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London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Desirée Krikken (PhD student, Department of Modern History, University of Groningen, The Netherlands).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
Telephone: +44 20 8346 5112
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Stanford, USA
Organisation: Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and the History Department of Stanford University
Maps have long been used to bring imaginary places to life, from Thomas More's Utopia to JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth. But the role of the imagination in mapping extends well beyond the depiction of fantasy realms. Some cartographers have conjuredplaces that were only rumored to exist but that they hoped could one day be charted. Others have drawn on their creative faculties to map sites that were only hazily known. Not a few cartographers have intentionally imposed illusory elements on their maps, whether in jest or in earnest (to mislead enemies, to foil would-­‐be plagiarists, or to score political or philosophical points). In the broadest sense, all maps are works of the imagination: at the moment of creation, the mapmaker translates a mental image into a visual and textual medium that can be shared. The various contexts that shape this process, the forms chosen for sharing spatial visions, and the nature of the resulting maps’ relationship to perceived reality all form important aspects of the study of cartography.
This conference - co-organized by the Global History and Culture Centre at the University of Warwick and the History Department of Stanford University— is designed to showcase research and facilitate conversation about the role of the imagination in the cartographic enterprise writ large. Rather than attempt to draw a hard line between genres—distinguishing maps of ‘the real’ from those that represent avowedly fictional worlds—we invite presenters to focus on intersections between the two, highlighting the ways in which mapmakers at different moments have drawn on personal or social imaginaries to create alternative, sometimes destabilizing representations of the world. While we are particularly keen to include papers that address theoretical or historiographical issues in the field of world history, inquiries at more local scales are also welcome.
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/rumsey/events


Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Organisation: Université catholique de Louvain, Centre d'études sur le Moyen Âge et la Renaissance (CEMR)
Conférence de Sylvain Piron (EHESS, Paris).
Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences 2018-19, Topographies : représentations et transformation de l’espace.
Fonctionnaire de l’administration des papes d’Avignon, Opicinus de Canistris a produit, pour son propre compte, des diagrammes déconcertants où se mêlent cartes et corps, symboles astraux et religieux. Exhumés peu à peu au cours du siècle passé, ses manuscrits suscitent encore de nombreuses interrogations. L'un de ses gestes les plus étonnants consiste à superposer une carte sur une autre pour en tirer des enseignements. C'est sur le sens de cette opération que l'on s'interrogera.
Venue: Salle du Conseil FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1, Louvain-la-Neuve
E-mail: mattia.cavagna@uclouvain.be
Time schedule: 18.30
URL: https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/incal/cemr/evene[...]


Brugge, Belgium
Organisation: Cultuurbibliotheek
A lecture by Caroline Terryn.
Caroline Terryn is licentiate geschiedenis (UGent, 1986), wetenschappelijk medewerker van Musea Antwerpen tot 1996. Verhuis naar Damme en lid van verschillende heemkundige kringen. Stadsgids Brugge en Damme. Auteur van talrijke artikels.
De Lieve was het eerste grootschalige scheepvaartkanaal van Vlaanderen. Het kende zelfs haar weerga niet in 13 de eeuws Europa want het kanaal overschreed de waterschei tussen Gent en Damme. Rabotten hielden het water op een bevaarbaar peil. In 1251 gaf gravin Margaretha haar fiat voor de Gentse zeeverbinding. Het binnenvaartkanaaltje was amper 5 m breed, maar In het Brugse Vrije kocht Gent een strook op van 77 m breed. Dat was nodig voor de zeer brede Lievedijken of -bermen. In de 19 de eeuw werden de Lievebermen grotendeels hergebruikt voor de afwateringskanalen; enkel in Damme bleef 6 km intact. Na 750 jaar is de impact van de aanleg van de Lieve anno 1269 nog steeds zichtbaar. Een vergelijking van een DHM kaart met een 17 de eeuws landboek toont hoe veel er nog van de Lievebermen rest. De lezing maakt gebruik van vele verhelderende kaarten en plannen.
Venue: Cultuurbibliotheek ((Sint-Lodewijkscollege), Magdalenastraat 30, 8200 Brugge
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 50 40 68 55
E-mail: info@cultuurbibliotheek.be
Time schedule: 20.00
Entry fee: EUR 5.00
URL: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/WhctKJVBFhDLV[...]


