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Stanford, USA
Organisation: David Rumsey Map Center
On 23 February 2018 15.30, the David Rumsey Map Center will have on display the original 430 year old Urbano Monte 1587 map long with its 10 feet by 10 feet facsimile and its virtual derivatives at the Center. This will be followed by a talk by Chet van Duzer, History of Cartography scholar and recent David and Abby Rumsey Fellow at the David Rumsey Map Center and the John Carter Brown Library in Boston. Chet will be presenting on his research conducted over the course of three months on the Urbano Monte 1587 map.
The talk is entitled: Making the World Go 'Round: How Urbano Monte Created his Map of 1587.
Urbano Monte's map of 1587 is a spectacular creation, designed to be assembled into an image of the world 10.5 feet in diameter, on an unusual projection, intended to be rotated about its center, and elaborately decorated with images of sovereigns, sea monsters, and animals. In this talk Chet Van Duzer will present new research how Urbano Monte went about making the map: the events and works that inspired him, the sources from which he borrowed, and his own statements about the map.
A joint publication by Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps and the David Rumsey Map Center details more about this magnificent map, eons ahead of its time.
The acquisition has been recognized internationally by the press, including the National Geographic, El Pais, the CBC and many others.
Schedule
  • 15.00: Center opens to the public for viewing
  • 15.30 - 16.45: Chet Van Duzer Talk
  • 16.45 - 17.30: post talk map viewing

The talk is free, but requires advance registration. Please register.
Venue: David Rumsey Map Center, Bing Wing of Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305
Time schedule: 15.00 - 17.30
Entry fee: Free
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events


Cambridge, UK
Organisation: Cambridge University Library
A lecture by Paul Laxton (formerly University of Liverpool).
Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
All are welcome. No need to book. Refreshments will be available after each seminar. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
Venue: Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Contact: Sarah Bendall
E-mail: sarah.bendall@emma.cam.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: Free entry.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]


Maastricht, The Netherlands
Organisation: Stichting MABP
The annual Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair MABP is one of Europe’s leading antiquarian book events, taking place during the opening weekend of TEFAF. More than twenty-five prestigious booksellers will team up to present the most precious, most valuable, most interesting items from their collections -- for you to inspect, to hold in your own hands, and perhaps to buy. The MABP is a must-visit for every amator of books and printing matter. Items on exhibition include rare first editions, incunables, antique maps, but also more recent special editions and other collectibles.
Venue: Sint Jan’s Church, Vrijthof, Maastricht
E-mail: info@mabp.eu
Time schedule: Fri 14.00-19.00; Sat 10.00-18.00; Sun 10.00-17.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00
URL: http://www.mabp.eu/


London, UK
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)
A lecture by Dr Thomas Horst (Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), Lisbon)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
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.
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circle active members.
All members are encouraged to become Active Member by applying to the President at least three weeks before the meeting: president@bimcc.org.
A personal invitation to this AGM with the agenda and the possibility of proxy vote will be sent out to all Active Members by separate mail at least two weeks before the meeting.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
Boardroom / Raadzaal / Salle du conseil
E-mail: president@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 10.00 - 11.45
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The Map Afternoon of Saturday 24 March 2018 will be a special one since it will be the opening of a full year celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Brussels Map Circle.
The MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library of Belgium. It will show at this occasion some exceptional items of the collection. Please register for this exclusive event. You are kindly invited at 12.00 for a reception and sandwich lunch offered by the Brussels Map Circle for its 20th anniversary.
Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.

Registration
  • Prior registration on our website is requested here.
  • No entrance fee for members (reception and sandwich lunch offered by the Brussels Map Circle).
  • Entrance fee for non-members : EUR 15.00 (catering included).
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the MAPAF : IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC GKCCBEBB.
  • No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
Boardroom / Raadzaal / Salle du conseil
Time schedule: 12.00 - 16.30
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Stanford, USA
Organisation: California Map Society - David Rumsey Map Center
Talk by Imre Demhardt.
The annual lecture series co-sponsored by the David Rumsey Map Center and the California Map Society will feature Professor Imre Demhardt of the University of Texas, Arlington. He is a well-known and popular lecturer in the history of cartography. The Rumsey Center program will also feature the winner of the student essay competition.
Professor Demhardt’s topic at the Rumsey Center is Men, Myths and Maps: The U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers and the Conquest of the West. The Corps of Topographical Engineers was established in 1838 and operated as such until the outbreak of the Civil War. The Topographical Engineers were an elite group of West Point graduates who accomplished an astonishing amount of work mapping and describing the West. Among them were George Meade, John C. Fremont and Stephen Long.
Professor Demhardt will also speak at the Map and Atlas Museum in La Jolla (6 April 2018) and at the Monte Cedro auditorium in Altadena (7 April 2018) under the auspices of the California Map Society.
Registration required.
Venue: David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Time schedule: 15.30
Entry fee: Free.
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events


