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Prague, Czech Republic
The Historical Geography Research Centre, the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, the Section for Historical Geography and Environmental History of the Czech Geographical Society, and the Local Organizing Committee have the honor of inviting you to join the Central European Conference of Historical Geographers, which will be held in Prague, Czechia from August 31 to September 2, 2016.
The conference is held in the heart of Europe, the historical city Prague and is focused on the latest development and research in the field of historical geography. However, it is open to all historical geographers and scholars from related disciplines, such as history, geography, environmental history, landscape ecology, cultural anthropology, who share an interest in the Central European space.
Venue: Charles University, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43, Praha 2
URL: http:\\www.historickageografie.cz/cechg2016


London, U.K.
Bring along your maps to discuss with other members or to have them identified by the knowledgeable chairman, Francis Herbert. He has suggested the dual themes of map postcards (i.e. the map occupying the whole or a constituent part of the image side) or maps for promoting travel and tourism but if this is not your collecting area do feel free to bring a map of your choice.
It is essential (for security), as the Civil Service Club requires a list of attendees’ names, that IMCoS' General Secretary be informed in advance (david.dare1@btopenworld.com); Francis Herbert, in order to better organise the Evening, would appreciate an email to indicate what attendees intend to bring (francis443herbert@btinternet.com).
Refreshments (from 18.00) in the Milner-Barry Room and meeting in the Elizabethan Room.
Venue: Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2HJ
Contact: Francis Herbert
E-mail: francis443herbert@btinternet.com
Time schedule: From 18.00.
Entry fee: GBP 20.00
URL: http://www.imcos.org/events/collectors-evening/


Edinburgh, U.K.
The Map Curators’ Group of the British Cartographic Society has a nice program for its Annual Workshop, this time in Edinburgh, with a series of talks on Thursday, followed by the Map Curators' Group AGM and an optional group meal and on Friday a choice of visits.
Venue: National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.
Contact: Ann Sutherland
E-mail: ann.m.sutherland@talk21.com


Dubrovnik, Croatia
Organisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography together with the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, the ICA Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues, and the Institute of Social Sciences 'Ivo Pilar'
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography together with the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management, the ICA Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues, and the Institute of Social Sciences 'Ivo Pilar' (Zagreb, Croatia) would like to invite you to attend and/or consider submitting a presentation for their joint International Symposium on 'The Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge'. This International Symposium will be held in Dubrovnik (Croatia), a medieval port city on the coast of the Adriatic and UNESCO World Heritage Site, on Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October 2016. The symposium and planned optional technical and social excursions on 15 and 16 October are open to cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and everyone with an interest in maps and the diverse aspects of the history of cartography.
The joint organizers invite contributions (papers and posters) on the dissemination of cartographic knowledge and the effectiveness thereof in diverse cartographic cultures and their related user groups around the globe. This includes the technological and conceptual aspects of cartographic production (maps, charts, globes, atlases, educational tools etc.), the usability of these techniques and the resulting products, as well as the conditions of the map trade as a changing network of private enterprises and official institutions, and the role of diverse audiences in the creation, circulation, consumption and ultimate preservation of knowledge.
Although the Symposium will primarily focus on these themes, submissions of high quality on endeavours in other fields of cartographic history will also be considered, as well as contributions on the sharing of cartographic knowledge during earlier centuries (pre 18th century), as they often formed the background for later important developments.

Cartographic and cultural heritages of Dubrovnik, which from the 14th century until 1808 was a regional rival of Venice as the Republic of Ragusa, will be explored by way of optional post-conference excursions.
Venue: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik
URL: http://www.histacartodubrovnik2016.com/


Paris, France
This workshop aims to identify and analyze the different cultural and territorial perceptions of the Arabian Peninsula in the European and Arab societies, the imagination processes around this space and the possible interactions between historical accounts and the redefinition of space from the 16th to the 21st century. It will gather researchers from Europe and the Arab world.
Venue: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
URL: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/123892/s[...]


