, 2021 – Oxford (Online) The 28th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Register by clicking here. Chet Van Duzer (The Lazarus Project, University of Rochester) will discuss Shipwrecks and treasure in the manuscript maps of William Hack. 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 27, 2021 – London (Online) The Thirtieth 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 normally 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. However, under present circumstances it will be a virtual meeting (Zoom) unless otherwise informed (times are uncertain and not every meeting can be guaranteed as described). Those wishing to attend should go to the Warburg Institute's What's On page to register (there is no charge), after which you will be sent a registration link with guidelines. Dr Angelo Cattaneo (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome) will discuss What Is a Map? The Case of Fra Mauro's Mappamundi: Author's Intentions, Modern Receptions. Enquiries: Tony Campbell <tony(at)tonycampbell.info> or Catherine Delano-Smith< c.delano-smith(at) qmul.ac.uk>



June 1, 2021 - Denver (Online) The Rocky Mountain Map Society will host a talk at 5:30 PM MT. Dr. Joe Bryan, CU Boulder Geography Department, will speak about his new book: Radical Cartographies: Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America. Additional information from Naomi E Heiser <Naomi.Heiser(at)Colorado.edu>.



June 3, 2021 – Oxford (Online) The 28th Annual Series Oxford Seminars In Cartography will be virtual this year. Seminars run from 4.30pm to 6.00pm (UK time) via Zoom. Register by clicking here. Katherine Parker (Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. / Hakluyt Society) will discuss Revision and erasure: indigenous presence and maps of southern Patagonia, 1670-1750. Additional information from Nick Millea <nick.millea(at)bodleian.ox.ac.uk>, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG; Tel: 01865 287119.



June 12-13, 2021 - London The London Map Fair brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as hundreds of visiting dealers, collectors, curators and map aficionados from all parts of the world. We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore.



June 12, 2021 - New York (Online) The New York Map Society will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 2 pm, Eastern (New York) Time. Historian Lindsay Frederick Braun (PhD, Rutgers, 2008, Associate Professor of History at the University of Oregon, 2020-2021 Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study [Amsterdam]) will speak on Cartographic Authorities and Compilation Networks in 19th-Century South Africa. Braun's work over the last decade and a half has involved surveying, mapping, and struggles over land and landscape in South Africa between the middle of the 19th century and the First World War. Before the South African War (1899-1902) and Union in 1910, the mapping of the South African subcontinent fell to a variety of semi-official actors with both private and public networks of information. With a paucity of numerical data, decisions regarding what information appeared as knowledge on a map or in text often fell to particular practitioners with the most robust networks, and their work in turn fed into others and shaped imaginations as well as policy. In this talk, Braun looks primarily at the two Boer Republics—the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal)—and divergences between the illusion of precision and the cartographic ideal of accuracy that exposed the limitations of knowledge and the erasure of certain kinds of information in the service of colonial priorities. Contact Andrew Kapochunas <kapochunas(at)gmail.com> for Zoom link.



June 14-16, 2021 - Montreal (Online) The 53rd annual Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives/Association des cartothèques et archives cartographiques du Canada CARTO conference will be held online between 1-3PM EST. With that in mind, the theme this year is Old Is New Is Old. Presenters are encouraged to submit their presentations, posters, and other multimedia work in mapping and geospatial fields for this event, which promises to be a thrilling new take on the old conference format. This event will also include the ACMLA/ACACC annual general meeting, and some surprise social events!



June 17, 2021 - Chicago The Chicago Map Society will have a meeting at 7:00 PM. Email contact(at)chicagomapsociety.org for additional information.



June 24, 2021 - USA (Online) The Boston, California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, Texas, and Washington Map Societies are offering a virtual lecture via Zoom . Anyone interested in participating in the meeting must RSVP to John Docktor at washmap(at)gmail.com in order to receive the meeting ID and passcode. Meeting will start at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00 PM Central Time, 5:00 PM Mountain Time, and 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Leah Thomas will discuss nearly in a circular form”: Mapping the Cherokee Nation through John Marrant’s Narrative (1785). Taken into captivity by the Cherokee, John Marrant is saved by the Chief’s daughter, echoing John Smith’s "The Generall Historie" (1624) during a pivotal moment in the colonial contest in the Southeast. Living among the Cherokee for approximately two years, Marrant hunted and traveled with them. His narrative mapping reflects the mapping in the 1720s deerskin maps attributed to the Catawba and Chickasaw that may have been of Cherokee origin.



June 28, 2021 – Bristol (Online) In association with the ‘Borders and Borderlands’ research network at the University of Bristol, the Historic Towns Trust is delighted to present a series of online lectures. Lecture will be delivered via Zoom 5.00pm to 6.00pm, and is free to attend. Register for the lecture via Eventbrite. Helen Fulton and Giles Darkes will discuss Making Bristol Medieval. The research project, Making Bristol Medieval, funded by the University of Bristol, aims to re-position Bristol as a medieval city, bringing to light its architectural, topographical, and documentary legacies in ways that appeal to the city’s residents and its many tourists. One important outcome of the project has been the Map of Bristol in 1480, created by a team of local historians and archaeologists and published by the Historic Towns Trust. In this lecture, the project leader, Helen Fulton, will talk about the reasons why medieval Bristol was one of the most important cities in Britain in the late Middle Ages, and Giles Darkes, cartographer for the map, will talk about the challenges of capturing medieval Bristol in the form of a map. Helen Fulton is Chair of Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol and a Trustee of the Historic Towns Trust. Her research focuses on the March of Wales and its links with the urban culture of England and Europe. Giles Darkes is Cartographic Editor for the Historic Towns Trust.