Bruges, Belgium
Organisation: Cultuurbibliotheek Sint-Lodewijkscollege
A lecture by Jan De Graeve.
The degree measurement of Struve is a remarkable example of collaboration between scientists from different countries and between different heads of state. It is named after the German-born Russian astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793-1864). On his recommendation between 1816 and 1855 triangles were measured between 265 measurement and observation points, which could be tens of kilometers apart, stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to Stara Newrasovska at the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820 km. The chain was established and used to establish the exact size and shape of the earth. At that time, the chain passed merely through two countries: Union of Sweden-Norway and the Russian Empire. The Arc's first point is located in Tartu Observatory in Estonia, where Struve conducted much of his research. These points were indicated by markings in rocks, iron crosses, stones and obelisks. 34 of these still exist today and have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a tangible memory of this enormous project known as the Geodetic Arch of Struve. Now there are plans to extend this measurement to Buffalo Fountain in South Africa along the 30th meridian through Africa.
Biography of Jan De Graeve - Jan De Graeve was born in Bruges in 1945. From training he is surveyor, followed studies Urbanism and roads, and is specialized in valuations of property rights. He taught at KU Leuven where he gave an introduction to scientific instruments from the 15-16th century: astrolabia, sundials, quadrants, etc. He is currently President of the Belgian Bibliophiles and of the Sundial Circle Flanders and Director of the International Institute for History of Surveying & Measurement (IIHS & M). He also tries to reconstruct the original scientific library of Gerard Mercator with 16th century books. He has taken the initiative to bring the Struve Meridian to the UNESCO world heritage site (WHM), which finally happened in 2005. Now he is working on the expansion from pole to pole.
Venue: Cultuurbibliotheek Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 30, 8200 Brugge
Language: Dutch
Time schedule: 20.00
URL: https://www.cultuurbibliotheek.be


Stanford, USA
Organisation: David Rumsey Map Center
On 24 April 2018, the David Rumsey Map Center will host Understanding Ice: The James B. Case Memorial Symposium.
Huge ice sheets cover Antarctica and Greenland. Glaciers and snowpack act as frozen reservoirs providing water for surrounding communities. We hear about ice when glaciers recede or ice sheets break off, but what are the processes governing these changes? What role does ice play in the behavior, evolution and stability of the earth system? Three Stanford faculty will address these topics focusing on their cutting edge research in the geology, geophysics, and modeling of ice. Join Rob Dunbar, Dustin Schroeder, and Jenny Suckale as they explain what is known about how ice works. This afternoon symposium is in honor of James B. Case, a glacial surveyor and expert in photogrammetry, who donated his glacier map collection to Stanford Libraries in 2017.
The talks are free, but require advance registration.
Venue: David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Time schedule: 12.45 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free.
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events


Quito, Ecuador
Organisation: Universidad San Francisco de Quito
El 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.
Fechas importantes:
  • 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.
Venue: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Contact: Sabrina Guerra Moscoso
E-mail: 7siahc@usfq.edu.ec
Entry fee: Free.
URL: https://razoncartografica.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/primer[...]


London, UK
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)
A lecture by Professor Dr Ferdinand Opll (formerly Director, Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv; now Honorary Professor of Medieval History and Historical Auxiliary Sciences, University of Vienna)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
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.


Cambridge, UK
Organisation: Cambridge University Library
A lecture by Eric Wolever (University of York).
Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography
All are welcome. No need to book. Refreshments will be available after each seminar. The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge.
Venue: Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Contact: Sarah Bendall
E-mail: sarah.bendall@emma.cam.ac.uk
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: Free entry.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]


London, UK
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)
A lecture by Professor Susan Schulten (Department of History, University of Denver, USA)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Contact: Tony Campbell
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.
Brussels Map Circle event


Arlon and Luxembourg, Belgium and Luxembourg
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
This is your chance to learn why Belgium has a province called Luxembourg, just like the Grand Duchy, and why the border between both territories runs where it runs …
A particular focus will be on the last partition in 1839, as a consequence of the 1830 Belgian rebellion.

Participation fee and registration
Due to the regulations in the visited places, the number of participants is strictly limited to 25. Participation is limited to our Members and their partner. Participation fees is EUR 35.00. This covers entrance costs to some collections and the guides. Booking for the dinner (advance payment) is EUR 30.00. If necessary the date of the transfer will depart participants. Please pay at IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 | BIC GKCCBEBB.
If you would like to join this guided tour please register here. Your registration will be acknowledge.

