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Paris, France
Organisation: Séminaire d'histoire de l'astronomie, Observatoire de Paris
Conférence par Catherine Hofmann, Bibliothèque nationale de France, départment des Cartes et Plans.
Venue: Salle de l'Atelier, Observatoire de Paris, 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris.
Language: French
E-mail: Jean.Eisenstaedt@obspm.fr
Time schedule: 14.00
URL: http://syrte.obspm.fr/histoire/semin1_histoire.php


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 Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, University of London).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Royal Museum for Central Africa
During the temporary closure of the Museum for renovation, a series of lectures are organised to present its collections to a general public. Wulf Bodenstein, voluntary assistant at the Museum, will give a talk on maps of Africa from the early 16th century to the beginning of the colonial era. The transition from a Ptolemaic image of the continent to modern maps showing the results of early European exploration will be illustrated, as will be the radical changes brought about by the advent of scientific cartography.
Venue: BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Language: French
Contact: Emilie Labie
Telephone: +32 2 769 52 00
E-mail: emilie.labie@africamuseum.be
Time schedule: 12.30 - 13.15
Entry fee: Admission free.


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 Robert Batchelor (Department of History, Georgia Southern University).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Paris, France
Organisation: Séminaire d'histoire de l'astronomie, Observatoire de Paris
Conférence par Guy Picolet, chercheur associé au Centre Alexandre-Koyré
Venue: Salle de l'Atelier, Observatoire de Paris, 77, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris.
Language: French
E-mail: Jean.Eisenstaedt@obspm.fr
Time schedule: 14.00
URL: http://syrte.obspm.fr/histoire/semin1_histoire.php


Cambridge, U.K.
Organisation: Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2014-2015 : Outline Programme
Conference by Lt Cdr Dr John Ash (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge)
Venue: Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Language: English
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: All are welcome.
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/maps/camsem1415.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 Captain Richard Campbell RN (Hakluyt Society Volume Editor) and Peter Barber (British Library).
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome
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 Katherine Parker (Department of History, University of Pittsburgh).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Brugge, Belgium
Organisation: Cultuurbilbiotheek, Sint-Lodewijkscollege
Conference by Soetkin Vervust. At the end of the 18th century, Empress Maria-Theresa of the Habsburg Empire commissioned a large-scale map of the Austrian Netherlands, one of her dominions that coincided more or less with the current territory of Belgium. The artillery corps of the Austrian Netherlands, under the guidance of its director-general, count de Ferraris, carried out this mapping project between 1770 and 1778. Its end products were twofold: first, three copies of a very detailed manuscript map (1:11 520), entitled Carte de cabinet, which was reserved for use by the imperial cabinet; second, a smaller-scale engraved map without military details (1:86 400), known as the Carte marchande, which was intended for sale to a larger audience to cover part of the production costs. Ferraris’s mapping project is a good example of the extensive surveys by specialist engineers that started to emerge in the 18th century, associated with the transition from siege warfare to a more extensive kind of military campaign. This branch of mapmaking was characterized by its use of more accurate surveying techniques with specialized instruments and its uniformity in style and content. Common cartographic practices were disseminated through newly established academies and internationally circulating textbooks, leading to the gradual development of an international, scientific cartographic language. France played a particularly prominent role in this process, by steadily promoting geodetic research and becoming the first country where a truly scientific map of the entire territory at a scale of 1:86 400 was made between 1750 and 1786 under the direction of Cassini de Thury. As the cartographic front-runner, the French example influenced many other extensive mapping projects and the Ferraris maps are no exception. The lecture will focus on this exchange of cartographic knowledge across international borders by looking at the extent to which the formal aspects of the maps (their symbols, scale, sheet lines) and their surveying procedure were inspired by the French. The results of recent research into the maps' semiotics and geometric accuracy will also be discussed at length.
Venue: Cultuurbilbiotheek, Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 38, 8200 Brugge
Language: Dutch
Time schedule: 20.00
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circles active members.
Registration is required.
Registration form here
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts / Kunstberg Boulevard de l'Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels
Raadzaal / Salle du Conseil, 4th floor
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 11.00 - 12.15
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Map Afternoon open to the Brussels Map Circle members and to non-members.
Time schedule
12.30 - 14.00 Map Afternoon starts with a light lunch.
14.00 - 16.30 Presentations of maps and atlases (hard copies and/or slide show presentations)
Catering fee: EUR 15.00 for members, EUR 20.00 for non-members.
Registration as well as prepayment on our bank account are required.
Registration form here.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts / Kunstberg Boulevard de l'Empereur / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels
Raadzaal / Salle du Conseil, 4th floor.
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 12.30 - 16.30


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 Stephen Daniels (School of Geography, University of Nottingham).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Cambridge, U.K.
Organisation: Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography 2014-2015 : Outline Programme
Conference by Dr Renaud Morieux (Faculty of History and Jesus College, Cambridge).
Venue: Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP
Time schedule: 17.30
Entry fee: All are welcome
URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/maps/camsem1415.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 Richard Smith, M.A. (Retired businessman and IMCoS member).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free and the meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
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 Diana Lange (Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: info@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


London, U.K.
Organisation: Society for the History of Discoveries
For the first time since 1987 the Society for the History of Discoveries will convene in Europe and hold its Annual Meeting 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The scope of the Society's activities encompasses the discovery, exploration, and mapping of the earth's land and sea surface from earliest times to the present - the explorers and the explored. Fields of specialization thus include the history of European expansion, cartography, navigation, colonial settlement, biography, and bibliography.
URL: http://www.sochistdisc.org/


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 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!
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