U.S.A.Organisation: The Library of Congress' Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and AtlasesIn conjunction with the 28th International Cartographic Conference, held in Washington DC on 2-7 July 2017 (http://icc2017.org/), the Library of Congress' Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and Atlases would like to invite you to attend their joint pre-conference Workshop Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases.Venue: Library of Congress (Madison Building) in Washington DC (USA)URL: http://history.icaci.org/washington-dc-2017/
U.S.A.Organisation: ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital organizes a one day pre-conference workshop in the frame of the 28th International Cartographic Conference, Washington DC, USA, in association and partership with the MAGIC group.
Amongst the contributions :
BGDb.be: a map based search tool for geological publications
Annick Anceau is a geologist (and also a member of the Brussels Map Circle). She has a PhD in geology. After 17 years as responsible of the Earth Sciences Library at the University of Liège (Belgium), she is currently assistant professor specialized in information literacy in the same university. She is also editor of Geologica Belgica and in charge of the digitalization of Annales de la Sociéte Géologique de Belgique.
Eric Pirard is a geological engineer. He has a PhD in applied sciences. He is professor of mineral georesources and geo-imaging at the University of Liège.
Pierre Stevens is a geographer and GIS specialist. He is Prof. Pirard’s collaborator.
Venue: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, located in Northwest DCTime schedule: 8.00 - 15.00Entry fee: Participation is free.URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/2015-2019/pg/ICC[...]
U.S.A.Organisation: Cartography and Geographic Information SocietyThe Cartography and Geographic Information Society invites the world of cartography and GIS to come to Washington, DC, 2 to 7 July 2017 for the 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association. A fantastic conference is planned that will draw upon all the resources of the nation's capital. The National Galleries of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, and the Library of Congress will all play a role in making this a great conference.URL: http://www.icc2017.org/
The Cartographic Challenge of the New
As it is the first time ICHC has been hosted in a South American country, the main theme refers to the wider region of Latin America. Soon after the discovery of Brazil in 1500 it began to be represented in European cartography, whether Portuguese, Dutch, French, or by other nationalities. The colonial nature of the earlier cartography of this region provides a very different environment from that of the European countries where we usually meet.
The following themes have been agreed by the organizers and Imago Mundi Ltd
Practices in New Worlds
Mapping Cities: Recording Growth or Creating Vision
Mapping Natural Resources and any other aspect of the history of cartography.
U.K.Organisation: National Maritime MuseumRoyal Museums Greenwich will host an interdisciplinary conference which aims to
interrogate the processes and products of mapping the Arctic, to coincide with the opening
of a major new exhibition, Death in the Ice: the shocking story of Franklin's final expedition,
about John Franklin's voyage to look for a North-West Passage, and the searches for those
involved which followed. At a moment when the story of Franklin's 1845 expedition is being
exploited by various commercial and political interests, we seek to broaden and deepen our
understanding of voyages of exploration, surveying and mapping practices, and their
This topic is particularly relevant given increasing nuance in work on the social and political
implications of cartography, and recent moves in the history of cartography to include work
on reception and use. Although the Franklin voyage and searches are the taking off point for
the conference, we are interested in papers dealing with cartography in this region from the
sixteenth century to the present day.Venue: National Maritime MuseumURL: http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/researchers/opportunities-even[...]
GermanyOrganisation: CODATA-Germany the German National Committee for CODATA, Committee on Data for Science and Technology of the International Council for Science (ICSU)Preserving, Knowledge Generation,
and Enabling Permanent Access to
Raffaella Afferni, Università del
Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli (ITA)
Adrien Barbaresi, Austrian & Berlin-Brandenburg Academies of Sciences
Vienna (AUT) / Berlin (DEU)
Thomas Brogan, INSTAP Study Center for East Crete, Crete (GRC)
Manuele Buono, Promoter srl, Pisa (ITA)
Pilar Chias, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid (ESP)
VUGTK Výzkumný Ústav Geodetický, Topografický a Kartografický
Antonella Fresa, Promoter srl, Pisa (ITA)
Mátyás Gede, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (HUN)
Peter Jordan, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (AUT)
BelgiumOrganisation: EUGEO (Association of Geographical Societies in Europe)EUGEO, the Association of Geographical Societies in Europe, organises every two years a major international scientific congress, bringing together geographers from all over the world.Venue: Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique - Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles, BelgiumURL: https://eugeo2017.sciencesconf.org/
Redworth, County Durham,
U.K.Organisation: British Cartographic Society - Society of CartographersThe BCS/SoC Conference is coming and we have been busy planning some exciting changes and new programme format.
Entitled Maps for Changing Reality the conference will be held at the Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham from the 5 - 7 September 2017.
Expect a collection of excellent presentations, hands-on workshops, interesting debates, lightning talks and more.Venue: Redworth Hall Hotel, County DurhamURL: http://www.cartography.org.uk/product/maps-for-changing-real[...]
Redworth, County Durham,
U.K.Organisation: Map Curators' Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic SocietyThe Map Curators' Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society will
hold its Annual Workshop in County Durham on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
The MCG workshop theme will be:
The NetherlandsOrganisation: Jointly hosted by the International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and Leiden UniversityVenue: Leiden University Library, Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden Contact: Martijn Storms
The NetherlandsOrganisation: Leiden University Libraries and The Commission on the History of Cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)The central theme of the conference is the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions. The focus will be on where Western and Asian cartographic history meet. Geographically, the topics will be limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.
