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International news and events

Compiled by the Members of the BIMCC, Wulf Bodenstein and Pierre Parmentier

Events

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014
27 to 29 August 2014
London, UK
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Imperial College London
URI: http://www.rgs.org/whatson/conferencesandseminars/annual+international+conference/annual+international+conference.htm
Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage - 9th International Workshop
4 - 5 September 2014
Budapest, Hungary
Organisation: International Cartographic Association Commission - Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage with Department of Cartography & Geoinformatics, Eötvös Loránd University | National Széchényi Library
URI: http://xeee.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/
Cartography between Europe and the Islamic World 1100–1600
8 – 9 September 2014
London, UK
Organisation: Queen Mary University of London
Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Contact:
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 5555
URI: http://www.cartography.qmul.ac.uk/Documents/131899.pdf
Carta antica a Milano
13 September 2014
Milano, Italy
Organisation: Assoziane Culurale CiviteeArte, Assoziane Roberto Almagià, Museo della Cartografia Lombarda
III mostra internazionale
Venue: Hotel Micheangelo, Milano
E-mail info@cartaanticamilano.it
More details:
Hours of opening: 11:00 – 18:00
URI: http://www.cartaanticamilano.it
XVII Reunion of the International Committee for the History of Nautical Science - Nautical Science, Navigation, and the Exploration of the Atlantic
2 - 4 October 2014
Galway, Ireland
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Venue: Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway
Language: English
Contact: Edward Collins
E-mail edward.collins@ucd.ie
URI: https://www.academia.edu/t/Jjkq8/7794276/2nd_CALL_FOR_PAPERS_XVII_Reunion_of_the_International_Committee_for_the_History_of_Nautical_Science_-_Moore_Institute_National_University_of_Ireland_Galway_2nd_-_4th_October_2014
Timespace of the Imperial
8 – 11 October 2014
Erfurt and Gotha, Germany
Organisation: Erfurt Spatio-Temporal Studies Group, Universität Erfurt
At the conference, presentations on various concepts of spatio-temporal relations from antiquity to the present in connection with imperial regimes systems of power will be discussed. The conference is interdisciplinary in scope. One significant point of departure for the conference is the broad discourse initiated by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt's Empire (2000). This discourse has  transcended traditional borderlines between disciplines in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. An end of the debate is not in sight. Against this background the conference aims to gain new and different perspectives on the imperial developed within disciplines like history, cartography, religious studies, literature and media studies, philosophy and anthropology.
These outlooks are focused on the dimension of spatio-temporal relations inherent to different imperial concepts and practices, a perspective which has seldom been the focus of academic research.
By linking concepts of the imperial and the category of spacetime, the analysis of imperial orders and related discourses, as well as scientific discourses on the imperial, we are hoping to open up a completely new field.
Altogether the conference intends to add a new point of view to cultural studies and give new impulses to recent debates on the imperial.
Venue: Domstraße 10, Universität Erfurt, 99084 Erfurt und Schlossmuseum Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha
Contact
E-mail raumzeitforschung(at)uni-erfurt.de
URI: https://www.uni-erfurt.de/en/philosophische-fakultaet/raumzeit-forschung/tagung-die-raumzeitlichkeit-des-imperialen-oktober-2014/#c144608
17. Kartographiehistorische Colloquium
9 – 11 October 2014
Eichstätt, Deutschland
Organisation: Kommission „Geschichte der Kartographie“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kartographie; D-A-CH-Arbeitsgruppe für Kartographiegeschichte; Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt Ingolstadt
URI: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=24349
The Price of Manifest Destiny - Wars in the American Southwest, 1819-1865
16 – 17 October 2014
Arlington, USA
