BelgiumOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleAnnual 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.comTime schedule: 10.00 - 11.45URL: http://www.bimcc.org/eventsBrussels Map Circle event
BelgiumOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleThe 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.
Registrations are now closed.
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 conseilTime schedule: 12.00 - 16.30URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
USAOrganisation: California Map Society - David Rumsey Map CenterTalk 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, CaliforniaTime schedule: 15.30Entry fee: Free.URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events
BelgiumOrganisation: Cultuurbibliotheek Sint-LodewijkscollegeA 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
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 BruggeLanguage: DutchTime schedule: 20.00URL: https://www.cultuurbibliotheek.be
USAOrganisation: David Rumsey Map CenterOn 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, CaliforniaTime schedule: 12.45 - 17.00Entry fee: Free.URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events
EcuadorOrganisation: Universidad San Francisco de QuitoEl 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.
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.
UKOrganisation: 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgTime schedule: 17.00Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
UKOrganisation: Cambridge University LibraryA 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: email@example.comTime schedule: 17.30Entry fee: Free entry.URL: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/maps/cartog[...]
UKOrganisation: 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgTime schedule: 17.00Entry fee: Admission is free and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome.
USAOrganisation: The David Rumsey Map CenterOn 24 May 2018, The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with R.J. Andrews titled Data Storytelling with Thematic Maps: The Design Genius of Charles Joseph Minard.
Doors open: 15.15
View selected maps and browse the Center's Exhibit: 15.30 - 16.00. Talk by R.J. Andrews: 16.00.
Data storyteller R.J. Andrews gives a design critique to the thematic maps of French mapping pioneer Charles Joseph Minard. Minard is most famous for his Napoleonic Russian campaign map, but his catalog is deep. Elements and flourishes will be highlighted across Minard's work that are still relevant to how we understand our world today. Along the way, we will get a better sense of who Minard was, and how he became the master of the flow map.
R.J. Andrews is a data storyteller and creator of Info We Trust. His bold style – often described as creative arts meets data science – is a striking lesson in how to use design and science to humanize complexity. Explore R.J.'s interactive history of data visualization at infowetrust.com.Venue: David Rumsey Map Center, Green Library 557 Escondido Mall Stanford, CA 94305-6064Time schedule: 15.15Brussels Map Circle event
Arlon and Luxembourg,
Belgium and LuxembourgOrganisation: The Brussels Map CircleThis 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
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
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
Acces by car
by car from Brussels to Arlon (Archives de l’État): 185 km
by car from Arlon to Luxembourg : 33 km
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
PortugalOrganisation: 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.
UKOrganisation: Defence Surveyors’ AssociationThe programme for the day is:
1015-1100 – Arrival, Registration and Tea/Coffee in the Foyer, Arlington Arts Centre, Donnington.
1100-1145 – MOUNTAIN, MULES AND MALARIA – SOLDIERING WITH THE BRITISH SALONIKA FORCE 1915-18. By Alan Wakefield, Imperial War Museum. Key aspects of the British Soldiers' experience in the Macedonian Campaign.
WW1 100th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION – SURVEY IN MACEDONIA 1916-1918. By Mike Nolan, DSA. In January 1916 the Maps & Survey and Printing Sections R.E. moved from Gallipoli to Salonika and expanded to become 8 Fd Svy Coy R.E. under the command of Maj. H.Wood R.E. From a measured base and a triangulation the British sector was mapped at 1:20,000 and 1:50,000 scales by both plane-tabling and the use of air photos. A powerpoint slide show will run continually during the breaks to supplement the talk by Alan Wakefield and samples of campaign maps will be on display.
1145-1230 – HAIG: BRITAIN’S GREATEST COMMANDER IN CHIEF. By Peter Hart, Imperial War Museum. An examination of the career of Douglas Haig, covering his pre-war achievements and his performance as both a corps and army commander, 1914-1915. The main focus though will be on his superb performance as commander of the BEF, 1916-1918, defining his approach to his multifarious responsibilities, the difficulty in combatting the ever-mutating defensive tactics of the German Army and examining his ultimate success in creating the culture where the 'All Arms Battle' would emerge to eventually win the war.