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Dr Elizabeth Haines (Department of Geography, University of Bristol).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
E-mail: tony@tonycampbell.info
Time schedule: 17.00
Entry fee: Admission is free.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Regensburg, Germany
Organisation: The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in cooperation with the Chair of Southeast and East European History of the University of Regensburg
The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in cooperation with the Chair of Southeast and East European History of the University of Regensburg invites paper proposals for the workshop “Maps in Libraries 2019” to be held in Regensburg (Germany) on 13 and 14 March 2019.
The advancing digitization of library holdings allows easier access to resources that were previously poorly represented by the traditional catalogue. This also includes map collections: In digital environments, they are searchable beyond verbal indexing. Crucial for this is adding geographical coordinates as new values to the map metadata (via georeferencing). With the help of coordinates not only the retrieval of cartographic documents can be improved by visual geosearch systems, they can also be linked to other information – outside of the catalogue.
Meanwhile we look back on about 15 years of mass georeferencing in libraries. Various applications have been established to unlock map content with public participation (e.g. the Georeferencer by Klokan Technologies or the Map Warper by Tim Waters) and make it available in portals.
The workshop “Maps in Libraries” provides a forum to discuss the results and perspectives of these developments. How is the response to new access points to map content? How are the data used - and do we even know about it? How are map documents found in a diversified landscape of portals and digital libraries? Who belongs to the target group of these new services - and is there one at all?
We welcome papers from map librarians, curators, information scientists, but also scholars from other fields who use, create or research maps. We encourage young librarians and graduate students (LIS, DH, geoinformatics) to send applications.

Relevant topics are (but not restricted to) the following:
  • Development and management of digital map libraries and portals
  • Experiences and best practices in georeferencing and enhancing digitized map collections
  • New solutions for retrieval
  • Concerns and desiderata of the users
  • Public Participation and Open Science
  • Integrating and working with authority files, metadata, and wikidata
  • Persistence and documentation of geodata from georeferencing projects (research data)
  • Library and GIS: Applications and services for analysis and visualization

We anticipate the publication of the contributions in an edited volume.

Georeferencer User Group
The workshop will be followed by a User Group Meeting for libraries implementing the Klokan Technologies' georeferencer on 14 March 2019. The aim of the meeting is a general exchange of experiences. In addition, however, we also want to encourage the audience to formulate questions and objectives that can contribute to the further development of georeferencing applications.
Venue: Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS) Veranstaltungen im Wintersemester 2018/19 Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Landshuter Straße 4, 93047 Regensburg
E-mail: info@ios-regensburg.de
URL: https://www.ios-regensburg.de/en/institute.html


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Professor Martin Brueckner (English Department and Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware, USA).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
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.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html
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
As usual, the MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library who will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest of his own to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members.
Always an excellent occasion to learn more in a convival atmosphere. If you have the intention to show an item of your collection, please let it know to the organising team with an e-mail at mapaf@bimcc.org.
You are kindly invited at 12.00 to start the afternoon with a reception and sandwich lunch plus dessert. Please register for this exclusive event via our website.
  • Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
  • Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
  • 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


London, UK
Organisation: Catherine Delano-Smith, Tony Campbell, Peter Barber and Alessandro Scafi
A lecture by Jeremy Brown (PhD student, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the British Library).
Venue: Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB
Language: English
Contact: Tony Campbell
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.
URL: http://www.maphistory.info/warburgprog.html