Organisation: The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections in conjunction with The Texas Map Society and The Rocky Mountain Map Society
The Ninth Biennial Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography
Address/Venue: UT Arlington Central Library
URI: http://www.texasmapsociety.org/images/TMS%20Fall%202014%20Flyer.pdf
2014 Seoul International Symposium of International Map Collectors’ Society - Peace on Maps in East Asia
21 - 24 October 2014
Seoul, Korea
Organisation: IMCoS, Organizing Committee of 32nd International Symposium IMCoS, The National Library of Korea, The Korean Research Association of Old Maps, Pusan National University
The Symposium will try to demonstrate the qualities of vitality and peacefulness expressed in traditional East Asian maps. Additionally, there will be a map fair, a tour with old maps and excursions before and after symposium (Panmunjon, Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju).
Programme
  • Tuesday 21 October, 16.00 - 20.30: Registration and Welcome party
  • Wednesday 22 October, 09.30 - 17:30: Paper Session and visit to Museum and Map Archives - (Gyujanggak Archives in Seoul National University and other Map Archives)
  • Thursday 23 October, 09.30 - 17.30: Paper Session and visit to Museum and Map Archives - (Map Archives in National Library of Korea and National Museum)
  • Friday 24 October, 09.30 - 20.30: Paper Session and visit to Museum and Map Archives - (Map Archives of Seoul History Museum and Palace), Farewell Party
Language: English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Fee: USD 750.00.
Venue: National Library of Korea
Contact: info@2014imcos.com
URI: http://www.2014imcos.com/
The Society for the History of Discoveries - Fifty-fifth Annual Meeting
30 October – 2 November 2014
Austin, USA
Organisation: The Society for the History of Discoveries
URI: http://www.sochistdisc.org/
13th Paris Map & Travel book fair
8 November 2014
Paris, France
Opening hours 11.00 - 18.00
Venue: Hotel Ambassador, 16 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
URI: http://www.map-fair.com/
Cartographic Intrigue and Curiosity: The Story of MI9’s Escape and Evasion Mapping Programme on Silk in World War II
20 November 2014
London
Lecture by Barbara Bond (Pro-Chancellor, Plymouth University).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
International symposium 'Cartography in Times of War and Peace'
2 – 6 December 2014
Ghent and Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC)
The symposium will consist of three events, each hosted by one of the contributing partners and is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of cartography and map production.
  • ICA (International Cartographic Association) Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business | The Commission will host a symposium on the influence of war on map production techniques.
    When? Tuesday (afternoon) and Wednesday 2 and 3 December 2014
    Where? Ghent University Congress Centre 'Het Pand'
  • ICA (International Cartographic Association) Commission on the History of Cartography | The Commission’s 5th International Symposium will primarily focus on Military Cartography in commemoration of the First World War (1914-1918), also known as the 'Great War'. With 2014 being the centenary of the outbreak of the War, and the conference venue situated so close to the actual war zone of 1914-1918, contributions on the effect of war on military cartography are encouraged. Contributions on the mapping which was done during other late 19th and 20th century wars such as the Boer War (1899-1902), the Second World War (1936-1945), the Vietnam War (1960-1973), the Falklands War (1982), and the Balkan War of the 1990s will also be welcome. Although the Symposium will primarily focus on Military Cartography, submissions on cartographic endeavours in other fields of cartography during the 19th and 20th centuries will also be considered, as well as cartographic activities during earlier centuries, as they often formed the background for later important developments.
    When? Thursday and Friday (morning) 4 and 5 December 2014
    Where? Ghent University Congress Centre 'Het Pand'
  • Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC) | The BIMCC will host its annual International Conference, themed 'Mapping in times of war – military cartography through the ages up to World War  I'
    When? Saturday 6 December 2014
    Where? Brussels

