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Parma, Italy
Organisation: Università degli Studi di Parma - Centro Italiano per gli Studi Storico-Geografici (CISGE)
Parma, spazio di azione di Smeraldo Smeraldi, dei Cocconcelli, di Pierre-Paul De Cotte, è stata nella storia recente un importante laboratorio di studi storico-cartografici. Il seminario intende riprendere tale significativa tradizione che rimanda all’attenzione lungamente prestata a questi documenti dall’archivista Marzio dall’Acqua, alle prime ricerche di Franca Miani, al Convegno del 1986 curato da Lucio Gambi e Pietro Zanlari (tacendo qui di lavori più recenti). Riprendere il discorso sulle carte storiche ci sembra più che mai opportuno, sia per il nostro posizionamento nel CISGE, sia potendo collocare il seminario all’interno di un Dipartimento che unisce competenze di carattere geografico, storico, artistico, letterario: una pista transdisciplinare di lavoro del tutto coerente con quella sintesi di saperi che è la carta.
Il seminario si propone alcuni principali obiettivi:
  • offrire uno spazio specifico alle ricerche in corso da parte di studiosi collaudati o più giovani; specifico perché non ci sembra che negli ultimi anni gli spazi autonomi sul settore siano stati così numerosi;
  • in tal senso, incoraggiare eventuali interventi di confronto fra la nostra (del CISGE e italiana) e altre realtà;
  • dare visibilità al panorama di iniziative inerenti al documento cartografico: nuove riviste; pubblicazioni e mostre; attività finalizzate a progetti di digitalizzazione e/o di conservazione; nuove applicazioni dei saperi cartografici.
Venue: Dipartimento di Lettere, Arti, Storia e Società - Università degli Studi di Parma Aula K3 Plesso aule K - Area Italianistica, Romanistica e Storia Via D’Azeglio, 85
Contact:
Annalisa D’Ascenzo annalisa.dascenzo@uniroma3.it
Carlo Alberto Gemignani carloalberto.gemignani@unipr.it
Luisa Rossi luisa.rossi@unipr.it

URL: http://www.cisge.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Seminario-Off[...]


Bergamo, Italia
Cartographic treasures of the Renaissance presented by Associazione Almagià.
Venue: Palazzo del Podesta, Piazza vecchia, bergamo


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


Lille, France
Conference by Michel Capderou from the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory, École Polytechnique.
Venue: Espace Culture - Université de Lille, Sciences et Technologies, Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve-d'Ascq (Metro Cité Scientifique)
Language: In French
Time schedule: 18.30
Entry fee: Free admission.
URL: http://culture.univ-lille1.fr/agenda/2015-2016/cycle-carte/a[...]


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


Hoorn, The Netherlands
Organisation: Werkgroep voor de Geschiedenis van de Kartografie
Studiemiddag over de kartografie van Kaap Hoorn en het zuidelijk deel van Zuid- Amerika in de zestiende en zeventiende eeuw.
Op 29 januari 1616 voer het schip de Eendracht onder leiding van Jacob Le Maire en Willem Cornelisz Schouten langs Kaap Hoorn. De ontdekking van de zuidpunt van Zuid-Amerika heeft grote invloed gehad op de kaartbeeld van de gehele regio. Ook vóór genoemde reis werden er door onder andere Nederlandse reizen door Straat Magellaan, belangrijke ontdekkingen gedaan die op kaarten ingetekend werden. Om de ontdekking Kaap Hoorn te herdenken, wordt er in het Westfries Museum een tentoonstelling gehouden met kaarten uit het bezit van Hans Kok.
Aanleiding voor de themadag is dan ook de ontdekking van Kaap Hoorn, nu 400 jaar geleden, de tentoonstelling Kaap in Kaart in het Westfries Museum en de publicatie van het met veel kaarten geïllustreerde boek 'De Atlas van Kaap Hoorn'.
  • 13.00: Ontvangst (koffie en thee).
  • 13.30: Aanvang, huishoudelijke mededelingen.
  • 13.45: Diederick Wildeman. De reis van Le Maire en Schouten en de ontdekking van Kaap Hoorn.
  • 14.15: Sjoerd de Meer. Voorbij het eind van de wereld: de cartografie van Kaap Hoorn.
  • 14.45: Maarten Klein. Hoogtepunten uit de 'Atlas van Kaap Hoorn'.
  • 15.15: Hans Kok. Introductie op de tentoonstelling 'Kaap in Kaart' en rondgang door de tentoonstelling.
  • Ca. 15.45-17.00: Borrel.
Venue: Westfries Museum, Roode Steen 1,1621 CV Hoorn
Language: Dutch
Contact: Diederick Wildeman
E-mail: dwildeman@hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl
Time schedule: 13.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: EUR 20.00
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
Annual General Meeting (AGM) open only for Brussels Map Circle active members.
Registration before 1 March 2016 is required.
Registration here.
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium, Mont des Arts | Kunstberg Boulevard de l'Empereur | Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels Raadzaal | Salle du Conseil.
Contact: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 10.30 - 12.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events
Brussels Map Circle event