Under the academic guidance of:
  • Jean-Claude Muller, linguist, Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Ministère d'État, président of the Association de Généalogie et d'Héraldique, président of the Institut archéologique du Luxembourg, former head of the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg;
  • Michel Trigalet, historian, head of department at the State Archives of Belgium in Arlon;
  • Philippe Nilles, head of the Section moderne at the Archives nationales de Luxembourg;
  • François Reinert, historien, Conservateur délégué à la direction at the Musée Dräi Eechelen, Conservateur at the Cabinet des médailles et estampes of the Musée national d'histoire et d'art;
  • Collins David, curator of the Musée Gaspar in Arlon
Carte de la frontière annexée à la convention de limites entre le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la Belgique conclue à Maastricht, 7.8.1843, feuille IV
ANLux, TC-0008-02, Carte de la frontière annexée à la convention de limites entre le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la Belgique conclue à Maastricht, 7.8.1843, feuille IV
Time schedule
  • Saturday 26 May 2018
    • 10.00 – 12.00: State Archives of Belgium in Arlon
    • 12.00 - 14.30: From Arlon to Luxembourg incl. lunch
    • 14.30 – 16.30: Archives Nationales de Luxembourg
    • 16.30 – 18.00: Walk in Luxembourg
    • 20.00: Dinner
  • Sunday 27 May 2018
    • 10.00 – 12.00: Musée Dräi Eechelen in Luxembourg
    • 12.00 - 14.30: From Luxembourg to Arlon incl. lunch
    • 14.30 – 16.30: Musée Gaspar in Arlon
    • 16.30: the End

Access by train - Examples of time schedule to Arlon as per 2018-02-07
from departure arrival
Liège-Guillemins 06.40 09.23
Gent-Sint-Pieters 05.39 09.23
Bruxelles Luxembourg 06.56 09.23
Antwerpen Centraal 05.40 09.23

Acces by car
  • by car from Brussels to Arlon (Archives de l’État): 185 km
  • by car from Arlon to Luxembourg : 33 km

Recommended hotels
  • Best Western Hotel Arlux*** in Arlon
  • Van Der Valk Luxembourg-Arlon*** in Arlon
  • Grand Hotel Cravat***** in Luxembourg
  • Hôtel Vauban in Luxembourg
  • Hôtel Français*** in Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg Youth Hostel in Luxembourg

Other recommended visits - In case you plan to spend a few hours around Luxembourg before or after our visit, we recommend:
  • Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
  • Lëtzebuerg City Museum
  • Mondorf-les-Bains
  • Musée archéologique d’Arlon

Various locations - All locations here on a map.

Venue:
  • Archives de l’État in Arlon, Parc des Expositions 9, 6700 Arlon
  • Archives Nationales de Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Plateau du Saint-Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg
  • Musée Dräi Eechelen in Luxembourg, 5 Park Dräi Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg
  • Musée Gaspar in Arlon, rue des Martyrs 16, 6700 Arlon
Contact: Marie-Anne Dage - Pierre Parmentier
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Entry fee: EUR 35.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: The Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT)
The main objective of the meeting is to bring together as many of the researchers interested in the history of portolan charts as possible. The proposed themes of the workshop are:
  • The origin problem: when, where, how and why were the earliest portolan charts constructed?
  • How did the portolan charts evolve over time?
  • How were the medieval portolan charts used in navigation?
  • The mutual influence between the medieval portolan charts and traditional maps of European and non-European origin.
  • The role of multidisciplinary approaches to the research on portolan charts: cartometric methods of analysis, numerical modelling, multispectral analysis, analysis of inks, carbon dating, etc.
  • Any other subject related to the study of the medieval portolan charts.
Organizing committee:
  • Joaquim Alves Gaspar (Medea-Chart/CIUHCT)
  • Tony Campbell (formerly British Library)
  • Ana M. Nunes (Medea-Chart/CIUHCT)
Venue: Instituto Hidrográfico Marinha Portuguesa
Rua das Trinas, 49
1249-093 Lisboa
Telephone: +351 217 500 197
E-mail: portmeeting@ciuhct.org
URL: https://amqnunes.wixsite.com/portolan-workshop


Oxford, UK
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford are happy to invite you to their joint international symposium Mapping Empires – Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea. This is already the 7th event in a series of two-yearly symposia on the History of Cartography, this tame taking place from Thursday 13 September till Saturday 15 September 2018 in the Bodleian’s Weston Library in the heart of Oxford (UK). To explore the city, its surroundings and its cartographic heritage, optional technical and social tours are planned.
Venue: Bodleian’s Weston Library
Contact: Nick Millea
E-mail: nick.millea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
URL: http://mappingempires.icaci.org/


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.