Fixed programme of lectures

Registration will open in March 2014. At that time it will be possible to register for each event individually or for the entire joint symposium through the online registration system.

During the conference there will be several optional social events. Already planned are a conference dinner and visits to Ghent University’s Museum of Science, the Mercator Museum in Sint-Niklaas and the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres.

Language: English
URI: http://geoweb.ugent.be/histocarto2014/
(Re)Producing the North. Space, Knowledge, and Maps - Workshop
5 – 7 December 2014
Berlin, Germany
Organisation: The Department for Northern European Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin (DNES), and The Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo (IAKH), in cooperation with the Map Collection of the State Library in Berlin.
URI: http://www.ni.hu-berlin.de/konf/maps/workshop_html
The World Map in the Fatimid Book of Curiosities (c. 1050): Mathematical Geography between Late Antiquity and Islam
15 January 2015
London
Lecture by Dr Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, University of London).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Pacific Frontiers: The Selden Map and the Redefinition of East Asia in the Seventeenth Century
5 February 2015
London
Lecture by Dr Robert Batchelor (Department of History, Georgia Southern University).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
An account so just and exact: Captain Narbrough’s voyage to South America 1669-71 and its cartographical significance
26 February 2015
London
Lecture by Captain Richard Campbell RN (Hakluyt Society Volume Editor) and Peter Barber (British Library).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
A Tricky Passage: Navigating, Mapping, and Publishing Representations of Tierra del Fuego in the Long Eighteenth Century
12 March 2015
London
Lecture by Katherine Parker (Department of History, University of Pittsburgh).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Reforming Cartography: John Britton and The Topographical Survey of the Borough of St Marylebone (1834)
30 April 2015
London
Lecture by Professor Stephen Daniels (School of Geography, University of Nottingham).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Getting Lost and Finding the Way. The Use, Mis-use and Non-use of Maps in the Peninsular War (1807–1814)
14 May 2015
London
Lecture by Richard Smith, M.A. (Retired businessman and IMCoS member).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Putting Tibet on the Map: A 19th Century Cartographic Depiction by a Local Artist
28 May 2015
London
Lecture by Dr Diana Lange (Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig).
Lecture in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: telephone +44 20 8346 5112, e-mail info@tonycampbell.info
At 17.00 h. Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URI: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
26th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC)
12 - 17 July 2015
Antwerp, Belgium
To be organised by the city of Antwerp in cooperation with the University of Antwerp, Imago Mundi and the Brussels Map Circle.
Main theme: Theatre of the World in Four Dimensions.
Contact: Joost Depuydt, FelixArchief / City Archives Antwerp, e-mail info@ichc2015.be.
URI: http://www.ichc2015.be

N e w s

The History of Cartography Project receives major funding from the National Science Foundation
The History of Cartography Project, in the UW–Madison Geography Department, has received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Beginning September 2014, the funding will facilitate editorial preparation of Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Five of the award-winning reference book series The History of Cartography. The six-volume History provides a comprehensive account of the development of mapping as a cultural and scientific endeavor across all periods and human cultures. The University of Chicago Press publishes the series in print, e-book, and free online editions.
Each volume is a distinctive and monumental undertaking. The NSF-funded Cartography in the Nineteenth Century explores the social and cultural foundations of the development of modern cartographic science. By the end of the five-year grant, editor Roger Kain (University of London), coeditors Imre Demhardt (University of Texas at Arlington) and Carla Lois (Universidad de Buenos Aires), and about 200 authors will have prepared the manuscript of a massive interpretive encyclopedia with one-million words, 480 entries, and more than 1,000 illustrations.
UW Senior Scientist Dr. Matthew Edney serves as the principal investigator for the NSF award and, as director of the History of Cartography Project, provides intellectual oversight for the series. He explains, “the intellectual merit of this NSF-funded research rests on the distinctive character of mapping activities in the 1800s. This is when the modern concept of cartography as the science of the measurement of the world first originated and when the character of modern spatial rationality was established.”
With its unique approach, Cartography in the Nineteenth Century stands to make significant contributions to the understanding of contemporary cartography and geography, and indeed to science generally. It fosters recognition and further study of topics including the:
  • analysis of international connections and cooperation,
  • adoption of Western mapping practices in non-Western societies,
  • increasing role of civil and military authorities in spatial data collection and use,
  • rise of mass cartographic literacy, and
  • democratization of map use.
The project also explores how innovations in mapmaking impacted scientific measurement, statistics, and expectations for accuracy. New ways of looking at, thinking about, and depicting space revolutionized fields like biology, geology, anthropology, and epidemiology.
This original research and the availability of Cartography in the Nineteenth Century as a publically accessible reference resource will not only help us learn about the development of modern cartography, they will expand how we understand and think about our past. Such broad social implications and the intellectual merit of the volume’s innovative approach led NSF’s external reviewers and program officers to recommend the project for this highly competitive award.
While the NSF grant will go a long way toward advancing work on Volume Five, the History of Cartography Project is also seeking private support. The Project hopes to raise $120,000 from private donors over the next two years. This would not only provide direct support for work on the series, it would also encourage another federal sponsor—the National Endowment for the Humanities—to provide matching funds as part of a pending proposal.
From MadGeogNews, News from the UW-Madison Geography Department
URI: http://geography.wisc.edu/madgeognews/ and http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/
Posted on 16 August 2014
New publication: Samuel Humes, Belgium: Long United, Long Divided
Belgium - Long United Long Divided
Our longstanding member Sam Humes, former director of Boston University’s Brussels campus, had frequently animated our Map Evenings with some cartographic master pieces from his collection before returning to the US. He has now written a book about the country he lived in for many years.
According to a press release, Wilfried Martens, former Prime Minister of Belgium, hailed this book 'as a brilliant insight into the age-long history of Belgium, telling us how the linguistic and cultural divide determines the outlook of our country to this day … The objectivity with which this work is steeped makes it particularly worthwhile reading for Belgians.' And others, one would imagine. Its map cover promises some fine details about the history of cartography.
Published by London-based Hurst publishers, the book will be launched officially on 23 October 2014 at 19.00 by the English Bookshop Waterstones on their premises in Brussels, Boulevard Adolphe Max 71-75 (telephone +32 2 219 27 08). Everybody is welcome.
Posted on 2 August 2014
Call for papers
The City of Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Imago Mundi Ltd, is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 26th International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC 2015) to be held in Antwerp (Belgium), 12-17 July 2015.
ICHC 2015 is being organized by the City of Antwerp, in collaboration with the University of Antwerp and Imago Mundi Ltd.
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of the history of cartography, listed in the conference themes.
Abstracts should be submitted no later than Wednesday 15 October 2014.
URI: http://www.ichc2015.be/en/conference-themes/.
Posted on 16 June 2014
ICA Commission on the History of Cartography - 5th International Symposium, University of Ghent, Belgium