1230-1330 - Lunch in Arlington Arts Centre. Display of historical military maps/memorabilia in the Arlington Arts Centre foyer.
1330-1400 – FORECASTING ON THE FRONT LINE, METEOROLOGY FOR H.M.S. QUEEN ELIZABETH. By Lt Rich Watsham R.N., H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth. The use of GIS and Met data to provide the Command Team on board with the best environmental data towards decision-making.
1440-1430 – GUNNER SURVEY CURRENT AND FUTURE. By WO2 SMIG Matthews R.A., Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill. The presentation will include a brief history of survey within the RA and current operational procedures which will demonstrate how we can operate in a GPS denied environment. Concluding with future intent and vision of where RA survey is progressing.
1430-1500 – Tea/Coffee in Foyer.
1500-1530 – THE FUTURE OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY – HERITAGE OR HOLOGRAMS – RAMBLING OR ROBOTS? By Nigel Clifford CEO of Ordnance Survey, Southampton. For over 200 years O.S. has been responsible for describing the man-made and natural landscape of Britain. How will this change as we enter a world where machines create and consume data at a detail, scale and velocity that is unparalleled? Does the nation need a mapping agency – or will we all make our own maps as we go?
1530-1600 – GEO SUPPORT TO MEDICAL OUTREACH ACTIVITY ON EX ASKARI SERPENT BY HQ 1 UK DIVISION GEO SECTION. By Capt Quintin Locke RE, SO3 HQ 1 Division and or Geo Cell member/s. The 1 (UK) Division Geo cell has supported Ex ASKARI SERPENT, a Medical Regiment health outreach exercise in Kenya, providing a coherent patient data collection and geo analysis process based on open source geospatial tools for use by the UK and Kenyan participants.
The project aims to provide geospatial analysis of health-related issues and trends, allowing better targeting of health resources in the areas visited. The processes and applications used have military wider applicability, particularly in UK Defence Engagement activities, often in areas where UK Defence mapping is sparse or lacks currency.
1600-1615 - Final Questions, Discussion and Closing Comments by President, DSA.
Venue: Arlington Arts Centre, Donnington, Nr Newbury, Berks, RG14 3BQ Contact: Tony Keeley
Telephone: +44 1635 578 506
E-mail: email@example.comTime schedule: 10:15-16:15
UKOrganisation: The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of OxfordThe 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgURL: http://mappingempires.icaci.org/
The NetherlandsImago Mundi Ltd. and the local organizing committee look forward to welcome you to the city of Amsterdam for the 28th International Conference on the History of Cartography. This edition is hosted by the Special Collections department of the University of Amsterdam and the Explokart Research Group. Amsterdam is the 17th-century mapping capital of the World, where thirty years earlier, in 1989, the 13th ICHC was held.
Theme: Old Maps, New Perspectives. Studying the History of Cartography in the 21st Century
1. The Production and Circulation of Maps in the Past
Sessions with reflections on key issues related to the production and circulation of maps, including the need for spatial data in society, evolutions in orientation and navigation practices, the materiality of maps, progress in land surveying, printing techniques, map publishing, etc.
2. Multifunctional and Multimedia Maps
Sessions in which the various uses (and users) of maps in the past will be analysed and juxtaposed: institutional, official, commercial, military, secret, instrumental (maps and civil engineering), ideological, private, commemorative, intellectual (maps in education and science), collectable (histories of map collecting), etc.
3. Maps in the Digital World
Primarily methodological sessions exploring the uses and values of digital techniques that enhance our understanding of maps and their role in past and present-day societies, and examining maps from the past as sources in applied research, e.g. for training in digital mapping, demonstrating the possibilities of 3D applications, and providing access to maps for a wider audience.
4. Maps and Water
Sessions focusing on the production and use of maps of seas and rivers, both of which have featured importantly in the history of the Netherlands, including mapping in relation to discoveries and overseas trade, in marine navigation, and in aid of living below sea level (dike and polder maps, water management, land reclamation, irrigation works, etc.)
5. Any other aspect of the history of cartographyURL: https://ichc2019.amsterdam/