July 4-9, 2021 – Bucharest The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) has been postponed to July 2022.



July 19-23, 2021 - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil The 57th International Congress of Americanists, America and its borders: multiple voices, multiple encounters, has been canceled.



August 25-27, 2021 - Sydney The State Library of New South Wales, in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, will sponsor a symposium 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. The Mapping the Pacific conference starts with a reception on the evening of 25 August at the State Library. Additional information from Maggie Patton <maggie.patton(at)sl.nsw.gov.au>, Senior Curator.



August 31 - September 3, 2021 - London (Online) The three-day Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 2000 geographers from around the world. This year, the conference is taking place online, with in-person elements if it is possible to do so. We will make a decision on whether we can safely proceed with planning for in-person elements by early April 2021. The Chair's theme for the conference is borders, borderlands and bordering.



September 1-4, 2021 - Basel The 20. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium will be held at Kollegiengebäude der Universität. Additional information from Dr. Markus Heinz <kartographiegeschichte(at)sbb.spk-berlin.de> or Dr. des. Noah Regenass < Noah.Regenass(at)unibas.ch>.



September 8, 2021 - Keyworth, Nottinghamshire (Online) The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop at British Geological Survey. The workshop theme will be Learning from Lockdown : positive developments for our map collections. During lockdown many of us have learnt new ways of working and begun new projects. Some of these will change the way we work going forward. What has worked well for you? Additional information from Paula Williams <paula.williams(at)cartography.org.uk>.



September 9, 2021 - Keyworth, Nottinghamshire (Online) The British Cartographic Society Annual Conference will be held at British Geological Survey. More details to come.



September 17-18, 2021 - Winston-Salem, North Carolina The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 924 S Main St, will be hosting a two day conference Mapping and Migration. From the earliest mapping of North America by European navigators to campaigns during the French & Indian War and the American Revolution to further exploration through westward expansion, join us as we delve into how different communities used maps as tools to establish unique visions of the American South. Margaret Pritchard is helping organize this event and she has an impressive list of speakers signed up.



September 24-25, 2021 – Rome Third edition of the Rome Map, Atlas & Travel Book Fair will be taking place at 80 Piazza Santi Apostoli with 30 International map dealers from Italy, Europe and America. Access to the fair is free of charge. Open Friday 17.00-21.00 and Saturday 10.00-20.00.



September 30-October 3, 2021 - Arlington, Texas (Online & Hybrid) The second regional symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography (with Call for Papers, open until July 30, 2021), the 12th Virginia Garrett Lectures, and the Fall meeting of the Texas Map Society will be held at the University of Texas Arlington. The theme is Coordinating Cartographic Collections and the accompanying exhibit will feature recent acquisitions.



October 6-8, 2021 – Lisbon (Online) The international workshop On the Origin and Evolution of the Nautical Chart will be held online via Zoom or mixed format. This meeting aims to further the discussion opened in two previous workshops held in Lisbon in 2016 and 2018, and attended by leading experts on the History of Cartography. Since the preceding workshops, considerable progress has been made on critical questions pertaining to the origins of European nautical cartography. The theme of this third workshop has been broadened to encompass a greater chronological and topical scope. Additional information from <portmeeting(at)ciuhct.org>.



October 11-14, 2021 – Brussels The 38th International Map Collectors' Society symposium will highlight the early Belgian contributions to the development of cartography worldwide. The theme will be Mapping the world, the Belgian contribution. These include the introduction of triangulation techniques (Frisius, van Deventer), first world atlases (Ortelius, Mercator) and the first navigation map to use the Mercator projection. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Royal Library and Brussels Map Circle. It is planned as a three-day event, opening with a reception on the evening of 11 October at the Royal Library of Belgium. A post-conference tour is planned.



October 20-22, 2021 - Stanford The David Rumsey Map Center is excited to announce that the 3rd Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography will focus on Indigenous Cartography as well as its connections with other cartography. Additional details to be announced.



December 14-18, 2021 - Florence The 30th International Cartographic Conference, initially scheduled for July 2021, has been pushed back to December. Furthermore, the Conference will be prepared logistically both as face-to-face event (plan A) and hybrid event (plan B) with little local footprint and online participation options. Further details are on the website.



2022

July, 2022 – Bucharest (exact date to be announced) The 29th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC), postponed from July 2021, will be held at Aula Magna of the Central University Library “Carol I”. The main conference theme, Conflict and Cartography, aims to explore the intricate conflictual content of mapping and mapmaking in fields such as war, politics, ideology, cultural or intellectual history. The conference is being organized by the National Museum of Maps and Old Books and the University of Bucharest, in collaboration with Imago Mundi Ltd. Additional information from Christina Toma at <ichc2021(at)gmail.com> or <office(at)muzeulhartilor.ro>



October 5-8, 2022 – Arlington, Texas The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. A three day post-symposium tour is planned. Additional details to be announced.


2023

July 2-8, 2023 - Lyon, France The 30th International Conference on the History of Cartography will be held at Université de Lyon 3 Jean Moulin.



Autumn, 2023 – Helsinki The International Map Collectors' Society annual symposium will be held. Details to be announced.


Last Updated on April 12, 2021 by John W. Docktor <phillymaps(at)gmail(dot)com>