Received from Prof. Elri Liebenberg, International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on the History of Cartography

Dear Colleague

This is a further reminder of the Joint International Symposium of

  • the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography,
  • the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, and
  • the Brussels Map Circle (BIMCC)
which will take place from 2 to 6 December 2014 in Ghent and Brussels in Belgium.

Attached please find our Third Circular and Call for Papers.

Please note that the closing date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 20 June 2014.

Regards

Prof. Elri C Liebenberg
Chair: International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on the History of Cartography
Professor Emeritus, University of South Africa.
Postal address: P O Box 36345, Menlo Park 0102, Pretoria, South Africa.

Telephone: +27 12 361 1987
Mobile: +27 82 683 2239
E-mail: elri@worldonline.co.za

Posted on 15 May 2014
Leading historian of cartography, Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, was awarded the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Bartholomew Globe award at an event in Perth Concert Hall on Monday 24th March 2014
Dr Catherine Delano-Smith is a leading geographer and historian of cartography and has done a great deal over the course of more than thirty years to deepen and widen research in the history of cartography, within the UK and across the world, becoming a lynchpin of the cartography community. Dr Delano-Smith was presented with the award in recognition of her contribution to the study of cartography by the Society’s President, Professor Iain Stewart. Dr Delano-Smith has been one of the foremost activists behind the resurgence of the critical history of cartography, not only in her own works which have been many and influential, but also in her promotion of the International Society for the History of the Map (ISHMap), in her support of a bespoke and well-respected lecture series of lectures at the Warburg and, vitally, in her role as the editor of Imago Mundi, the world’s leading journal for the history of cartography. She has taken an eclectic approach to researching early maps, covering prehistoric maps, map signs on early printed maps, and the relationship between maps and their users. She is particularly interested in the connection between the map image and social changes in learning and education. The Bartholomew Globe has been awarded by the RSGS since 2000. The first recipient was John C. Bartholomew and awardees include the National Library of Scotland’s Chris Fleet and RSGS Collections and Information Convenor Margaret Wilkes. Notice by Fraser Shand of RSGS. With the help of Sarah Tyacke.
Posted on 5 April 2014
Journées d'études "Clio en cartes 2" - Appel à communications
Clio en cartes 2 - Y a-t-il des cartes impossibles ?
17 novembre 2014
La richesse des communications et des débats de "Clio en cartes 1", organisé par l’Atlas historique de l’Alsace en ligne le 18 novembre 2013, invite à poursuivre le travail méthodologique de croisement entre sciences humaines et cartographie, autour d’une question provocatrice: y a-t-il des cartes impossibles ? En effet, certaines thématiques semblent inadaptées, voire rebelles, à toute traduction cartographique : les phénomènes de contact et d’interactions humaines, culturels, politiques, ou économiques, ne se perçoivent pas spontanément dans un espace simple défini par des points ou des lignes, mais sont souvent emboîtés, et perçus selon un jeu d’échelle variable.
Les problèmes se posent déjà en amont, au moment de la constitution d’un corpus de données, qui peut être lacunaire, pléthorique, multi-critères, etc. : comment traduire cartographiquement ces particularités que sont l’inégale répartition de la documentation, les espaces non documentés ou sur-documentés, ou documentés selon un seul critère ou plusieurs  ?
Ils se complexifient quand il s’agit d’inscrire les phénomènes eux-mêmes sur une carte. Sa construction ne peut être mécanique, elle met en jeu, dans le choix des modes de représentation, des opérations intellectuelles qui confèrent à la carte une fonction heuristique : elle devient un outil de vérification ou de prospection, révélant parfois des rapports spatiaux invisibles autrement. De ce va-et-vient entre espaces abstraits et traduction visuelle, peut-on attendre une meilleure appréhension des phénomènes ? Le message délivré par la carte fait-il rebondir la recherche ?
Toutes les périodes historiques ont leurs cartes "impossibles" et la journée d’études "Clio en cartes 2" accueillera également toutes les disciplines.
Vos propositions sont à envoyer avant le 15 septembre 2014 à odile.kammerer@evhr.net
Posted on 20 March 2014
Dr Albert Ganado honoured
Founder of the Malta Map Society (MMS) in 2009 and still its President, Albert Ganado has been involved in studies on Maltese history and cartography for many years. Several of his books have been reviewed in these columns, and in 2011 he was awarded the prestigious IMCoS-Helen Wallis Award. In November last year he was invested with an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by the University of Malta in recognition of all his multifarious contributions to society. Following this year’s annual general meeting of the MMS on 8th March a special party was held to celebrate his 90th birthday. Sincere congratulations to Dr Dr h.c. Albert Ganado, distinguished historian and map personality, and probably the oldest active President of any map society in the world.
Posted on 15 March 2014