Thessaloniki, Greece
Organisation: Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association in partnership with the AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, supported by the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group
The Programme is organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the Conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2015-2019) and the topics treated by its Working Units. This is the second ICA DACH Conference with a special interest reserved to the contribution of Cartoheritage to Digital Humanities:
  • Digitisation - Georeference.
  • Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity (Cartodiversity: manuscript and printed maps -loose and/or bound-, books with maps, map atlases, globes and related cartographic representations in 2D and 3D, depicted in a variety of supporting material like e.g. parchment, paper, wood or other writable/engravable media).
  • Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
  • Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
  • Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
  • Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material - cartographic parametrisation.
  • Cartoheritage web providing issues.
  • Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
  • Development of cartoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM (the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), addressed to education and to the general public.
  • Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
  • Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
  • Other relevant issues of the Cartoheritage ecosystem.
The presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893) available in digital form during the Conference. The Conference is kindly hosted by the AUTH Library & Information Centre (see venue) and by the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki (see venue). The Conference Board is advising and implementing the overall organisation
Venue: Museum of Byzantine Culture Auditorium 'Dragoumis' and Aristotle University Central Library
Contact: Dr. Angeliki Tsorlini
E-mail: atsorlin@auth.gr
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Thessaloniki2019[...]


Utrecht, The Netherlands
Organisation: International Cartographic Association, Commission on the History of Cartography
Utrecht University Library, Special Collections
28th International Conference on the History of Cartography
It is a tradition that the International Cartographic Association and the International Conference on the History of Cartography jointly organize a pre-ICHC event. For the 28th ICHC they have teamed up with the Map Collection of Utrecht University and will together host a workshop focusing on the cartography of water.
Fresh and salt waters are a key lifeline for all civilizations but at the same time can also threaten human habitats. Over the centuries, people have ventured out to navigate and explore the waters, while also putting systems in place to manage and control them. This has resulted in numerous categories of water-related maps such as portolan charts, maritime and river cartography, hydrographic surveys, VOC charts, polder maps etc. The workshop will offer a forum to discuss this rich variety in cartographic heritage.
There will be a keynote address by Prof. Dr. Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam) on the display of waterways on sixteenth century town plans of the Netherlands. The workshop will also be complemented by a special map exhibition from the map collection of the Utrecht University Library. Water management has played an integral role in the history of the Netherlands. For centuries the country has been crusading against sea and river water that threatens to flood the valuable land from all sides. This rich tradition has left a considerable legacy of early and rare cartographic publications, with the dynamics of the landscape being showcased on old maps, for instance of water control boards. The Utrecht University Library has a large collection of these early printed works, atlases and maps, which paint a telling picture of the – often difficult – relationship the Netherlands have with water. Some prime examples will be on display during the workshop.
Venue: Utrecht University
Utrecht Science Park (Uithof)
University Library, Boothzaal and Map Collection
Contact: Imre Demhardt
E-mail: demhardt@uta.edu
URL: https://history.icaci.org/utrecht-2019/


Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Imago 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 cartography
URL: https://ichc2019.amsterdam/


Bucharest, Romania
Organisation: Association internationale d'études du sud-est européen
The Association internationale d'études du sud-est européen is happy to invite you to the 12th Congress of South-East European Studies, taking place in Bucharest, from 2 to 7 of September 2019. One of the conference panels, organized by Robert Born (Leipzig) and Marian Coman (Bucharest), is dedicated to the cartographic history of south-eastern Europe.
Cartography was an instrumental tool in devising and disseminating the concept of South-Eastern Europe, both amongst the Westerners and Easterners. Turkey in Europe, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the countries behind the Iron Countries, the EU's newcomers were constructs of cultural geography that successively reinforced and reshaped the idea of a different, second class Europe, as the Other to the West. The colonial view modeled the local gaze, as the 19th and the 20th century national cartographies emerged as an alternative to the imperial discourses.
Nevertheless, the Western cartography remained the yardstick against which maps were judged, for both those who advocated modernization and for those who promoted autochthonism.
URL: http://acadsudest.ro/sites/default/files/2nd%20circular%20%2[...]