Topics of the symposium are:
What defines Asia? The arbitrary borders between Europe and Asia on the map
Asian cartographic traditions
Asian toponomy and cartography
Cartography and intercultural contact
Missionary and colonial cartographies of Asia
Asian cartography in the collections of Leiden University Libraries
Philipp Franz von Siebold and the cartography of Japan
and all papers of merit
During the symposium Leiden University Library will expose several exhibitions.
The Asian collections of the special collections are internationally famous.
The Bodel Nijenhuis Collection has large numbers of historical VOC maps.
The Indonesia collection has many maps of the 19th and 20th century and includes the collections from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).
The Siebold collection contains a lot of Japanese maps and the collection of the Sinology Institute holds several Chinese maps.
The symposium is held within the framework of the Leiden Asia Year. Throughout 2017 Leiden will be the leading center for Asia in terms of research, teaching, collections and expertise. The Leiden Asia Year 2017 was prompted by the building of the Asian Library on the roof of the University Library. The Asian Library will be opened on 14 September 2017. Participants are kindly invited to attend the opening of the Asian Library, the day before the symposium starts.Venue: University Library (Main library and Humanities), Vossiuszaal - Second floor, Zuidhal), Witte Singel 27, 2311 BG Leiden Contact: Martijn Storms URL: http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mappingasia/
UKIn 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 will be held in TOSCA's home, the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
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.
Contact: Nick Millea
E-mail: email@example.comBrussels Map Circle event
BelgiumOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleOnce more the Conference will take place in the framework of the multicultural festival Europalia, which is devoted, this year, to Indonesia. At this conference, you will hear speakers who will paint a broad overview of the mapping of Indonesia from the 16th century on: the European nations involved and their motifs, the most important mapmakers and the most iconic maps. The speakers greatly reflect these nations: Portuguese, Dutch and British (but Indonesia-based).
We follow a chronological line, starting with the Portuguese explorers and their maps, with attention paid to some contemporary, non-Portuguese mapmakers. We then continue with the other European explorers and mapmakers who mapped the region. Given the importance of the Dutch both for the history of Indonesia and for that of mapmaking, two Dutch speakers will highlight this. They will start by sketching the general picture of the presence of Dutch mapmakers in Batavia, where the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie – the Dutch United East India Company) had its headquarters and then continue on a more pointed and controversial issue: that of the (supposed?) secrecy of the VOC maps.
Programme (to be confirmed)
Short overview of Indonesian history (1580-1950) - Putting early cartography into perspective. By Hans D. Kok, retired KLM B-747 pilot and manager, Chairman IMCOS (London, UK)
It is not our intention to go farther on from here. The Portuguese voyages to the Spice Islands and the first European maps and sketches of Southeast Asia, 1512-ca 1550. Our purpose is to present an overview of the Portuguese cartography of the Indonesian archipelago between the maps and sketches drawn by Francisco Rodrigues in the aftermath of the first Portuguese expedition to the Moluccas in 1511-12 and the 1554 world map by Lopo Homem. We will cross some references regarding coeval Spanish and French cartography, identifying the political and historical contexts of elaboration of each of these
series of maps. By Francisco Roque de Oliveira, Centre for Geographical Studies, IGOT-Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
How the search for the Spice Islands unrolled the map of the World. Providing a general overview of his book, The cartography of the East Indian Islands - Insulae Indiae Orientalis, the author will describe the importance of the search for the Spice Islands, the Holy Grail of the majority of the great Renaissance voyages of exploration, in opening up the world and promoting the mapping of the same. By David Parry, Soil Scientist, Environmental Development Consultant and Curator, Indonesia.
Local exploration highlights in the days of the Dutch United East India Company (VOC). An overview from the exploration of the archipelago from Batavia, including the travels to Australia/New Zealand (Tasman) and Japan (Maarten Gerritsz. Vries), with some explanation about the map production of the Dutch East India Company (the VOC). By Hans D. Kok, retired KLM B-747 pilot and manager, chairman IMCOS (London, UK).
Confidential or commercial? The conflicting interests within the Blaeu and Van Keulen mapmaker families. For two periods, the office of VOC mapmaker was in the hands of two well-known map publishing families: the Blaeus (1633-1705) and the Van Keulens (1743-1799). Although the VOC mapmakers had to swear secrecy, it is open to question to what extent VOC cartography was considered confidential. How did the Blaeu and Van Keulen families reconcile the role of official VOC mapmakers with their activities as commercial publishers? Was there a conflict of interest between their commercial activities and their commitment to the VOC? By Martijn Storms, Curator of maps and atlases, Leiden University Library, The Netherlands.
EcuadorOrganisation: Universidad San Francisco de QuitoEl 7mo Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (7 SIAHC) Cartografía e itinerarios: mapas, imágenes y memorias construidos en el trayecto se realizará los días 25, 26, 27 y 28 de abril del 2018 en la Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Ecuador.
Siguiendo con la tradición de los Simposios anteriores los idiomas oficiales del evento serán portugués y castellano, y la inscripción será gratuita para todos los ponentes y asistentes.
25 de julio de 2017: Preinscripción on-line de ponentes y envío de resúmenes y propuestas de posters.
25 de noviembre de 2017: Anuncio de los resúmenes y los posters aceptados por el Comité Internacional.
25 Febrero de 2018: Entrega de ponencias en extenso:
25 - 28 de abril de 2018: 7 Simposio Ibero-Americano de Historia de la Cartografía, Quito, Ecuador.
The NetherlandsThe 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 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14-19