Nicosia, Cyprus
Organisation: University of Cyprus
Τhe aim of the Conference is to explore the historical dimensions and itineraries of knowledge reposited in books and maps, embarking from the sphere of private initiatives in knowledge codification and advancing to issues that regard its public diffusion for the benefit of the academic community, as well as the broader public.
Presentations of significant European and American libraries will highlight the achievements of Library Science, while the challenges and prospects related to different models of Open Libraries, will be investigated during a roundtable discussion, with the participation of international experts and audience members.
The multifaceted nature and function of maps and charts as repositories of knowledge and power will be revealed during three sessions based on unpublished manuscript cartographical materials (both Western and Ottoman) from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation collection: a luxurious portolan atlas of the Mediterranean, made by G. B. Cavallini in 1635; an anonymous Ottoman portolan chart of the Mediterranean in ink and watercolours, from the 17th-18th century; a map of Cyprus, drawn and annotated by a French traveller after A. Drummond in the 18th century; and one of the twenty-three known surviving manuscripts, with text, of the Kitab-ı Bahriye by Piri Reis.
Thematic sessions:
  • Libraries as Repositories of Knowledge: Present and Future
  • Maps and Charts as Repositories of Knowledge and Expressions of Power
  • Cartography as a Meeting Point of Scientific Discourse and Artistry
  • Experiential Cartography
Venue:
University of Cyprus, University House Anastasios G. Leventis, Auditorium B108
1 Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
Telephone: +30 210 3634944
E-mail: sylviaioannoufoundation@era.gr
URL: http://sylviaioannoufoundation.org/3rd-international-confere[...]


Oxford, U.K.
Organisation: Oxford Seminars in Cartography
John Peaty (Defence Geographic Centre Joint Forces Intelligence Group) will speak about Mapping and the Falklands Conflict, 1982: how mapping helped British Forces retake the Islands against the odds. Join us for refreshments in the Weston Café from 15.45.
Venue: Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Contact: Nick Millea
E-mail: nick.millea@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Time schedule: 16.30 - 18.00


Paris, France
Organisation: Librairie Loeb-Larocque
15e Salon de la carte géographique ancienne et du livre de voyage
Venue: Hotel Ambassador, 16 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
Telephone: +33 1 44 24 85 80
E-mail: paris@map-fair.com
Time schedule: 11.00 - 18.00
URL: http://www.map-fair.com/


Brussels, Belgium
We propose to the participants three opportunities to practice orienteering in the Forêt de Soignes / Zoniënwoud.
Orienteering is an activity that require navigational skills using a map and a compass to navigate from point to point. When ready to start you will receive a map on which small circles show the places to visit. These are physical or man-made features in the forest: the end of a ditch, the crossing of two paths, the junction of two watercourses, a knoll, a pit, etc. A small electronic device will allow you to attest that you have visited the point. At the end of the course, the controls are checked. The duration of the activity will not normally exceed two hours.
Beside the competition, training sessions are organised for those not acquainted with the activity. Compasses are available.
An annual event: Les Trois Jours de la Forêt de Soignes is organised by the orienteering clubs ASUB Orientation and Altaïr.
  • Friday 11 November 2016 in Watermael-Boitsfort from 8.45 h to 10.45 h
  • Saturday 12 November 2016 in Groenendael from 8.45 h to 10.45 h h
  • Sunday 13 November 2016 in Jesus-Eik from 8.45 h to 10.45 h
Please register before 30 October 2016.
About ...
URL: http://www.frso.be/course.php?id=1848


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 Dorian Gerhold (Independent Scholar)
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: A CPD event in partnership with the British Library
The 20th century was a period of profound political, social and technological change. Two World Wars, The Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts shaped the landscape. Population growth and revolutions triggered movements of people, revolutions in transport and communications meant that life would never be the same. Maps became powerful agents of change, influencing events as well as reflecting them. Maps have much to tell us about war, peace, money, movement and societies in 20th century history as well as providing the obvious curriculum links to geography. If you are a primary teacher looking to develop a stimulating learning experience based around history, citizenship and geography, join us for a one day CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in partnership with the British Library based around their forthcoming exhibition.
Venue: British Library Conference Centre, London
URL: https://www.history.org.uk/events/categories/789/news/3120/e[...]
Brussels Map Circle event


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.


Registration here

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 cefetaria, with catering services. Price EUR 35.00.
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 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


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 D.C., 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/


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.