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Dresden, Germany
Organisation: International Coronelli Society
The 13th Symposium of the International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes will take place from 23 September to 26 September 2015 in cooperation with the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden (Germany). Themes: all aspects of the study of globes– especially the history of globes and globes in their historical and socio-cultural context, as well as globe related instruments such as armillary spheres, planetaria, telluria and lunaria.
Language: German and English
Telephone: +43 1 53410 298
E-mail: vincenzo@coronelli.org
URL: http://www.coronelli.org


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Belgisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft
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Conference and reception organised by the Belgisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft.
Speakers Roland Wolf (Kultur- und Stadthistorisches (Merkator) Museum, (Duisburg) and Jan De Graeve (Brussels Map Circle), in cooperation with Eddy Maes (Mercator Museum, Sint-Niklaas) will talk about this remarkable cartographer, cosmographer, maker of instruments and globes and his library, an example of European culture and erudition in the Renaissance.
Venue: EU-Representation of the Land Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Rue Montoyer 46, 1000 Brussels
Language: French and German
Time schedule: 19.00
Entry fee: Admission free. Registration required.


Cape Town, South Africa
Organisation: IMCoS
The theme of the symposium is the 400 years of cartography of travels to and in Southern Africa, from the Portuguese explorers (c. 1500) to the Boer War (c. 1900).
In particular, Wulf Bodenstein, Honorary President of the Brussels Map Circle, will talk about the Cartographic Highlights from the Map Collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium.
Venue: The Taj, Cape Town
Language: English
URL: http://www.2015imcos.com/


Oxford, U.K.
Symposium. A team of specialists report on the application of modern imaging technology to disentangle the Gough map’s complexities and understand its creation and function.
Convened by Catherine Delano-Smith and Nick Millea. Speakers include Peter Barber, Andrew Beeby, Christopher Clarkson, P.D.A. Harvey, David Howell, Adam Lowe, Nigel Saul, Bill Shannon, Marinita Stiglitz, Christopher Whittick and James Willoughby.
Venue: Weston Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford
Language: English
Contact: Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Telephone: +44 1865 287119
E-mail: nick.millea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 09.00 - 17.15
URL: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/gough-map-symposium


Paris, France
Organisation: Librairie Loeb-Larocque
The 14th Paris Map & Travel book fair will take place on Saturday 7 November 2015.
A cocktail reception will be held open for visitors and participating dealers. The reception will feature a premium open bar. The reception starts at 19.30 and will last for one hour. This is a great opportunity to meet all of the dealers and clients in an unwind atmosphere. Please invite any client in town for this reception. Reservation is needed, but the participation is free of charge.
Afterward, dinner is arranged individually at one of the many delightful restaurants that the district has to offer.
Béatrice Loeb-Larocque / Pierre Joppen, Librairie Loeb-Larocque, 31 rue de Tolbiac, 75013 Paris
Venue: Hotel Ambassador, 16 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris
E-mail: info@loeb-larocque.com
Time schedule: 11.00 - 18.00
Catalogue availability: free catalog.
URL: http://map-fair.com/index.php


La Courneuve, France
This one and a half day colloquium is organized by the commission 'Histoire' of the Comité Français de Cartographie (CFC); it will be held at the 'Archives diplomatiques' in La Courneuve near Paris.
It will deal with the role of cartography in preparing and implementing diplomatic treaties.
Our Vice-President, Jean-Louis Renteux will make a presentation on a practical case of border modification in the north of France in 1779.
Language: French
URL: http://cartogallica.hypotheses.org/1235


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 Kat Lecky (Assistant Professor of Renaissance Literature, Department of English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: +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 (BIMCC)
The Ottoman Empire, so important in Europe's history, will no doubt allow us to show splendid cartographic specimen. Don't miss our Europalia contribution this year!

IMPORTANT - The date of the conference is 12 December 2015 and not 5 December 2015 as announced in Maps in History - Newsletter No 51 of January 2015.

Our Conference will take place in the framework of the Europalia festival devoted to Turkey (www.europalia.eu). In the next issue of 'Maps in History', we will give you an introduction to the cartography of the Ottoman Empire, so important in Europe's history.

Don't miss it: it will give you a foretaste of the Conference to come!

Programme
  • 9:45 Welcome by the president
  • 10.00 - 10.40 - General introduction: The history of Ottoman Cartography by Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kalpakli, Bilkent University, Ankara
  • 10.40 - 11.00 - Coffee break
  • 11.00 - 11.40 - Illustrated Ottoman Maps as Records of History by Prof. Dr. Günsel Renda, Koç University, Istanbul
  • 11.40 - 12.20 - Piri Reis and Mercator by Dr. Jan Parmentier, scientific advisor MAS | Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp
  • 12.20 - 14.00 - Lunch (aperitif, lunch and dessert) with coffee
  • 14.00 - 14.40 - Hispanic and Mediterranean sources of the Kitab-i Bahriye by Prof. Dejanirah Couto, École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), France
  • 14.40 - 15.20 - Humanist culture and diplomatic issues : French Ambassador Choiseul-Gouffier at the Ottoman Court, and the French cartography of the Straits and the Black Sea by Dr. Emmanuelle Vagnon, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
  • 15.20 – 15.30 - Short break
  • 15.30 - 16:10 - Beyond Kiepert: German mapmakers in the Ottoman Empire (1835 - 1895) by Dr. Ségolène Debarre, Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBaC), France


Lunch (optional) is being arranged in the Library’s cafeteria, with catering services. Price: about EUR 35.00.

Please register as from 1 September 2015.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Boulevard de l’Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels | Coordinates 50.843693° N 4.355242° E
Language: English
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 09.30 - 16.30
Entry fee: Admission is free for members, non-members pay EUR 10.00 at entrance.


London, U.K.
Organisation: Experiencing Lunar Maps: Collections in England, France and Spain, 1638–c.1700
Lecture by Nydia Pineda De Avila (PhD Candidate, Queen Mary, University of London)
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 Dr Kevin Sheehan (Librarian and independent scholar, Durham University).
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 Major Tony Keeley (Royal School of Military Survey, Thatcham, Berkshire)
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 Dr Isabelle Avila (Lecturer, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
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 Dr Pnina Arad (Research Fellow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
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 Dr Elodie Duché (Alan Pearsall Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London)
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 Jonathan Potter (Jonathan Potter Ltd)
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


Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon (CIUHCT) and the National Library of Portugal (BNP)
The objectives of the workshop are:
  • To assess the current state of knowledge and the range of opinion about the following aspects of research into the medieval portolan chart:
    • When, where, how and why were the earliest portolan charts constructed?
    • How did the portolan charts evolve over time?
    • Were the portolan charts used in marine navigation and, if so, how; if not, what was their likely function?
  • To clarify the role of cartometric analytical techniques in the study of portolan charts.
  • To bring any other method to bear on these problems, such as the analysis of inks and parchments, special lighting to detect marks of use and to decipher illegible elements, and any other relevant approaches.
Venue: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Campo Grande 83, 1749-081 Lisboa
Entry fee: The event will be free of charges.
URL: http://ciuhct.org/events/portmeeting/