E x h i b i t i o n s

Silesia et Wratislavia - Martin Helwig's map of Silesia in Silesian cartography (1561-1889)
11 July 2014 - 24 August 2014
Wroclaw, Poland
Organisation: Historical Museum of the City of Wroclaw
The exhibition presents different editions of a highly influential landmark map of Silesia which for over two centuries served European cartographers as an important source of information on this region of Central Europe.
Venue: former Royal Palace, Wroclaw (branch of the Historical Museum), Palac Królewski, Ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 35, 50-077 Wroclaw
Contact: Muzeum Miejskiego Wrocławia, Sukiennice 14/15
Telephone +48 (71) 347-16-90
E-mail: sekretariat@mmw.pl
Opening hours: 10.00 - 17.00 (weekdays), 10.00 - 18.00 (weekends)
Catalogue available: n.a.
URI: http://www.muzeum.miejskie.wroclaw.pl/CMS/muzeum_historyczne/mapa.html
Le Tour du monde en 80 lettres
2 April – 31 August 2014
Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Musée des lettres et des manuscrits
Comme le roman d’aventures de Jules Verne, l’exposition Le Tour du monde en 80 lettres repousse les frontières : celles de la liberté, de l’imagination et de la curiosité. Les notes du voyage diplomatique d’Eugène Delacroix au Maroc sont une source d’inspiration pour ses peintures, le beatnik Jack Kerouac raconte à sa mère sa vie idéale sur la côte californienne et le globetrotteur Antoine de Saint-Exupéry s’envole vers le Maroc, l’Argentine, le Canada ou encore les États-Unis.
Les récits de voyage se succèdent, de l’hiver moscovite au soleil de Polynésie, du sommet de l’Annapurna aux sombres fonds marins, en passant par le canal de Suez et le Mexique d’André Breton.
Le Tour du monde en 80 lettres est un hommage aux explorateurs et une invitation à se perdre dans des endroits familiers ou inconnus. À découvrir, entre autres : une lettre du commandant Cousteau annonçant une expédition en mer Rouge, des atlas et portulans du XVIIe siècle, les idéogrammes chinois d’Henri Michaux et des témoignages de la vie de contrebandier de Rimbaud en Afrique.
Venue: Musée des lettres et des manuscrits
Galerie du Roi 1, B-1000 Bruxelles
Contact:
Musée des lettres et des manuscrits
Galerie du Roi 1, B-1000 Bruxelles
Telephone +32 (0)2 514 71 87
More details:
Hours of opening: Tuesday to Friday: de 10.00 – 18.00, weekend: 11.00 – 18.00.
Access price, entry fee or free access: EUR 5.00 – EUR 7.00.
Catalogue available: n.a.
URI: http://www.mlmb.be/en/expositions.html
Les voyages à travers l'Histoire - Collection cartographique de la SHLP/BPP
2 July – 19 September 2014
Paris, France
Organisation: Société Historique et Littéraire Polonaise
Outil conçu et éprouvé pour se repérer dans l'espace, une carte (carte d'atlas, carte routière ou plan de quartier) est souvent considérée comme un objet neutre et transparent. Or au contraire, et même de manière imperceptible, une carte défend toujours un point de vue sur le monde. La collection de cartes de la SHLP/BPP, qui représente un total de plus de 7000 documents habituellement accessibles surtout aux chercheurs, retrace l'évolution historique du territoire polonais, et donne à voir l'histoire d'un pays en constante évolution, qui a été littéralement « rayé de la carte » pendant plus d'un siècle.
Nous présenterons, à l’occasion de cette exposition, de rares éditions de cartes, allant du XVIe siècle au XIXe siècle. Outre la carte de Ptolémée Tabula Moderna Hungariae, Poloniae, Russiae, Prussiae et Valachiae, ainsi que de très anciennes cartes de Sébastian Münster, le public pourra découvrir des cartes de Nicolas de Fer, Guillaume Levasseur de Beauplan, Franciszek Florian Czaki, Wacław Grodecki, Gérard Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, de Perthes, Sanson père et fils, Giovanni-Antonio Rizzi Zannoni et bien d’autres cartographes éminents.
