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Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Programme
  • 09.30 - 10.00 - Reception of participants
  • 10.00 - 10.15 - Welcome by the President
  • 10.15 - 10.45 - Flemish Scientific Instruments in context by Prof. dr. Koenraad Van Cleempoel, Universiteit Hasselt | Between c. 1525 and c. 1580 the university city of Louvain became Europe’s most important centre for instrument making partly due to the research and technical skills of Gemma Frisius (1508-1555) and Gerard Mercator (1512-1594). It is the perfect harmony of aesthetics and science that made the Louvain instruments so sought after in the European market.
  • 10.45 - 11.05 - Coffee break
  • 11.05 - 11.35 - Scientific measuring instruments in the 16th century by Jan De Graeve, Chartered surveyor and valuer of fixed assets, Member of the Map Circle's Executive Committee | Jan developed a collection of rare measuring instruments and will introduce some of the 16th century instruments, useful in land surveying and cartography.
  • 11.35 - 12.30 - Visit to the Coronelli globes of the Royal Library
  • 12.30 - 14.15 - Aperitif and lunch, coffee
  • 14.15 - 14.45 - Exploring the Globe - Outside and Inside by Sylvia Sumira, Conservator specializing in globes, U.K. | As a conservator/restorer, the speaker will explain about her work, unveiling some interesting discoveries she has made while working on globes from different centuries: the visible surface - the map - on a globe is always fascinating, but occasionally there is an opportunity to look beneath the surface layers and this can reveal unexpected information.
  • 14.45 - 15.15 - The celestial globe of Gerbert of Aurillac (946–1003) by Dr. Elly Dekker, independent scholar, The Netherlands. | At the turn of the tenth century Gerbert of Aurillac invented, as part of his teaching of the liberal arts, a number of astronomical models, one of which was a celestial globe. Through the analysis of this globe, the speaker will picture the evolution of celestial globes and explain the difference between the two traditions: the Greco-Roman one and the Islamic one.
  • 15.15 - 15.25 - Break
  • 15.25 - 16.00 - The terrestrial globe of Vandermaelen by Wulf Bodenstein, Honorary President and founder of the Map Circle, advisor on maps at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. | Together with Marguerite Silvestre, Head of the Map Room of the Royal Library of Belgium, Wulf will give a talk on a terrestrial globe of 1846 by Philippe Vandermaelen. This is one of only three examples known and is now preserved in the Map Collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.

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Special this year is the possibility to visit (for free) an exhibition mounted by our member Stanislas De Peuter with the help of a cultural centre in nearby (from Brussels) Tervuren on Sunday. The Glorious Netherlands highlights Flemish and Dutch atlas cartography from 1500 to 1700 and focuses on representations of the Low Countries, featuring title pages, cities, images of the 80 years war, maritime charts etc., drawn from atlases, with beautiful colouring and often unique pieces. Set in very agreeable surroundings, the venue also offers the possibility for lunch, after the guided tour by Stanislas. Further practical details on how to get there at the conference.
Please visit our special Web page.


Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels | Coordinates 50.84347° N 4.35682° E
Language: English
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 09.30 - 16.00
Entry fee: Admission is free for members, non-members pay EUR 10.00 at entrance. Lunch (optional) is being arranged in the Library's cafetaria, with catering services. Price EUR 35.00.
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
Brussels Map Circle event


Tervuren, Belgium
Special this year is the possibility to visit (for free) an exhibition mounted by our member Stanislas De Peuter with the help of a cultural centre in nearby (from Brussels) Tervuren on Sunday. The Glorious Netherlands highlights Flemish and Dutch atlas cartography from 1500 to 1700 and focuses on representations of the Low Countries, featuring title pages, cities, images of the 80 years war, maritime charts etc., drawn from atlases, with beautiful colouring and often unique pieces.
Set in very agreeable surroundings, the venue also offers the possibility for lunch, after the guided tour by Stanislas De Peuter
Underground parking on the spot
Please register for the event before the end of November.

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Venue: De Warandepoort, Markt 7B, 3080 Tervuren | Coordinates 50.8246° N 4.5151° E
Language: English
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 11.00
Entry fee: Free to Members.


Madrid, Spain
Organisation: Spain
At 11.30 : a talk by José María Sanz Hermida entitled La edición de la Topograhia de la Villa de Madrid. Aspectos inéditos a los 360 años de su publicación
At 12.30 : a presentation of this map, which has been donated by the family Martín-Asín to the IGN.
Venue: Salón de actos del IGN, C/General Ibáñez Íbero 3. Madrid
Time schedule: 11.30 - 14.00
URL: http://www.nosolosig.com/eventos/eventodetalle/780/-/jornada[...]