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The 2016 Brussels Map Circle Map Afternoon (MAPAF) will take place on Saturday 19 March 2016 from 12.30 to 16.30.
The Royal Library is a well known location at walking distance of the Central Station of Brussels and easily accessible by public transport (by train: Central Station Brussels - by metro/tube: Metro station 'Central Station').
You are expected at 12.30 for a convivial drink and sandwich lunch. The MAPAF will end at 16.30.
Map Afternoon at the Brussels Map Circle
Map Afternoon at the Brussels Map Circle
We kindly invite you to bring a map, an atlas, a globe, a cartographic instrument or an interesting book on cartography and to present it and talk about it during the MAPAF. We are equally interested into antique maps as into ordinary or contemporary maps as there is always something interesting, even in the simplest maps or cartographic items.
If you are a newcomer and you would like to know more about an item you will bring along, the members of the Circle will be pleased to study it carefully and share their cartographic knowledge with you.
We kindly draw your attention that on-line registration for the Map Afternoon is required.
An entrance fee of EUR 10.00 (members) - EUR 15.00 (non-members) is to be prepaid on our bank account only: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 - BIC: GKCCBEBB.
Venue: Boardroom (Salle du Conseil/Raadzaal) of the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR), Mont des Arts - Kunstberg, Boulevard de l’Empereur 2 - Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussels
E-mail: info@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 12.30 - 16.30
Entry fee: EUR 10.00 / EUR 15.00
URL: http://www.bimcc.org/events


Schwerte, Deutschland
Venue: Haus Villigst, Iserlohner Str. 25, 58239 Schwerte
Contact: Jürgen Espenhorst


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


Santiago de Chile, Chile
Organisation: Universidad de Chile | Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
El 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (6siahc) se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile los días 19, 20 y 21 de abril de 2016 en las Universidades de Chile y Católica de Chile, dando continuidad a las reuniones organizadas en Buenos Aires (2006), Ciudad de México (2008), São Paulo (2010), Lisboa (2012) y Bogotá (2014). En esta ocasión, se invita a la comunidad académica a discutir en torno al tema “Del mundo al mapa y del mapa al mundo: objetos, escalas e imaginarios del territorio”.
Los mapas y otros objetos cartográficos han sido, a lo largo del tiempo, maneras privilegiadas de vincular experiencias en el territorio, formas de ver y modos de producir y de fijar saberes geográficos. Expresión elocuente de relaciones sociales y de poder, y de la comprensión que personas y colectivos tienen de su entorno inmediato o de espacios distantes, los mapas han sido, asimismo, objetos que actúan en el mundo que representan, propiciando ciertas prácticas sociales, e inhibiendo otras. Siendo imágenes, lo son de un tipo particular; siendo representaciones, dan cuenta de modos específicos de representar – recortar, dar a ver, otorgar significados – para hacer caber lo real en los límites de un papel, un globo o un muro. Siendo una parte de la experiencia del espacio, mantienen con otras prácticas como el desplazamiento, la transformación y el control, vínculos complejos e inesperados.
Venue: Universidades de Chile y Católica de Chile
Contact: Alejandra Vega (coordinadora Comité Organizador Local), Centro de Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades Universidad de Chile Av. Ignacio Carrera Pinto 1025, 2° piso Ñuñoa, Santiago
Telephone: +56 29787139
E-mail: 6siahc@gmail.com
URL: http://6siahc.cl/


Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Organisation: Stedelijke musea - Mercatormuseum
De lezing wordt verzorgd door Marc Buise.
De uit Friesland afkomstige familie Hattinga heeft bijna de hele achttiende eeuw in Staats-Vlaanderen gewoond. Telgen waren predikanten, geneesheren, bestuurders en bovenal kaartenmakers. Willem Tiberius en zijn zonen Anthony en David nemen in de geschiedenis van de Nederlandse cartografie - en die van Staats-Vlaanderen in het bijzonder - een eigen plaats in. Hun cartografische productie was zeer groot en ook zeer divers. Bovendien waren het stuk voor stuk zeer interessante mensen. Marc Buise heeft 35 jaar lang als reserveofficier bij de Koninklijke Marine gevaren. Thans gaat hij, vicevoorzitter van de Oudheidkundige Kring ‘de Vier Ambachten’ van Hulst, volledig op in zijn passie voor historische geografie en natuurhistorie van oostelijk Zeeuws-Vlaanderen en het Land van Waas.
Venue: Stedelijke musea Sint-Niklaas - afdeling Mercatormuseum, Zamanstraat 49, 9100 Sint-Niklaas
Language: Dutch
Telephone: +32 3 778 34 50
E-mail: stedelijke.musea@sint-niklaas.be
Time schedule: 20.00 - 21.30
URL: http://musea.sint-niklaas.be/mercator/activiteiten?cdbid=778[...]


Riga, Latvia
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital announces its 11th Conference of the series Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, to be held in Riga, Latvia, 20–22 April 2016.
The National Library of Latvia hosts the 2016 Commission Conference, which will run jointly with the 20th Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (MAGIC) 'The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change': old maps for new user profiles. MAGIC – the former LIBER Groupe des Cartothécaires – is the major commission partner since 2014.
URL: http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Riga2016/


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: ISHMap in collaboration with the Centro Interuniversitario das Ciencias e da Tecnologia (CIUHCT), University of Lisbon, and the Biblioteca National de Portugal (BNP)
The Third ISHMap symposium will be held on Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th June 2016 at the Auditório BNP, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon.
Local organizer: Thomas Horst (Trustee of ISHMap and Postdoc at the CIUHCT). Representatives of the local partners: Antonio Sanchez Martinez (CIUHCT), João Carlos García (University of Porto and CIUHCT) and Maria Joaquina Esteves Feijão (Curator of the Maps at the National Library of Portugal).
The Scientific committee responsible for the content of the programme is Thomas Horst (Chair), Antti Jakobson (ISHMap trustee, Finland), Júnia Ferreira Furtado (ISHMap trustee, Brazil), Mary Sponberg Pedley (ISHMap member, USA), Petra Svatek (ISHMap trustee, Austria) and Emmanuelle Vagnon (ISHMap trustee, France).
Venue: Auditório BNP, National Library of Portugal, Lisbon
URL: http://ciuhct.org/pt/activity/ishmap-symposium-lisbon-2016


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/


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/


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/