Venue: Société Historique et Littéraire Polonaise - Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris, 6 Quai d’Orléans, 75004 Paris
Contact:
Telephone +33 1 55 42 83 85
E-mail a.czarnocka@bplp.fr
More details:
Hours of opening: Tuesday – Friday, 14.15 – 18.00 (Fermeture annuelle du 26 juillet au 1er septembre 2014 )
Catalogue available: n.a.
URI: http://www.bibliotheque-polonaise-paris-shlp.fr/index.php?id_page=20845
Die Welt aus Augsburg – Landkarten von Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) und seinen Nachfolgern (The world as seen from Augsburg – Maps by Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) and his successors)
11 April – 12 October 2014
Augsburg, Germany
Organisation: Stadt Augsburg
Augsburg was one of Europe’s most important centres of map production in the 18th century. Among the outstanding actors in this field was the copperplate engraver Tobias Conrad Lotter who initially worked for his father-in-law Matthäus Seutter. After his death he established himself as a map publisher, a business continued by his sons and grandsons. Their maps became very popular and significantly contributed to the spread of geographical knowledge at that time. Over 80 maps, views and other documents illustrate the cartographic output that spanned the world of the Age of Enlightenment, seen from Augsburg.
Venue: Schaezlerpalais, Maximilianstrasse 46, 86150 Augsburg
Contact: Telephone +49-(0)821-324 41 02.
More details: Hours of opening: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 – 17.00 Catalogue available: yes. A catalogue / companion book by Curator Michael Ritter is available and will be reviewed in BIMCC Newsletter No 50. Etc.
URI: http://www.kunstsammlungen-museen.augsburg.de/index.php?id=34784
Lafreri - Italiaanse cartografie in de Renaissance [Lafreri - Italian cartography in the Renaissance]
13 November 2014 – 31 July 2015
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: Stedelijke Musea van Sint-Niklaas, Mercatormuseum
Venue: Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49, 9100 Sint-Niklaas (entrance Zwijgershoek)
More details: n.a.
Catalogue available: yes
URI: n.a.
Exploring the Early Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection
Indefinite exhibition
Washington, USA
Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress.
This ongoing exhibition has three major themes: Pre-Contact America; Explorations and Encounters; and Aftermath of the Encounter. Like the Jay I. Kislak Collection itself, the exhibition provides glimpses into the complex and fascinating past of the Americas. It provides insight into indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native American and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds. The last theme explores the profound growth of knowledge, particularly in natural history and geography, resulting from the encounters. This section includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
This installation begins the public's direct and permanent access to a remarkable private collection and the collection's full availability for research and scholarly exploration. Throughout the exhibition, interactive presentations enable visitors to learn directly from the artifacts, books, documents, paintings, and maps.
Northwest Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.
Monday - Saturday, 10.00 h to 17.00 h.
URI: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/exploring-the-early-americas/