Oxford, U.K.
A second talk by Dr Allan Chapman
Surveying Virginia and the Moon; Thomas Harriot of St Mary's Hall/Oriel College, Europe's first Telescopic Astronomer
By the time that Richard Hakluyt was teaching geography and cosmography at Christ Church around 1580, there was already an established Europe-wide trade in making graduated mathematical instruments. Thomas Harriot must have known Richard Hakluyt well, for both men shared friends such as the Oriel alumnus Sir Walter Ralegh, Dr John Dee, Thomas Digges and other explorers and scientists around the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Harriot used an early Dutch 'truncke' telescope to draw the surface of the moon. Soon after, he produced some lunar maps of exquisite detail and accuracy, which still survive in Chichester.
Most of the ordinary instruments of the working navigator, surveyor, and map-maker would have been made of wood, and would have had an ephemeral existence. They would have been lost at sea, broken, or eventually thrown into the fire. Where these instruments truly come to life, though, is in the engraved and printed manuals for their usage.
To illustrate how these instruments were used, the Library has invited Dr Allan Chapman to give a series of talks. These will take place on 5 December and 16 January in the Upper Library at Christ Church, commencing 17.15, all welcome. The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited. To book a place, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu. Venue: Contact: Telephone: E-mail: Time schedule: 17.15 Entry fee: Free of charge, but spaces are limited. URL: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/library-and-archives/hakluyt[...]
Venue: Upper Library at Christ Church
Contact: Dr Cristina Neagu
Telephone: +44 1865 276265
E-mail: cristina.neagu@chch.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.15
Entry fee: Free of charge.
URL: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/library-and-archives/hakluyt[...]


London, U.K.
Organisation: 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).
Lecture by Professor Daniel Maudlin (Department of History and Art History, University of Plymouth)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Miami, U.S.A.
Organisation: HistoryMiami Museum
Once a year, collectors, world renowned map dealers, hobbyists and the curious make Miami their destination for the Miami International Map Fair, organized by the HistoryMiami Museum. In 2017, it will be twenty-four years that the fair has welcomed visitors from around the world. Whether you are a serious collector or not, the Miami Map Fair provides you with a window through which to see how cartography has given form to the worlds which we explore and inhabit. There is a map for every taste and a price for every budget, three fascinating presentations on cartography and a computer generated map presentation from the University of Miami Department of Geography.
2017 Map Fair Panelists and Presenters
  • 20th Century Pictorial Maps Panel with:
    • Elisabeth Burdon: Map Dealer/Moderator, oldimprints.com
    • Ronald E. Grim: Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library
    • Dr. Stephen Hornsby: Author and Trustee Professor, University of Maine System
    • Dr. James Utley: National speaker, map collector and VP of Medical Affairs at Coventry Health Care
  • Antiquarian Celestial Maps Presentation by: Nick Kanas, MD: Author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco
  • Secret Provenance of Maps Presentation by: Ronald E. Grim: Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library
Venue: HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami FL 33130
Language: English
Contact: Hilda Masip
Telephone: +1 305-375-1618
E-mail: mapfair@historymiami.org
Time schedule:
Friday 3 February - VIP Full Weekend Registrant Private Access Day
Saturday 4 February, 10.00 to 17.00, open to the public
Sunday 5 February, 12.00 to 17.00, open to the public
Entry fee:
VIP Full Access Weekend Admission with Receptions: USD 85.00 per person
Daily admission: USD 20.00 per person
Catalogue availability: No
URL: http://www.historymiami.org/visit/map-fair/


London, U.K.
Organisation: 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).
Lecture by Dr Cóilín Parsons (Assistant Professor of English, Georgetown University, U.S.A.)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, U.K.
Organisation: 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)
Lecture by Florin-Stefan Morar (PhD Candidate in History of Science, Harvard University, U.S.A.) Venue: Language: Contact: Telephone: E-mail: Time schedule: Entry fee: Catalogue availability: n.a. URL:
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
We kindly invite you to bring a map, an atlas, a globe, a cartographic instrument or an interesting book on cartography and to present and talk about it. We welcome antique maps equally as much as ordinary or contemporary ones, as there is always something interesting, even in the simplest cartographic items.
Even if you are a newcomer, and you would like to know more about an item, please bring it along; the Circle members will be happy to study it carefully and to share their cartographic knowledge with you.
We kindly draw your attention that registration on our website is required.
Members pay only for the catering cost (EUR 10.00). The entrance fee for non-members is EUR 15.00, catering included. Fees are to be pre-paid on our bank account: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 - BIC GKCCBEBB.
The Royal Library is a well known location at walking distance of the Central Station of Brussels and easily accessible by public transport (by train: Central Station Brussels - by metro/tube: Metro station 'Central Station').
You are expected at 12.00 for a convivial drink and sandwich lunch. The MAPAF will end at 16.45.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels Boardroom (Raadzaal | Salle du Conseil).
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 12:00 - 16:45
Entry fee: EUR 10.00 / EUR 15.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


London, U.K.
Organisation: 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).
Lecture by Dr Stephen Johnston (Museum of History of Science, University of Oxford)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, U.K.
Organisation: 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).
Lecture by John Moore (Collections Manager, University of Glasgow Library, Glasgow)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Catherine Delano-Smith
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
Catalogue availability: n.a.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Washington DC, U.S.A.
Organisation: The Library of Congress' Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and Atlases
In 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/


Washington DC, 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 DC
Time schedule: 8.00 - 15.00
Entry fee: Participation is free.
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/2015-2019/pg/ICC[...]


Washington DC, U.S.A.
Organisation: Cartography and Geographic Information Society
The 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/


Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Themes
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
  • Mapping
  • Practices in New Worlds
  • Mapping Cities: Recording Growth or Creating Vision
  • Indigenous Mapping
  • Mapping Nationhood
  • Mapping Natural Resources and any other aspect of the history of cartography.
URL: http://www.ichc2017.ufmg.br/
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The Conference will take place in the framework of the multicultural festival Europalia, which is devoted, in 2017, to Indonesia.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels | Coordinates 50.84347° N 4.35682° E
Language: English
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 09.30 - 16.00
Entry fee: Admission is free for members, non-members pay EUR 10.00 at entrance.
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 14-19 July 2019.